|From £ 67.21|
2 pers. - Breakfast included
|From £ 76.57|
2 pers. - Breakfast included
|From £ 114.85|
Hotel da Estrela is a small boutique hotel situated in the heart of historic Lisbon. Comprising of a selection of just 19 rooms and suites the space is totally original, bespoke, comfortable and intimate. All the interiors were decorated by Miguel Câncio Martins (Buddha Bar Paris, Pacha Marrakech) and are designed to evoke the spirit of a classic old style school offering a unique approach to the hotel experience. The rooms and suites of Hotel da Estrela offer magnificent views across the city and the river Tagus. All of our rooms are spacious and comfortable. The restaurant, Cantina da Estrela is a neighbourhood restaurant, serving authentic food of Mediterranean feel made everyday with the freshest ingredients from the local markets.
Lisbon and all of its wonders are just a stones throw away from Hotel da Estrela. Walk 200 metres and you will find Campo de Ourique with its traditional Portuguese shops or the iconic park and formal gardens of Estrela Basilica. Less than 10 minutes away you will also find the neighbourhoods of Chiado, Príncipe Real, Avenida da Liberdade, Santos & Baixa, Bairro Alto and Docas. There is simply no better place to be based in Lisbon than this ideal central location.
"Lovely, quiet hotel with amazing service"
The hotel is an oasis of peace and quiet in a busy and unpleasant city which is ruined by horrible traffic. It is a bit off the beaten track but it makes up for it by the wonderful service and the excellence of its restaurant. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and there is a private garden where you can sit and enjoy your drink. As I did not much like Lisbon, I was always glad to return to the civilized and friendly atmosphere of this hotel. Congratulations on the first-rate service!
"Quirky city hotel"
We stayed for two nights and had two rooms - one for our teenage daughter. We were given rooms on different floors, which annoys me when they can see we have the same surname and are the same visitng party. This lack of attention to detail just about sums up the hotel. The receptionist was not apologetic at all, rather saying it was my mistake as I hadn't requested the same floor. Anyhow we got to see different rooms and the different floors so am sharing my wisdom here. Our daughter's room on top floor had an amazing view over the rooftops, out to sea which was lovely. The room itself was spacious, but the shower and toilet were literally in the room with just glass to block them - a bit very strange! There were two twin beds, but no headboards, just the bare wall, which seemed cheap for a 4 star hotel and there was no outside blind, so difficult to make the room dark to sleep and I think it must be very hot in there in summer, although there is air conditioning. Our room on first floor had a kingsize bed and a larger separate bathroom with shower in bath, which seems so old-fashioned - who has baths in hotels' Everything we needed, no view as such, but quiet and peaceful. In contrast to our daughter, our room had a large green headboard, the bed was comfortable and we slept very well. Breakfast in the basement was buffet and had everything you needed. The staff could have been a bit more talkative and friendly - they seemed very cool and distant - for a hotel with just 19 rooms, one would expect a warmer reception. They were also not attentive and didn't manage to clear or relay tables very quickly and forgot glasses and cups... all a bit laid back, which is however much nicer than the hectic you get in some hotels. If weather is warm, breakfast can be had in their large, but rather bland restaurant terrace. To get into town, you have to walk 10mins to get the small tram which is about a 20min ride to centre, depending on traffic. We did this twice which worked fine, but it is quite a distance and we thought that having a hotel closer to centre would be more convenient for a city trip. We did walk into town a couple of times too, but it is quite a hike and although you get to see lots, walking all day can be tiring. The hotel has charm and character, but the reception and restaurant staff made an unprofessional, young impression and things could be so much better for a boutique style hotel of this kind, if they improved their attention to detail and eye for service. Overall not bad, rather quirky, but no brilliant either.
"Excellent Service, very nice and kind staff, excellent location!"
Hotel da Estrela is a small boutique hotel where you feel at home since the first moment. The hotel was a old school and there are many references to the previous history of the building completely renovated such as black boards o old desks mixed together with elegant and new forniture. The place is ideal for city breaks or for business, you are in a quiet place in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere about five minute walking distance from the metro station of Rato and the city centre. I strongly recommend this place, staff is very nice and the attention to the clients is always very high. I liked also the hotel concept providing the possibility to students of the nearby school of tourism to have an on job training experience. The on job trainees/students assisting the hotel staff is very nice, polite and they seem very professionals.
"A very good hotel...with a few tweaks it could be excellent."
Stayed 4 nights. Brilliant location for city break as its away from the crowds when you need to recover. Local area is good for restaurants and 28 tram will get you into town quickly. Also buses down at the nearby park will take you most places eg Belem. Quirky hotel but not over the top. Staff very friendly and like the idea of it being a work experience placement for college next door. Rooms spacious although getting into shower by climbing over the bath was challenging. Also those sliding glass doors on the wardrobe could be annoying. Breakfast was excellent but we were a bit disappointed that restaurant and bar were closed for our first 2 nights ( Sunday and Monday ). Perhaps reception could do a short introduction when they meet and greet you eg.we were not aware that there was a lounge behind reception until the last day. Also a brief guide to where you catch the trams ,buses and metro and where you can buy tickets. ( the answer is in the newspaper shop 400 metres left as you leave hotel ). We would certainly return but would urge some minor tweaking.Refreshments near reception a nice touch but not just cold tea. I hate tea !
"Quiet haven hotel"
A warm welcome, excellent food and clean rooms. A haven away from the hustle and bustle of Lisbon city centre. Really liked the concept of it being a hotel to train the Tourism students. Check out the Jardin da Estrella (pretty city park), and Mercado da Ourique - good for a meal on a Sunday night. Easy to get to the Oceanarium (hop on at Rato on the yellow metro line, then change at Saldanda for the red line).
Private parking: £ 12.76
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Maestro
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM