I stayed at Pestana Place for 4 nights recently as I had to attend a conference there. Initially I wanted to stay in a hotel that is closer to Lisbon's attractions and travel to the Pestana Palace each day for the conference. Was I glad I didn't. The traffic in early morning would have made it difficult for me to get there on time. It was also more convenient to stay at the hotel itself as you could go to your room to refresh during the day or when you need to attend conference events there in the evening.
But the most compelling reason was the Pestana Palace itself. It was a beautiful and interesting hotel with impeccable and friendly service. Others have written about the physical aspects of the hotel so I will not say more on that except to confirm all the good things that have been written. My room was on the ground floor and it opened out into a little patio by the garden. The garden was surprisingly verdant given that it was still very cold. I could stand outside and admire the greenery and on one of the nights, the sky was so clear I could see numerous stars and a beautiful full moon.
The room was beautifully done. The bathroom was clean and elegant. My only complaint was that the room was too warm once I was under the covers.
It would have been good if there were coffee and tea making facilities. I needed coffee first thing in the morning and had to order room service for that even though breakfast was part of the room price. The coffee price was however very reasonable.
Front desk and concierge were friendly and helpful. My suitcase did not arrive from London and they called the airport a few times to get updates for me. When it eventually arrived very late in the day, the porter brought it up to my room immediately.
The hotel does not have any attractions nearby but taxis are very easy to get and the fare to Chiado and Amoreiras is very reasonable. The Vasco Da Gama Shopping Centre is much further away and cost 11 Euros each way.
Have already recommended Pestana Palace to my friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pestana Palace Hotel & National Monument, member of the "The Leading Hotels of the World", is a 5 star hotel in a 19th century palace located in the city of Lisbon, and its gardens, with a variety of plants and subtropical trees, are classified as "National Monument". ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pestana Palace Lisbon
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