Having decided to visit Lisbon (for the fourth time) for our 40th wedding anniversary, we were in no doubt that for this occasion we wanted to stay in the Avenida Palace. It had the best possible location in the city centre, and represented our ideal mix of style and tradition with modern comforts.
We certainly made the right choice: the public areas are simply stunning and the same impressive décor and furnishings are reflected in the bedrooms - unlike some “palace” hotels where the bedroom wings simply don’t match up. We were very fortunate to be given a large suite, having booked a superior room directly through the hotel website. It faced Praça dos Restauradores with the impressive facades of the surrounding buildings, and featured a large double bedroom and very comfortable living room. The presentation of the room by the housekeeping staff each day was superb.
Breakfast is served buffet-style in a magnificent room, with all you could possibly want. The staff ensured that everything was just right, and I particularly liked the perfectly poached eggs on small slices of toast. The bar and lounge are sumptuous, and there’s a “cocktail of the day” which is great value – especially with the direct booking 20% discount.
The concierges were brilliant – friendly, knowledgeable and helpful – and they were ably assisted by the porters who seemed to have a taxi waiting almost before you’ve asked for one. We arranged our airport transfers and received great advice on restaurants in advance of our stay, which they were happy to book for us.
Great service was offered by everyone – friendly and helpful, never intrusive, always professional. Thanks to all for a truly memorable experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1892, the hotel has maintained its characteristic romanticism from the "Belle Epoque" and now revived by the discerning touch of renowned decorators. The Palace is a jewel among Portuguese hotels, combining regal and elegant architecture with modern comfort and personalized service. Whether resting in your room or socializing in one of the common areas, you'll find the balance perfect. All 82 rooms have just been completely renovated and elegantly furnished in a classic style. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Hotwire, Agoda, Cheap Tickets, Ctrip TA, HotelQuickly and getaroom.com so you can book your Hotel Avenida Palace reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Avenida Palace Hotel