View from the Room: Casa do Principe, Lisbon

View from the Room: Casa do Principe, Lisbon

Our hotel in Lisbon is is of a similar  style to The Charming House Porto and also in a residential area as we like it. The difference here, as we’re only in the city for two nights and planning to maximise our time, this time, ours is the smallest room in the building.

The welcome and attention to detail is exactly the same though as we are warned against the touristy areas and recommended delightful local restaurants and coffee shops, of which there are plenty on our doorstep. We are based high up and just a few minutes walk from the view down to the city.

The metro is about a ten-minute walk which was no fun at all as it was pouring with rain when we arrived - yes, should have got an Uber - although beautiful in the sunshine when going to the airport 2 days later.

Our compact room had everything we needed and although we thought we’d booked a room with a bath, as is my norm, the shower was fine for a couple of days. I took a little while to get used to the frosted door on the loo in such a small space though! (Turn the TV up loud).

Room (Superior deluxe suite)

Our window looked out to the back and the botanical gardens and was lovely and quiet.

  • Good sized bed

  • Bedside storage on each side

  • Bedside lights on both sides


  • open rail with 10 hangers

  • Unit with 4 good deep drawer

  • Low seat by door

  • Cupboard in bathroom


This is all integrated in our small room with a walk in shower cubicle (detachable shower) behind one door and a toilet behind the other, both of good size. The sink unit is within the room with a view through the window

  • Two branded bath towels along with the two hand towels and bath mat.

  • Pull out wall mounted shaving mirror

  • Toiletries - shower gel, shampoo/conditioner, body lotion and solid hand soap

Food and drink

  • 2 complimentary bottles of water

  • Buffet breakfast

  • Honesty bar in the lounge with miniatures and soft drinks


  • Air con (heat worked perfectly)

  • Hairdryer

  • There is an old-school lift (handy for the cases) but I loved the beautiful swirling staircase.

Service was superb and friendly from the breakfast to reception staff, although we rarely saw anyone. It felt like we were just in our own home. The honesty bar and recommendations were a lovely bonus. The staff took care of our cases on the last day leaving us free to carry on exploring.

A lovely memory of Lisbon.

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View from the Room: The Charming House, Porto

View from the Room: The Charming House, Porto