Another journey to the city of light, Lisbon! Always fun with great weather,great food ,great people....
And when we are making our accommodation plans, We just say and stay with Zuza and know it's going to be as close to perfection as you can get. No worries , just arrive and you will be greeted by the very capable hands of Luis and his Zuza team.Throughout your stay you are taken care of with genuine smiles and caring.Its what sets Zuzabed apart from other places we've stayed in the world.
We wanted to be in the thick of the action for the famous June festas so we looked no further than the Bairro Alto apartment. Bairro Alto is a fascinating area with lots of old cobbled streets,lanterns that light your way at night which is so romantic and charming.
What is appealing is having no stairs for those with creaky knees and being housed in an authentic styled apartment with real people ,a local Portuguese neighborhood. Talk about instant immersion....we were part of all the little tables and chairs lined up with grills cooking sardines , the intense smells of homemade cooking in the street,colorful streamers decorating the narrow alleyways , music and oh what fun loaded with people singing,dancing , socializing. Suddenly we were the new kids on the block and partopart of a block party.
.Nevertheless the location is so central, so close to restaurants, shops,grocery and of course the attractions and sights.No need for a car or a bus,just walk and it's a tour in itself to try different routes in this picturesque district.
The apartment is on a ground floor and houses a living room with pull out sofa,a dining area off of the kitchen, washer, bedroom down the hallway and a very cute little personal patio with table and chairs and yes a clothesline!.Wow what atmosphere and a deeply rooted tradition, looking up into a sky of all the Portuguese clothesline and buildings!! You get all the flavors of life and it's rhythmn here.Comfy bed and little window to watch passerbys or to shut for privacy. I especially love the front door that can be half open if you like .We enjoyed listening to the cadence of the Portuguese language and other languages too.
Zuza has the fridge stocked to get you started so it's great not having to schlep off to a grocer immediately. Housekeeping is always available and kept everything tidy and clean during our stay with plenty of towels.
One of our highlights whenever we stay is meeting up with Luis and his team to chat and gather more information about the city and Portugal as a whole.We live to spend our days on day trips or ongoing exhibitions,events etc. The staff are a wealth of information and better than any guide book you can buy.Theres the trusty Zuza App if we get lost.
Additionally, Ana, Diego and Luis share lots of great places you'd never find on your own.The hospitality is just outstanding and nothing is ever a bother.Its always comforting to know you aren't alone in the big city.
Even when it's time to leave,one of the team members will schedule a taxi for you or help with other forms of transport.Service with a smile!!!
It's always a pleasure to stay with Zuzabed and to write another beaming review that is so well deserved. Hats off to Luis and his team for being consistently reliable,accommodating and friendly. We believe Zuzabed offers the very best hospitality one can want. We consider it our home away from home and can't imagine staying anywhere else in Lisbon.We look forward to a future stay at one of the many Zuzas because we already know,it'll be special.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you're looking for a genuine and welcoming Portuguese way of living don't look any furhter. At ZUZA we proudly love to show our city and to help make you feel at home is indeed our goal. Anyway, this is not an hotel, ok! :) This is a B&B for relaxed people that consider comfort and prime location together with a local home service and company the most important thing to have when on holidays. While here you'll find the rest of the small luxuries we have for you. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Zuzabed & Breakfast b&b, Suites And Apartments Hotel Lisbon
- Zuzabed & Breakfast Bed And Breakfast, Suites And Apartments