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Pensao Londres
Ranked #157 of 255 Hotels in Lisbon
Reviewed 21 January 2008

Pensao Londres is in a good location of the city, right near some good nightlife spots, a good location to stay. It's nothing fancy, but definitely a good place to stay. I have no complaints for the two nights that we stayed here. We had a great view of the bridge from one of the top floor rooms. It is definitely a good place to stay in Lisbon.

  • Stayed: May 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 November 2007

This is a cute little hotel in a very good location. Yes, cute translates as small rooms and small beds. It's also a little on the noisy side, with thin walls. We had to bang on them at 3 a.m. to get the people next door to quit talking loudly and drunkenly so we could get some sleep. The breakfasts are nothing to write home about -- a filling combination of rolls and cheese and pretty good coffee. Don't expect a lot of smiles or extra service. But do expect a good value in a good location.

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 August 2007

I went to Lisbon for the weekend and stayed at Pensao Londres in a single room with sink in-suite because i could not find a room with bathroom.

The location is superb, just a couple of steps away from the party area at Bairro Alto. Avenida Liberdade and metro Restauradores are like 5 minutes away. The neighboorhood is very safe and full of cafeterias and bars.

The pensao has like 3 floors, i stayed in the third and there was a little noise at night, so if you are a light sleeper keed this in mind.

The building is quite old and the decoration is not fantastic (this isn't the W, right?) but all the premises are kept pristine and everything works. The staff were really nice and helpful at all times.

The room was totally clean as was the rest of the pensao. However, the bed was rock hard and very noisy.

The breakfast consisted in cafe or chocolate, juices, bread, cheese, jams and butter, everything very tasty.

The common shower and bathroom in the floor were always available and very very clean (pictures attached).

The other guests were families, couples and young travellers from around Europe looking for an affordable place to sleep.

In general, although at first sight I wasn't totally convinced at the end I was happy to stay in this place, because I was in the middle of the action, the place was safe, convenient, clean and cheap!!! Besides, the views from my window were absolutely amazing...

  • Stayed: August 2007, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 July 2007

1. It is cheap.
2. The rooms where romantic and nice.
3. Good Service
4. Elevator
5. In the "real" Lisbon
6. Very good view.
7. In the first floor is the best cafe in Lisbon!! Even if the breakfast at the hotel was ok, it could not beat the lovely Breakfast served at this Cafe. higly recommended.
8. Due to the Cafe described abow, I would stay at Pensao Londres next time i will go to Lisbon.

All in all if luxury is what you are after this isn't the place for you, but of you fancy a nice clean comfortable place that has more charm that a 4 or 5 star hotel then this is the place.
I would return!

  • Stayed: July 2007
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Reviewed 24 June 2007

In three week of travel in Spain and Portugal, Bairro Alto is the only area and Pensao Londres is the only hotel that we stayed at that I would not recommend. The Rough Guide gives some sense of the Bairro Alto area: "buildings are often liberally defaced with grafitti ... dodgy characters offering hash still lurk on the corners round the market building (2007 Ed. at 102). Actually, it is much worse. In the evening there are drug dealers on nearly every corner who do not hesitate to approach you. Virtually every building is defaced by grafiti. It was the only place in our travels that my wife and daughter were afraid to walk and even my college age sons felt uncomfortable. Don't ruin your Lisbon experience by staying in the Bairro Alto area. The Alfama is a far better choice.
As for the hotel, security is the number one consideration, which is not surprising. Each floor has an outside door that remains locked so I was unable to access the floor where my children's room was, and management repeatedly lied to us and claimed that they did not have the key to open the outside door so that I could access my kids' room. (We learned from a night clerk that some of the clerks just didn't want to walk to the next floor to open the door). Also, the elevator did not work the entire time we were there adding to the unpleasantness. To top it off, we had a small amount of clothes washed. My wife was told it would be 5-7 Euros. They charged us 25 Euros. The clerk claimed my wife misunderstood what she had said. The charge was 3 to 4 times what we paid elsewhere. My strong recommendation is to look elsewhere.

Stayed: June 2007
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Additional Information about Pensao Londres

Address: Rua Dom Pedro V 53 | Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1250-092, Portugal
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Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon > Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre , Encarnação
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Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Lisbon
#42 Family Hotel in Lisbon
#79 Romantic Hotel in Lisbon
Price Range: ₹ 2,699 - ₹ 7,776 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Pensao Londres 2*
Number of rooms: 39
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