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
From the moment we arrived to leaving the hotel the level of service and attention to detail provided by the staff was absolutely fantastic. To add to this the food served at the restaurant is to a very high standard, the bar area is very relaxed.
Upon arrival we received a complimentary drink at the bar, with pastries and Port in the room.
The concierge service was the best I have ever known, with the staff taking their time to sit with you to show you the location of the hotel on the map, things to do and see. There is a Wattsapp guide provided too that provides you with an interactive map and if you are out and want a recommendation for somewhere to eat you simply send a message, wait for a response, they will also take care of booking for you.
The location, whilst not in the prettiest area is on a nice square and only five minutes walk to the main centre of the city.
This is a delightful hotel!
Well worth a stay. Although the modern and well-appointed room was small, the hotel and its staff are excellent. The service was friendly and attentive. The breakfast was excellent as is the location. There are many restaurants within minutes from the hotel. I can recommend this hotel without hesitation and look forward to returning.
The building is Nicely renovated room is small but cozy, location is decent, the staff are what make it amazing. Andre and Katrina are fabulous. The breakfast is good. Vibe of the area is fun. Would stay here again. Lisbon is a nice city.
We ask to change our room and our demand was fully satisfied. The employees were charming. Quality of design and comfort of the room. The breakfast is generous and diverse. The hotel is near from the principal touristic attractions.
We stayed at the hotel for 4 nights and were amazed at how good it was. Although a review we had read previously had commented on the area, we felt safe walking around it in the day and at night. The hotel couldn’t have been more convenient for the underground - which is cheap and easy to use- so we could get around, plus Tram 28 goes right outside the hotel! The reception staff were so helpful, taking the time to go through the map and pointing out things to see (they also gave us some helpful tips!) The welcome drink and pastries and port to our room were an added bonus and the breakfast was delicious! We don’t tend to go back to the same places but I think if we went back to Lisbon we would stay here again (there was some building work going on in the square, whilst we were staying so we think this area is up and coming!) Although next to a main road, we had no problems with noise.
The actual room itself was perfect for what we needed with a balcony from the bedroom and bathroom. It has been decorated to a high standard. An ideal room to relax in after a day sight seeing and walking up some steep hills!