Subject: Lisbon hotels
Dear Sandra,

Here is my list or data base of hotels in Lisbon, prices are a little out of date though. hope it helps. Sandra

HOTELS

Departmento de Turismo Universitario, Rua Goncalves Crespo, 20, 1100 Lisbon. This office ca recommend inexpensive accommodations.

Residencia Astoria, Rua Bramcamp 10, 1297 Lisboa, phone: 521317. A three-star recently renovated pension, very nice, modern, airy right off main boulevard, Avenida Liberdade. Bathrooms with rooms. Single: $25; Double: $30. The best deal for the money.

Hotel Lisboa, Rua Barata Salgueiro 5, 1100 Lisboa; phone: 554131. A beautiful hotel opened in 1987. 4-star, walking distance from shopping and the business center. Breakfast comes with the room. Hotel has a piano bar. Single: $68; double: $88.

Hotel Britania, Rua Rodrigues Sampaio 17, 1100 Lisboa; phone: 575016. A nice 3-star hotel off the Liberdade and Pombal Square. TV room and bar. Single: $50; double: $60.

Hotel Miraparque, Av. Sidonio Pais 12, 1000 Lisboa; phone: 578070. A nice 3-star hotel in central Lisbon, breakfast comes with the room. Hotel has a restaurant and a bar. Single: $35; double: $40.

Hotel Florida, Rua Duque de Palmela 32, 1200 Lisboa; phone: 576145. A nice 4-star hotel a block off the Liberdade, near Marquez de Pombal Square. Breakfast comes with the room. Has a bar. Single: $50; double: $60.

Hotel Lis, ave. da Liberdade 180; (351-1)563434. Has rooms with private bathrooms. Clean and simply furnished. Breakfast included. Double: $35.

Principe Real, rua de Alegria 53; (351-1)346-0116. A tiny, relatively unknown hotel hidden in the Barrio Alta. It has wonderful charm and is furnished with lovely antiques and good reproductions. A 4-star hotel on a hill near the botanical gardens. Single: $136; Doubles: $159.

Hotel Ritz Intercontinental, 88 Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca; 692020 local phone, or 800-327- 0200 in US for reservations. Looks out over the Eduardo VII Park and is the fanciest, most elegant hotel in town. All 310 rooms are being renovated (currently the eighth and ninth floor rooms, called Club Ritz rooms, are finished as well as 10 suites). Single: $258-$318; Double: $290-$348, $365 for Club Ritz rooms. Sept.-Dec. 16-28% off.

Meridien Lisboa, 149 Rua Castilho; 690400 local phone, or 800-543-4300 in US for reservations. Very French ambience. Small sauna and massage room downstairs. Overlooks the Eduardo VII Park. Modern and beautiful hotel. Single: $216-$280; double: $254-$318.

York House, 32 Rua das Janelas Verdes, Lisbon; 212/686-9213 or 351-1/396-2435, fax 351-1/397-2793. British novelist Graham Green liked to stay in this 17th-century convent-turned-residencia, not because of its location (a 10-minute ride from the city center), but because it oozes atmosphere. The floors of marble, worn smooth by centuries of padding feet, are brightened by Arraiolos carpets. Ceilings are vaulted and walls are wainscoted in decorative tiles The quietest of the 34 rooms face the palm-shaded courtyard. Doubles $114-$148; dinner for two $67.

As Janelas Verdes, 47 Rua das Janelas Verdes, Lisbon; 212/686-9213 or 351-1/396-8143, fax 351-1/396-8144. Once the York House annex, this 18th-century mansion recently changed hands to become Lisbon's newest bed-and-breakfast. Graca Viterbo, the decorator responsible for Cascais's stylish little Hotel Albatroz and, more recently, the bedrooms at Lisbon's pricey new Hotel da Lapa, has already cozied up the lounge and the 17 bedrooms. Since street-side rooms are noisy, insist on one facing the garden. Doubles $148-$163.

Albergaria da Senhora do Monte, 39 Calcada do Monte; 866002. Has comfortable, simply furnished rooms. Preferred rooms are those on the lower level with broad, sunny patios. 28 rooms. Double: $106-$132.

