Free entertainment in Lisbon and a discount of 65% off at Dom Pedro Palace Hotel

Free, Lisbon in the Street, Bal ModerneVibrant Lisbon has always something to offer, besides good food, historic buildings, nice people and, most of the time, excellent weather! If you are booking a last minute to Lisbon, you are in for a treat! In a novelty of this year’s edition of “Lisbon in the Street” and in a partnership with Companhia Rosas and Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, in a free show of Bal Moderne, September 8th and 9th, at 18:00 in Praça Martim Moniz.


Why don’t you book now, your room at a 5 star hotel, Dom Pedro Palace and get 65% Hotel Dom Pedro Palace - Classic Roomoff for this weekend? Then enjoy a meal at “Il Gattopardo,” Pool at Dom Pedro Palace Hotel in Lisbonthe most famous Italian restaurant in Lisbon, and don’t go home before a treat at this hotel’s luxurious SPA.Il Gattopardo Restaurant at Hotel Dom Pedro, Lisboa

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Subway (tub) in Lisbon reaches the airport

.Coming to Lisbon? Now one can take the subway from the airport. The new extension, 3 more stations in the red line all the way to the airport, were inaugurated on July 17th, 2012.

Here is the map for you. And if you want to book a hotel, don’t wait any more. Call me at +351.93.43.16078 or write to for your local expert. I can find you the best hotel for the purpose of your trip (leisure, celebration or business) to accommodate your budget.

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As Janelas Verdes, luxury boutique hotel or 1st class Inn in Lisbon?

As Janelas Verdes: gardenAs Janelas Verdes, is a luxury Inn built in a small palace from the XVII Century where it’s believed that one of the most prominent Portuguese writer, Eça de Queiros, would stay when he visited his friends and inspired him for the “Ramalhete” in his novel “Os Maias.” It belongs to the Historic Hotels of Europe and it is located in the Ruas das Janelas Verdes, in the triangle of the ancient quarters of Lapa, Madragoa and Santos, right next to the Museum of Ancient Art. It is only 7 minutes away from the train station of Santos that will take you to the center of the city or in a ride, side by side the sea, to Cascais. One can also take a 15 minute stroll to S. Bento Palace (and my favorite pastry coffee shop, Pasteis de Belém)

As Janelas Verdes Inn: fountain in the gardenAs Janelas Verdes: breakfast in the gardenAs Janelas Verdes: breakfast in the garden





It was in this romantic hotel, As Janelas Verdes, on the bank of the Tagus River, that I was received by Mrs. Palmira who offered me a splendid breakfast in the garden where a water fountain conducts the music by the birds. Where one can forget the time I found the normal, but delicious, eggs and sausages, alongside with different types of breads and cakes, fresh juice of orange, apple and pineapple as well as fruit salad. There were jam and other delicacies. But words can’t describe the pleasure of the senses… thus some more photos for you.

Guest can leisurely awake, in the garden of As Janelas Verdes, with the coffee and treat for stomach and soul while making plans for the day, reading the newspaper or simply let the thoughts wonder, forgetting the time. If the weather does not permit then, I am told breakfast is offered inside, by another water fountain, in the dining room with arched walls.


The rooms in As Janelas Verdes, 29 in all, are romantic and warm. Some of the bathrooms still carry the original tiles from the palace. The guests carry the key to the main entrance, even though, this boutique hotel (1st class Inn) has a receptionist to accommodate them and help in any form. There is no mini-bar in the hotel but the guest have a “honesty” bar well replenished for self-serve in the room or in the library, on the last floor, overlooking the Tagus river. Inside, one finds books, DVDs, board-games and newspapers and a room with a fire-place and wood that reminds us of home. In the outside balcony, there are lounge chairs to enjoy the views and the sun that bathe this city often.





I traveled for too many years, through too many unknown cities (in all 5 continents). When in business and alone I would have liked to have found such a cozy place to sleep like As Janelas Verdes… but now, even in the city where I live and love, As Janelas Verdes is definitely a place for a celebration: a romantic date, a wedding, a honey moon, or why not, an intellectual rendez vous meeting with a cocktail? No wonder tourist find their refuge here and return, over and over again.

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Heritage Avenida Hotel, Lisbon, Specials

Heritage Avenida Hotel, a luxurious 4 stars hotels (and for the Stars Hotel, as Milton Nascimento), located on the most prominent avenue of Lisbon – Avenida da Liberdade – in a XVIII century building recovered by the Miguel Câncio Martins architect and designer, respecting the Pombaline style.


