Baixa House is managed by Jesus-Martin, General Manager.
145 - 275/night
Suitable for 2-7 people

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Baixa House Belém Apartment - Baixa House, in Lisbon, Portugal
— María: “When you come to Baixa House, you are welcomed by us as a friend. We ask our guests what they like, whether it’s food, museums, and so on, and personalize the stay for them.”
Interview By:

— How would you describe Baixa House in a nutshell?

María: “Baixa House is a small boutique hotel in Lisbon, Portugal. It is like a cozy holiday home away from home. What we want to offer people is like being at a friend’s house. It’s not like a touristy apartment, but gives people a feeling that they’re in a home environment, only better, because we bring fresh bread to their door and really take care of their needs. They don’t have to care about anything. They can just relax.

Our staff is invisible, yet visible if the guests need anything. And they are very friendly and helpful, but give the guests their privacy.”
Baixa House Belém Apartment - Baixa House, in Lisbon, Portugal
— Baixa House Belém Apartment

— Would you call Baixa House a small hotel?

María: “We’re not a hotel in the sense that there is nothing standard at Baixa House. We offer more flexibility and privacy. For example, there are many people who can’t eat gluten; we keep that in mind, whereas hotels usually just have the standard fare.

When holiday guests stay a second time with us, we go over their previous paperwork to ensure we offer their preferences in terms of food, care, etc., so their stay is more personal. Also, if anyone needs advice and we aren’t in the office, they can call us anytime. There’s always someone available.

And since all the apartments are self-catering, if you want to organize a dinner with friends, you can cook, but have us clean up.”
Campo Grande Apartment - Baixa House, in Lisbon, Portugal
— Campo Grande Apartment

— What would you say is your philosophy?

María: “It’s about providing individual, personal attention to each guest. We are not a standardized hotel. I once stayed in a hotel which had a horrible painting on the wall that they wouldn’t remove. Every morning, I had to request the olive oil for the bread at breakfast. There was no personal attention; I had to conform to their standards. This is the difference between Baixa House and regular hotels.”
 - Baixa House, in Lisbon, Portugal

— What was your inspiration to open Baixa House?

María: “The owner was going to rent out a few of the apartments in the building to tourists and have permanent renters in the others. I knew the building, it’s very special, so I thought it would be interesting to do a project for the building since most other buildings here have lost their character. The location is very good too and makes you really feel like you’re in Lisbon.”
Baixa House Jerónimos Apartment - Baixa House, in Lisbon, Portugal
— Baixa House Jerónimos Apartment

— Please tell us a bit about the different apartments.

María: “All floors have three apartments each, except the second and the fifth floors, which have two each.

Each apartment has been individually decorated and has its own unique character. I especially like apartment 4B, the Campo Grande. It has the best light in the building. I also like Jeronimos, apartment 2C. I love the furniture in there, and it has beautiful wallpaper in the kitchen.”
Fronteira Apartment - Baixa House, in Lisbon, Portugal
— Fronteira Apartment

— In your opinion, what makes Baixa House so special?

María: “The architecture of Baixa House is very impressive. When I think that that area was rebuilt in 30 years at the end of the 18th century with that quality of construction and the buildings are still there, it’s very special. They were modern designs for that time. I also love the design of the place, and all of the little details, from the flowers to the linen bag for the bread.

Also, when you come to Baixa House, you are welcomed by us as a friend. We ask our guests what they like in terms of visiting the place, whether it’s food, museums, and so on, and personalize the stay for them.”
 - Baixa House, in Lisbon, Portugal
 
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