It’s impossible to be more central. I often recommend this hotel to first-time visitors, as it overlooks the city’s central square, is walking distance to any number of sights, restaurants and bars, and is within easy access to anywhere in town.
The rooms are decked out in classic 1920s' furnishings, with cream shades offset by mahogany dressers and armchairs. I’ve heard complaints of the square-facing rooms being noisy but I only noticed the buoyant hum of a busking accordion player when I stayed.
A marble staircase winds up through the hotel. There’s also a small reception and lobby with a couple of sofas.
Eating and drinking
There’s a small bar, which serves pretty good Portuguese wine and port.
This hotel has been around for a while and it shows in its excellent service. The receptionist is always extremely helpful in helping out with local information.
Who stays there
Sightseeing first-timers looking to get the best out of central Lisbon.
There are special deals available if you stay more than one night.
- Culture vultures
- First-time travellers
- Mature travellers
- People watching
Pros & Cons
- Excellent location
- Good value
- Some of the rooms can be noisy