LISBON CITY
Regional Information

Hotels 5*

Hotels 4*

Hotels 3*

 

 

P1 Lapa Palace *****

Lisbon

Prices

Our Opinion
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.


P2 Pestana Palace *****

Lisbon

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Our Opinion
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 Chinese Pavilion.
Indoor and outdoor pools, gym and garage are provided.


P3 Tivoli Lisboa *****

Lisbon

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Our Opinion
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 holidays.


P4 Avenida Palace *****

Lisbon

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Our Opinion
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.


 

 

P5 Pensão as Janelas Verdes ****P

Lisbon

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Our Opinion
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 Tagus.
An opportunity to appreciate Lisbon in a house which remains much as it would have been in the 18th century.


P6 Real Parque ****

Lisbon

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Our Opinion
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 break location.


P7 Hotel Marques de Pombal ****

Lisbon

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Our Opinion
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.


P8 Mundial ****

Lisbon

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Our Opinion
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.


P9 Hotel Britânia ****

Lisbon

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Our Opinion
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.


P10 Pensão York House ****P

Lisbon

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Our Opinion
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.


P11 Aparthotel VIP Eden  **** SC

Lisbon

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Our Opinion
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 available.


P12 Miraparque ***

Lisbon

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Our Opinion
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 travellers.


P13 Do Reno ***

Lisbon

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Our Opinion
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.


P14 Hotel Almirante ***

Lisbon

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Our Opinion
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.


P15 Roma ***

Lisbon

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Our Opinion
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 quiet.


P16 Eduardo VII ***

Lisbon

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Our Opinion
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.

 

 

Background Information - Lisbon

There’s 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 Lisbon’s many hills almost like adjoining villages.

Location

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.