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“Cheap and basic but in the city centre.”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Pensao Elegante

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Pensao Elegante
Ranked #48 of 231 Lisbon B&B and Inns
Milan, Italy
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“Cheap and basic but in the city centre.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

The Hotel is in a central location (near Praça Restauradores and Elevador da Gloria) and really cheap. You can reach it by taking an uphill road travelled, throughout the day, from the typical Tram of the city.
We paid only 70 euros for two nights in a double room (no breakfast) in the first week of September
The absence of the breakfast allows you to wake up early and make the best use of the time available to visit the city.
The hotel is dated and certainly not elegant. The person at the front desk is not the most cute you can meet (does not speak English very well) but it is not a problem.
We were allocated a room at -1 and the feeling is not the best because it seems to come down in a cellar.
The room is basic, but clean. turning off the light (and thoughts) you can forget you're in someting that looks more like a colorful cellar than a bedroom.
If your priority is to find an economic bu central base to visit the city and you will stay in the room to sleep only The Pensao Elegante can be the right choice.
Last advice: Do not return too late in the evening because the hotel is situated in a narrow and dark street. In general, some areas of Lisbon does not seem very safe. In two nights we were approached 3 times by drug dealers.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

We stayed for four nights to celebrate the New Year's Eve and quality / price relation was just the best. Situated in the center, a very clean one. We even had a room with the views over the city. And the most important for us was that we could feel like home: the personal was extremely helpful and very-very friendly, they gave us all the things we needed: hairdryer, umbrella, heater... We got the best impressions of that accomodation. Thanks a lot to staff team!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2013

The staff is extremely helpful, they even did my laundry for free. They don't speak well English, though it's not a problem.

The hotel is located in the city centre and it's very cheap. Rooms are simple, but very clean.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

Rooms are small, but clean. Every room has a small shower. Like others said, it's difficult to get there with heavy bags, but taxis are SO cheap in Lisboa that u can easily take one from Rossio station! I think it's a good cheap option to stay if you're looking for a budget option.

There is a bit of noise at night, so if you are a difficult sleeper it might be disturbing, but I honestly never had a problem with the little noise there was.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

Clean, staff is friendly.
The only drawback is the uphill climb ( although short) to the place and one street is kind of dodgy but other than that it was fine.
Bed was comfy, there was a wash basin and shower in the room. Communal toilets were very clean. I'd stay here again for the price.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Trujillo, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

The staff are friendly and the room was comfortable with a double bed and its own shower and washbasin. There were three communal toilets available that were always spotless. The location is excellent, just below the Barrio Alto, one of the main tourist areas of the city. But far enough away to ensure a good nights sleep. Overall excellent value for money paid.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Pensao Elegante
Address: Travessa Fala-So 12, Lisbon 1250-110, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon > Chiado & Carmo
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Ranked #48 of 231 B&Bs / Inns in Lisbon
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Number of rooms: 30
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