The charming and romantic palaces will steal your heart. Be Queen or King for a day in the historic Torel Palace Lisbon boutique hotel. With their luscious gardens and a stunning view over the city of Lisbon guests can experience the city of Lisbon in the way of royals.
Torel Palace Lisbon is one of the latest wonders of Lisbon’s seven hills. Consisting of two mansions built in 1902 and 1904, it combines different histories in one. The main building was a private residence, while the other was the Bishop of Lisbon’s former guesthouse. In 2019, these two buildings were joined by a modern apartment building. The outer courtyards decorated with a flower garden make the colors of the buildings stand out.
The overall renovation respected the characteristics of the architecture and kept the details of the old rooms, stairs, floors and gardens. Isabel Sá Nogueira, the designer of the Torel Palace in Lisbon, invited to give the interior areas of the hotel a new set of clothes. The objective was to create spaces that were unforgettable, functional and comfortable and that create a unique and inimitable atmosphere. An atmosphere that could reflect the past while creating new memories for those who experience them. This set of historic mansions needed an appropriate theme, and with the Portuguese Kings and Queens, it was quickly found.
The décor of the 26 rooms and apartments is a mix of past and present, creating an atmosphere full of charm and personality. The rooms remind of the comfort of home, but with an elegant atmosphere that together with simplicity of the details underlines traditional Portuguese style, united with modern and contemporary touches.
All of the Rooms at the boutique hotel are designed individually. The hotel wanted to create a warm and sophisticated atmosphere while mixing modern amenities with the history of Portugal. At the private gardens or from the pool, guests have a breathtaking view over the city. Honoring the royals of Portugal, the hotel gave the name of the Portuguese Kings and Queens to all of the rooms. In the pink building, each room is named after Queens, the name of the Portuguese Kings were given to the rooms of the blue building and the rooms in the white building were named after houses of the monarchy.
Under the capable hands of Chef Henrique Cachola Antunes, the hotel has two restaurants with completely different concepts. Terraço 23 provides an informal open-air experience that is ideal for when the weather is fine and has a more casual menu featuring light meals such as salads and tapas. Cave 23 is a fine-dining restaurant which serves classic Portugues dishes brought up to date with haute-cuisine techniques.
The light and spacious Royal Room “Donna Amélia“, in sapphire-blue, is a room truly fit for a royal visitor. With its large windows guests have views to the Castle Sao Jorge, on one side and to the city on the other. The room features a Queen-size bed which makes the room the perfect honeymoon suite.
A HOTEL FUL OF CHARME AND PERSONALITY
Torel Palace Lisbon is situated right in the heart of Lisbon, on one of its seven hills, named the “Colina Sant´Ana”. In the centre of the city, this area is still a quiet and hidden gem. A few minutes from the hotel is the “Jardim de Torel”, a small, lovely park with a little café, and a stunning view all the way to the Arch of the Rua Augusta and to the river Tejo. A short walk from the hotel is the oldest elevator in Lisbon. Dating back to 1884, the “Elevador do Lavra” brings guests, in a few minutes, down to the Avenida Liberdade, whose famous and elegant boutiques are a paradise for those who enjoy shopping. From there, one can either stroll to the Rossio just round the corner, or continue down the Rua Augusta to the Praça do Comércio square by the river Tejo.