Martinhal Lisbon Chiado – Household Flats –

TLE Chrystal and household not too long ago loved their first go to to the charismatic metropolis of Lisbon the place they had been invited to remain at Martinhal Lisbon Chiado – Household Flats.  The flats are a great base for a household pleasant metropolis break. Learn on to find extra.

Background & Idea

The Martinhal title has turn out to be synonymous with luxurious household holidays since its conception over 10 years in the past. There are 4 properties (at present) within the Martinhal portfolio positioned throughout Portugal, and whether or not it’s certainly one of their seashore resorts or a metropolis centre residence during which you select to remain every institution has clearly been designed with households in thoughts. 

Considered one of our favorite quotes from our current interview with co-founder, Chitra-Stern, is that the workforce at Martinhal try to make sure that ‘mother and father can benefit from the froth on their cappuccino’ and after our current keep on the Martinhal Lisbon Chiado Household Flats we perceive how this promise is delivered to every visitor. Learn on to find extra.  


Lisbon is an expansive metropolis with many neighbourhood nooks and locations of curiosity to discover, and the Martinhal Chiado flats are (in our opinion!) beautifully positioned on the boundaries of Bairro Alto and Chiado, presenting visitors with an eclectic mixture of sights and sounds proper on their doorstep. 

Chiado is thought for its boutique buying scene, historic landmarks and a number of theatres and museums while Bairro Alto has a extra bohemian vibe with cobbled streets, quirky bars, conventional eating places and nice vantage factors. 

As first-timers to Lisbon, we’d not absolutely anticipated its dimension or hilliness – we now perceive why it’s referred to as town of Seven hills! Nevertheless, we shortly turned accustomed to navigating the steep streets and found routes again to the conveniently positioned residence, with slightly one in tow, which meant shoulder carries might be prevented. In case you are travelling with little ones or pushchairs then taxis are comparatively cheap and there are many enjoyable TukTuk adventures and tram rides to take pleasure in. The flats are additionally inside strolling distance of a metro station, prepare and ferry station too must you want to discover extra of the encircling areas and the educated concierge workforce are all the time readily available to advise and assist organize the perfect technique of getting across the metropolis. 

The flats are inside straightforward strolling distance of many sights together with Time Out Meals Market.

Rooms and Suites

There are 37 flats at Martinhal Chiado, starting from a deluxe studio at approx. 31sqm which is right for 2 adults and a child, by way of to a two-bedroom deluxe at over 78sqm which accommodates as much as two adults and 4 youngsters. Throughout our keep, we made a one-bedroom suite our house. This was approx. 71 sqm and comprised a double bed room, a really cool sleeping space with bunk beds, a spacious grasp toilet and a single WC together with a sizeable lounge and kitchenette. The décor was shiny and created a home-from-home ambiance. 

It actually is clear that every one the little touches have been given large consideration and reinforce the ethos of constructing a vacation as straightforward and as snug as attainable for households. For instance; slightly step to succeed in the sink within the toilet, a child-friendly rest room seat, non-slip tub mats, milk within the fridge upon arrival, kiddies coat hangers and a cool BMW Isetta automotive to entertain the little ones within the Bar 1855  The air-con within the residence had been set to the proper temperature for our arrival and the strong wood window shutters saved any exterior noise and undesirable daylight to an absolute minimal. 

The kitchenette hosted a eating desk which might comfortably seat 4, and the cooking utensils, crockery and white items (together with a dishwasher and washer with washing tablets too) had been first-class. Not that we used any however ought to we’d wished to cook dinner up a storm we had the whole lot we wanted to take action. There was additionally a Nespresso espresso machine with a collection of welcome capsules for the all-important caffeine kick. 

As normal visitors obtain a welcome pack which incorporates; a bottle of water, a bottle of milk, chocolate milk shake and a collection of seasonal recent fruit. 

The Martinhal Lisbon Chiado Household Flats is about throughout two buildings which underwent an intensive refurbishment and had been merged into one when Martinhal acquired the positioning, as such entry to a number of the flats is completed by way of two totally different lifts or in the event you’d desire (and relying on which ground you’re positioned) a brief stroll up the gorgeous staircase! 

Meals & Drink

Breakfast is served within the resort’s Bar 1855, the place a collection of youngster and adult-friendly cereals, recent fruit, bread, home made desserts and pastries together with a collection of jams and honey (dripping straight from the honeycomb – which I couldn’t get sufficient of!) was served. Company might additionally select from a easy sizzling breakfast too. 

To make life even simpler, there’s additionally the choice to pre-order breakfast and have it delivered to your room, we did this the primary morning of our keep and we had been tremendous impressed with the standard and amount. And will your departure time be at an unsociable hour, the workforce will organize for a easy breakfast in a field to be delivered to your room or acquire it at take a look at so you possibly can eat it on the go. 

Bar 1855 (named after the yr during which the unique constructing was constructed) additionally serves gentle lunches reminiscent of tapas, pinchos and pizza together with each day specials. We didn’t dine right here, but it surely appeared a well-liked selection with different resort visitors. We did, nevertheless, take pleasure in a gin-based cocktail on a few events, the ambiance was so relaxed and child-friendly that it was the popular selection for a nightcap with our little boy, the novelty of the BMW Isetta was undoubtedly an attraction! 

A youngsters’s menu together with a devoted meal time for these youngsters staying on the child’s membership can also be supplied. We didn’t benefit from the service 


These flats are designed for dwelling, and as talked about above, all of the services inside every residence are rigorously thought-about so {that a} household can have all they want at their fingertips to take pleasure in an actual ‘home-from-home’ expertise. Along with these exceptionally well-done fundamentals, one of many principal sights is the onsite children membership and childcare services. This shiny, spacious and enjoyable membership occupies the bottom ground and is about throughout two rooms with an array of free-play actions, together with a mini climbing wall and cinema display screen together with varied scheduled actions and workshops all through the day and as Lisbon is a metropolis that comes alive at night time, Martinhal’s child’s membership is open till 10pm with a disco and/or cinema exhibiting for the little ones to take pleasure in. There may be additionally an prolonged hours babysitting service and a child concierge service so in the event you don’t need to convey your personal bottle sterilisers, child gates and potties with you, merely request from the concierge. 

We didn’t make use of the child’s membership, nevertheless, throughout our keep we seen that the youngsters on the membership different in age from infants by way of to approx. 6/7 years outdated and the mother and father we spoke to spoke extremely of the membership. 

Ultimate Ideas 

Martinhal Lisbon Chiado was an exquisite base, in an ideal location with the whole lot a household would wish for an ideal metropolis break. I believe my subsequent go to to Lisbon could be an adult-only one to essentially benefit from the nightlife and meals scene but when it was with a toddler I’d extremely advocate this as a spot to name house. 

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