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Botânico Hotel - Lisbon

3 star Hotel Lisbon

Rua Mae De Agua, 16 20 - Lisbon

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 60 .00
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The outstanding Botânico Hotel enjoys a privileged location in Lisbon's main shopping area, between the Jardim Botânico and the Avenida da Liberdade, in the main center of Lisbon.

The hotel's interior is elegant and cozy, rooms and public areas spacious and comfortable. A wide range of services and facilities such as sightseeing tours and booking for the main shows and the most important restaurants, are at guests' disposal to enjoy a wonderful stay in Lisbon.

Hotel Botânico has been distinguished for its impeccable management, the warmth of its hospitality and the attention lavished on its guests. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas.
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Guest Rating 8.5 Excellent
Based on 268 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Botânico Hotel

A continental breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Botânico Hotel

  • Bar
  • Lift/elevator
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry room
  • Currency exchange
  • Laundry service
  • City tour
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 7 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Botânico Hotel is also known as

Botanico Hotel
Botanico Hotel Lisbon

8.8

Clean

7.7

Location

7.7

Quiet

7.5

Spacious

8.9

Service

Botânico Hotel reviews

7.9 Good
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

You'll enjoy the hotel if you're not too bothered by the noise !

7.3 Good
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Very good location within the center of Lisbon. Easy access to bus, metro etc. Easy walk to restaurants and shops. Staff was professional but not super friendly. Hotel is a great value. Rooms are clean and spacious and fairly quiet.

7.3 Good
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Portugal

The hotel is quite and clean located not too far from the city center.

8.2 Very Good
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

The hotel is well located, central but nevertheless quiet in a side street. nearby some nice restaurants and cafes. The hotel staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are not too spacious und brightly, but alltogether the price performance ratio is very good.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

First time in Lisbon, we liked the location, the room was nice, the breakfast was so worth the price, a varity of breakfast food, we really enjoyed the breakfast! I would stay there again if I go back.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Portugal

Clean rooms. Very good and helpful staff. Very helpful and accomodating staff. Extremely happy with service.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Canada

Great hotel, excellent location within walking distance to the metro, trams, buses, etc. Shopping and sites as well. Nice breakfast. Wifi in the room was difficult at times but no problem in the common areas. Would definitely go back.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Israel

Excellent breakfast. Good rooms.Good location.

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

good choice, good location, only ten minutes to walk into the downton area, five minutes to the bussstop of the aerobus, which takes you in 20 minutes to the airport

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Austria

The hotel has the nicest welcoming I've ever seen - with welcome drinks including Porto wine, and very friendly personnel! The welcome drinks are somewhat needed, after a short (<5 min) but steep climb from the subway station. The breakfast buffet was very rich, and of good quality. The hotel facilities are all pretty new, and the lobby is quite big for a small hotel as such. The staff was very very friendly

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

With an arm chair or two - there is space enough - you will also have the possibility to read a news paper or book in the hotel room. We were very pleased and satisfied with the service.

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

Very friendly and helpful staff. Excellent choice for breakfast, but the coffee was poor. The hotel was in a very quiet street, but it lacked the Bairro Alto atmosphere we expected (that said, it was mid-February). The address seemed to be more in Rato than Bairro Alto.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

The employees are very friendly and polite. The breakfast service is very good. We had a beatifull stay in this hotel.

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Denmark

Everything was as expected. Really nice view from the room, good personal, really good location.

7.9 Good
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

Stayed 6 nights in hotel. Very good location with main sights and public transport within easy walking distance.Some good local eating places close by. Hotel at top of steep hill but Lisbon is hilly anyway. Staff were very helpful and friendly. The cleanliness of the rooms was good. Excellent choice for breakfast. The only downside was the noise level. I found the noise from the lift shafts annoying and asked to be moved. I was moved to a bigger room at the front of the hotel which suffered from traffic noise and refuse collection in the early hours.A lot will depend on how light a sleeper you are.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

Nice place where we have been glad to return. Very kind staff, heplful even in night with the needs of our little kid; nice rooms with pleasant sight over the city; very reasonable fare with the offer that we could get at the moment, and with a small unexpected additional discount for paying cash. Location at walking distance of many interesting places and with several cafés, restaurants, and other services (as a chemist) relly close.

