Real Residencia Suite Hotel
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... Most of the city of Lisbon has been rebuilt due to a massive earthquake in 1755. Only one small district remains called Alfama, and it was quite obvious that this portion of town is the oldest. I was fascinated that cars and little old ladies were still managing to climb the streets that were no wider than 12 feet.
The ride back to Madrid was much easier than the first ride to Portugal. I managed to sleep several hours this time - possibly due to ...
... to see that bottles of Portuguese wine can be purchased for less than 2 euro....bargain!! Supermarkets sell lots of fish and octopus...not much chicken or red meat.....had to go the butcher to get chicken breasts....which he cut for me straight from a freshly killed chook (had been de feathered but had its head still on)....which grossed me out, because now I know chicken breasts come from chicken....I mean I always knew that....but to visually see the chook ...
... in public again.
We went for supper in the big shopping centre and I had black spaghetti which tasted rather good.
After packing and checking out of the hotel we walked to the aquarium which is not far from the hotel. The only things that we really liked were the otters as well as the sunfish- what a funny looking fish.
We returned to the hotel as we had left our suitcases there and made our way to the airport to fly to ...
... to know the Portuguese song lyrics.
... go by who has the oldest boarders), about the inquisition, the many kings, the current food and culture and much more. During the tour I met a lovely Argentinian girl who now lives in London called Marisa (of an she speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese and Italian!) and an Italian guy now studying in Portugal called Francesco. After the tour we all decided to go and get something to eat so we looked for a ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Real Residencia Suite Hotel Lisbon
This is a review on behalf of my parents who have related their experience to me.
My parents really liked this hotel, they said it is a quiet and relaxing place to come back to after a day of walking and traveling. They liked the apartment feel to the room.
Room was very clean and had been well kept. There is a mini kitchen, iwth a microwave, and refrigerator.
Very friendly staff who were very helpful when my parents had any questions.
The only thing they didn't like was how small the furniture was. Small tables and couches.
Overall, they really liked the place and would come back.
Just returned from a stay at this wonderful establishment. Upon arrival my son and I were greeted by the very friendly and helpful reception person (forgot his name...sorry!) Though we arrived much earlier than expected, a room was ready for us. I was given a map of the city, directed to the nearest metro route...which, incidentally is a 3-minute walk away...and given information about stores that sold fresh fruits and veggies (I asked).
Would recommend this.
An apartment building rather than a hotel!
A very spacious lounge/dining room with bedroom, bathroom and a full size kitchen, all for two people! Very well presented and equipped. Spotlessly clean, linen changed each day. The small bistro style café downstairs served a full range of buffet breakfast. Meals and snacks were available at lunchtime and in the evening. The standard of cooking was extremely high, lovely fish. The staff could not have been more helpful. We would highly recommend this as a place to stay in Lisbon. Just a short walk to the metro or bus that takes you to the old centre. Shops and other restaurants were nearby.
I just got back from staying 3 days in Lisbon, Portugal with three friends. We had to search high and low to find a suite-type hotel in Lisbon. I later learned that there are only three; but we were lucky enough to find the Real Residencia Suite Hotel on the Rua Ramalho Ortigao (website is: hoteisreal). I got a great rate through hotels and split it three ways. The hotel is small and only overlooks a residential neighborhood with the back of apartment buildings behind the hotel. But who cares about a view. We were in Lisbon to see the city--not sit in a hotel room. The hotel was clean and we had a one bedroom apartment with a great kitchen well-stocked with appliances and dishes, etc., refrigerator and stove. The bathroom was all marble. There was a sofa bed in the main living room. It had all the amenities, i.e. a/c, tv and enough closet space. There was a great breakfast included in the room rate in the small cafe on the ground level which served cereals and fruits and breads; but also had bacon and scrambled eggs available. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. It very definitiely seemed to be a family-run establishment. It was very close to a main subway route (the Lisbon subway is clean, safe, cheap and a great way to get around town). It is located in a fairly centrally-located part of the city just north of the Edward VII park and near a great mall/department store, El Corte Ingles. If you're looking for a reasonable, clean suite hotel in Lisbon, I would highly recommend this. It would also be great for families. We didn't get around to cooking; but you could also save a lot of $ doing some of your own cooking right in the hotel---but but then again you'd be missing out on many of those great Lisbon restaurants. I hope you enjoy your stay in this quaint hotel as much as we did.
Arrived day before Good friday (24th March) with my wife and child..
Firstly, like the other review-watch for the taxi drivers who like to rip you off! we too also got stung on the way to our hotel €25 when it should have be around €8-10!!! ALWAYS ask for an estimate wherever your're going before getting in its stops them giving unwelcome guided tours of the city!!
Nice hotel, lots of space basically, friendly and very helpful staff. Every where we went the people were very friendly. The nearest tube (metro) station is San Sebastio which is quite near the hotel. Nice breakast included in the hotel stay although wish they gave beans with the breakfast as well.
The Gubenkian museum nearby is very good and of course the Oceanarium is good as well.
There are many hotels in Lisbon to choose from. We decided on this one because of the space available in the room. We were very impressed, lounge with sofa + 2 arm chairs, table & 4 chairs, kitchen with fridge/freezer, microwave, + all the china, cutlery, pots & pans etc. Well appointed bathroom, large bedroom with queen size bed + a safe. After a busy day looking @ the sights it was perfect to come back and relax in space & comfortable chairs & not end up having to use the bed to sit on or fight over the one chair as one usually has to do in most hotels. Good continental beakfast included with plenty of choice + some hot eggs & bacon if you need it. All bed lined & towels changed daily. Buses 200metres, Metro 200metres, superstore (including food shop & cinemas) 200 metres. Trams are brilliant. Get a Lisbon Card - can save you a lot of cash. We have just come back (28 Feb) from 4 nights and would return any time to hotel & Lisbon. We have even got a suntan (in February!!!) it was wall to wall sunshine for 4 days. Lisbon has plenty to offer (including lots of hills!!), lots of shops, museums, churchs etc etc.
Stayed at this hotel during Feb 05 - its about a 25min walk from the center but the tube is only 5 mins away and costs 1.2€ to get to/from the center (or buy a go anywhere day pass for €3.48). A fairly inconspicious enterance from the road but inside the Hotel's fine, with separate lounge-kitchen, bathroom, bedroom arrangement - lots of space for your money and its nice and clean. Beds are a bit squeaky though ;o)
We arrived on Christmas Day 2004 & were welcomed with cake and port. The rooms are large, modern and spotless. The reception staff are very helpful and can arrange maps, taxis etc for you. Breakfast and dinner in the restaurant were also excellent. Would definitely recomend this hotel.
We found great deals for this hotel on the major hotel/holiday sites on the net, so it would be worth checking the net for special prices before booking.