  • Minimum 2 nights stay
  • Free ticket for the Tram 28, Glória Funicular ou Bica Funicular
  • Free transfer from and to the Airport by aerobus
  • Direct admission to the Silk Club (a luxury night club)

Choice off:

  • Heritage Golf Offer – Complimentary green fees at Ribagolf I & II during the weekdays
  • Heritage Cultural Offer – free entrance in all Lisbon museums
  • Heritage Seaside Offer – free train tickets to Cascais (Cascais, Estoril, Oeiras beaches), at a distance of a 40 min train ride

Choose and Book before July 16th and get a free gift from upon your arrival. Call me at +351.93.43.16078 or write to .

Sónia, your Lisbon local Expert

Sesimbra, Portugal

One more concert at Super Bock Super Rock, at Meco Beach, Sesimbra, Portugal closed with thousands of people cheering the legendary Peter Grabriel. Thousands of people travel to this yearly concert and many have already discovered the secrets that this region hides.

Sesimvra beach, mountain & townSesimbra, a picturesque fishermen’s town, has one of the best beaches in Portugal, with crystalline water wave free, blue flag and white, smooth sands. This village is only 40 minutes away from Lisbon, the capital, and yet it has so much to offer in its surroundings: bars and picturesque fishing restaurants (with fish so fresh that when the boats arrive a wave of seagles follow them), mountains with a castle, golf course only 5 km away, Arrábida (a WTO protected mountain with paths for walks, mountain bike or just bicycling, radical sports), other beaches (Meco famous for its nudism, it actually accommodates non-nudists in its extensive area and Lagoa de Albufeira, to mention a few).

Sesimbra Fishing boat full-with seaglesMain Avenue SesimbraTypical Fresh Fish Restaurant Sesimbra

Where in the world do you find a beach-like Mediterranean Côte d’Azur but with Atlantic waters and still so close to the Capital of a country?

In Sesimbra we found 2 lovely places to stay, not only for the concert if you decide to come next year, but for a lovely vacation (all year long).

Sana Sesimbra HotelSana Sesimbra Hotel, a four star hotel with 100 rooms and 4 suites, is just located on the other side of the road to the Sesimbra beach, on its main avenue, Avenida da Liberdade. Comfortable spacious, modern rooms, graced with a veranda with a view to the sea (or to an interior garden), can be adapted with an extra bed if you have children. The suites have a corner living room, with a large sofa and large LCD and a balcony with chairs and tables overlooking the beach. The bathrooms in the suites have large windows. A hallway separates the 3 areas of these suites. In the morning one can take a delicious breakfast outside, on the ground floor, in a wooden balcony while seeing the vacationers taking their place on the beach for a sun treat. The entertainment is all concentrated on the roof of Sana Sesimbra Hotel, with a 360º view of the mountain, castle and Atlantic Ocean. There one can find a place to relax reading a book on a sofa or playing some games (like snooker), children can draw and paint in their tinny table and adults, after a session in their mini-gym and/or a lazy bath on the pool (which is covered in winter or a less “summer-like” day), can still chill in the Jacuzzi or lay in the benches for the so acclaimed suntan. In the evening, meals are also served in the restaurant, on the roof, on a relaxed atmosphere of colorful tables overlooking the lighted Castle of Sesimbra. This Hotel also has 3 meeting rooms, which accommodate from 20 to 150 people. The hotel has 37 paid parking spaces and Wi-Fi in the rooms.

Sana Sesimbra room with a balcony to the beachOutdoors/Indors Pool Sana SesimbraSana Sesimbra view of Castle



Sesimbra Hotel & SpaSesimbra Hotel & Spa, also a four star hotel, is at the end of the Avenida 25 de Abril, with shops and restaurants animating the streets that separate it from the beach. Also with front view for the ocean, the Sesimbra Hotel & Spa has 84 rooms and 8 suites. Two of the floors are for smokers. The rooms are really spacious, decorated in a light green-bluish summer-like color. The bathrooms are equipped with branded enmities, hair dryer, as well as rope and slippers. The rooms are really spacious and in some of the balconies there are even lazy chairs (either looking at the ocean or at the outdoor pool). The hotel has an outdoor pool for adults and another for children as well as an indoor smaller pool, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath and gym, adjoined to the SPA where treatments and relaxing rooms are available at the guest’s request. The restaurant is under the outdoor pool with a water fall separating the guests from the fresh blue and green view of the Atlantic. During the summer, the hotel now offers thematic dinners and entertainment, like the Mexican night for which we were invited. The hotel also has 5 meeting rooms for up to 220 people, that can be interconnected or not depending on the number of people and activities planned. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi in the meeting rooms and Internet access in the rooms, parking and beach parasol, in their reserved beach area, for all their guests. On the ground floor, by the Spa and in the access to the beach there is also the Mosaic bar – a area decorated with hand-painted mosaics that can also be reserved for a welcome get together or warm-walking / team-building event.

Sesimbra Hotel & Spa outdoor poolSesimbra Hotel & Spa roomSesimbra Hotel & Spa room view



Book now at or call me at +351.967.903.052 for a vacation, weekend or meeting that you will never forget, tailored to your needs and budget.

