I’m back in Berlin and cannot wait to show you all the photos of our Portugal holidays. I’ll begin with an absolute highlight: The Boutique Hotel Casa Balthazar, where we stayed in Lisbon. As I already mentioned in my weekly review, I have never been more in love with a hotel like this one. From the first to the last second, everything was just perfect and we enjoyed a wonderful and memorable time. In my last hotel reviews, I told you that I like it when hotels have some kind of history. Just like the Casa Balthazar, that is family-owned since 1882. The owner is no other than the founder of the most famous and oldest patisserie in Lisbon: the Confiteira Nacional.
Since the Casa Balthazar has only 11 rooms, the atmosphere is very cozy and private. I totally loved the ambiance there. We had the chance to stay in a beautiful terrace room with a private Jacuzzi and a view over historic Lisbon. The room is equipped with a spacious bathroom, a small kitchenette, a music station, coffee maker, TV, a small seating area and a very comfortable bed. The gigantic terrace offers a spectacular view of the Rossio Castle and the Old town of Lisbon. In addition to the private Jacuzzi, the terrace has also two sun beds and a breakfast table.
The design of the room is clear, elegant but still cozy and homely. I really enjoyed,that it doesn’t have much in common with a normal hotel room at all. Although the Casa Balthazar is located in the center of Lisbon, it is remarkably peaceful and quiet. On our first day, we enjoyed the privacy on the beautiful terrace. After dinner downtown, we went back to the hotel and enjoyed the Honesty Bar in the hotel, had a gin tonic and relaxed in the lovely decorated garden of the house.
Other than in most hotels, there is no breakfast room in the Casa Balthazar. Breakfast can be ordered the day before at the reception and will be delivered the next morning to your room. We had ours on the terrace and watched the sun rise above the rooftops of Lisbon. What a great memory! The breakfast comes directly from the Confeiteria Nacional and offers the most delicious croissants and Pastels de Nata that you can imagine.
After our delicious breakfast, we broke up to do a little sightseeing in the city. Due to the central location, the connection is optimal. The surrounding of the hotel is full of restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops. The Metro station Rossio is just a 3-minute walk away. The ideal location for a relaxing city trip to Lisbon and surely one of the most romantic places I’ve ever been.
Rua do Duque, 26
Lisboa, 1200 – 159
*Thanks a lot for the stay dear Casa Balthazar Team!