Rua Duque De Palmela 32, Lisbon, Portugal, 1250098
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Singles, Stag / hen parties, Art, Design and architecture, Nightlife
Expert review of Hotel Florida
With a very bold décor theme along the lines of classic cinema, this hotel manages to stay on the side of silver screen-chic as opposed to Planet Hollywood-tacky. Certainly not for everyone, but if you’re after a bit of fun and something different, look no further.
Just north of the Botanical Gardens, at the northern end of the central Avenida da Liberdade – nothing is too far away from here.
I found the 72 bedrooms to be a quirky and merry without being too over-the-top. Each is designed along the theme of a Hollywood movie or idol. It felt like being in a very stylish teenager’s bedroom, with film screen-prints and a bit of kitsch decade-centric décor, such as 60s' curtains and buttoned headboards in the Kubrick-styled room. Other fun themes include Marylin Monroe, Marlon Brando and John Travolta. Unfortunately, I did notice that the rooms get a fair bit of street noise, which may annoy some.
The lobby, reception and corridors have a 60s-chic feel with oversized chessboard-patterned armchairs, stencilled movie quotes and near-life-size prints of Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart on the walls. There’s also the ‘Winter Garden’, an outdoor decking area with yucca plants and comfy sofas.
There isn’t a restaurant or bar on-site, but the hotel does own a restaurant next door called the Great American Disaster Restaurant. A 1950s' diner, filed with all sorts of tat and memorabilia and serving excellent burgers and shakes – great for kids.
There’s a small, functional gym.
The staff were on-the-ball and very helpful. The receptionist even chased me down the street to give me my phone, which I left on her desk.
Young couples, groups of friends and families.
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- Rua Duque De Palmela 32, Lisbon, Portugal, 1250098
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- Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Room Service