In the historic Belem district, the hotel is right next to the iconic Jeronimos cloisters and monastery, which is a must-see for all tourists. The location is very peaceful and quiet with a few more historic sights and parks nearby, plus the river is only a short stroll away. However you are a 10-minute tram, bus or taxi-ride away from the city centre, which I found to be mildly inconvenient.
The minimalist theme is continued in the rooms. I liked the clean and simple feel that was given by the use of soft cream tones and the glass and marble bathroom. Some of the rooms have serene, palm tree-lined views onto the neighbouring cloisters.
Again, a simple and modern vibe is found in the hotel’s communal areas with the exclusive use of brown, red and cream tones throughout.
Eating and drinking
The well-lit, red-walled bar and black sofas disconcertingly look like something from a 70s' sci-fi movie. However, surprisingly, it serves rare and excellent Portuguese wines. There’s also an excellent continental breakfast (using exclusively organic produce) served in the outdoor patio area.
Really good. All the staff seemed to have each guest's name memorised, which was impressive.
Who stays there
Hip, urban weekenders, looking for something a bit different.
Weekday rates are often better value than the weekend.
- Business travellers
- First-time travellers
- Seasoned travellers
- Great views / scenery
Pros & Cons
- Quirky look and feel
- The look and style may not suit everyone's tastes