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Holiday Inn Express Lisbon – Av. Liberdade

One of the interesting things about leisure travel is that your pace changes. In the beginning you simply aim to settle and get over the homesickness. Soon after you just want to get out and explore, even if it means waking up at the break of dawn. After walking nearly 15 kilometers exploring Estádio José Alvalade, Estádio da Luz and surrounding areas, we had acquired the momentum to keep the adrenaline going. With the plans we had ahead of us, we were in need of a comfortable, cosmopolitan base that would also give us the option of quick and easy breakfasts. Holiday Inn Express Lisbon – Av. Liberdade was the perfect accommodation for all of our needs. Merely a 15 minute walk (and 5 minute metro ride) from one of the main squares, this quirky hotel offers the possibility of stay for both business and leisure travelers.

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I always love to be surprised by the interiors of a hotel. Part trendy and part professional, Holiday Inn Express was the perfect start of a new leg of the trip.

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Seeing as I had some last minute school work to catch up on and quite a bit of photo editing to do, my work was made easy with their high speed wi-fi and spacious working space (a cup of hot tea can always help as well ;P). Room service was always speedy and the times we had questions about sights to explore, their staff were always willing to go out of their way to offer us some tips.

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Whenever we look for a place to stay, a view overlooking the city is something we always strive for. Our days seemed to start with the city buzz and end with the twinkling of building windows across the street.

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By this time in our trip, we were in the groove of having a quick early breakfast and then setting off on our day. Our journey would begin at Praça Rossio, reachable by foot from the hotel. The cobblestone square, the many pastelarias (pastry shops) and, of course, the buzz of the city’s main avenue, Avenida da Liberdade were all calling our name. A buffet breakfast including fruit, bread, cereal, yogurt (and Nutella!) was therefore the perfect kickstart to our day.

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Pictured above: Praça Rossio and some pastel coloured houses we passed along the way.

Holiday Inn Express Lisbon – Av. Liberdade is located on R. Alexandre Herculano 40, 1250 Lisboa.

Hoping you’ll get to make this your next stay,

TM

*Thank you to Holiday Inn Express Lisbon – Av. Liberdade for welcoming us as guests. All opinions are my own.*

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The Homemaker's Life is a Montreal-based creative lifestyle blog for the avid do-it-yourselfer, creative individual and travel devotee. Realizing how sweet of a friend simplicity is really changes you. It drops you into a place of pure creativity and endless possibility. It satisfies our primal need to work with our hands. Since being married in 2014, I've been interested in things that help me decorate my soul and in seeing the process. This blog was created for the everyday girl. Welcome to the Homemaker's Life! It's going to be a bumpy ride. ''When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Colossians 3:4 KJV Love, TM

5 Comments

  • The pictures uploaded to your blog are very nice. Just a lovely place! Tiredness of today was blown away! Thank you!

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  • I love your travel pictures. Lisbon is on my bucket list, because I heard so many good things about it being mentioned on podcasts.

    Is Lisbon a good destination for families and tourist alike? Or is it a more of a “lifestyle” kind of city where there are no tourist spots?

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    • Hi Lea! One thing I loved about Lisbon is that there weren’t 10+ different super touristy landmarks to see unlike some other tourist destinations, so your day goes at a much slower pace, I think! What mostly attracts tourists is top of the hill viewpoints, the castle, the Santa Justa elevator and the yellow trams (which are all over the city anyways). So, I would say, ”tourist spots” are much more dispersed!

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  • I love your travel pictures. Lisbon is on my bucket list, because I heard so many good things about it being mentioned on podcasts.

    Is Lisbon a good destination for families and tourist alike? Or is it a more of a “lifestyle” kind of city where there are no tourist spots?

    Reply

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