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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Ideal hotel location for restaurants, nightlife and activities. Hotel is perfect boutique hotel and everything is to a high degree of quality. Staff very helpful and rooms are lovely. Alot of great bars nearby.
Hotel is brilliantly located by the river and close to the main tourist and historic district.
Staff go out of their way to be helpful with suggestions, arrangements etc.
Rooms are great. We were on the top floor of the old building - beautifully fitted out with everything you need.
Charming atmosphere and a perfect base to explore magical Lisbon.
This Boutique hotel has it all: perfect location, efficient and friendly staff, stylish decoration and comfortable rooms: excellent bedding, large TV screen and variety of canals, convenient storage, fully equipped mini bar, appropriate bathroom, discreet A/C and a pleasant balcony. The only drawback was the size of the room, which was sufficient for me as I travelled alone but a little exiguous if I had travelled with a friend. To complete the almost perfect equipment panoply, I would like to suggest to add a tissue box in the room. The hotel offers a tasty and diversified breakfast and the services of a quaint Japanese restaurant, where hotel guests may enjoy a free glass of wine and a tasting of sushi every evening The LX Boutique Hotel is definitely a place to discover, enjoy, return to and recommend to friends!