As frequent travellers, one thing we value most are pleasant hotel stays. Sure, we'd still think the Notre Dame was a breathtaking site even if we had stayed in some dingy hostel, but horror stories about bed-bugs and communal showers might very well take away from the content of the original story.
With that in mind, there is nothing more wonderful than - after a long day of sight-seeing - being able to rest your feet in a beautiful hotel, overlooking magnificent views, and reflecting on the beauty of your travels.
On our last trip to Lisbon, Portugal, the hotel we chose was so much more than just a pleasant stay. From the unique hotel room signs to the majestic lobby design, Hotel Fontecruz Lisboa proved to be nothing short of extraordinary. Here’s why:
Hotel Fontecruz Lisboa is located in the heart of the city's ultra stylish Avenida da Liberdade. Built in the 19th century, the Avenue itself is Lisbon’s answer to Champs-Elysees. Don’t blame us if you get tempted to drop some of your hard-earned Euros on the avenue’s beautiful shops, which include Louis Vuitton, Carolina Herrera and Emporio Armani.
The hotel is also conveniently located mere steps away from the Avenida metro station, which will get you anywhere in Lisbon in under fifteen minutes.
We were lucky enough to stay in two rooms of the hotel's during our stay inLisbon. Both were the relaxing slice of heaven we dream of every vacation we're on;
The super-comfy beds were adorned with a beautiful headboard that featured a stunning photograph of Lisbon. In place of your regular, boring ol’ closet was a gorgeous vintage-looking armoire, and a trunk chest serving as the night table.
The hotel room’s bathroom featured a rain shower-head, and we swear we heard the angels singing each time we used it. Meanwhile, the clementine-flavoured bath products kept us smelling wonderfully clean.
The 72-room boutique hotel has rooms facing both the back and the front of Avenida da Liberdade. Depending on your mood, you can choose the front-facing room hotels for a lively view of Portugal’s most stylish, or choose to face the back, with a picturesque view of Lisbon.
The Food & Drink:
Adding to the sleek interior of the hotel is the bar and restaurant lounge situated right behind the hotel lobby. Guests can just as easily sip on cocktails at the Champagne Bar as they can enjoy tapas-style food at the restaurant. A delicious breakfast is also served for an additional charge at the hotel.
Overall, the hotel is a total treat with fantastic staff, gorgeous rooms and a beautiful ambiance, topped off with one of the best locations in all of Lisbon. What else could you possibly ask for? Absolutely nothing.
Other Hotel Info:
Hotel Fontecruz Lisboa
72-rooms and suites
Restaurant, Room Service, Parking, Free Wi-fi
Rates: Starting from 139euros, but keep checking the ‘offers’ section of the hotel’s site for great deals
Other locations: Hotel Fontecruz also has property in Avila, Caceres, Granada, Sevilla, Toledo, Madrid and Miami