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Pensao Royal
Ranked #87 of 255 Lisbon B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 22, 2012

The comments below pretty much sum up this place, definately recommended for a stay in Lisbon. Make sure you read about and have a look at pictures of the rooms, 'individual' is one way of describing them but not everyones cup of tea.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

This pensión is a fabulous place for visitors to Lisbon. The location is superb. It is just a few blocks from the metro and Plaza de Comercio and also close to the Alfama and other neighborhoods with all the action!

The owner, Paula, goes to great lengths to assure her guests are happy. Her sumptuous breakfasts are delicious; they are a labor of love. Paula has a imaginative spirit. Each morning she will create a new decor for her guests as a backdrop to the morning meal. I looked forward to them each day. She is also a lovely person and lots of fun.

I will stay here again when I return to Lisbon!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

This is really the perfect place to stay , Paula is a very nice & warm person we would like to give here 200 % , we wouldn't stay anywhere else when visiting Lisbon. The breakfast (homemade cakes, cookies, pancakes with chocolate,...) oooh my God delicious stuff ! The location is just perfect close to everything and Paula gives the right info! The rooms are very clean and the charmes of the old building make you feel like a king/queen in "Palace" royal ! ... Thank you Paula to make our visit to Lisbon perfect & keep up the good work (take some time off for yourself now & than you really deserve it ...always welcome in Belgium in our so called B&B but as we told you ... breakfast =only ham & cheese though hihihi :-) !!
Chris & Ilse, Belgium

Room Tip: Just perfect all over !
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank IlseN112
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

This place is fabulous with a warm, large hearted, fun owner called paula! Though it did'nt have a lift and we had to carry our heavy backpacks up 4 floors, it was well worth it once we got there. Paula has done up each room differently, and each room has its individual charm. She was a lovely host and took great care of us! Her hospitality and warmth was felt in every little thing she did for us...very different from any hostal owner we had come across! Her breakfast area was like walking into a magical fairytale...with a large choice of everything one could possibly want to eat! she poured her heart into everything that she did for us and all the other guests. A quality that is very rare. You have to stay there to experience what we did! All i can say is that she's an angel and will definately stay there again! God bless you Paula!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

While we were all about the proximity of the B&B to the sites we want to see in Lisbon, we were also particular about the cleanliness of the B&B itself. We got what we wanted and so much more in the magical, fairy tale rooms of Pensao Royale especially the breakfast area. Paula was a very warm and accomodating host that during the entire duration of our Portugal trip, we returned to stay here a total of 3 times. The place is very close to all modes of transportation that one would need while enjoying the nice places around it which other viewers had mentioned. Thanks Paula and yes, we will be back and so with our family and friends!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

All the previous reviews tell the true story of this quirky little B&B.We did our homework on trip advisor and booked for 5 nights and had a thoroughly enjoyable time.The B&B is in an ideal central location,it is very safe and secure,offers an excellent breakfast experience (both food and decor!) and is run by Paola who seems to devote all of her time to running the business and who will go out of her way to ensure you enjoy your stay.Thank you Paola for everything,it was lovely to have met you!

Re the stairs they are a bit daunting when you arrive with your luggage. but as long as you are reasonably fit, and take it slowly,the climb is worth the effort! Traffic noise from a nearby main road can be annoying if you leave the window open at night.

As this was our second visit to Lisbon we took the opportunity to travel further afield by using the trains.We went to Cascais/Estoril from Cais Sodre station,it took about 45 minutes,and you can buy your ticket from the ticket office for less than 10 euros each return. We also visited Sintra from Rossio station,again the journey time and price was about the same.The trains run every 15 minutes and are very prompt and reliable.We thoroughly recommend both trips if you have a couple of days to spare.Cascais/Estoril has many lovely beaches,and Sintra has lovely Palaces.

TIP----If you use the airport bus into Lisbon please note that your ticket is valid for 24 hours.We used ours the next day to travel free on the 28 tram all morning until the ticket expired!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank caroleandkeith
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

Paula is a great person. She's a perfect person to suggest the best logistic for your time in Lisbon. The guest house is amazing, clean and colorfull. Its in front of the subway and 10 min to Alfana and Bairro Alto...WAS GREAT !!! Ok , you need to go to 3rd floor but, happen the same in Paris, Rome and another cities.
The breakfast is a dream with many options and we can felling at home. We really suggest Pensão Royal and Paula works hard for everything is ok , she has passion for her job!
Thank you Paula !
Raul and Priscila Melo

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Rua do Crucifixo, Lisbon 1100, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon > Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
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Ranked #87 of 255 B&Bs / Inns in Lisbon
Price Range: $50 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Pensao Royal Hotel Lisbon

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