Real Residencia Suite Hotel
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... At first I was impressed that such a shortcut existed since we were on a mild time crunch and needed to cover some ground relatively quickly. After this brief moment, however, I was enraged. I had been walking up and down Lisbon’s slippery, albeit beautiful, cobble stoned streets for days. I had even walked up the mountain that St. George’s Castle resides on. I was dumbstruck by two things: firstly that I was dumb enough to not know this useful ...
... the city in western Europe. Ewe started walked and saw a
street loaded with vendors. So we did a bit of browsing. We even found one store that sold suits for 5 euro. I had to get one of those, but once I tried it on, I realized that the may have run a bit on the smaller side, oh well. We spent the rest of the morning going through the street and looking and what they had. It reminded me more and more of Mexico, complete with bracelets for sale with your name ...
... local music). Here is a link of a video of the music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQrq7nLP HEw#t=51 . After the music it was about 12:00 pm. For dinner we went to one of the local vendors and we got a seafood pastry and lemon grass tea for 3 euros. We finally got back to our hotel around 1:30 ...
... Portuguese history, had wonderful meals and walked and walked.
Day 1 saw us at the main museum named the Gulbenkian after the Armenian donor bequeathed his amazing art collection to Lisbon to thank the Portuguese for sheltering him and so many others during the Second World War (including my grandparents for a while). He had exquisite taste and although it is not a huge museum the items are quite amazing. We wandered through the Bario Alto before ...
... Portuguese dinner with people from our hostel then went out for drinks with some of them afterwards, where we met 2 really nice English guys.
Did a free walking tour around Lisbon city. I tried some of the Portuguese famous sweet bread, Ginja and Espresso.
Got the tram up the hill and went to ...
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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.