Hotel Residencial Florescente

2 out of 5 stars2 Stars

Rua Portas de Santo Antao, 99, Lisbon, Estremadura, 1150-266, Portugal

11 Reviews

Residencial Florescente
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 35% more than similarly rated 2 star hotels

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  • Families88
  • Couples85
  • Solo90
  • Business75
  • leics's Profile Photo

    Very central.....


    I chose this hotel for my annual trip-with-a-companion because it was easy to get to by Metro or Aerobus from the airport (we were landing mid-evening) and within easy (for us) walking distance of the things I suspected my friend would want to see. Had I been travelling by myself i would have chosen somewhere a bit further away from the busy-with-visitors Rossio/Restauradores area.

    The Residencial Florescente is on the largely pedestrianised Rua Portas de Santo Antao, one short 'block' to the south of Placa Restuaradores and just a couple of minutes walk from bot Metro and Aerobus stops. It has rooms on 5 floors, with a lift, a pleasant sitting area, free computers for guest use and free wifi (which I didn't try out). There's a small bar and a larger breakfast room, with a restaurant which adjoins the hotel (not sure if it's still owned by them).

    My double room was on the second floor, my friend's twin room on the fourth floor. I can only speak about my room, which was accessed via the narrowest corridor I've ever come across in a hotel. I imagine more than one guest has to turn his/her suitcase sideways...and possibly turn him/herself get to the room, although neither of us needed to..

    Both our rooms were clean and comfortable, with sufficient hanging and storage space, towels and toiletries. There was also plenty of hot water, although I found i had to run the taps for quite a long time before it arrived.

    Rooms have air con as well as windows which open. Although air con wasn't needed when we visited, I think it would be pretty essential in the summer months. Both of us had rooms at the front ad this might pose a problem for some people. Rua Portas de Santo Antao may be pedestrianised but it is also full of restuarants, all of which seemed to be very busy indeed even on these mid-April evenings...and all had tables outside. Noise from the restaurants, and the attendant buskers (I loathe pan pipes!) carried on well past midnight to be followed in the early hours by noise from street cleaners and rubbish collectors, and at 7am by restaurant owners setting out their tables again. The tall buildings over the cobbled street means that all noise echoes.

    I was fine because I always use ear plugs. After 3 nights, my friend was somewhat sleep-deprived. If you think the noise might disturb you then either take ear-plugs or ask for a room to the rear of the hotel and keep your fingers crossed. I asked a few days in advance, by email, but it didn't work.

    The rate included breakfast, which was fine: the usual range of cold meats, cheese, cakes, rolls, preserves, fruit, cereals supplemented by scrambled egg and bacon. The served coffee was perfectly ok and there was also an espresso machine for making one's own, stronger, version. It was a bit sad to have orange squash rather than orange juice, but there we go.

    There are no room safes but security box keys are freely available at reception, with the boxes in a room only accessible by front desk staff cards.

    Staff were pleasant and had good English.

    This hotel is a sound, reasonably-priced (for the centre of a capital city) base for a first visit to Lisbon, offering clean, adequately comfortable accommodation within easy walking distance of many, many places to eat, shops, elevadores, trams and buses....and also within easy walking distance of the castle and the Alfama district, if you are a reasonable uphill walker. It was full for all three days we visited, indicating how popular it is with visitors but also resulting in some people having to wait for a breakfast table to become free.

    Directions: Get off the Aerobus or Metro at Restauradores, spot the Hard Rock cafe, walk down the sidestreet by it, turn right and the hotel is on your right. Takes two minutes at most.

  • Redang's Profile Photo

    In the city centre


    This nice "pensão" is very well situated and just a few metres away from Praça dos Restauradores (some bus stops there, some of them, for the Airport), Praça Rossio and Rossio Railway Station.

    There are many restaurants along the street but the hotel is at the end of it, so, much less noisy that it could be expected (or not noisy at all).

    Single room, B&B: 40,00 € (Jun. '09).

    Directions: - Metro: Restauradores (Blue line) and Rossio (green line).