7.2 Good
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • GB

Decent quality for what you pay for - but this was a real cheap bargain so my expectations weren't high. The rooms were decent, loads of channels on the TV. The bath was tiny but I wasn't expecting much. There was an older member of staff who was extremely helpful and friendly but on another day I encountered a younger member of staff who was abrupt, verging on rude. The staff spoke excellent English and even very good French and some Spanish. The breakfast was so-so, quantity vs quality. There was quite a lot of noise, but that comes with choosing a hotel in this lively neighbourhood. A word of caution though: a local did caution me against walking around alone in that part of Bairro Alto at night as there was the risk of crime. As we were traveling in a group, I felt very safe but if you were a lady or an elderly person, you may want to exercise caution in this regard.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

It's one of the best choice between price and quality. As other people say, personal of the hotel is very polite and colloborative. Next time in Lissabon I choose Botanique!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italia

excellent service, confortable for the price paid

8.1 Very Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Mexico

This is a nice, small hotel well situated for touristing. If you are driving a car, be carefull: it is very hard to get to the hotel since Lisbon streets are not equal and the transit diffiers one block from another. Also, on one end this street is a precipice and you want to go to the other end, very hard to find. The people don´t help you easily Once at the hotel, it is very easy to move walking around and the people at the hotel is very friendly. It has 4 or 5 parking spaces, so you have to leave your keys, so they can move your car. No problem for that.

6.6 Fair
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

A nice hotel - near city centre and metro BUT up a very steep hill and easy to miss in the warren of streets. Staff friendly and helpful, and a simple but good breakfast. Location would NOT suit anyone with mobility problems

3.5
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

I chose this hotel because of the overall good score it got. I had spent the week in a four-star Hotel in Lisboa (Sana Lisboa Hotel, definitely a recommendation here) and was therefore somewhat spoiled. I knew this hotel would probably not be quite as good but for a difference in price of only 25 Euros per night I expected a lot more than what I actually found. The welcome was nice I was taken up to my room. It was then at the very beginning that I realized how small the place was. The elevator was so small I could barely fit in. The staircase was so narrow that only one person could walk and better not suffer from claustrophobia. My room (#11) was on the first floor right next to the elevator (great!). The bed filled almost the whole room. The space between the bed and the outer edges of the room was barely enough to walk. The room had a closet which was half occupied by the minibar. The rest was not really usable, besides maybe putting a bag in. The minibar had beer (the good local super bock) and the usual stuff in it. Expensive though. The bed was ok but had strange dimensions. I guessed the total length to about 1.9m, which is not exactly big and not the size of the described queen size one. But they had to fit it in the room after all. The view from my room was practically non-existent. The air-condition was ok and had a remote control. A flat screen TV was also available but reception on most channels sucked. The bathroom was ok but besides from the nice-looking stone walls pretty cheap. You could hear the traffic outside through the ventilation shaft. So much for the quality of the room. The big minus for this stay goes to the location of the room itself. It was very noisy at night, the door of the room did practically not help to filter anything. Every word spoken downstairs at the front desk could be heard. Furthermore, early in the morning the food was delivered, which again made quite a racket. Getting another room was not possible due to the hotel being completely booked out. The clerk suggested a room in a hotel right next to the airport. How intelligent is that? Breakfast was tourist cheap standard. Again the room was crowded and much too small for my opinion. The food was eatable, the buns were oddly tasting and of strange consistency. Wi-Fi internet was available for free, which was good. I did not use any of the other services. So – bottom line: If you are really ok with noise during most of the night or have well-working earplugs and don´t need real comfort like really good breakfast and spacious rooms, this is your kind of place. For everyone else I recommend spending a little extra for a lot more comfort. Go to the Sana Lisboa, which is a really great deal compared to the Botanico.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Good location - close to the Avenida de Liberdade where is a bus stop to the airport (# 44,45,shuttle, very convinient, about 2 euro), to Bairro Alto, Rossio. Very friendly and welcoming staff. Great rich breakfast - 5 euro per person(optional for us). Room was big enough for two people and clean. Nice bathroom. We enjoyed. Thank you! We will be back!