If you book by July 30th you will get, complimentary of, a personal advised guide and special gift.

Sónia, you local Expert. interviews Milton Nascimento

In the spirit of the Lisbon Festivities (Festas de Lisboa) 2012, interviewed Milton Nascimento at the Heritage Avenida Hotel’s library. Milton is playing tomorrow, June 30th, together with Carminho, Ana Moura and António Zambujo in an ensemble of Brazilian music and Fado.


Milton is coming to Lisbon ever since he first made his trip to Europe in the 70’s.  Even though he knows this city so well, he says that he still finds something new to see, enjoy or experience here, especially when it comes to food (he loves Portuguese restaurants and in particularly Pasteis de Belém (world famous, century old secret recipe of pastry from Belém).

For his vast knowledge of this city, Milton is now the chaperon of his musicians when they come to Lisbon and he gets the highest kick by taking strolls, interacting with the people and taking the train – along the sea – to Cascais or to Sintra, as well as one of the many trams (elevadores and eléctricos) that take you from downtown to one of the hills filled with history.

Yet, it is in a room with a view that he gets inspired for his songs while in Lisbon. This is the best treat he finds in any of the Hotels he has stayed in, and he already stayed twice at the Heritage Avenida Hotel (also because of its proximity to downtown, Coliseu dos Recreios concert hall and other Theater houses and high street shopping Avenue – one of the most luxurious in the world for the International Brand houses it represents).

On June 30th, Milton Nascimento will sing at the closing of the Lisbon Festivities (Festas de Lisboa), Ponta de Areia among other hits, at 22:00 at the Alameda D. Afonso Henriques.

Why don’t you also come to Lisbon and discover the many secrets, charms and enchantments of the 5 senses that this city has to offer? Call your local expert hotel booking at +351.93 43 16078 or write to now. Guaranteed the best hotel for your tailored to your desired location, needs and budget, whether you travel alone, with family, in group, either for business or leisure.

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Hotel Heritage Avenida, Lisbon

The Heritage Avenida Hotel is a luxurious, four stars (and for the stars… Who knows who you can bump into…???), boutique Hotel conveniently located in the Avenida da Liberdade, the main Avenue that drives your right to downtown Lisbon.

This hotel was designed and decorated by the famous architect Miguel Câncio Martins, who preserved the beauty of the XVIII century façade of the building, kept the balcony of the hold Hermética Herb Shop with its 1,000 drawers, the ashlar, the veranda railings and the Pombaline tiles. He was still capable of creating a warm, comfortable environment throughout the hotel, respecting the architectonic design integrity. The final result was recognized by the “Oscars” of Real Estate in 2008, in the category of Rehabilitation and it was also included in the 2007 Hot List of the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler publication.

At the lobby, a doorman welcomes you into a lounge area with comfortable sofas and a bar: a great place to meet before going out, chill out from your shopping or just to catch up with a conversation. From there, one can take a spiral wooden staircase to the library that offers 2 computers with internet and 2 printers, for needed business presentations, administrative tasks, online check-in and directions as well as a good selection of books, newspapers, magazines, board games and videos that one can also take to his/her room.

The Heritage Avenida Hotel also has a mini gym well equipped with cardio-fitness machines as well as a Jet pool. In this Health and Fitness center one has access to free towels both for exercise and for a shower in the adjoining bathrooms.



The elevator is decorated with pictures from old Lisbon and the floor resembles the typical pedestrian pavement of Lisbon. The elevator’s doors are hand painted with different phrases from famous writers at each of the floors.


There are 40 rooms and a suite at the Heritage Avenida Hotel, decorated with warm browns and windows with a view: if you don’t get a view directly to the most emblematic Avenue of Lisbon, you will get a view to the Elevador do Lavra (Lavra Tram) and if higher up, you will also get a view to the St. Jorge Castle (Castelo de S. Jorge) as well as other important landmarks. The rooms are spacious, have a desk and a chaise longue. The bathrooms have natural light and are decorated in a romantic way that could easily makes us travel back to the Pombaline’s period. In each room you will also find different pictures in black and white characterizing Lisbon, a mini-bar, a DVD/CD player, LCD TV, satellite TV, air-condition, free safe, hairdryer, bath robes and Molton Brown amenities.





As an urban Hotel, it still offers buffet breakfast, room service 24 hours, free wireless internet throughout the hotel and rooms, laundry service and garage parking.

This hotel has plenty of specials, from tickets to Elevador da Glória (Gloria tram) to specials for tourists who do not mind checking in into the different emblematic Heritage hotels in this city. With all this, what else do you need? Call me at +351.93.43.16078 or write to , for your personalized reservation, specials, best deals and or specials. I’ll guarantee your best room tailored for needs and your budget.

Sónia, your local expert.