Ratings based on 106 Verified Reviews
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Jan 2, 2015
Cozy and cute. It was converted from an old convent.
by Yoko from I am in Brussels now, Tokyo is my town.
I don't understand this meaning. impossible hotelPosted Nov 12, 2014 on Hotels
When I arrived at York House at noon, my room was not ready. So I was brought to the toilet located in the other side of the main building with the reception. Then I was locked in the toilet for two hours. Nobody heard my help voice and noise (hitting the wooden door by heavy metal toilet cleaner). I was in dehydration under my usual high bloodpressure. Normally the hotel guest does not use this toilet, because one walks through the garden to the other building with the toilet which has one door at the corridor and the second door to the toilet without the window, and it was enclosed by stone wall. There is one key which is not broken, but the knob locked the door from the outside. Both of them are very old, and it is not possible to use such a dangerous key system. This hotel former cloister is situated in the second floor (I mean, the groundfloor, the second floor and the third floor) only with steps, so a porter broke my luggage digging over the 50 or 60 steps. They should build the elevator. The handle and the plastic cover near the wheel were broken. I noticed them aThe service was good, but I had terrible expet the airport. On the whole I never had such a terrible experience in my life being locked in the toilet for two hours. You should not recommend this hotel,especially no elevator and carrying guest's luggages walking the steps to the second floor. I paid my rooms by visa card directly at the hotel, thus I hope you don't charge me ?
Posted Nov 10, 2014 on Hotels
by Susan Gordon from Rochester, NY USA
out of the mainstream areaPosted Sep 24, 2013 on Hotels
This hotel is not for anyone with any physical infirmities, or issues with walking. The entrance is up 2+ flights of stairs, a bit of detail missing from the information given in the website. We were able to deal with this fact, but others should be aware, no matter what Fodor's, or other travel sites, recommend. The room pictured in the ads did not match the room we were offered. Service was not a strong suit of this hotel. It was, however, very quiet, and we were able to navigate the old, uneven pavement of the old residential section to find our way around the city, once we were acclimated to it!!
by A verified traveler
unique charm and comfort in inconvenient locationPosted Jul 5, 2013 on Hotels
This hotel is located in what was once a 17th century convent, and it still has the thick stone walls, circuitous passages, and charming courtyard. If you love older hotels with unique character, York House is for you. Our room was very nice, simple but comfortable, and exceptionally quiet, and the excellent breakfast buffet was served in the lovely outdoor courtyard. The staff was helpful, and had reasonably good English. The courtyard also provided a shady restful haven from the busy gritty city. However, the location of the hotel is a drawback, since it is about a mile from the down town center in a dockland area (near the Art Museum, but little else). An unpleasant walk, but easily accessible by bus, tram, or taxi (though one taxi driver could not find it). Also not a good choice for anybody who has trouble with steps, since one needs to climb up to the hotel from the street. I loved the York House, and would happily return, but my husband wishes that we had been closer to the historic center of Lisbon.
by kathy reeves from London
Hotel with characterPosted Apr 12, 2013 on Hotels
Our stay was great, staff were lovely and the rooms are nice.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
GOOD HOTEL QUIET AT 10 MINUTES FROM THE CENTER.Posted Mar 19, 2013
FOR MOST OF THE SERVICES, ALL WAS SUPERD. THE MEAT AT THE RESTAURANT WAS NOT OF GOOD QUALITY...A CHANGE EST SUGGEST.
by Ed from London
Very enjoyable stayPosted Mar 16, 2013 on Hotels
Very comfortable, nicely secluded hotel. Not in the most touristy district of Lisbon, but the main sites (the centre and Belém) are easily reached by tram or bus. No metro nearby, though, and Lisbon is a very steep city, so you might want to keep that in mind if you're not able/willing to travel around on foot. Service was very good, and everything I needed was in the room. Breakfast maybe a bit expensive, but a very pleasant stay!
great character, great locationPosted Mar 4, 2013 on Hotels
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from UK
The nicest place to stay in Lisbon.Posted Jan 13, 2013
Pros: The staff.
Location: The Rua das Janelas Verdes can be a bit noisy on a Friday and Saturday night, particularly when the last revellers leave the clubs at about 4.30 a.m..
I've been coming here for years, and it's a real home from home. And it features in John le Carré's The Russia House - what more do you want?