Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade
What We Love
- Location on Lisbon’s grandest avenue, within walking distance of the historic center
- Bose radio-alarm with iPod and iPad dock in every room
- Fluffy robes and Hermès and Lanvin toiletries add a touch of class to the bathrooms
- Free, unlimited bottled water is offered as part of the turn-down service
What To Know
- The gym is small, and the range of equipment is modern but limited. There’s no pool
- There's one restaurant and one bar on-site, but there are lots of dining options close by
- In-room WiFi does not always work as seamlessly as it should
- Geared toward business travelers
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Behind a grand façade on Lisbon’s tree-lined boulevard Avenida da Liberdade, this luxe hotel combines cutting-edge style and a classy location. A huge revolving door leads through to an elegant lobby furnished with pale stone, dark wood and red and gold flourishes. The ground-floor Intra-Muros bar is glamorously decked out with scarlet upholstery, gilt vases, bronze gongs and works from 1920s China and Macau, evoking the city’s Oriental connections.
Bed and Bath
In the guestrooms, a palette of creamy rose and ochre is offset by dark wood furniture and red silhouette prints. Extremely comfortable MyBeds (King, Queen or Twin) make a lazy room service breakfast all the more appealing. They come with down pillows, but hypoallergenic bedding is available on request. Black-and-white bathrooms have rainfall showers and luxe toiletries from Hermès and Lanvin. There’s a good mix of techy amenities and luxe extras, such as iPod docks and free WiFi and a turn-down service that includes spring water and chocolates.
The Intra-Muros lobby bar is a top spot for classy cocktails and serves an impressive portfolio of port and Madeira labels. Wines from the Douro, Alentejo and Setubal vineyards are on the menu at the AdLib restaurant, where chef Daniel Schlaipfer offers French-Portuguese fusion dishes. There are lots of great bars and restaurants nearby too. The hotel’s Golden Key concierges can provide suggestions and make dinner reservations. There’s no spa on-site, but in-room massages can be arranged to soothe the kinks after a day’s sightseeing. For drivers, the hotel’s underground garage is a boon in a part of the city where parking spaces are very hard to find.
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 Casino de Estoril, one of Europe’s oldest, grandest and biggest casinos. Non-gamblers can enjoy its glitzy club, Jezebel, which transfers to nearby Tamariz Beach in summer.
How to Get There
I expected a lovely atmosphere and good service, and the service was beyond impeccable. Thank you especially to Carina at the front desk who helped us with a number of complications we had (due to lost luggage and a lost phone—unrelated to the hotel!) and some rebooking we needed to do for other legs of the trip. She was extremely patient, helpful, warm and friendly, and we appreciate her as well as the rest of the friendly staff we encountered.
Excellent Hotel, very good localization, excellent staff, very confortable and well provided room.
Since the arrival they gave me full attention, as i were member of the family. Wecome drink agreable, e excelent dinner até the hotel restaurante, with a complimentary bottle of winne.
The Sofitel is not the swankiest hotel in Lisbon.In fact, it is low key and lacks the wow factor.
However, the location is just perfect. Quiet, a refined area and close walking district to all the walk able areas of Lisbon.
Right from our arrival, we found the staff to be engaging, friendly and fresh.
Our room was quiet, comfortable and of definite 5 star quality.
We booked for 2 nights and stayed for 3, which basically sums up our experience.
Beautiful hotel centrally located in downtown Lisbon. Excellent service and amenities. Walking distance to centre of downtown. Beautiful rooms - very clean and immaculate. Cannot go wrong with this hotel.
Just returned from Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade. Stayed 3 nights and returned for 1 night being last night of our European holiday. Totally agree with another reviewer in that we hit the jackpot in choosing this hotel for our Lisbon stay. The Hotel has wonderful, friendly, helpful staff (Assistant Concierge Manager Elizabeth was a stand out) and is in an excellent position on the beautiful tree lined Avenue Liberdade. Within a short walk from the Hotel you can access the major attractions of the CBD including beautiful monuments, great shopping, restaurants and the Metro and Rossi Stations. Hotel has all the amenities you would expect and it was a delight to enjoy its 5 star comforts including the very comfortable beds. We found returning to the Hotel for our last day was like returning home.