Doubles from: $122 to $209
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
Located directly on Praça dom Pedro IV, the old-fashioned Hotel Metropole is a super-central splurge most of the time. However, rates do fluctuate and sometimes dip into budget territory, making it an interesting option for budget travelers.
Of the 36 rooms, the 16 with views of the Praça are the most expensive. All, however, are adequately spacious and decorated in rather attractive (if unexciting) cream walls and pink carpets, dark wooden furniture and some “deco” touches. All rooms have a flat-screen TV, telephone, air conditioning and minibar. Bathrooms are equipped with either a shower or tub (ask ahead), hair dryer and toiletries. Certain rooms facing the square to the back have small balconies.
Opened in 1917, the hotel has an elegant, yet quiet, spirit. The second-floor lounge, lobby, reading rooms and bar are furnished with original antiques and look out over the square's fountain. Wi-Fi is offered for free throughout these common rooms (although it doesn't reach into the rooms).
The Metropole's location has always been one of its chief selling points. You're really within easy access of all public transportation, taxis and many sights. We spent three (undercover) nights in the hotel during our last trip to Lisbon and greatly appreciated how easy it was to pop back into the room at any time of the day or night.
A buffet breakfast (with fruit, eggs, bacon, etc.) is served every morning and included in the room rate.
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Breakfast Included
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom: Private
- Bathtubs Available
- Cable TV
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About the Metropole neighborhood
The grid-shaped Baixa neighborhood was completely rebuilt following Lisbon’s an earthquake in 1755. Today the area functions as the city's chief shopping hub. Two large streets, rua Augusta and rua de Santa Justa, are pedestrian-only. Baixa is an easy jumping-off point for seeing the rest of the city. Praça Rossio, sitting at the top of Baixa, is the city's most active square.