Behind a traditional façade, the Inspira Santa Marta Hotel hides a striking lobby, Feng Shui interiors and eco-friendly principles. The property has won praise for the professionalism of its staff and was named one of the best new hotels in 2011 by Condé Nast Traveller, which likened the property to a "funky loft in San Francisco".
Surprisingly for such a stylish and well-priced hotel, it also boasts an excellent location on a quiet cobbled street, just two blocks from Lisbon's main street, the Avenida de Liberdade, and two stops from Baixa/Chiado station in the city centre. It's 15 minutes on foot from the lush Botanical Gardens, which date back to the 19th century, a 20-minute walk to the waterfront, and a half hour hike uphill to Saint George's Castle and the waterfront. If you're not up for the hike, you can take a tram.
Inside, there's a small spa which is kitted out with a sauna, steam room, hot tub and a compact gym,plus a games room -- complete with billiards table. The modern Mediterranean restaurant serves classic dishes such as fish with lemon and pea risotto, pork confit with potato gnocchi and roasted parsnip, and a good choice for vegetarians and gluten-free diets. There's also a well-priced set lunch on weekdays.
Rooms are minimalist and designed around the five Feng Shui elements: water, earth, fire, metal and wood. All come with in-room Nespresso machines, complimentary coffee, tea and bottled water (replenished every day), and glass-walled bathrooms fitted with rainfall showers. Standard rooms can be on the smaller side so opt for an upgrade if you need more space.
From the press:
"From the long lobby lined with pretty wooden-slatted windows that let the Lisbon light stream in to the feng shui guest rooms made edgy with concrete floors and glass-walled showers etched with mod shapes, the interior is all West Coast hip" -- Condé Nast Traveller
Extra beds / roll away beds
Gym / fitness center
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
Sauna / Steam Room
No pets allowed
24-hour front desk
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Jacuzzi in some rooms
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)
Bathrobes and slippers
Parking (fees apply)
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Facilities for guests with special needs
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Standard checkout time: 12pm.
Children and additional guests
Cot/crib available on request, free of charge for children up to the age of 3.
Extra bed available on request, in the Twin Deluxe: 30€ for children aged 4 and older and adults. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
No pets allowed.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
There is a three-night minimum stay required over public holidays, Christmas Eve and New Years.
The quickest route from Lisbon Airport to the hotel is via taxi, which takes about 15 minutes. Journeys by public transport take longer and two options are available -- the Aerobus line 1 (every 20 minutes, 7am-11:20pm) or the Metro.The nearest stop for both is Marquês de Pombal, two blocks from the hotel. The hotel also offers on-site parking and spaces are free for hybrid or electric cars.
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You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
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