This is a cute hotel with good staff and a great location. As others have noted, rooms are on the small side but we were upgraded to one of the larger rooms so can't complain. The location is terrific, right on a major square and a short walk to the trams, waterfront, train to Sintra and the shops and nightlife of Bairro Alto.
The front desk staff went out of their way to be helpful whenever asked for directions or a restaurant recommendation. Bar/breakfast room staff were also good, although I note that at breakfast, they didn't do a great job of keeping up with stocking the buffet. I did wonder what it would be like during peak occupancy. Also, although overall we liked the breakfast buffet in terms of variety and quality, the "hot" items were barely room temperature both days, and even after we pointed out to someone the second day that they needed some warmers under the serving dishes, nothing was done about it. On the plus side, the breakfast delivered to our room before our very early flight the last morning was well above expectations, some good fruit and they'd even warmed the bread in the bread basket.
A couple of other random comments - limited space in the bathroom to set toiletries was a negative, as were the stingy pours in the bar. Bar location with big windows overlooking street action was a plus.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoying the best possible location in Lisbon, this modern boutique design hotel is born, like a phoenix, from the ancient structures of one of the first luxury hotels in Portugal. The daring use of the colour Lilac in its façade, right on the traditional Rossio Square, denounce to the world the purposes of reinvention and exclusivity offered to a happy few. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Internacional Design Lisbon
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