This charming home is nestled right in the heart of downtown Lagos, just a couple blocks away from the plaza called Praca De Gil Eanes. The streets in downtown Lagos are windy and crooked so it was a little difficult for me to find the place at first. However, I seem to have this problem in any old European town for some reason.
Once I finally found it, I realized how centrally located it is to everything. It literally is in the heart of downtown where bars/restaurants/shops are abundant. I rang the doorbell and headed up the stairs to be greeted by Julia and her neice in a warm, bright, and cozy kitchen. They were cooking up a storm for Julia's sister's birthday party for the evening and the house smelled delicious! There is nothing more welcoming to walking into a aromatic kitchen with pigs in a blanket in the oven!
Next, we were shown to our room which was located upstairs through a really quirky spiral staircase (only a couple feet wide). The room was spacious and the bathroom was impeccable and clean. The shower was the nicest one that I had used in all of my different hotels/hostels in Portugal. There was even a cute little private deck/terrace area that we had access to that got decent views of the sunset in the evening.
The house has a bunch of rooms that are all unique in their own way. It was definitely a warm and wonderful experience and I recommend this place highly to all travelers making their way to Lagos. You will not be dissappointed!