Rua do Alecrim 12, Lisbon, Portugal, 1700-756
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Couples, Culture vultures, First-time travellers, Singles, Design and architecture, Great views / scenery, Nightlife, Sightseeing, Trendiness
Best for Value for money - Expert review of LX Boutique
Recently renovated in 2010, this is the freshest hotel on the Lisbon scene. Hip in style and design, without trying too hard, this is a great spot for a cool, fun urban weekend.
Perfectly poised between the city-centre and the river, this central hotel is within easy striking distance of everything.
The rooms are stylish and simple in design with soft grey and blue tones, flat-screen televisions and print wallpaper. The quietest rooms are at the back of the hotel but these are also the smallest. I particularly liked the street and river-facing rooms, with French windows that opened onto the river and a balcony. The large suite is also excellent value, given the size-to-price ratio.
The five floors of the hotel are split in to emblematic themes of Lisbon: sombre Portuguese folk-music is played on the Fado floor, leaf through Portuguese poetry on the Pessoa floor (a famous Portuguese scribe) or hangout in the boho-chic Bairro Alto floor.
There’s a small relaxed bar which is a nice spot to blow the froth of a cold Sagres (Portuguese lager). There’s also a good sushi restaurant, Confraria do Sushi, which serves delicious tuna maki rolls.
I noticed the front desk was sometimes empty but would put this down to early teething problems. I generally found everyone to be bright and friendly.
Cool, young weekenders. I met a few Portuguese surfers who were down from Porto for the weekend who felt they were staying in 'the coolest hotel in town.'
You can get an extra night for free when staying for three nights during the week.
More information on LX Boutique:
- Price from:
- Rua do Alecrim 12, Lisbon, Portugal, 1700-756
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Rio Tejo
- High-Speed Internet, Restaurant, Room Service
- Cais do Sodre