Myriad by SANA Hotels
What We Love
- Futuristic design elements throughout
- Impressive skyline views
- The alfresco terrace fronts the Tagus River
- WiFi is free
What To Know
- It's east of Lisbon, about a six-mile drive from the city center
- Room service is available 24 hours a day
- Parking is available for an additional $21 per day
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
On the banks of Lisbon’s Tagus River, the Myriad by Sana is a striking property designed by Portuguese architect Nuno Leónidas. Resembling a giant sailboat (a nod to Dubai’s iconic Burj Al Arab), the futuristic glass building soars 469 feet tall and offers impressive skyline views. The light-flooded glass atrium is dotted with artworks, bold pops of color and chandeliers that resemble huge jellyfish. The 186 guestrooms evoke the swinging ’60s with red shag carpets and retro bubble chairs that hang from the ceiling. Contemporary creature comforts include Nespresso coffee machines and whirlpool baths or hydromassage showers. Head to the ground-floor River Lounge for all-day dining (choose from several authentic Portuguese options), and follow up with an alfresco drink on the wooden deck overlooking the Tagus River. The Sayanna spa is up on the 23rd floor and features an indoor pool, a flotation tank, sensory showers, a Turkish bath and treatment rooms with panoramic vistas. The gym is open 24 hours a day.
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, 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
I stayed here for four nights while attending the Web Summit. The rooms are really beautiful and comfortable with beautiful sea views (all rooms have sea view).
The room service is quick and efficient, the staff are very nice.
I had an issue in that I only had one room key, which meant power was off during the day and I could not charge my devices, I asked reception for a second key which they gladly organised. I left the keycard in for power the following day and left, however housekeeping pulled it out during the day and my devices did not charge. The following day I left a note on the card in both English and Portuguese to ask them to leave it in place, which they did, but they plugged out my charging devices!! I was very annoyed about this. I found it impossible to charge my devices during my stay due to this.
I also could have done without the vigorous knocking around 7pm / 8pm each evening asking if I needed towels, I felt housekeeping could have done this during the day while turning the room over.
The food was lovely, breakfast was very nice, dinner was also very nice. It's only a 10 min taxi ride to the airport and it's about a 15 minute walk to Oriente to get the Metro. It's also right next to the Cable Car terminal.
Good hotel. Not central location but still good - right on the seaside. Beautiful water and city views, nice terrace. Rooms are good enough. No balcony and the windows don’t open. Prices are fair enough.
Kids not allowed to use pool after 2PM while check-in is at 3PM!
Hotel is not adult only so don't understand why pool area use is so restricted.
Great location on promenade but strange and outdated design.