Fontecruz Lisboa hotel review, Portugal

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Fontecruz Lisboa hotel is a 5-star luxury boutique hotel, situated in a very good location on Avenida da Liberdade, Lisbon, Portugal. After 15 minutes taxi ride from the airport I got into the hotel. Fontecruz is located in shopping area where you will also find great restaurants, public transportation (including tram No. 28) and you’ ll be able to reach many popular areas by taking a nice walk. 

The hotel’s atmosphere is very intimate because of the low light. Fontecruz has two types of rooms – dark and light ones. If you are the same as I am and you love being surrounded with a lot of light, ask them for a white room.

I checked in quickly and got upgraded to suit in hotel’s second building on the second floor. 


There were only 2 rooms on that floor, I enjoyed my privacy and silence. The windows were facing the street, but it didn’t disturb and it was quiet. 


The suit was perfect size.  It had huge bed that had very soft sheets, I had a very comfortable sleep! 


My suit had three balconies and when you walk around Lisbon, you see them everywhere so I was happy to have my own balconies to step out. In the suit there was a small espresso machine so I could satisfy my addiction to coffee all day long whenever I was in my room. Every morning I made an espresso before starting my day, stepped out on one of my balconies and enjoyed the sun hitting my face! It made me falling in love with Lisbon even more!


The living area was so cozy that I even made plans while roaming the city, thinking about  how I’m going to take a rest in that cozy chair.


The suit had a sofa where you can lie down with your book and a chair next to the balcony where you can put your feet up, place your espresso on the small table next to it and unwrap the popular Pastel de Nata (egg tart pastry), bought on the same street where Fontecruz hotel is – Fabrica da Nata. Seriously – you can get hot Pastel de Nata there on your way back to the hotel, make a coffee and enjoy them warm! 


Pastel de Nata was so fresh and hot that it unfortunately crushed on my way to  the hotel


The bathroom was very small and the sink was outside the bathroom, in the suit. Usually I prefer big bathrooms where I can get ready and have space for it. However, the bathroom had all it needs.


Maybe the only turn off was that the area where the sink and big mirror were, wasn’t surrounded with enough light so it made my make-up routine a bit tricky. 


Breakfast was excellent! A big choice from fruit, hot dishes, cheese and meat, cakes and pastries etc. They changed the selection slightly every morning so I didn’t get bored. 


The hotel has a small gym, but I didn’t use it. It has basic equipment and you can use it to stay active while traveling.


Overall I truly enjoyed my stay in Fontecruz Lisboa hotel, mostly because of the staff who made my stay truly comfortable. Room service was excellent as they always cleaned up my room while I was eating my breakfast. The staff was very friendly! All my compliments to them! Guys at reception were always open to answer my questions, give suggestions and genuinely suggested local places and areas when I told that I’m hitting off the touristic path. Also staff in the restaurant was very friendly, every morning I met one of the staff members who chatted with me about history of Lisbon, told exciting stories and made my breakfast even more enjoyable. 

Fontecruz Lisboa, Autograph Collection – Avenida da Liberdade 138-142, 1250-001 Lisboa, Portugal

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  • Like the old world charm of the hotel and the town around it. I like the balcony view. How did you manage that pic? he he
    Also the picture with the red bag is pretty creative…

    • Linda says:

      Thank you! πŸ™‚ Well, hotel staff helped me with that balcony pic, I had this photo on my mind already before I left to Portugal πŸ™‚ I love balconies!

  • Hannah says:

    What a great hotel. My husband went to Lisbon for a stag do and he loved it. He always says I should go with him one day. This hotel looks so lovely, especially the bathroom. Really like that treasure chest in there.

    • Linda says:

      Hannah, definitely go with him! Lisbon is amazing and I would like to spend more days there as well as explore Portugal during summer! It has fantastic nature and beaches that I want to see.

  • Hi Linda, I am from Portugal and a Lisbon lover, glad to know that you stay in Avenida da Liberdade, one of the best places close to the historical places πŸ™‚
    To be honest I don’t know this hotel but it looks awesome, the suite are so big and comfortable. Glad to know that you ate pastel de nata, for me it is the best cake ever πŸ˜€

  • Tony (tonyandkimoutdooradventures.blogspot) says:

    Thanks for your review about Fontecruz Lisboa hotel, Some great photographs. Would have loved to see outside photos of Lisbon. Looked like you really enjoyed yourself.

  • Suze says:

    I remember seeing your balcony photo on Instagram, Linda! This looks like my kind of hotel, I love the headboard. I love custard tarts too

  • Ingrid says:

    I would give it all for that view from the room especially, but also the coffee and pastry looked appealing as well! I have never been to Lisbon and it’s on my list, and your post made me consider it even more πŸ™‚

  • Looks like a beautiful hotel! I’d be doing my writing and planning in that chair too! And you’re right about the balconies.. very cool perk to that room! I’d do the same as you and request a white room

  • I love it when individuals come together and share views. Great blog, keep it up!

  • What a beautiful hotel. I especially like the colours in the lobby. Also having a gym in the hotel can be handy for those who like to continue their workouts while on holidays.

  • Travelpeppy says:

    Looks like a perfect place to stay. Near to public transport, wonderful rooms and great breakfast. Liked that they change their options everyday.

  • neha says:

    Quiet impressive gym. Nice breakfast. Such a cozy living area. A view of a cobblestoned road from the balcony!! This hostel seems to have almost every element for a wonderful stay.

  • Lee says:

    How much is the nightly cost there? The place looks amazing and its looks like a boutique hotel which I like the most, cozy and home feel like

  • Kristina says:

    Oh my goodness the decor of this place has got me squealing. How exquisitely gorgeous! I haven’t made it to Portugal yet, but I daresay I know where I want to stay~

  • Hello! As a Portuguese born and working in lisbon, I’ve seen a lot of hotels popping up in the last few years. Fontecruz was one of them. The thing that I like is that they managed to preserve the original facade, maintaining the antique look of the building. Also, glad you’ve liked the city and of course our pastel de nata πŸ˜‰

  • Seems like a comfortable stay in the heart of Portugal! You are lucky to get that suite. I love the interiors and it exudes an old charming appeal. And whoa, three balconies? I would already be satisfied with one, but having three would be totally awesome! I would be like you and keep on snapping photos of myself in the balcony, too. πŸ™‚

  • Joanna says:

    It looks like a great place to stay when you visit Lisbon. The three balconies are definitely a plus, as they bring a lot of light into the room. I wonder how the dark rooms were. The chest in the bathroom is such a pretty piece and it makes the decor of the room more interesting.

  • I love white rooms and I absolutely loved ur room with thst bag. The balcony looks tiny but I am sure the experience must have been great in that
    room. Loved their furniture as well. I like the theme of Light and Dark room .