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Hotel Olissippo Castelo - Lisbon

4 star Hotel Lisbon

Rua Costa do Castelo, 126 - Lisbon

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 170 .88
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The Olissippo Castelo hotel is located in the historic centre of Lisbon next to the walls of San Jorge Castle.
The hotel offers a warm and friendly atmosphere. The hotel is decorated in a modern, yet classical style, in which good taste and tradition blend to create elegance and comfort. The hotel offers a restaurant, bar, meeting room and terrace with a panoramic view over San Jorge Castle and the city.
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Guest Rating 9.2 Wonderful!
Based on 270 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

An excellent hotel in a very atmospheric area of Lisbon. Having stayed here a few ...

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Breakfast at Hotel Olissippo Castelo

A buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Hotel Facilities at Olissippo Castelo

  • Bar
  • Laundry service
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Internet/Email services
  • Private parking

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  • Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

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 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.

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 7.50 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 15 per day

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

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8.3

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9.3

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9.2

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Olissippo Castelo Hotel reviews

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We were on a 20 days vacation in Dublin (Camden Court Hotel) Barcelona (Hotel Continental Barcelona) Marbella (Benabola Hotel and Suites) Madrid (AC Hotel Atocha) and Lisbon (Hotel Olissippo Castelo). This hotel and staff were the best of the whole vacation. They were all professional, helpful and cheerful.

8.7 Excellent
  • February 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Luxembourg

Cosy and charming little hotel. Good location and good view from balcony. Abundant breakfast buffet. Friendly and helpful staff.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • February 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Very nice place.

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

For positives, I found the room's simple, clean design quite cosy and good lighting. The bathroom was also comfortable and well-lit. The terrace was also nice, with a nice view. It did have an electric kettle in the room, with tea and coffee set ups, as well as a complimentary 1/2 bottle of port with glasses. For negatives, the room itself was quite clean, but no one had examined the inside of the kettle; it was a little gross. The area immediately surrounding the hotel was okay, but to walk to the large squares and center of town, you have to go down several public stairways through the Alfama neighborhood. It is a little grimey. It's colorful in the day, with laundry hanging out and kids running around, and people shouting down the narrow streets. I did not feel unsafe, and was not especially acknowledged either. I can see feeling a little uneasy at night though, because the stairways are dark and confusing, and staff did not recommend it. One has to rely on a taxi at night.

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

Very nice hotel situated on top of a hill (it can be a problem for old or disabled people), with a nice view. Rooms ++.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

I enjoyed the staying.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Had a great stay at this hotel. Breakfast was good with plenty of choice. Our room was spacious with a good sized bathroom and we were on the top floor so had a good view over part of the city. Be aware of thin walls - you can hear just about everything happening in adjoining rooms! Saying that, I'd definitely stay there again and would recommend to anyone. Lisbon is a beautiful city once you look past the graffiti and well worth a visit.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

We stayed in a double hotel room, with king size bed. Everything was wonderful, the only thing to note is that the access to the hotel can be difficult with suitcases as the pavement is bad in the streets around the Castello Sao Jorge, which makes rolling suitcases difficult. Beside that, it was a great stay!

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Finland

Hotel certainly recommendable. Peaceful location up on the hill-side with no traffic noise, nice views. Staff extremely helpful. Breakfast well satisfactory. Many cosy, straightforward and cheap cafe-restaurants within 5 minutes walking distance.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

A wonderful small hotel just below the Castelo with large and modern rooms. Extremely helpful and friendly staff. Limited dining facilities but we were directed for dinner to an excellent local restaurant called Carvoeiro 10 minutes from the hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

