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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.
Perfect Place to Stay!
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).
The reception staff were extremely wonderful. The hotel itself was great. It was a tastefully decorated mini-apartment and having a kitchenette was a nice touch. We only used the kitchenette once, but everything we needed to cook was available. Lovely! The bedroom was a good size and there was a sofa bed in the living room.
The hotel is centrally located and if you like to shop, the Ingles Cortes (spelling) is just around the corner. We hopped onto the Metro every morning and visited the various sites around Lisbon (St George's Castle, the Baixa, Estrela Basilica, Alfama, Museu do Chiado to name a few). We also took a tram ride (a must do!) around the city.
Breakfast is served in the hotel's quaint little cafe and was a nice assortment of cheeses, pastries, cereal, juices, jams, and breads.
When I return to Lisbon this winter, I will absolutely stay at this hotel again. I was 150% pleased with the hotel and the staff.
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.
Small, friendly Lisbon suite hotel
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..
After been ripped off by the Cabbie.. WATCH OUT FOR THEM.. THEY should be charging max of 10 Euros not 25!! got to the hotel.. doesnt look like much from outside..
unfortunately, my reservation..made since January had been cancelled ;-(
but, the staff were really nice and explained that it was the site i had booked through that had cancelled my reservation.. Got this sorted and the Gent at the desk made sure we got a one room apartment.. which we thought was really nice!
walking distance to the Metro..and very close to the big shoppin centre...
breakfast was well ok.. but better than ive had at hotels lately...
Really enjoyed our stay here..and i would definitely be staying here again if we come back to Lisbon!
Great self catering hotel
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!!
Anyway, this hotel is brilliant, we had a baby with us and the hotel made things go smoothly for us. Staff were generally very friendly and helpful.
Rooms are spacious with great facilities, huge fridge-freezer!! we managed to even make baby food and freeze it.
Kitchen had hob and oven but lacked microwave. only annoyance was lack of some basic items like salt, pepper, washing-up liquid, sponge and kitchen roll! However the large supermarket in the Department store five minutes walk away sorted all this out! (also sells great seafood too!)
Breakfast was Ok, rooms were cleaned very well daily, the room maids even arranged our fruit collection! However, this 'self catering' hotel could have done with a laundry room, as the laundry prices are absolutely ridicolous! Despite denials by some reception staff we found a laundrette in the next street behind the hotel that do service washes but you do need to be able to speak Portoguese!
Despite its minor shortcomings, for its facilities, location (5mins walk to metro and supermarket), price and service. We would definitely be coming back to stay here the next time we visit.
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.
Ideal resting place
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.
Good location - watch out for taxis
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)
Breakfast selection is average for this size of hotel (i.e. mid) as is the evening meal in the restaurant. Overall we were especially happy with rooms and quality of the hotel and would readily stay there again.
Got stung by a taxi driver on the trip from the airport to the hotel. Dont pay more that 10€ (incl tip and luggage rate) and make sure they start the meter when you get in and dont switch it off before you get to see it (apparently this is common practice) after talking to others...
Also watch out for the pick-pockets who seem to operate in the center and especially when getting on/off public transport....
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.