The Telegraph - Though perhaps Lisbon’s most central hotel, there is little sniff of the mainstream in this trendy, boutique property that peers from the corner of Rossio Square. Instead, a friendly, smart and thoughtful cool pervades. read more
Fodors - The four-star hotel faces onto on of Lisbon's busiest squares, the Don Pedro IV Plaza (better known as Rossio), and the building itself is striking, but the really cute touches are saved for the interior. With themed floors--each with its own distinct aroma, outlandish artworks, a trendy bar, and restaurant and kitsch touches galore (Lego is something of a recurring motif in the hotel), the hotel prides itself on being different from the norm.
The 55 rooms are divided into four themes--Urban, Zen, Pop, and Tribal--with details worked out right down to the scent of the rooms and corridors. read more
Jetsetter - Quirky design hotel with colorful artworks and a whimsical bar on one of Lisbon's prettiest squares.
The carefully conceptualized guestrooms follow four themes: urban (industrial artwork and metal fixtures), tribe (animal print fabrics and earth tones), Zen (neutral hues and Asian-inspired prints) and pop (a bold mix of brightly colored walls, wacky Pop Art and ’60s-inspired furnishings).
The breakfast room — a colorful tribute to all things kitsch and whimsical, scattered with mismatched chairs and tongue-in-cheek artworks — doubles as a hip bar and lounge area at night. On the top floor, the purple Loft room is a welcoming space to kick back or indulge in a pampering massage. read more
Frommers - From the vast floor-to-ceiling windows of the bar or the private balconies in suites and superior rooms, visitors have a unique view over the plaza that has been Lisbon's favorite meeting spot for centuries.
Outside it's still a sumptuous confection of creamy white columns, lilac walls, and intricate wrought-iron railings. Inside, each of the four levels is themed: the "Pop" floor is an explosion of vibrant primary color; "Zen" has relaxing earth tones; "Urban" brings edgy sophistication; and "Tribe" features tasteful ethnic-inspired design. On the top floor there's an art-filled loft space available for business meetings or just chilling. read more
Internacional Design Hotel, Rua da Betesga, Lisbon, Portugal