The Tivoli Jardim was the first hotel in the Tivoli Hotels & Resorts chain to open featuring the group’s revamped corporate image. Following substantial remodelling work the Tivoli Jardim reopened with 119 totally redecorated rooms, a new Olivier Avenida restaurant and redesigned meeting rooms and public areas. The total investment was more than three million Euros.
The concept for this four star hotel is focused on providing an experience of total comfort for guests within a contemporary design. The Tivoli Jardim team is tasked with ensuring that the hotel can offer a superior service complementing its unique location, and where a cosmopolitan feel merges with nature. The restaurant is led by famed Chef Oliver, and carries his name, the Olivier Avenida.
The project for the hotel was based on an innovative concept of contemporary design, and elegant but accessible luxury. The source of inspiration for the theme is derived from the trees and flowers surrounding the hotel. Its interior design and architecture was created by leading firm Branco sobre Branco.
Tivoli Hotels & Resorts is part of Espirito Santo Hotels. The group currently has 13 properties in mainland Portugal and the island of Madeira. With more than 70 years of history in the hotel business, the Tivoli brand applies a refined experience to meet current market demands; they have evolved through crises and market recoveries before, each time proving that quality product offerings endure with strength.
Tivoli Jardim is very well located, and the reputation of Olivier Avenida is deserved: the restaurant is excellent. If you plan to vary your eating opportunities a little, the hotel is is also very convenient for the discovery of great lunch and dinner venues.
With an underground station only two minutes by foot, and the commercial and historical centre a ten minute stroll along Liberdade Ave. Close to the hotel entrance there is a Europcar agency where we rented a car to visit Estoril, Cascais and Sintra. These small details, an excellent location to pick and return the car for example, made for a very relaxed stay.
The hotel backs onto the Tivoli Five Star Hotel, they both share the swimming pool and garden area. The hotel room is very practical, comfortable. The superior room we experienced had an excellent king size bed and the television set is huge – well, one can’t be strolling around the streets of Lisbon all day and night!
Decor is modern, grey and black, using very large mirrors to add light throughout the room. The bathroom is pleasant, adequate, but we missed details such as a shaving mirror, body milk and towel robes. The soap and shampoo are a little scarce if like to luxuriate away from home. On the other hand, you have tea and coffee facilities and a complete mini-bar, so you can reload all life’s little toxins with ease.
Some rooms enjoy a private terrace, and though the view is to the parking area, this would be very welcome during the summer months. The business centre is narrow, but it’s the only place where you can get Wi-Fi connection – Americans now consider free Wi-Fi as a necessity, not a luxury, so it shouldn’t be too long before this changes.
And finally, the staff, remarkably kind, the breakfast buffet, delicious. A good hotel, at a sensible price, for that business trip to Lisbon? Yes, EBX Recommends…