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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
We stayed four nights and found everything we needed. The rooms are of a good size so there is plenty of space. Staff are very welcoming and helpful. Friendly and generous with help as required. We found the room to be very quiet. There are large doors that can be opened which is nice during the day but at night with these closed no noise. Great sleep. I note they will even change your mattress if it is not to your liking. (Wonder how many take them up on that!) Breakfast is more than adequate. A large selection of cereals, bread,pastries, and fruit. The cooked breakfast range is a little limited but that was no concern to us. Seldom have the cooked breakfast. They do not have an evening restaurant but plenty within easy walking distance. They do have light meals for room service if you wish a snack and stay in. The location is perfect. An easy walk downtown. Highly recommend as a place to stay.
I just wanted to add to what,s already been said. There is a generous spirit here and it was great to return after a hard day,s sightseeing in Lisbon. Clean, well serviced rooms in an old -fashioned style... shower curtains! But the atmosphere and general kindness was second to none. Ruben is a treasure.
My husband and I spent 5 nights at the Avenida Liberdade in April. What a fabulous hotel. Centrally located so that you could walk everywhere or go by metro, the hotel is small, customer oriented and modern (although the outside is historic). We stayed on the fifth floor in a mammoth room with a great view of the neighborhood. Breakfast that was included in our rate was expansive and delicious, although it is served in the bar area with very low seats.
The fitness center was great for my husband who loves to work out. Add that to complimentary port, pastries and cookies 24/7 and you've got a winner. The concierges were great ( a special shout out to Reuben). Great recommendations on dinner in the area. All in all, a wonderful hotel that should really be upgraded to a 5 star rating.
We stayed 4 nights at the time of my husbands birthday. On his birthday we returned to our room to find a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine. (They’d checked his passport). It was a lovely touch but typical of the type of service that we received throughout our stay. The position allowed us to walk to all the main areas of the city although it is impossible to go anywhere in Lisbon without encountering steep hills.
We would not hesitate in recommending the Heritage Hotel.
We stayed at the Heritage for four nights at the end of April and would thoroughly recommend it. Our bedroom and bathroom were very comfortable and very clean. Despite being very near Avenida Liberdade it was not noisy and the location of the hotel was very convenient. We had breakfast at the hotel each morning and there was a good variety available. More than anything the staff - each and everyone- were so pleasant and helpful. Make sure to request restaurant recommendations, we did and ate very well as a result. The hotel will make reservations for you as well