EPIC SANA Lisboa Hotel
What We Love
- Daily buffet breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate for Junior Suites
- The rooftop infinity pool overlooks Lisbon’s skyline and the Atlantic Ocean
- Flor-de-Lis restaurant serves brunch every Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- WiFi is free
What To Know
- The hotel opened in March 2013
- Switch Supper Club is currently closed, with an opening date to be announced
- Upscale pool and bar is currently closed, with an opening date projected for May 2014
- The gym is open 24 hours
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In Lisbon’s Amoreiras neighborhood, a short walk from the city’s main thoroughfare, Avenida da Liberdade, the EPIC SANA Lisboa is a contemporary crash pad with a sleek rooftop infinity pool. Striking artworks, hefty sculptures and oversize ceiling lights adorn the lobby, which is also home to a restaurant and a marble-effect horseshoe bar. The 311 guestrooms are done in mahogany, cream and teal, and the bathrooms are separated from the bedrooms by a glass wall (with a blind that can be lowered for privacy). Rooms start at 323 square feet, and all feature kingsize beds, bathtubs and separate showers, Nespresso coffee machines, pillow menus and bluetooth-enabled sound systems. Flor-de-Lis is an all-day dining spot on the ground floor that serves Portuguese dishes and a Saturday brunch, and the rooftop bar is open May to October for cocktails and light bites. The mammoth spa overlooks a botanical garden and has an indoor pool, or you can pop up to the roof to take a dip in the infinity pool, which overlooks Lisbon’s skyline.
In the Area
The huge Amoreiras Mall is just down the street and open until 11 p.m. every day. 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, a neo-Gothic wrought iron elevator dating 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 the 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
We weren't guests at this hotel, but called into the lounge bar for a late night coffee and were very pleasantly surprised. It's a stunning reception and lounge area, and very clean and comfortable, with elegantly-mannered staff who treated us beautifully, throughout. We simply ordered two coffees which came with sugar water, sugar stirrers, honey, and tiny cakes. The coffee was good and the bill very reasonable. We'll definitely go again and I will happily recommend it.
The hotel is amazing. The rooms, the restaurant, the pool.
The service was also 5 stars.
I’ve paid an inexpensive room since the hotel was full booked, but still was one of the best in Lisbon. The view was amazing.
I totally recommend this hotel.
Nice hotel. Good location, design and amenities. Good service, the rooms are pretty good as well. There is a rooftop pool but it so tiny for such a big hotel, it was always overcrowded, we hadn’t got a chance to swim there. And there is just about 10 sun beds in the SPA area whichever is not enough too. All the rest is good.