Quirky Lisbon Hotels Three unusual hotel concepts
With the high demand of hotels in the capital, hoteliers and/or investors are being creative with the concept of their hotel openings. Currently, we have three distinct concepts of small properties that can be used for groups requiring up to 20 rooms
The Ivens Hotel in the iconic Chiado quarter, one of the most vibrant locations in the heart of Lisbon. The property features 87 rooms with an unusual but chic explorers appeal, as the hotel history dates back to Roberto Ivens and Hermengildo Capelo, who risked their lives, for over a year, exploring the unknown “Africa”. Their travel report says, they spent 42 days lost in the jungle, an adventure from which they brought back drawings, sketches, maps, plants, rocks, fossils, and exotic animals, which can be seen throughout the property, such as macaws, parrots, tropical plants and velvet appointments, topped with it’s unique restaurant “Rocco”, and their exciting jazz club (to be inaugurated soon.
Mama Shelter opened its first hotel in the Iberian Peninsula, located in between the Avenida da Liberdade and Principe Real – the perfect location to discover Lisbon’s lifestyle. The hotel stands out for its uniqueness, boldness and extremely colorful decoration, conceived by a team of specialist who have only one goal in mind: a space that’s fun. This “high” 3 stars hotel features 130 rooms with open bathrooms, a unique restaurant with 240 seats, featuring a black & white ceiling, representing an intense marine life, designed by the artist Beniloys.
Embark on a journey through history, marked by the rhythm of departures and arrivals at Santa Apolónia, one of the oldest train stations in the country and the transit point for millions of emigrants – who in the 60’s and 70’s arrived and left for France and Germany, seeking for a better lifestyle. Thus, this trains station witnessed great events in history and an array of affections and emotions; all these elements are presented at The Editory River Side hotel throughout its 126 rooms, single restaurant, and bar. This 5 stars property has a refined ambient, sober without being austere, elegant in its lightness, designed to host citizen travelers of the world.