Heritage Avenida Liberdade
What We Love
- The elegant powder-blue 18th-century façade, which is illuminated at night
- The old black-and-white photos of Lisbon in the elevator, literary quotes on the walls and an ancient apothecary in the entrance hall
- The sleek lap pool on the top floor
What To Know
- No restaurant, and room service is limited
- The hotel’s position on one of Lisbon’s main streets makes it an excellent base from which to navigate the capital, but it’s not for those who want a quiet stay
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Artistically designed by Miguel Cancio Martins, both the interior and exterior of this lovely hotel reflect its birth in the 18th century. Original blue and white Pombaline tiles (named after the 18th-century Marques de Pombal, who was responsible for the layout of much of Lisbon) cover the public areas downstairs, while the exterior is graced by original shutters and delicate ironwork balconies. Warm tones and clean lines lend a decidedly modern look to the historic touches.
Bed and Bath
There’s a stately modernism to the rooms with tufted leather wingbacks, monogrammed headboards and historic architectural details. Bathrooms are tiled in brilliant white with a splash of red poppies on the white cotton shower curtains. Fragrant Molton Brown amenities add a luxe touch.
Breakfast is served in the main reception area, with Nespresso coffee and a wide selection of teas on offer. Indulge in the typical Lisbon pasteis de Nata (custard tarts) or some excellent presunto (cured local ham). A glass of port in the evening at the warm, laid-back bar is offered to all guests. Check out the lap pool for a refreshing dip when the temperature soars.
In the Area
Being right in the heart of Lisbon puts everything within easy reach — a good thing in a city that has terrible traffic jams due to its many narrow, ancient streets. On either side of the hotel are designer shops including Burberry and Tod’s, and a short stroll will bring guests to such Lisbon highlights as the 19th-century Rossio Station — a highly ornate neo-manueline structure with horseshoe-shaped arches. Try classic Portuguese fare at the charmingly old-fashioned restaurant Cervejaria Pinóquio, which spills out onto the terrace and has an excellent choice of seafood dishes.
How to Get There
With a spacious room on the 5th floor, this ideally located hotel is very quiet for such a central location - less than 5 minutes walk from the centre of Lisbon, from Rossio station and from the Metro.
Breakfast is delicious with a good selection of local delicacies and free tea/coffee (and sometimes wine too) are available throughout the day.
You can't eat dinner here but there are so many restaurants nearby . . .
The staff are very helpful and the hotel is spotlessly clean.
Fabulous hotel, great location for sites, restaurants & bars. Friendly staff, comfortable bedroom with robes & slippers.
Great breakfast, comfortable lounge area with unlimited tea, filter coffee & port.
Will definitely return.
The hotel is very central for sight seeing with metro and railway links very close. We took the metro from the airport, quick and easy with a station being very close to the hotel. Many restaurants, eateries, cafes and bars within easy walking distance. The hotel is well laid out with the ground floor having seating and a bar which offers free tea, coffee and port all day with biscuits and small cakes. A brilliant idea as guests lingered here rather than going up to rooms making a good atmosphere and we got into conversation with other guests on several occasions. Staff are lovely, very helpful and nothing too much trouble. The room was very comfortable with large bathroom. Everything provided including dressing gowns and slippers, even a shoe horn and an umbrella in case of rain. Bed was very comfortable with lots of pillows. If I was being ultra fussy I would say the towels had seen better days !. Another brilliant idea was that breakfast was served until 12.00pm. There is no restaurant but a Continental type breakfast was served in the bar area - cereals, yoghurt, meats and cheese, cakes, fresh fruit salad, nuts, figs, prunes, salads, cakes, fresh bread, toast, fresh juice. Also scrambled egg with bacon and beans.
We didn't make it to the basement where there is a fitness room but used the library and commuter room on the first floor. Traditional dark wood decor so don't book if you want something sleek, white and modern.
We stayed here for three nights on our first visit to Lisbon. We have travelled extensively and I can honestly say that this is amongst the best hotels for service that we have stayed in anywhere in the world.
The hotel itself is chic and well kept. The staff are charming, efficient and extremely helpful, nothing was too much trouble.
Rueben and Andrea welcomed us on our arrival and helped us with orientation in the city, with recommendations and guidance.
This resulted in a really enjoyable evening in a restaurant nearby, Pinoquios, with friendly local Portuguese diners.
Our room was lovely and the breakfast consisted of a wide range of choices, all very well prepared and presented.
We will return to Lisbon and definitely to this hotel.
Great location just above all the hustle and bustle.of the restaurants and tourist area, but are there within 3-4 minutes walk. If you make us of some of the Hop on city tkurs, there are stops within approx. 100 yards of the hotel. So if you have a multi day pass, you can use them like a taxi.
The hotel staff a excellent, all we encountered spoke English to a greater or lessor.degree. In the lobby there is free 24hr tea,.coffee and port wine. Our room was spotless the whole time we were there. Comfortable beds, lots.of pillows.