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... as a style called “Saudade,” which means “to miss.” It encompasses sadness, despair, longing, heartbreak and some other kinds of intense emotions. It is usually a singer accompanied by a guitar or two guitars. I had been wanting to sign up for that show because I had heard that it was amazing and something I must do while in Lisbon. My friend Lauren said it was the most beautiful singing she had ever heard. I almost ...
... not to get in their way because they were clearly drunk and in a passionate mood. That night, I couldn't really sleep because of the chanting, and because a lady in the bottom bunk of my dorm coughed incessantly. Taking a sleeping pill and jamming ear plugs into my ears did not help much either. I would be out of their soon enough, though. I had my store-bought croissants, coffee-flavored soy milk, and jar of fake Nutella with me to fuel my journey to France in the morning.
... in NZ but we did occasionally. The positives way outnumbered the negatives. Apparently Portugal has better food than Spain; can’t wait as it is going to be hard to beat.
Now for Lisbon. Had a pretty quiet day today as we headed to the old part of town. It was all down hill from our hotel – not too steep but we may feel the return trip depending upon the heat. First stop was ...
... us with copies of all the menus we have had on the is cruise and after lighting our flaming baked Alaska's all the chefs paraded through the restaurant. Tomorrow we will be home about midday. What with packing and putting our n cases today and an early start tomorrow the winding down process has started. Despite Mum being unwell we have had a good time and memories to keep us going. Hope you have enjoyed my blog, When home I will have it printed into a book. Love Mum & ...
... something of me... a piece of my butt as I definitely walked off a centimeter or two while I was there! :-) On Friday I'm flying to Madrid and then Barcelona where I'll be for 5 days and then back to Madrid for 2 more days. Will let you know how it goes!! Oh, and thanks for reading this blog and following my travels. I appreciate all the comments and feedback so much! It makes me diligently write down my experiences which I would otherwise have just kept in my head. ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Mundial Lisbon
No problems here everything was as expected. Food was good at the restaurant on the top floor and the staff were very professional
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Very good quality hotel with secure car park and two great restaurants. Try the roof top restaurant with panoramic views across Lisbon. The area however feels slightly unsafe at night with side streets full of shady looking characters. Hotel staff actually recommend staying in doors. We went out and were openly offered drugs in the street however there were plenty of police officers around. Great hotel though.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Mundial Lisbon
Manchesters Mundial Weekend
The Mundials location was excellant.On arrival we were informed that there were no rooms for any of our party(We had booked and confirmed months ago)We were transferred to the Plaza for our first night and returned to the mundial the following morning.This was done at the Mundials expense the only drawback was that the driver who transferred us was very persistant in trying to sell us anything from tours of Lisbon to double glazing.As with a previous comment, the rooms did not have tea/coffee making facilities and the breakfast choice could have been better.
Stayed at the Mundial for three nights last week. I couldn't rate it more highly. The room had views over the city, across the river and the earthquake-hit nunnery, the Elevador de Santa Justa. Stunning sunrises from the restaurant and a good breakfast selection. Our shower was broken the first night there, so the management upgraded us to a huge room and seemed to forget our minibar tab from the original room. Big TV. Big bed. The best location in town. Friendly staff. No complaints.
The Mundial was OK
Just returned from a week at the Mundial. Room was large on 5th floor with good view although not of the fort. Staff very polite and helpful and the room was clean and comfortable. Bathroom large and shower powerful. Downside - noisy (due to traffic day and night) in spite of double glazing most noticeable of course at night. Irritatingly there was no tea or coffee making facility (i.e. no kettle and cups). The hotel is large and building well advanced to make it even bigger.
Breakfast standard hotel fare - fair range/variety/quantity but poor supply of fresh fruit - only oranges available to us. You couldn't ask for a better tourist location with public transport, restaurants and tourist attractions all within walking distance. It just about deserves the 4* rating. On our arrival we were told that they had overbooked and we had been booked in for one night in the Tivoli Jadim. Although it was annoying, the staff were very open in accepting responsibility and transfer arrangements were smooth. Tivoli Jadim v Mundial? Difficult to say - they were similar. Smaller room and tiny bathroom in the Tivoli (but then they knew we were returning to another hotel)but they did have offer a kettle and good fresh fruit for breakfast. The Jadim is in the Avenida de Libedade - quieter but not as convenient for tourists.
You wouldn't go far wrong with either.
