i've just arrived home from a wonderful trip to Portugal and it was capped with a four day stay in Lisbon at the Hotel Avenida Palace. Perhaps I should say 'crowned'. What a lovely and grand place it is. With all of the charm and elegance of an old style hotel, it was as comfortable as could be. I could only imagine, as I walked the hallways and ate in the lovely breakfast room, the individuals who had visited before me. It was wonderful to think of.
Still, in 2014, the service and amenities are as appreciated as ever. The embroidered pillowslips, and towels. The beautiful marble bathrooms and incredibly comfortable beds. The invitation to a piano concert and the gift of chocolate on the last evening. And finally, as we got in the car to leave, we were handed a gift bag containing a large bottle of water and cups for our trip. How thoughtful.
Most importantly, the staff was amazing. They take their jobs seriously and the comfort of their guests matter more than anything. For example, on the first night we arrived it was quite late and we asked Paulo the doorman if he had a suggestion for dinner. He did and began to give us directions but then quickly thought better of it and actually walked us to a nearby restaurant (Pinoquio-- fantastic and reviewed later!) and personally introduced us to the maitre d' to be seated.
My rating of this hotel is an unabashed five stars. It was an honor to be able to stay there!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Avenida Palace Hotel