Hotel Lisboa Plaza
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Lisboa Plaza Lisbon
Great little hotel with excellent service.
Would love to visit again
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Lisboa Plaza Lisbon
Great hotel very close to Lisbon's center
Stayed here for 4 nights after a slight mix-up with our reservation at sister hotel Britania (which we recommend even more highly).
Rooms were nicely sized with large bathrooms and lots of closet space. As mentioned by other viewers, beds were slightly hard. We were traveling with a large group and room sizes did differ -- one couple ended up in a room with two twins that were just pushed together. This same room had been used as a smoking room even though we requested non-smoking for our entire party. Walls were pretty thin and not very sound-proof, but the ambient noise outside of the hotel was low.
Very cool view of a decaying 1920s theatre/restaurant complex (Parque Mayer) from the back of the hotel.
Location is excellent, just off of the Avenida de Liberdade, and less than 10 minute walk from the Rossio. One of our guide books called the Praca da Algeria (just down the street from the hotel on the Tv. do Saltitre) a red-light district, but we didn't find it particularly unsafe (and you could always walk along the heavily trafficked and well-lighted Avenida).
Great continental breakfast downstairs with lots of selection most likely due to the fact that it was served in a full-service restuarant.
We preferred the Hotel Britania over Lisboa Plaza but would stay here again as long as we could confirm bed configurations and non-smoking status.
No hotel is perfect.....
I choose this hotel after an in depth internet search for a Hotel that offered a central Lisbon location and decent 4 star accommodations. This was a first time visit for my partner and I so it was important for us to stay in a nice hotel with a convenient location. One will find that Lisbon does not offer a whole lot of mid price range(150-250 euros) choices of Hotels. Most of the the previous user reviews of the Lisboa Plaza were for the most part right on target with the exception of my own experience of the Lisboa Plaza guest rooms. I did request a preferred room in the back for quiet( yes it was) but it was unfortunately a bit of a disappointment as the room was in need of a renovation despite the so-called current famous designer's work. Yes, the rear facing rooms are huge and quiet with big marble baths but really not great decor and style. Scary Orange fabric with stripes and all, eeck! The worst however, was our rooms bath tub and shower situation that was in dire need of a complete overhaul( including black mildew stains in the grout!) I complained to the Front Desk about the bathroom tub condition and unfortunately nothing was done. Where is a bottle of Tilex when you need it? The Manager did send up some Port with his apologies. Just what one needs in Portugal, another bottle of Port, oh well! After a long day of sightseeing I was hoping for a comfortable bed, NOT! The beds were rather like lying upon the ground as they were hard and as uncomfortable as a concrete slab. Also, two twins together does not make for a King bed! As to the positive aspects of this hotel there are many, most importantly, the staff, who are great esp. the charming Joao who was always ready and willing to assist us with any needs big and small. (excepting a new bathroom) The Hotel buffet breakfast was indeed excellent and abundant. My only complaint with the buffet was, you could not get a proper cappuccino/latte/au lait, only mediocre pre-brewed café and in a pot. The hotels's location could not be beat though, as you can walk to almost everything and inexpensive taxi's are everywhere. One should avoid the "Fado" restaurant experience in the Alfama unless you are prepared to pay 75 euro's or more per person. There are many local non-tourist venue's for local musica Portuguese. Look for the easier on the ears contemporary Fado style music that is fun to explore and is quite lively and inexpensive too. Beware of the sometimes outrageous Coperto's/cover charge that some of the popular Bario ALto outdoor restaurants will charge you after you eat an olive or two from the dish. All in all the Hotel was fine for the money with the above mentioned drawbacks. I must say Lisboa was really fantastic! Lisboa has excellent restaurants, sights, glorious architecture and charming and friendly Lisboeta's'who will go out of their way to be nice and helpful.
I stayed there for 3 nights and on arrival we could chose room and of course we chosed the room with the view against the garden room 616. We woke up in the morning by birds singing since we had the window open. Close to trendy and expensive stores 5 min walk to Bairro Alto where all the bars and restaurants are. Good service but internet connection very slow.
We had a fantastic dinner at restaurant Olivier -------- service excellent atmosphere also and extremely good value for money.
