With its view worthy of a miradouro, Casa Balthazar is part of Lisbon’s history. There are 17 rooms and suites, three of which have a jacuzzi on the balcony to better appreciate the panoramic city view. This hotel owes its name to Balthazar Roiz Castanheiro, founder of the famous Confeitaria Nacional bakery. It was set up here in 1882 and still belongs to the family today. For years, this was their main home, as well as the Confeitaria’s “factory”: from there came out the famous bolo-rei and many other specialities, such as custard tarts. Where the factory used to be is now the restaurant. Breakfast can be had next door at the bakery, of course, and room service is available.
Time Out tip: Eat “the city’s best seafood rice” (€13.50-25), according to our critics, at Uma (Rua dos Sapateiros, 177). Don’t be put off by the “Awarded best seafood rice in a competition” written on the menu, it’s not worth checking the award or wondering if this is just boastful talk to convince the tourists. The fact is that this dish has a reputation.
|Venue name:||Casa Balthazar|
Rua do Duque, 26
|Price:||€180.00 to €320.00 per night|