Hotel da Estrela4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Really nice Boutique-Hotel! Built into an old school building, it gives you a really nice and luxurious inside, while keeping an eye on nice, little details (e.g. old school table with graffiti as wall decoration). From the 2nd floor, you get an amazing view over the bay when waking up. Staff was very friendly, breakfast was good and diverse. Big thumbs up and recommendation from me.
Very nice hotel in very nice location. Rooms look different in every level. Rooms are a mixture of modern and old the same time. The hotel was a school some when and they kept elements of the school that makes it special. I really liked it there. The stuff was very friendly and helping. Breakfast was good, but the offer for this price could be bigger. But I did not miss anything. Parking also needs to be payed extra and should also be included as the rooms are not cheap. Public transport is 5 minutes walk. Thats fine and everything can be reached very fast. Had a good time there.
First things first the location is not great. It is residential and good 10 min walk from both the metro and the tram (tram 28). There is distinct lack of anything near by if your looking for bar or a restaurant. You will need to factor in taxis when returning in the evening. On paper it looks like a great boutique hotel based on a school theme. Apart from the school carpet then nothing relates to its origins. It is rated as a Small Luxury Hotel. It is not. It is a perfectly adequate 3+ with one facility, a restaurant that doubles up for breakfast. Nice looking building and the grounds outside are pleasant when the sun is shining. Apart from that there is no atmosphere and no reason to longer at the hotel. The rooms are a compromise with a toilet and a shower added inside the room with the basins also on show. Try as we might you could not consider this a style statement. It is totally impractical. The restaurant is OK and the breakfast adequate. End of. The staff are pleasant and eager to please (bear in mind they also use work experience from the Tourism School next door). We really wanted to like this hotel, but truth be said there are a lot better choices in Lisbon.
Lisbon is a wonderful city, but you can find yourself staying amidst a lot of hustle and bustle. This makes the Hotel da Estrela a great choice : it is peaceful, noise free and away from the thick of the traffic (both vehicular and people). And yet it has a great location in an interesting and mostly tourist free area, Campo do Ourique. Apart from the charming residential and small shop type streets there are a few notable local sights: the marvelous Mercado do Ourique where you can buy all manner of foods and fresh fish as well as a great variety of eating places, the house of Fernando Pessoa (for some, Portugal's greatest poet and writer), the lovely, cool and leafy Jardim da Estrela and the nearby Basilica. All these are in easy walking distance, and around the Jardim there are many public transport options, including the famed number 28 tram. To get the metro requires a walk of 10 minutes or so to the Rato station. The hotel itself is strikingly beautiful in design. Behind the lovely façade of an old ducal palace is a completely modern construction, spacious and charming. There are only 19 rooms plus an excellent restaurant and bar with a nice outside terrace, an attractive library, and a refreshing garden area with a decorative pool and fountain. The rooms are well equipped and spacious, especially the "superior" rooms which are huge. The beds are more than comfortable and the design work interesting and refreshing. The food in the restaurant is of very high quality and the buffet breakfast appealing and varied. The location is unusual (there are no other hotels nearby) but will appeal to anyone who wants to immerse themselves in a real neighbourhood housing local citizens with neighbourhood shops and restauants. And the rest of the city can be accessed with no trouble at all. The staff are courteous and helpful. All in all a great place to stay, and at a very reasonable price.
Stayed here in July. Had one of the bigger rooms/ suite with a great view. Staff all very friendly and attentive. Hotel near park in Estrala which is a must visit. Breakfast is really fresh and worth taking.
We stayed 5 nights at the hotel and explored the city centre and the nearby area. It's quite a walk or tram ride to the centre but at evening you can also dine at many local places close to the hotel. The asking price is close to 400 euros a night but we paid 90 a night through hotwire. It's also cheaper than the official price on other online booking sites. At 90 a night there's not much to complain about really. But for customers who end up paying more the breakfast is a little disapointing. It's a poor selection of food, and it's exactly the same every day. There's just one juice, 3 fruits, 2 cheeses, etc. Could me a bigger selection.
I was in Lisbon for a week last March with a very good friend of mine. We chose Hotel da Estrela by chance. What a chance! This hotel is very welcoming, nice rooms with amazing integrated bath/shower rooms, very family style and trendy at the same time. Excellent personnel. The hotel is also hiring trainees from the hotel school nearby, which makes it also very young and friendly. I will go there again!
nice boutique hotel close to a great public garden. Suite is very large and if you are with baby they provide you with everything you may need, from baby bathtube to baby seat toilet. nice breakfast and good service
This hotel is situated in the Estrela district of Lisboa. The building used to be a school. The interior has some nice features that remind the guests at that previous function: - The rooms have some nice school-decorations (ours had a map with all the chemical elements and parts of a school-bench with it's grafiti) - The rooms have all the comfort you can think off: nice bathroom, good quality beds, minibar, writing desk,... The only thing we missed was a small terrace. - The hotel offers a great breakfast which you can take inside or on the terrace. We loved it! - The reception area has some sitting places and a nice library corner This hotel is recommendable. It's not cheap, but worth it's price. If one feature could be added, it would have gotten a five star-rating: we would have loved a small pool (perhaps in the garden?)
Room service was until 22h, no room service on hollidays, laundry service did not work on weekends and hollidays, poor concierge service and staff was not friendly. I do not want to stay there anymore in my future trips to Lisbon.
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75% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 199 reviews