The hotel York House is part of a group of buildings that used to make up the Marianos Convent, which was built in 1606.
The convent, however, was dissolved in 1759 on the orders of the Marquis of Pombal and in 1880, after a period of neglect, part of it was turned into a hotel where it subsequently adopted its current name. York House sits on top of a pink wall, at the top of a mysterious flight of stairs leading to a courtyard brimming with flowers, trees and plants and includes 34 rooms, a dining-hall and bar.
The lush patio provides the sense of being in a private villa and is a wonderful place to enjoy a good meal. The interior includes marble tiled and wooden polished floors creating a serene and typically Portuguese atmosphere in the centre of Lisbon.
With its lush, green, secluded garden terrace, elegantly appointed sitting areas, halls decorated with antiques and statues, York House supports guests with its quiet dignity and charm. Rooms are small but nice, bathrooms modern. We loved our stay there. Centrally located and yet hidden away. You could walk all over Lisbon's crazy maze of hill-challenged streets to find a nice place for a drink, or you could buy some cheeses and a bottle of wine/port and bring it back to the garden terrace; magically a staff person will appear and offer you plates and proper glasses, and you can just enjoy life for what it is meant to be. Highly recommend. P.S. the porter will bring your bags up the stairway, but beware too much luggage is not the best way to enjoy an old, once-convent then private home then traditional hotel.
A real good place.
Date of stay 30/10/2019
What a beautiful place! Very charming personell and nice neighborhood!
Date of stay 08/09/2019
Nice hotel, very friendly, top located. Dinner was good.
Date of stay 02/07/2018
Looks like nothing from the outside, but climb the stairs, enter the shaded courtyard, and you will find a charming, modern, quiet, hidden gem where you can enjoy first-class accommodations in the heart of Lisbon. Rooms are spacious, the staff is helpful and gracious, and the 15 Euro breakfast is ample and generous. Would stay there again if we return to Lisbon. Highly recommended!
Oasis in Lisbon
Date of stay 30/09/2019
Pleasant and quiet hotel with a beautiful courtyard and good traffic connections.The bathrooms are somewhat antiquated, therefore 1 star deduction. The helpful staff at the reception, who take care of everything, such as the booking of a Fado evening, is to be emphasized particularly positively. Highly recommended if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre, but still within walking distance of Cais do Sodré.
Date of stay 09/07/2018
Reasonable. Lovely building although there was massive building works next door so when you came back in the afternoon after exploring the city you could not enjoy the peace and quite in patio area because of the noise.
Staff were friendly but NOT particularly helpful: e.g. I asked how much for taxi to Cascas and was told E50. In actual fact it cost between E25 - E28.
Importantly the air conditioning was not working properly. No matter how low you set it it stayed the same. I suspect it was a generic sysyem that transmitted the same tempreture to every room.