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#43 of 1,199 Specialty lodging in Lisbon
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Ex Libris is an expression in Latin that literally means “from the Books of”. Its name reflects the tradition of this street, Rua da Misericórdia, which links Praça Luís de Camões with Largo Trindade Coelho in Chiado and borders the historic neighbourhood of Bairro Alto. Ex Libris is a testament to the vibrant literary and journalistic scene that has always been a part of the street, having housed the offices of O Diário Ilustrado, which was shut down by the government in 1956, and the bookshop Livraria Camões. This building's excellent location places it in the heart of the action, where things are always happening. You can easily step out for a stroll in Chiado or venture out to Avenida da Liberdade, where you'll find the most exclusive luxury shops. You're also steps away from the trendiest bars and restaurants in the city. With 17 apartments spread over 6 floors, Ex-Libris redefines the concept of Premium accommodation.
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H. S. A. wrote a review Aug 2022
8 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel is a beautiful book-themed boutique, with great service, complimentary breakfast, an excellent location in the city center of Lisbon, and spacious rooms with thoughtful literary decorations.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Duarte M, Diretor-Geral at Almaria - Edifício Ex Libris
Responded Aug 13, 2022
Dear World-Numismatist good afternoon, Thank you for your great review. Just spot on. We feel really happy that you enjoyed it. That is our main goal. The team could not been prouder than this. We are looking forward to welcome you back at Almaria. Warm regards
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FdK_traveler wrote a review Jul 2022
Houston, Texas132 contributions55 helpful votes
We spent just 2 nights here and I bring back home with me just great memories! It was very clean, location was great and the care provided by everyone was just out of the ordinary. Breakfast was prepared for us the previous night and brought to the fridge in our room. Hot bread was delivered to our room at 8:00am each morning and left by the door. Did I mention the room comes with a full kitchen ? And a washer / dryer for clothes? And a dish washer…!!! It’s a fully loaded apartment decorated with exquisite Portuguese taste! We will be back!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Duarte M, Diretor-Geral at Almaria - Edifício Ex Libris
Responded Aug 13, 2022
Good afternoon dear FdK_traveler, How great to receive such an amazing feedback and to read your words. Creating memories is what we strive to provide every day. We will always be here waiting for your return. Looking forward. Warm regards
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GeraSpy wrote a review Jul 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I can imagine that the place per se is probably very nice. BUT I advise you to not book and especially DO NOT PAY IN ADVANCE... - I had to wait 5 weeks (!!!) for a reply (despite numerous mails and phone calls) - I only got an answer once I involved the booking.com customer service - And the answer I got was a nasty attempt to downgrade us to two small apartments without a terrace (instead of the big apartment with terrace we had booked). They tried to call this a "fantastic experience". - After cancellation I am stil waiting for more than 1 month for my refund!!! - So now we are talking with lawyers. ... Criminals! Amateurs! Stay away!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from ALMARIA Ed, Diretor-Geral at Almaria - Edifício Ex Libris
Responded Aug 9, 2021
Dear Gerassimos, First, thank you very much for taking the time to write your feedback concerning your experience trough guest services. We truly appreciate your comments, as well as Almaria – Buildings with History, truly believes that is through feedback that one can strive to increase service. Indeed Almaria did not replied to your email under Almaria Standards, we did apology over the phone and we also have apology by email, several times now. For us it seemed that toguether we had overcame the error, surprisingly not. Analyzing your relocation, by law and principal, the hotel obligations when it comes to having to relocate a guest, is to guarantee that one will be relocated within the same location, as well as in a hotel offering the same standards of service. Almaria has never at any moment put that premise at risk, putting at your disposal 2 appartments ( 2x Two bedroom Appartment vs 1 Three bedroom Apartment)in our da Court building, only 500 meters away from your original booking. Almaria in fact went further, and immediately we allowed you to cancel your booking without any penalty, allowing you to request a full refound. It is with great surprise, that we do read your feedback once your reservation was not made directly with Almaria, but through a Online Tour Agency. We know that sometimes refunds take time to be made, companies have rules and procedures to be followed, which often makes their implementation difficult. Even though it is not Almaria's responsibility, we got in contact with your supplier who kindly provided us with the information and confirmation that the refund had been made. Dear Gerassimos, we do look forward to the opportunity to welcome you in the near future, leaving here the promise that we will continue to strive to exceed yours and our guests expectations. Kind regards, Maria da Paz Corrêa de Barros Director of Operations
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Laopei wrote a review Sep 2020
Hong Kong, China41 contributions74 helpful votes
We spent two weeks in the top (5th) floor 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom apartment with kitchen and washer/dryer. We really enjoyed it. José and his team were extremely pleasant and very conscious of the measures necessary to protect guests from the pandemic. José himself went out of his way to be helpful to us. The Chiado location, next to Bairro Alto and near Príncipe Real, is hard to beat for exploring the city and the views from our terraces were spectacular. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Duarte Mello, Proprietário at Almaria - Edifício Ex Libris
Responded Aug 10, 2022
Dear Laopei Thank you so much for your review to Ex-Libris - Almaria. It is very important to us to receive constant feedback. It is very helpful to continue to reach our main goal that we strive to reach - top service and a unique experience together a fine product delivery. My sincere apologies for just getting a reply now but the management has changed and the building reopen some months ago with a brand new team. We are looking forward to have the chance to see you again in a near future. You will be very welcome. Warm regards
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Adrian L wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions4 helpful votes
This is a truely wonderful place to stay. We stayed on the fourth floor and had wonderful views over the old town from two sets of floor to ceiling glass doors. This apartment/hotel was spacious with a large living area easily accommodating 6 people. The living/dining room had a wonderful kitchen with everything you could want and even better it came with some food in the fridge, fresh oranges to squeeze and some basic meal requirements. Every evening you could place a draw-string bag on the back of your door and each morning it would be filled with the appropriate amount of fresh Croissants and bread rolls - all included in the price! The bedrooms were large and well thought out with views. The main bedroom had an exceptional ensuite and the second bedroom (located at the other end of the apartment for maximum privacy) had a full bathroom located immediately next door. We had to accommodate 5 of of us so we used the sofa bed in the lounge which was declared extremely comfortable but if there were just 4 of you this apartment could not be more perfect. We made good use of the new Bosch washing/drying machine in the hall cupboard which was so efficient and quiet I'm going to get one!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Duarte Mello, Proprietário at Almaria - Edifício Ex Libris
Responded Aug 10, 2022
Dear adrianIL2003RT, Thank you so much for your review to Ex-Libris - Almaria. It is very important to us to receive constant feedback. It is very helpful to continue to reach our main goal that we strive to reach - top service and a unique experience together a fine product delivery. My sincere apologies for just getting a reply now but the management has changed and the building reopen some months ago with a brand new team. We are looking forward to have the chance to see you again in a near future. You will be very welcome. Warm regards
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Linda G wrote a review Feb 2020
Hong Kong, China10 contributions24 helpful votes
The Almaria Ex Libris is a little gem in the heart of Lisbon. The apartments are spacious and comfortable. The daily breakfast of freshly baked bread, fresh orange juice and coffee is such a treat and Jose who was there to check us in was always ready and willing to help with anything we needed. Excellent location.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Duarte Mello, Proprietário at Almaria - Edifício Ex Libris
Responded Aug 10, 2022
Dear lindag201541, Thank you so much for your review to Ex-Libris - Almaria. It is very important to us to receive constant feedback. It is very helpful to continue to reach our main goal that we strive to reach - top service and a unique experience together a fine product delivery. My sincere apologies for just getting a reply now but the management has changed and the building reopen some months ago with a brand new team. We are looking forward to have the chance to see you again in a near future. You will be very welcome. Warm regards
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LLZ_NC wrote a review Jan 2020
Durham, NC34 contributions38 helpful votes
We stayed in a beautiful 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom apartment on the 4th floor of Almaria Ex Libris Chiado. It is impossible to say enough good things about this hotel! I was traveling for business, and brought along my toddler and parents. The hotel was beautifully decorated with every possible accommodation that would could think of - beautiful, big kitchen and bathrooms, quiet in the hotel, a perfect location within easy walking distance of major sites, an elevator, fresh bread delivered to your apartment door every morning, outstanding air conditioning and large windows - perfect! Everyone in the family was pleased and had what they needed... including space to spend time together and separately. While the accommodating were great, the staff really make the place shine. They kindly answered questions ahead of time over email. When we arrived a crib was nicely made up in the room and they gave my daughter a little teddy bear. This bear has become her favorite toy in the entire world. A few weeks later we lost the bear on another trip. I contacted the hotel to ask where they purchased it. They mailed us a new bear internationally, complete with a handwritten note including photos of teddy all around the hotel explaining why he had temporarily gone missing. My daughter and I were both ecstatic! I travel at least once a month, often more frequently. This is the most outstanding customer service that I have ever encountered.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from Duarte Mello, Proprietário at Almaria - Edifício Ex Libris
Responded Aug 10, 2022
Dear LLZ_NC, Thank you so much for your review to Ex-Libris - Almaria. It is very important to us to receive constant feedback. It is very helpful to continue to reach our main goal that we strive to reach - top service and a unique experience together a fine product delivery. My sincere apologies for just getting a reply now but the management has changed and the building reopen some months ago with a brand new team. We are looking forward to have the chance to see you again in a near future. You will be very welcome. Warm regards