This was an excellent hotel - a clear 4 star but with a sense of intimacy too, having only 25 rooms. Great city views from the elevated position. It was not a middle class area which added interest and provided some good cheap restaurants recommended by staff. The little number 12 tram provided frequent access to other transport in a main square. Loved it.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Lovely, well-appointed hotel. Terraced rooms have a great view. Staff is friendly and all speak very good English. We would definitely stay here again.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

good room, good breakfast, helpful staff, quiet location. Very good indeed!!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Excellent professional English speaking staff. No dining room on site, but the staff dining recommendations in the area were excellent. Breakfast selection was very good. The Alfama district in Lisbon where the hotel is situated is the oldest and poorest part of the city and being out at night could be intimidating. Not the hotel for you if you do not want to walk up hills but it is just around the corner from the castle. Cab rides up from the two main squares are very affordable.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Denmark

We stayed for 5 days. A very pleasant stay, which we enjoyed very much, and especially the recepionist was very helpful and efficient, when we got problems because of a strike in the airport in Frankfurt, and our scheduled flight back was cancelled.

8.2 Very Good
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

the reception staff was not very much collaborative on a strike of the TAP company; I finally phoned the company in Lisbon from the hotel phone and it costed me 18 euros!! NEVER USE THE HOTEL PHONE!

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

Very friendly and helpful staff

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The room was clean and comfortable, with an amazing view. The hotel is located on a narrow steep road with minimal sidewalks, but that's part of the Lisbon experience. The tram is a few minutes' walk away.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Norway

Very nice hotel, very helpful and serviceminded staff. Breakfast was quite ok. We stayed 5 nights in a Double Superior room with Terrace. It was nice to sit in the huge terrace even if it was rather windy i the after noons. The location is up in the hill below the castle, but the distance to centre is rather small and we went up and down the stairs/roads every day.

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Recommend that you reserve a superior room with terrace. The view from the terrace is lovely. It was so good to relax on the terrace after a day's sightseeing. The hotel staff made you feel very welcome and were extremely helpful.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

This is a wonderful hotel with excellent service, location, value and views! I've stayed twice and would return any time. Thank you.

8.4 Very Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Brazil

Strong points: cleanliness of hotel and room view. Weak points: the staff should be more friendly, should help with touristic orientation, and at breakfast we should not have to ask for milk and bread and vegetables and cheese when it finished.

7.1 Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Breakfast was REALLY very poor, rooms are good and clean. The hotel by walking is quite far from the city center and the surroundings by night are not so recommended. I wanted to reach the hotel with my rented car, however i took an hour to find it (also if i had a navigator) and the streets were very narrow (it is the old part of the city). So i left my car and took a taxi, but also the taxi driver had difficulties to find the hotel .

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

The Castle is in nice walking distance and there are good restaurants that are for the locals that are very convienient. I am a travel agent and made the 3 room reservations and we were all very pleased with the hotel and it's location. Nancy Schmidt

9.0 Wonderful!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Excellent hotel, close to Alfama Very cosy and quiet room with a large terrase

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

First time in Lisbon. We have loved this hotel, we have really had a great time. We enjoyed being in the heart of a capital city, and at the same time being in a very quiet place. Coming from Paris and being in that area of Lisbon has been the exact change of atmosphere were were looking for. We loved the view from our room and from our bed ( old churches, small parks, the hills), we appreciated looking down into the river from the streets around the hotel, and everything being so near_various churches, the pantheons, the castle, and the flea market near-by). Walking down the stairs to the main squares of the town was so easy. The people in the hotel give you the information you need and they are very nice. May be I would have appreciated the possibility to have a simple dinner at the hotel on our firts evening, because we had left home so early and we were tired. But apart from that, we greatly recommend this hotel.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

Excellent quality hotel, 10 minutes by taxi from the airport. Reception realised I had my birthday and...a bottle of champagne was waiting for us in the room in the evening. Location: in direct proximity of the Castle and the Cathedral, a stop of tram no. 28 also nearby. What else do you need?

