Palácio das Especiarias

Star Rating
4 out of 5
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4.3 / 5Very Good
272 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Santa Justa Elevator
    7 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Rossio Square
    9 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Lisbon City Hall
    10 min walk
  • Airport
    Lisbon (LIS-Humberto Delgado)
    26 min drive

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    About this area


    In the city centre, Palácio das Especiarias is in Lisbon's Bairro Alto neighbourhood, an area with good airport proximity. Santa Justa Elevator and Rossio Square are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Botanical Garden and Costa da Caparica Beach. Lisbon Zoo and Lisbon Oceanarium are not to be missed. Our guests appreciate the bed & breakfast's location for the nightlife and sightseeing. It's also convenient for public transport: Cais do Sodre Metro Station is 6 minutes by foot and Baixa-Chiado Station is 6 minutes.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Santa Justa Elevator - 7 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Rossio Square - 9 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Lisbon City Hall - 10 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Commerce Square - 14 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Lisbon Cathedral (Se) - 14 min walk

    Getting around

    • Cais do Sodre Metro Station - 6 min walk
    • Lisbon Cais do Sodre Station - 7 min walk
    • Lisbon (LIS-Humberto Delgado) - 26 min drive

    About this property

    Palácio das Especiarias

    Colonial Lisbon bed & breakfast in Bairro Alto, walk to Santa Justa Elevator
    Along with a 24-hour front desk, this bed & breakfast has a library and a garden. Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. All 19 rooms provide complimentary wireless Internet access, free minibar items and flat-screen TVs. Other amenities available to guests include free bottled water, hairdryers and free toiletries. Limited housekeeping is available.
    Palácio das Especiarias offers 19 forms of accommodation with free minibar items and complimentary bottles of water. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.
    Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Lisbon bed & breakfast provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in March 2017.



    Check-in between 2:30 PM - 11 PM
    Minimum check-in age - 18

    Special check-in instructions

    If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM, please contact the property at least 24 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
    24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


    Check-out before noon

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.
    • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
    • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


    • Pets not allowed

    Payment types at the property


    Important information


    You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

    • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.00 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 14 years of age.

    We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

    Optional extras

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

    • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 40 per vehicle (roundtrip)
    • Late check-in fee

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    • No on-site parking is available.
    • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
    Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance to request a room on a floor with elevator service. Contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

    We should mention

    This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and public transport

    • No on-site parking available
    • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
    • Airport shuttle on request
    • Train station drop-off shuttle (surcharge)
    • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

    Food and drink

    • Free buffet breakfast available daily 8 AM–11 AM

    Things to do

    • Bike hire


    • Library
    • No lifts

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Housekeeping (limited)
    • Luggage storage

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • French
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish


    • Garden


    • Designated smoking areas

    Room amenities


    • Heating


    • Free toiletries
    • Hairdryer


    • flat-screen TV

    Food and drink

    • Free bottled water
    • Free minibar

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    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Wonderful experience. Although our room was cozy, the view was excellent, as was the service. The building is beautiful, and the breakfast was excellent.

    Stayed 1 night in Nov. 2019

    5/5 Excellent

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      Stayed 1 night in Nov. 2019

      5/5 Excellent

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

      The staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome and special.

      Stayed 4 nights in Nov. 2019

      4/5 Good

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

      Historic interesting building. Location great. Only issue was the non working door knob which had to be repaired. Only able to use key to open and close door. Bit of a nuisance when sharing room.

      Stayed 2 nights in Nov. 2019

      4/5 Good

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

      Idiosyncratic but fascinating property. enjoyable stay

      Stayed 3 nights in Oct. 2019

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