Had a great 4 day stay here recently, with my husband and two adult children. The rooms are very well decorated and quite large. The bathroom was a bit unusual though, as they put us in a disabled room (101) which meant no shower screen and water going everywhere. They couldn't move us as they were fully booked, but they were happy to come in each evening (and morning) and wipe it all up and give us fresh towels, so it really wasn't too inconvenient.
Loved the complementary Port and Portuguese Tarts in the lobby each day as well as the "welcome" sushi and wine which was available everyday from 7:30-8:00pm for free. That made us feel very welcome!
Location is very good, close to lots of nice restaurants, hip bars, clubs (for the 20 somethings) and the railway station (for our day trip to Cascais).
Staff very helpful, but maybe not quite as informed as they could have been. One restaurant they recommended, Sacramento, was excellent; but the Fado restaurant they sent us to was very average and after being told it wouldn't cost extra for the show, it cost 15 Euros each extra! Also they told us there was nothing to do in Cascais, except see the beach, but we saw a fantastic Paula Rega museum there. The bar staff also do not appear to know the local area very well either as they could not recommend a restaurant for dinner (but maybe this is cause they wanted us to eat there).
Overall I would recommend the LX because I loved the location and the beautiful decor (candles everywhere at night and beautiful large wall size posters in each room), but I would suggest you use a guide book or the net and not really rely on the expertise of the always friendly staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the triangle between Chiado, Baixa and Cais do Sodré districts, Lx Boutique Hotel offers themed rooms with unique views over Lisbon and Tejo River. All Boutique Hotel elegant rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a mini-bar, and a private bathroom. There is an iPod docking station, LCD TV and free Wi-Fi in every room.Guest can enjoy Confraria, a trendy sushi restaurant that also serves a variety of teas, beverages and wines all day. For a typical Portuguese food experience, there are several alternatives just outside the door. Lx Boutique Hotel is 5 minutes’ walk from several restaurants, bars, cafés and shops. Guests can benefit from the 24-hour front desk service Lx Boutique Hotel provides. It also offers laundry and car hire services. An airport transfer shuttle is available upon request. Historical sites and museums such as Lisbon Cathedral, Praça do Comércio, Igreja de São Roque and the Chiado Museum are within a 10-minute walk. Lisbon’s Portela International Airport is within a 20-minute drive away or a 10-minute metro journey. ... more less
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