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How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Amazonia Lisboa Hotel Lisbon
Tolles Hotel. Lage Lage. Etwas von der Hauptstraße entfernt, aber nah genug in einer ruhigen Wohnstraße. Sauberes Zimmer von angenehmer Größe mit Badezimmer. Echter Föhn. Frühstück war super. Sehr hilfsbereites Personal. Alle Fahrten mit Abholservice vom Hotel. Metro 4 Blöcke weiter. Bus 2 Blöcke. Sehr schöner Park, 1 Block. McDonalds und gute Restaurants um die Ecke. Einziger Nachteil ist ein kleiner Hügel. Mit dem Taxi nach oben für weniger als 3 Euro. Übernachten Sie nicht direkt in der City und buchen Sie in diesem Hotel. Das Stadtzentrum ist ziemlich staubig und schmutzig. Sanierungsbedürftig. Es ist sehr schön, am Abend wieder hierherzukommen. Sehr sichere Gegend.
Es war unsere erste Reise nach Portugal und Lissabon, deshalb haben wir im Internet nach einem guten Hotel gesucht. Aus vielen Möglichkeiten haben wir uns für das Amazonia entschieden und haben es nie bereut. Wir hatten ein sehr schönes Doppelzimmer mit Balkon zur Rückseite des Hotels (Poolseite) und konnten jeden Morgen die Sonne genießen. Das Zimmer war ausgezeichnet, und der Reinigungs- und Zimmerservice genau richtig. Das Personal war sehr hilfsbereit und freundlich, und es herrschte eine gute Atmosphäre im Hotel. Das Frühstücksbüffet war gut mit einem vielseitigen Angebot für jeden Geschmack. Die Umgebung des Hotels war sehr ruhig und friedlich mit einem kleinen Park in der Nähe, einer Grünfläche, wo man über einer Tasse Kaffee die Kinder beim Spielen oder die Hunde und Tauben beim Baden im Springbrunnen beobachten konnte. Wenn man Hunger hat, stehen verschiedene Restaurants zur Auswahl, und wenn man nur eine Flasche Mineralwasser oder etwas Schokolade braucht, gibt es auch einen kleinen Lebensmittelladen. Das Zentrum von Lissabon ist nur eine halbe Stunde vom Hotel entfernt, die Avernida de Liberdade herunter, und für den Rückweg (bergauf) ist die U-Bahnstation Rato nur ca. 5 Gehminuten vom Hotel entfernt. Das Bairro Alto ist auch in der Nähe des Hotels, am Rato vorbei und die Rue da Escola Politécnica hinunter. Geht man weiter in diese Richtung, kommt man zum Fluss. Wir kommen ganz bestimmt wieder.
Good inexpensive hotel close to Lisboa's center
I've stayed in Amazonia Lisboa Hotel in May of 2005 for 4 nights.
Location: The hotel is located not far away from the center of the Lisbon(meaning from Baixa, old town, areas near the river, etc). It is only 4 stations away using the subway OR about 15 minutes using any of the buses available in that area.
From the airport to hotel: About 20 min to 30 minutes depending on the time/day...could be some traffic. Use the taxi with vouchers from the airport...inexpensive...about 15 Euro.
Getting from the hotel to the subway/bus stops: It takes about 10 minutes to walk from the hotel to Rato subway station(from the hotel entrance, turn right, on the first intersection, make another right turn and walk all the way down the hill - you should see the street and Rato subway station sign). Or you could exit the hotel, turn right and walk for 1 and a half block, make a left turn, walk one block, make a right turn and walk all the way down to another subway station(and many buses).
Returning to the hotel: The problem would be going back to hotel: you really have to be in pretty good shape to walk up those hills....I would not recommend people with heart condition or any other serious health problems to walk back to the hotel...So taking a taxi would be highly recommended while going back to the hotel -it is really inexpensive and fast.
