Extremely comfortable and soothingly calm, the rooms are nothing too fancy, but are well maintained so that they are always in pristine condition. Every room has an enlarged photograph of a city scene or an iconic Portuguese aspect on the back wall, which may not be everyone's cup of tea, but aren't all too intrusive either; our photographer's room had a purple tinted image of a large fountain and mine had rows of Fado instruments. Each of the six floors has a theme.
The rooms are divided up between four categories: 'Xssential', 'Xpanded', 'Xecutive' and 'Xplendid'. The first category is the smallest at 14m2, whereas the Xpanded and Xecutives come in at a roomier 22m2. Lastly is the suite, which is located right under the sloping roof of the house and measures 35m2.
All rooms (with the exception of the suite), comes with three different types of views to choose from: street, rooftops or riverfront. Every room has mounds of charm and despite the sparse furniture and frills in the crisp décor; they are cosy and have all the expected mod cons such as a flat-screen television, mini-bar, safe and even iPod docking stations. Our favourite room was the Xpanded riverfront, due to it being spacious, the gorgeous view and the unusual bathroom. A-Every room has a silver capsule bathroom in the room, which we loved. The bathrooms added a futuristic touch, and the delicious-smelling environmentally friendly Parisian Sampar toiletries were a great bonus.