Total washout today! I worry about British summer when rain falls incessantly like this. Hopefully it won’t last long and we can see our cheerful sunshine again tomorrow. Watching rain from our living room window this afternoon, a thought popped into my mind about visiting Lisbon this summer. We need to re-stock our Portuguese glassware soon, so travelling there might be a good idea….. Then then, when I was surfing the internet (of course out of boredom), I came across this beautiful former convent hotel in Lisbon!
Wow, this is totally beautiful. The York House Lisboa is located in the Lapa district, 10 minutes from downtown Lisbon. Apparently it used to be an old Carmelite convent that dates back to the 17th century. It is now wonderfully restored with pretty courtyard to enjoy outdoor dining. Look at this outside sitting area! Isn’t it beautiful? Ah, I can easily stretch out on this comfy sofa with a glass of wine…..
Interior too has been beautifully restored and rooms are all stylish. I love this superior room with nice wooden floor and beams. White walls remind me a bit of old convent, sure enough.
And look at this! Some of the rooms have a terrace overlooking the ocean. Now close your eyes….. do you hear the sea and and feel warm sun on your face? Certainly that’s what I am dreaming now on this rainy day.
The York House Hotel Lisboa can be booked via their website or at Expedia. Expedia’s customer rating is “93% Very Good”, so visitors must have enjoyed this beautiful hotel. Time to go!