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3.5 of 5 Condominium   |   Rua de Sao Jose, 164, Lisbon 1150-248, Portugal
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Ranked #24 of 183 Specialty lodging in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These apartments are spacious, romantic and well located. We were met by Juan who was extremely welcoming and helpful throughout our trip, recommending and booking restaurants for us. My only slight criticism is that the breakfasts are not as luxurious as the apartment (e.g. Kellogs rather than locally sourced produce). I would highly recommend Mercador and would love to stay... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

A very tasteful and romantic appartement in a lovely old mansion in what at first appears a back street location. In fact, this appt is ideally located to see all of lissabon. It was perfect for our anniversary... big rooms, luxurious interior good bathroom and kitchenette. The reception on the first day was very friendly and helpful with loads of... More

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Cologne, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Perfect location, nice young man helping us, clean, spacy, wonderful furniture, you can walk to the main attractions, Food in the fridge was a lot and allways refilled, but could be more typical portuguese.

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Belgrade, Serbia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Hotel is perfect for couples. It has great location, interesting interior and helpful proprietor. My suggestion is to go to restaurant chef cordeiro and taste national dishes. We loved Lisabon and we are planning to come back and have another romantic weekend at Mercador.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

This is one of those places that so far exceeds expectations as to be thrilling. The location is a centuries-old building, once owned by a nobleman, lovingly restored with all the amenities, right on the original main street of Portugal. It's now just off the Avenida, a charming narrow cobblestone street full of shops and places to eat and drink,... More

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albany, new york
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We stayed at Mercador for a week and it is wonderful. Great location - quiet street but very accessible to central Lisbon. Luis, the proprietor, is warm, friendly and great for Lisbon tips and suggestions. The apartment was sumptuous and quite a bargain for a European city. The fridge was always stocked, the room clean and beautiful. When we return... More

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We found the Mercador a beautiful and comfortable apartment with every amenity, in a charming historic building. The location was interesting and convenient for exploring the city. We were warmly welcomed on arrival and given all the information we needed for an enjoyable city break - reataurant recommendations, places of interest, what to avoid and what was essential not to... More

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Madrid, Spain
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Certainly it is house of XVI century, but not only for decoration and lack of isolation (very moisy street with works just in front), but as well because unacceptable deficiencies, such as lack of hot water, or failure into the electricity. These problems will not be solved, because you are not able to contact with no-one from the staff, in... More

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kapinha, General Manager at Mercador, responded to this review

We are truly sorry that your experience at Suites Mercador did not match your expectations and the quality of service we wish to provide to our guests. We apologize for the electrical problems and difficulties with the water boiler you have experience although they have been solved, naturally, that same day. On the information we provide our guests there are... More

Budapest, Hungary
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9 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We had a great time in Lisbon. We have been traveling around Portugal, and I found Mercador on the internet. I receive a nice e-mail explaining how we get too the apartment and how we get the key etc. Joao was waiting for us, and he was even better than an official guide ;))) as we got excellent tips from... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We arrived, John was waiting for us.. very easy welcome.. he stayed and showed us the best places in Lissabon, which were VERY good.. we've seen most of them even though we've been in Lissabon before. The appartment (and building) are BEAUTIFUL! Very clean, spacious, comfortable and romantic! And a very very good breakfast you can make yourself (eggs, bread,... More

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Address: Rua de Sao Jose, 164, Lisbon 1150-248, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Estremadura > Lisbon
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #24 of 183 Specialty lodging in Lisbon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mercador 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Lisbon in one of the oldest and picturesque streets of the city is the Palácio do Mercador ("Merchant's Palace"), a building whose first record dates back to 1565.Resisting the earthquake that struck Lisbon in 1755, the owner at the time knowing of the presence in the city of the Milanese plasterer Giovanni Grossi commissioned him the decoration of his palace, according the rococo style, coating ceilings with beautiful stucco, the walls with tile ("azulejos") panels and decorative paintings that we can still admire.Over the five hundred years of its existence, the palace was home to many famous people who marked the society of their time through politics, culture and overseas trade.Over the past five years the palace has undergone a profound restoration and conservation, promoted by the current owners and executed by the company CRERE, which brought back the splendor and dignity of other times. ... more   less 
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