Practical information

You can find the answers to most practical questions on this page, but don’t hesitate to email or call us with specific queries.


Checking in

Check-in is at 4 PM. We’ll welcome you and show you around Casa René. If you arrive before your apartment is ready, you can leave your luggage with us and do a little exploring around the building and the garden or in the neighbourhood.

Checking out

Check-out is at 11 AM. We ask to please vacate the apartment by 11 AM at the latest, to give us the time to prepare it for the next guests. If your flight departs later, you can leave your luggage with us and enjoy your last day in our garden or in the area. You are free to use the shower in our garden so that you can start your trip home feeling refreshed.


Both bathroom towels and towels for use at the pool or beach are provided for our guests.

Shower supplies

You can find shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, and shower caps in every bathroom.


There is one hair dryer in every apartment.

Sweater or jacket

Even on very hot days temperatures can drop sharply in the evening. This makes for a comfortable temperature to sleep in, but it’s best to bring a sweater so you can enjoy the terraces for a bit longer at night.

The right shoes

Though the mosaic tiles that line the streets here are beautiful, they can get very slippery after a rain shower. Walking in stiletto heels is a bit of a challenge here as well.

Trained calves

They don’t call Lisbon ‘the city of seven hills’ for nothing. A walk around the city involves quite a lot of steep climbs and downward slopes, which you’ll feel in your legs at the end of the day. The big advantage of these hills are the beautiful views you have from almost anywhere in the city.

Casa René has several small supermarkets nearby, as well as a pharmacy, Portuguese specialty shops, a souvenir shop, several butchers, and more. A 15-minute drive takes you to the Almada Forum, one of the biggest shopping malls in Portugal.


Many large airports offer flights to Lisbon several times a day.

Lots of airlines have connections to Lisbon:

The rule is: the earlier you book, the cheaper your ticket. However, airlines occasionally have interesting promotions that might be worth keeping track of.


At the airport you can take a taxi that will take you straight to Cacilhas (around 25 to 35 euros).

Taxi + Boat

You can take a taxi from the airport to Cais do Sodré (Barcos) (around 10 to 15 euros). Then take the boat to Cacilhas (1,25 euros per person for the crossing and a one-off 50 cents for the reusable card).

Metro + Boat

The metro that stops at the airport goes to Cais do Sodré (Barcos) with one transfer: take the red line up to Alameda and then change to the green line to Cais do Sodré. A one-way ticket is 1,5 euros per person. Then take the boat to Cacilhas (1,25 euros per person for the crossing and a one-off 50 cents for the reusable card).

Private transfer

Casa René will offer private transportation from and to the airport in the near future.

The Lisbon metro is punctual and has a good coverage of the city. There are 4 lines that run across Lisbon and that are well connected to other modes of transport, such as the ferry boats to Cacilhas, Montijo and Seixal, and the train stations to Sintra and Cascais.
You can find more information and a route planner here.

Taxis in Portugal are considerably cheaper than in most European countries, especially for groups of four. The driver charges an extra 1,60 euros for luggage (when you place something in the trunk) and crossing the bridge also costs an extra 1,80 euros in toll. This amount is added to the final amount on the meter upon arrival.

Some prices:
  • From Casa René to the Costa da Caparica beach: between 10 and 15 euros.
  • From Cais do Sodré to the airport: between 10 and 15 euros.
  • From the centre of Lisbon to Casa René: between 15 and 20 euros.

Uber is well distributed in Lisbon and its surroundings, and has the advantage that drivers don’t charge extra for luggage in the trunk. Just download the Uber app and register first. Note: during peak hours an Uber ride is often a bit more expensive.