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

A beautiful property on a hill underneath the castle in the historical city. Huge rooms, impeccably clean, a nice seating area with a coffee maker. The price was a bit higher but we got our room upon arrival in the morning and the breakfast buffet is substantive plus Internet free. About 15-20 minutes walk to the business historical center downhill or by tram but very pleasant. There are neighborhood restaurants on a few plazas nearby and access to outlooks with a fabulous view. I would come back in a heartbeat. The little trams are fantastic.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

We stayed four days in Lisbon and enjoyed it very much the hotel was excellent but i think it requires a restaurant and a bar but a part from that i would certainly come back to this hotel.I was in room 305 with terrace and the views were brilliant

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Switzerland

Fantastic hotel!!! It was quite a challenging to find it because we didn't have a map and GPS couldn't find the street. So, make sure to have clear route in advance. Room is just one from my dreams - spacious with amazing view terrace! Recommended!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

excellent location we could and did walk everywhere in flat shoes only because of the cobbled streets.staff very knowledgeable about the area and the sights to see.one minus for us . we were overcharged by taxi from airport to hotel 25 euros,

9.1 Wonderful!
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent 4* hotel in the old Alfama district. A fine little hotel that looks like it's been recently refurbished. Helpful, friendly, knowledgeable staff. Our good-sized 2nd floor room had a huge balcony with fabulous views. Extraordinary value through Venere.com: €85 room rate (incl. breakfast) less than half standard rate (in February so off-season, but still a great deal). Quiet hotel/area and hilly, so maybe not for clubbers or the infirm; but highly recommended for most people.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

excellent quality/price, winderful and clean room with a great surprise for my birthday. great view from the big terrace.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

The Staff on Reception and in the Bar were particularly helpful and friendly. We really appreciated the quietness of the location and the excellent overall standard of the hotel.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Wonderful small hotel with very friendly staff. Room service menu is limited. It is in an old section of the city with narrow, cobble stone streets. It is also very hilly, which is good if you like vigorous exercise. It is about a 10-15 minute walk to the shopping district which has pedestrian malls, outdoor cafes etc. About 10 minute to the water. We would definitely stay there again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This is a lovely small hotel, not too expensive, located in a very interesting part of Lisbon up by the Castello. Not for those who don't like to walk, though of course there are always taxis. Very friendly and sensible staff, some nice unpretentious restaurants within easy reach, not to mention the Saturday flea market, fado restaurants, and historic (and evidently gentrifying, or neighborhood watching) old neighborhoods.We used it as a base to sightsee happily all over Lisbon, and found it a much more interetsing neighborhood than Liberdade where most hotels are. We were there in November, lots of rain, so couldn't benefit much from the charming terrace with its great view, but can't wait to go back.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We only stayed one day in lisbon and we had a room with a balcony. If we would have had longer we could have enjoyed it more. Finding a place to eat was difficult.

8.1 Very Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

My wife and I were extremely impressed by the kindness and helpfulness of the personel, in particular by Luis of the reception and by the sweet lady in charge of the breakfast service -who I unfortunately do not know the name of. By all means I will not have any doubt on which hotel to recommend in Lisboa!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Denmark

The surroundings are poor - the streets are rotten, so you must tell the customers to be in a very good condition.... Not so nice with drinking men on every corner on the way down to the nr 12 tram . Recommandations of places to eat could be much better. But the hotel itself is excellent and really nice.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Ireland

Fantastic hotel, very luxurious. The steps up form the main square are a killer but if you don't mind the climb, the comfort you get in the hotel is worth it. Would definitely recommend, it is so close to everything, quiet, clean and good value.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

Excellent and very friendly service. The staff were invariably helpful and welcoming. Internet connection in room, but no access to computer, however internet café round the corner. Only an overnight stay, but will certainly come back again for longer. Would recommend tram ride through town to terminus and back to get a quick taste of Lisbon.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

