The York House Lisbon is located at only 10 minutes from Lisbon downtown, in Janelas Verdes Street, close to the Ancient Art National Museum and to the Lapa district.
"The favorable reviews are right."
My wife and I stayed two nights here before a cruise to Barcelona. The place is charming, the staff knowledgeable and accommodating, and the facilities ample and well-appointed. The 714 bus is right outside to take one to Belem or the center of town. We found the restaurant elegant but not pricey, and the food good with an excellent selection of reasonably-priced very palatable Portugese wines. The only caveat is that it is a longer stair clmb to reach the delightful patio and rooms than those for whom mobility is a problem may be able to manage. We are "senior citizens" and had no problem. We highly recommend York House.
"Seen better days"
The hotel itself is average really. It is located in a quiet part of Lisbon and only about 10 minutes walk to the nearest metro station. As some other reviewers have noted, the staff are quite distant and make no attempt to greet you as you pass them. We found this was the case with reception, breakfast room staff....everyone really. This is not what hospitality is meant to be! Like most of the hotel, the rooms have seen better days. The safe didn't work, the heating is ineffective and noisy, the wardrobe doors squeaked and scuffed the floor. The mini bar was never replenished. The bathroom ceiling had peeling paint. Worst of all, the floor of the room was very dirty and turned my socks a different colour. I would not return to this hotel.
We really enjoyed our experience at York House. The common areas of the hotel (lounges, courtyard, foyer, dining area) are really charming. Our room was very basic but certainly adequate. Located out of the main tourist area of Lisbon on a quiet street, it is an easy taxi ride or a good walk to the sights. We found some great lively restaurants near the hotel. We found the breakfast to be well worth the extra 15 euros. The dining area feels intimate and the environment is quiet and restful. The courtyard is exceptional and perfect for visiting at the end of the day and enjoying a glass of Portuguese wine or a coffee. We would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Lisbon.
We decided on the The York House as it was highly recommended by some friends. I now believe they must have stayed there some two hundred years ago. As you enter the place you jump in a world of sadness and tiredness. No smiling face. No one is greeting you. No help. The room we stayed in was so empty that certainly didn't justify the price. The bathroom is more of a wardrobe with a toilet and sink. Talking about breakfast...well...good but definitely not worth the extra €15 per person! Will not recommend this place.
"Beguiling Lisboa - beautiful boutique hotel to match"
Lisbon is the THE city right now. It's hard to pin down exactly what it is that wraps you in its charms. Certainly the physical setting of labyrinthine streets falling down hills to the harbour river. The broad light that last til late in the day, reflecting off the faded glories of Lisbon's seafaring, royal, colonial architecture. The discovery of new delicious wines that are amongst the oldest in the world. The food - the food! Connected to a long history but finding ways to explore and surprise. And the warmth of the Portuguese. Simply a place you can lose yourself in for days and weeks. In this sitting is boutique hotel York House. Behind a typical Lisbon wall lies a grand old house up private steps into an even privater and welcoming ivy-clad courtyard. Here breakfast and dinners are served amongst a small and intimate number of guests. Some seem like they'd just as soon spend the warm days with a book and a Porto Tonico (our new favourite drink of 1 part white port wine and 2 parts tonic garnished with anything from lemon peel, organise segments and cinnamon) as much as venturing out each morning to savour Lisbon and beyond (beyond including the obligatory but not overrated visit to Pasteis de Belem for the original Portuguese tart.). Rooms are a modern twist on a grand old English-style manor house. Generous-sized with good bathrooms and amenities. Breakfasts are relaxed and generous. And the staff are welcoming and warm. We only had 3 nights but felt like we could have booked in for 2 weeks and still not tired of staying at York House and enjoying Lisbon.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Maestro
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM
Starting from the 11th of January 2016 to the 28th of January, the restaurant will be closed for renovation. In this period the guests can still enjoy some refreshment.