We would like to thank you very much for the great cohesion and your solidarity shown. We couldn't ask for better guests!
Stay healthy and stay true to us!
Yours Céu and Witold da Silva Zacharias
How everything started in Lisbon...
1991 marks the beginning of a very happy Portuguese-German relationship that started in Berlin during our three-year training to become travel agents. After successfully completing the training, we spent several years gaining valuable experience at specialist travel agencies in Berlin and Lisbon. Eight years later, we took one of our Lisbon friends up on his offer to buy his apartment in Lapa. Having renovated as well as having carefully decorated and furnished the apartment, we regularly spent the winter months in Lisbon with our young daughter. During this time, we developed a keen interest in historic building features, design objects and the restoration of antiques.
Many friends and guests visited our apartment, which prompted us to consider expanding. In 2005, we were able to buy a house in the old town district of São Vicente / Alfama from our former pharmacist Senhor Pereira who had recently retired. Once again, we put a lot of effort into renovating and furnishing four new apartments over a period of two years.
This became a tremendous success giving us the opportunity to turn what we love into a profitable business. We have been offering our lovingly restored and furnished apartments to our guests since January 2007 – with excellent feedback. Our highly-motivated team based in Berlin and Lisbon is committed to giving you the best holiday experience possible. All our apartments are carefully selected. New apartments are only accepted onto our website if everything meets all of our requirements. All photos are taken and descriptions are written exclusively by us. From our first vision up until today, our business has come a long way and we are proud to say that, as of 2019, as many as 20 Portuguese families can live from it. We believe this is the epitome of sustainable and fair tourism.
We are looking forward to offering you beautiful and carefully-selected new apartments in Lisbon in 2020. Using our vast experience, we furnish and decorate the majority of the apartment ourselves. We thoroughly enjoy working closely with the apartment owners, many of whom have become our friends. We are passionate about providing our guests the pleasure of discovering this fascinating city by staying in one of our Lisbon-Holiday-Apartments.
Lisbon-Holiday-Apartments recommended by:
26.02.12 + 06.01.13 20.15h Presentation of Lisbon-Holiday-Apartments at
German TV channel WDR for Travel Show "Wunderschön!"
Media reviews on Lisbon-Holiday-Apartments:
2020 - Video shoot of the Cologne agency Offenblende in our 008 Santa Engracia Apartment
2019 - "The Feinschmecker" September 2019 - magazine 9, page 34, German Gourmet Guide publish in their summer edition a guide to Lisbons hip restaurant scene and recommend Lisbon-Holiday-Apartments for accommodation
2019 - The swiss couple Ingrid + Ulrich Hochreutener are writing a new city guide about Lisbon (reitext.ch)
2019 - Journal report at famous German lifestyle magazine "Der Feinschmecker"
2019 - Tripadvisor honor us with "Certificate of Excellence" No.36 from 1001 accommodations
2019 - Our kind guest Holger Ehling published a new book. Inspired
by his regular stays in our apartments: Lissabon - "Begegnungen in der Stadt des Lichts".
2019 - Stefan Loose Travelbook Portugal-Lissabon
2018 - We welcome 3 new colleagues in the team: Ana, Paula and Rudolfo
2018 - Lissabon & Costa de Lisboa / Johannes Beck / page: 104 / Travel Guide MM
2017 - Travel Guide German ADAC - Lisbon 2017 TOP TIPP: 1.Lisbon-Holiday-Apartments
2017 - "Die Welt" Lisbon travel report with link to Lisbon-Holiday-Apartments 26.11.2017
2016 - Membership at AHRESP + Alojamento Local
2016 - Michael Müller publisher Lissabon / 2015-2016
2015 - Classification to the official seal of quality AL - Alojamento Local / certified
2015 - ADAC Travel Guide - Lissabon 2015/2016
2014 - Travel Guide "Go" Lisbon with a panoramic photo of our 0112 Alfama I apartment
2014 - Dumont Travel Guide - Lisbon 2014 Link and recommendation for LHA
2014 - Travel Guide from Michael Müller - Lisbon 2014
2013 - TVI-24 Portuguese TV Channel report with interview shown on TV-24 in February 13
2013 - MM - City Lisbon 2013 exclusive publication at Germanys No.1 Travel Guide
2013 - Recommendation for Lissabon-Altstadt at Swiss Journal "Cooperazione" 20.02.13
2013 - Replay of the WDR TV documentary "Wunderschön-Lissabon" at 20.15h, 06th January
2012 - Realisation with a complete TV team from WDR at two apartments in February
2012 - Tripadvisor recommendation for Lapa I apartment by Lisbon-Holiday-Apartments
2007 - 2012 Portugalforum.de Recommendations
2012 - City Guide Lissabon Reise Know-How Verlag Peter Rump GmbH
2011 - ARD First German TV channel inquiry for a documentary
2011 - 2011 - German TV Inquiry for ZDF report "Wirtschaftswunder" in September
2011 - ADAC Travel guide Lissabon
2010 - Lonely Planet
2010 - Trip Advisor May
2010 - MM city Lisbon 2010 Michael Müller / travel guide
2009 - Brigitte / german live style journal 2009
2008 - Frankfurter Rundschau / german newspaper 04.07.08
2008 - Die Presse 04.07.08 / austrian newspaper
2008 - Urlaub perfekt / German livestyle journal