It's difficult to put into words just how good the Pensao Royal was. It is described as a hostel, but it could not be further removed from the 'traditional hostel'. The value for money is fantastic - our room was a good size, with an en-suite bathroom and breakfast (which was phenomenal) also included in the price. The rooms are a little quirky but they are modern and spotlessly clean. The location is excellent - in the centre of the city in the Baixo district. This is just a short walk to a number of sights and shops and it is located a few metres from the metro and tram stops and the Rossio train station is only a 5 minute walk away. The owner (Paula) is a star - she made us feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. She saved us so much money by offering excellent travel/ticket advice and recommended some fantastic places to eat, which we would never have found on our own. Back to the breakfasts - this really was one of the best breakfasts we have had at a hotel - as well as the usual cereals, meats and fruits, there was an abundance of cakes, tarts and pastries - all of which were home made by Paula through the night! We have been to a number of European cities and stayed in a range of 1 -5* hotels and would definitely recommend the Pensao Royal for location, cleanliness, customer service and the breakfast:-) We will be going back!
- Also Known As:
- Pensao Royal Hotel Lisbon