Hotel Mundial, Lisbon

Hotel Mundial, view from the Varanda de Lisboa Restaurant

Hotels.tv/Lisbon visited the Hotel Mundial located  in the heart of Lisbon, “Baixa Pombalina”, a few steps away from “Praça da Figueira” and “Rossio” squares. It was a surprise for us to find that from both the Roof Top Bar and the Varanda de Lisboa Restaurant one can enjoy a panoramic view of the 7 hills of Lisbon, including the St. Jorge Castle (Castelo São Jorge), the Tagus River, Convento do Carmo, Praça da Figueira, to mention a few.

The lobby, at our arrival, was very animated with people coming in and going out, in groups, alone or with kids, snapping pictures and with maps in hands to, what we guess, discover one more living quarter of this historic city or take the famous Tram Nr. 28, which starts its touristic route right in front of this hotel.

Hotel Mundial RoomRoom Balcony at hotel MundialBathroom with window at Hotel Mundial

This 350 room hotel, including 3 suites – the Bridal Suite, the Writer’s Suite and the D. Duarte Suite – and 5 junior suites, is decorated in a blend of warm colors and fabrics in a traditional style to comfortably accommodate the tourist that travels alone or with the family as well as the business people that decide to take advantage of the privilege location of the Hotel Mundial and one of its six conference rooms with natural light for meetings, exhibitions and social events.

The rooms are equipped with mini-bar, safe, hair dryer, bathrobes, WiBreakfast room at Hotel Mundialreless Internet access, air-condition, radio and TV. The Hotel Mundial is mainly a non-smoking hotel but it has kept the first two floors for smokers. The rates for all of its rooms include a complete buffet breakfast, on the first floor’s restaurant, to prepare the guests for a one full day in this exciting city that is Lisbon. There are also adjoining rooms as well as rooms with balconies.

The Varanda de Lisboa Restaurant, at Hotel Mundial, offers, besides the spectacular view, a typical Portuguese cuisine menu having won the 1st prize for Portuguese Regional Dishes in 1992. Can’t wait to be invited to make a review of its menu overlooking the Castle of St. Jorge, and downtown light at night… The Hotel Mundial also has a collection of wines in its World Wine Cellar that is unique in Portugal. A showcase is present at the entrance/lobby of the Varanda de Lisboa Restaurant. One can enjoy a private guide to this cellar and tasting session with an expert sommelier. Don’t forget to mention your interest when you make your reservation.

The Roof Top Bar & Lounge of the Hotel Mundial is open to guests and non-guests every day from 18:30 to 00:00 (17:30 to 23:30 during the winter time). Here the guests can enjoy cocktails, salads, tapas and hamburgers, a stunning – almost 360º – view and live jazz on Fridays and a live DJ during the Spring and Summer months.

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Sónia, your Lisbon local Hotels.tv Expert

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 Lisbon@hotels.tv , 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 hotels.tv expert.