It's always hard to tell what you might get when travelling overseas, and for what price, but we were pleasantly surprised by the Olissippo Castelo. We were upgraded to a suite, and there was a patio area (many rooms had the patio) with a great view. We were greeted with a 1/2 litre of wine in our room. The location is near the castle entrance. We were very pleased with the hotel.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Turkey

clean and spacious room.helpful staff.good quality breakfast.just one point to mention;wi-fi not available in the rooms , but in the hallway between the rooms .it was quite annoying having to check my mails at night , together with other guests,in our pyjamas... :-)

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The hotel was really a jewel. My husband and I had a room w/ a terrace with a great view over the city. Everything about this hotel was well thought out and comfortable. Excellent value for the money. We were on our way to Madeira and returned to Lisbon on the other end of our trip: unfortunately, there were no rooms available, so we sampled two other hotels in the same price range, and they were significantly inferior to Ollissipio Castello. Highly recommended !

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Very nice Hotel...in the Alfama area of Lisbon. This area is fun and carries with it the old world charm of Lisbon. The Olissippo Castelo was immaculate and the staff was very accommodating. The breakfast was a nice buffet with variety. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Lisbon.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

I think that the dining room could be larger and with some more tables.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

After much research online we chose the Olissippo Hotel and were very pleased with our choice. It is located right by the Castle of St George which is a definite must to visit. Since the hotel location is up one of the hills that make up Lisbon, anyone staying there should realize that walking to and from the hotel will be up and down the hill. The walk is not bad for someone who enjoys walking and is in reasonable shape but anyone with health issues might have to utilize taxis or the electric rail cars. Having said that, my wife and I walked to and from the hotel with no problem. It was a nice walk to the Rua Augusta area where we loved walking through all the shops and eating at the Pastelarias. Along the way to Rua Augusta, there were also many little shops and eating places to explore. This is quintessential "old Europe" so slow down your pace and savor it if you can. This location is also far from the main arteries that run through the city and therefore provided a nice quiet environment. The breakfast was very good: great pastries, breads, cold cuts, cereals, juices, along with scrambled eggs and bacon. Please note the bacon is not fried until crispy like Americans usually like but it is very tasty nonetheless. Someone had previously commented they thought the bacon was "boiled". NOT TRUE! Our room (401) offered an incredible view of the city, had all the room we needed and had a nice roomy bathroom. From what I could see the 3rd floor (the floor below us) seemed to offer access to an outdoor patio with the same view. Everything was very clean and they even gave us a small bottle (200 ml) of Port Wine later on our day of arrival. We thought that was a really nice touch. If you like a firm bed then you will love this one. It did not hamper our sleep but some might find it too hard. The hotel is small in size so it offers a more personal touch than the larger ones. We were both extremely pleased with our choice and will definitely stay there again next time.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Russia

The hotel is fantastic! located right in the heart of Alfama! unfortunately our windows didn't look at San Jorge Castle, but anyway our stay at this hotel was great! Breakfast is good- eggs, becon, fruits, cereals, fresh juice, even famous pasteis de nata from Belem (sorry for wrong spelling).the staff was welcoming and we enjoyed our stay a lot!

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Austria

I stayed for 3 days in this hotel. The staff was very friedly und competence, the room was clean and friedly with a good view over Lisboa. Breakfast was excellent. I would choose this hotel again.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

Our reception from (male) receptionist was efficient but quite lacking in warmth. Rooms (superior worth booking) were spacious with great view and huge terrace. Location would suit good walkers, as streets are medieval, cobbled and steep. Tram use is essential. Don't bring the car!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Norway

Top hotel with friendly saff. Clean, big nice rooms. We also had great veiw and a big nice terrace. We loved our stay! We will be back!

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Greece

VERY NICE,CLEAN,COMFORTABLE,FRIENDLY HOTEL. IN THE CENTER OF THE OLD TOWN. NICE BATHROOM. COMFORTABLE BED.NEAR THERE ONE OF THE BEST RESTAURANTS (CASA MAIA)WITH GOOD PRICES. EXCELLENT FOOD.

