Max guests: 16

Bedrooms: 8

Bathrooms: 9


Double: 6

Double (or twin): 2

Single: 2

Sofabed (double): 1

Sofabed (single): 1


Location: Lapa/Estrela/Rato, 

Metro: Rato
15 min walk

Street: Tv Pinheiro, 1200, Lisboa

Level: (with lift)

Nearby: Basilica da Estrela

Prices from

1 guest: 60.00 euro/night

2 guests: 60.00 euro/night

Minimum nights: 3

Max guests: 16

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Welcome to Francisco's incredible family home - your Bed & Breakfast Guesthouse in Lisboa. If you are looking for a place where you will feel at home, this is the place for you. With a stunning view over both Lisbon and the Tejo river,  B&B Francisco is located in Estrela, two minutes away from Basílica da Estrela and the world famous 28 elétrico. This very central location makes it perfect for tourism: for those who like to walk, there are multiple points of interest around; for those who don't, taxis, buses and subway, besides the eléctrico, can be found nearby. Dozens of restaurants for every taste, including fado houses, also abound nearby.

This home was built by Francisco's grandfather when he was just 32 years old to house his family of eight. A regular building in an anonymous street, nothing gives away the fact that on top there is a 9-bedroom, 640sqm, three-storey house with one of the most stunning views over Lisboa you will find anywhere. Francisco's family have lived here for almost 50 years. Now it is open to anyone who wishes to experience Lisboa from a beautiful family-orientated home and environment.

About the rooms

Our Guesthouse has one suite, five rooms with in-room bathrooms and two more rooms with their respective private bathrooms across the corridor. All rooms have air conditioning.

Every room is named after the original designations we had for each one (playroom, library, dressing room etc). All the rooms are different and naturally they will appeal differently to different persons. Because of this, Petite B&Bs will be glad to help you choose the right room for you if you are having doubts.

The room prices include breakfast, free wi-fi and daily housekeeping.

VAT included. Municipal Tourist tax not included, payable at check-in (1.00 € / person per night)

If you find you need anything extra, or have some special requests, please do tell. Our guesthouse aims to be more of a home than a hotel and having only 9 rooms allows Francisco and his team the ability to give individual attention.

The rooftop terrace is an incredible feature of this home. Available for guests to enjoy anytime with an 'honesty bar' couches, sunchairs and tables and all the main monuments and buildings of Lisboa can actually be seen from up there such as:

  1.   Castelo de S. Jorge
  2. Miradouro and Igreja da Graça
  3. Jardim do Principe Real
  4. Assembleia da República
  5. Igreja de Santa Catarina
  6. Basilica da Estrela
  7. Castelo de Palmela
  8. Serra da Arrábida
  9. Cristo-Rei
  10. Cacilhas
  11. Sé de Lisboa

 A message from Francisco about the history of the house:

"In 1957 my grandfather, Eduardo Cansado Carvalho, was looking to build a house for his growing family. He already had 4 children but was very likely to have a few more and therefore needed more space. At 34 years-old and doing very well for himself, he could afford to think about something special but, being who he was, acquiring something off the market just wouldn’t do. Always on the lookout for the ultimate bargain, my grandmother pointed out this piece of land in the aristocratic Lapa district, next to her aunt’s house; highly unimpressive at first view, just some land with a shed on it, for my grandfather’s sharp eye it was perfect.

Construction of the building began in 1958 and, under my grandfather’s technical supervision, by mid 59 it was done. On top, a 640sqm triplex apartment with river views from every single window and a stunning terrace as the perfect family home. The rest is of history.

My 2 youngest uncles were born here, my eldest aunt got married here as well. My baptism party was here on the 3rd of November 1980, and so were many of my cousins and brothers. We could not possibly count how many parties were thrown here but my other aunt still regrets that the late Sir Roger Moore ended up not showing up to one in the early 80’s.

