Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade
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An unglamorous arrival in Lisbon, with Lauren finding the stress of having her (one) bag lost during the only connection made while at Heathrow airport. All was well, with the airline (TAP Portugal) locating the bag and having it delivered later that night in time for the flight out to Spain the next day. The monkey girls convinced daddy of a quick …
We arrived in Lisboa, Portugal after a full Iberia flight from Madrid. Fortunately it is only a little over an hours flight. We are staying at the Sofitel Lisboa which is very centrally located. Having checked in we went for a wander around to get our bearings and see a bit of this part of Lisbon. Lisbon is a very hilly city, obviously quite old …
... the Alfama, which is full of narrow passages and cobbled streets before eventually returning to the ship. Erica and I took refuge in the shade while others burned themselves to a crisp. We did cool off a few times in the pool which was lovely and refreshing.Some of our fellow passengers are the colour of mahogany. Although we were the first ship into Lisbon this morning we were not the first to leave. Ventura took leave first to a cacophony of noise from ...
... Goa. When he mentions this fact the reception is downright familial. When Jason told our host Fabio that his family was from Goa Fabio slapped him on the knee as if he had just found out they were cousins :)
Overall it is a gorgeous city with heart and character that runs deep through its history and even the challenges of its present. We'll have to return someday to experience it more fully.
... who were from Lake Lucerne in Switzerland, which I had visited while I was in Zurich a few years ago. They were very nice and it seemed they were just finishing their meal. The server, maybe he was the cook too, bought me this empinada looking thing. I am not sure what was inside but it was very spicy and tasty. I liked the taste. The couple from Lake Lucerne said they were pretty sure it was fish but did ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade
I just spent 3 nights for business at the new SOFITEL in Lisbon. This hotel is locatd in the city center, Avd de la Libertad.
Excellent - 5* service as you would expect it
After a terrible night in the Avenida Palace we spent the remainder of our break in the Sofitel... and loved every minute of it. From the moment you arrive you experience French hospitality and feel very welcomed. The rooms were very modern, with excellent bathrooms, flatscreen TV etc. The Sofitel beds are fantastic and ensure a great nights sleep after exploring the city. You could probably skip breakfast (€17) at eat in a cafe but the standard was very good ... We had dinner in the hotel on one night which was fantastic. Great service, fantastic food and ambience ... All in all we had a great stay at the SOFITEL, especially after the dissappointment whihc was the Avenida Palace. ... Sofitel is perfect place for city break in Lisbon!
In my last review of this hotel I said the hotel was not very nice but the position excellent, well, it has been refurbished with great taste and it's now a great 4 stars hotel! Rooms are on the small side but really furnished with class and style, bordering towards the 5 stars! Everything is brand new, there was a great plasma TV, a beautiful bathroom, and the bed was nice. Location is good, and price too. So all in all an excellent choice both for business and tourism! Congratulations Sofitel!
We had a very nice stay. The rooms have had a recent renovation and everything looks and feels new. The bath is large - however, I find the tubs a bit dangerous as one has to step up to get in and step down to get out; especially difficult when the floor mat is slippery. The breakfast was excellent and the staff more than helpful. We were there 8 days and enjoyed every one of them. The bed was delightful and I loved the down comforter and fluffy pillows. We had a view of the Castle. If you want English speaking TV this is not the place but I enjoyed watching what they had the few times I bothered to turn it on. All in all, I recommend highly.
I stayed at Sofitel in January 2004 and enjoyed the stay very much. The staff was very welcoming and had all the answers to my questions about tourism and traveling. I enjoyed the quiet atmosphere of the room, with confortable beds, nice furnature, and a great view of the city from the big windows. The breakfast and lunch was also excellent, but a little more expensive than it would be at any nearby restaurant down the street. It was also fantastic to have so many things within walking distance, this brought about a lot more calamity to the trip. Overall, this hotel is highly recommened and is for sure rated at 100%.
WARNING-Renovations in Progress
Was a Guest of the Sofitel-Lisboa, Jan 12-15,2004. This is a lovely facility,great location,good food and a Staff that gave every effort to make our stay enjoyable. HOWEVER,this Hotel is being completely renovated,literally from top to bottom!!. Due to the jack-hammering & other construction noises (first day from 7:30AM-8:30PM!!) it was absolutely impossible to rest & relax during the day. The Staff did offer many amenities to make up for this problem, but nothing compensated the inability for an afternoon nap or quiet relaxation..It seems that in all fairness, potential guests should have been warned of this situation when booking..
Advice;Be sure that the renovation has been completed before booking
My wife and I had a wonderful time in Lisbon stayinf @ the Sofitel hotel. The staff were very helpful and courtious and the room was of a high standard which we like. Also we enjoyed very much the breakfast that set us up for the days sightseeing and in the evening we did have a meal which again we could not fault. The service and the quality of the food was to a high standard. The location of the hotel was also very good for walking to the shops and the tram - train and bus services. A pleasure to stay at. Regards Charlie and Joy Seels.
A superb hotel
A superb hotel in an excellent location, much better than hotels situated round Eduard VII park if you are visiting for pleasure. All the old town sights are in walking distance. There are plenty of restaurants close by. We stayed for 3 nights in August and paid less than 100 euros per night for a double room incl. breakfast. On arrival we were greeted by polite, friendly & efficient staff, who were only too pleased to help us with our stay. The rooms are a reasonable size with super king size bed, well stocked mini bar, air con., safe, branded toiletries etc. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.
I will never stay at a Sofitel again!!!!!
For a hotel that prides iteself on service these people need to look hard in the mirror (and their hiring practices) before they go out of business. I never made it beyond the front door.... reservation in hand I was turned away from this hotel by the doorman who refused to open the door to assist my wife who was on crutches. I was in an ensuing discussion told to in effect "go away". Other hotel employees seemed to stand around and watch a heated exchange and did nothing to intervene. This was an outrageous experience and I will never stay at a Sofitel hotel again.Do yourself a favor... try the Marriott what it lacks in location it makes up for in customer service and satisfaction.