I stayed at the As Janelas Verdes Hotel in Lisbon for 3 nights in March 2012. I really liked this hotel because it had some character.

Tea on terrace at Janelas Verdes Lisbon

My room was very pleasant with a really comfortable bed. There were two French windows which let in plenty of light, but the blackout curtains meant I wasn’t disturbed by light in the morning. I didn’t hear any noise from guests in adjacent rooms. The bathroom was a bit dated but large and well equipped with toiletries, bathrobes and slippers.

My room at Janelas Verdes Lisbon

Breakfast is one of the best parts of staying at As Janelas Verdes. The first morning it was served in the ground floor lounge but the other two days it was out in the beautiful garden which even had a small fountain. You can have breakfast until noon, which means you can have a relaxing morning if you had a late flight into Lisbon, or have been out on the town the previous night. The breakfast buffet had a very good selection of tasty food, my favourites were the fruit salad, goat’s cheese and custard tarts.

Breakfast buffet in garden at Janelas Verdes Lisbon

I loved the library up on the third floor which also had a sun terrace. There was free wifi everywhere in the hotel. Although the signal was better in my room than in the library, I preferred to be in the library and even had it to myself for a couple of hours one afternoon. There was an honesty bar, where you helped yourself and filled out a slip to pay for drinks when you checked out. As is the norm in most European hotels, the bedrooms didn’t have tea and coffee making facilities, but there was a kettle (and even teapots) in My Bar area off the library, so you could make yourself a hot drink there.

Library at Janelas Verdes Lisbon

Image credits: Bernt Rostad, europealacarte

Karen Bryan

As well as writing about travel, Karen Bryan offers tips on saving money, frugal living and how to live well on less, on her site Help Me To Save

Posted : Thursday, May 31st, 2012 at 10:00
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