5.6 Ordinary
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Don't stay on the first (second) floor in the front. The garbage is picked up at 2 a.m., then the dogs start barking in the street at 4 a.m. After I was moved to the back of the hotel, I had a much quieter night, although one of my windows wouldn't lock, and I was uncomfortable with that. The staff was very helpful, and the breakfast good.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Brazil

Strong point : Nice hotel, acomodations, people and good price/quality rate. Strongly recomended. weak point: It is on the top of a small hill and due to that it maybe no suitable for over 65 by foot.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

There couldn't be a better value, better located hotel in Lisbon at these prices and with extremely friendly and helpful staff. Will go back.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

This hotel gave very good value for money. Botanico is ideally placed for on-foot sightseeing and has recently been refurbished to a good, modern standard. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and breakfast was varied and completely adequate. We would stay here again when visiting Lisbon, which is a lovely city.

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Poland

It was my second time and Lisboa-first a booked an awful place second time hotel Botanico.Hotel is situatied in very good place in downtown,staff is very kind and helpful(clerk on the evening shift during my staying gave me a lot of useful info and suggestions-he was very helpful).My room was nice and clean.I am going to come back there and recommend this hotel.I also hope that prices will stay reasonable.

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Externally, the hotel doesn't look much but inside it was all that we had hoped for and more. Staff were most helpful, informative and friendly, breakfasts were excellent, a complimentary safe in the room was a real bonus and the welcome drinks and eats were much enjoyed. We travelled from the airport by the airport shuttle bus. It would be helpful to people not as fit as us to be told that the last 200 metres to the hotel is up a steep, cobbled street. The street map to guide us there wasn't brilliant though we did manage to use it to find the place in the end.

8.6 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We stayed at the Botanico for 3 nights and found it to be in an excellent location with easy access to all of the various interesting tourist areas in Lisbon - an easy walk up the nearby steps to the Barrio Alto and a 5 minute walk down to the Baixa. The staff were very courteous and helpful, breakfast was good, internet was free. Great value for money.

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Pareja española joven, hotel justo y necesario para pasar unos días. Habitación cómoda. Buen desayuno. Atención excelente, amables y efecientes.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Very friendly welcome and drink! Excellent loction for walking into the main areas of town.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Norway

We had an excellent stay at the Hotel Botanico in June 2009. It's not a high quality hotel, but in terms of price/ quality we were very satisfied. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the Hotel had a great location. This trip was with the guys, but I would most certainly stay at the same hotel if I were to go with my wife. I can recommend it to other travellers.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

I had read all the promising reviews of the hotel and was confident booking. Anyway arriving via a brisk climb to the hotel the staff were as previously stated - fantastic. Full of kindness and knowledge. Location was brilliant with an amazing Veggie restaurant and Jazz Club within 100 metres !! Barrio Alto and the main boulevard/ shopping district within 5 minutes walking too. Breakfast was so-so but mainly because there was no toast and a lot of meat!The room we were given was a fantastic corner room with the sun coming in and a view to relish. All staff day and night were equally lovely and helpful. Only wish i had longer there. Overall - truly a little gem.

