Hotel Dom Carlos Park
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... from the tiled sidewalks of Belém like a white drip-sand castle viewed from afar. As you near it, however, you’ll be blown away by the incredible detail in every corner, arch, door, and statue. King Manuel I built this present-day UNESCO world heritage site as a thank-you to God for Portugal’s success on the seas and in various foreign lands from Africa to Asia to South America. It served as the explorers’ final stop before leaving ...
... us, we headed to the lobby to meet our new friends (from High Point University in North Carolina) feeling just a tad bit sleep-deprived.
After getting a little nap on the 45 minute highway drive to Sintra, we arrived in the small historic town feeling slightly rested and ready for the day. For the next 2 hours, we toured the small town and surrounding gardens, learning the history of the town and hearing the various historic myths. After a small taste ...
... phone would only connect if he hung out the window.
Not quite sure what I was anticipating in Lisboa, but certainly was surprised at how run down the whole city appeared. There was only scattered evidence of the decorative tiling which I had been expecting. Took the explorer tourist bus around the city and out to Belem. In Belem, we decided to walk between Torre de Belem - Belem Tower, and Padrao Dos Descobrimentos - Monument ...
... my loneliness by doing some work. When that didn’t succeed Caitlin and I took a series of buses to the other end of town – to the tile museum. The museum itself was interesting but not worth the long bus trip. What made the whole experience memorable was the location of the museum, the Madre Dios Church, a baroque church, with perhaps appropriately, blue and white tiled walls. Unfortunately the church was dark ...
... impressive, but also slightly weird, with its part yellow, part pink and part tiled facade. We looked like idiots, as we were the only tourists with audio guides and were running around with a bat-shaped thing pressed to our ear. But the best part- the garden. The whole surroundings were planted and designed to look like a forest, this immidiately enchanted us and we set off and got lost in the fairy forest. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Dom Carlos Park Lisbon
My husband and I enjoyed our four nights at the Dom Carlos Park Hotel during the Christmas period in 2004 and also our one-night stay in January 2005. Staff updated us to a junior suite in December because of low occupancy during the holidays. They also surprised us with a bottle of Port and two cakes on Christmas Eve. Our immaculate room on a floor reserved for nonsmokers overlooked the street, but there was virtually no noise. The buffet breakfast was good.
Nice place to stay
My wife and I, our daughter and her husband, and our younger son each had rooms at the Dom Carlos Park on 13 November 2004 following a cruise on Oceania's Insignia. We were very pleased with the hotel even though it is somewhat modest, and were particularly pleased with the staff. Everyone there was friendly, helpful, and courteous. The location is quite good. Very close (walking distance) from many places of interest, and also a short walk from bus and metro stations. The included breakfast was good and well presented. I'd not hesistate at all to stay there again, nor to recommend it to my friends.
Good value - nice property
We booked two rooms in early May at the Dom Carlos. It's a pleasant little hotel in a reasonably good location. Metro service is nearby and restaurants are available in the neighborhood. The in-hotel breakfast service was well done with a good variety of fresh fruits, breads, and meats. Rooms are moderately large and ours was quiet, though the church bells make any daytime sleep challenging. Staff was friendly and knowledgable about the city. We paid E-122 per night which seems to compare favorably for the area.
Ideal in every way
Consulted Tripadvisor and rough guide for a clean, safe hotel in central Lisbon for a weekend away with my wife. Everything perfect.
Central to walk or take excellent Metro service. Hotel staff gave fantastic suggestions for where to go and not go. Great value for money. What more can be said..we will be back.
I have stayed at a few locations in this area over the years and the Hotel Dom Carlos is my favorite. The rates are reasonable. The rooms are clean. They are well insulated from interior sound (stayed at another in hotel in the area and the walls were paper thin). You are within a block from the subway, bus stop, and bank. The desk staff had pretty good command of the English language. The complimentary breakfast is EXCELLENT. If you're in the area for lunch, I'd suggest going to the cafe in front of the hotel on the right side (looking at the road)...sorry, the name escapes me. There are other good cafes in the area but it would be too confusing for you to read since I can't recall any names (will write them down on my next trip ;-)...the only other I remember is about 10 minutes away via cab...Tico Tico...my favorite place to eat. The only draw back I experienced at Hotel Dom Carlos (and the others) was street noise...whether the windows are open or closed. However, staying on a higher floor will lessen that problem....it helped us. Enjoy your stay!