This historic property is home to a boutique luxury hotel that provides a contemporary and incredibly personalized guest experience.
After a month in the United Kingdom, Cathy and I stopped off in Lisbon, one of our favourite cities, for a spell in the beautiful Portuguese capital.
We love Lisbon because it’s full of charm and character, not to mention the fact that it’s picture perfect in every season. We visited for four nights and decided to stay in the Corpo centre in Lisbon, the heart of the city. From the moment we arrived it felt like we were somewhere very special with a genuine warm welcome from staff who truly care about ensuring that every guest has an incredible visit.
The Corpo Santo Lisbon is located close to Chiado, set back from the Tagus River amongst a bunch of beautiful picturesque grand buildings and historic squares. All of Lisbon is walkable from this location but if you’re in a hurry there is a train and bus stop that can easily whisk you to other parts of the city.
The hotel is not too large that you feel lost amongst so many guests but not so small that you feel that you’re in the guest house. The Corpo Santo Lisbon has five floors, each of which are based on a different continent. We decided to splurge and stay on the top floor in a suite.
From coffee to daily treats and a bathroom that has its own light show in the shower that you can control, the Corpo Santo Lisbon genuinely felt like a home away from home for the four nights that we spent. Even the toiletries are very high-quality (Molton Brown from London).
On this particular trip we actually skipped breakfast other than a banana and an apple that Cathy would grab on the way out from reception, but we were told that there was a lovely spread of food as well as fruits and juices and even a hot buffet.
One evening we dined at the Porter Bistro, which was a delicious meal set within the hotel. The ambience is very cosy, with the tram ambling past just outside, and impeccable service. If you’re in the mood for a nightcap the hotel’s 146 BAR is an ideal spot and features an exquisite cocktail list and a selection of wines by the glass.
TLW Tip: head to the sub-basement which is actually a multipurpose area and you’ll note the history of the surrounding community brought even closer when the hotel began excavating the basement only to discover part of the 700 year old sea wall built to keep the Spanish out! You can go down and see this all excavated, and can also enjoy the tranquillity of the Reading & Living Room.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at this hotel and struggle to find any negatives whatsoever! Therefore, we’re awarding the Corpo Santo Lisbon a perfect 10/10 score.
For Andrew, travel is so much more than just learning history or taking photos. Rather, the value of travel is witnessing a lifestyle, bonding with locals, and gaining rich cultural experiences. That’s why he founded the Luxury Wanderer; a place to share itineraries, offer advice, swap stories, and foster a like-minded community of curious travellers.