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“Good Value in Good Location”
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Hotel Portuense
Ranked #155 of 251 Hotels in Lisbon
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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good Value in Good Location”
Reviewed July 21, 2012

This is a nice basic hotel near the center of the Baixa downtown area. It's close to the air bus stop. The rooms are basic and clean, just big enough for a bed. It's on a nice side street, which a few blocks away is known for a row of seafood restaurants. It's within walking distance of all the sites. Breakfast is pretty basic. A good value in a good location.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

In 2009 I stayed at this place with my father and this year, on my way to the US with TAP, I took the opportunity to stop over in Lisbon and stay here again.

Lisbon is a great city, a hidden gem, and Pensao Residencial Portuense is part of it.
First of all, it’s conveniently located close to Praça dos Restauradores where the Airport Bus (Aerobus) stops. And from Praça dos Restauradores, where there is also a metro station, you can walk everywhere or walk to nearby square Praça da Figueira and take some scenic trams (don’t miss tramline #28).

In regards to the part of the street where Pensao Residencial Portuense is found, it’s a small cobblestone stretch, not busy at all, which means that there is almost no noise at night. In addition room windows are new and keep possible noise out, so this place is very quiet (in some previous reviews people mention the noise from other rooms but fortunately I didn’t experience this).

With reference to the rooms, although they are not fancy at all, they are very clean, renovated (it’s an old building) and spacious (I’m attaching a couple of pictures). Beds are also comfortable, the staff is very friendly, and the breakfast..., well, it’s not a first class buffet but if you eat all it offers, you can resist until lunch (and if you don’t resist, then grab some delicious “pastéis de nata” -egg tart pastries- in any “pastelaria” –pastry shop).
Enjoy Lisbon and if you stay here, I hope it is as satisfying as it has always been for me.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Helsingborg, Sweden
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

We were three friends sharing a room with three beds for two nights. It was a bit small but it worked out OK. Clean room, nothing fancy nor renovated but OK standard for the price and the location. Not noisy. Friendly, helpful staff. Clean bathroom. The breakfast is a bit poor. Basically you get a decent room to a cheap price in the heart of Lisabon. Recommend it!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2012

I was recommended this hotel by a friend. It lived up to expectations. It is no luxury hotel. Clean, smack in the middle of the city, still very little street noise on a saturday night. It does what it´s supposed to and nothing more. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

Walls are paper thin, so maybe not a good choice for light sleepers.
I stayed in room 105 which is a single, rather small with a large bathroom. They might consider fixing the sagging staff holding the shower curtain.

I would come back.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Göteborg, Sverige
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2012

Read the comments here and selected this hotel for a 2 night stay. I got a triple room to myself. The bathroom is very clean which I find important. Walls are thin, I could hear the couple next door going at it so... think about that:)

As mentioned by all others, the breakfast is basically a cup of coffee and some less tasty pastry and jam, and a glass of orange juice. It works but... well... yeah. For the free WiFi you need to ask for the passkey at the desk and it's is only available in the lobby but they have some nice chairs there so just sit down and surf.

Everyone except the guy working night speaks English well. On the other hand he was the happiest dude I've seen working night:)

All good, you will have a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2012

This hotel was perfect for what we needed! A warm bed , and a beautiful view & location. Get a room with a balcony! Breakfast is not so great...its just bread and jam.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 1, 2012

I absolutely love Pensao Portuense. It is by far the best quality for value. The staff are practically my adopted family. I feel warm and welcome every time I arrive, and I know I am welcomed with open arms. It is easy access to all of the main sights, and I feel safe whenever I stay. I have gone every year for the past 8 years, and I would not choose to stay anywhere else in Lisboa! Last year, I actually rented a car, and it was also nice to have a place to park. THANK YOU PORTUENSE!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Hotel Portuense
Address: Rua das Portas de Santo Antao 149 157, Lisbon 1150-267, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon > Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Best Value Hotel in Lisbon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Portuense 2*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Portuense is located in a quiet and tranquil part of Lisbon, parallel to Av. Liberdade and behind the Hard Rock Cafe. A prime location in downtown Baixa, allows easy access to major tourist, cultural and commercial points of the historic parts of Lisbon and well served with the main means of transport, from Aerobus stops, Metro stations of Restauradores and Rossio, train station at Rossio, trams (15 and 28) and elevators of Lavra and Gloria. The hotel is managed by a family that insists on being close to its Customers on a daily basis. Customers receive candid customized service based on their specific needs; suggestion and recommendations based on what to see, do and safety precautions as well. The property was renovated in 2009. All of the rooms (single, double, twin, triple and quadruple) are equipped with private bathrooms, satellite TV and a telephone. Daily housekeeping is included. The continental breakfast is straightforward and the Wi-Fi, which is available at reception, is included in the price of the room. Wakeup service and hair dryers can be requested at reception. Children under 3 may stay for free with a paying adult. ... more   less 
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