Inspira Santa Marta Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Avenida and Marques de Pombal, Lisbon, Portugal

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Pros

  • Central location, within walking distance of numerous sights, shops, and restaurants
  • Modern, Feng Shui design in common areas
  • High-tech rooms feature large flat-screen TVs and plug-and-play stations
  • Spa with a sauna, steam bath, and 6 treatment rooms
  • Cool, contemporary bar and restaurant
  • Nice meeting rooms and auditorium
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free Wi-Fi

Cons

  • Fitness center is small
  • Frosted bathroom walls aren't particularly family-friendly

Bottom Line

The 89-room Inspira is a funky, boutique option among the many hotels situated in the area right off of lively Avenida da Liberdade. The sleek, modern hotel design includes elements of Feng Shui; the common areas of the hotel, including the lobby, restaurant, and bar, have an open feel with clusters of bright furniture that add a punch of color. Rooms are designed with the natural elements in mind -- but the different room categories, such as water, fire, and metal, are pretty similar aside from comforters and throw pillows. The room decor is simple, and some furniture, such as the new-age desks, seem like it came from IKEA. But rooms are high-tech, with large, mounted flat-screen TVs, plug-and-play stations, and free Wi-Fi. Frosted glass bathroom walls, however, may not be family-friendly. The hotel also features a lounge area, several well-equipped meeting rooms, a spa, and a small fitness center.

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 Location

Just off of lively Avenida da Liberdade

The Inspira has a great, central location for tourists. Just off of Avenida da Liberdade, the hotel is within walking distance of the Avenida metro stop and the heart of Baxia, Chiado, and Bairro Alto neighborhoods.

Avenida de Liberdade, Lisbon's main artery, is a tree-lined street packed with high-end hotels and shops. But Barrio Alto is also a bustling area in Lisbon. Popular due to its lively nightlife spots, it is also home to vintage and antique shops. The cobblestone streets are often crowded with people, as are the area's bars and restaurants. Largely spared during the earthquake, Barrio Alto has some beautiful historic monuments and sights. Like in other areas of Lisbon, visitors should be careful in Barrio Alto at night, especially on the side streets; they have a reputation for loitering drug dealers.

Nearby Alfama, a Moorish area, is a fishing town with great fado clubs. Like Barrio Alto, it can also be a bit dangerous at nights. Baxia, the financial district, attracts mainly business travelers. But it does have good shopping, particularly for gold and silver. West of Baxia, Chiado is the main shopping district.

  • 18-minute drive to Lisbon Portela Airport, or 20 minutes via public transportation
  • 3-minute walk to the Avenida da Liberdade
  • 5-minute walk to the Avenida metro stop
  • 13-minute walk to Rossio, a main square
  • 16-minute walk to the heart of Baixa
  • 18-minute walk to Barrio Alto
  • 18-minute walk to the Santa Justa historic elevator, with great views
  • 19-minute walk to Chiado
  • 22-minute walk to Praca de Comercio, a beautiful plaza facing the river, or 8 minutes via public transportation
  • 24-minute walk to Casa dos Bicos, or 10 minutes via public transportation
  • 8-minute drive to Alfama, or 18 minutes via public transportation
  • 8-minute drive to St. George's Castle, or 23 minutes via public transportation
  • 10-minute drive to the National Museum of Ancient Art, or 20 minutes via public transportation
  • 16-minute drive to the the Coach Museum, the largest museum of royal coaches in the world, or 30 minutes via public transportation
  • 17-minute drive to the Jeronimos Monastery, or 32 minutes via public transportation
  • 17-minute drive to the Belem Tower, or 38 minutes via public transportation

 Bottom Line

The 89-room Inspira is a funky, boutique option among the many hotels situated in the area right off of lively Avenida da Liberdade. The sleek, modern hotel design includes elements of Feng Shui; the common areas of the hotel, including the lobby, restaurant, and bar, have an open feel with clusters of bright furniture that add a punch of color. Rooms are designed with the natural elements in mind -- but the different room categories, such as water, fire, and metal, are pretty similar aside from comforters and throw pillows. The room decor is simple, and some furniture, such as the new-age desks, seem like it came from IKEA. But rooms are high-tech, with large, mounted flat-screen TVs, plug-and-play stations, and free Wi-Fi. Frosted glass bathroom walls, however, may not be family-friendly. The hotel also features a lounge area, several well-equipped meeting rooms, a spa, and a small fitness center.

Things You Should Know About Inspira Santa Marta Hotel

Address

  • Rua de Santa Marta 48, Lisbon, 1150-297 Portugal

Room Types

  • Deluxe Twin Room Uptown
  • Suite
  • Superior Room InLisbon Metal
  • Superior Room InLisbon Water

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 89
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Avenida and Marques de Pombal, Lisbon
Address: Rua de Santa Marta 48, Lisbon, 1150-297 Portugal
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