Travel Blogs from Lisbon
... through Port Security, there was no further security check on board so we kept our items.
What a day and what a shore excursion - relaxing, lots of eating and seeing a few things that could not have been seen on a ship’s shore excursion, great company, lots of laughter and talking like a pirate - what’s not to love about Lisbon?
Up on deck for sailaway as we missed seeing the port coming in in the morning. Lots of ...
... Burger. Sometimes after traveling a while you want a burger and not the local food. Other than that, we just walked around and called it an early night. I know we are getting to be lightweights :)
Friday, we got up and got a one day metro pass which was good on the trams, buses and metro. So we hopped on the #28 tram and took it up to the Sao Jorge Castle, which can be seen from all over town. These trams ...
... but that's what I did. Cheaper than getting an airport hotel anyway. So I caught the bus at 10.30pm and arrived at 11.30pm and settled in for the night in my little makeshift bed, which consisted of about 6 restaurant stool chair things placed close together in a corner of a café. I put my bags behind the 'bed' so I wouldn't have to worry about them getting taken. Although to be fair, the only other people on the airport were other poor souls with very early morning flights ...
... the week has concluding here in Portugal what I think I discovered was that Lisbon just maybe isn't the place you explore alone. Not that it is unsafe or there is nothing to done alone but with another person I feel you are able to enjoy the sites better as well as the cafes where you can join in conversations. Another discovery for me this week was that whether I had my day planned out or not there was always a point in my day where my activity would shift and I would change ...
... Lisbon, so I will just conclude with some overall comments and thoughts. First of all, the overnight train from Madrid to Lisbon was especially shoddy. For those of you who have experienced European train travel, this was certainly ...
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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