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Lavra GuestHouse
Ranked #105 of 234 Lisbon B&B and Inns
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“In the heart of Lisbon's heart”
Reviewed June 19, 2011

What a lovely place! This guesthouse is in the heart of Lisbon, just five minutes walking from Rossio Square in a quite panoramic position. We was there for two nights (room n.207) and we had breakfast as well (you can choose). Our room was very clean and tidy, and breakfast not so bad. People was very very kind and ready to help you (they book restaurant for you, they call taxi...they helped us to find a rent a bike). If you are lloking a cheap boutiquehotel I suggest this one.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed June 15, 2011

I spend the New Year's Eve in Lisbon, what on its own is a great way to spend this time, but also for us the stay in Lavra has been a pleasant time. On a request, we got the top room with the balcony, vis-a-vis the church tower, giving the view on the town.

Lavra offers a breakfast (for reasonable 5€), but it's more enjoyable to go downtown to Rossio and have a larger (but more expensive) meal in the cafés there.

I heartly recommend Lavra to anyone with a bit of health and rest power in the evening, as the hill height is to be forced on your own, when the cable car doesn't function at the time.

It was my second stay in Lavra and I would go there anytime again.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

After scouring lots of websites and guide books for a hotel in Lisbon we came across the Lavra Guesthouse and location-wise it was a hands down winner! Close to the centre with a beautiful roof top terrace and stunning views. We were fortunate to get one of the newly refurbished rooms which was lovely (albeit basic). The staff were wonderful, friendly, attentive and did their utmost to ensure we had a good stay: Miriam, Pedro, Paolo and Oswaldo - Obrigada!
One thing I would say is to be wary of the local taxi drivers - they have a scam where they refuse to take you to a restaurant saying it is too dangerous / not good etc (even though it came highly recommended) and instead drive you to a restaurant they get commission from which is very, very expensive - we met several tourists who had been fooled by this. We were constanty being told by taxi drivers that Lisbon is dangerous and to always take a taxi - this is NOT true! Enjoy.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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Reviewed January 7, 2011

The hotel is located on on quiet street, which is great, just a short walk to Avenue da Liberadade, yes it is hilly. The staff at the hotel are very friendly and speak very good English and most helpful. You have to keep in mind that the hotel is in an old monastery, so it's old............Our room was for three on the 1st floor. The room itself was OK, the beds were very comfy, rather on the large size, clean sheets, there was a small closet available for hanging clothes. Now the bathroom was something else, it needs a good cleaning, the toilet really smelled, which we did complain about, they were to clean it again, but don't think it was, the shower had Hot water, but is very old. There is free internet in the lobby. Breakfast was nice with rolls, coffee and juice. You basicly get what you pay for!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Warsaw, Poland
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 11, 2010

Nice, if I am right, just redecorated.
- clean rooms (we had room 303 on the third floor facing the street/church).
- nice bathroom
- good location in Baixa, though you need to know it is on top of Lavra hill
- lot of local restaurants around with good food & unforgettable atmosphere
- comfortable bed

The only disadvantage was luck of proper wardrobe, but was ok for 3 days.
I plan to return there in Spring.

P.S. didn't use breakfast service.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 29, 2010

I booked this Guesthouse 3 months in advance, for a weeks stay in September 2010. I booked it as the pictures and reviews seemed great. I requested a room on the top floor with private bathroom and balcony as we read that these were the best rooms. To our horror when we arrived we were given a room on the top floor, which had a balcony which you could just about step out onto, with a view of a crane and a building site! There was no wardrobe in our room, only 4 coat hangers attached to the walls and an extremely small double bed, no tv and small bathroom. I can't believe that we were given this room to stay in for a week. When we complained they told us that the only room they had available was on the ground floor. This room was better as was bigger, but very dark with it being on the ground floor, had a wardrobe but no tv and no dressing table. We ended up checking out and going to a different hotel!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 28, 2010

Nice hotel within walking distance of the major attractions in Lisbon. Our room on the third floor had a small balcony that allowed us to enjoy some late afternoon sunshine, very nice.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Lavra GuestHouse
Address: Calcada de Santana 198-A, Lisbon 1150-307, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
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Ranked #105 of 234 B&Bs / Inns in Lisbon
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Hotel Class:2 star — Lavra GuestHouse 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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