Lisbon's major hotel clusters are usually along the historic centre/ Avenida da Liberdade axis, but here is a breath of fresh air.
The Luxe Hotel is not particularly outstanding in terms of quality or amenities, but it is located in a side street near the city's great melting pot, the Avenida Almirante Reis.
Unflashy, the Luxe Hotel has 50 classic rooms with a private bathroom, a lounge bar and a breakfast room with a long glass strip on the ceiling. The decoration is simple, modern and perfectly in line with the B&B type service. There is no swimming pool, no yard and no garden, but to make up for it you will be staying in Lisbon's future Soho, a neighbourhood where cultures from all corners of the world mix together.
You will find Indian jewellers, Nepalese grocery stores, Chinese restaurants and even a fusion market with foods from all over the world at the Martim Moniz square. On your way there you should drop by the renovated Intendente square for a drink at the Casa Intendente's terrace, or for an afternoon perusing the vintage crockery and toys at A Vida Portuguesa.