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#87 of 341 hotels in Lisbon
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.6
Value
4.2
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Enjoying the best possible location in Lisbon, this modern boutique design hotel is born, like a phoenix, from the ancient structures of one of the most historic hotels in Portugal. The daring use of the colour Lilac in its façade, right on the traditional Rossio Square, denounce to the world the purposes of reinvention and exclusivity offered to a happy few.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
24-hour security
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

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Rua da Betesga 3, Lisbon 1100-090 Portugal
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Internacional Design Hotel
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles2,079 reviews
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The Internacional Design Hotel garners praise for its cleanliness and serene atmosphere, complete with well-appointed bathrooms and comfortable beds. Its central location is a hit among many travelers, allowing easy access to local attractions while promising quiet nights, thanks to effective soundproofing. Although opinions on room sizes and service quality vary, guests enjoy the variety of amenities, including the breakfast offerings. However, some reviewers have noted a distinctive fish odor in the dining area and question the hotel's value proposition.
Location
Central
Atmosphere
Inviting
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Cramped
Value
Pricey
Cleanliness
Spotless
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Quiet
Service
Inconsistent
Amenities
Satisfactory
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tbonjour wrote a review Apr 2
Shandon, United Kingdom283 contributions267 helpful votes
Modern hotel in the Rossio. Small, but acceptable bedrooms. Nice breakfast restaurant, Bastardo, on the ground floor, with good glass viewing of the square, and the pedestrianised adjacent street. Decent breakfast spread, and decent lunch/ dinner menus. Helpful staff. Good value for money.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Chad M wrote a review Mar 2024
6 contributions4 helpful votes
The hotel has a great location, our room was clean, but that was about the best I could say. The breakfast was not good and we eventually went to other restaurants instead of this free option (bland food, poor coffee). The room was small with few power outlets, and the lift didn’t actually go to our floor. Finally, the view was looking at an office 10’ away, so that made it claustrophobic and loud. Wouldn’t stay again.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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ocpair29 wrote a review Mar 2024
Huntington Beach, California395 contributions97 helpful votes
Mixed review - Gerson was wonderful upon check in and gave us some wonderful tips. Room was very small, but didn't bother us too much. Location was perfect. Negatives - The female front desk staff was less than friendly. A street view doesn't mean a view of the main street, it could be the back street. Both are very noisy, but actually, wasn't really a bother. There was a really bad smell in the room. A gentleman came to check on it and he said that it was the river and extremely low tide? Mind you the river isn't out the front door, it's down a ways - maybe a half mile. It smelled like sewage, like they just had a sewage back up in the toilet. I just read other reviews of people who smelled the same thing. However, near the river, I didn't smell anything bad. Friends who were one street over said they did not notice any smell in their hotel. Not bad, not the best.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Check into sewage smell before booking - bad smell in our room never went away "with the tide of...
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Smiler34 wrote a review Feb 2024
England350 contributions112 helpful votes
We stayed for 7 nights in Feb 24 in Room 407. We paid approx. £115 B&B per night. The hotel booked us a taxi from Lisbon airport for 40 euros. On the way back, it is 25 euros and both ways it took less than 30 mins. Pros Location -excellent. Room had a great view of Rossio Square. Close to bars, cafes, shops, restaurants and transport links such as bus stops, Rossio Metro station, trams, etc. Bed – super king size bed which was comfortable with nice bedding. Amenities – safe, hairdryer, TV with Sky News, minibar (payable) Front Desk Staff – cheerful, friendly and professional. A special mention to Rita who was fabulous, even showing us to our room when we arrived. Cons Breakfast - served in Bastardo, the hotel restaurant and was OK but limited. There were juices, pastries and you could order omelette or pancakes. Most of the staff were disinterested and disengaged at breakfast – there was no supervisor or visible leadership so you had to keep nagging them if you needed anything. Maintenance – lots of issues such as the curtains hanging off the rail, balcony door broken, mould in bathroom grouting, cracked tiles in floor, computer not plugged in. Felt poorly managed and unloved. Could be a super hotel with some better management of the building. The lift was broken for 3 out of the 7 days we stayed. We had to ask to use the Service Lift but the staff were not forthcoming about this – we only knew this was an option from another Tripadvisor post. Size of room was quite small but we expect that in a capital city. Storage was lacking for two people staying for a week and lighting was poor. The hotel restaurant Bastardo serves mainly fish with no vegetarian options. Dama & Vagabonda is a pizza/pasta restaurant next door with indoor and outdoor seating. Very casual. We got 30% off food with a business card given to us and stamped by Front Desk as they are the same owners as the hotel. We also loved nearby Squadra, an Italian restaurant in the My Story Figueira hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Giorgia S wrote a review Jan 2024
Sicily, Italy11 contributions3 helpful votes
Nothing negative to say as the reception was professional and kind and gave us all the information about our stay. The room was clean and comfortable and we had a high quality service as one day we found in our room chocolates offered by the hotel. The position is strategic as you have all the main attractions very close by and metro station too.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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rajasekhri wrote a review Jan 2024
