Lx Boutique Hotel
What We Love
- The brilliantly orchestrated sense of place, from books by local authors to historical facts on Lisbon printed on water bottles
- The clever mix between cool, white contemporary design and warm, cozy atmosphere
- The to-die-for sushi served up in the all-day bar and restaurant
What To Know
- Although this area is now considered up-and-coming, it was not one of Lisbon’s choicest districts
- Those who like to soak in a tub need to book a suite; guest rooms are showers only
- The Xssential rooms, although well-planned, do feel small
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
LX stands for Lisbon Xperience and the décor provides just that. Different floors are devoted to varying threads of Lisbon life, including the poet Pessoa; Fado, the city’s distinctive mournful music, and Bairro Alto, the district in which the hotel resides, characterized by lines of (paper) washing hanging on the walls – a typical Lisbon sight. Public areas are small and more homey than hotel, done up in a calming palette of pale blues and cool whites, while the exterior’s wrought-iron window elements are a nod to classic Lisbon design.
Bed and Bath
The bedrooms vary in size from the smallest (Xssential) at 150 square feet to the largest, the Xplendid Suite at 377 square feet – a gorgeous loft space with a huge balcony and views onto the iconic statue of Jesus Christ overlooking the City. Within each room, décor is perfectly chosen and soothingly simple, with white iPod docks, high-thread-count sheets, white shutters and the message which illuminates your ceiling as you switch off the light: “What is better, to sleep in a King-size bed or sleep in a bed that makes you feel like a King?”
Downstairs, the bar and restaurant merge and buzz from early morning to late night. The food comes courtesy of the Confraria Restaurant, which has a branch in neighboring Cascais and delivers superb sushi, sashimi, nigiri and more. The receptionist, who doubles as guest relations, accompanies visitors to a local market, while Fado singers just may come in and sing on the stairs. This hotel is all about making sure Lisbon gets under your skin.
In the Area
Right opposite the hotel is Pensão Amor, an 18th-century house which has recently been converted into a hugely popular bar. Drawing on the street’s red-light history, erotic murals, mirrors and a generally burlesque atmosphere accompany the bar’s delicious Peruvian specialties. For Fado, head to nearby Povo and immerse yourself in the sound of Lisbon.
How to Get There
Spent one amazing night at LX Boutique. Small and very nice hotel, location is top-notch and the room was amazing, with a impressive double-shower. The view on the Tage from the room was particularly nice. Breakfast was very good too.
Will be back when in Lisbon!
The hotel is located in a very convenient location with few minutes walk to metro and train station, also stop for Aerobus from the airport - 20 mins into town, and 40 back. Additionally, it's a walking distance to Placa De Commercio and other Lisbon's sights and attractions. You can catch a tram in front of the hotel to go to Belem, and walk not even 5 minutes to Time Out Market for great food.
The hotel is excellent with its design, great comfortable beds, warm welcome and pasties de nata on refill in the lobby :-) The hotel also has it's own restaurant with great sushi if you run out of options to eat out. The breakfast served is continental with quite a decent choice. It seemed to me that the hotel does not have kitchen to accommodate hot breakfast, so the breakfast offer is quite varied in my opinion.
Staff at the hotel were really welcoming and helpful, Rafael the bell / concierge guy was excellent with his recommendation and most of all always with a smile and warm welcome! It was my birthday trip and although I was leaving on the day of my birthday the team was so thoughtful to organise a bottle of champagne and chocolates the night before which was really appreciated and sealed for me the fact that lx boutique is a truly boutique hotel where the personalised service is at the core of what boutique hotels do!
I would recommend this hotel like no other, in fact I know some of my friends already booked it because of my recommendations. If I ever come back to Lisbon, it will be another stay at lx boutique.
The only drawback was a loud neighbourhood, our window was just above busy street with nightlife. It was fine with us, but I can imagine it may not be convenient for some.
I've traveled a lot and this was one of the best experiences I've had.
The location is fantastic;very close to the Rail Station and Metro
Only problem I encountered was taking the luggage up the 5 steps.
The Reception staff is so warm and cooperative and few of them were very fluent in English.
The room 307 was on a trifle smaller size but very comfortable The room was clean and well provided There was a safe for storage of valuables The flat screen TV had 60 varied channels.
The bathroom was clean with toiletories,hair dryer.A water kettle was provided on request
I did not have breakfast in the hotel but the location is so fantastic ,one can walk across to several eateries.The famous Time Out is very close for excellent foodie outings
One can walk out of the hotel and one is on the coastline with beautiful scenery
I enjoyed my early morning walks and always felt safe
I had forgotten my IPhone in Uber cab on arriving at the hotel
The staff was so cooperative and warm over the next few hours.One Receptionist helped me my offering her phone for WhatsApp communication They really went out of their way to help me They helped me to trace the cab and get the phone back to my relief and their visible satisfaction
I would recommend a stay in this fantastic place to any visitor and would love to visit them again myself.
The LX Boutique gave my wife and me one of our best hotel experiences to date.
Located convenient to Cais de Sodré railway and Metro station we had easy access to the airport, to the Gulbekian, to the sites of Belém and Cascais, etc.
It is a five-minute walk from Praça do Comércio and Rua Augusta, with another five taking us to Praça do Rossio and up the Calçada do Duque into Bairro Alto.
Another day we headed up the main artery from the hotel to Praça Luís de Camões to visit the world’s oldest bookshop and to grab the unmissable Tram 28.
Lisbon is hill, very hilly. We loved this about the city and walked miles up and down and round every day but being close to the seafront we also strolled the promenade and level streets near the coast: east to ancient Alfama (like Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter but more extensive) and west to the Time Out Food Hall and the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga.
Being a large family hotel, the LX Boutique has warmth and character – no corporate blandness for a change! The lobby always offered complementary port and pasteis de nata, and we were welcomed with complementary sushi and white wine on the first night, so good that we sat on and made a meal of it. Breakfasts were great, with orange, coffee, brown bread, tomato jam, “Pão de Deus”, etc so tasty that I didn’t bother to try everything on offer.
As I am a non-Portuguese speaker, staff were warm and very helpful in English. But, most amazing of all, they noticed from my passport that it was my birthday and provided a complementary bottle of champagne.
I look forward to my next visit to Lisbon. I hope it is soon but whenever it is, I will certainly return to the LX Boutique Hotel on Rua do Alecrim.
The LX Boutique Hotel is near Cais do Sodre, which is perfectly for going anywhere in the city. You have some bus connections (e.g. aerobus to the airport), metro (green line), ferry and trains to Cascais and Estoril. There's also a plenty of good locations for some food or drinks, like Timeout market or Chiado Palace. You can easily reach wonderful places by feet, like Bairro Alto, Chiado or Praça do Comèrcio. Also some view points are good to reach, which offers a very special view of Lisbon at day and night. Hotel service was very kind and helpful, the checkin was easy and fast. The rooms where beautiful, with a modern touch and some Lisbon style like light colours and tile patterns. We booked a superior room with river view, which you can see on the pictures. Especially at the evening it was relaxing to sit down at the window and just stare out the window to the people in the streets, with Cristo Rei in background. Breakfast was included in our trip and it was very well, with basic stuff like ham, cheese, eggs, bread and so on.
We were in Lisbon for the second time and it was our first time stay at the LX Boutique Hotel, but we surely want to go back there and this will be our first choice again.