Holiday Inn Lisbon
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... 8221; and the people who worked there were young and very excited to have a group of college students come through since it was off-season. From our room we had a balcony that looked out onto the Tagus River and we were able to go on the roof.
The next morning we enjoyed a free breakfast at the hostel and they even took us on a free walking tour. Had we not stayed in the Oasis Mansion I don’t think we would have even known what ...
... it is also commonly used as a means of transport to bypass the hills to get to Bairro Alto. If only I’d known before!
I took the lift, after waiting in a queue for some time, but was disappointed to see that where we got off was not at the viewing platform. In order to get to the viewing platform you had to pay to go up some stairs. Now, these 'stairs’ were such a narrow spiral staircase that even a child would have had difficulty fitting ...
... the Campo Pequeno. What a disappointment. The structure looked impressive on the small map we were carrying around, and while it did look interesting, it was nothing great; certainly not enough to warrant almost an hour of hunting. Not only was it a disappointment, but we weren't even able to figure out exactly what it is. Having taken my one photo to justify the stop, we took the tram back to the hostel, where we hung out for a ...
... things: walks, trying to go for runs then walking instead, sitting in the sun, staring at the water, laying in the grass, stealing herbs that grow in the gardens, taking photos, having people talk to you and staring at them blankly because you don’t speak their language, skateboarding if you know how, bike riding if you have one, and especially drinking at the Republica das ...
... structure. An internal elevator takes you to a small rooftop where you have commanding views of the church, the Tejo River, and Lisbon’s copy of the Golden Gate Bridge. Each side of the exterior of the monument has very large statues that speak to the team effort that led to Portugal’s successful voyages of exploration. On one side Prince Henry the Navigator is facing the water, followed by kneeling kings, soldiers, financiers, and priests. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Lisbon
Great value for money
More than I expected from a Holiday Inn. The rooms are clean and modern and great value for money. I had a junior suite which came with a really good sized bathroom and very comfortable bed but located on the main road, which although was much quieter at night was quite noisy during the day. Breakfast was of good standard, usual buffet, but the evening restaurant meal was poor standard. Staff friendly and extremely helpful and polite. Located close to one of the main shopping streets and the metro which for 70C takes you directly to the old town.
Excellent Value for Money
Excellent value for money hotel. Located outside the central toruist area of town but close and handy for the metro - word of warning make sure you get a map of the area around the hotel from reception we got Very Very lost on way back on the first night because of following the intersting Lisbon Bus Stop maps. We later found out we were very close to a stop on the "blue" line sightseeing bus tour!!
All staff and facilities excellent top marks for "Carlos" at the bar who already had our Super Bocks on order for our usual 8.00pm pre departure drinks. Breakfast - excellent. A good choice and availability.
Word of warning to families/young women on their own -the hotel did seem to find itself in a red light district with women every 100mtrs on surrounding roads late at night and opposite a "gentlemans club" -neither of interest or a problem to us but may offend/cause issues for others.
All in all a hotel of the standard to be expected of Holiday Inn at a reasonable price (if booked in advance) Would highly recommend to others.
Just stayed a night at the hotel.
The view from the 10th floor were magnificent.
Execellent helpfull english speaking staff.
not to far from metro.
Nice hotel room!
I stay there for 3 nights in April 2004. I booked for a single room, and got a double room (2 double beds in fact). Everything was new. The room and the bathroom were spacious. The staff was very helpful. I could not connect to the internet, and the receptionist came to help straight away. It was my computer's problem than theirs.
The breakfast was standard, lots of fruits to choose from as well.
The location is easily reached from the airport by bus and to other places by metro.
A great hotel at a great location
I have stayed in this hotel about 20 times now (over the last 8 years or so both for business and pleasure), and I always love it! In 2004 I stayed there 5 times! The rates when you book direct on the web are great (I usually pay between €60 and €70 excl. breakfast).
Lisbon is a great city and when you stay in this hotel you'll notice immediately one of its great advantages. The taxi from the airport to the hotel takes less than 15 minutes and should cost no more than about €7 which means that in less than half an hour after you picked up your luggage from the conveyor belt, you could be relaxing by the pool.
