Leaving the Four Seasons, we only had to pop across the road to neighbouring hotel, InterContinental Lisbon. The InterContinental is a hotel brand I know well and have worked with quite closely over the past year, so it was great to experience it in a different city.
Having left the Four Seasons quite early, ready to head over to the nearby towns of Cascais and Sintra for the day, we were hoping to drop our bags down before leaving. As we approached the check-in desk, we queried about leaving our bags to one side but the receptionist checked in our room was ready instead. To our delight, our room was ready to go and we managed to get in an early check-in. Certainly the quality of accommodating service that I often know the InterContinental brand to have.
The lobby itself boasted a metallic theme with hints of teal and blue, with low hanging bauble style light shades and fresh colour flower arrangements. There was even a little counter of fresh cakes and sweet treats that guests could enjoy whilst sitting in the lobby.
After our warm welcome we popped into a lift up to the eighth floor and were kindly told the luggage porter will transport our bags directly to our room. Springing open our room door, we were greeted by a beautifully lit bedroom, another with a lovely light blue theme. It is definitely a running trend in Lisbon’s 5-star luxury hotels, but i’m not complaining with it being my favourite colour.
Just after you enter through the door, there is a very large ‘L-shaped’ bathroom that allows a lot of space to change within the bathroom too, complete with many hooks to hang up your clothes and towels. The amenities within the bathroom were by Castelbel, a luxurious Portuguese skincare and soap brand. It was my first experience with these amenities, but they were on the level on the likes of Molton Brown I must say. Plus, it was so great to see such a big hotel brand supporting the local businesses.
Past the bathroom was a fairly spacious Club Room with two big double beds, which was a pleasant surprise. Often enough, when requesting two separate beds in a room you are given single beds, so a major plus point for the InterContinental Lisbon. The room boasted a lovely view across the city again, similar to that of the Four Seasons with a lovely old school TV cabinet, which homed a flat screen television and the mini in the cupboards below.
After a long day exploring the sights of Cascais and Sintra, we were so happy to come back to a warm and comfortable room, especially with turned down beds and little chocolates that rested on our duvets. At that level of tiredness, we were happy just to pop down for dinner to their resident restaurant Akla for a quick bite to eat before heading back up to our room for a restful night sleep.
In the morning, we woke up to the beautiful beaming Portuguese sun. I have to admit, we were incredibly lucky with the weather for the 6 nights we there. There was not a single drop of rain or a grey cloud in sight, but just hot temperatures and blazing full sun. After getting ourselves ready, we pottered down to experience the buffet breakfast that was on offer in the Club Lounge. These exclusive areas are just bliss as you don’t have to deal with the hustle and bustle of all the hotel’s guests and you get true, personalised service. Also, if you’re not really a morning person and you would rather be left to your own devices, it is a fantastic option.
The breakfast spread set us up for our last day exploring in Lisbon. Complete with waffles, pancakes, fresh exotic fruits, an array of cheeses, pastries and different freshly squeezed juices. It’s never a bad thing to have lots of different things to choose from.
Sadly, there were no after breakfast spa treatments as the InterContinental only has a gym in terms of facilities, but it was probably a blessing in disguise as I could not continue the trend when I got back to London.
Overall, we had an amazing two night stay at the InterContinental Lisbon and it was a fantastic way to end our trip in Lisbon. Thank you for looking after us so well InterContinental Lisbon!
Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for all my upcoming posts on the different things to do in Lisbon.
Until next time…