LX Boutique

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Address: Rua do Alecrim 12, Lisbon, 1700-756, Portugal

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.5

An effortlessly hip hotel by the river.

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.

Location
4.7
90%
Eating/drinking
4.3
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
3.9
90%
Value for money
4.9
90%
Bedrooms
4.5
90%
Public areas
4.2
90%

Location

Perfectly poised between the city-centre and the river, this central hotel is within easy striking distance of everything.

Bedrooms

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.

Public areas

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.

 

 

Eating and drinking

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.

Service

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.

Who stays there

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.'

Price advice

You can get an extra night for free when staying for three nights during the week.

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • First-time travellers
  • Singles
  • Great views / scenery
  • Nightlife
  • Trendiness
  • Sightseeing
  • Design and architecture

Pros & Cons

  • Contemporary and cool
  • Great location for partying
  • Noisy street-facing rooms
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