Corinthia Hotel Lisbon
What We Love
- Spacious alfresco terrace for cocktails and snacks
- The spa is Lisbon's largest and features an aqua circuit
- Upscale Portuguese cuisine served at Tipico
- All rooms feature floor-to-ceiling views
- Executive Rooms feature access to the lounge for all-day drinks and snacks and evening canapés
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Although not centrally located, the hotel is a five-minute metro ride from Avenida da Liberdade and a short walk from the El Corte Ingles shopping mall
- Breakfast is included in the Junior Suite, Executive Room and Executive Junior Suite
- A city tax of approximately $1 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
In an elevated position in the northern part of the city, the Corinthia Lisbon is a luxe 24-story property with views of Monsanto Forest Park and the striking 18th-century aqueduct. Geared toward business travelers due to its location in the banking district, it provides a handy base for vacationing visitors, too. It’s a short walk from the Gulbenkian Museum and the El Corte Ingles shopping mall, and a five-minute metro ride from Lisbon’s posh Avenida da Liberdade. All rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, tea- and coffeemaking facilities and free WiFi, and are decorated in gold and burgundy. Book an Executive Room for access to the lounge for all-day drinks and snacks and evening canapés. Start the day with breakfast at Sete Colinas, and dine on traditional Portuguese dishes at Tipico in the evening. The spacious terrace is a great spot for alfresco drinks, with its chunky loungers, water features and lanterns. Hit the Corinthia Lisbon Spa (Lisbon’s largest wellness center) for a workout at the gym or the aqua circuit, or for a massage or beauty treatment. The indoor pool features a small terrace for soaking up the rays.
In the Area
Take a guided tour of Lisbon’s mind-blowing street art. The city has become a world graffiti capital, and the local government even has a department dedicated to promoting it. Take the Elevador de Santa Justa from Baixa to Largo do Carmo; it’s a neo-Gothic wrought iron monument that dates from 1902. It was state-of-the-art when it opened, and the views from the 150-foot-high platform are still impressive. The Museu Calouste Gulbenkian has a wondrous collection of 6,000 ancient and modern artifacts and works of art, and on Sunday afternoons it hosts free concerts. Try your luck at Casino de Estoril, one of Europe’s oldest, grandest and biggest casinos. Non-gamblers can enjoy its glitzy club, Jezebel, which moves to nearby Tamariz Beach in summer.
How to Get There
Hotel is very beautiful. Staff very friendly. We’ve been to the soul lounge at the evening, it was cozy and nice. The breakfast was amazing, with a guy playing the piano and everything you want and even more is available. If you are planning a trip to Lisbon I would definitly recommend this hotel. Outside you can take train, bus, metro to the city centre.
We came back for a second time and it was as well run and friendly as before but with a new garden. The Soul Garden was beautifully designed with plants everywhere, a water course and areas of privacy. It was a peaceful oasis in Lisbon.
The best hotel in Lisbon.
Charming property, delicious food, personal touch on every ocasion, - birthday compliment, welcome cocktail, room night service with compliments for each guest and of course, a personal care of the Hotel Manager. A breath taking view at the Executive floor and an amazing SPA!
Thanks to the entire team for the highly professional aproach. The uniform and look of the employees is just perfect, like they are ready for a wedding ceremony.Compliments to the GM of the Hotel for the brilliant job!
We spent one night at Corinthia on our way back from Porto. The welcome was lovely from the front desk and the room was immaculate with everything you could need and of good quality. The complimentary custard tarts and welcome note was a lovely touch .We decided to eat in the hotel. We went to the Soul Kitchen and were very impressed with the beautiful surroundings, music and ambiance. Unfortunately there seemed to be some mix up and there was a long, long delay for our drinks (glass of wine, one beer - easy order!). The bar was not overly busy. We watched the one and only barman who was obviously overwhelmed continue to make cocktails and saw people that came in after us getting their drinks immediately. Despite the large number of staff well over 20 minutes had gone by before we could get anyone's attention to chase up our order. When the drinks finally arrived there was no apology for the long delay which was a little rude considering how patient we had been. We were tempted to leave but decided to stay on and I am glad we did. I think the staff could see that we were not happy and made efforts to rectify the situation. I'd like to especially mention Riccardo who was very attentive to our needs and helped us to decide on dinner and also kept the drinks flowing. Thank you Riccardo. I think the good however outweighed this minor complaint and I would certainly stay here again if I was in Lisbon.
We stayed at Hotel Corinthia for 4 nights in April 2019.
Let's start with the bad, so we can end on a high note.
1. One day our keycards just stopped working. We had to go to the reception and stand in line to wait for them to be reset, which was definitely an experience I could've been without.
2. There was no toilet brush in the bathroom, and I cannot fathom why. Strangely there were no washcloths either.
3. There was some kind of construction or maintenance works going on, so in the late mornings there were rather annoying noises to be heard.
4. The Do Not Disturb button didn't work. The hotel uses an electronic button solution to signal that you do not want to be disturbed, but it didn't work. We made reception aware, and was told maintenance would take a look at it. We never heard anything about the issue, which meant I ended up juryrigging a DND sign from the breakfast menu, a discarded boarding pass, and a piece of gum.
5. Because of the above, the first day when we came back from the pool, housekeeping was tidying up our room despite us having clicked the DND switch. Which meant we had to sit around in the hallway for 25 minutes in bathrobes and swimwear.
6. Service at the indoor pool was lacking. There were jugs of ice water and fruit laid out, only they were all empty, and were never refilled in the time we spent at the pool.
7. Being on the portly side, I requested a larger robe from not one, but two members of staff, but I never heard back from either of them.
Now that the bad is taken care of, let's get on with the good, because there's plenty of that as well.
1. Check-in was quick and flawless, with excellent service and just the right amount of chitchat to make you feel welcome.
2. On entering the room for the first time, we were greeted by a short handwritten message from the General Manager, along with two small Portuguese custard tarts. A small gesture, but a welcome one.
3. Breakfast was amazing. AMAZING. There's everything you could possibly want, and the quality level was excellent. From the fresh fruits to made-to-taste omelettes, everything here was A+++.
4. The room itself was spacious, clean, and had a decent view. You can tell that they've put a lot of work into renovating the rooms recently. I thought the decor quite cozy, but your mileage may vary.
5. The hotel bar was comfy, with a chill atmosphere, had great drinks and top notch service. The outdoor bar area looked great, but alas the weather wasn't quite stellar enough to make use of it.
6. Great location. I've read other reviews on here lampooing the location as being too out of the way, but those people must've completely missed the metro station 50 meters away from the hotel. The area itself is quite dull, but who wants to stay around their hotel all day anyway? For us, this was a perfect spot.
7. The bathroom was overall also pretty great. Was pleased to see there was a bidet, a wide shower head AND a bathtub. There was even built-in bluetooth speakers, so I could put on some tunes while showering and shaving. Nice touch.
8. I was absentminded when we left, and managed to leave both my headphones and my laptop in the room. However I quickly called the concierge, and before I had even landed back home in Copenhagen, arrangements had been made to mail my belongings to me. Now that's great service if I ever saw it.
We did not make use of the restaurant (aside from the breakfast buffet), executive lounge, or gym so I can't attest to the quality of those.
Were it possible I would give this 4,5 out of 5 review, but alas TripAdvisor only works with whole numbers, so I am going to err on the side of caution and end up on a 4 out of 5.
Would I stay here again? Probably, depending on what else was on offer at the time. Our stay overall was on a high enough level that we're considering staying at the Corinthia on our upcoming trip to Prague.