As Janelas Verdes Inn

Rua Das Janelas Verdes 47, Lisbon, Portugal, 1200

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#9 of 30
expert-rated hotels in Lisbon
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Location:
3.9
3.9
Bedrooms:
4.2
4.2
Eating/drinking:
3.5
3.5
Public areas:
4.4
4.4
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, Relaxation, Romance, Special occasions

Expert review of As Janelas Verdes Inn

Oodles of delicious charm are found in this boutique 18th-century palace.

Formerly the home of Portuguese novelist, Eça de Queiros, and allegedly the inspiration for his novels, O Ramalhete and Os Maia, it’s filled to the brim with fussy antiques and Old World charm. This is the kind of hotel that makes you want to pop on your slippers, pour another glass of port and fall asleep in the library, surrounded by the analogues of the great minds of yesteryear. All of which blends in with the location of romantically regal Lapa, where palatial grounds rub shoulders over cobbled hills and alleyways.

Location: 

Up the steep riverbank that is Lapa, the hotel is in the swankiest neighbourhood in town. However, there isn’t a great deal immediately on the hotel doorstep, save for some very grand homes and embassies. Within walking distance are the clubs and bars of Docas and Santos, plus the sights of Belem are a few minutes by cab. But if you want to be in the thick of it, this isn’t the place for you.

Bedrooms: 

The 29 rooms come with grand oil paintings of colonial Portugal’s fleet, old wood panelling and antique furnishings. High thread-count sheets top deep comfy beds, while the best rooms have uninterrupted views of the sparkling river.

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Public areas: 

The top-floor library harks back to Portugal’s ‘Age of Discovery’ with its worn leather armchairs, grand terrace and telescope, for looking out beyond Atlantic and dreaming of what lies beyond the horizon – or spying on some the neighbouring embassies, if you like.

Eating and drinking: 

There’s no restaurant. But the hotel does serve an excellent continental buffet breakfast in the outdoor patio, or dining room, weather depending.

Leisure facilities: 

Just the aforementioned library.

Service: 

Absolutely faultless, although the small reception can make things crowded at check-in and check-out time.

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Who stays there: 

Mainly couples on a romantic break.

Price advice: 

The suites here are the same price, and of generally better standard, than many of the top range hotels. Prices also drop by 25 percent in the off season.

Pros: 
Plenty of charm and character
Quiet and romantic location and setting
Cons: 
Slightly removed from the city centre action

More information on As Janelas Verdes Inn:

Price from:
£82
Address:
Rua Das Janelas Verdes 47, Lisbon, Portugal, 1200
Free tags / Keywords:
romance, boutique, Charm, Period, historic
Amenities:
Business Centre, Room Service, High-Speed Internet, Fitness Centre, Restaurant, Parking
Neighbourhood:
Lapa

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