Excellent value for money, we just stayed there in January for 78 euros a night. For that we got a 4 star room in the heart of Lisbon, nice views from our window, friendly attentive service, and a reasonable cooked breakfast buffet (get there before 9 to avoid queues). It has a far better location than most of the 5 star hotels as it is located in the older, more historic part of town rather than in the upmarket soulless shopping district. The restaurants and bars of barrio alto are a couple of minutes walk away, as are a lot of the tourist sights. The cabfare from the airport was 6 euro. Next time I m in Lisbon I m going Mundial.
Great location in Lisbon!
We just stayed three nights at the Mundial and would heartily recommend its location to anyone looking for a "close to the heart of Lisbon" location. The twin room was generously sized, had all the facilities, and breakfast buffet was varied and plentiful. Staff friendly and helpful. It should be noted, though, that building work next door meant that 7am was wake up time each morning at end October 2003! Check out if it is complete when considering a booking!!
Excellent friendly Hotel
Spent 4 nights at the Mundial, our room was spacious clean and well furnished, the staff were very pleasant and helpful, we had an excellent view overlooking the square Martin Moniz. This hotel is very well placed and ideal for exploring this very interesting city, the metro is 100 yard away and the whole transport system in Lisbon is very cheap and efficient.
The breakfast which we took in the top floor resturant was very good (with a fabulous view to match). We only used the 1st floor resturant once and found it acceptable but nothing special, the hotel bar is very pleasant and reasonably priced.
A Wonderful Hotel Experience.
We have visited the Hotel Mundial on three different occasions and are planing on returning again next year. Our room was very comfortable with all the amenities, and we had a wonderful view overlooking the fountain. Dining staff were very friendly and attentive, and in fact immediatly recognized my wife and I from our visit there one year before.Food and ambience were excellent in both restaurants and a highlight for us was a wonderful dinner in the rooftop restaurant with a great view of the city. A very good Buffet breakfast was also available. The Hotel Mundial is in our opinion well deserving of 4 stars. It is very centrally located.
Good central hotel
The hotel is very well located close to downtown Lisbon within easy walking distance of the Rossio, restaurants and theatres. We had a lovely room on the sixth floor overlooking a square full of water fountains. Although some building was going on near the hotel it was not a disturbance. The buffet breakfast was quite satisfactory. It was served in either the first or eighth floor. We took it on the higher floor with the excellent view of the city. The first floor restaurant provided perfectly acceptable meals. Not exciting, but pleasant and reasonably priced for a city centre hotel. The eighth floor restaurant had a much more extensive menu which was literally a little flamboyant with flambe dishes. The food was very nice, but not really justifying the much higher prices than those charged on the frist floor. Service was very good, but tended to be a bit pretentious. Room service was very good. Staff were friendly and helpful.
A different perspective on the Mundial.
We've just returned from a wonderful weekend break in Lisbon. We stayed at the Hotel Mundial which is right in the centre of Lisbon- a stone's throw from the main squares, shopping areas, River Tagus and the historic Alfama region. Our spacious room at the Mundial had recently been refurbished and provided very comfortable amenities, pleasing decor, a firm bed with freshly laundered crisp white sheets, a panoramic window overlooking a plaza of sparkling fountains and an ensuite bathroom with full size bath and shower. An excellent buffet style breakfast was available in the light, airy breakfast room and dinner in the circular Verandah restaurant on the top floor of the hotel was superb. This restaurant commanded panoramic views of the city. The service was excellent. We found the staff to be extremely courteous and helpful at all times. The highlight of our weekend was a trip in a private car organised by the hotel to Sintra and back along the Estoril Coast to Lisbon. Our driver, Paolo, was an extermely amiable and knowledgeable guide who obviously loved his work and delighted in pointing out the sights and the tourist attractions. By the end foi the trip we felt we'd made a new friend. The Hotelr Mundial is a perfect venue for anyone wishing to stay in Lisbon and we hope to go back there soon.
I had the misfortune to stay at the Mundial.
The room was so small that you couldn't even lay out a suitcase.
The bathroom was so small that it didn't have a bath - just a very small shower.
The room where breakfast was served was so small that we had to queue for 10 minutes before being served.
The staff were disinterested - one was reading a book while I was waiting to speak to him and the maid failed to make the bed or change the toilet roll on any occasion.
Overall, I have no idea how they can claim to be a 4* hotel - it was awful!
Your choice but, I'd stay somewhere (anywhere) else!