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
A beautiful hotel with a creature comforts. Great location, superior rooms, amazing staff and a real gem situated so centrally. Really loved my stay. No request to big and I loved the personal touches. Metro, tuk-tuks and taxis close by and reception staff full of suggestions to make your trip memorable! Thank you everyone.
Rooms were quiet, and quality was superior,pretty much what you'd expect. There is a very good restaurant attached -- very convenient if you do not feel like stirring after a long day. What I found outstanding, and memorable, was the breakfast, served in a room in the basement. Variety, quality, and service were outstanding for that reason alone I would come back.
I stayed here for a Congress in Lisbon and it was a great experience. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff always ready to answer questions, a good central location that made things walkable throughout the city, and good amenities. Rooms were small but clean, beds were comfortable, and the in-room espresso machine was a great addition. Strongly recommended.
The hotel has a great location and service, however we had a problem with the bathroom's ceiling. Everytime we showered there was water coming out of a ceillng lamp. We called front desk the first night and they said it was the Air Conditioning but It happened again the second day . The problem was never resolved.
Very well located
The rooms are very small and complicated to use
Phone needs a university degree as well as the safe
Our window was so small facing a inside patio
The bed was too soft
The shower is very stupidly done if you use the hand shower
But the personnel is very nice and helpful
Breakfast was good