Welcome to the best One Star Hotel in Lisbon
An inspiring oasis
At Tings our main focus is the ambience: We want to create an oasis – a place that fulfills the basic needs for a hotel, but most importantly with an ambience so you can relax, feel at home and maybe meet other travelers. A place where ambience goes hand in hand with convenience, and attitude with consideration.
All our rooms have a good bed and attached bathroom – and besides that they are all very different – in style, size and price. But don’t expect a TV, laundry service and similar ‘items’ that generate the points you need to get Stars in the Portuguese Hotel Category System.
Instead we have a beautiful garden, places to relax, super fast internet, lots of international magazines, a common kitchen for foodies, home made bread for breakfast, 100 % cotton bed linen, unique art in all rooms and lounges, lots of music, and 24 hour staff.
The bonus is our beautiful cat that is very generous with her love. Unless of course you are allergic OR hate pets. But then again – you can’t please all travelers…
International and inspiring in all ways
Before we created our first hotel in Kathmandu we arrived in 2009 with 2 backpacks, 2 PCs, 2 mobile phones and a business plan for a small hotel.
We had absolutely NO experience in neither running hotels nor the hotel industry. But the previous 15 years we had stayed in more than 2,000 hotels around the world and knew exactly what we liked and what we don’t like. We had mentally bookmarked a handful of unique places we really liked. Helga’s Foley in Kandy, Sri Lanka, Xavier’s Country House in Chulumani, Bolivia, Chez Silvie in Yangon, Myanmar and a few other cozy hotel gems, we have stayed at around the world. All with an international crowed of world travelers, international hosts, inspiring international settings and inspiring in all ways. Exactly how we want Tings to be: A small inspiring oasis where travelers meet 🙂
Hope you’ll like it.
We can't - and don't want - to please all travellers!
Most of our guests love to stay at Tings while a few are complaining over all the things we are not.
As we are very open about what we are – and what we are not – and generously share our opinions, preferences and dislikes things we don’t want at Tings, its a mystery to us when guests complain about missing TV – its like people who complains about a menu without meat in a vegetarian restaurant: We don’t want TV in our hotel which we write where ever we can get away with it.
So for those who need a TV, a lift etc, it’s better for you – and for us – if you find the right accommodation for your taste.
But if you’re a free individual & independent traveler like us – who enjoy a local neighborhood close to downtown we’re looking so much forward to having you here at Tings in lovely Graça.
Thomas & Annette