    - Map:

    - Fax: (+351) 21 342 77 33

  • novsco61's Profile Photo

    Great place - central location


    The room was small, but clean. Very quiet location although almost in the city centre.
    Breakfast was the same all 6 days, but good - salami,cheese,marmalade,butter,2 sorts of cereals, jogurt,coffee,tea,milk.
    The staff is very friendly and helpful.

    Directions: Only 5 min from Rossio square.
    Rossio metro station on Green line or Restauradores metro station on Blue line.

  • geoveo's Profile Photo

    Practical location


    We stayed here in November 2007. We booked this hotel on spec, thinking it sounded reasonable. We were especially attracted to it as Skoosh was offering a very good deal (3 nights for the price of 2).
    We were delighted with all aspects. Its location is extremely good for both walking and catching city transport, it's just minutes walk from the bus and tram terminal in Praca Da Figueira. To reach it from the airport is an easy 3 Euro ride on the 91 city link bus, get off at Restauradores and cross over the square, go down the side road by the Hard Rock Cafe and turn right, it's on the right next door to the Theatro Rivoli; two minutes walk from the bus stop.

    The hotel seems to have had a recent update, all the public areas are clean and bright. The staff that we encountered were pleasant and helpful, enduring our attempts at speaking Portuguese, but they spoke good English.
    The room we had (408) was also clean and well furnished with two comfortable beds and a TV and AC. It has a large (2.5m x 2.5m) bright bathroom with bath/shower, plenty of towels even a hair-dryer, everything you'd need. We asked for a quiet room, 408 is on the back with no view but it was extremely quiet all night. Those on the front overlook the pedestrianised street where you can watch the world go by but it's not a particularly interesting part of the street and the rooms do suffer from the noise of early morning rubbish/bottle collections as well as the "normal" city street sounds.

    If you carry a laptop there is FREE wifi connection, if not there is a computer in the public lounge that you can use, I think there's a charge for this.
    The breakfast, which was included, was good; limited in the range of items but not in the quality or quantity, you can fill up with as much as you can eat of fresh bread rolls, meat/cheese, jam, cereal, fruit juice and tea/coffee/chocolate.

    All in all a good well priced hotel (We'd even have been happy to pay for every night), with a practical location, highly recommended.

    Unique Quality: Very practical location.
    Clean and quiet (on the back).
    Large well equipped bathroom.
    Free wifi connection.
    Plentiful breakfast.

    Directions: From airport get off bus at Restauradores, cross over and go down the road by Hard Rock Cafe, turn right, it's on the right; less than two minutes from the bus stop.
    From Rossio walk to the right of Teatro Maria II, it's up that street on the right.

  • akikonomu's Profile Photo

    Good location


    Well situated along a main tourist street lined with restaurants behind the Restauradores Plaza and metro station. Clean rooms and nice, big, marbled bathroom. Excellent startpoint for prowling for food at strange hours. Within walking distance to Rossio Square where it's a buzz of activities as well.

    Breakfast is in a quaint room decorated with tiles and paintings (pointilism) of Lisbon. The steward is conscientious and makes sure food is well stocked and tables cleared quickly.

    Directions: From Restauradores metro, look for slope leading down towards backstreet.

  • BurgerQueen's Profile Photo

    Nice hotel in Lisboa


    The location is wonderful, it's in the city center and you can reach everything by foot.
    The hotel is very humble, but clean and friendly.
    It's not far from Rossio and Restauradores (underground), if you're travelling by plane, take a City Bus from the airport (do not travel by taxi), it costs something like 2Euros, and the ticket entitles you to travel all day long on all means of transport!

    Unique Quality: Excellent location and good rates.

  • nyceagle1633's Profile Photo

    Residencial Florescente


    I would recommend, it is central to the most important sites of Lisbon, as well as metro and buses to the airport. The rooms are tiny though, but efficient and clean. The people who work the front desk are courteous and helpful. Prices should be about 50 euro per night.

    Consider a stay at a Pension in Lisbon also, they are cheap and run efficiently from what we saw. They are all over Lisbon and run typically by women.

