Travel Blogs from Lisbon
... half a million people gather at the shrine of Fatima for a candlelight vigil (Hatton 126). Like the previous two staples of Salazar’s dictatorship, Fatima has also remained as a major tradition for the Portuguese people far
past the end of the dictatorship.
As someone coming into Portugal with absolutely no idea what to expect, after spending some time there and learning about the history of the country, it ...
... the parking station had only opened an hour ago and we were their first customers. More cheers and clapping. To celebrate the event, we were offered free parking for the whole of our stay in Lisbon!!! Needless to say, we accepted without hesitation.
The parking station was about 200m back from the current waterfront, which, over time, had extended into the harbour. Excavating for the car park must have been a nightmare, as ...
... river banks for a while before heading home to cook dinner in the apartment. Third Full Day today we went on an organised wine taste tour with a company called 'wine a day tour'. Our guide was called Armando. He collected us from our hotel and we stayed with him for the whole day. First of all he drove us about an hour into the Alentejo region. This part of Portugal is famous for excellent fresh food and wine and lots of outdoors activities. The ...
... an hour by this point, we needed to fortify ourselves with a snack. Matthew had mentioned a famous bakery to us earlier in the day, and so when we saw a long line of people patiently waiting outside a restaurant we knew we had to join the queue. It moved so fast, however, that before we knew it Caitlin and I were staring at the cashier without having the faintest idea of what we wanted to order. We ...
In order to maximise our time in Lisbon, we elected to camp in the only campsite within the city. It
was called the "Parque Municipale" or similar. We realised that it stood a chance of being a Council run site and even now, we're not sure - but it probably was! It did, however, give us fantastic access into this really busy, heaving city and overall, It was a good ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews York House Lisbon
After a three-night stay at the York House with several friends in various rooms, potential guests need to know a few things.
The York House is a lovely hotel, in a historic part of beautiful Lisbon.
A tranquil haven
My wife and I stayed here for a couple of days during our honeymoon, and as with another person - our taxi driver had trouble finding it too! But, once we found the place we were delighted.
Whilst the view from our window wasn't fantastic, the room itself was. We didn't have any problems with the air conditioning, which kept us very comfortable during the night.
It's in a wonderful location in Lisbon, yet when you are in your room or out in the gardens/patio having a meal you feel as though you could be in the middle of nowhere.
We'll definitely be visiting again.
I have stayed at this beautiful property twice and both times even the taxi driver had a hard time finding it! The entryway is tucked between regular buildings in a pretty much un-touristy neighborhood. But, WOW, once you step in it's like entering a hidden oasis amidst the bustling city outside. After a walk through a labyrinth-like stone stairway filled with flowers you emerge into a fabulous garden filled with more flowers, tables and chairs used for meals in the summer. The property itself surrounds this central oasis from where you enter the small reception area on one side and to other a quaint, beautifully appointed bar/library.
A well presented hotel in a good location close to the Barrio Alto in Lisbon.
Spent eight wonderfull days at the York House Hotel, and can not praise it high enough. The room was great the food was excellent, and that courtyard, sitting out side under the trees,just magic. I really can't praise the staff enough. Take it from me and just go there you will enjoy it.
Home away from home
An amazing small hotel, with a nice garden right in the center of Lisbon. Staff and Managment very friendly and very professional. Excelent service, excellent cleanless. Don't miss the restaurant with very good food, and an amazing wine list sorted by grapes with explanations in English. They also have a wine store in the basement called "Enomania" were we can buy at reduced prices all the wines that they have in the wine list.
I will defenatelly come back, and York House will be my home in Lisbon.
Would recommend the York House to anyone
Stayed at the York House for three nights during the summer of 2003 when the hotel was renovating a number of rooms. We had a room that had already been renovated. Wonderful room, great restaurant, quite courtyard for relaxing and reading, excellent service and veryt friendly and helpful staff.Met the daughter of someone who lives 1/2 block from us in Hobken at lunch one day.Would recommend to anyone.
York House - Lovely
We spent two nights at this lovely hotel. Very nice surroundings, the garden is lovely and the food in the restaraunt is great. We did not expect gazpacho to be so filling! Lofty high ceilings, elegant decor, beautiful marble bath. We were upstairs facing a street where young people party after hours, but closing the shutters took care of their noise. My roommate was not even aware of it - but I did need to close the shutters, after which I slept like a baby. We found the location just fine and within walking distance of the Barrio Alto. SW