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Mark wrote a review Jan 2020
5 contributions6 helpful votes
It’s one of the worst experiences I had in Europe. Unfriendly personal including top management - very arrogant, bad English, everything is supposed to be repeated. Bad cleaning. We have been out for 5 hours and nobody cleaned our room, it’s how they do business here. They don’t care if your baby cries - they try to make the things go your way. Even if they do cleanup they don’t clean the floor or the table, just the bed. Air conditioner works poorly, apartments are shabby and fuggy like nobody was here for 20 years. We regret choosing this hotel
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from ALMARIA-EX_LIBRIS, Diretor-Geral at Almaria - Edifício Ex Libris
Responded Jan 10, 2020
Dear Mark Sherman, First, thank you very much for taking the time to write your feedback. We truly appreciate your comments as well as Almaria – Buildings with History truly believes that is through right feedback that one can strive to increase service. We have investigated the concerns you have raised, as far as we understand, we did everything to deliver a pleasant stay at our property having the all team focused on you and your family as our top priority. However, the effort accomplished by the team sadly did not came to exceed your expectations. Almaria – Buildings with History would like to once again thank your preference in particular for the Ex Libris Building as well as we do look forward to the opportunity to welcome you again in to one of our Buildings, leaving here the promise that we will continue to strive to exceed yours and our guests expectations. Kind regards from a city full of History, Maria da Paz Corrêa de Barros Director of Operations
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Pranav Goyal wrote a review Oct 2019
Guwahati, India665 contributions218 helpful votes
My friends and I booked a 3 Bedroom apartment on the top floor of this building and we had an excellent stay. The location of this place was perfect , as everything is very nearby. Bairro Alto is just behind and the central market isnt far. The apartment was very chic and looked pretty good. Rooms and bathrooms are neat and very nicely decorated as well. We loved that they had given us so many amenities such as a full kitchen,washing machine,TV,etc. They even provided us with complementaryr fruits,milk,veggies and fresh bread every morning which was a delight. The apartment was spotlessly cleaned everyday. What we loved here and enjoyed the most is the balcony on the 5th Floor. Its a perfect spot to get a morning coffee and to take in the views and also to just chill around with family and friends. Definitely recommend this place to group of friends or big families travelling to Lisbon
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: 5th Floor if you are taking the 3 bedroom for the balcony
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Response from Modo_Distinto, Gestor at Almaria - Edifício Ex Libris
Responded Oct 31, 2019
Dear PranavFatmanTravels, First of all, thank you very much for your preference at Almaria – Edifícios com História as well as we would like to thank you for your genuine feedback. There is nothing more comforting than realizing that we have been able to live up to your expectations. We do look forward to the opportunity to welcome you again in to one of our Buildings. Your Team, Almaria – Edifícios com História
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DaveYVR wrote a review Oct 2019
Vancouver, Canada30 contributions22 helpful votes
Great place, super clean, big, full kitchen and they give you fresh bread each morning on the door. Modern bathroom, private and air con. Super central, smack dab in the centre if you like walking the old town. Taxi from airport was 18EUR.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Modo_Distinto, Gestor at Almaria - Edifício Ex Libris
Responded Oct 9, 2019
Dear DaveYVR, On behalf of Almaria – Edifícios com História and in particular on behalf of Ex Libris, we would like to say: thank you very much for your preference. It is with great satisfaction that we have identified that your experience with us was a memorable one! It was with great pleasure that we have welcomed you in to Ex Libris, as well as to have had the opportunity to meet you in person. The Almaria Team will be here waiting to welcome you again on your next visit to Lisbon Your Team, Almaria – Edifícios com História
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PRICE RANGE
$162 - $298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PortugalCentral PortugalLisbon DistrictLisbonBairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodré / Encarnação
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Which popular attractions are close to Almaria - Edifício Ex Libris?
Nearby attractions include Bairro Alto (0.2 miles), Game Over Escape Rooms LISBOA (0.2 miles), and Duque da Rua (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Almaria - Edifício Ex Libris?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and laundry service.
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Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Almaria - Edifício Ex Libris?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Almaria - Edifício Ex Libris?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jam Club, Grau Douro Tapas & Wine Bar, and Sanskar Nepal.
Is Almaria - Edifício Ex Libris located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Lisbon.
Are there any historical sites close to Almaria - Edifício Ex Libris?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mosteiro dos Jeronimos (3.6 miles), Castelo de S. Jorge (0.5 miles), and Igreja de São Vicente de Fora (0.8 miles).