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The room was comfortable, air-conditioned and clean. We especially enjoyed the TV reception because there were several TV channels that were subtitled for Portuguese but broadcast in English (very unusual). The buffet breakfast was generous and included a hot breakfast (scrambled eggs, bacon) as well as cereal, fruit, juice, coffee and cold cuts. The hotel is located uphill and there is no way to get to it without climbing. One evening there was noise outside from a group of people singing or chanting on the street. It went on for over an hour and we never knew why they were there. The metro is located downhill and is a healthy walk away. The streets are confusing and it is important to get clear directions from the desk. However, the reception was very helpful and friendly and we enjoyed our stay.

8.7 Excellent
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We had a great weekend in Lisbon and this hotel was great for our needs. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful- they had a complimentary drink when we arrived, umbrellas for us when it rained and offered to call us cabs, suggest things to see, etc. The breakfast was nice as well. Overall, it was definitely a good experience. We've stayed in places much more expensive and were not nearly as pleasant.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The hotel was clean and in excellent condition. The staff was attentive, friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffet offered a good vairiety of choices. I had a room next to the elevator, and although I could hear it when in operation, it was not a significnt disturbance. Noise on the street was more of a problem, but not unbearable. Convenient to public transporation, with the metro blue line a couple hundred meters away. It is a short walk to Bairro Alto (up the stairs near the hotel)and great views of the city. The hotel is mostly uphill from the metro stop, which was a little more effort than I preferred at the end of the day. Excellent value for the price.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

we were very very happy with our stay at hotel botanico, couldn´t have been better, we were welcomed with a glass of portwine in the afternoon, everyone in the recepcion were very helpful to us, the room much biger than a normal hotel room, the heating worked well, important as i had a cold and it was freezing outside, we found lots of interesting restaurant and bars in the surroundings, i think it is the first time we are 100 % happy with a hotel, thank you!!

8.6 Excellent
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

El Hotel está muy bien ubicado, a 5 minutos de Rossio,a 10 de la plaza de Comercio, y subiendo las escaleras a 5 del famoso cafe chinesse (merece la pena tomar algo en el, pero no tengais prisas) La fachada del Htel desmerece un poco, pero lo que importa es el interior, y al menos, las 2 habitaciones que ocupamos estaban totalmente renovadas y eran espaciosas( permiten abrir las maletas con espacio suficiente como para no tener que saltar por las camas). El baño totalmente nuevo solo tiene ducha, lavavo y vater. El desayuno es buffet, pero muy abundante y agradable la comida, con variedad de fruta fresca, ygures, jamon quesos etc (a nivel de un hotel de categoria superior). El Trato excelente por todo el personal, y siempre con la sonrisa en la cara. Una gran ventaja es que tiene varias plazas de aparcamiento gratís a la entrada. Lo único un poco adverso para el que tenga problemas fisicos es la cuesta arriba que hay que subir cuando se vuelve del centro ( 2-3 minutos), y que se puede salvar facilmente subiendo por el elevador de la Gloria y descendiendo por debajo del mirador de Alcantara. Los ascensores son pequeñitos, pero los tiene.

8.3 Very Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Croatia

double bedroom on reception room and in coffie room, nice, very kindly employers in every respect.

8.2 Very Good
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We stayed in double room, which was bit small but did not bother us. Breakfast was good, considering it was included in price. Hotel is on top of a hill, but we enjoyed walking anyways. Good location - close to central Lisboa, metro stops, and easy to get from and to airport via aerobus . Hotel staff were all nice and helpful.. special kudos to Mr. Fernando, the hotel receptionist! I would recommend it and would definitely stay here again...Julian

9.2 Wonderful!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Portugal

Excellent hotel, well located

8.1 Very Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

CENTRAL HOTEL WITH ALL COMMODITIES - hotel very clean - excellent breakfast - inside fittings rooms are well concevant - only defects : noisy, at night, during a short time, because of bins ; the rooms are small a bit. It is better to give a preference to restaurants in the main streets

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Very friendly, clean, very good breakfast. Well located just a bit noisy when the rubbish van collects. I would use this hotel again!!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

A good location, just off the main Avenida da Liberdade. Lots of places to eat nearby. Easy walking distance to the heart of Lisbon, but would not suit those who cannot walk up the hill to the hotel, which is quite steep. Great views from the room across Lisbon. Staff very welcoming - could not do more for us on our arrival. Car parking directly outside the hotel for those with a hire car. Altogether, thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely return to the hotel next time we are in Lisbon.

