It's hard to talk about The Wicker Bloom without mentioning the lovely Henrique and Pedro, whose attention to detail really shows in this home. The soulful Alfama residence has an aura of regality, but without the pretence – The Wicker Bloom feels like it's made for laughter and socialising, but if you want to curl up with a book, the huge windows will make sure you have great light regardless of the weather. Both São Jorge Castle and Sé Cathedral are within walking distance, so you'll have plenty of sights to explore nearby as well.
* Three guests can stay in this home, but one of you will need to sleep on the futon in the living room
* Access to this home is difficult because of the narrow streets in Alfama
* There is no elevator to this second-floor home – those with limited mobility or heavy suitcases beware