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Palácio das Especiarias

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Overview of Palácio das Especiarias

Palácio das Especiarias

4.0 star property
4-star B&B with spa, near Rossio Square

8.6/10 Fabulous

333 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Bathtub
  • Bar
  • Spa
The price is €79
Price available on 11/12/2022
Rua da Horta Seca 11, Lisbon, Lisboa, 1200-221

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Lisbon Old Town
  • Rossio Square - 9 min walk
  • Commerce Square - 6 min drive
  • Santa Justa Elevator - 7 min drive
  • Lisbon Cathedral - 8 min drive
  • Castle of São Jorge - 16 min drive
  • Marquis of Pombal Square - 12 min drive
  • Belém Tower - 21 min drive
  • Lisbon Oceanarium - 27 min drive
  • Jerónimos Monastery - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Cascais (CAT) - 16 min drive
  • Lisbon (LIS-Humberto Delgado) - 28 min drive
  • Cais do Sodré Station - 8 min walk
  • Rossio Station - 9 min walk
  • Santos Station - 18 min walk
  • Pç. Luis Camões Stop - 1 min walk
  • Calhariz (Bica) Stop - 2 min walk
  • Largo do Calhariz Stop - 2 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station drop-off (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)


  • Os Bons Malandros - 2 min walk
  • La Brasserie de L'Entrecote - 2 min walk
  • Blend - 2 min walk
  • A Padaria Portuguesa - 2 min walk
  • O trevo - 2 min walk

About this property

Palácio das Especiarias

Palácio das Especiarias puts you within a 10-minute drive of Rossio Square and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 40 per vehicle. Guests can be pampered with spa services at the spa and grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. This upmarket bed & breakfast also features a bar/lounge, a terrace and a garden. The helpful staff and breakfast get good marks from fellow travellers. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Pç. Luis Camões Stop is steps away and Calhariz (Bica) Stop is 2 minutes.


English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 42 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 10:30 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking
  • Off-site parking within 164 ft (EUR 60 per day)
  • Street parking available


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*
  • Train station drop-off


  • Beach shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 8:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Bike hire


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1800
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Full-service spa


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Free stocked minibar

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Limited housekeeping

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the bed & breakfast's full-service spa, Tágides do Tejo Wellness & Spa. The spa is equipped with a sauna. The spa is open daily.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.00 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 13 years of age.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 40 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Train station drop-off service is offered for an extra charge
  • Beach shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


  • Parking is available nearby and costs EUR 60 per day (164 ft away)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance to request a room on a floor with elevator service.
Property registration number 40737/AL,40735/AL

Also known as

Palácio das Especiarias Lisbon
Palácio das Especiarias Bed & breakfast
Palácio das Especiarias Bed & breakfast Lisbon

Frequently asked questions

Does Palácio das Especiarias offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Palácio das Especiarias does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Palácio das Especiarias?
As of 1 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Palácio das Especiarias on 11 December 2022 start from €79, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Palácio das Especiarias?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Palácio das Especiarias?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Palácio das Especiarias?
No, unfortunately. However, there's street parking available.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Palácio das Especiarias?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 40 per vehicle roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Palácio das Especiarias?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:30 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at Palácio das Especiarias?
No, this bed & breakfast doesn't have a casino, but Lisbon Casino (27-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Palácio das Especiarias and nearby?
Palácio das Especiarias has a spa and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Palácio das Especiarias?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Restaurante BarAlto (3-min walk), A Tasca Do Chico (3-min walk) and Mini Bar (4-min walk).
What's the area around Palácio das Especiarias like?
Palácio das Especiarias is in Lisbon Old Town, a short 1-minute walk from Pç. Luis Camões Stop and 9 minutes' walk from Rossio Square. Travellers recommend the bed & breakfast for its central location.

Overall score and ratings






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10/10 Exceptional

Must stay here
I loved this hotel - I would absolutely stay here our next visit (and I almost never say that). Location is perfect. Walking distance to all neighborhoods, great food options nearby. The elegance of the house is incomparable, and the details, like live violin and piano music with breakfast and several fado evenings a week make this a perfect stay. Staff was so nice. We really loved our stay in the diamonte 5 room.
Michael, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic hotel
Fantastic hotel, great history, Ana and Luiz looked after me really well, brilliant location, comfortable bed, amazing history and the best breakfast - will definitely do again. Also the accompaniment of a great painting during mealtimes, was actually really lovely.
TARA, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

David, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

A Five Star Experience
The staff was wonderful. They are so proud of their hotel, which is beautiful. Carla Ruberio was the woman who helped us at check-in. She was so friendly and charming. She gave us a tour of the hotel and shared the history of it with us. The breakfast was outstanding!! Our room was clean, the beds were perfect and the air conditioning was made the room temperature perfect.
Andrew, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location and amazing harbor views.
Great location. Close to many of the top tourist locations including the commerce plaza, time out market, and many other locations. Beautiful and historic hotel. Definitely would stay here again.
Luke, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The view from our room on the third floor was great! Wish we had stayed longer.
Craig, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Stay here! ..just not the basement rooms.
The hotel is charming and beautiful. The location is perfect for walking and shopping around. The only qualm i had was that the rooms in the lower level (I was in basement basically) have no window and are very dark. Perhaps due to the location they were extreamly damn as well and had an air of mustiness when I returned. By the second day I had to keep the aircon on fulltime even when I left to try and dry out the air in the room.
michael, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Spice palace is right ... feeds all of your senses
This is an amazing property, filled with charm, and any pictures you do the space no justice. There is a lot of history and beautifully curated vignettes that touch on the past. Also, while I'm not a breakfast person, I prefer to just have a good cup of coffee ... the spread and the hosting of the breakfast is truly amazing. Love, love, love. My hotel only for Lisbon from now on. Oh, and wonderful location!
Michele, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful hotel! The team works so hard to make sure your experience is amazing. The hotel was recently renovated and looks like a Bridgerton house. I loved it.
Kristen, 1-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

The staff here tries hard, so management must be the problem. The rooms are beautiful to look at, but extremely user unfriendly. Uncomfortable bed, rubber pillows, no place to open a suitcase or put toiletries and towels; missing soap; TV the size of a computer screen; carafe of water but no coffee machine or mini frig. Our 3 nite reservation was screwed up, so we had to pack up each morning and change rooms, which was beyond inconvenient. The included breakfast was tasty and plentiful and the wait staff delightful. Apparently there is a gym and a Roman bath, but we were not inspired to try those, just to check out as soon as we could. For the cost of this hotel, we definitely would not recommend.
Nancy, 1-night romance trip
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