7.1 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

this hotel is really good one , near downtown and all the staffs are very friendly. the buffty was ok and room is clean as well .

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Excellent accueil multilangue. Hotel très agréable et très bien situé près des grandes artères et du métro (200/300m) Stationnement devant l'hôtel ou les rues voisines. Quartier "typique".

7.8 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

I think Hotel Botanico has a very good balance between price, quality, location and I would come back there if I had to travel againg in Lisbon.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Está muy bien, está nuevo, muy limpio y muy centrico

7.3 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Nice small central hotel - much nicer inside than it looks from outside

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

Had a corner room at the top floor, with a great view and morning sun. Great breakfast, great hotel!

7.9 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

Buon Hotel, situato in centro città; molto comodo per girare a piedi. Buon servizio di colazione. Personale disponibile e competente. Raccomandato.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

Great location and value for money, short walk to all attractions, staff really friendly and helpfull. For the price I'd certainly recommend this hotel.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The hotel was fantastic. It is located on the top of the hill and we had a room on the 5th floor with a great view of the city. The staff was very helpful and the included breakfast was superb.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Brazil

The best service during all our travel through Europe; exceeded our expectative. Very kind and helpful staff.

4.8 Ordinary
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

We had a nice stay in Lisbon but the hotel did not quite meet our expectations. The room was very loud due to two big elevators going up and down all the time. The breakfast room is actually locatet in the soutterain, which is not quite nice. The breakfast was ok, but nothing special really. The hotel per se need some improvements, especially in the common areas which are quite unconfortable. However, the location is very good. We could reach in few minutes the city center and the very nice Bairo Alto area. Overall we would only recommend it for a short stay and only if you plan to enjoy the city and not hotel amenities.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We were very pleased that the hotel lived up to expectations - it was a simple, clean and a well run hotel with a good breakfast. Paulo on reception was very helpful & informative. After a day of walking, we found the best way of getting back to the hotel was to use the elevator Gloria & then it was approx. a 5 minute walk down hill to the hotel. The CD player in the room was a nice touch & as we had taken some CDs with us, it was very relaxing listening to music as we got changed to go out for a meal in the evening. Although we are not vegetarian, we had 2 most enjoyable & reasonably priced meals at the vegatarian restaurant across the road from the hotel. The building has been nicely restored & the staff were very pleasant & helpful. The hotel recommended we should visit the Restaurant Casa de Fados to hear Fado music. The music was most enjoyable but the food was expensive & most disappointing. We had 2 main courses, 2 espresso coffees, a bottle of ordinary wine & a bottle of water & our bill was E107 which included E14 of service charges. The waiters seemed more interested in the music than in doing their job & I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone & needless to say, we would not return. On the old trams there are signs warning about pickpockets & my husband had first hand experience of this when we were getting off the tram at the castle. They removed his wallet from his trouser pocket, took the E50 & then handed him his wallet back complete with the 2 Lisboa cards still in it having told him he had dropped it! It wasn't until we were just about to pay for coffee that he realised his money had gone & luckily we had spare money at the bottom of our rucksack. Even luckier, my husand's credit cards were in a separate wallet in a separate pocket for which we were very grateful.

