Based on the top hotels booked through GoLisbon.com, it seems that most Lisbon visitors (or at least GoLisbon clients) choose value for money first, followed by location, and easy access from and to the airport. By far the most booked hotel through the website was Golden Tulip Altis, located not far from downtown by public transportation, and with a 4-star service at very reasonable (even cheap) prices. Another factor that may lead to so many bookings is its average rating of previous guests, at 8.3 out of 10 at this moment. That’s exactly the same rating as the second most-popular choice, Radisson SAS Lisboa Hotel. It is another inexpensive 4-star hotel, and although located farther from the center of the city, it offers an airport shuttle service.
Coming in third was the Olissipo Castelo Hotel, a more romantic place around the corner from the castle. This was obviously the choice for those on a more romantic trip, looking for a cosy atmosphere in a central but quiet area. The current 9.2 rating after 206 reviews of past guests and the great price may also contribute to convincing visitors to book it.
The fourth most-booked hotel in 2008 was Hotel Veneza, located in a 19th century building in Avenida da Liberdade. This was a smart choice of those travelers who’ve done their homework and know that its location in the city’s main avenue will give them easy access to most of Lisbon’s attractions.
Concluding the top 5 is Hotel Botanico, also not far from Avenida da Liberdade and named after the city’s botanical garden nearby. It is an incredibly good value, with almost 200 reviews of guests giving it a rating of 8.6.