Verride Palácio Santa Catarina
What We Love
- Tagus River views from the Deluxe Suites
- The hotel’s outdoor patio, with a petite plunge pool
- Oysters and champagne at the rooftop bar
- Aesop toiletries in all guest bathrooms
What To Know
- Local architect Teresa Nunes de Ponte restored the former palace
- Due to preservation restrictions, there is no spa or gym onsite
- Although there isn’t a formal room service menu, light snacks and drinks can be ordered to your room
- Smartphones are available on loan
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Room Service
Restored 18th-century treasure in Lisbon’s historic hub, with 360-degree red roof views
Once a count’s residence, a bank, and the backdrop to a pop-up art festival, the latest incarnation of this hilltop haven is its most stunning look yet: a meticulously refurbished boutique sleep with some of the best service in Portugal’s coastal capital. From à la minute eggs by the alfresco pool to round-the-clock butlers who service the property’s two Royal suites (think original stucco work and azulejos that date back to 1901), the individualized experience here is fit for a modern monarch. Not that that means a stay here is devoid of warmth. The careful restoration ensured that rooms retained their accessible charm with lots of natural light and walls covered in silk wallpaper or raw linen, and hotel’s public spaces (including Suba, a rooftop marvel with a notable degustation menu) are equally inviting.
In the Area
Bica, the quaint surrounding neighborhood, is known for its centuries-old bars and funicular, a canary-yellow tram that glides up and down the area’s iconic hill. Must-dos in stylish Chiado include sampling custard tarts at Manteigaria (both tourists and locals endure the serpentine line here) and getting lost in the shelves at Bertrand, considered the world’s oldest operational bookstore. History buffs won’t be able to resist wandering around the Sao Roque Church, one of the very few buildings in Lisbon that emerged unscathed from the catastrophic 1775 earthquake.
How to Get There
We enjoyed a sunset cocktail on the rooftop bar of this very beautiful hotel. Food and drinks delicious. Service friendly and efficient. We looked at the dinner menu which is extensive and seems to be great value for the money. Definitely a place to visit in Lisbon
My boyfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights in Lisbon and absolutely loved it. The location is perfect. The views are incredible. And the room is real luxury - the most amazing towels, linens, bathrobes, product (Aesop), etc. When we arrived we were placed in a room below the lobby that was dark and street level. We asked to switch and the manager kindly upgraded our room to one with a view of the water and the city.
While the room etc. were amazing, the highlight of this hotel was the breakfast. Each morning they have a breakfast "tasting menu" that consists of a new fresh fruit juice (watermelon, beet, etc.) everyday, yogurt with granola or fruit or bran cereal, a meat/cheese/pastry tray, eggs with bacon, mushrooms, spinach - in the most delicate and beautiful way. I am normally not a fan of hotel breakfasts because I find them to be lazy or over portioned... but Verride does it perfectly.
Overall, I would highly recommend this hotel. We had a wonderful stay, and hope to come back soon!!!
This is a lovely renovated mansion which has been stylishly outfitted for a luxury stay. The atmosphere is wonderful and the staff is terrific! No detail has been overlooked here. Our room was gorgeous and super comfortable and convenient. The hotel is well located and just a fabulous choice for a stay in Lisbon! Sadly I don’t have any pics of the rooms inside the hotel but both the public and private spaces are beautiful.