In January, we visited Lisbon, Portugal and stayed at the Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa. It was one of those quick weekend whirlwind trips, but we loved every minute in Lisbon and want to return ASAP.
Deciding where to stay was easy. I am a Gold Starwood member and I have the SPG Business Amex card (for entry to Sheraton Lounges). So, I booked two nights at the Sheraton Lisboa at a points and cash rate – 5,000 SPG points plus $75 per night.
The lobby is gargantuan! Upon entering the hotel, to your left is a large bar and restaurant area. Directly in front of the entrance is the front desk and concierge. We arrived around noon, were greeted warmly and were promptly checked into our room.
oh, a non-modesty glass wall between the bath/shower and the bedroom!
The bathroom was very nice – except… well there were these … um… trapezoid toilet and matching bidet?
The view of the bedroom from the bathroom.
We had a really pretty view. looking over the many red roofs of Lisbon from our hotel window:
The Sheraton Club was very nice. This is where we had breakfast as well as evening cocktails and appetizers. It had a nice friendly ambiance – the kind of place where you easily strike up a conversation with other guests.
We particularly enjoyed the breakfast.
There was a great assortment of fresh breads and pastries.
Fresh fruit and muesli.
And smoked salmon with all the accoutrements.
Meats and cheeses.
Eggs, bacon and pancakes.
We also went to the Sheraton Club for appetizers and wine both evenings. Honestly, although the wine was fine, the appetizers were tasteless. Looking on the bright side, we still had our appetites for the great dinners we went to each evening.
I should mention that the Fitness Center at the hotel was amazing. That will be reviewed in a separate post.