Hotel Principe Real
Travel Blogs from Lisbon
Today we drove another 3-4 hours to Lisbon...it's still raining and still cold. We checked in at our hotel and discussed trying to buy some winter jackets for our summer vacation. We decided instead to just layer our clothes and keep moving. Who wants to shop for clothes now anyway?
Lisbon is Portugal's capitol. It's golden age was in the …
... into the airport, we had a hotel booked and we were just going to relax for the rest of the day.
The next morning, we arrive at the airport 2.5 hours early for our flight. This time check in is a breeze, security scanning also a bit better, and passport control....well, this day there is no passport control because this day the flight does not continue onto Zagreb - it terminates in Bologna.
At least we were still laughing!
... looked kind of European walking around the old cobblestone streets. We found a local restaurant recommended by Fabio and found they were not just open but bustling at 10 pm. Jason ordered pork with clams and I had cod, the national dish. It was amazing.
The next day we bought a day pass for the public transportation and went everywhere. You can see all of that in the pictures. What I ...
... worked. The view from the window was much better with a few buildings to see. The first room only had a view of a wall !!! Plus from this new room I could hear roosters. There is something about a rooster being associated with Lisbon but I am not sure what.
After a shower and short nap I set off by foot to do some exploring of the city. It is a very hilly city with very old buildings on narrow ...
... s very well done. There are also other tin can sculptures but the light shade is the centre piece that catches your eye.
Apart from the cleaver theme the food is excellent, the service is excellent and the owner is very friendly, spending time to talk with his customers. It was a great place for lunch; Leoni had a Sardine paster dish, which we have tried to duplicate since a few times but we cannot match ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility