Travel Blogs from Lisbon
... set out for the day - it helped that today was a beautiful sunny and hot day.
We got a pass for the Hop on Hop off bus that was valid for 48 hours and it was a real treat to sit in the top deck and absorb the look and feel of the place - we covered only the red line and that was very educational and worthwhile!
Then we paid a visit to the Hard Rock Cafe and then the trams - made famous by the song - "Funiculý, ...
... in a major construction zone. When we asked about road closures, even the local police are unsure of what is going on. A very Portuguese thing apparently.
The tower of BelÚm was next on the tour, built as part defence and the gateway to Lisbon; this was next to a fabulous war memorial from the modern colonial wars. They had two guards on permanent duty.
We then had a few hours on ...
... cleaned the flat to within an inch of its life. However, the invitation to clean Toray's gooch was not well received.
An unsuccessful attempt to get Tram 28 to the castle led us through the incredible backstreets of Lisbon. It wasn't long before the views got pretty spectacular and despite having three females in tow, the amount of complaining was ...
... tuna sandwiches in the piano bar.
Carlos is still not 100%, but is at least mobile now and eating solid food again. We got in our taxi and headed downtown for a delightful evening in the city. Lisboa is very cosmopolitan and the first thing we did out of the taxi was go into a shoe store - 3 pairs later, we left and wandered around the streets and plazas. Went up the very touristy, 7 storey elevator lift that gives you a panoramic view. Carlos and Mom opted out of ...
... research center built in 2010 and it is right next to the Belem tower. It is a most amazing facility, the only other place that comes close is Janelia Farm, no wonder The Scientist voted the Champalimaud Center for the Unknown “one of the five best places to work in the world”. The design, space, equipment and work being conducted ...
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- Continental Breakfast
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Miraparque Lisbon
Had a great time
just returned after 3 days in lisbon watching liverpool..this hotel was 1st class, from the bar to the bedrooms everything was spotlessly clean, nothing was too much trouble to any of the staff...wonderful location, other hotels had a load of roadworks going on, not this one, just off the main avenue+overlooking the park, if ever in lisbon would return to the miraparque!!!!
THis is a basic hotel, with basic rooms, but it is inexpensive and located steps away from a subway station so it works out well for exporing the city if you don't need to be right downtown.
If you are looking for more than a very basic room with some luxury look elsewhere. But if you just need a clean workable place which is inexpensive this place will work...
This is a budget hotel, which isn't spectacular, but is certainly value for money. The location is fine, very close to the bus link from the airport, close to other public transport links and overlooking a very lovely park.
Old fashioned formality
just spent three nights there. enjoyed our stay. staff pleasant helpful and english speaking. breakfast good, nice view, very clean, beds firm but after all that walking it doesnt matter. wear solid shoes, the pavements are awful.
6 nights in Lisboa
We stayed here during a recent trip to Lisbon. It was part of a very inexpensive package purchased on Expedia but I think it is a modestly priced hotel. Located across from Edward VII Park, street side rooms had nice views. The hotel is well-located and is near two metro stops. The rooms are adequate in size, the beds comfortable, the bathroom OK. Certainly not the Ritz but a nice play to stay. Lisbon is a great city.
What a Dump
Do not stay here. Old beat hotel, smells and out dated. Our room had linnens at least 20 years old and smelled like smoke and god knows what else. Smug service from the front desk. We booked through Expedia for 4 nights. Had enough after suffering through two. No refund offered from the hotel or Expedia for the other two nights. Location is weak, breakfast is fair. Go some where else.
A reasonable hotel which definitely wasn't worth the five star rating that other users seem to have given it. It had a great location next to the park and the walk into the town was lovely. However the room we stayed in had rather a dated feel and both it and the supposed double bed were tiny. All in all not bad but not great either....
Quiet, Great Location
excellent location by Edward VII park and easy walk down to river; also very near metro and AeroBus #91, very quiet; very good breakfast buffet too.
Phone calls were a bit expensive, but they can be made cheaply not too far away at Rossio Square (in the internet cafe).
Good basic and friendly hotel
We stayed at the Miraparque hotel for three nights, and found it good value for money. The location is good, as it is next to a metro station that gets you into the centre of town in about 10 minutes, or it is possible to walk into town in about half an hour. The hotel is in a quiet location, which is good when you want to sleep, but means that there are very few restaurants nearby. The hotel restaurant is good, if basic, and quite reasonable prices.
A Great Hotel and Staff!
I have visited Lisbon twice the passed year and have stayed at this hotel. The location across from the Edward VII Park puts you on a lovely secluded street. Don't think you location is out of the way it is the best..close to the shops and the Marques de Pombal where you can pick up various bus tours. The staff is terrific...after my first stay I sent them a box of Godiva chocolate in appreciation for their attention which they give to all their guests( I'm a Grandmother so it wasn't that I was a hot number). As a former airline employee now retired I've stayed in many properties but this by far was the nicest. If you tour operator doesn't have it listed ask..you will love it!