Halfway up the city’s main thoroughfare, Avenida da Liberdade, the hotel is in a good all round spot. Shopping, sights and restaurants are all within walking distance and business guests are also very close to the town’s commercial hub.
The 33 rooms are pretty spacious, with subtle cream and mahogany tones. Nothing overboard or fancy, just completely comfortable, with a few nice touches, such as big and fluffy bathrobes, Molton Brown bath products and flatscreen televisions.
The hotel is relatively small, which means there isn’t a great deal of public space. There is a small sky-lit reading room, which is a calm room for guests to flick through the papers or play a game of chess (board games provided).
Eating and drinking
Again options are limited. There’s a hearty continental breakfast served in the morning, the highlight of which was the delicious homemade yoghurt. There’s also a charming bar, which is decked out in autumnal-shaded Brazillian wood, which is just the spot for a tot of port at the end of the day.
As always with hotels in the Hertage chain, I found the service easy-going and helpful.
Who stays there
Weekending couples and business guests in need of creature comforts.
- Business travellers
- First-time travellers
- Mature travellers
- No fuss
Pros & Cons
- Extremely comfortable
- Gets booked up very easily