Travel Blogs from Lisbon
... was closed to instead we
just continued to walk around. We made our way back to our apartment around
9:30 and at this point there was a full blown party happening in the streets.
Aparently it was a celebration on San Anton that happens once a year in Brazil
and Portugal, and we were here for this celebration, and it was happening
outside our window. There was about a 3 block radius that was a complete party
and I felt like all of Lisbon was on our street. We ...
... 30 euros, and I was not in the mood to splurge. Lisbon was a lot more expensive than I had anticipated, and I was staying in a very central area. After a half hour of walking, I grabbed some fruit from a grocery store. I wanted to run into a restaurant that would be worth the money. That would prove to be more difficult to do than I’d anticipated. When I travel, I enjoy having some sense of structure. In terms of meals, I cook or get simple snacks ...
... water was pretty cool. On the way back to the hotel the bus was stopped for a Police check. Driver didn't have the current insurance and was fired 30 euro. Arrived back at hotel at 6:00pm. Went to supermarket across the road and a 6 pack of beer was 1.50 euro with wine at the same price. We shared 2 bottles or red for dinner. The red wine is very drinkable and so cheap. Much better than cheap red wine in ...
As soon as I arrived in Lisbon I saw this huge sign stating: A sardinha é de todos! I wondered what it was, thinking it could be some curious ad campaign. Then I saw sardines eyeing me proudly from shop windows and cafés, I saw a huge sardine in Praça do Comercio, announcing the feasts of June. I already knew that grilled sardines are a popular food served during these festivals, but I knew there was ...
... here also.
Tonight we were to go to a restaurant recommended in the Lonely Plant guide, where they played Fado. Fado is the local customary mini opera performed in many special restaurants around Lisbon. Its taken very seriously here in Lisbon and watch out if anyone is not quiet during the performance, you will be told! (we were not guilty of such behaviour ). Anyway as I said we were! To have ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Tivoli Lisboa Lisbon
Rooms are ok if basic for 5* but the service is spot on and the breakfast excellent. The central location is hard to beat and the pool so relaxing for a central location. Go again for sure if only they could do something about those hills!
What a disappointment
Having based our decision where to stay in Lisbon for an extended weekend on the many very positive reviews for this hotel in this forum we were quite disappointed by this hotel. It lacks any character or charme and cannot make up for that by anything else.
Perhaps at some time in the past this hotel qualified for the 5 stars it is rated at, but certainly not anymore. Hotel staff was on several occasions neither friendly nor helpful. Nobody really seemed to bother whether their guests are happy or not. Our room was very standard. Typical layout and size, the bathroom needing renovation badly (cracks everywhere and very low water pressure). Breakfast was OK for fruit lovers. Anybody likes eggs, ham or sausages definitely has to look elsewhere.
To sum it up we can say that Lisbon is definitely worth visiting or revisiting but we advise anybody willing to pay 5 star money to stay elsewhere.
Amazing breakfast, great location, wonderful traditional hotel
We stayed at the hotel in late July 2004. The kind of big city hotel where everything is very proper and formal. The staff was very helpful as we were not familiar with Lisbon and helped us several times with directions and attractions. I'm a big fan of breakfast and the Sunday morning breakfast was spectacular. Everything you can imagine including champagne, served in a wonderful room looking out over the boulevard. It was very hot and finding a hotel in the heart of Lisbon with an outdoor pool with shade was a nice bonus. Our room was clean and comfortable. There are a number of attractions, restaurants and churches all within easy walking distance from the hotel.
After visiting the Grand Prix at Estoril (the two wheeled more exiting one) my wife and i decided to spend a few days in lisbon. The hotel Tivoli lisboa was our final choice. What a clever choice it was. Ok i know it is a five star but we found a junior suite for £120 on expedia in september.
Location was ideal, ten mins by foot to the heart of things. Rooms where well presented and spotless. Staff very friendly, smartly dressed and well trained. It even had a moderate sized pool area again with bar and showers plus friendly staff.
A return to lisbon would find me back at the Tivoli
Will go there again
Booked this hotel over the internet for a very reasonable rate 2 days in advance of arrival. Arrived at 9.30 in the morning and could check into my room straight away. The management celebrated my birthday with complimentary champagne and cake in the room on the evening of my birthday! Nice business centre with free internet access. Great breakfast. Only hotel with pool in central Lisbon, I believe. Nice fish restaurants down the hill on the right.
Great hotel, well-located
Very pleasant hotel - bright, clean, airy rooms; spacious lobby; courteous and friendly staff; attractive dining room with excellent buffet breakfast. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and would be happy to go back there again.
A True Five Star Hotel
We started and ended our ten night Spain-Portugal trip at the Tivoli Lisboa. From the moment we stopped our car in the front, they took over -unloading our luggage, delivering it to our room, and checking us in without even a credit card imprint (the room was already paid).
Breakfast was very good, especially the fresh fruit. Try the seafood restaurant a couple of blocks down the street (displaying lobsters, crabs, shrimp, etc) for a great dinner. The free high speed internet service was a real plus!
The Tivoli Lisboa Hotel exceeded my expectations, together with Lisboa in general. Nice hotel, good size room, friendly staff, great location & a superb buffet breakfast included. Avoid eating at the restaurant of the top floor. Fantastic view but a rip off.
An old-fashion hotel
My hubby and I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in early July 2003.
The hotel is a typical old-fashion hotel. Medium room size which needs some maintenance. It takes you about 10 minutes to walk to the shopping area at Rossio. Buffet breakfast is good. If you are looking for modern type of hotel, try next door's new NH Liberdade Hotel.
Large hotel with good amenities. Rooms a fair size for a european (me) but a little samll compared to US Hotels.
Needs some room maintenance but staff helpful and friendly. Only dial up internet access in the rooms and 64kb in the office centre.
Food is good but a little expensive, but this is true of most Lisbon hotels.
Loads of different eating places around and sea food is a local speciality.