Hotel Metropole

Address: Praca Dom Pedro IV, 30 (Rossio), Lisbon, Estremadura, 1100-200, Portugal | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in the S. Nicolau area of Lisbon, is near Santa Justa Elevator (Elevador de Santa Justa), Bikeiberia, Oriente Station, and Docas de Santo Amaro.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Metropole Lisbon

Charming hotel in a great location


This is a boutique hotel, with a charming ambiance.

The staff was very helpful and the decoration is quite nice - they have furniture from the 1920's.

The rooms with a balcony have a wonderful of the Praça do Rossio and the Castle of Saint George. The bathrooms also are very clean and comfortable.

It is located at the very heart of Lisbon, at the main plaza of the city, amongst historical buildings. The subway and the train station are just a two-minute walk far from the hotel.

Do not miss the wine called "Buçaco", which is one of the best Portuguese wines and is produced by the hotel's owner.

Dirty hotel with an awful smell


Have stayed here for 3 nights in Sept 05. The hotel is very dirty, the carpets are filthy with lots of stains. There is a smell throughout the hotel that is quite sickening. The staff seem rude, haughty. Location is the only good thing about this hotel.

Good choice


Great location, gorgous view, bath need improve but I love the location close to everywhere and good price.THe breakfast was nice.

Great Location. OK Hotel


My wife and I stayed here on our honeymoon and loved the location for touring Lisbon. The rooms on the front of the hotel (with balcony) are a must for views of the Praca Roddio and the Castelo.

Room was small (and they only had two single beds -- on our honeymoon!) but clean. Good value. Go for the location, not the accomodations.

A great spot on the Praca Rossio


We stayed three nights at this lovely boutique european hotel in September 2003. We had a nice large room with a small balcony facing the square (praca). Great location in old Lisbon- can't be beat!

Loved it


My husband and I stayed here for 5 days several years ago but still think about how much we loved it. Our charming room had a large terrace that overlooked the main square with an amazing view of the castle on the hill beyond the square. Great terrace to have a glass of port and watch the sunset. Hotel is in a great location, right in the middle of so much great shopping and so many restaurants. We loved it.

Excellent hotel and location but....


check that you have a double bed when you book; they seem to ahve a fair number of twin rooms. Which we were allocated ?

I don't know who recommended room 38....39 was much better (twin beds though).

Hotel manager was extremely helpful in making alternative arrangements.

Make sure you ask for a room overlooking the square

Didn't like it.


I relied upon guidebooks and TripAdvisor for all of the hotels that we stayed in on our trip. The only hotel I would never stay in again is the Metropole. We had a hard time locating the hotel because it was just a small doorway in the had to be upon it to read the Metrople sign over the door. The next surprise was to have to walk up two flights of stairs with your luggage. The man behind the reception desk for the two days that we were there had totally no personality. The next impression was of the ugly carpeting in the hallways...and in the room. The room and bathroom were actually quite nice...but you didn't notice because the carpeting was so ugly. There was trash outside the entrance door. I guess after Madrid and Barcelona which were so clean and lovely, that Lisbon was a shock. There were men and women (with babies) begging everywhere...when you wouldn't give them money, they would curse you. One man yelled at another man who gave him some money that it wasn't enough...apparently he was a beggar with a minimum of 2 Euros. Lisbon was worth seeing...but we were there two nights and a day, and that was plenty. We had an early morning flight and left the hotel at 3:30 a.m. and dragging those suitcases down those stairs at that hour was a very disagreeable experience. Next time I would stay at the Meridian.

Excellent views


We have stayed in many Lisbon hotels, but this is probably the best 'all-rounder'. It's position couldn't be better, no dragging yourself up-hill after a long day sightseeing. The best rooms have views of the castle, so ask for those on the upper floor where not only is the view better, but it's quieter. The rooms are large and comfortable, the bathrooms are large and adequate. Breakfast is reasonable, but served in what is little more than an alcove. Public rooms (or should I say public room) are very tasteful, and the staff are pleasant. Recommended.

Perfect location


The Metropole is an understated boutique hotel in the heart of Lisbon.

The good size rooms facing the plaza are best because you can see all the way to the St Jorge castle. They greet you by name almost immediately...feels like coming home when you get back after a long day of walking. I love the place.

TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Metropole Lisbon

3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

Travel Blogs from Lisbon

Short but sweet

A travel blog entry by alex.stuart4 on Dec 17, 2014

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... said "where have you been before this?" I said "Lisbon." "Ohhh" he said in disgust, "did you like it?" I thought this question would arise, so I defended Lisbon's honour "Yep! It was great!" It reminded me of the rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne. I cannot deny that I did love Porto. It was a stunning city, and probably one of my favourite places on my trip so far. It reminded me of Sydney. It came alive at night and the lights gave it a glow that shone over ...

Lovely Lisbon

A travel blog entry by balkans2009 on Sep 18, 2014

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... off lands where the Portuguese were exploring during this time period. The tomb of Vasco de Gama, one of the big wigs of Portuguese exploration (and who one of the main bridges over the Tejo River is named) is here. Next we entered the incredibly beautiful cloisters. The architecture here is simply stunning -- the lacy stone work invokes the Alhambra in Granada (which we'll see later), but the style is very different from that Moorish influence. We had a great ...

Lisbon, Portugal!

A travel blog entry by colerumbough on Jun 24, 2014

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... on this tower is the Moorish bartizan turrets on the corners of the tower. The Moors were the North African people that immigrated north to Portugal in Spain in the 1200s, I believe, and brought that influence with them.

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Frenchman vs. Peacock

A travel blog entry by char.j.stoever on Apr 21, 2014

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... about me, but this time I can pretty much understand them. Have they said anything about me? Not that I know of. I'm getting skinny! Probably because I'm hitting that 2,000 calorie-per-day mark. I don't know when the last time I hit THAT was. Ah, I need more coffee. Maybe I'll go walk to wake up. I've been sleeping pretty decently lately, then tomorrow it's on to Paris! I've got to get up at 6 AM to leave. I'm so pumped for good food, especially for that ...

Day 3 Lisbon

A travel blog entry by drudell on Mar 16, 2014

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... are other things". There is a vegetarian dish of pita bread & chickpea curry that is shown and Donna asks about. He doesn't know, but is happy to find out. The answer is " of course we will have it" So, what the heck, we like Juan and in we go. He suggests to me the Cod. Cod is a big thing in Portugal and I haven't had it yet, so I think maybe. I ask him how it's cooked and he says "oh! I don't cook it! I will bring it to your table!" Well, apparently ...