Situated in a residential area chosen by many Ambassadors World wide, this
elegant hotel is on a hill overlooking the river Tagus with tranquil
gardens, dotted with ornamental fountains and streams.
Decorated in a traditional Portuguese style, it features marble stucco,
carved wood and richly patterned ‘azulejos’ tiles. An additional bonus
is that the hotel has an outdoor and heated indoor swimming pool and
health club facilities.
This magnificent 19th Century Palace, set in a quiet residential area with
views over the river Tagus, has been restored to its former glory - the
public rooms and main suites are absolutely stunning! Two modern wings,
architecturally in keeping, provide 197 standard and executive rooms and
together with the palace enclose spacious gardens featuring a restored
Indoor and outdoor pools, gym and garage are provided.
Amazingly quiet in-spite of its position on the main avenue in Lisbon, the
Tivoli has an aura of the thirties with art-deco type furnishings. It is a
trivial walk to the shops and restaurants of downtown Lisbon, and we were
also surprised to find a swimming pool complex and tennis court right in
the heart of Lisbon. Ideal for weekend incentive groups or city break
This well known and long established hotel is found in downtown Lisbon
opposite Restauradores Square with quick access to the underground, bus
and tram services of the city (including the train service to Sintra). The
hotel was recently renovated and we are pleased to note that they have
maintained the classic style steeped in elegance and tradition.
This old aristocratic town house in the old part of the city offers quite
characterful rooms and pleasantly furnished public rooms with the option
of having breakfast outside on the patio. A new addition is the quaint
library bar on the top floor as well as a balcony with views of the river
An opportunity to appreciate Lisbon in a house which remains much as it
would have been in the 18th century.
Situated near to "Saldanha" and "Marques de Pombal"
Squares, this hotel is located in the centre of Lisbon in an area which is
active by day but turns into a peaceful location at night. The Coffee Shop
in the hotel offers comfortable surroundings and good food and is very
popular with the local residents (always a good sign!). A favourite city
A new hotel situated in a prime position on the Avenida da Liberdade with
all rooms equipped with a CD player, two direct dial telephones with voice
mail and modem socket. As the hotel does not have a restaurant it provides
a 24 hour room service and has an all day dining bar. A new 4 star
addition to Lisbon. Ideal location for the business person.
The rooms are not large and are peculiar in shape bearing in mind the
semicircular shape of the building but its position, very close to the
epicentre of Lisbon, makes this hotel an attractive proposition. The top
floor restaurant offers spectacular views of the old quarters of Lisbon as
well as exquisite cuisine. A new wing has recently been added. Popular for
city break stays.
Designed in the forties this small and charming hotel is just one street
off Avenida da Liberdade. Bathrooms are original and have marble walls and
large tubs. The period beds have new mattresses. The hotel does not have a
restaurant but there are plenty of good eating places available in the
vicinity. This is a unique hotel not to be missed.
You will find another treasure behind a pink painted wall at the top of a
mysterious flight of stairs to discover a courtyard with a profusion of
flowers, trees and plants. All the rooms are different and vary from the
frankly small to the absurdly decadently luxurious. This attractive Inn is
on the tram and bus route to downtown Lisbon.
Located at Restauradores, in the heart of Lisbon you will find these
studios and two bedroom apartments including a roof top swimming pool, bar
and a veranda open for those wanting breakfast. With easy access to
shopping and the local transport network, it is an ideal base for those
who do not want to stay in a hotel. Optional daily cleaning service is
This is one of our favourite three star hotels in Lisbon, situated
opposite the interesting Edward VII Park. The rooms are simple, not
overlarge and plainly furnished but the Management always assures the well
being of every guest (and we have sent many!). A modest place to stay for
a few nights but always popular with small groups and individual
Another comfortable three star hotel with a roof top swimming pool (open
during summer only) very close to the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, only 15
minutes from the airport and some 10 minutes from downtown Lisbon. One of
our choices for a brief stay while touring or for a city break. Added
value is the private garage for 20 cars.
A brand new 3 star hotel some five minutes away from the airport and
within walking distance to dowtown Lisbon. This hotel consists of
only 59 rooms all with air conditioning, mini bar, cable television,
telephone and sound proofed windows. Other facilities include a
non-smoking floor, private car parking, a bar and restaurant. This new
addition to Lisbon should prove popular for the individual traveller.
This highly efficient three star hotel is good value for money when you
consider the multitude of services it has to offer. Located in a well
known residential and shopping area and very convenient to the airport,
railway and metro stations. Popular for a city break or even a one or two
night stop over to the Azores. Not suitable for persons who want peace and
On a busy corner, some 150 metres from Marques do Pombal Square and very
close to the bus stop and Metro, this comfortable property is very central
with heavy traffic during the day but is, in fact, the ideal place to be
based if you like exploring. The roof top restaurant offers panoramic
views of the city and excellent cuisine.
Theres a famous Portuguese song that has a special lyric "Cheira bem cheira
Lisboa", translated means "smells good smells of Lisbon".....this is a
friendly capital with an old world quality. As in all great cities, it is best discovered
on foot. Different districts, each with a special character are along the river banks and
over Lisbons many hills almost like adjoining villages.
Lisbon lies on seven low hills at the estuary of the River Tagus, six miles from the
Atlantic Ocean. It is on the West coast of Portugal with the Algarve to the south and
Costa Verde to the North.
Places to Visit
Alfama: The oldest part of Lisbon (Moorish Quarter) with narrow
streets, always something new around each corner. One can find women grilling a lunch of
fresh-caught sardines on little sidewalk braziers. Try a tram ride to the top and walk
back downhill via the narrow streets or visit the Castelo de Sâo Jorge, which offers fine
views of the city.
Avenida da Liberdade: This is the prime boulevard of the city, go for
a stroll, take a coffee - get your shoes cleaned.
Biarro Alto: Means "high neighbourhood", try the funicular
"Elevador da Gloria", particularly at night when the area changes character as
countless restaurants, bars and Fado nightclubs open for business.
Belém: Where you will find the most important monuments and museums.
Located west of the city along the River Tagus.
Cidade Baixa: The lower town of Lisbon, full of shops, small
restaurants, cafes and banks. Rossio Square is still the place where locals meet, drink a
coffee and watch the crowds.
Estufa Fria: A cold greenhouse in Park Edward VII with plants and
flowers from many parts of the World.
Major Museums: Gulbenkian, Ancient art, Azulejos (tiles), Decorative
arts, are a few to mention.
River Tagus: Go by ferry to the south bank then take a taxi and go up
the Statue of Christ the King with a glorious 360-degree panorama of the whole Tagus
Estuary, all of Lisbon and the Arrábida hills to the south.