I will be glad to tell you some other stories over breakfast in the morning, or perhaps over a glass of wine on the terrace. There is certainly no better way to finish a long day wondering around our beautiful city"


  • Booking Service fee is required to secure this B&B via secure online payment using credit card or Paypal. Simply enter your dates and click REQUEST to BOOK to secure. Note: This is one of our homes  only available to book via email; for guests who are happy to wait for personalized service and care. Please email us directly with your travel dates and we will navigate you through the very swift, secure and easy booking process. Once deposit is sent the room is immediately secured and a booking confirmation email will be sent.
  • Our B&B owner requests as part of the secure booking guest Credit Card detals for authorisation (but will not be charged). After booking fee is paid Petite B&Bs will request this from the guest.
  • On arrival at your apartment the remaining balance is due in euro cash or credit card to your B&B owner


  • Cleaning fee
  • Wifi
  • Breakfasts
  • Towels and linens


  • 1euro per person per night for city tax to be paid at arrival in addition to your balance amount due on arrival.

Check in and Check out:

  • Your B&B owner Francisco or his representative will welcome you at the apartment.
  • Check-in time is generally after 2PM. Guests may have earlier access if they request it prior to arrival, if there are no prior guests and cleaning has been completed.
  • Arrival and deposit of your bags is possible anytime if you let your host know in advance.
  • Check-out by 12PM


  • General
  • Wifi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan
  • Heating
  • Lift or Ground floor
  • Digicode
  • Non-smoking
  • Private Entry
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • With a View
  • Baby friendly
  • Babybed (x1)
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Towels/Linens
  • Iron
  • Bathroom
  • Private Bathroom
  • Ensuite
  • Shared Bathroom
  • Bathtub (with shower)
  • Shower (walk-in)
  • W/C
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries
  • Bedroom
  • Clothes Hanger
  • TWIN Beds
  • Luggage Rack
  • Shelves storage
  • Bedroom Balcony
  • Wardrobe/Closet
  • Minibar
  • Tea/coffee Making
  • Bedroom Desk
  • Bedroom TV
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen Use
  • Coffee Machine
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Living
  • Private Lounge
  • Shared Lounge
  • Sofabed
  • Desk
  • Host Languages
  • English Speaking
  • French speaking
  • Spanish speaking
  • Italian speaking
  • Portuguese speaking
  • German speaking
  • Dutch speaking
  • Japanese speaking
  • Korean speaking
  • Chinese speaking
  • Media & Technology
  • Computer/Laptop
  • TV
  • Cable
  • Radio
  • Phone - local calls
  • Free overseas calls
  • Printer
  • General Services
  • Airport transfer - $
  • Breakfast Delivery
  • FREE laundry service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Box
  • FREE Parking on-site
  • Cleaning INCLUDED
  • Cleaning - $
  • 24hr assistance
  • 24hr tea/coffee
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry - $
  • Parking - $
  • Car Hire - $
  • Breakfast INCLUDED
  • Breakfast delivery (1st morning only)
  • Specialty Services
  • Language lessons
  • Friendly conversations (English)
  • Guide/Tour by Car
  • Wine on Arrival
  • Flowers and/or wine at arrival
  • Platters with wine or champagne
  • Home cooked meals
  • Cooking lessons
  • Guided walks
  • Art lessons
  • Gourmet Tour


About the Neighbourhood


B&B Francisco is located in Estrela, a very upscale historic and prestigious part of Lisbon, known as the 'rich' area where many historic palaces and buildings adorn the cobblestone streets. Two minutes away from the Basilica da Estrela the incredible iconic church where multiple trams take you downtown easily in 15mins. The Jardim de Estrela is a glorious manicured green space, a park with cafe kiosks to enjoy refreshing drinks or coffee, a pond, and places to sit and enjoy. Withn 10 mins you can reach many other attractions in Lisbon too such as the Museu Nacional de Art Antiga (National Museum of Antique Art) with its lovely Jazz cafe next door overlooking the river and the Museu de Marionnet (Museum of Puppetry). Multiple services, including numerous restaurants for every taste, can be found on the streets nearby the B&B for lunch or evening meals. Or again, trams at the door can take you to town easily in 10-15mins. This is a perfect place to stay if you want to experience authentic residential tranquil neighbourhood with its own bustling village life and amazing historic architecture, yet still be close to the action of the commercial centre. 

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