The rooms are spacious, the staff friendly and helpful and even when I leave my room real late, let's say 13.00 hrs, when I come back the room has been serviced. There is a swimming pool on the roof which is small but at least there is one.
The hotel does have a breakfast buffet (around €10) but I usually take breakfast a few blocks away from the hotel where there is an cafe with terras where you can have some rolls or pastries, fresh orange jus and a beautiful expresso for less than €5. Directions: Turn right when coming out of the hotel, turn right again at the the corner of the street past the wee shop, cross the street and take the first on your left. It's at the end of that street on your right.). There is also a wee bar where locals have lunch, watch footbal and have a coffee or a draft beer. Directions: Coming out of the hotel turn left into the narrow street, the pasteleria is 20 meters down the street on your right. In these places expect to pay around €0.65 for a small draught beer and around €0.50 for a beautiful expresso.
There are also some good typical portuguese restaurants within easy walking distance. Directions: cross the street from the the hotel and go right, turn left at the corner. Walk up to the second set of lights, there's 1 diagonal on your right (Duas Amazonas) and there a good few on the street walking straight on).
All in all, if you want to stay somewhere where it is comfortable, relaxing and still for less than 5 Euro taxi drive (tarif 1) to the main sights and squares, this is the hotel for you!
My wife and I (on AARP rate) stayed two nights in May 2005 at the Lisbon Holiday Inn. We were given (at the same low rate) a beautiful, two-room suite that was the most spacious quarters we have ever had in Europe! The front desk was most helpful in answering questions. And the hotel is immaculate. It is located in a fairly nice neighborhood halfway between a major blvd. and several technical univeristy buildings. The parking garage is under the hotel and costs nearly 12 euros a night (one can unpack from the garage and take an elevator directly to your floor). There are a few temporary spaces in front of the hotel for unloading or getting directions (you will need them) to the parking garage. We did not use the hotel breakfast (11 euros per), so no comments on its quality. Both Metro stations are about 3-4 blocks way (a minor downside) but there is a
supermarket (for wine and goodies) near the Saldanha station. The other is the Alameda station.
Without praise or blame
We stayed at this hotel for two nights: the hall is elegant, the room quite spacious, the bathroom spotless, with a great shower, but the bed was a queen bed, very very small (you can consider it a big SINGLE bed...).
Breakfast is quite poor, I expected another standard from holiday inn...however you get what you pay for: we found on ich hotel web site a good rate, 70 euro/room w/breakfast, and it was worth this value.
We had a lovely overnight stay at this hotel. The surroundings were nice--not too far a walk (about 5 blocks) from the Saldanha Metro stop. The hotel itself had a beautiful, spacious lobby, and our room was huge. The bathroom and particularly the shower were fabulous (especially welcome after a hideous experience at the Residencial Luanda in Tomar).
The staff was very friendly and helpful. We had to leave at 4 a.m. to catch a flight, and they were great about the wake-up call and getting us a cab. Check-out was smooth and easy. All in all, I would highly recommend this hotel.
My family and I stayed at the Holiday Inn in August 2004. It is an excellent four-star hotel with rooftop pool, gym, decently-priced restaurant and good bar. The rooms are stylish and comfortable with excellent views of the city. Although a few minutes from the heart of Lisbon by metro this hotel has everything you need for a memorable stay in the Portugese capital.
Remodeling successful; great trip
My family stayed at the Holiday Inn Lisbon (in two rooms) between the 19th and 26th of April. We were very pleased with the hotel. Extensive remodeling was still in process; some of the floors had not yet been completed. The remodeling resulted in a functional and attractive facility. We were quite impressed by the comfort and furnishings of the room. Our experiences with the bar and the restaurant were also very good. Staff - desk, restaurant, and housekeeping - were friendly and helpful. Taxis were always available, and the fares to the downtown attractions reasonable. The walk to the Metro station and nearby restaurants wasn't onerous. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking to spend some time in Lisbon, either for business or pleasure.