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As Janelas Verdes
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   R. Janelas Verdes, 47, Lisbon 1200-690, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #6 of 217 Hotels in Lisbon
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1 review
“Wonderful Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2009

The place is amazing. People are lovely and always available for helping. We had a wonderful stay in this charming hotel. I'm sure that anyone who choose this place will have the same experience because this is its proposal. I truly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Toronto
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4 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2008

This comfortable, well appointed hotel offers a quiet reprieve from the busy streets of Lisboa. Admittedly, it is about a :20 minute walk to the Baixa of Lisbon. However, a tram line, only a five minute walk from the hotel connects you swiftly with the rest of the city (the 15E takes you to Belem (:15)as well as the Baixa(:5min), where you can walk or easily access other transportation to the Barrio Alto etc., Tram 28, local sight seeing tours).

We had two short stays, at either ends of our 10 day Portuguese holiday, and found the rooms to be pleasantly decorated, well maintained, comfortable and quiet. A view of the harbour from the third floor is delightful. The Juliet balcony from the second floor overlooks the court yard and has a burbelling fountain to disguise the city noise if you prefer your windows to be open. During both visits our rooms had a large bathroom with a much used deep soaker tub.

The library on the third floor is a cozy room with a large balcony where guests can relax and enjoy a view of the harbour. A small, well stocked honour bar has plenty of options to quench your thirst. A happy surprise was the tray of Pasteis de Belem, the highly regarded local custard pastry!

The front staff at the hotel are very helpful. Although sadly, I left behind an item of clothing which was not returned to me despite having contacted the hotel the very next day after departure.

  • Liked — very pleasant and inviting atmosphere
  • Stayed October 2008
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2008

Lovely hotel and would stay again. Good location and near to major museum. Quick access to airport by taxi - only about 20 mins. max. Friendly staff and well decorated reception areas; lovely courtyard for breakfast and also a roof terrace with spendid views over river Tagus. Honesty bar and great comfortable decor in library bar. Excellent breakfast on ground floor with splendid selection - even sparkling wine for Buck's Fizz. Reception produced complimentary bottle of sparkling for anniversary in room without any prompting or request. Only downside was the hard matress on bed if it matters to you. Room safe in wardrobe and no charge. All in all a good experience and will stay there again for pleasure and business next time in Lisbon. Good transport links - bus stop almost outside and easy walking to sites and centre.

  • Liked — Location, friendly
  • Disliked — beds
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2008

We spent a week in Janelas Verdes. The staff were courteous and friendly, the hotel spotless, the location perfect, the breakfasts generous and delicious, and the library and terrace garden a wonderful surprise. However, the aircon was half hearted and unpredictable, and the noise from the street was unbelievable. Most mornings it started up at around 5.30 - traffic noise driving over the cobbles and bouncing off the buildings, but on Saturday night it went on and on. And on. From around 2am when local night clubs started throwing out. Yelling, partying, endless disturbance ... until we could bear it no longer and got up early for breakfast. If you value your sleep, take earplugs.

  • Stayed September 2008
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2008

After some research into where to stay in Lisbon we chose the Janelas Verdes. We wanted somewhere comfortable, not too big and near good transport links - this hotel fitted our needs perfectly. As an added bonus the staff were excellent, the garden breakfasts really relaxing (inc. in our rate) and the library balcony a great surprise. There is a bus stop just up the road, a train station and tram stop 5mins away and taxis seem to be €5 to get to most central places. I did find the pillows uncomfortable on the first night as someone else has mentioned, but (and not sure if this is new or not) they do have a pillow menu so you can chose something to your liking. We had room 23 which had 2 small balaconies overlooking the patio garden and did not experience any noise issues. The free wi-fi, free use of pc/ printer and honesty bar and nice staff are touches that made us glad (once again) they we stayed clear of the big chains.

  • Liked — Breakfast in the garden
  • Disliked — Nothin
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2008

Staff were terrific and helpful. The library a comfortable and inviting place to relax but the bed was awful...so uncomfortable we found it difficult to sleep. Also the air conditioning blew but rarely did any cool air emerge. We were surprised to learn that we were charged for breakfast when we checked out...14 euros each. We stayed 2 nights. Also felt a bit claustrophobic. A bit too far from the centre as well.

  • Liked — the staff were very helpful
  • Disliked — the bed
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2007

Our group of 4 adults recently stayed at As Janelas Verdes for 3 nights; it was JUST right! The public rooms (living room, breakfast room, and the fabulous library with a terrace and wonderful views of the Tejo river with Cristo Rei and the 25 de Abril bridge) feel very cozy and inviting with comfortable furniture and judiciously rich decor. We agree with a previous posting about the silk flowers & plants, but we also like the fact that our very reasonable rates clearly did not include the costs of extravagant exhibits in hotel lobbies, where we typically derive little direct benefits. (And though fake, the flower arrangements were actually not in poor taste!) The breakfast buffet was abundant, with pastry, juices, hot tea & coffee and hot milk, fresh fruit salad, cereal, eggs, bacon, cheeses (including fromage fraiche -- yum, yum), yogurt, etc. ... There is no restaurant on site, so one would have to go out for lunch and dinner, but there are enough small and good coffee shops and restaurants nearby, and when inquired, the staff cheerfully offered to deliver fresh fruits and home-made sandwiches to our rooms.

Our own double superior rooms were quiet and sufficiently roomy, with comfortably firm beds. The nights were turning cooler when we were there, and both rooms had very comfortable temperature controls. The bathrooms were also sufficiently roomy with marbled floors, tiled baths, and Molton Brown bath products. A small but cute touch was the complimentary port in each room. There was no minibar in the rooms, but the library has a very reasonably priced stock of beverages, and this certainly encouraged our daily sojourns to the library to enjoy the magnificent views too! Nightly turndown service was discreet.

Service was consistenly and uniformly excellent, as all previous reviewers have stated. While we were there, we saw the staff going way out to help another guest with locating the guest's luggages, which had been lost by the airlines and had nothing to do with the hotel. The staff even offered to call the hotel on the guest's next destination to make arrangement for delayed arrival and/or delivery --just in case! We knew that As Janelas Verdes is a relatively small hotel and were not looking for any huge lobby with rows and rows of registration staff, but even then, check-in and check-out were both efficient and attentive.

The hotel is in the Santos district, right next to the Luxembourg embassy and down the street from the French embassy. We knew that the hotel would not be quite centrally located for sightseeing, but after spending the day sightseeing, it was actually quite nice to come back to a relatively less bustling area. We used taxis a lot to go places, and in general, it costs the 4 of us about 6-8 Euros to go from the hotel to various places in town including going to the Gulbenkian one night for a concert. We ourselves did not encounter any problems with street noise, with one of our rooms facing the garden in the back and the other facing out with a view of the Tejo.

In all, we felt that As Janelas Verdes had just the right combination of comfortable space and excellent service for us to feel very much welcomed and to enjoy a very relaxing and pleasant visit to Lisbon. We definitely would stay here again when we return.

  • Liked — comfortable and cozy space; outstanding service; location
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: R. Janelas Verdes, 47, Lisbon 1200-690, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Estremadura > Lisbon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Lisbon
#6 Luxury Hotel in Lisbon
#16 Family Hotel in Lisbon
#21 Business Hotel in Lisbon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — As Janelas Verdes 4*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As Janelas Verdes is a small charming boutique hotel in the historic center of Lisbon. This 18th-century palace is next to the National Ancient Art Museum. With its small garden and the top floor library overlooking the river, this mansion transmits a romantic and welcoming feeling. The rooms are sunny and cheerful and the Tagus is close by. ... more   less 
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