Hotel Jerónimos 8
Why We Love This Hotel
- The hotel is opposite the Jerónimos Monastery
- It is in historic Belém, 20 minutes' walk from the Torre de Belém
- The Berardo Collection Museum, the Belém Cultural Centre and the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology are nearby
Hotel Jerónimos 8 is a minimalist property in the historic Belém district by the River Tagus. The hotel is opposite the Jerónimos Monastery, a monumental UNESCO World Heritage Site with carved stone architecture. It was built in the 15th century to commemorate the safe return of explorer Vasco da Gama from his inaugural voyage to India.
The hotel is just around the corner from Pasteis de Belém, a family-run bakery that sells traditional pastéis de nata (custard tarts) from ornately tiled premises. The Belém Cultural Centre, which hosts theatre performances and concerts, and the Berardo Collection Museum of modern art are both less than 10 minutes' walk away.
The hotel is 20 minutes' walk from the Torre de Belém, a 16th-century tower on the bank of the River Tagus that is described by Lonely Planet as a "pearly-grey chess piece" with "filigree stonework" and "meringue-like cupolas". The brand-new Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology and the Central Tejo -- "Lisbon's answer to Tate Modern" (The Guardian) -- are also 20 minutes' walk away.
A buffet breakfast of fresh fruit, yoghurt and pastries is available in the dining room or on the hotel's patio. The hotel also has a bar, which serves traditional custard tarts and Portuguese wine. Rooms have a contemporary look, marble bathrooms and free Wi-Fi. Some rooms have views of the Jeronimós Monastery and the Tower of Belém.