Moxy Lisbon City Center: good as a good Moxy

For my stay in Lisbon I chose a recently opened hotel: the Moxy Lisbon City (because there is a second Moxy more out of the way). Moxy is a lifestyle chain that we particularly like and that has never disappointed us. And then it adds a new hotel to the list of all the hotels we have tested in Lisbon.

Here is the list of articles related to this stay.

#TypeSubject
1FlightParis Orly-Lisbon, TAP, Business Class
2HotelMoxy Lisbon City Center
3RestaurantDown Under by Justin Jennings, Lisbon
4RestaurantElevador, Lisbon
5HotelSheraton Cascais & Resort
6HotelPenha Longa Resort, Sintra
7LoungeTAP Premium Lounge – Lisbon
8FlightLisbon- Porto, TAP, Business Class
9FlightPorto-Paris Orly, TAP, Business Class (Operated by Portugalia)

Booking

I booked a dozen days before my stay on the Marriott website and I chose a “Moxy” room (so standard) at 115 euros per night.

Location of the hotel

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It is located at the top of Avenida Liberdade, a few blocks from it. Not as central as the Fontecruz but a little less out of the way than the Sheraton Lisboneven though it’s a close call.

This also explains its price…

In any case this is not a problem: the walking distance to visit the city is reasonable and then there is Uber if necessary…

Arrival and check-in

I arrive quite late from the airport and, having done my check-in online, I go to the reception to get my key.

As always at Moxy, reception and bar are one.

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I was quickly taken care of.No real upgrade(but it seems to me that the hotel is almost full) but a “slightly larger” room on a higher floor.

I am also given a voucher for a house cocktail or drink, and I am ready to go to my room.

The general style of the hotel

Before going any further, let’s take a quick look at the property. What makes the charm and personality of Moxy is not really the rooms but the general design and the slightly offbeat tone.

Thus the lobby is a real living space with a strong personality.

An area to settle in and work.

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A co-working area.

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A table soccer and TV area.

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A lounge area.

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A self-service dining area that complements the snacks offered by the bar.

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And an area to eat or have a drink while sitting at the table.

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In addition to this, the always offbeat communication of the brand…

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And that’s it!

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The room

Nothing is more like a Moxy’s room than another Moxy’s room. It is sober, a bit minimalist but it does the job.

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Fortunately this room is a bit bigger than the standard one….because I have trouble imagining how it could be smaller.

However, it’s quite nice.

A bench to settle in.

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A totally unusable desk areawith a small shelf to put your computer and an uncomfortable beanbag if you have to work several hours.

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The bathroom is quite nice and functional.

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And that’s it!

A functional and pleasant room, rather nicely decorated. The bedding is good without being exceptional but it is a mid-range hotel.

The real criticism I would makeis the lack of a real desk and a real office chair which makes working there really not pleasant. Odd at a time when remote work is all the rage.

The hotel facilities

No gym, which is a shame.

The hotel has a rooftop pool that was closed during my stay.

Bar and restaurant

The bar is very pleasant and lively at aperitif time…and even later. The staff is adorable.

There is no real restaurant at Moxy but a self service and the bar which proposes reheated snacks (but generally very good as I could test it many times at Moxy Charles de Gaulle).

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Staff and service

Friendly, welcoming, smily.

Bottom line

The Moxy Lisbon City Center is a very pleasant and friendly hotel for an affordable stay in the Portuguese capital. Too bad the rooms are not really made to work in.

Bertrand Duperrin
Bertrand Duperrinhttp://www.duperrin.com
Compulsive traveler, present in the French #avgeek community since the late 2000s and passionate about (long) travel since his youth, Bertrand Duperrin co-founded Travel Guys with Olivier Delestre in March 2015.
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