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“Palatial apartment in the heart of Baixa”
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Mercador
Ranked #37 of 445 Specialty Lodging in Lisbon
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“Palatial apartment in the heart of Baixa”
Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

The Mercador is a refurbished old palace building in the heart of the Baixa district on a lane parallel to the main avenue Avenida Liberdade just 3 minutes walk to Avenida subway station. The room that we had, the Dom Joao, was huge and furnished in 18th century style. The refrigerator was well stocked with breakfast items. Upon arrival, Pedro was extremely helpful and gave us tips and recommendations on what to do in Lisbon. I would highly recommend the Mercador to anyone planning to visit Lisbon - it is right where the action is.

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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Perfect value for the money. You probably wouldn't find anything like that in Lisbon. Very good style of the room and the hotel, best qualities and finishes. The location is great it is in the centre of the city yet not noisy at all, you can walk almost anywhere. When in Lisbon we will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

As shown in the pictures the apartment suite is part of a XVI-III siecle renovated building -renovation that was made with great taste and care for the details. The location could not be better: at walking distance of everything you might want to visit in Lisbon.
In my humble opinion there is no better place to get a sense of portuguese spirit.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Thanks so much Mercador for such an enjoyable stay, the suite was beautiful, comfortable and so clean! The service was so friendly and felt very personal, and the kitchen was full of food and drinks which made us feel so at home!
Location could not have been better, close to the city centre yet on a quiet little street.
When we arrived it felt a little bit eerie because the corridors and the suite itself were a bit dark! But as soon as we settled down into the suite it was very comfortable.
Thanks so much for a perfect stay, wish we could have stayed longer in Lisbon, such a colourful and interesting city!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Brilliant suite, excellent eye for detail to style, feel-good feeling to the immaculate suite. Very friendly, professional staff assistance and informs you about getting around and where to... Perfect location, near metro, makes getting around very easy. This comes highly recommended, it was such a joy to stay in our establishment. THANK YOU!!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Paris, France
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Great room (with a mini kitchen to cook our breakfast), great staff (a friendly welcome with many explanations and avice about what to do in Lisbon) great location (near the subway, tram and bus station Avenida).
However, not recommended for people with difficulties going upstairs. A better light in the room would be nice.
But we really had a pleasant stay at the Mercador.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

It was a very nice stay. Easy to talk to personal via sms and phone. Breakfast was OK. Would be nice to have more light in the room. 2-3 minutes from subway station Avenida, easy promenade from the city center. Enjoyed our stay

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mercador

Property: Mercador
Address: Rua de Sao Jose 164, Lisbon 1150-326, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 445 Specialty Lodging in Lisbon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Mercador 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Lisbon in one of the oldest and picturesque streets of the city is the Palacio do Mercador ("Merchant's Palace"), a building whose first record dates back to 1565.Resisting the earthquake that struck Lisbon in 1755, the owner at the time knowing of the presence in the city of the Milanese plasterer Giovanni Grossi commissioned him the decoration of his palace, according the rococo style, coating ceilings with beautiful stucco, the walls with tile ("azulejos") panels and decorative paintings that we can still admire.Over the five hundred years of its existence, the palace was home to many famous people who marked the society of their time through politics, culture and overseas trade.Over the past five years the palace has undergone a profound restoration and conservation, promoted by the current owners and executed by the company CRERE, which brought back the splendor and dignity of other times. ... more   less 
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