    Directions: Pedestrian Street behind Square

  • Great location!


    Me and my boyfriend stayed at the Residencial Florescente in Lisbon 5 nights. It is the best hotel if you want a simple, but clean room with bathroom, tv and aircondition in the middle of downtown Lisbon!

    Unique Quality: Location, location, location! You can walk everywhere.

  • moderately priced, clean accomodations


    This is a nice, clean place right in the heart of Baixa. It is right near Praca dos Restauradores and Av. da Liberdade.

    The street where it's located is the Fine Arts region of town. Musicals, ballets, operas are all shown here.

    The rooms are moderately sized with clean private baths. Tv, air, hairdryers all included.

    Breakfast is included, although it is mainly just bread, meats, cheese, cereal, coffee, juices, milk

    It's not the cheapest around, but you get what you pay for.

    The staff is also very friendly and helpful

    Unique Quality: nice flowers in front of the building, some rooms have nice views

    Directions: from Restauradores, the street is one block east, directly parallel

  • anglosaxon's Profile Photo

    Residencial Florescente


    Unique Quality: This was to be my weekend pension if I had to checkout of my usual place. The centre of the restaurant street at the Restauradores end of Rua Augusta (rua Portas). Smart clean rooms and good security.(they wouldn't let anybody just walk in).

  • Inexpensive places to stay


    Lisbon has several pensions around its main squares. Two good choices are Residencial Florescente on a street parallel to Restauradores Square, and Residencial Saldanha by Saldanha Square.

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LISBOA: accomadations

by isidro

Hello everyone,

I'm plan on going to Lisboa for a week or so in mid October.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a cheap place to stay? Are there any pension-styled places where you can stay in someone's house?


Re: LISBOA: accomadations

by katuska79

there are many places in Lisboa called "residencia"- it's stg. between hostel and pension- mostly private... you can see the boards or notices in the city... they are everywhere and on reasonable prices... (even in the centre)... so not expect 5-star hotel but most of residencias are quite nice...
enjoy one of my favourite cities!!!

Re: LISBOA: accomadations

by ginguba


you are lucky cause i had to do a list of that kind of places for a friend of mine who's comming to lisbon.
so there you go

Yha – Pousada de juventude
Rua Andrade Corvo, n 46
+351 21 353 26 96
(There r 2 yh in Lisbon, but this one is a bit more central, on Picoas exit)

Pensão Londrina (20/40€)
R. Castilho, 61
+351 21 386 3024

Pensão Globo
Rua do Teixeira, 37
(+351) 213.462.279

Residencial Lisbonense (20/40€)
R. Pinheiro Chagas,
21 354 4628

Pensão Comércio (20/40€)
Prç da Alegria,
21 347 55 22

Residencial Florescente
Restauradores (metro exit)
21 342 66 09

Residencial Marisela (20/40€)
Rua Filipe Folque, 19 - R/C, 1º, 2º
351 21 353 32 05/62
351 21 316 04 23/24

Pensão Beira Minho (20€)
Prç. da Figueira, 6, 2º esq (rossio exit)
21 346 18 46

Pensão Coimbra e Madrid (20€)
Prç. da Figueira, 3, 3º
21 342 17 60

Residencial Duas Nações
R. Vitória, n41 (just off rua augusta)
21 346 07 10

Pensão Bons Dias (2nd.)
Calçada do Carmo, 25, 5.º Dto.
351 213.471.918

Pensão Alegria (**)
Praça da Alegria, 12
351 213.475.522

That’s what i could find. They all are quite central, most of them anyway…

have a nice stay, lisbon is great!

Re: Re: LISBOA: accomadations

by isidro

Thanks for your help, everyone! Lots of useful information you've given me.


Re: Re: LISBOA: accomadations

by Dariana

I sincerely recommand you Pension Londrina, 61 Rua Castilho.Nice owners,speaking a little english and french,central and very clean.


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Address: Rua Portas de Santo Antao, 99, Lisbon, Estremadura, 1150-266, Portugal