A very central and city centre located hotel without the business feel. We stayed in August 2012 before going on to Ritz Carlton Penha Longa (see separate review).
A taxi from the airport was no more than 30 minutes.
The rooms are small but in a city with numerous activities and attractions on your door step you will spend little time in it. Our room was interesting - it faced out onto local residences and as a result the windows are quite high in the walls. I had to stand on the bed to see out of my windows - protecting everyone's privacy I suppose.
Breakfast is served on the rooftop restaurant and has a balcony. It was summer and the weather was great! In one direction you had views of Eduardo VII Park; in another direction were views of Elevador de Santa Justa.
Immediately outside the hotel are hoards of local eateries and they all serve the local delicacies (Sardines or the custard pastries) all very nice too! A Starbucks is across the road in Rossio Train station. I like how the restaurants in the area spill out onto the cobbled streets. Also in the immediate vicinity are banks; atm’s; money changing facilities; a ticket stall for the hop on hop off tour buses; shopping malls and high street brands 5 minutes walk turning left out of the hotel. The higher end brands are some 15 to 20 minutes walk turning right out of the hotel going towards Eduardo VII Park. Also within walking distance is the start for the route of the famous tram 28.
Lisbon is good value for money for eating out, high street shopping, sightseeing etc. Our train from Rossio to Sintra (for Penha Longa) was 40 minutes and a single journey was Euro 2.30 (children up to a certain age go free).
This hotel's location cannot be beaten.
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