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After 12+ hours in transit (Heathrow to Gatwick to Porto to Lisbon - no thanks to American Airlines and poor decisions made in early planning), we finally made it to Europe! We spent the evening wandering around Bairro Alto and had dinner at a 19th century beer hall (the waiter didn't know any English and resorted to facial expressions to …
A hectic 3 night stay in a lovely 5 star Lisbon Hotel, we have to treat ourselves every now and again when a bargain comes along. We arrived in Lisbon Friday afternoon and worked out the metro system quickly as it was to be our main means of transport around town for the duaration. We had a quick look around the old part of town and headed back to …
... some of the most incredible architecture and intricate stonework I have ever seen. The tower rises out of the water by the cost slightly within the bay and used to be a prime location to spot enemy ships entering the bay from the atlantic. A tiny spiral staircase led up to the top, which offered more amazing views. The staircase was so small that only one direction could travel at a time! Red lights an green lights controlled the flow of people, which ...
... Double-take, nope not even a pencil sharpener. Food/drink not provided. Heavy topic areas. Limited eye candy. This was going to be hard going.
I get back to our little apartment & Johno whipped up our first home cooked meal in 3 weeks and it was grrreat!
Johno here: right so the first night we sleep to the sounds of drunken revellers which in fact are just our new neighbours....so Len goes off to conference....and I muster the courage ...
... and wanted to pay with my credit card which the hotel had said they accept. Problem is that they only accept debit/ bank cards so I was sent off to an ATM to withdraw some money. There was one about 5 minute walk from the post office. Once my boxes were safely handed over and I had paid I had to ask some random person please to phone me a taxi to take me back to the hotel. There was a kind lady that although she didn't understand a ...
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Huge bathroom and the shower had great pressure. However we were woken up at 9 am by housekeeping even though we were checking out that day. Room also comes with a fridge.
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I've just returned with my partner from a short break in Lisbon, where we stayed at the Real Palacio for 4 nights. We found the hotel on the web after looking for internet deals, and we were not disappointed. The hotel is located in a fairly quiet location of Lisbon, but is about 5 minutes by taxi from the busier areas (costing about 5 euros for a taxi ride), which was perfect for us. The metro is only a five-minute walk too, which was pretty convenient for sight-seeing around the city. Our room was fairly spacious and clean with modern decor, with a nice powerful shower! The staff were very polite and helpful when it came to advice about transport and sight-seeing in Lisbon. The continental breakfast (from 7 til 10) was filling enough; in the evenings we chose to eat out in the nearby Bairro Alto district rather than the hotel itself. There is a small but adequate spa consisting of a jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and a gym, which we got some use out of (the jacuzzi is perfect for when you have been on your feet all day). All in all, a good hotel with good service. Only one thing to bear in mind; the hotel is about 20 minutes from Lisbon airport, which shouldn't cost more than 10 euros - don't get ripped off by the taxi drivers!
We stayed at the Real Palacio in mid-late August and absolutely loved it.
My family and I just got back from a week's stay in this hotel, and we had a truely wonderful time.
Beautiful reception area but a bit minimal with things complementary
My husband and I are staying here for the last week of June 2005. The reception and public areas are decorated with taste. Our room is adequate in a standard way and overall we are satisfied. However, for a hotel of its category, it is a bit minimal with everything complementary.
My wife and I stayed in this hotel few weeks ago. In general we enjoyed our stay untill the last day,when we had to check out...Just few hours before the check out we left our room to go for breakfast.When we came back, my wife noticed someone had been inside of the room, while we were absent. Her bag was lying on the floor open and 300 euro missing.Sraight we went to reception to investigate what had happened. The manager of the hotel checked with the special equipment ,who'd entered the room.It showed the hotel maid was the only person to come inside to check the state of the room. But we still can't understand why it was so important to come to see whats inside,when she would be cleaning the room just in couple of hours...
Stayed at the Palacio for five nights in April. Got a good deal through Expedia and thought this to be excellent value for money. Ask for a room if possible on the first floor as some of these have balconies with good size table and chairs. Modern hotel, good size room with nicely furnished marble bathroom, although the shower went from freezing cold to boiling hot so beware! Ample buffet breakfast with fresh fruit, cereals, various breads and rolls, pastries, cheese and cold meat plus hot food. Reception staff always friendly and helpful and location in a quiet street but very close to the large department store Corte de Ingles, and a few minutes walk to the metro San Sebastian which was only a few short stops to the centre. Also very near to the Gulbenkian museum which is well worth a visit as it has many interesting and beauitiful exhibits. All in all we were extremeley surprised at how much there was to see and do in Lisbon and the Lisbon Tourist Card is a must for getting around and includes free entry into most places. Didn't get the chance to try out the hotel's leisure facilities as there was so much to do! All in all I feel this hotel is far too low in the ratings to do it justice, I think it would be an excellent choice for anyone as we are very fussy where we stay and were extremely satisified with this hotel.
Good place to stay
We stood at Real Palacio for 3 days last weekend of October.
The hotel is nice & Clean. Rooms are big enough, but attention to double beds. They are really small. My wife and I did not fit in one "double bed", so finally we had to stay in a two beds room. Take it into account, and specify while the reservation you want a king size beds.
It has a small health club, very recommended after a tourism day.
Very comfortable hotel, and communications with the city center are very comfortable by subway (Station is 1 block away from the hotel).
No real palace, but not bad
Real Palacio offers nice rooms and we were overall satisfied with our 2 night stay. It is slightly outside the city centre (which is not a problem as Lisbon is small -- this was only 2 stops on the underground from central Lisbon and just a €5 cab ride at night). You do hear noise in the hallways and the staff was a little inflexible -- but overall not bad and a hotel that you can get a decent value for the money.
My wife and I spent a long weekend in April 2004 at the Real Palacio, Lisbon, Portugal.
It was very enjoyable.
Lovely rooms, lovely food and wine, pleasant staff.
We were part of a group of thrity people in the thirty five to fifty five age range.
No complaints. Everybody happy.
Good weather by Irish standards.
We would go back willingly.