Internacional Design Hotel
What We Love
- A welcome drink per person is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Plenty of quirky design features
- Situated on Rossio Square, Lisbon's energetic heart
- In-room "survival book" with a 24-hour room service menu and up-to-the-minute city break suggestions
What To Know
- Guestrooms are cozy (129 to 237 square feet) and best suited to couples
- The Bastardo restaurant is set to open mid-April
- Vouchers are available at the front desk for nearby gym services
- Valet parking costs an additional $20 per day
- The hotel offers different rates depending on single or double occupancy
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Dating back to 1910, the Internacional Design Hotel underwent a head-to-toe revamp in 2009, transforming the property into a sleek 55-room retreat on one of Lisbon’s prettiest squares. The carefully conceptualized guestrooms follow four themes: urban (industrial artwork and metal fixtures), tribe (animal print fabrics and earth tones), Zen (neutral hues and Asian-inspired prints) and pop (a bold mix of brightly colored walls, wacky Pop Art and ’60s-inspired furnishings). Though diminutive, all rooms are soundproof and offer delightful creature comforts including a soothing massage shower, L’Occitane bath products, a pillow menu and a Nespresso coffee machine. The breakfast room — a colorful tribute to all things kitsch and whimsical, scattered with mismatched chairs and tongue-in-cheek artworks — doubles as a hip bar and lounge area at night. On the top floor, the purple Loft room is a welcoming space to kick back or indulge in a pampering massage.
In the Area
A hub of activity since the Middle Ages, Rossio Square, with its shops, cafés and the Dona Maria II National Theater, offers the perfect starting point for exploring Lisbon. The adjacent pedestrian street, Rua Augusta, leads to Praça do Comercio, a scenic square overlooking the Tagus River. Enjoy an evening fado performance at Can the Can, a restaurant in the square where canned goods mesh surprisingly well with fresh ingredients. Neighboring ’hoods include the fashionable Chiado district, home to trendy concept stores including the recently inaugurated Chiado Factory and such restaurants as Belcanto, a posh eatery from Michelin-starred chef José Avillez.
How to Get There
this boutique hotel checks all the boxes. A very good location on Rossio square. and close to many tourist sites. it has a great breakfast. The restaurant is also good and busy so make a reservation. we enjoyed our stay the front desk staff were helpful and kind.
This hotel is in the best location of Lisbon for a traveller. You are close to most tourist attractions and close to public transportation and train stations.
Service is great and so is the restaurant for breakfast.
The main problem is that the hotel is well worn and needs an update.
O Hotel é bem localizado. A Parte externa do hotel é linda, mas o quarto é bem pequeno, a recepção é simples, mas é funcional. Ficamos apenas uma noite e infelizmente o ar condicionado do quarto não funcionou, e o dia fez muito calor em Lisboa. Ligamos para recepção, pedimos um solução, que enviou alguem para confirmar que o Ar condicionado não estava funcionando. Depois de 10 minutos ligaram novamente, e falaram que "não teria como resolver". Ficou claro a falta de manutenção preventiva e o Ar Condicionado, e já estava funcionando sem gelar o quarto a alguns dias. Tivemos um noite terrível. Não recomendo.
The Hotel is well located. The outside of the hotel is beautiful, but the room is very small, the reception is simple but functional. We only stayed one night and unfortunately the room air conditioner did not work and the day was very hot in Lisbon. We called reception, asked for a solution, which sent someone to confirm that the air conditioning was not working. After 10 minutes they called again and said "there was no way to solve it". It was clear the lack of maintenance and air conditioning, and was already working without freezing the room a few days. We had a terrible night. I do not recommend.