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... which means Up and Down! that is literally what it does!
But the most amazing thing was that when we got the top, we met some Kiwis that we knew from NZ - in fact they were Tanya's old boss Alan and Margot Acland!! It was such a coincidence and we were just gobsmacked that this could even happen in another part of the world! We did chat for a while with them and shared places of interest in Lisbon.
Lisbon, to me is ...
... in Lisbon and of course we walked uphill. Hope our ankles last the distance. There is an ancient elevator in the city (see photo) that takes you to the upmarket part of town and four funiculars. We explore the city more on Thursday.
The Spanish and Portuguese governments run many ancient or historical buildings as hotels; our hotel in Lisbon is one of these. It was originally a 19th century ...
... have to do. Its my job to guard them, the bus and the little car. That's too much for any dog. I also need to ensure they don't forget to take me out with them. Therefore some mornings I sit in the Smartie waiting, but then we go off in the bus. The uncertainty means I have to follow both humans around and sometimes i don't ...
... for me were Mad Magazine collections, old school Jane Fonda workout DVD’s, and the original Nintendo Gameboy. It was tough to not purchase the Gameboy.
The Portuguese food we tried near the ...
... cooler and cloudy some of the time. No complaints though, and it did not rain during the day at all.
The bus into town goes through the Belem district, a bit of an upscale little strip along waterfront parks. As we passed a park we noticed a Sunday market on one side and a Starbucks on the other side so we made a split second decision to hop off. We have bought “Lisbon Cards” which cover all transport for two days, so jumping off does not ...
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!