Arrived to be warmly greeted by Diogo , shown to room 8, which was nicely tucked out of the way, and had 3 great nights bed and breakfast at this really quaint genuine lisbon mansion . It was spotless, breakfast good, location perfect , all staff brilliant , thanks to Diogo and to Tiago who went the extra mile!We will certainly stay here on our next trip to Lisbon!!
We spent a long weekend in Lisbon staying at OJDT.
What was good:
1) Comfortable bed
2) Good water pressure in the shower
3) Very Clean
4) Very close to Anjos metro station, 30secs walk
5) Diogo was super helpful, very nice and always had a lovely smile.
What wasn’t so good:
1) Non existent WiFi in room 9
2) Very noisy from street below forcing us to keep the windows shut, I.e. no air.
3) No curtains, it was either windows and shutters open or not.
4) It took ages for hot water to find its way to the tap, especially in the evening. As a conservationist I didn’t like that the only way to get hot water was to run the tap for 5-7 mins.
Behind a discreet magenta door on busy Avenida Almirante Reis lies a beautifully restored mansion converted into a pension, complete with a garden which must give the place its name. As with most old Lisbon hotels, the reception is up a flight of marble steps on the European first floor. There is no elevator. Our room was stunning, the meticulously-detailed ceilings works of art. Like most European rooms, it seems, only one rack was provided for luggage, forcing couples to utilize a stuffed chair for a second suitcase. Two reading chairs would have been welcome. French doors opened to a street-side balcony, but traffic noise intruded with the doors open.
The bathroom was commodious, with a large, modern, albeit slow-draining, shower.
There’s usually someone at the desk during the day to answer questions. Breakfast was very good, with excellent homemade yogurt, fruit, fresh bread, coffee and juice, cereals, meats and cheeses. A charming garden beckons at breakfast if the weather permits.
Two keys were necessary for admittance to the building, and one for the room. The street door key was a three-inch antique and could be tricky to use.
The only down side to O Jardim is its location — a decent neighborhood, with a metro stop nearby, but if you prefer strolling, it’s a bit of a walk to the lively center of town and Alfama, where most visitors want to spend their time while in Lisbon.
The stay at this place at the end of March was not particularly nice. The district is full of dodgy people, the pension is in an old building. As reported in other reviews, there was mold on the roof and the room was generally dump, cold and with only a portable heater available. It is all in all a pity, as it would not take much to make the place nicer. For the price paid, it was definitely not good value for money.
Unacceptable points for a high scored hotel:
* Dirty bathroom (hair)
* Extremely warm bedroom without air conditional even a portable one, just a fan.
* No minibar
* Poor breakfast, few options and amount of fruit (without reposition)