LE CONSULAT in Lisbon – Hotel Review with Photos

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Essentials• Location: Praça Luis de Camões, overlooking the square.• Hotel website: leconsulat.pt• Hotel phone: +351 939 316 530• Check prices on Booking.com

Le Consulat features luxurious and spacious well-appointed suites and apartments adorned with original art as well as one of the best bars in town.

Le Consulat – Hotel-gallery with great style in an old Brazilian Consulate.

Culture vultures love Le Consulat for its warm hospitality and focus on art. The historic building has a winning central location in elegant Chiado, right on Praça de Camões. The interior is recently renovated and playfully chic – an eclectic mix of period tones and stucco ceilings with vintage and modern design pieces and unvarnished floors. The star of the show is the artwork – each of the eighteen spacious suites and apartments are decorated in collaboration with a top Lisbon gallery and thus offers a unique experience. The large apartments with useful kitchenettes are ideal for groups and families. Don’t expect a pool or a gym, but service is personal and excellent, with the team passionate about sharing the best of local art and cuisine with guests. The first-floor bar with a view is one of the best in the city, serving cocktails you won’t find elsewhere along with a luxurious brunch daily.

Le Consulat – Location

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  • Address: Praça Luis de Camões 22, 1249-190 Lisbon.
  • Private Transfer: We use and recommend Welcome Pickups car service. Booking through a private car service will cost only a bit more than a taxi – about €25 from Lisbon Portela Airport – but can be worth it to avoid the long taxi queue and for the convenience of paying ahead.
  • Handy to: Praça do Comércio, Alfama, Bairro Alto, Mercado da Ribeira.
  • Ages: Guests tend to be independent travelers, 30 and up, including groups and families, looking for an intimate hotel. Children are welcome.
  • View: Many rooms have great views of scenic Praça Luis de Camões in front of the hotel.
  • Kitchen: Apartments usually include well-equipped kitchenettes with hobs, microwaves, and refrigerators.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: No private pools or jacuzzis.
  • Laundry: Laundry service is available (extra charge).
  • When to Book: Book 3-4 months in advance for the summer high season.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +351 939 316 530
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: leconsulat.pt
  • Pool: No pool.
  • Spa: No spa.
  • Fitness Center: No fitness center.
  • For Disabled Guests: There is an elevator to all floors but no step-free access from the street. Rooms are spacious, though none are specially adapted.
  • For Families: Cribs are available for free and extra beds can be added to any room at €25 a night for children (€50 a night for adults).
  • Activities: The passionate staff will be happy to advise on and help with organizing activities for you in the wider city.
    • Restaurant: The restaurant/bar is a relaxed and chic space with an industrial edge on the 1st floor and huge windows opening over Praça Luis de Camões. It is open to the public for an extravagant brunch 8am-3pm daily. $$-$$$.

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    Le Consulat – The Hotel

    The hotel is located in the historical Brazilian Consulate building on classy Praça Luis de Camões.

    The entrance hall is elegant yet playful in monochrome with bright accents.

    The welcoming first-floor reception is at one end of the restaurant/bar, where guests can enjoy check-in on a comfy sofa with a welcome drink.

    Bedroom 1 in an Apartment is typical of the hotel’s playfully chic decor, with pops of color, contemporary art, and a chair from Bali. These rooms are 100 m² in size or more.

    Bathroom 1 in the Apartment. Bathrooms throughout the hotel feature sinks, toilets, and powerful rain showers.

    Bedroom 2 in the Apartment is similar to the first, with more vibrant art and rich colors.

    Bathroom 2 features bathrobes, custom Le Consulat toiletries, and a mix of white subway tiles and patterned Portuguese-style tiles. These features are consistent throughout the rooms.

    The living room in the Apartment. The style of Le Consulat is eclectic, with rich materials, stuccoed ceilings, vintage pieces, WiFi speakers, and artfully faded rugs. Some Apartments also have kitchenettes.

    The gorgeous view from the living room over Praça Luis de Camões.

    A dramatic Deluxe Suite with a king-sized 4-poster bed and striking photographs.