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Czech Republic

Located on the castle hill without public transport access. Terrace not private enough - connected with neighbours. Otherwise very nice and quite place.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Good location of the Hôtel, few stairways to go to the commercial quater, five minutes to the Castelo and to the famous quater of Alfama. A real nice view from the room. If you don't want to walk, you have many taxis aivalable and the Tram 28 wich brings everywhere across the tight streets of the Alfama...

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

Très bonne adresse. Cet hôtel est très tranquille, car la rue qui passe devant n'est accessible qu'à un nombre limité de voiture (il y a des plots à l'entrée de la rue que seules des personnes autorisées peuvent abaisser). Les chambres sont spacieuses et propres. Le petit déjeuner est tout simplement parfait : très varié, pour tous les goûts et très copieux... mini-viennoiseries, salade de fruits frais, charcuterie et fromage, omelette, yaourts, céréales, plusieurs variétés de pain... rien à redire. Cerise sur le gâteau : le personnel est très sympa et toujours prêt à vous aider... malheureusement qu'en anglais.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Poland

Great hotel, the best ever I found with venere.com. Very receptive staff. I advise everyone to reserve the room with terasse.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

An excellent tourist hotel in the old city near to the castle. We had room 302 which was very spacious, with a large terrace and lovely view. Only slight criticism with the room was the lack of tea / coffee making facilities and no iron / ironing board, which you would expect with a 4* hotel. Very nice guesture of a small bottle of Ruby Port in the room upon arrival. Hotel was very clean, quiet, restful and well maintained and the staff did all they could to help. Breakfast was the usual continental offering plus a small cooked selection of bacon, scrambled eggs and small frankfurters. I would certainly recommend this hotel to any tourist visiting Lisbon and I will stay there again if returning. The only restaurant I could recommend from our 3 day visit is Sur Sangam, which is in the main town at Rua dos Correeiros no126, 1100-163, Lisoa. Tel/fax 21 346 91 19, which served very good Portuguese, Italian and India food, with first class service and at a reasonal price.

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

on check in were give room with twin beds and we had requested double. no trouble upgraded to fab room at no extra charge. Staff were friendly and very helpful answered all questions and assisted with directions and transport to and from hotel to centre, helpful with sightseeing and places to eat. See the castle as early as possible, views amazing. They have markets on Saturdays. Nice walk to square not far and you can stop at cathedral and sightsee on way down.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

An exellent hotel with a marvellous view. Very friendly and competent staff, very good and rich breakfast. The room was very spacious and well equipped. Very good bed!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The area of Lisbon that the hotel is situated in is very, very steep, and tricky to navigate for the first time without a very good map. We're putting this first because it was our only problem. Lisbon's public transport system is excellent (and cheap), but the tram will only get you so close to the hotel, and after that it's a bit of a struggle with cases. However, as we discovered on the way home, taxis are very cost-effective. Check-in was handled warmly and efficiently, as were all our later visits to Reception. Our room was a standard double, but was of a size that would be considered deluxe in most European cities - especially as it had a huge 2-level terrace. The Castelo is well-deserving of its 4 stars, with the usual bathrobes, good toiletries and superb room service. Free wi-fi is available in the lobby, with plenty of sofas, but fortunately the signal reached at least as far as our room on the second floor. Breakfast went beyond the usual continental selection (which was vast), with American-style bacon, eggs and sausage. The area is not very touristy - something that we quite enjoy. However, this does mean that a bit of legwork is required to see the sights, although the hotel is right against the castle walls. There are a number of small restaurants nearby, and we would particularly recommend the one opposite the nearby São Tomé tram stop. The Parque das Nações on the outskirts of the city is well worth a visit, in particular the Lisbon Oceanarium.

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

we loved it BUT the bed and pillows are really hard. I was very uncomfortable in bed.

