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... imposing and awe inspiring at the same time. It is huge and the high roof is quite amazing. It is still being used for Masses but especially for weddings.
The next stop was the seaside town of Nazare, reminiscent of Surfer's Paradise or Santorini. The wide beach of almost white sand against the blue sky and houses sitting precariously on the edge of clifftop overhangs gave the immediate feeling of a holiday town - which is what this place ...
... style unique to Portugal and introduced during the reign of King Manuel in the late 15 th century. The inspiration for the style was the descriptions of Eastern buildings brought back by Portuguese conquerors of the East. The Monastery houses both archaeological and maritime museums as well as allowing tourists to visit the church and the cloisters (long queues so we settled for a coffee instead). Next we were taken to the Monument to the Discoveries erected in 1960 ...
... why the heck am I doing this,… for what… haha. Once I arrived in Lisbon I had so much trouble finding the hostel. Emma had told me I had to climb a hill and it would be right there so I had foolishly set off without printing a map of the location. I climbed up the hill, up, and up and up and up and it was not right there. I asked around 15 different people how to get to the hostel and once I
arrived I did a silent jig ...
... with washing facilities and a kitchenette. When the rain looked like it may have abated we ducked out to a little grocery store to get some supplies and managed to get completely soaked again in the next downpour! We stopped in to a little local wine shop and met a great guy called Francisco, he told us a lot abut local wines from this area and let us try some delicious white port. We bought a bottle to take back to our room and Francisco invited us ...
... the night club, which from the outside looked super suspicious, and drove away. We walked up to the bouncer at the door and asked to go in. "35 euros, each, and we close in 50 minutes"… :O… no way. So we started walking back towards town looking for a cab. We finally found one and asked for a club close to the beach. He took us to one that closed at 6am, perfect for us! In the end after a lot of time in the taxi we got to the place and had a really fun time. ...
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Handy for Metro
Hotel is 15-20 mins walk from main, shops, bars & restaurants but there is a metro station on the hotel's doorstep and it's only 2 & 3 stops to these areas. We got an all day unlimted journey ticket which only cost 3 Euro 30 cents - great value.
Hotel breakfast is the usual stuff, cereal, rolls, croissants, toast, tea, coffee, fresh fruit and there is also hot alternatives such as eggs, beans & sausage although i never tried the hot stuff. The hotel was fully booked the nights we stayed as Lisbon was full of Celtic supporters but there was plenty of food availbale at breakfast and we were there at 9AM two hours after breakfast had started.
Our room was a twin room which was identical to a photograph on most travel websites - i never normally get a room like the ones you see in the photos.
Room had Aircon, which we needed as it was over 70 degrees, even though it was the start of November.
If I return to Lisbon I would defintely consider staying at this hotel again and would therefore recommend to others.
Loved the Hotel Parking
There is ample parking under the hotel and the car park entrance is next to the reception. Make sure you get your ticket validated when you book in. The lift service is great because you can access the car-parking, restaurant, reception, bar and rooms from one lift. The staff were friendly and helpful and the hotel was very clean and comfortable. Our room was small but suited our needs. The hotel is situated next to the very busy Marques de Pombal roundabout so if you are driving make sure you have your wits about you when negotiating it! The Hotel Fenix is an excellent hotel and we would stay there again.
Hotel Fenix is a comfortable buisness class hotel , very clean ,buffet style breakfast ,room service and bar.The only crticism was the room we had was small,however, the amount of time we spent in it did not make it a big problem,the hotel is a little far from the main tourist areas,Bairro Alto,Chiado,but being right on a metro stop it was very easy and extremley good value to get around,if using the metro do get a day pass as it covers all transport,aall in all we were very pleased with our choice of hotel.
Typical metropolitian style hotel
Hotel is in good location but a bit of a walk to get to the main area.
Average style hotel. The breakfast was very disappointing, the platters were almost all empty. There was very little shower pressure in the room - I could barely wash my hair. Parking is paid across the street, but difficult to get there. I would not stay here again.