Saturday, 27 February 2010

Pensão Residencial Portuense, Lisbon

Just back from a quick two day trip to Lisbon.

Travelled up and back on the EVA Transportes 3hr45min express coach service from Lagos Bus Station to Lisboa Sete Rios Bus Station (Metro Jardim Zoologico.) Euro 19.00 each way.

This time we stayed at Pensão Residencial Portuense in Rua das Portas de Santo Antão 149-157,1150-267 Lisboa. Rua das Portas de Santo Antão runs up from Rossio parallel to Avda. da Liberdade.

The Pensão was refurbished last year. Although not flash and only a B&B, it is well appointed for the price, clean and excellently well situated for visiting the Baixa, the Alfama, the Castle and the Chiado area by foot. Metro Restauradores and buses are only 2 blocks away.

Very well priced,(via A double was € 45.00 per nightly for bed and continental breakfast.

Service was good as well.

Internet access (free) is restricted to the reception area where, if you have your own laptop, one can plug into the hotel router via an ethernet cable.

In house 3G/mobile coverage is not great, given the surrounding buildings and geography.

Strongly recommended.

View from Top Single Room towards Rossio...