We were welcomed by Joana (I think) who is a credit to the hotel. She couldn't have been more helpful, checked that we weren't too tired and then out with a map to explain the local sights, transport and ticketing - brilliant.
The hotel is right behind the castle in Lisbon, and well up a steep hill. However, it is easily accessed by the trams which go within a few hundred metres.
We were upgraded to a suite and what a wonderful one it was! Modern spacious, separate lounge area, large balcony area with table and chairs, x2 TVs, x2 aircon units, free usage of the safe. Breakfast was a very reasonable continental with a wide choice and a small hot selection of eggs, sausage and bacon. But, oh, the coffee was a bit bitter in contrast to the excellent coffee almost everywhere else in Lisbon.
The hotel is quiet and backs on to the castle walls - so, sadly, the views are back into the city.
All in all, highly recommended, and we may well pay for a suite next time!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of Lisbon and ideally located aside the walls of St. George Castle, the Olissippo Castelo Hotel affords one of the most impressive panoramic views of Lisbon. The hotel is located in the famous Bairro do Castelo, between the well known Mouraria and Alfama quarters; it is also the perfect starting place to discover the Patron Saints Festivities that take place every June. This very special hotel combines the familiar atmosphere with the most modern technology and above all luxurious facilities and exceptional service together with traditional art of Portuguese hospitality.Over 4 floors (served by 2 lifts), the Olissippo Castelo includes 2 Suites, 2 Suites Jr, 10 Standard Rooms and 10 Superior Rooms, fully equipped with individual air-conditioning, direct dial telephone line, mini bar, satellite TV, personal safe, hairdryer, internet connection and ample wardrobes. Our Bar offers a service of light snacks and drinks, and Room Service until 23:00. The hotel also provides laundry service and Garage for 6 cars. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Olissipo Castelo Hotel
- Olissipo Castelo Lisbon