What We Love
- A supremely chic stay in downtown Lisbon in an award-winning Art Nouveau buildingExploring the alternative, hotspots in the neighbourhoods of Mouraria, Graça and downtown Lisbon
- Slumbering among chic interiors in a hotel bursting with historic charm
- Treating yourself to a blow-out lunch at the unmissable Cervejaria Ramiro nearby
- Watching the sunset from one of the city’s many unique miradouros
What To Know
- It's steps from the water
- The hotel offers transfers to the train station nearby
- Free WiFi
A uniquely cool capital, Lisbon’s recent riverside development sits alongside undiminished traditions putting this European capital at the top of traveller’s wishlists. It glows with a surreal light that is diffused and reflected around its seven hills by the Tagus river and the city’s limestone-tiled streets. It is a beguiling blend of sun-bleached, time-worn charm and a bursting, contemporary cultural scene. Magnificent monasteries and Moorish castles sit alongside modern museums and art galleries, whilst a lively shopping scene and a vibrant nightlife complete the urban tableau. All this is veined with tramways, cobbled lanes and tree-lined streets, making for a truly captivating stay.
Hotel 1908 sits within walking distance of all this in the corner of the Almirante Reis Avenue (the address of Cervejaria Ramiro) and Intendente Square (home of hip-casual hang-out Casa Independente) in downtown Lisbon. This area has gone through the most notable transformation in recent years and the hotel seamlessly meshes old and new. Having been only recently renovated, original Art Nouveau features are offset by chic modern amenities and carefully chosen vintage-inspired items throughout the spacious bedrooms. Boasting an ever-evolving art gallery of up-and-coming artists, Hotel 1908 also offers a relaxed bar to enjoy a post-sightseeing cocktail and Infame Restaurant for Chef Nuno Bandeira de Lima’s Portuguese-fusion cuisine.
How to Get There
Wonderful staff. Good location. Great breakfast - typical buffet with made-to-order eggs/pancskes/etc. Nice decor. Boutique-style hotel.My large family (we had 9 rooms) arrived at 7am, and all but one of three rooms were ready for us, despite the hotel being busy during the holiday season.When we arrived, we didn't want breakfast, but the hotel set up a table with coffee and pastry for us (no charge).
A newly renovated hotel with an excellent location for being close to the city center, and super kind and helpful staff. The reception helped us several times to arrange our city site visits. Breakfast was also very good.
We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights and enjoyed it a lot. The breakfast was excellent, the rooms clean and comfortable and the entire hotel contemporary fitted. The location is not in the middle of the center but within walking distance.
This hotel is about 10-15 mins walk to all the main attractions. The rooms are comfortable, good quality beds and shower. There are hairdryer, robes, slippers toilitries, coffee maker. We also got tea making facilities but we had to ask for them. The hotel offer complimentary drinks on arrival and leave a treat of a Portuguese tart in your room on the first night which is a nice touch. Reception staff are really great friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about local attractions particularly Andre. I would say though we arrived on 30 Dec and left 1 Jan and we were told lots of attractions would be open on 31 Dec and in reality they were not things like the castle, good for the hotel staff to get this right! I think the Google map the hotel have developed is a great idea though just bad timing we arrived in the public holidays. The things that let this hotel down a little bit: the noise, sound proofing is a little lacking if you are a very light sleeper in truth this might not be for you. The breakfast - it's not a great selection and the staff are sullen and not very helpful. It's kind of half buffet half cooked fresh and neither works well. The area is up and coming rather than trendy but it's safe I would say.
Great service and good location...helpful in organising our day in Lisboa. Good restaurant on ground floor. Rooms tidy and clean With all necessities. Bit different to the hotel chains which is nice. Good design in a historic building..