8.3 Very Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

A special hotel in a very nice location. Fantastic view, decanter of port on arrival, all the things mentioned in other reviews. Buy unlimited-travel cards to ride the tram. Be sure to try the tiny Tia Chica restaurant nearby (exit hotel, turn right, go downhill for a short ditance, it's on your right).

8.3 Very Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

We had a very pleasant stay. The staff were very kind. The best of the room is the terrace and the views. The restaurant is sometimes cold because is next to the principal door of the hotel. The breakfast is appropriate except sausages and salad food, sometimes it finished.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

We stayed at the Olissippo for 2 nights and we were then spending some time up the coast. We loved our stay so much that we booked 2 more nights at the hotel. We stayed in a room with a terrace and it was fantastic. It was such great value for the high standard and the staff were very friendly. The taxis to and from the airport are cheap and there is a tram stop really near the hotel which is a great way to see the city. Lisbon is so easy to get around on foot and there is also a metro. I could not fault this hotel. When I read reviews the only negative said to be early for breakfast as the food would be gone and while this seems to be true, the staff asked us if we would like anything when we were late one morning. The rooms are completely quiet I did not hear any noise whatsoever from any other guest and as a really nice touch some port was left in the room. I am just looking forward to going back.

7.8 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Though it is a good location to see the castle and the church, its top of the hill location makes it inconvenient to around especially at night. The cable car stops after around 9:30pm and you certainly will need a cab to get back to the hotel. I would suggest staying there a portion of your stay in Lisbon to get the nice views and easy access to the Alfama and Castle area.

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

Great hotel - View is beautiful, rooms were spacious and most importantly clean and very quiet. We went into the centre to eat each night but only cost €4 euro in taxi. Alot of walking up and down hills so be prepared.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Norway

Staying in Olissippo Castelo for two days after a riding holiday in Portugal was worth every penny! Quiet hotel with magnificent view over the town and walking distance to the city center. Friendly quiet athmosphere and good recommendations for local restaurants. Excellent! I can warmly recommend to everyone and I will return. The balcony of our suite was really big...was expecting a little balcony but it was a whole patio/veranda. Nice surprise!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The staff were most pleasant and helpful and mainly spoke very reasonable English. We asked for a recommendation for a local restaurant and were very pleased with the recommendation. Would unreservedly recommend this hotel to any friends who were going to visit Lisbon.

8.1 Very Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Norway

Very pleasant hotel, small, quiet. Could have internet available for guests (not just for those who bring their own pc.) Would be nice if they had a fitnessroom / sauna.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Beautiful loaction, Terrace was worth extra price, Front desk staff went way above and beyond. Free internet in lobby was nice, but I wish I could have gotten it in the room.I would recomend this hotel to all my freinds.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

This is a great hotel: beautiful design, very clean, spacious rooms, friendly and helpful staff. The location is good; a 10 minute walk from the center of town. It's on the top of a steep hill, but we didn't mind the exercise. The hotel is close to the very charming Alfama neighborhood where we ended up having most of our meals in tiny, rustic cafes and restaurants. On the other side of the hill, closest to the Olisippo hotel, is the Mouraria neighborhood. This is a poor area, but we never felt unsafe and even had some nice walks in the charming alleys that sometimes turn into stairs.

8.1 Very Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Our Room was close to the elevator and this kind of situation happened three times in hotels booked by You ! Maybe because the hotel is oblige to get a discount price......and this is non not good!