8.0 Very Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

family break with two teenage children in two rooms. Helpful staff pleasant hotel with nice breakfast. Only downgraded the quietness of the room as we had a pigeon on the ledge outside our window cooing each morning. Smaller hotel feel. Too many reviews meantion it being in a steep road...Lisbon is hilly!!! Third holiday and fourth hotel in Lisbon in last 2 years...yes I'd stay here again.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

This is a great hotel and the people are very friendly. They go out of their way to help you. The breakfast was the only down side in that not much choice for Veg people. Overall very good location.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Have to agree with all the positive reviews. This is a great value hotel (we paid 60 Euros per night) which is close to all the major attractions. Breakfast was terrific and the reception staff were most welcoming. The room was spotlessly clean and the flat screen TV was a nice touch. We would defineately stay here again if we returned to Lisbon. An honoury mention for the Enoteca wine bar/restaurant about 50 metres up from the Hotel - great setting!

8.5 Excellent
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Botanico was excellent value and convenient for most places of interest in Lisbon. The approach to the hotel is uphill but Lisbon is a hilly city and if you mean to walk around you will have to climb far steeper. Only one note of warning - rubbish is collected (noisily!)at about 2 in the morning so try to get a room to the side and/or on an upper floor.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Austria

We arrived by 2 o#clock in the morning and got a warm welcome. Service is excellent, staff verrrry friendly and competent. They also advised us a trip to near castles in Sintra. Breakfast was plenty to choos from, center of Lisbon only 400 meters to walk. Would definetly stay again!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The only problem is the rumors from the street but the quality of the hotel service is excellent. In particular the breakfast is perfect with a rich buffet with good selection of cakes and rich offer of cereals. I recommend this hotel and I suggest to ask to the hotel employee where to park the car (if you have a car). If is possible they give you free of charge a park in front of the hotel.

8.4 Very Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

very nice hotel, very clean , well located in an area with 2 vegetarian restaurant , in a walking distance from the bairo alto and metro . good buffet for breakfast and helpful staff .fridge with drinks in the room , tv and radio cd player .

8.8 Excellent
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The only negative for me was getting up the hillside location. My rooms (I was there twice for a total of 5 days) were both on the top floor with great views, clean and tastefully furnished... although somewhat small. Breakfast was great.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Totally satisfied with the hotel, the facilities, the cleanliness and the helpfulness of the staff. Well situated even though it was climb back to the hotel at the end of the day. Staff were impressive. One felt that you mattered. A bargain!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Denmark

very nice staff, excelent service and value. Amacing how many languages the staff managed. Will recomend this hotel to everybody (except the realy obeese who can´t manage the walk uphill) Many small local restaurants realy close if you don´t want to head for the "bairro alto" (but its actualy also realy close...) Nice breakfast, with a wide choise: different breads and rolls, cakes, croissants, eggs, bacon, ham, 3 - 4 different chesses, butter (both with and without salt)jam (3-4 kinds - sometimes even diet version) , yoghurts, cereals (4 kinds) fresh fruits, juices (althoug more of the lemonade-kind - not real fresh fruit juices), cold and hot milk, coffee tea and all the things I forgot.... exelent!

7.7 Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Room itself is basic but adequate, quiet and neat. Carpet and furnishings oldish and with a somewhat weird smell. Staff extremely helpful and courteous. Excellent breakfast included with room. Good hotel location a 10-15 minute walk from Baixa/Chaido & Alfama and 5 minutes from the metro (but lugging suitcases up the steep incline would be tough).

8.4 Very Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Austria

Great welcoming, beautiful view from the upper levels and excellent breakfast. The way up to the hotel is not so steep as expected, reading other comments. Will stay again!

