As Janelas Verdes Inn Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Lapa, Lisbon, Estremadura

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Pros

  • Rooms are sunny and spacious
  • Common areas are the highlight, with upscale beach-like decor and a cozy atmosphere
  • Charming garden area
  • Great marina views
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free Wi-Fi

Cons

  • No spa or fitness center
  • TVs are small
  • Lower quality bedspreads in rooms

Bottom Line

The Verdes Inn is a charming boutique overlooking the Tagus and situated next to the Museum of Ancient Art. This 29-room hotel, part of an historic 18th-century palace, lacks the amenities of a larger hotel -- there is no spa or fitness center, and the business center consists of a desktop computer -- but the hotel's intimate size is part of the appeal. Guests come for the cozy (if simple) rooms and gorgeous common areas. Decor wouldn't look out of place in an upscale beach cottage; the antique-filled, wood-paneled library has an attached terrace overlooking the water that lets in a lot of natural light. And the garden area, surrounded by ivy-covered walls, is welcoming. The rooms aren't luxurious but they are attractive, with a pastel color scheme and floral curtains. But although nightlife and a couple of museums are within walking distance, serious tourists (as in those planning on exploring all day) may consider staying in a more central location along Avenida de Liberdade. Still, the Verdes Inn is a great spot for guests wanting gorgeous views and a quaint setting.

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 Location

In Santos-o-Velho

Originally referred to as the "eighth wonder of the world," Lisbon was a major importer of exotic goods from Europe and Asia. But nowadays, Lisbon is sometimes overlooked due to the popularity of the quaint, seaside beach towns nearby. But those who love the city can tell visitors the many things they miss when skipping over Lisbon; it is a city of iconic historic buildings (such as St. George's Castle), numerous museums, and fabulous shopping -- particularly for gold, silver, and antiques.

Lisbon is also known for its lively nightlife. Thanks to its Moorish roots, Lisbon is (unofficially) the fado capital of the world. Fado clubs play the beautiful, mournful music all night long in areas like Bairro Alto and Alfama, and street parties are a nightly occurence. Before partying, locals and tourists dine on the restaurants' fresh seafood and Portugese cuisine. Like in other urban areas, visitors should be wary at night; Lisbon has a reputation for having moderately high crimes rates.

The Verdes Inn is located by the water in Santos-o-Vehlo. A historical area, it is home to the Museum of Ancient Art. It is also close to nightlife-centric spots such as Lapa and Bairro Alto.

  • 20-minute drive to Lisbon Portela Airport, or 30 minutes via public transportation
  • Next to the National Museum of Ancient Art
  • 10-minute walk to Lapa
  • 5-minute drive to Barrio Alto, or 14 minutes via public transportation
  • 6-minute drive to Alfama, or 15 minutes via public transportation
  • 8-minute drive to the Coach Museum, the largest museum of royal vehicles in the world, or 14 minutes via public transportation
  • 9-minute drive to Rossio, a main square, or 17 minutes via public transportation
  • 9-minute drive to Chiado, the main shopping district, or 22 minutes via public transportation
  • 9-minute drive to Baxia, the financial district, or 17 minutes via public transportation
  • 9-minute drive to Avenida de Liberdade, Lisbon's main artery lined by high-end shops, or 21 minutes via public transportation
  • 9-minute drive to Casa dos Bicos, or 15 minutes via public transportation
  • 9-minute drive to Rossio, a main square, or 17 minutes via public transportation
  • 9-minute drive to Chiado, the main shopping district, or 22 minutes via public transportation
  • 9-minute drive to Baxia, the financial district, or 17 minutes via public transportation
  • 9-minute drive to St. George's Castle, or 28 minutes via public transportation
  • 10-minute drive to Santa Justa historic elevator with great views, or 18 minutes via public transportation
  • 10-minute drive to Jeronimos Monastery, or 16 minutes via public transportation
  • 11-minute drive to Belem Tower, or 27 minutes via public transportation

 Bottom Line

The Verdes Inn is a charming boutique overlooking the Tagus and situated next to the Museum of Ancient Art. This 29-room hotel, part of an historic 18th-century palace, lacks the amenities of a larger hotel -- there is no spa or fitness center, and the business center consists of a desktop computer -- but the hotel's intimate size is part of the appeal. Guests come for the cozy (if simple) rooms and gorgeous common areas. Decor wouldn't look out of place in an upscale beach cottage; the antique-filled, wood-paneled library has an attached terrace overlooking the water that lets in a lot of natural light. And the garden area, surrounded by ivy-covered walls, is welcoming. The rooms aren't luxurious but they are attractive, with a pastel color scheme and floral curtains. But although nightlife and a couple of museums are within walking distance, serious tourists (as in those planning on exploring all day) may consider staying in a more central location along Avenida de Liberdade. Still, the Verdes Inn is a great spot for guests wanting gorgeous views and a quaint setting.

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Address

  • R. Janelas Verdes, 47, Lisbon, 1200-690 Portugal

Room Types

  • Double Single Use Room
  • Eca de Queiroz Room
  • Standard Double Twin Room
  • Superior Double Twin Room
  • Tejo Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 29
Pool: N/A
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): N/A
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Hotel Information

Location: Lapa, Lisbon
Address: R. Janelas Verdes, 47, Lisbon, 1200-690 Portugal
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