Decent little hotel
Not at all bad. Room was comfortable and quiet and clean, the staff unobtrusive but efficient, and the bathroom more than adequate. Buffet breakfast was very generous. The bar is well appointed, and the barman exceptionally good - but like all hotel bars, don't expect to find "cheap". The hotel is in reasonably easy walking distance of the rest of town although one has to thread one's way through the streetwalkers at night. We didn't fancy the hotel restaurant dinner menu and there is a reasonable selection of restaurants nearby but it isn't absolutely heaving with variety. We never felt unsafe in that part of Lisbon, even very late on Saturday night. Taxis are super-abundant and appear as if from nowhere, even on the least likely-looking street!
In summary, a decent functional hotel, without pretention, with above average decor and standards of cleanliness.
My family stayed here for 3 nights in August and found the hotel very conveniently situated. We took three rooms, all wildly different in size -- the triple room on one of the upper floors was enormous with a nice view and large windows. One double room was tiny, with a rather depressing view. One double room was a good size, facing the street, with a large well-appointed bathroom with a window. The air-conditioning worked well, if a little noisy and all the rooms were very clean. The only downside is that they use a very strong-smelling deoderizer/cleaner and the heavy perfume scent never disappears (we had requested non-smoking rooms). This was true in all the rooms, so I don't think it was a mistake!
On the upside, the staff was very nice and accomodating, making sure we had a taxi waiting at 5:00 a.m., and always helpful giving directions and recommendations.
Across the road
hotel lisboa plaza is well located to explore the old city, rooms are fairly standard. The best part of our stay - after following the advice from our guidebook, and having some cheap, but average experiences, on our last night in Lisbon, we discovered a great bar and restaurant just across the road. La Caffe - the food and service were fantastic and a welcome relief from the indifferent waitstaff and meals accompanied by overcooked hot chips that we experienced elsewhere. an added bonus was the free internet access and tv lounge. great views over the avenida.
OK for a 4-star hotel
Situated off Avenida da Liberdade, Hotel Lisboa Plaza is located behind Hotel Sofitel Lisboa. Its location is 5-7 min walking distance to Rossio Train Station where trains will take you to Sintra on a 30-45min train journey, and Praca Dom Pedro IV. A 2 min walk along Avenida da Liberdade will bring you to Elevator da Gloria which takes passengers up a steep slope to Bairro Alto where you can visit Igreja de Sao Roque and dine in the popular Bairro Alto restaurants.
We had a pleasant 3-night stay at the hotel. Our standard double room was clean and large although the bathroom was small but very clean. The hotel staff (reception, housekeeping and restaurant) spoke good English and were very helpful in giving e.g. travel directions, dining options in the city and shops frequented by the locals. Buffet breakfast has a wide range of choices (as expected of a 4-star hotel). On the downside, as a 1950s building, the hotels exterior is rather bland (we almost missed its entrance) although its interior is well decorated. The beds were hard and the pillows were thin/flat.
If you wish to buy souveniors and happen to be in Sintra, do make your purchases there as the prices are relatively cheaper than in Lisbon and the airport (which can cost twice as much). If you wish to purchase relatively cheaper ceramic ware (e.g. bowls, plates, cups by Vista Alegre) for everyday use, do visit Pollux along Rua da Fanqueiros in Lisbon. This is where the locals buy their stuff.
We recommend Hua Ti Li (Rua dos Bacalhoeiros)for excellent Chinese food, attentive staff and value for money. Another must is Pasteis de Belem (Rua de Belem) for its fantastic Portuguese egg tarts. Also check out Casa Chineza in Lisbon for egg tarts.
As many travel guide books suggest, we agree that taking Tram 28 is a good way to see the city.
Our 11 day stay in Lisboa Plaza was excellent. The Hotel Staff is very friendly and helpful. The hotel is very well located, between Plaza Restauradores and Marques de Pombal, and a short walking distance from downtown (Plaza Rossio, Baixa Chiado, Augusta St.) . It also has a Metro Station very close.
The Hotel is very nicely decorated, though it is old (Very small and antiquate elevators) . Maybe the rooms are small, including the bathroom, but they are very functional, and the most important of all, clean. They also serve an excellent breakfast.
Definitely, I would recommend this hotel to anyone.
Just returned from a 7 night stay at Hotel Lisboa Plaza. From arrival to departure, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We had two rooms, both large and spacious, bathrooms were small but perfectly adequate (large, deep tubs w/ showers, bidet, toilet, sink). Very peaceful, charming hotel, great location, wonderful staff. I would definitely stay there again.
Lisboa plaza is peaceful and pretty
The experience at the Lisboa plaza hotel was ok. The room was nice even if the bathroom was a little too small and old. The staff is really kind and welcoming and the room was extremly peaceful. There is only one restaurant in the hotel. Breakfast is extremely good.
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