Turim Europa Hotel
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... with Monika, a German friend. We were Interrailing, as was the gap year fashion back then. I thought we'd missed our chance to see the old town. Since then, the area that was devastated has been much restored and repaired.
We climbed some wide shallow steps that went up and up, joining alleys and streets. A screwy pigeon hopped slowly down the flight of steps, methodically taking each step one at a time, at its own pace. It totally ignored us as it made its way ...
... beautifully decorated in mosaic tiles and the walls had hand painted scenes from gentile days. The ceilings were richly carved wood and each room seemed to be different as were the doors.
There was a basement area which was cordoned off and a steep spiral stair case carved out of stone to the roof which would afford a great view … but not for me … I don’t like spiral staircases as they make me dizzy. We did venture into the ...
Well, here I am! Sitting in the airport in Portugal, enduring my five-hour layover to return to the States. I can't believe this day is here already.
To write one little blog post, reflecting on my trip and my entire experience, would be impossible. I can hardly put it into words, but I guess I’ll try!
First, I can’t help but think that I’m so blessed and grateful to have had ...
... with the lack of traffic on the highway. We speculated that it might be due to the current economic climate and the very high price of gas. Gas is an astronomical $7.69 per gallon for regular, yet taking a cab anywhere in Lisbon is a fraction of the price you would pay for a cab in the US. Somebody is making some money and it is not the Portuguese taxi drivers.
Upon arriving in Lisbon I decided to try and find the cutlery I saw in Regue during our boat trip into ...
... but wanted to join us for our exploration of Lisbon. Our first stop of the day was Belem. This part of Lisbon is much different than what we saw the day before. This is tourist central, with some amazing old towers, as well as ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Turim Europa Hotel Lisbon
El hotel turim nos encantó. Estuvimos cinco días alojados y estuvimos muy cómodos. Es un hotel muy nuevo y muy limpio. Habitaciones muy acogedoras en las que no falta de nada. Buena atención personal. Desayuno buffet muy completo. Cerca del centro y bien comunicado. La relación calidad precio muy buena. Un hotel que recomendamos a todos los viajeros que deseen pasar unos dias en lisboa.
Das Turim Hotel liegt günstig in einer netten Nachbarschaft, sehr ruhig und geschützt. Es liegt in der Nähe von zwei Metro-Stationen. Innerhalb von fünf Minuten kann man mit der U-Bahn das Stadtzentrum erreichen. Das Personal ist freundlich, gut geschult und hilfsbereit. Das Frühstück ist gut und ein englisches Frühstück erhält mit einem kleinen Aufschlag. Unser Zimmer war wirklich geräumig, sauber und bequem. Der Preis war sehr günstig für ein 4-Sterne-Hotel. In jedem Fall kann ich dieses Hotel nur empfehlen.
Wir hielten uns hier vom 25 - 28.3.06 auf und es gefiel uns sehr. Das Hotel war im Jahre 2005 erbaut. Deswegen fand man alles in einem guten Zustand vor, sowie das Zimmer und Bad waren sehr sauber. Das Zimmer war klein; aber wir schliefen nur darin. Die Fußböden sind nicht mit Teppich jedoch irgendwelchem Holz belegt (was vielleicht interessant für diejenigen ist, die unter Allergien leiden). Es gab einen Flatscreen-Fernseher. Das Frühstück war sättigend aber nichts besonderes. Es gab nur eine geringe Auswahl ohne Früchten und frischen Gemüsen wie Tomaten oder Gurken. Die süßen Teilchen schmeckten delikat. Die Dame am Empfang war sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit mit Vorschlägen bezüglich Sehenswürdigkeiten. Die Lage des Hotels ist ebenfalls gut in der Nähe vom Marques de Pombal Platz. Die Verbindungen zum Stadtzentrum und Flughafen sind sehr gut. Ich kann das Hotel empfehlen und würde bei einem weiteren Trip nach dort wieder dort absteigen.
We - three adults - chose the Turim Europa for its very reasonable price for a triple room, for the excellent reviews it got and because it was recently built in 2005.
Turim Hotel has a great location in a lovely neighbourhood, very quiet and safe. It is close to 2 metro stations and you need just 5 minutes to reach the city centre by tube.
Staff is kind, professional and helpful, breakfast is good (English breakfast has an additional little cost). Our room was really spacious, clean and comfortable and prices are very cheap for a four-stars hotel. I absolutely would recommend this hotel.
Recently stayed here with 3 other girls in May. Compared with the Holiday Inn Lisbon, we enjoyed our stay at the Turim Europa more. The front desk staff is superb! We arrived at 9am and although check-in is not until 2pm, the staff let us check in as soon as the rooms were cleaned (around noon). The decor is simple and modern and the rooms very clean: wood floors, white bedcovers, small flat screen TV, and nice bathrooms. Good water pressure in the showers! The rooms are moderate in size (did not feel cramped like other European hotels). Although located close to Marques de Pombal, it's off the main street so very quiet at night (compared to the Holiday Inn). About a 3 minute walk to the Metro station or a 15-20 minute walk to the Baixa. There is also a small shopping center close by with a nice courtyard surrounded by cafes and simple restaurants. (2 min. walk). There are no internet connections in the room, but there is internet access in the lobby (expensive rates although the staff was nice and didn't charge us for quick email checks).
Very Clean hotel and very firendly staff. I've been to a 4* hotel in Roma, and was a bit disappointed, so I was expecting something similar in Lisbon, but then I was surprised in a good way. Will definetely stay there if I go back to Lisbon
We stayed there from 25-28.03.2006 and had a good time there. The hotel was built in 2005, therefore everything was in good shape and the room + bath very clean. The room was small (but who stays there apart from sleeping ?!) There is no carpet on the floor, but some wood-stuff. (might be interesting for people with allergical problems) and a nice flat-screen tv. Breakfast was ok to fill the stomage, but not thrilling. Small variety only and no fruit or other fresh things like cucumbers, tomatoes. The sweet pieces tasted delicious however. The reception-woman was very friedly and helpful with sightseeing-tips. Hotel-location is also good, near the "Marques de Pombal"-place. Good connection to downtown or the Airport by busses.
Me and the company of 4 people we had a 5 day escape to Lisbon. Turim Europa was absolutely great in everything. It is centrally located near Marques do Pombal Square but is hidden from the main traffic and noise. Nice modern design, big rooms quality breakfast and very friendly staff. would definitely stay there if come once more