Holiday Inn Lisbon - Continental

Address: Rua Laura Alves 9, Lisbon, Estremadura, 1069-169, Portugal | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located in the Nossa Senhora de Fátima area of Lisbon, is near Gulbenkian Museum (Museu Calouste Gulbenkian), Fundac-o Calouste Gulbenkian, Golfe do Estoril, and Center of Modern Art (Centro de Arte Moderna).
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Lisbon - Continental

    Sehr gute Wahl


    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 cho


    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.

    My room was lovely, with a very comfortable king-size bed and a spacious, clean bathroom. The hotel must be new: everything was shining and modern. Soundproof windows kept the noise outside, and the individually controlled air conditioning system worked well.

    Breakfast had a good variety but was not spectacular. Nothing was especially good, although nothing was bad either.

    Service was friendly. Asked for a late check out and was accommodated with a smile.

    Definitely a hotel to return to, if you're OK with the location. Paid USD 70 a night (single), breakfast and everything else cincluded, through AsiaRooms.

    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!

    An Excellent Choice in Lisbon


    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.

    My only warning would not involve the hotel but rather the taxi drivers, otherwise known as the taxi mafia by the locals, when arriving from the airport. Thanks for the Trip Advisor readers I was prepared for this so when the driver tried to raise the rate 4 times the meter I had paper and pencil in hand and, after getting my suitcase, wrote down the cab number from the back windshield as well as the license number and smiled at the driver who quickly gave me money back. On the return to the airport a member of the hotel staff established the cost with the driver.

    Thanks, Tripadvisor readers.

    Finally I would highly recommend a stay at the Continental Hotel and, should I return to Lisbon this will be hotel of choice.


    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.

    Tremendous Value and Convenient to Metro


    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 booked a pre-paid rate of 45 Euros/night and we were pleased to receive an upgrade to a large corner suite based on Priority Club status. It was an incredible value, to say the least. The suite featured a living room/dining area as well as a large bedroom with a king bed. The only drawback was that the internet cable didn't work. The wireless internet service provided by a vendor was pricey at 20 Euros per day and although this is typical in Europe, we were also unable to connect. (This was not the fault of the laptop involved.) We ended up using the business center, where one hour of time goes for 9 Euros. This was sufficient to handle e-mail for several days.

    The common areas of the hotel exceed typical Holiday Inn standards. There is an attractive lounge area near the reception area that is tastefully done. A buffet breakfast at 11.50 Euros is decent. (For other meals, it should be noted that dining in Lisbon is available for very reasonable prices and so it is well worth exploring.)

    The immediate neighborhood is not exceptionally exciting, although there are a few small restaurants and watering holes within easy walking distance. A big plus is that it is only a two-block walk to the Metro, which is easy to use and will take you to the heart of the old city in a matter of minutes.

    We found the staff to be uniformly friendly and very helpful. We would gladly stay again.

    Nice hotel


    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.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Holiday Inn Lisbon - Continental

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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