Holiday Inn Lisbon - Continental
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Soon Wan and I got off to a good start with this charming city, having lunch (on the recommendation of our concierge) at the 'Gran Elias', a …
... After a huge mix up of communication with the lady organizing the tour, we found out that we had missed the pick up! We decided to take the city on ourselves and went for another walk! It was such a sunny and beautiful day and we ended up shedding our layers and soaking up some beautiful rays of sunshine! We walked along the smaller streets, saw some amazing street art and then made our way back to ...
... airplane toilet doesn't lull you off to sleep. Especially when the train spends at least half its journey time not moving - therefore not creating any other noise to block out the toilet noise.
However, we did get a table in the restaurant car and had a nice meal before heading back to our cabin for the night of no sleep.
Talk about chalk and cheese - then we arrived at the apartment we had rented in Bairro Alto and realised ...
... at a Brazilian restaurant. They had a nice little salad buffet with composed salads, spreads, and quiches. For dinner, we had black beans, rice, fried bananas, and all the meat we could eat. In fact, a server came by every couple of minutes with meat on a skewer, and carved it onto our plates. There was chicken, all kinds of beef, pork, sausage, and even grilled pineapple. For a mall meal, we were quite impressed.
As I was leaving the airport to walk over to the metro a couple from North America gave me a train pass thatºs good until tomorrow at 2 which is awesome so I have yet to figure out how to buy a metro pass, there's always tomorrow! The metro was simple to get onto, lots of great signage and everything is color coded and clean, not like Argentina. The only thing I wish it would tell you is what direction the train is headed, I'm a little messed up as to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Lisbon - Continental
Ich habe hier zusammen mit meiner Frau und meinem 16 Jahre alten Sohn gewohnt und wir fanden es alle sehr angenehm. Als wir ankamen, fanden wir heraus, dass man uns fälschlicherweise ein Doppelzimmer für 2 Personen zugewiesen hatte. Als ich aber durch unsere Reservierungsdurchschrift beweisen konnte, dass wir uns mit drei Personen angemeldet hatten, bekamen wir sofort eine komfortable Suite zugewiesen. Da hatten wir auch ein separates Zimmer für unseren Sohn dabei. Das Zimmer war Standard für das Holiday Inn, aber sehr sauber und geräumig. Die Lage war super, nur 2 Blöcke von der nächsten Metrostation entfernt. Die Angestellten waren freundlich und hilfsbereit und halfen uns gerne bei unseren Restaurantreservierungen. Schöne Unterkunft, guter Preis, wir würden wieder kommen.
Very nice modern hotel. Location isn't perfect, but this of course depends on where you want to go. It's a five minute easy walk to Campo Pequeno, a shopping center with a metro stop and several buses, including the airport shuttle.
Great hotel - would definitely stay again
We spent a week at the Holiday Inn Continental while attending a conference in Lisbon. The hotel was very clean, room decor was lovely, and the king-size bed was very comfortable. The water pressure in the bathroom was wonderful - I wanted to take the shower home with us:)))
Public areas (lobby, restaurant, coffee shop) were spacious and clean and the location was very close to the metro (about a block away). We thoroughly enjoyed this hotel and will definitely stay there again on our next trip to Lisbon. The room rate was an added bonus - only 80 Euros per night!
I can't say enough about this excellent hotel. A 14 day prepaid rate plus a Priority Gold upgrade made it a real deal. The rooms are huge, tastefully decorated, with large baths.The staff is friendly and could not have been more helpful. Both the buffet breakfast and room service menu made for a pleasant stay. While the hotel is located away from the city center the easy access by an efficient metro system made my hotel choice a very affordable trip.
Very Nic e Choice
My wife, 16 year old son and I stayed here and found it very accommodating. We arrived and found that we had erroneously given a room for two; when I provided the reservation form clearly requesting a room for three, we were immediately moved to a very comfortable executive suite, with a separate room for our son. The room itself was standard Holiday Inn, but very clean and spacious. Location was great - just two blocks from the Metro; the staff was pleasant and helpful with making restaurant reservations. Nice place, good price and we'd stay there again.
The Holiday Inn Continental Hotel Lisbon is an excellent property that was undergoing renovations during out visit in February 2006. We did not notice any disturbances from the work and we would have never known it was going on if not for information provided by the management.
We stayed at this hotel in June 2005. We had booked a triple room but when we got there we were told the triple room would be too small so they upgraded us to a suite which was even better! The suite was very nice...the decor was a little dark and heavy but still ok. The bathroom was lovely. Staff were all very friendly and helpful. We did have a run-in with one of the restaurant staff who was initially a bit rude which was partly caused by language difficulties but this was quickly rectified. We ate twice at the hotel restaurant downstairs out of pure convenience because there was nothing much else around the hotel area. The food was very nice but for what you were paying, it was a very small quantity. The location of the hotel is not too bad because it is about a 5 minute walk from the metro stop but otherwise there is not too much around. There is a small shopping street with a few restaurants etc on the way to the metro but nothing that special. A metro is needed to go anywhere. We also did a half day trip to Sintra and the Estoril Coast with the company Tours For You who were very professional. I would definitely recommend that too.
Expected nice Holiday Inn standard
Only hotel we stayed in in Spain and Portugal with a king sized bed instead of two twin beds pushed together. Good location close to a metro station and only 15 minutes from the historical centre. Prices made up for the distance and the room was great value. Nice room.