We booked this hotel for our recent trip to Lisbon (to see Newcastle play Benfica in the Europa League) on the strength of its location and positive reviews on Booking.com, and were very happy with our choice, on the whole. The location is indeed excellent – a stone’s throw from the Praça da Figueira and the Rossio Metro station.
We received a friendly welcome from the two guys on reception (one a Benfica fan, the other a supporter of Sporting Lisbon – so there was plenty of football banter!) and were given a room in the newly decorated extension which was as stylish as the lobby and bar area. The room had two large windows opening onto a side street, which was not very noisy at all considering the central location, and was light and airy. But the two friends travelling with us, who had each booked a single room, found that these were on the small size, and had only small high windows which opened on to the central light-well. This wasn’t a major issue, as we were in the hotel only to sleep, but it’s something to be aware of if you are perhaps claustrophobic.
The main downside to our room was that the bathroom was separated from the bedroom by one of those frosted glass panels that seem to be all the rage these days, and as it was semi-transparent, and the toilet pan is situated right up against it, there was no real privacy. If you’re not travelling with an intimate partner (say with a friend, or maybe a parent!) this is likely to bother you a lot, so ask for one of the older rooms.
The other main downside was the breakfast, which was poor – plenty of it, and served in an attractive (if too small) basement room, but none of it especially nice (weak coffee, stale croissant, cold eggs and bacon). After the first morning we went out for breakfast, despite having paid for the hotel one in our room rate.
On the plus side though, there was free wifi in a room off the lobby, and the bar stayed open late so we could have a night-cap with our friends. All in all I would recommend the hotel and would certainly stay here again myself.
Directions: Take the Metro to Rossio and from the exit on the north side of Praça da Figueira walk to the south east corner and turn left. The hotel is a few metres along on your left.
The Lisboa Tejo benefits from a beautiful and unique interior design and is in the middle of the action in Lisbon. Our room was on the small side but this didn't matter as we rarely spent any time in the room anyway. The room, however, was clean and well kept. Breakfast was included and was very good. Recommended.
The Hotel Lisboa Tejo is located in Lisbon?s historic area of "Baixa Pombalina". But the past is not only at the outside. Trough the centuries, the Hotel Lisboa Tejo conquered its place as a hotel unit reference, tradition kept till the present day.
After a recent renovation, from the architecture to the services, the Hotel Lisboa Tejo is even more modern, warm and functional. This means a real "charm" hotel with typically Portuguese characteristics.
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Address: Rua dos Condes de Monsanto, 2 1100-159, Lisbon, Estremadura, 1100-159, Portugal