Looks like you’re in for a lovely stay lounging sky high over Lisbon – and so this is it: The Hotel Tivoli Oriente Lisboa

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The Sky Bar on top of Hotel Tivoli Oriente Lisboa. © Minor Hotels

Lisbon, Portugal (Weltexpress). The Hotel Tivoli Oriente Lisboa, as the name implies, is located in Lisbon, right next to the Estação do Oriente (East Railway Station), the focal point of the ex-Expo site, and stands out from today’s Parque das Nações like a few other near skyscrapers.

Among them is the 145-meter-high Vasco da Gama Tower, a steel framework construction that shines white in the sun of the south as if were a modern lookout tower. It was built to commemorate the Portuguese navigator Vaso da Gama, who discovered the sea route around the Cape of Good Hope to India. Unfortunately, after the expo an almost equally high luxury hotel joined the landmark, and let the two be regarded as a rather awkward looking couple.

A building of interest is also the Oceanário de Lisboa directly on the Tagus holding the largest aquarium in Europe. In addition, countless buildings in the field of culture and sports, as well as services and tourism are to be found in the district. Like, for instance, the grand Altice Arena where the fulminant Eurovision Song contest will be held on May, 12 in style.

This Park of Nations then, which was developed after the Expo 1998 to a new quarter of Lisbon, is now a meeting place for the Portuguese, especially natives of the capital, but also for all sorts of people from all over the world.

For them the Hotel Tivoli Oriente Lisboa offers a good opportunity for food and drinks, for stays and events.

The bar in the sky over Lisbon

It’s a real gem. It opens at 5 pm and offers a great view evening time and at night of much of the Portuguese capital, especially onto the new district of Oriente and the bay of the Tagus estuary. Guests can sit outside in the sun and indoors in the shade, taking the view and lounging on sofas or armchairs, chairs or bar stools. It’s a place to meet and be seen.
The range of meals and especially good drinks in the 360 degrees sky bar is really great. Sushi and Sunset is just one of many offers. The cocktails are gorgeous, they make you feel swell and in the right mood for whatever! The Sky Bar Oriente is a must by now.

The T-bone restaurant

Taking a look into the T-bone restaurant at the Tivoli Oriente Lisboa hotel. © Minor Hotels
Taking a look into the T-bone restaurant at the Tivoli Oriente Lisboa hotel. © Minor Hotels

Easy to reach on the ground floor and well known, because the T-Bones are: very tasty. The T-bone steak is served as a fillet on the bone and cut from the flat roast beef. Unlike the porterhouse steak, the T-bone steak is a bit thinner and weighs less. But even 600 grams are more than enough per person and meal, for sure!

The restaurant has a large glass front facing the street and looks bright and friendly. Inside it is covered with foliage, a glimpse of green within white as part of a sprawling city. In addition to meat, which also comes as a burger on the plate, pasta and salads are served as well as fresh fish. In the morning, the T-Bone restaurant is open for breakfast from 6:30 to 10:30 am. Lunch is from noon to 3 pm and dinner from 7 to 11 pm. Then there is still time for up to the Sky Bar right on top…

Staying overnight

Looks of a room at the Tivoli Oriente Lisboa hotel with view of the Tagus. © Minor Hotels
Looks of a room at the Tivoli Oriente Lisboa hotel with view of the Tagus. © Minor Hotels

The Tivoli Oriente in Lisbon offers best modern accommodations 297 rooms of different quality are available. Two executive suites plus six junior suites with Tagus-view, eight with Avenue-view and a junior suite with city view are therefor you to choose as well as 58 rooms overlooking the river, 80 overlooking the Avenue and 116 with views in direction of Lisbon city. Eight superior family rooms and a superior room with city view especially for disabled guests complete the range of rooms at this Tivoli.

Conferences in the hotel

Covering a total area of 1,200 square meters, the Tivoli Oriente Lisbon hotel offers space for meetings, events, conferences and congresses. Eleven highly functional rooms from 20 to 348 square meters can be used, and their equipment is excellent. The latest audio-visual and lighting equipment is available. From reception to the banquet hall with a capacity of up to 200 people, everything is there. And Wi-Fi is available 24 hours a day in all public areas, conference spaces and hotel rooms.

Fit and fun

The pool overlooks the futuristic Oriente Station at Hotel Tivoli Oriente Lisboa. © Minor Hotels
The pool overlooks the futuristic Oriente Station at Hotel Tivoli Oriente Lisboa. © Minor Hotels

If you want to keep fit, you can lift weights in the gym and sweat, or splash around in the heated pool for a few laps. A whirlpool, sauna and steam bath are also available. Be inspired by regarding the futuristic architecture of Oriente Station outside!

Check out is until noon, late check out possible, and check in from noon. And if you have to wait, best to enjoy lemonade in the lobby with a candy or coffee and cake in

Tivoli Café

It’s placed in front of the hotel. From there, the view sweeps over to the goings-on in and around Oriente station and on to the tall houses of the new Parque das Nações neighbourhood. The café is open from 7.30am to 9pm. Lots of time then to spend an hour or two in good spirits watching the world go by with a sandwich or a wrap. Now to wrap it all up: The four-star hotel is like heaven over Lisbon. Last not least, it is only a few stations away from the airport. Fly the skies and alight at the Sky Bar!

Hotel Tivoli Oriente Lisboa

Av. Dom João II – Nº27, Parque das Nações, 1990-083 Lisboa – Portugal, Phone: +351 218 915 100, E-Mail: reservations.portugal@tivolihotels.com, Web: tivolihotels.com

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Christopher Prescott based on a text by Ole Bolle.

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