The 263-room Dom Pedro Palace is a classic, elegant hotel that caters to business travelers and couples looking for more amenities than one would find at a boutique. The dimly lit lobby makes an immediate impression upon entering the hotel; it features opulent touches such as marble columns, statues, and gilded furniture. The classic look is less opulent in the rooms, where the color scheme of reds, blues, and golds looks a bit dated. The long list of amenities includes two restaurants, several meeting rooms, a spa, trendy indoor pool, a small fitness center, and 24-hour room service. Though the hotel is not within walking distance of many attractions (and even those that are within walking distance can be a hike, since the hotel sits atop a hill), public transportation is easily accessible. Due to its location, guests can sometimes get a deal at the Palace hotel -- but pesky fees for Wi-Fi and parts of the spa make some guests feel nickel and dimed.
On a busy street in Campolide, the Palace hotel is not located in one of the quaint, historic neighborhoods of Lisbon. It is nonetheless attractive, with some tree-lined streets, and sits on the same street as several other high-end hotels, such as the Four Seasons. An upscale shopping center and a park are within walking distance (although, with the traffic, guests may prefer to drive). But many sights are easily accessible (and not far away) via public transportation.
Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is a beautiful, colorful city overlooking the Atlantic. Like Rome and San Francisco, Lisbon is a city built on seven hills; but it has an Athens-like vibe with white-washed, red-roofed buildings, a fishing community, and laid-back people. Though many buildings were destroyed in the Great Earthquake of 1755, Lisbon still has a rich history (including historic buildings and cobblestone streets).
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 can be 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.
18-minute drive to Lisbon Portela Airport
4-minute walk to Amoreiras Shopping Center
12-minute walk to Eduardo VII Park
12-minute walk to Avenida de Liberdade, Lisbon's main artery lined by high-end shops
17-minute walk to to Barrio Alto, or a 7-minute drive
8-minute drive to Rossio, a main square, or 4 minutes via public transportation
10-minute drive to Chiado, the main shopping district, or 8 minutes via public transportation
10-minute drive to Baxia, the financial district, or 7 minutes via public transportation
10-minute drive to the Museum of Ancient Art, or 21 minutes via public transportation
11-minute drive to Santa Justa historic elevator with great views, or 12 minutes via public transportation
12-minute drive to Casa dos Bicos, or 7 minutes via public transportation
12-minute drive to St. George's Castle, or 20 minutes via public transportation
12-minute drive to Belem Tower, or 36 minutes via public transportation
12-minute drive to Alfama, or 13 minutes via public transportation
13-minute drive to Jeronimos Monastery, or 30 minutes via public transportation
28-minute drive to the Coach Museum, the largest museum of royal vehicles in the world, or 12 minutes via public transportation