7.8 Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Generally good to very good. Some room services could have been better, but we could well return here.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The Botanico is in an excellent location within walking distance of The Barrio Alto, Rua de Liberdade, the waterfront, many restaurants, cafes, bars, & shops. It is at the top of a hill, but by Lisbon standards not a particularly steep one. The breakfast is excellent with a nice variety of items. My room was spacious, comfortable, and clean. I loved the lounge as it is somewhat funky and a nice place to access the wifi or have a coffee. Kudos to the staff who were wonderful--efficient, friendly, accomodating, and made great recommendations. I really enjoyed my stay at the hotel and visiting such a lovely, vibrant city. One thing to note is that sometimes late-night noise from the street can be heard in the rooms. It wasn't nonstop or a big issue for me as I expect some street noise when staying in a large city (always travel with earplugs.) The hotel represents good value for Lisbon and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Is a 5 star at a 3 star price! Front desk - always pleasantly helpful. Rooms compact but recently tastefully upgraded to make best use of space - with quality CD player/flat screen TV with over 40+ channels. Breakfast buffet among best seen in 4 Europa trips. Ideal location in quaint Lisbon neighborhood & for 10 minute walk to Baixa & Barrio Alto. [Easy to Find: Airport Bus - exit Avenida Liberdade stop or Blue Line Metro at Avenida - Head short distance toward Hotel Sofitel on Avenida / 1st right - 2 blocks or so - uphill yes, but downhill when leaving & means some great room views!] All in all - a gem of a little hotel!

8.2 Very Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Turkey

Very good quality/price ratio.... If you do not avoid to walk 10-15 min. very good location. The restaurants advised by the hotel staff are very good.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

kindness and professional behaving of concierge personnel .

8.0 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Hotel is at the top if a steep hill which could be a problem to some people. Friendly staff deserve a special mention.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

Wonderful views! A bit chilly in winter, though.

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

The hotel offered excellant value for €52 for a douuble room and breakfast, on the 1st night, even at €60 when we returned 6 days later it was still very good value. Bit if noise at about 0200 when bins being emptied, not sure if this was just the Tuesday night as didn't hear on the prev Wednesday.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

El personal del hotel se portó de manera exquisita. Todos muy amables.

8.2 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Nice and very clean rooms; hotel close the center of the town. Super welcoming. Very good breakfast included in the price.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We may have been lucky in the room we got because it wasn't near the lift shafts (there are 2) so we didn't get any noise from them. All in all it was a very pleasant stay! I would have no problem in recommending the hotel.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The staff was absolutely magnificent. Breakfast was more than we expected; also great service. Very clean hotel, and I recommend it to anyone looking for adequate accommodations. The view from our room was beautiful, overlooking the city central (the historical section of Lisbon). Very close to the main avenue, easy access to taxis and tour buses. Above all, we loved the staff!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Ireland

Six of us stayed in this little gem of a hotel and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a great location, the hill could be daunting for older people but we just thought of the calories we were losing! Staff extremely helpful, rooms not exactly luxurious but all you need and well fitted out. Would certainly stay again.

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Denmark

Very good hotel - refurbished. Very well located, but uphill the last 200 meters. Noisy during the night - from the street.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

Very close (5min.walks) to interesting places as for example rossio or barrio alto. Big and bright room (in the corner). Generous breakfast. Very helpful and sympathic staff.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Brazil

very good Hotel, excelent Hotel employees

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

An excellent start to our recent holiday in Portugal. Botanico was the friendliest and best value out of 8 hotels we stayed in and the breakfast was easily the best.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

First time to Lisbon, stayed seven nights.Hotel well positioned for walking around the city, close to metro for going further afield. Rooms clean and tidy with air conditioning, good breakfast to start the day. Paulo and Ricardo on the reception desk were excellent with info on places of interest and how to get there, whether walking or using the metro, trams or trains. A very enjoyable stay

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

All reviews of hotel were accurate and the staff were excellent. Breakfast choice was wide including cooked and fresh pastries. Although we did not have time to go ourselves, there is a good jazz club 40 metres from the hotel, according to what we could hear from the street. Many restaurants are 7 minutes walk from the hotel that offer a wide selection of cuisine. We had a fantastic meal at an Italien restaurant, located where most of the restaurants are situated at a reasonable rate, the kitchen is located at the front of the restaurant. There is a great little fish restaurant that serves freshly caught fish, used by the locals. Located in Belem opposite the carridge museum towards the river. Don't be put off by the exterior, meals for 8 euros or less.

