The 8 Downtown Suites
What We Love
- A chic base in Lisbon's Pombaline quarter
- The sleek, stylish and modern guest rooms
- Being located in the center of Lisbon
- Discovering the city's charming castles and modern museums
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Bike rentals can be arranged
- All guestrooms are air-conditioned
- Free WiFi
Lisbon is a beguiling city, uniquely spread over seven hills that overlook the Tegus River. Here, magnificent monasteries and charming castles sit alongside modern museums and cutting-edge art, while a lively shopping scene and vibrant nightlife complete the urban tableau. All this is intersected by tramways, cobblestone lanes and tree-lined streets, making for an attractive and captivating destination that’s fast topping traveler’s wishlists.
DownTown Suites puts you right in the heart of it, occupying a prime spot in the city’s center, just a short
walk from the lift for the Castelo de São Jorge. Housed in a refurbished
18th-century building in the Pombaline quarter, it’s filled with loads of elegant charm by way of vintage and designer furniture sitting
alongside Portuguese pottery and paintings. The ground-floor bar serves
light bites, while a first-floor reading room makes an ideal space for a
bit of relaxing after a day spent exploring the city.
Rooms are sleek and modern, with wooden floors,
white walls and a neutral color palette. Each offers space enough for a
desk area, as well as an en-suite bathroom. Superior rooms are larger than Comfort rooms.
floor has its own Nespresso coffee machine, and you’ll find a relaxing
bar on the ground floor, serving light meals alongside drinks.
8 DownTown Suites is located in the Pombaline quarter, right in the center of Lisbon and near the
lift for the Castelo de São Jorge. The popular areas of Chiado, Palace
Square and Rossio Square are all just a short walk away.
How to Get There
This was my first trip to Lisbon. Just been travelling the world for the last 30 days
I was drawn to this hotel by the location and price
The photos were showing a newer style and upgraded.
First impressions small. Like many European hotels it was expected to be smaller
The elevator it a oner just space for one person
If you stayed on the 2nd floor you would need to go to the 3rd floor and walk down to 2
Sorta inconvenient with baggage.
My room was ok felt like old school with Nuevo touches. It was clean
Shower was smaller than pictured so small it was actually smaller than a cruise ship shower....
No place to put soap or shaver shelf needed
Toilet was never style toilet paper hold broken not used.
Trip hazard going into the bathroom I acsnt count the times I tripped on a small step to the bathroom my toes got the worst of it
Speaking of hazards the front entrance door is unsafe it only opens inward
If there was a fire a rush the door would render it useless and could potentially pin you inside but this is common in Lisbon
There is a “safe” although it is called a safe I would not use it
Basically a thin metal lock box not held down with anything in my opinion useless
This made me feel uncomfortable leaving my valuables in my room so I did not have a daily cleaner. Enter my room.
There is a daily breakfast in the lobby not included but seemed expensive versus just down the street was plenty of other options
On the 1st floor is a community seating area with free teas and coffees and fruit and cookies
I didn’t see much turn over in this and never saw a guest use so the fruit at times was poor quality and cookies seemed gone for the most part
But I managed some oranges
The staff everyone I interacted with was great cheerful and helpful.always stood up when we spoke.
The lighting system in the hallways was motion activated so it was dark all the time
I used the stairways as much as possible. The location was so central for me I could walk to anywhere close to all amenities there is a grocery tore within 3 small blocks
Accessed thru an elevator across the street
Good airport service with good price much less than from the airport.
I do recommend taking the train from the airport
Almost forgot sleeping at times was hard very noisy between floors so at times the other guests walking in the middle of the night woke me up.as well as anyone walking on my floor.
The 8 Downtown Suites is a boutique hotel in the middle of the Baixa District sometimes called the Historic or Central District in the city of Lisbon. Convenient to all you want to see in the District as well as to restaurants and shopping. Baixa is the original city of Lisbon with small streets and easy walking distance to the beautiful Riverfront and cafes. Accommodations were comfortable; the chef's breakfast very satisfying and hotel staff were most hospitable. A special shout out to staff member Mafalda who suggestions helped to make our experience in the Baxia District most exceptional.
A short walk from the Baixa-Chiado metro station (which can connect you to the airport and most sights you’ll want to visit in Lisbon) and surrounded by wonderful bars and restaurants, The 8’s location is excellent.
The rooms are modern, stylish and comfortable. Ours was in the back of the hotel, which would have been quiet except for the people we heard walking around in the room above us at all hours of the night. Some more carpeting might solve the problem.
The front desk staff were friendly and helpful, but some of the people in the kitchen acted like they were doing us a favor for routine requests. On both mornings we ate there the scrambled eggs were dry and barely warm, as was the coffee.
Great small hotel close to Praça do Comércio and hundread of restaurant. The staff speaks many languages. The room are clean and big enough. On the first floor, they have a living room where you can have coffee and talked with other clients. Breakfast is good and complete. Strongly recommended!!
The 8 was a perfect location for my weekend in Lisbon. Right in the centre of where everything is happening. Quiet rooms, so sleep was plentiful with no disturbances.
Hotel was relaxed and had a nice atmosphere. Room I paid for was basic and very nice.
Staff were first class from the moment we walked through the door all the way until check out. I felt very welcome. Thank you.