    The Deluxe Suite’s eclectic features include a stuccoed ceiling and vintage-looking pieces like the distressed mirror and bedside table. The huge windows open over Praça Luis de Camões.

    The bathroom features a sink, toilet, and some original azulejos (handpainted tiles) in the shower cubicle.

    Bedroom 1 in a large Apartment, which features tropical tones and patterns with a Brazilian influence.

    The living room in the Apartment has a beautiful wooden floor and a faded rug typical of the hotel. There is also a separate kitchenette and dining area here.

    The bright artwork in this Apartment is from Galeria Filomena Soares. There are also design pieces with a reclaimed look, like this lamp.

    Bedroom 2 in the Apartment has more reserved colors, but includes a 4-poster bed and original azulejos in the old fireplace.

    Bathroom 2 is an ensuite opening off the bedroom.

    The living room in another Apartment, showing off the sleek kitchenette which includes a hob, microwave, and fridge.

    The restaurant/bar is chic but unpretentious, with its untouched original floor, tropical plants, and huge windows opening over the square. A gourmet brunch spread is served daily until 3 pm.

    The bar is run by serious mixologists and has been recognized by Time Out as one of the best in Lisbon.

    There is also a dedicated wine bar just behind the reception. The space is cozy and atmospheric in the evenings, when surrealist film footage is projected on the wall.

    The hotel entrance faces Praça Luis de Camões, a lively square. Here you can hop on the famous 28E tram.

    Head south for Taberna da Rua das Flores, a cute tavern where food is traditional by day and creative by night. Go right around the square, then turn right onto Rua das Flores.

    Continue further south down Rua das Flores for fine single-origin coffee at Fábrica Coffee Roasters.

    Copenhagen Coffee Lab and Bakery offers a cool Nordic vibe and more fine coffee.

    Find fresh produce and gourmet treats at Mercado da Ribeira.

    Pensão Amor is a notorious local bar with a louche vibe.

    Head north to Maison Nuno Gama for finely tailored menswear.

    Close by is Alma, one of the finest Michelin-starred restaurants in town.

    Next door is A Vida Portuguesa, one of the best places to shop for Portuguese crafts.

    The very-popular pan-Asian eatery Boa-Bao is on Largo Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro.

    The gorgeous ruin of Convento do Carmo is close by. Behind the convent is Topo Chiado, a fine terrace bar.

    The viewing platform of the landmark cast-iron Elevador de Santa Justa can be found just behind Convento do Carmo. Here it is seen from the base on Rua de Santa Justa.

    From the bottom of the lift, go east on Rua de Santa Justa to reach Rua Augusta, the busy main shopping street in Baixa, downtown Lisbon.

    Find the grand expanse of Praça do Comércio at the southern end of Rua Augusta.

    Venerable wine-seller Garrafeira Nacional has a branch nearby on Rua de Santa Justa.

    Stop to appreciate some very lisboeta street art, painted by artists from the neighborhood, at Escadinhas de São Cristóvão.

    Farm-to-table restaurant Prado is not far.

    You are now in Alfama, known as the most traditional and photogenic part of the city.

    Manteigaria, judged by many to make the best pastéis de nata in town, is just steps from the hotel. Turn left out of the entrance, then left again on Rua do Loreto.

    BA Wine Bar do Bairro Alto, an excellent place to taste local wine, is a short walk north.

    Flor da Laranja, with its delicious Moroccan cuisine and vibrant décor, is further north on Rua da Rosa.

    Head north to Tapisco for inventive Spanish-Portuguese fusion.

    Mercado Biológico do Príncipe Real, an organic market, runs along the north edge of Jardim do Príncipe Real each Saturday.

    Across from the park is Embaixada, a concept store in a 19th-century neo-Moorish palace.

    Ginjinha Sem Rival is one of the best spots to try the local sour cherry liqueur.

    Hotel Mundial Rooftop Bar is a classic place for a sunset drink.

    Red Frog, with its speakeasy air and exceptional cocktails, is a short walk away.

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