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Boutique hotel in Lisbon

I will be in Lisbon for 2 weeks in March. I am traveling alone so want to be quite particular about where I stay. I want a boutique hotel in the midst of cafes, stores, old world. Unlike most, I love noise and chaos. Originally I made a reservation at Residencial Florescente because of location. I just looked at my Rick steves book and he lists this under. "Dumpy but Affordable Dives". Yikes that's not what I want.

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Yikes, Hotel Florescente is anything but boutique! Look at Avenida Palace Hotel in same general area of the city. The Dofitel is another well located hotel.

I enjoyed the location and vibe of Brown’s Downtown Hotel in Lisbon. You can’t get more central, right in the heart of Baixa. Big room, tiny bathroom, lots of stylish design features, only drawback apart from bathroom size is that breakfast is served in a bistro one block away (it was very good, though).

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The Bairro Alto Hotel meets all of your requirements. We stayed there a few years ago and the location and property were superb. It wasn't a "short" walk to the train station, but it was in fact, walkable for excursions to Sintra, for example. We have also stayed at the Lapa Palace, which is incredibly luxurious and attractive, even more so than Bairro Alto. But it is not as well located. These are two of the more expensive hotels in Lisbon, I'm sure.

The RIck Steves classification you are looking for is "Worthwhile Splurge"!

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I'm not sure what is considered a "boutique hotel", but you might have a look at . I stayed there and found it to be a very comfortable hotel and in a great location. It was within walking distance to lots of restaurants, close to Trams and Taxis available nearby in Praça da Figueira .

At the time I was staying there, the hotel was called Lisboa Tejo and it seems to have been taken over by new management since then. I'm assuming the quality is the same. One thing I remember fondly is that they served a fantastic buffet breakfast.