Marques De Pombal Hotel
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Average Hotel - Nothing Special - Fair Location
Stayed here for 3 Nights from 14-17 Feb 07.
The staff were helpful enough but did just the bare minimum, overall the service was pretty impersonal but that did seem to be the case for most of the City. There didnt seem to be too many smiling Lisboetters!!
Get down to breakfast (by 8am) early unless you want to be crammed in with evreyone else we left it late (9.45am) on our last day and regretted it. The breakfast spread was fair and the usual continential fare of meats, cheeses, bread and fruit with the obligatory coffee but all the food was fresh and as it was included you cant really complain, it was more the surroundings and space issues that were disappointing.
The room was a reasonable size especially for city accm. and was adequately equipped for our 3 night stay. The maid service in the room seemed to be very veriable. For a ****star hotel there was not that high a standard of room cleanliness or fresh crisp linen & towels. In fact one day we had a towel that was all ripped, and stained. It also didnt seem that the floor was hoovered during our stay either.
Didnt make use of the free internet as you need to have your own PC to use if you dont then there is a PC you can use in reception for 23c per minute!!
Having read they had a sauna and steam room for guests (as well as the gym) we were disappointed to learn that to use either of these there was a charge of E12 per person per day. We spent the money on explorng the city instead but this info wasnt available before we went so be warned before you pack your cossies!!
Nevertheless the location of the hotel was good right outside the metro stop (marques do pombal - azur line) and if you are just looking for a base, with a fair breakfast that is reasonably well placed for exploring the city then you could do worse for the price. Try to negotiate a deal though (especially out of season) as we got a night free on the site we booked on.
As for Lisbon I have to say it wasnt a city at the top of my must see list but I am glad that I visited. With its mild winter/spring climate it makes for a pleasant city break if you want to escape and warm up for a bit. There is enough to keep you amplyling occupied for a least 3 days without leaving the city although do try going out on the ferry for E1.48 for a round trip its a nice, cheap alternative way to view the city and you can do it in just over an hour round trip.
Finally you have to try the custard Tarts escpecially the ones from a little shop in Belem. Youll know which one as its right outside the 15E Tram stop and always had a queue. YUMMY!!!
A Good Hotel in Lisbon
Very good hotel. Not much character perhaps but great staff comfortable very clean rooms free internet good breakfast good location. Not too expensive. Will go back.
We booked this Hotel based on the two earlier reviews and are not sorry. Great find. Good standard, clean and very friendly service. Well located, within waking distance of centre and a metro very close by for those who prefer not to walk. Lisbon was lovely enjoyed the whole experience. Loved the transport system very reasonable and easy to get around - one day pass for all public transports only 3.30 covers all. Tram 15e to Belem - Get off at stop after Belem and then stroll back. Enjoyed Belem and those famous custard tarts. Ate in a nice little restraunt a few door away from the famous pastries shop. Very good value. Tram 28 took us up hills to St Georges Castle lovely views over the city and Sintra is a must what a lovely little place, fab to sit outside Cafe Paris and watch all the tourists. The trip on bus 434 is good and palace nice to see. Will go back and will stay at M De P Hotel again. As last review said - take taxi to airport - we took one from rank just outside hotel and it was E8. for the trip.
Very good hotel
very good hotel. nice and clean room with all comfort.very good breakfast.
Marques De Pombal Hotel - Absolutely a major find!!!!
I booked this hotel based on the one review on Tripadvisor and the photographs on the hotel's Website. It was the best decision ever. My mother, two aunts and I stayed at the hotel for 10 days. It was a great hit with my family - these ladies are very fussy when it comes to cleanliness!!!!! The hotel is very clean and modern. The sheets, towels, and shower curtains were changed every day. I stayed in a twin room which is not very big but just the right size with good closets and drawer space for two. The staff is top notch - very friendly yet professional. They were helpful with booking restaurants, recommending good places to eat, and calling taxis. The bar and restaurant are great - we dined in their restaurant on two occasions, and we always liked to have a drink in the bar at the end of the day. The breakfast servings are typical - breads, jams, cheese, ham, cereals, fruit, eggs, bacon, sausages, however, the coffee is really excellent - try a double espresso with hot milk!! As to location - perfect - close to the Metro stop called Marques do Pombal. The Metro system is very efficient. There is heavy traffic on the Avenue outside the hotel but not a sound gets through the windows. I was able to get a little off the price of the hotel through toursforyou.com - a tour group I used for a day trip to Obidos etc. Lisbon is a terrific place and the people are very friendly, and the Marques is just like Lisboa!!!
Very nice "unknown" hotel
My parents, myself, and son (2 1/2 years old) stayed at this hotel for 3 days 2 nights. The rooms were modern, nicely furnished and very clean. I found in my hotel research that most hotels do not allow 3 adults in the room or will charge for the extra person. Marques De Pombal did not charge us extra for a 3rd adult in the room and was very accomodating. We got to the hotel around 10am and they allowed us to check in early. The hotel is centrally located and has a subway stop in front of the hotel. Cab rides to sites in Lisbon were very inexpensive (5-7 euros). The breakfast was included with the room price and they had a nice assortment of both hot and cold breakfast foods. I definitely recommend this hotel.
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