Most striking feature:

Baixa House felt like home immediately. I started making a map of my own apartment to try to see what I can do in my home to get the same atmosphere. Talking about an inspiring place, right? Sometimes a place doesn’t feel like a hotel, but as your own apartment you never want to leave again. Baixa House gave me the same feeling. Maria, the concept designer, told me that every apartment (12 of them) started with a carpet from the Alentejo region. Out of the color combination of that carpet they started decorating the apartments. If there were red accents in the carpets there was also a red pillow for example. The apartments have a simple decoration but don’t let that mislead you in thinking it’s easy to decorate a place that way. Maria told me they, the team who worked on creating Baixa House, spend ages on flea markets around Europe to collect the chairs, vases, wallpaper etc. And they made the apartments into the places with a lot of light, details of the past and overal provided with all the things you need when you’re away (wifi, enough power points, a hair dryer, a coffee machine and even fresh flowers). My apartment, Jerónimos (all the apartments are named after parks in Lisbon), had a living room, a kitchen, a bathroom and a bedroom. And then the location? Couldn’t be better. Right in the middle of Lisbon. Close to the Museum of Design and Fashion, shops and restaurants. And the good thing is: because every apartment is different you could stay here time after time and will be inspired every time you’ll be there!

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My trip was sponsored by Transavia.

Transavia flies several times a week from Amsterdam Schiphol to Porto and Lisbon, check their website for the best tickets. 

Copyright pictures: – made with my Canon EOS M


  • Saskia

    20.06.2013 at 11:13 Reply

    Zo fijn al jouw tips voor Lissabon! Die staat bij ons namelijk in de planning! 🙂

  • petitepassport

    20.06.2013 at 16:13 Reply

    Wat goed om te horen zeg! Heel veel plezier alvast! Groetjes, Pauline

  • Matty

    20.06.2013 at 21:37 Reply

    Dank voor deze fantastische tip! Wat een heerlijk appartement, helemaal met een kindje van bijna 2 is het perfect! We zijn toch iets vaker ‘thuis’ en dat is hier een feestje 🙂

    • Pauline Egge

      20.06.2013 at 11:14 Reply

      Hi Matty, wat leuk om te horen zeg! Ik zou ook zo graag weer terug willen. Vond het net als jij zo’n fijne plek! En goed om te weten dat je er ook je kindje van 2 mee naar toe kan nemen. Kunnen andere lezers ook weer wat aan hebben. Dank! 🙂

      Liefs, Pauline

  • Diksha

    20.06.2013 at 08:05 Reply

    Was there an elevator in the building?

    • Pauline Egge

      20.06.2013 at 09:17 Reply

      Hi Diksha, thanks for your comment! I can’t remember if there was an elevator. I think it’s best to ask the hotel itself. Have a great time in Lisbon! Best wishes, Pauline

  • Lotte van der Wildt

    20.06.2013 at 19:31 Reply

    Yes, there’s a (small) elevator in the building. We’re here now, in Jan 2017, and it’s still exaclty hoe Pauline described it. It’s the perfect place to stay!

    • Pauline Egge

      20.06.2013 at 09:29 Reply

      Good to know Lotte. Thanks so much! I hope you’ve had a wonderful time in Lisbon!

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