As Janelas Verdes
Atmospheric Lisbon hotel with great views of Portugal's capital
The As Janelas Verdes (translated as the Green Windows) is a small 18th century palace located in the typically pretty street of the same name in Lisbon. It is also next to the Museum of Ancient Art – a world-class museum and, along with the Gulbenkian, Lisbon’s finest. This Lisbon hotel certainly has a strong cultural and literary tradition. Eça de Queiros, the great 19th century Portuguese novelist is said to have lived there and based the magical home “O Ramalhete”, in his novel "the Maias", on the As Janelas Verdes.
The old wing of the Janelas Verdes, with its small objects d’art, paintings and mementos takes us back to a period when life seemed to be less rushed and more refined. The new wing, though it has a more contemporary decoration and feel, still blends in flawlessly with the existing atmosphere. All 17 rooms have a light airy feel, are very tastefully decorated and provide for some delightful personal touches. The do not disturb sign, for example, is simply a cushion with the word “schhh…”.
The upper terrace on the new wing further provides some great views of Lisbon and the river Tagus, whilst the small garden of hotel is an excellent place to breath in the calm of old Lisbon and enjoy breakfast.
Availability (green = available)
- Central heating
- Air conditioning
- Internet WiFi
- Mini bar
- Non smoking rooms
- Room service
Hotel - Lodging Services
- Baby sitting