Hotel facilities: The hotel itself is in pretty good condition. Pretty big room(for Europe), good bathroom with a bath and a shower(plus bide..). Mini-fridge with soft drinks and beer(1.5 Euro per beer bottle). Two twin beds, few chairs, mirror, a 20 inch TV with about 30 channels including MTV, CNN, Skynews and BBC, A/C - you have to insert the room card key in the slot near the door in order to turn on the power in the room. You could ask for a room safe key downstairs(they will ask for a 15 Euro returnable deposit..). The furniture is in good shape, they clean the room every day - you have to put the special label on the outside of the door.
Food in the hotel: Buffet breakfast is included in the room rates(at least the package I've got using Expedia). It includes two varieties of ham, two varieties of cheeses, scrambled eggs, mini-sausages, variety of breads, fruit salad, fresh fruits(bananas, apples, oranges, pineapples, kiwi), yogurt, coffee(I would recommend cappuccino from the machine), three fresh juices(orange, pineapple, passion fruit). The breakfast room is not very fancy...people from different countries, service is pretty fast and good. It opens from 7Am until 11AM. There is also a restaurant in the hotel - you have to step outside and walk few yards to the left of the exit - you should see the entrance to the restaurant...I would call it a cafe..more than a restaurant... BUT the restaurant is closed on Saturday and on Sunday...
Lisbon the city: Lisbon is a great city but if you like walking -be prepared to walk up and down all the time. The streets are very hilly....long steep walks up and down even in the center of the city... Very nice 'old town' center of the city with beautiful buildings/squares, coffee shops and shopping places.
Prices: if you visited the Portugal/Lisbon 5-6 years ago, you would be unpleasantly surprised now: the prices are pretty high compare to those days few years ago. It is partially due to the dollar/euro ratio and partially due to switching to euro in Portugal. It is very hard to find any bargains in Lisbon in terms of cloth/food/shoes, etc. Also, I didn't find seafood to be really good in Lisbon..but maybe I am spoiled by New York places...you could find best of the best in NYC...especially the seafood.
Food near hotel: I would not give many recommendations in terms of food near the hotel, but 'emergency' places step out of the hotel, make a right turn, walk straight for two blocks, then turn right and walk down the street - you should see McDonalds on the right site...If you pass the MCd and make a left turn, walk one block...you should see 'Telepizza' place on the right side/second floor of the building. This place is open until 12:00AM and they make great...really great pizza...and inexpensive....Also, there is a small restaurant on the first floor of the same building.
Hotel Reservations: I've booked the hotel for about 70 Euros per night(including breakfast) using Expedia. The rates listed in the hotel lobby were from 100 Euros per night.
Overall: inexpensive 3.5 stars hotel in good location with good service.
Everything as expected.
It was our first trip to Portugal and Lissabon so we searched the net for a good hotel. Among a lot of possibilities we choosed the Amazonia and we never had to regret.
We got a very fine double room with a balcony to the backside of the hotel (pool side), and could enjoy the sunshine every morning. The room was excellent and cleaning and service was just fine.
The staff was very helpful and kindly, and there was a good atmosphere.
The breakfast buffet was fine with a good variety of stuff, suited to satisfy almost everyone.
The surroundings of the hotel was very quiet and peaceful with a little park nearby, a green spot where you could enjoy a cup of coffee looking at the children playing or dogs and doves bathing in the fountain.
If you get hungry there are several restaurants to serve you, and if you just need a bottle of water or some chocolate you can also find a small grocery.
The centre of Lisbon is only half an hour away, down Avernida de Liberdade and when you want to go home (up the hill) the metro station Rato is only 5 min. walk from the hotel.
Bairro Alto is also close to the hotel, passing Rato and down Rue da Escola Politécnica. If you continue in this direction you will end by the river.
We will certainly come back again.
