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The Martinhal Lisbon Chiado is a family orientated hotel located in Lisbon’s Bairro Alto district. The building opened its doors in 1855 and has been tastefully refurbished, without compromising the original 19th century architecture, to offer modern family living spaces.
There are 37 apartments within the hotel, each are fully equipped with a complete kitchen including a stove, dishwasher, fridge and basic crockery. The interiors are cool and collected, with a pastel colour scheme and modern Portuguese art dotting the walls.
M Bar is a cosy family café-come-lounge, offering buffet breakfast, an array of healthy homemade snacks and light meals for both lunch and dinner. The café is also home to a feature BMW (a hit with the little ones) which is a trademark toy of the Martinhal hotels. If you're heading out, stop for lunch at the Mercado da Ribeira (a famous market turned sophisticated food court) situated only a five minute stroll from the hotel.
When it comes to child care, parents have the choice between the Kids Club which covers ages from six months right up to early teens (from play mats to PlayStations), or in room babysitting services.
As the hotel sits in central Lisbon there's an abundance of things to see and do for the whole family. Ride the famous yellow trams around the city (or take a helicopter tour if you're all feeling adventurous), explore nearby museums, catch a concert at the Coliseum, or pay a visit to the cities ocean-aquarium and zoo.
Why we love it
The hotels Pyjama Club means parents can enjoy Lisbon's nightlife without worrying about rushing back to tuck in the tots.