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“Central, friendly, clean and BEST BREAKFAST EVER!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pensao Royal
Ranked #76 of 230 Lisbon B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Derby, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Central, friendly, clean and BEST BREAKFAST EVER!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2011

Situated right in the centre of Lisbon. Within easy walking distance to Baxia, Bario alto and Alfama. Very clean rooms with lots of character and charm. Excellent breakfast, fresh fruit salad, fresh juice, fresh coffee, meats, cheese, eggs, and a huge array of HOME MADE cakes! The chocolate one is a must. 100 metres to nearest metro for easy transfer to airport, bus and train stations. HIGHLY RECCOMENDED.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank gufton
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2011

Delighted with our selection of Pensao Royal for 3 days in Lisbon. Location is perfect as it is near metro station and bus/tram stops and within walking distance of all key areas. It is on 3rd floor and entrance is a bit difficult to spot but rooms are comfortable, very clean and have loads of character. Breakfast is by far the best we came across in Portugal with fresh fruit and a wonderful cake and pastry selection. Hosts are very helpful with ideas for making the most of your time in the city. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank martiflat
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Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2011

Having read the TrAd reviews, my wife and I booked online for the first 3 nights of our Valentine's celebration, on our first visit to Lisbon. When we arrived, Paula (the lively and friendly owner) had decorated the breakfast room in a romantic style for the occasion - as I believe she does for all seasonal events, judging by the photo-board - and she had put a plate of home-baked heart-shaped biscuits in our room to enjoy with our bubbly. We had booked a double room with en-suite and, when we rang her, Paula explained that the room was small, which was very fair of her. As we'd travelled light, this was not a problem and we found it very cosy and comfortable (with its quirky-but-functional shower attachment over the bath). I would imagine that anyone with a few cases and outfits would be more comfortable booking one of the larger rooms. The breakfasts were a feast of freshly prepared fruit salads, cereals, home-baked cakes & pastries, traditional savoury snacks, cheeses, juices and hot drinks. Paula was relaxed about timings, so breakfast seemed to carry on until the last guest had finished eating / drinking / chatting. The hot drinks were available all day. Everything in the hostel was kept spotlessly clean by Paula herself, including the breakfast room & kitchen (a rare luxury, in our experience of hostels). She was also very helpful with suggestions about where to go and what to see, all in fluent English. Although our room overlooked Rua do Crucifixo, it seemed a very quiet street while we were there and yet it was only a minute or two from the indispensible route No.28 tram, the shops of Rua Augusta, the riverfront at Praca do Comercio, the cafes towards Rossio station and the Metro station of Baixa-Chiado (whose escalators also provide a shortcut to the Bairro Alto). We are both 50+ and not 'party animals.' The fellow guests we met covered a wide range of ages, yet all seemed to respect the relaxed, peaceful ambience. The climb from the street to the 3rd floor may be daunting for anyone with mobility difficulties, although the staircase is wide enough for 2 people side-by-side for support and there are a few half-landings where one can stop for a breather. There is no lift in the building, so it is not wheelchair accessible. If there had been rooms available for the rest of our visit to Lisbon we would have been more than happy to continue our stay in Pensao Royal and it will be our first choice for any future visits. Great value and lovely atmosphere.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sao Paulo, SP
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50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2011

My husband and I stayed for 4 nights on Pensão Royal and enjoyed it. Our room was small but functional, with window, good ventilation and lighting. The bed was good and the bathroom was very clean. Paula was very friendly and gave us great tips on how to make up Lisbon! The breakfast was wonderful! Returning to Lisbon, we will certainly be there again.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank dgmelo
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2011

Pensao Royal has the best location, excellent breakfast and friendly staff. It is definitely value for money. We will certainly come back next time we are in Lisbon.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Barbcek
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Porto, Portugal
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2010

Hostel very well located (of course it is close to a main street, so you can hear some noise, but not to much and the windows are news), Paula is very nice, always helps you to find a good restaurants, good trip, the room was cleaned everyday, the breakfast was huge, ....

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nadine712
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Lagos, Portugal
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2010

We were surprised to see this old tipical portugese appartment. How nice it is decorated and cosy. Paula realy makes you feel at home and she makes several cakes at night to make a huge huge breakfast in the morning, so much and varieted, so nice.
Good bed, good shower and clean
Thanks a lot. Big hug Jeroen and Joan
p.s. ask santa claus for a reading light next to the bed....haha

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JoanJeroen
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Property: Pensao Royal
Address: Rua do Crucifixo 50, 3rd fl, Lisbon 1100, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon > Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
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Ranked #76 of 230 B&Bs / Inns in Lisbon
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Number of rooms: 5
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