I just returned from my trip to Lisbon and really enjoyed staying at THE HOUSE. From the moment I arrived, I was greeted by friendly staff at the hotel who spoke English (in addition to other languages). She was so helpful introducing me to a layout of the city, giving me information on places to eat and things to do and see while in Lisbon. I also ran into the owner the second evening there and he is such a lovely and hospitable person!
The hotel was immaculately clean, which is terrific, and offers free wi-fi (although the signal was a little weak in my room, the "girls room", so I primarily used it downstairs in the lobby area).
My room was quite comfortable, offered plenty of storage space for clothes and had a small view of the oceanfront. The best view by far, as seen in the photos, is from the rooftop where they have sofas and tables and a no-host honor bar to enjoy beverages all time of day. It is wonderful watching the sun rise and set from atop this lovely rooftop!
Breakfast was included in my rate, and it was a nice spread that offered yogurt, breads to toast, meats and cheeses, cereal and eggs to order from the cook, if you wanted. The breakfast room, like the hotel rooms, are sunny and well lit and nicely decorated with local artwork from Lisbon.
The hotel itself is about a mile from the downtown, which I preferred because it was so quiet and reasonably priced. It is so easy to pay for an all-day transportation ticket (at most tobacco stands) for only €6 / all day and ride the tram #28 (like a cable car) from the basilica 2 minutes from the hotel directly into the downtown area.
I enjoyed my stay here very much and would recommend it to anyone wanting a good rate in a safe area with a very clean room who doesn't mind being a little bit out of the city center.
My main note to guests upon arrival: While taking the metro from the airport was incredibly easy with only one transfer, finding the hotel when exiting the metro was not super easy. Also, all of the streets and sidewalks in Lisbon are cobblestone, which makes carting even roller luggage not easy. What should have been a 20 minute walk took me approximately 40 minutes because I got a little lost and my iphone maps stopped working. For airport transfers, I suggest paying €15 to €20 for a taxi -- much less hassle!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In what used to be a big family's home in the best neighbourhood in Lisbon, The HOUSE is a "boutique B&B" that offers its guests a sophisticated but relaxed ambiance inside, and a terrace with a breathtakingly beautiful view over Lisboa. Come, you will feel at home in The HOUSE. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The House Hotel Lisbon