Nicknamed the ‘City of the Seven Hills’, Lisbon is the beating cultural and economic heart of Portugal. Therefore, staying in Lisbon serviced apartments truly means staying one of Western Europe’s most popular cities.
What is it about Lisbon serviced apartments that make them the go-to accommodation option over standard hotel rooms?
To put it simply, the Lisbon luxury serviced apartments make guests feel like they are staying in their very own home away from home. This means been provided with a wide range of amenities and spacious areas that allow visitors to the capital to live freely and independently. Some features guests can expect are; fully equipped kitchens, washing facilities, access to Wi-Fi connection, cleaning services and open dining and living rooms.
Ultimately, these more high-end Lisbon apartments offer an unparalleled level of comfort and security that the rest of the hospitality sector cannot replicate. Being able to somewhere clean, secure and adapted to the way guests want to live is essential and is often prioritised, especially by working corporates. Even top-quality, serviced Lisbon short stay apartments project a homely vibe from the get-go, meaning visitors can feel comfortable the moment they walk through the door.
Lisbon is the coastal capital city of Portugal, with a population of over 500,000 people. However, the locals also share the city with an annual tourist population of around 4.5 million people, which is unsurprising considering the city has previously been named the world’s leading city break destination, one of the world’s third most hospitable city and the ‘coolest’ city in Europe.
A third of the country’s population live in Lisbon which is based at the where the River Tagus, the Iberian Peninsula’s largest river, estuary meets the North Atlantic ocean. This makes Lisbon the most westernmost capital in Europe too. The A1 and A2 roads offer the best ways to get to the city by car because of its national and international connections. Car-less people looking to reach Lisbon by train can via the city’s four railway stations or the Lisbon Metro which supports an underground network that spans four lines across over 50 different stations.
Of course, for overseas travellers looking to reach Lisbon, the best way is via the Lisbon Portela Airport. It is an international airport and is just a twenty minute drive from the city centre. It is the main gateway into the country, serving over thirty million passengers per year. Lisbon luxury serviced apartments can be found within proximity of this airport, perfect for constantly on the move business travellers.
Being the governmental, commercial and financial centre of the country, Lisbon unsurprisingly has a strong economy. Whilst flexible, the Lisbon economy is considerably supported by the tertiary sector. The capital is naturally a hub for multinational companies and levels of average income per capita are the highest in the country. Lisbon also produces almost half of the Portuguese GDP.
Despite a debt crisis beginning in 2010, the city’s economy has since bounced back thanks to its ability to attract investment through a lack of red tape implementation. Now, the city is enjoying a period of economic revival and is deemed to be one of the go-to start-up locations in Europe. This is also helped by the fact that Lisbon continues to rank as of the world’s most ‘liveable cities.
If your future includes living and working in Lisbon, be sure to enquire with us about accommodation options. We have many long term rentals in Lisbon that are ideal for corporates travelling for corporate events in Lisbon, such as the Web Summit, the world’s largest tech event.
As one of the sunniest places in Europe, enjoying over 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, Lisbon is naturally a popular place to visit for tourists. With so much sunshine comes such a great climate too, with is a comfortable heat for the majority of the year. But what is it like to live in Lisbon?
Well, visitors can take encouragement from the fact that Lisbon has one of the best quality of life ratings in Europe. This is supported by the fact that the cost of living in Lisbon is very low compared to other major cities across the continent. Transport, food and drink are all relatively affordable if you are wise with where you spend. For instance, some spots in Lisbon’s city centre can be quite pricey so its best to afford these areas if you are living on a budget.
Other than the many business opportunities in Lisbon there are also lots of active things to do and see too. Perhaps the most popular attraction in Lisbon is the Torre de Belem. An architectural beauty this wonderful tower overlooks the River Tagus and has been a UNESCO Heritage Site since 1983. There are some lovely districts and towns in and around Lisbon worth visiting too. Amongst the most popular include the small Alfama District, which is considered to be the oldest part of the city, and Sintra, a stunning city in the foothills of the beautiful mountains that offer a great view Lisbon .
Ultimately, whether you only have time to enjoy some of the Lisbon restaurants, bars and shops or are free to travel to some of the city’s greater attractions, aparthotels in Lisbon are equipped and furnished to support any length of stay.
Also known as Humberto Delgado Airport, Lisbon Portela is the largest international airport in the country. It is in a great location just under ten kilometres northeast of the city centre and is seen as the main gateway into the city and the country as a whole.
An alternative airport will be the Aeroporto do Montijo which has been under construction for a while now. It is planned to open around 2022, based on the other side of the Ponte Vasco da Gama. Lisbon serviced apartments will always be available near either of these airports to aid business travel to the heart of Lisbon.
The Lisbon Metro was the first metro system to exist in Portugal, opened in 1950. Now the metro network covers almost 30 miles of subway and enables the locals and visitors to the city alike to access all areas of the capital.
There are four metro lines which can each be distinguished by the colours; red, blue, yellow and green. Services run from 6:30 am to 1:00 am across each of these lines and tickets can be bought at any of the 56 different stations.
With the Lisbon Metro being so relied upon, the city is a slightly less railway presence in comparison to other major cities. There are four train stations; Rossio, Cais do Sodre, Santa Apolonia and Estacao do Oriente. Each of these stations is based in the southern region of Lisbon, except Estacao do Oriente which is near the Ponte Vasco da Gama bridge.
Trains run from 5 am to 1 am in Lisbon. There are Lisbon short stay apartments within walking distance of these stations which enable travel to destinations across the city, the country and beyond.
Buses are a popular mode of public transport in Lisbon. The main places to pick up a bus from across Lisbon include Rossio, Cais do sodré, Martim Moniz, Oriente and Apolonia. The most popular bus routes are numbered from 702 to 799.
For just 6.5 Euros you can buy a day ticket that entitles travellers to transport on any bus or metro service. For corporates travelling to and from accommodation Lisbon and the airport, there are three Aerobuses available that run every day.