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Inspira Santa Marta Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • One of the best new hotels in 2011, according to Condé Nast Traveler
  • The location is excellent -- two blocks from Lisbon's main street
  • The restaurant offers a well-priced set lunch on weekdays
  • Cozy rooms are designed around the five elements of feng shui

"Like a funky loft in San Francisco" -- Condé Nast Traveler

Map & Directions

The quickest route from Lisbon Portela 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.

Rooms & Rates

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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 Traveler, 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 da Liberdade, and two stops from Baixa-Chiado station in the city center. 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 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:
  • "The interior is all West Coast hip" -- Condé Nast Traveler



  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Games room
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • No pets allowed


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Wheelchair accessible

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.


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: 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.

Additional details: There is a three-night minimum stay required over public holidays, Christmas Eve and New Years.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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