An entire block is taken up by this ‘urban oasis’ tucked behind a period façade just off Avenida da Liberdade. The Santa Marta, winner of Green Hotel of the Year at the the 2014 European Hospitality Awards, employs sleek Scandinavian-style design across five colour themes, as well as feng shui princi- ples to soothe and energise. There’s a similar vibe in the rooms: next to the espresso machine and a range of organic teas stands bottled water that comes from the tap but is filtered on site (if you choose to pay, the money goes to the charity Pump Aid), and virtually all furniture and textiles are made locally.
Your complimentary newspaper comes via Wi-Fi to your mobile device, from a selection of more than 1,800, and desks are ergonomically designed to make the most of the space. Downstairs, the hotel’s compact spa is utterly Zen – you’d never guess that you were right in the city centre – and its jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bath are free to guests. There’s a stylish bar and a modern Mediterranean restaurant
|Venue name:||Inspira Santa Marta Hotel||Contact:|
Rua de Santa Marta, 48
|Transport:||Metro Marquês de Pombal.|