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“great mother paula”
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Pensao Royal
Ranked #74 of 232 Lisbon B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Rome, Italy
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60 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“great mother paula”
Reviewed 27 January 2012

pensao royal is a fantastic place. location is excellent, so close to the very lisbon center. rooms are very smart, full of colors and smart. cleanliness is good and paula really takes care of you, giving advice, suggestions, answering to all your needs. her breakfast is unforgettable. And the price is right.what are you waiting for? I've been twice and I'll come back as soon as i can

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 December 2011

After schlepping our (by now on this trip, rather heavy) baggage up the stairs, we were greeted w/ less than warmth by the proprietor. Once our PayPal reservation snafu was straightened out, we were enthusiatically attended to over the week of our stay. The room decor is a bit too frou-frou for our taste, but it is cozy in that homey kinda way. Paula is totally committed (perhaps too much so for some folks) to insuring her guests are well-cared for with detailed advice, timetables, directions, recommendations and reservations. It appears she hardly sleeps as she unlocks the door for late-night party'ers and gets up quite early to make an over-the-top fresh breakfast each morning, served in a Disney-fied whimsically decored setting on/around the tables. The Baixa location is safe and perfect to access trains, plazas, streetcars, etc. Wi-fi and an available computer complete the picture.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 December 2011

Had an excellent time at pensao royal. Paola the proprietress really takes care of you and makes the most amazing breakfasts - she even made us pasteis before we left and they were delicious. The only issue I had was having to climb 4 flights of stairs but other than that it was amazing. We were really well taken care of and Paola had all these helpful suggestions. I would come back and stay again!

  • Stayed November 2011
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Tainan, Taiwan
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Reviewed 15 November 2011

We had a memorable honeymoon in Portugal,especially in Pensao Royal. It's a great place to stay in Lisbon and our room was nice and clean. Paula is helpful and a very sweet hostess. She made great Pasteis de Nata for our breakfast as we had to leave the hostel very early to catch our flight. Big thanks to Paula.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

To be honest this place seemed very sketchy at first. basically no visible sign so it was difficult to find. Had to carry my heavy luggage up 3 huge flights of stairs. The owner, paula, is a little intimidating at first. The room seemed a little Skeevy decorated kind of like a love nest. But dont judge a book by its cover because the stay ended up being perfect. Paula was extremely helpful in giving us directions, advice, recommendations, and reservations. She also made the most amazing breakfast every morning with freshly baked cakes, pies, fruits, eggs, etc. And the location couldn't have been more perfect. Right in the middle of the best attractions and areas in Lisbon. Definitely recommended if you can get past the first impression.

  • Stayed June 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 October 2011

really enjoyed our stay here. very clean rooms which were very secure.
the daily breakfasts were amazing.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

It was my first time in hostel, and this was the best choice I could make for my 4 day stay in Lisbon. Paula is so amazing! You don't need tourist guides, maps or anything else, because she is so helpful with her advices. She will tell you what is worth seeing and how to get there. She keeps the hostel very clean - even cleans your room daily. Her breakfast is the best I had in any hotel in the world! I really recommend this place to anyone who is visiting Lisbon, because I don't believe you get something near this good for the price that you pay here.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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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 #74 of 232 B&Bs / Inns in Lisbon
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Number of rooms: 5
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