Hotel Florida

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Address: Rua Duque De Palmela 32, , Lisbon, 1250098, Portugal

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.2

Lisbon’s quirkiest design hotel just off the Avenida.

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.

Location
4.3
90%
Eating/drinking
3.6
90%
Leisure facilities
3.3
90%
Service
4.1
90%
Value for money
4.4
90%
Bedrooms
4.2
90%
Public areas
4.1
90%

Location

Just north of the Botanical Gardens, at the northern end of the central Avenida da Liberdade – nothing is too far away from here.

Bedrooms

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.

Public areas

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.

Eating and drinking

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.

Leisure facilities

There’s a small, functional gym.

Service

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.

Who stays there

Young couples, groups of friends and families.

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • Fitness Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Singles
  • Stag / hen parties
  • Nightlife
  • Art
  • Design and architecture

Pros & Cons

  • Fun and quirky
  • The style isn’t to everyone’s taste
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