6.5 Fair
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Finland

Welcome was great. Even greater were the exact information on trams, museums, beach, restaurants. The room was truly small and a bit difficult to walk inside, when all the time you had to give way to your spouse. Bathroom had bad design: The smells of using it wandered to the sleeping room. There were not adequate space for used towels and no reasonable method to dry one's petty laundry.

7.7 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

Pretty decent inexpensive hotel for exploring Lisbon. Close to restaurants and nightlife.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Having researched the location of dozens of hotels choosing the Botanica was a hit!!. 2 mins walk from the Avendia da Liberdade (but steep, not ideal for disabled) Close to Metro and bus stops and only 3/4 mins to town centre and shopping areas. Staff great, breakfasts great!!! Will stay again.

7.5 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

The hotel is OK, but more far away from the center than expected. Specially due to the slopes it makes a bit difficult to reach at night.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

ottima struttura, colazione molto varia (frutta, dolci...), posizione molto comoda in centro vicinissima a piazza Restauradores /Rossio (però c'è una "salitina" da fare per raggiungere l'hotel), personale molto gentile e disponibile. Consigliamo vivamente questa struttura. Very good hotel (quality and price), staff very kind and friendly, very good breakfast, very good location (5 minutes on foot from Restauradores/Rossio). It exceeds our standard. We strongly suggest this hotel.

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Romania

The hotel staff are very competent and helpful. They are a great asset for the hotel, especially Paolo. The breakfast is great as well.

7.7 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

Excellent breakfast with great variety, fresh fruits even with delicious ananas slices and pasteis de nata! Warm welcome at reception desk. Well centered and quiet enough. Our room was a little small perhaps because it was the last one. We might go back

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

great location, but hard to find. will be back again. free parking, breakfast. Great price.

7.9 Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Sweden

Friendly and helpful staff. The room was clean and comfortable. The hotel is located on a hill close to a subway station (5 min). It's about a 10 minutes walk to Rossio so it is not too far from a lot of the tourist attractions. The breakfast was plentiful (including fresh fruit).

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Portugal

The room we got this time was small, but we will come back.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Dear Fellow Lisboa travelers. I just really wanted to write a comment about this hotel. This hotel was more than a pleasant experience for my best friend and I. Everything that was written about this hotel was true and accurate. Downtown lisbon is about a 10 minute walk (Wear comfortable shoes since the streets are slippery made or rocks). The service and attendants were so helpful. I spoke to them in English and Spanish and they were just as helpful in both. They really care that your experience in Botanica is pleasant. They were able to give us tour packages there at the hotel and always gave us necessary information about the city. One minor detail...the shower and bathroom is small.. but who cares.. you shouldn't be there too long. I strongly recommend this hotel for your stay. When in Lisbon ...one must go to CaisCais. Don't forget to visit the beaches. There is a great ITalian restuarant called Valentinos in the first plaza that you hit coming down Hotel Bontanico. I suggest you book this hotel with not second thought. I don't say this about too many hotels.

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Room Details

Botânico Hotel offers 20 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy LCD televisions with satellite channels. Business travelers will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as laptop-compatible safes and direct-dial phones during their Lisbon visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Refrigerators and minibars are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Rooms also include air conditioning and blackout drapes/curtains.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini fridge
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Extra beds
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Direct dial phone
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access
  • LCD flat screen TV

Distances from Botânico Hotel

Botanical Garden - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Principe Real Square - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Ascensor da Gloria - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Belvedere Sao Pedro de Alcantara - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
National Museum of Natural History - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Restauradores Square - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Church of Sao Roque - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
National Theatre of D. Maria II - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Rossio Square - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Parliament - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Camoes Square - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Santa Justa Elevator - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Marques de Pombal Square - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Figueira Square - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
The preferred airport for Botânico Hotel is Lisbon (LIS-Portela) - 6 km / 3.7 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.