Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade
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... up to the Castello de Sao Jorge, overlooking a warren of back streets with shops, bars, and restaurants, where bands played live music in the streets. This area was a complete surprise with a view over the river that is spectacular. By using the local transport and two day tickets for the buses we found some great places to eat and drink including the relatively new, river bars that sit under the April 25th bridge over the river Tagus, whose design ...
... meant we had the day to explore the delights of Lisbon. Beautiful architecture, a **** load of hills and steps, graffiti/artwork on every other building and probably the biggest concentration of crack heads and winos anywhere in Europe, largely down to the decriminalisation of narcotics. Speaking of which, openly selling drugs in broad daylight next to policemen barely gets a raised eyebrow let alone a wrap ...
... Fado singers. The once banned music became a national treasure and is still today a popular art form. So I suppose the rough edge to the port area was historically accurate. Still I didn't feel safe and moved on. My 5 star hotel was quite far away from the tourist section so I felt quite safe there but I was warned by everyone to watch out for pick pockets. The earthquake that devastated Lisbon in 1755 was a 9.0 ...
... date on your ticket. I decided for the first one I would do the one to Belem, which is the place I went yesterday on my own. I got to see some things I did not see before and seeing things from the altitude of the top part of the bus brought a different perspective. The breeze felt good. The tour took about two hours but the bus stopped at the starting point to let some ...
... renowned pastries.
We caught the trolley out to Belem which was about a 15-20 minute ride. Once in Belem we went right to Antiga Confeitaria de Belem. This place had a line out the door which was a mix of locals ...
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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.