Am I at the right hotel
After reading the review and seeing that the hotel had a 3.5star rating decided to give it a go but was very dissappointed. Hotel reception is very nice and the people working there were very friendly and helpful however, once past reception it is a different story the hotel is very tired shabby and dirty not something that I expected. My room was like a jail cell with only one small window to let in light and a single hard bed that did not make for a good nights sleep. I found the pool area to also be in poor condition there doesn't appear to much upkeep there either. I stayed over a weekend and was rather supprised to find that they close the hotel restaurant over weekends! there is very little to eat locally unless you want Macdonalds each night not the best of situations.
The only positive thing would be the location which is perhaps a 30min walk from the heart of the city but not enough of a good thing to make me stay there again.
great Hotel. Location Location. Just out of the main drag but close enough on quiet residential street. Clean, decent size rooms and bath. Real hair dryer. Breakfast was great. Very helpful staff. All tours pick up at hotel. Metro 4 blocks. Bus ,two blocks. Lovely park, one block. Mc Donalds and fine restaurants around the corner. Only negative is a slight hill. Taxi up hill, less than 3 Euros. Opt out of the center of town and choose this hotel. The town center is quite dusty and grubby. Needs renovation. It's a relief to return here at nite. Very safe area.
This hotel was definitely a pleasant surprise for my trip to Lisbon. I went there expecting an average 3* hotel. What I got was a hotel that in many ways is better than some 4* hotels I have visited. Where do I start from? First of all, the pictures I saw online do not do it justice. It is very spacious, especially the rooms. There was enough room for another two double beds in the bedroom. Extremely clean, comfortable, cosy... I felt welcome immediately. The hotel staff were very friendly and attentive (from opening doors to calling the lift). The breakfast was modest but complete. I didn't feel that there was anything essential missing from the buffet. The swimming pool was very clean and a refreshing change in the summer but don't expect anything big. The lounge was also very nice and spacious. The hotel is located within walking distance to the city centre, but for those who like the easy ride, the Rato metro station is a 3 minute walk from the hotel. There are plenty of restaurants nearby and the huge and modern Amoreiras shopping centre where you can find ANYTHING from cinemas to clothing to gelaterias. The ride between the airport and the hotel was more or less 20 minutes during day time and 15 minutes in the early hours. I recommend taking a taxi to the hotel from the airport due to the city's hilly structure (unless you're travelling extremely light). It costs 13 Euros per taxi using a voucher from the tourist information desk. My stay at the hotel was undoubtetly a great start to my visit in Lisbon. Definitely going back on my next trip to Lisbon.
Loved the staff and the hotel
We were very pleased with the quality of the hotel given the price range. The lobby was very attractive, and the rooms were good size by European standards. The entire hotel was kept neat and clean. It is also close to 2 Metro stops and numerous bus stops. The buffet breakfast was excellent with a good selection of foods. The staff went out of their way to be helpful. When we came back to the room the first day, we found out that the heater did not work. Five minutes after calling the front desk, we were in a new room. They also helped us navigate the city, arranged a car for us to rent, made reservations for us at restaurants, and confirmed our flight home. All of this was done promptly and cheerfully. We would gladly stay there again.
A pleasant surprise
I basically booked this hotel blind at the last minute and struck lucky with price, standard and location. An easy and direct bus ride from the airport, near to a main metro hub and near to good bus routes the hotel was in a good location. A tip though; if you have heavy bags take a cab as the hotel is up a bit of a cobbled hill from the bus and metro stops.
The lobby area is smart, the staff welcoming and informative. The ladies at the check-in desk went out of their way to arrange for me to see Fado (try it!) and managed to book me a table at a busy restaurant.
The rooms are bigger than average for this part of the world with decent bathrooms, satellite tv, mini bar (at reasonable prices) and an in room safe and hairdryer. Breakfast was a good and varied buffet with both hot and cold food with an abundance of fruits available. A taxi ride to the old quarter will cost less than 5 euros.
I enjoyed my stay here and would certainly return.