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Pensao Londres
Ranked #150 of 248 Hotels in Lisbon
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Lovely place!”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

A great location, great view and great budget choice in Lisbon. We (couple) stayed in a room with shared bathroom. Small bed but comfortable, clean and with character. It is on top of one of the hills in the city centre right around the corner from all the restaurants and pubs in Barrio Alto. Friendly staff!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Leiden, Netherlands
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

Super friendly staff that also took extra time to assure our safety. We had a shared bathroom, which was down the hall but the room was adorable and clean. For the price and location, I doubt you can beat it!

Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Eyam
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

We stayed here last year as a family with two young children as part of our "Grand European Tour" (mid life crisis doing the back packing that we forgot to do in our twenties!) rail journey of Paris, Madrid, Lisbon, Algarve.
It was one of the nicest places I have ever stayed. Fantastic location, full of authentic charm, really lovely.
"Any Human Heart" because if you read the book by William Boyd you will spot that Logan stayed here during the war. In the book it is described as "a slightly dinghy little pension". This could not be further from the reality now.
Staff are incredibly helpful and friendly - encouraging our children to use their Portugese (and French!). We had a large family room on the third floor. The views over the City were fantastic. We stayed three nights.
On the last night there was an amazing storm over Lisboa. I will always remember Rebecca and I sitting in our room with the balcony window open, a glass of whisky, watching the storm break and cascade over the city below us.
It is a pension, so don't expect Sofitel or Pestana, but if you want an authentic slice os Lisboa life, with character and charm, then stay there. I promise you will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: The higher the floor, the better the view.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Shropshire, England
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

We have just returned from a short break in Lisbon, having stayed at the Pensao Londres. What an excellent find...everything you need from a hotel....a reasonable price, an excellent location and clean room. We stayed in an ensuite bedroom on the fourth floor, the view from our bedroom was amazing. The hotel is within walking distance of so many sites and with the help of the Elevador Gloria, especially useful after a long day sightseeing just around the corner. If you're looking for a Hotel with character look no further...if we are lucky enough to visit Lisbon again we'd definitely book a room here

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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London
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3 reviews
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

Overall excellent place to stay for cheap in Lisbon.
Rooms are clean, bright and airy. I stayed in a double room with a shared bathroom which I found to be very proper. My parents stayed at the top floor (4/F) in a room with an ensuite bathroom. They had a fantastic view over Lisbon and I think it's one of the nicest I've seen by far!
The staff are very friendly and helpful.
Overall, good clean rooms and good simple service.
Only bad point is the noise - you do hear other people in the corridor when they pass by and as our room was right by the reception, that was sometimes a bit noisy. Despite that, the good points outweigh the bad ones and I'd definitely go back.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 21, 2012

We stayed in the Pensao Londres for 7 nights in May 2012. We received a friendly and warm welcome from the reception when we arrived. From our room in the fourth floor we had a beautiful view over Lisboa and the Tagus river. The room was simple but lovingly furnished and as said before in reviews you can hear some noises from the room next to it. So if you are a very light sleeper, book a modern more expensive hotel or take ear plugs.
Although we shared a bathroom our room had a sink and bidet which was really handy. Sharing the bathroom was no problem at all. The bathroom was always clean and we hardly ever had to wait for other guests that used the same bathroom. We also enjoyed the relaxed continental breakfast with bread rolls, croissants, cereals and tea and coffee.
The staff was always helpful and friendly and answered all our questions about Lisboa, the history of the Pensao Londres, bus tickets, the weather forecast etc. patiently and to the best of their knowledge.
The Pensao Londres is an 18th century building with charm and character, fantastically located on the top of the hill in the Bairro Alto. From here it is just a short stroll to the tram 28 and most sights are within walking distance. Around the corner, less than two minutes away nearly every night and morning we enjoyed the scenic view from the Miradouro São Pedro de Alcântara with a nice strong espresso trying to locate all the places we had seen on the day or were planning to visit.
If you would like to visit beautiful relaxed and charmingly imperfect Lisboa and get to know its friendly people, stay in the Pensao Londres. It's not a 5 Star Hotel but the pensao certainly has the friendly 5 Star Lisboa charm and it is fantastic value for money. We certainly plan to return one day.

By the way the airbus ticket is 3.50 Euro and is valid for the whole day on trams, busses and funiculars.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Garden Grove, California
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Reviewed May 3, 2012

I stayed here for 4 nights in a single economy room. I was expecting it to be tiny, but it wasn't. The room had a/c, tv, in-room wi-fi which worked great and a nice view of the city. The only complaints was that the bed was rock hard, but I eventually got used to it. And I could also hear people talking through the walls. Not much soundproofing which is common in these old buildings. The shared bathroom was clean, roomy and well maintained. The free breakfast was adequate- cereal, cheese & bologna slices, rolls & croissants with jams. Coffee, tea, milk and OJ. The hotel is in a great location in Barrio Alto. Close to an amazing viewpoint of Lisbon and within walking distance to many sights. This was a pretty good pick for such a low price.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Pensao Londres
Address: Rua Dom Pedro V 53 | Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1250-092, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon > Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre , Encarnação
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#4 Best Value Hotel in Lisbon
#79 Romantic Hotel in Lisbon
#83 Family Hotel in Lisbon
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Hotel Class:2 star — Pensao Londres 2*
Number of rooms: 39
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