Time Out says
Enjoy classic accommodation in modern Lisbon near one of the city’s major transport hubs.
The Olissippo Oriente is located in Parque das Nações, a contemporary area developed for the World Expo ’98. From the hotel, you can walk along the river to get a dose of fresh air, jump on a cable car if you please, then hit the shopping centre or aquarium. Nearby is the architecturally magnificent Oriente railway station, which resembles a row of trees made from steel frames connected by glass panels. Back at the hotel you’ve got 182 rooms split over seven floors to choose from. Standard rooms come with king or twin beds, then suites also offer a living room and sofa plus park views. The soundproofed rooms have a slightly old school feel, with homely wooden furniture and patterned wallpaper meshed with a muted colour scheme of whites, browns and dusty pink. When you get peckish you can head to the As Descobertas restaurant for a traditional Portuguese dinner. A buffet lunch is served on weekdays, and there’s a well-stocked buffet for breakfast. Light meals are also served at The Oriente Bar, which has undergone a refurb and rocks a vintage style. On sunny days and warm nights you can hang out on the deck.
Location: The hotel is four kilometres from the airport and 200 metres from the Oriente railway station. Lisbon’s downtown area is reachable in around 20-30 minutes on public transport.
Oceanário de Lisboa: Lisbon has one of Europe’s most impressive aquariums, where fish, sharks and other sealife lazily drift in 5 million litres of water. Exhibits cover the Antarctic, Indian, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.
Centro Comercial Vasco da Gama: Shop ‘til you drop in this large shopping centre by the Tagus River.
Torre Vasco da Gama: As well as a shopping centre, explorer Vasco da Gama also has a tower named after him. You can ascend the 145 metres to admire a stunning view from the top.
Galeria Underdogs: This street art gallery is co-owned by ‘Portugal’s Banksy’, Vhils.
Casino Lisboa: You can stroll down to the casino f you’re feeling lucky or want to catch a concert or performance.
Good for: Business travellers will be well located in Lisbon’s financial district and can work from the in-room desks. Families will like the easy access to the aquarium.
Amenities: room service; free Wi-Fi; minibar; restaurant; bar; laundry service
Time Out tip: Purchase your tickets to the Oceanário de Lisboa online to avoid the queues.