8.9 Excellent
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United States

We very much enjoyed staying in the Olissippo but the hotel is not easy to reach with a bigger car like a station car. The traffic control "pole" that blocks traffic can be lowered but the how-to is not clear. We were fortunate to be able to park in the garage but there are a limited number of parking spaces.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

spacious and excellent standard of rooms in quiet area of Lisbonbut only 10min walk into centre would stongly recommend

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

A well placed hotel for visiting the castle and surrounding area. Easy, quick and cheap tram journey into centre of town. Not many bars and restaurants nearby - plenty in the town centre of course. Fantastic views over Lisbon. If we visited again we would request a room with a terrace as there is not really anywhere to sit outside. Breakfasts are good but not that many tables and we did have to wait on occasions.Staff were really polite and helpful at all times.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Norway

Very nice hotel and staff! Highly recommended!!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The Hotel Olissippo Castelo is ideally situated for people who want to explore the Alfama district of Lisbon. The rooms and hotel in general are of a very high standard and the staff are only too pleased to give advise to help you find your way around Lisbon. Lastly, not forgetting the views from your terrace are magnificant.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The room was very spacious, clean and comfortable. The staff was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. A great stay, overall. A list of local restaurants within a short walk would have been helpful, as it was difficult to walk in the immediate area at night given the cobbles, steepness and low lighting.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

We loved this hotel. The staff were excellent and helpful; the room was large and clean and very comfortable. On arriving there was wine and cookies in our room. The location in Lisbon is not for the faint of heart; there are steep hills when walking and driving is not recommended. We enjoyed the views, the walks, the breakfast and all the help we received from the staff. Would definitely stay there again.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The strongest reason I'd recommend this hotel is for the LOCATION! It's on top of a hill in an old part of Lisbon (Alfama) and has a MILLION$ view! You can also see breathtaking sunset and sunrise over the city. Front-desk service is courteous but not very efficient. There was no offer or service for luggage so be prepared to carry your own weight! Breakfast food items are not replenished so don't be late! Also we couldn't even get coffee when we had to catch an early flight home the last morning! I still recall the small hotel in Athens, Greece which brought us a FULL breakfast tray to our room at 4AM when we had to catch an early flight!

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

I had booked a twin room and we were given a suite - we had a full lounge area and beautiful terrace overlooking Lisbon. We enjoyed out hotel room so much we stayed in on Saturday night and stayed until 12pm checkout. The only downside was the room service food was below average and they did not restock the breakfast buffet so you had to get in early if you wanted choice. The hotel was located high on the hills, I found it quite tricky navigating into town as the streets are very windy and not well sign-posted and the maps aren't as detailed as they need to be.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Trust Venere.com We have used this site 100 times. The best experience. I have no conncetion to this site other than having the best time. We used it for Portugal and Italy. The best part of our stay in Lisbon. Wonderful Hotel. We arrived tired from the long trip and had perfect hospitality meet us. The staff was very nice and helped with orientation to the area and great places to dine. Great location overlooking the city!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

desk extremely helpful

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

I expected the hotel to provide at least one computer with Internet access for holidaying guests. Not everyone on holidays carries a laptop. I also found the darkness at the lift lobby (first floor) unsettling. Although the lights came on as soon as motion was detected the first impression wan not welcoming. One small light would not cost too much to run, and would improve the feeling on first getting out of a lift.

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

My wife and I had a very enjoyable stay at this hotel. If you have not been to this hotel before we recommend you take a taxi as it can be difficult to find. A taxi costs approximately 15 Euros (with luggage charge), from the airport. The hotel is on a hill near the castle, there are a lot of narrow cobbled streets around this area - good walking shoes are recommended.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Excellent hotel and very good value for money. Staff most helpful and courteous. Only drawback was the fact that sometimes we had to wait for a table to become vacant for breakfast. Would thoroughly recommend though.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

L'albergo è un oasi di pulizia in una città che non brilla per pulizia. Le prime colazioni offerte sono superbe, la stanza spaziosa e fornita di ogni confort. l'unico problema è la posizione dell'hotel nella parte alta della città. consiglio di non usare l'auto per visitare Lisbona, perchè a 2 passi dall'hotel passa l'electrico uno dei tram tipici di questa città, ricordate, però, che la sera girano sino ad un certo orario. i taxi sono a buon prezzo. il personale dell'hotel parla bene l'inglese e cerca di soddisfare tutte le vostre esigenze. il garage è piccolo e, quindi, se arrivate in auto preoccupatevi di prenotare un posto (10€)

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Me and my wife (italians) had a beatiful stay in Olissipo; I cannot forget the "bienvenido aperitivo" with Porto wine at the welcome in the hotel! Very nice is the view of the town and, generally, the atmosphere is fascinating. Some disadvantage to reach the hotel at the top of Alfama, but also at night taxis cost few euros. I strongly suggest Olissipo to spend vacation in Lisboa.

