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
I had a wonderful night at this hotel. room with roof windows with ocean view is amazing! Based on the inside room facility, it is a 5-star hotel room level at a much cheaper price.(sure, due to boutique size, they don't have a gym or swimming pool or meeting room like 5-star hotel). The location is perfect! and the Staff is very friendly. They speak English very well. If you want a vacation in Lisbon, it is the most valuable place to stay. I will choose to stay there again if I will visit Lisbon next time.
My husband and I spent two nights at the LX boutique hotel in Lisbon. The service, cleanliness, location, and courtesy was five stars. We loved the mini pastéis de nata with the port wine as a little welcome to their boutique hotel. We also enjoyed the welcome sushi happy hour at the restaurant. In fact, my husband and I had the Gunkan sushi and was one of the best I ever had. The rooms were so very clean, beds very comfortable, the size of the room was ideal. I will definitely recommend this hotel to others and look forward to returning sometime soon.
I wish I could give 3.5 stars but I think it is slightly closer to 3 vs 4.
The location is great, near many sights and right next to one of the most popular and interesting bars in the city.
Besides that considering the very high reviews and it being a 4 star hotel I expected nicer rooms. I suspect it being a small hotel there may be inconsitencies between rooms and I got unlucky (room 407).
The carpet seems old, and the bathroom walls and floor is wrapped in this odd basket weave vinyl. The biggest issue was room did not have enough lights and was dark.
The sink stopper seemed broken and would take maybe 10 minutes to drain. I think there was also mold on the ceiling near the shower.
The towels are motel quality but the bed sheets are nice.
Despite these complaints, the place is OK and I don't think it is a terrible value given the interesting location .