Need to know
41, including four suites.
Noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $316.09 (€282), excluding tax at 6 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €1.00 per person per night on check-out.
Rates usually include an à la carte breakfast of breads, pastries, cold cuts, fresh juices, crêpes and cooked-to-order eggs, as well as an in-room welcome drink.
There may be a time and a place for gin, but Portugal is all about port and tonic: mix your own welcome tipple from the copper cocktail set in your room.
At the hotel
Swimming pool, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, cocktail station, minibar, tea- and coffee-making facilities, Hermès toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
Cleverly blending the old (hand-painted tiles) with the new (floor-to-ceiling windows), rooms are decked out with wooden floors, large inviting armchairs and teddy-soft fake-fur throws; all but two have entrancing panoramic views of the city below. The living room in Executive Rooms opens onto a private balcony with St George Castle vistas. We love the oval bath tubs in some of the Premium City View Rooms. Exclusive Rooms have an outdoor fireplace on the terrace – wrap yourself up in a blanket and commandeer the chaise longue to sip on something stirred from your own cocktail station.
Slim, sleek and chic, the hotel’s heated terrace pool isn’t designed for serious laps, but rather for leisurely soaks with sweeping views over Lisbon’s red roofs and tree-dotted hills.
Bring a good book – the oversized pillows on the beds call for an hour or two of languid page-turning.
One ground-floor Superior City View Room has been adapted for wheelchair users.
The hotel is more suited to grown-ups, but Executive Rooms have space for an extra bed.