Mumbai, India219 contributions65 helpful votes
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This is our first trip to Lisbon. Based on Trip Advisor search we chose The International Design Hotel located @ the corner of Rue Augusta and this turned out to be a perfect choice. This hotel has made our trip very memorable for the following reasons:- 1. Excellent location. The location of this hotel is so good that our city guide Andre remarked that we can’t be in more central place than this hotel. 2. ⁠Excellet staff: We were checked in by wonderful duo Sofia and Saulo who were extremely polite and warm. Sofia explained all the sightseeing areas and tours available for experiencing the amazing city of Lisbon. Next day we met a charming Christina and affable David at the reception. They all excel in their mannerisms and attention to detail. 3. ⁠Outstanding breakfast: Breakfast is simply mindblowing. There’s large variety of cheese options, salads breads, cakes and variety of fresh egg preparations. 4. ⁠Excellent Restaurant: Food @ their restaurant Bastardo is delicious. Prices are reasonable. The tables have good view of Rue August and the historical Piazza. We found the F&B manager Miguel a bit haughty and impolite. The room tariff and restaurant prices are very reasonable and therefore have great value for the money. We love the city tour of Lisbon and want to come again in future to explore more of Portugal. We will certainly choose this hotel again for our future stays. Strongly recommend. You can’t find any fault with this outstanding hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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C A wrote a review Nov 2023
Cleveland, Ohio3 contributions
The room was spacious and comfortable. The location was excellent, right in the heart of the city. The windows blocked out all street noise but did open if you wanted to hear the city sounds. The bathroom was well appointed with large tub/shower unit. This is a preference for me.. I do not enjoy vessel sinks so take note of that small detail if you feel as I do. Every hotel team member we met was gracious, pleasant and very helpful. Great hotel in a lively part of town. The only reason I did not give 5 stars is I could see a few chips and blemishes in the bathroom. Nothing critical that diminished our comfort but was noticeable. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Danielle S wrote a review Oct 2023
Bethesda, Maryland26 contributions26 helpful votes
Stayed here 4 nights, 3 too many. The room was small, which was ok, but NOISY and no warning when booking if the price reflected a discount for the noise (it most definitely should), and no warning when we checked in. We brought ear plugs which did not help much. The room itself was very poorly designed. The clothes closet was completely unuseful. Only 2 small drawers and to access those you had to be a contortionist as they were on the floor in a corner, so to access you are smushed by the side table. Still, none of these was the worst. The WORST WAS NO DOOR ON THE BATHROOM. A shaded glass sliding door provides zero privacy and is not a door ZERO PRIVACY. NONE. This is not an exaggeration. A person outside the bathroom and in the room will know EXACTLY what is happening in the bathroom. And if your partner uses the facilities in the night the light comes through the door and will wake you. Breakfast was ok. The best part was the staff - seriously nice and helpful, but not enough to recommend or stay there again.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Capergirl63 wrote a review Oct 2023
Halifax, Canada29 contributions11 helpful votes
Great location. Very clean hotel. Friendly staff. Lift broke during some of our stay so that was inconvenient. Room with a view was great, able to open the balcony. We included breakfast so that was convenient. Service was excellent
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Date of stay: October 2023
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LUCY M wrote a review Oct 2023
New York City, New York43 contributions25 helpful votes
We arrived at the International Design Hotel and didn’t know what to expect because it was a boutique hotel. To my surprise it was beyond my expectations. The location is perfect near most of the sights, the room with our little terrace facing the fountain was just lovely. The staff was extremely helpful, especially Gerson Inacio who assisted me with locations on the map of the cities restaurant etc.The breakfast has a variety of selections that will satisfy anyone’s appetite. We even had the pleasure to have a delicious dinner at the restaurant. Every aspect of my stay at the hotel was handled with personal care. I even had the pleasure to meet the hotel manager Luis Simoes who takes the pleasure of meeting with his guests. I will definitely return to International Design Hotel on my next visit
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Date of stay: October 2023
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LOCATION
PortugalCentral PortugalLisbon DistrictLisbonBaixa, Rossio & Restauradores
NUMBER OF ROOMS
55
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Frequently Asked Questions about Internacional Design Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Internacional Design Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Castelo de S. Jorge (0.3 miles), Escape Hunt Lisbon (0.2 miles), and Duque da Rua (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Internacional Design Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Internacional Design Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Internacional Design Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Internacional Design Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Internacional Design Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Floresta Das Escadinhas, Stō Restaurante & Mercearia, and M'arrecreo Pizzeria.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Internacional Design Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does Internacional Design Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Internacional Design Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Internacional Design Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.07 miles away from the center of Lisbon.
Are any cleaning services offered at Internacional Design Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Internacional Design Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.