The boutique hotel in Lisbon
If there’s one thing we love at DLM it’s boutique hotels, they are the soul of our magazine. Hotels with less than 30 rooms, with everything you need, urban or lost in the middle of nowhere, with or without 24-hour reception, with mini bar or honesty bar. The common denominator is size. Sublime Lisbon is one of them.
Lisbon is a city in continuous change, a city with a present and a future. Many accommodations have set their sights on the Portuguese capital. The Sublime style has also landed in this city, having its big brother only 1 hour and 25 minutes away by car, in the area of Comporta, in the Portuguese Alentejo. A “Sublime” experience landing in Lisbon and resting here before visiting Sublime Comporta, which we have already visited and which you can learn more about here.
Sublime Lisboa is a hotel of just 15 rooms located in one of the city’s quietest neighbourhoods, Amoreiras, just a few minutes walk from Marquês de Pombal Square and Liberdade Avenue, the heart of the city’s luxury. An elegant 20th century building with 3 floors where the rooms are located on the upper floors. All rooms are spacious and overlook the street. The ground floor houses the reception and several meeting rooms as well as the Davvero restaurant.
The story of a 1913 building that was until the 1940s the home of the Japanese Club, where the Japanese community grew up after the outbreak of the Second World War. Portugal was a spectator and neutral party in the conflict, which made this area of Lisbon, Estoril and Cascais the refuge of many world citizens, spies, etc. It was the same in the classic Estoril Palace Hotel, where diplomats and soldiers from both sides uncorked bottles of champagne depending on the day of the battle.
In the 1970s, this building was the party centre for the jet set visiting the Lisbon capital. A façade that still maintains the essence and architecture of the time.
Both the rooms and the common areas are the work of the Andriga Studio. Rita Andriga has also chosen the furniture and even some of the works or photographs on display, together with Antonio Gellweiler, business partner of Gonçalo Pessoa, owner of the Sublime Group. Rita Andriga has already worked on projects such as Sublime Comporta and the Sublime Beach Club in Comporta.
Waking up one morning at Sublime Lisboa after a peaceful night’s sleep. A breakfast in our suite, we ordered extra avocado thanks to direct communication with the reception via Whatsapp. A 24-hour service for anything, without having to pick up the phone from your room. A restaurant reservation or simply ordering bath salts. The first thing we always do before going out to see the city is to take a bath in the bathtub of any hotel room we stay.
The evening comes and it’s time to enjoy its restaurant, Davvero, which most people think is the best Italian restaurant in the city, and we think so too.
Separate shower and bath
Full mini bar (wine, champagne)
Free high speed internet
Good To know
24 hour reception service
Wine & Dine
Informal with style. Guests between 30-70 years old.
Approximate price double room from 250 euros per night
Text and photo: DLM Magazine