The Pousada de Lisboa, belonging to the Small Luxury Hotels group, offers a stay in the most exclusive area of central Lisbon, the Terreiro do Paço, the former Royal Palace and the Ministry of Internal Affairs over the past 200 years.
Lisbon is fashionable and is part of a circuit that perfectly combines the local experience with the social and cultural side that is in the city. To absorb this experience to the fullest, the ideal is to stay in a place where your experience is completely customized. Here is a short walk from the three most emblematic areas of the city: Baixa - where it is found; to Chiado - perfect for shopping and people watching; and the Castle of São Jorge - which has the best view you can have of the city.
At any time you can go out and feel a little more this city so vibrant, where there is always something happening. The most interesting shopping areas are two steps away, in the Chiado and Liberty Avenue; the liveliest nightlife is in the Bairro Alto and Cais do Sodre, old zone, recently recovered, that is now the starting point for every night starting at Lisbon.
As it is already in the historical center, the ideal is to go in search of unique and tailored to your taste discoveries. If you are a modern art fan, the Chiado Museum and the CAM of the Gulbenkian Foundation are. If you like the outdoors, renting a bike and riding to Belém is one of the best ways to spend your afternoon.
The rooms, elegant and stylish, exhibit classic and timeless beauty. Some overlook from Terreiro do Paço, others to the various streets and rooftops of Lisbon's downtown. The bright colors and urban and chic palette explain why this is the only hotel in the Iberian Peninsula with a partnership with Dom Pérignon.
At any time, your wishes are met and cared for, without taking a gram of authenticity to your true Lisboa experience. If you climb to the top, you will find a perfectly integrated area in the old structure of the space that elevates the coolness of the hotel to a whole other level. A hidden pool before the roof and a deck for sunbathing, protected from all prying eyes, is a true oasis in downtown. By an entry, you will discover a fully equipped fitness center so you can take care of your physique as well as you take care of your cultural side throughout the days.
After sightseeing and exploring the city, you will also find beautifully return to the hotel and visit the spa, where you can take sauna and Turkish bath, in addition to massages, and signature treatments Magic Spa.
If you do not go out without your car, Pousada de Lisboa has a valet parking service to the Town's Square Park, so you never have to worry about knowing the directions of the streets downtown.
Drinking a champagne flute on the terrace of RIB, the hotel's restaurant, is a unique and unforgettable experience. Signature cuisine, Chef of the year 2016. In main menu, look out for Tomahawk ribeye steak especially (a different cut and matured for 28 days, which gives a pronounced flavour without being too strong), the Chateaubriand (premium section of the loin with an elegant and sophisticated flavour) and the RIB Eye (slightly marbled, juicy, and with good depth of flavor).
But before setting out to unravel all the city's secrets, discover first what the Pousada has to offer. In the historical burden of the walls that surround it, joins the collection of the City Museum, which gives a cultural and museological character to your stay. The litters that are found in the living room, for example, are originals from the sixteenth century and were restored. The whole project of restoration and decoration is designed by the famous architect Jaime Morais, who bet on the use of the austerity of the sculptures of the immense talent of Leopoldo de Almeida, in contrast to the wealth of paintings and other decorative pieces.
Pestana Tip: When visiting Lisbon and you stay in downtown, no car needed. Here is in the area of the city with the best public transport network, and few stations or stops, you can reach all destinations without any problem. By tram, subway and bus, mix with the locals to get where you want. If you want to explore Cascais, so near and a few minutes by train, the station is also within walking distance. Even if you're thinking about going to Sintra, it is much easier to go by subway and to take the train.