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Norway

Our suite was spacoius and very comfortable, but the beds were much too hard. The hotel is quiet and nice, and we had a great view of the city from our terrace. An Internet computer available for the guests would have been nice. It's a steep climb from the city to the hotel, but we quickly learnt to use the trams. Our reservation for 3 persons via Venere.com did not show the price with the extra bed, but that's not the hotel's fault. Venere is to blame, but we had to pay 30 Euro extra per night.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

Room service was excellent and cheap, not to forget the very good wine we had. The quick way to city center is down the stairs, and not along the tram line as we were told. A place we can recommend is the small outdoor cafe on top of the hill that can be seen from the hotel.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

Beautiful! Would recommend to others and would stay there again!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Norway

Very welcoming person at the desk! Free port wine in the room - excellent!

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

I would recommend this hotel to everyone which is looking for an excellent accommodation; the location was perfectly close to the center, the room very spacious and also the room service was superb.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We had a gorgeous view of the city from our balcony. The breakfast was excellent- a good way to fuel up for climbing up and down all the hills. The only - very small - issue was the lack of a front desk clerk at times. The clerk would approach after a short while, probably seeing us on a camera or something from the back room. We saw this same thing with other guests as well.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The Hotel Olissippo Castelo is an exceptional hotel with an exceptional staff. They went beyond industry standards to make us comfortable.The rooms were well appointed and spacious.The price was was the least we paid on this trip and the hotel was the finest. I would give it ten gold stars!

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The patio outside the room offered fantastic views of the city, the river and the Alfama district. The room was very comfortable with lots of closet space and spacious bathroom. The staff were helpful in answering questions. (The restaurant staff had limited English skills but the others were fluent in spanish and english.) Very close to Castelo do Sao Jorge. Be prepared for lots of up and down walking. Would not have felt comfortable walking alone at night as the streets are dark and narrow. However, the area has alot of old world charm. The breakfast buffet was very good and varied.

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Russia

The location is perfect as it is so close to the castle. The staffs are all friendly & kind to all of my families. The up&down to approach from the city might be a bit tough for some people, not for ourselves.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

The room was just marvellous, sitting room with 2 armchairs and a sofa and a separate aera for the double bed. Wonderful panorama. Welcome drink (Portwine) on the table when I came back in the evening. SUPER. It was my first stay at Hotel Olissippo Castelo.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Switzerland

Perfect situation in Lisbon. Nice, clean, quiet and spacy rooms. Stff a little bit unpersonal. Breakfast could be better.

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Room Details

Olissippo Castelo offers 24 guest rooms for your romantic holiday. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Corporate travelers visiting the Alfama area will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as safes.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, slippers and bidets. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Extra beds
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Hotel Olissippo Castelo

Garagem Theater - 0 km / 0 mi
Castle of Sao Jorge - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Graca Viewpoint - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Portas do Sol Viewpoint - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Artes Decorativas Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Monastery of Sao Vicente de Fora - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Martim Moniz Square - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Miradouro de Santa Luzia - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Hospital Sao Jose - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Figueira Square - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Senhora do Monte Viewpoint - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Teatro Romano Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Santo Antonio Church - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Sao Domingos Church - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Lisbon Cathedral - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
The preferred airport for Olissippo Castelo is Lisbon (LIS-Portela) - 6.1 km / 3.8 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 kilometer.

Transportation services Hotel Olissippo Castelo

  • Private parking