WJ Tested: 5-Star Luxury Corinthia Hotel Lisbon Review

WJ Tested: 5-Star Luxury Corinthia Hotel Lisbon Review

WJ’s Review – Stylish Comfort in Lisbon, Portugal

Executive Twin Room at Corinthia Hotel Lisbon

Executive Twin Room at Corinthia Hotel Lisbon

Arrival
Within 40 minutes of landing at Lisbon Portela Airport in Portugal we entered the sleek and modern lobby of the 518-room, 5-star Corinthia Hotel Lisbon, in the heart of Lisbon’s financial district. After being warmly greeted by the doorman, the front desk attendant quickly checked us in and we were on our way to our executive-level room 2219.

Executive Sky Lounge at Corinthia Hotel Lisbon

Executive Sky Lounge at Corinthia Hotel Lisbon

Reasons to Book an Executive-Level Room: Booking an executive-level room comes with plenty of added benefits including: use of the Executive Club Sky Lounge that offers incredible views of the city; daily newspapers; executive breakfast buffet with live cooking (Chef prepares omelettes to order); coffee (self-serve Nespresso available); tea and soft drinks; snacks available throughout the day; Club bar with selected drinks and canapés; fully-equipped working station with computers; wireless internet; fax; copy machine and printer; Boardroom (free use for 1 hour/day subject to availability).

Executive Twin Room at Corinthia Hotel Lisbon

Executive Twin Room at Corinthia Hotel Lisbon

Guest Room
Our twin-bedded Executive Room on the 22nd floor afforded us amazing city views. The room was designed with soothing earth-tone colors, comfortable and modern furnishings, and enough room for two people to easily relax, work or get away from the hustle of being in a busy city. With luxurious, crisp white bed linens and duvets, the beds were incredibly comfortable and provided a great nights sleep. A work desk provided room to connect to the internet, although for an extra fee.

Free WIFI was available in the Executive Club Sky Lounge and lobby. There room also provided a flat-screen TV with English channels, in-room pant press, in-room safe and mini-bar. Executive rooms come with an in-room amenity – ours was a half bottle of Port, fruit plate, bottled water and local pastries.

The spacious and well-lit bathroom provided double sinks, bath tub/shower, bidet, make-up mirror, hair-dryer, robes and featured upscale toiletries by Damana.

Toiletries by Damana

Toiletries by Damana

Amenities/Services
The hotel is in the heart of Lisbon’s financial district, within walking distance of shopping (a new shopping center is right next door with restaurants, cafes, cinemas and fashion shops galore)and public transportation (bus, metro, train) is no more than 50 meters away.

English is well spoken by staff, as well as Portuguese, French, German and Spanish. The hotel concierge can provide city maps, transportation schedules, arrange tours, suggest activities for all members of the family and assist with restaurant reservations.

Malo Spa at Corinthia Hotel Lisbon

Malo Spa at Corinthia Hotel Lisbon

The Corinthia Lisbon boasts the biggest spa in Lisbon ~ MALO Spa with treatment rooms to indulge your senses with relaxation, hydrotherapy, well-being and pampering serenity. Even if you’re not staying at the hotel you are still welcome at the spa.

Fitness at Corinthia Hotel Lisbon

Fitness at Corinthia Hotel Lisbon

Fitness enthusiasts will be thrilled with the extensive array of gym equipment (treadmills, spin bikes, elliptical machines), or for those that love to swim the indoor pool with retractable roof will make for a great workout. There is also an outside deck for those who wish to laze in the sun and improve their tans. The menu of services offered is extensive and sure to please the most discriminating spa-goer.

Indoor Pool at Corinthia Hotel Lisbon

Indoor Pool at Corinthia Hotel Lisbon

The hotel boasts two restaurants and a lounge bar, where guests can dine on perfectly-prepared menu items accompanied by fine wines, cocktails and other beverages. For guests that prefer to dine in their room, 24 hour room service is available. This hotel has excellent conference and meeting facilities for those on business.

Recommended Stay
In all our travels we have never experienced a hotel so well maintained as the Corinthia Hotel Lisbon. During a tour of the property with Marketing & Public Relations Manager, Maria Joao Galante, we asked if the hotel had just finished a complete renovation (it was opened under Corinthia’s banner in March 2004 and was approximately 20 years old at that time), and were thoroughly amazed the hotel had not been renovated since Corinthia opened the doors back in 2004. Maria praised the performance of the maintenance department that works non-stop to keep this hotel in pristine condition – many of the world’s top hotels could certainly learn a thing or two from this property.

Corinthia Hotel Lisbon is the perfect place to stay for business or pleasure if seeking a 5-star city hotel and totally exceeded our expectations. We can’t wait to return to this hotel on our next visit to Lisbon.

5-Star Luxury Corinthia Hotel Lisbon in Portugal

5-Star Luxury Corinthia Hotel Lisbon in Portugal

If You Go:

Corinthia Hotel Lisbon

Address: Av. Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro, nº 105,
Lisbon 1099-031, PORTUGAL
Ph: +351 21 7236363
Fax: +351 21 7236364
Email: lisbon@corinthia.com

 

Note: WJ were guests of Corinthia Hotel Lisbon in September 2009.

 

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