Residencia Inglesa, 32 Rua das Janelas Verdes; 212-686-9213 in US for reservations. Also known as York House. It is a small inn on the outskirts of town. Originally a nunnery. Charming accommodations. Has a lovely interior patio ideal for an afternoon drink. Double: $92.

Quinta Nova Da Conceicao, Rua dos Soeiros, 5, 1500 Lisbon; 780091. Manor house hotel. Double: $98.

Avenida Palace, 123 Rua Primeiro de Dezembro; 346-0151. A wonderful Belle Epoque hotel that recently underwent some renovations. Ideally located in center of city, between Lisbon's two busiest squares. Double: $143-$170.

Hotel Veneza, 189 Avenida da Liberdade; 352-2618. Located in a 19th century palace with very modern decor. Double: $92-$122.

Lisboa Alif, Avenida Joao XXI; 795-2464, a brand new very elegant hotel with marble indoors and out, sky-top dining room and a cozy bar-lounge. One drawback, the rooms are small. 10 stories with the choicest rooms being 212,312,412, etc up to the tenth floor. Overlooks Lisbon's bullring. Double: $100, probably the best bargain in town!

Lisboa Carlton, 56-62 Avenida Conde Valbom; 795-1157. Located on a tree-lined residential street. The 72 rooms are brightly decorated, a contrast to the black and white marble lobby. The small, ground-floor dining room serves breakfast only at the present time. Double $152.

Presidente, 13 Rua Alexandre Herculano, 1100 Lisbon; 539501. On a busy street 1 1/2 blocks rom Marques de Pombal square. Simple, modestly furnished, but neat and clean. Single $43; double $52. March 16 to November single $70, double $87. Consumer Reports Travel Letter considers this a best buy in this price category.

Tivoli Jardim, 7 Rua Julio Cesar Machado, 1200 Lisbon; 539971. 4 star, off Av. da Liberdade, a sister hotel to the Tivoli Lisboa, slightly less elegant than the Lisboa but has all the amenities of the other hotel. Single $151, double $186. Consumer's Reports Travel Letter considers it an editor's choice.

Tivoli Lisboa, 185 Avenida da Liberdade; (351-1)530181. 800-777-5848 in US for reservations. 5-star elegant and luxurious. In the heart of the city with pool and tennis court. Also has a lovely terrace bar. Rooftop grill serves good food and has a great view. Single rooms about $197-$235; double about $220-$280. April through December Single is $250 and Double is $303.

Lisboa Plaza, 7 Travessa do Salitre, 1200 Lisbon; 346-3922. 4-star, on an alley off Av. da Liberdade, very well located. Has a charming ambience. Single $148-$189, Double $170- $223. Rated an editor's choice by Consumer Reports Travel Letter.

Lisboa Sheraton, 1 Rua Latino Coelho, 1097 Lisbon; 575757; in US 800-325-3535. 5-star, somewhat remote, on a busy street east of Eduardo VII Park. Large and lively atmosphere. Single: $189-$379; double: $227-$417. Consumer Reports Travel Letter rates it an editor's choice.

Pensao Globo, 37 Rua do Teixeira, 1200 Lisbon; 346-2279. Behind the Port Wine Institute in the Old Town, cheerful and quiet. No private bathrooms. Double: $91.

Residencia Canada, 35 Av. Defensores de Chaves, 1000 Lisbon; 352-1455. Near Duque de Saldanha Square. Quaint, immaculate, rooms have bathrooms. Double: $53 to April 18; April 19 to January: Single $61, double $64.

Hotel Metropole, Rossio 30; 351-1-346-9164. Recently undergone extensive renovations. Has four-star quality at three-star prices. The 36 bedrooms feature large bedrooms with twenties and thirties antiques throughout. Be sure to request a balcony room overlooking Saint George Castle and the Rossio, the city's historic main square. Doubles: $74-$85.

HOTELS NEAR

Quinta Das Encostas, phone: 247-0056, next to Estoril, 20 minutes by train from Lisbon. A new hotel made from and 18th century manor house with only 4 guest rooms. It sits on 2 1/2 acres of shady gardens. enclosed by thick, whitewashed walls so that peace and quiet reign. Guest rooms, all facing the garden, are don in Portuguese country style. Guests get a key to the manor and you are welcome to relax in the TV parlor or the more formal drawing rooms. A romantic, luxurious ambience pervades. Double: $89 May through October; $64 November through April.