Now here's something interesting. Ready? The Epic SANA hotel has no view towards the castle, or downtown, or any part of the historic centre.
That's a pity – but to make up for it, it has an open air heated swimming pool in its ninth floor terrace, from which you can see the river at a distance. Everything in life has its downside, and the Epic SANA's is that it is missing that “little bit extra” to be perfect.
At a time when Lisbon's hotel business turned towards smaller, more intimate boutique hotels, the SANA Group parked right next to the Amoreiras a five-star giant with a surprisingly warm and family-style customer care, as if to prove that size really doesn't matter.
The 291 rooms and suites are a luxury proposition. Their minimalist décor highlights their generous size and spaciousness, making their king-sized beds the centre of attentions. Bathrooms are also worthy of mention, with their huge showers and tubs, so large you will feel like soaking in a bath all day long and fall asleep (we're not saying that's what happened, but we're not saying it didn't either). If you are looking for the perfect evening, on your way to the rooftop to watch the sun set on the Tagus river take a break at Sayanna Wellness Spa, with its panoramic inner swimming pool, sauna, Turkish baths, gym and massage parlour.
If you feel like a drink, you have two choices: go up to the swimming pool bar or down to Onyx, at the lobby. Both serve light meals and snacks throughout the day. For a real meal, Flor the Lis restaurant caters to every taste, with traditional à la carte dishes and a tasting menu devoted to coastal fish and shellfish with a good selection of regional wines.
|Venue name:||EPIC SANA Lisboa Hotel||Contact:|
Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco, 15
|Transport:||Metro Marquês de Pombal.|