VIP Executive Suites Eden
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We spent our second day in Lisboa exploring the neighborhoods and visiting cathedrals. The Portuguese tiles are beautiful and provide infinite inspiration for Zentangle patterns! The food is wonderful - so far all meals have been eaten outside! I understand now why so much time is spent talking about what you eat when you travel - not only is the …
... the end of the Salazar dictatorship in 1974, Lisbon still seemed to be a rustic kind of city with little western influence. It was definitely an interesting to only see two Starbucks locations and maybe one or two McDonalds during the entire ten day stay. However, after reading and learning about Salazar’s multi-decade dictatorship, it was easy to see the reasoning behind the lack of western influence.
On the first ...
... map with me this time and I walked up to the information desk and asked for
directions. They told me I had to go to terminal 2 arrivals. Once I walked around 20 minutes to this location I realized that those frikking information desk people hadn’t looked at my map properly and had just directed me to a random post office when I needed the place where my package was at. So after more wandering I realized I had to take a bus to the ...
... triumphs in the 16th century - first around the Cape of Good Hope to open up the spice trade with the Orient. More on that coming up...
Oh, and the reference to All Saints Day in the title... November 1 is All Saints Day on the Catholic calendar. It is also the anniversary of a major catastrophe in Lisbon's history - the earthquake of 1755 on All Saints Day - scientists believe it was at least 9 on the modern day Richter Scale. More on that later ...
... it reinforced many concepts we had covered in class, as did the following tours of sleeping sickness, neurodegenerative disease and malaria research labs and the imaging facility at IMM.
(These mosquito larvae have been infected with transgenic malaria parasites. The malaria parasites express firefly ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews VIP Executive Suites Eden Lisbon
The best room that we could have asked for at this prince range, it is impossbile to find a room like this for this price in Paris or London. It was practically a 1bdr. apartment. The hotel is doors down from the train station, right across from the bus stops and a 10min walk to the Electrico. I stayed here for 5 nights, the suite was huge for Eroupe standards (full sized tiled bathroom +kitchenette:dishwasher, fridge, toaster, cooking range, microwave, utensils and glassware!) Kitchen is very nice to have when the stay is long! This hotel was great value. The room was relatively quiet and clean (but not spotless: the bathroom floors were not cleaned everyday and there were some crusty stains on the blankets and carpet-but sheets and towels were very clean). The staff all spoke english.
I stayed at the VIP Eden in late August and had a horrible expericence that prompted me to become a member of this site just to warn others. On the third day of my stay, my hotel room was burglarized in the afternoon while my friend and I were out sightseeing. We returned to the hotel at around 7:30pm to find our clothes all over the floor, my luggage slashed open (because it had been locked) and my friend's luggage missing altogether. The room was locked when we got back and did not show any signs of forced entry. I called the front desk immediately, the woman sounded sympathetic but said there was nothing she could do and there was no security guard I could talk to. She said the hotel can check the key card lock and see who entered the room at what time but not until the next day and recommened we file a report with the police.
VIP Eden Aparthotel - Lisbon - what a great gem in the heart of Lisbon.
Great gem in the heart of Lisbon. More than sadequete kitchen, good batroom and very good lounge/dining space
Highly recommend - will be back
Quite pleased with location and rate
I stayed at this hotel in February 2004. The staff was excellent and they upgraded me to a one bedroom apartment. It was incredibly great in terms of location to visit Lisbon and I had a nice view over the city (although the windows are small). Having a kitchen was excellent. The rooms are pretty utilitarian otherwise, but given the wonderful location and the gracious staff and the space with a kitchen, it is an extremely comfortable place to stay on a visit to Lisbon.
My wife and I made reservations through Hotelclub.com for 2 weekend nights at the VIP Eden in Lisbon for May 22 and 23, 2004. The cost was 89 euros per night. This hotel is pretty new, a recently remodeled theater. We read here that the 9th floor rooms had balconies but none were available, so our room was on the 3rd floor which gave us a view over the tropical rooftop garden that fronts onto the plaza and street.
This hotel looks very grand from the outside but more modest inside.
This hotel is a great stay at a very reasonable price. My room was very roomy and very clean. Staff is very helpful and most speak very good english. The view from the terrace gives you a taste of the hustle and bustle of one of Lisbon's busiest streets while still having a clear view of the Castelo de Sao Jorge. Lots of great restaurants just across the stret including one of the best hole-in-the-wall ginginha spots "Eduardinho". As well, the tourism office is right next door. As for the breakfast, it's convenient, but at 5 euros I'd hit one of the little cafes in the baixa area like the artsy "A Brasileira" for a little more variety and patio ambience.
We were introduced to the VIP Eden by our Lisbon guide. What a gem! We had a studio which had a double bed, kitchen table with two chairs, and upholstered chair all in one room. There was a small kitchen area with stove, refrigerator and sink. The room had a full bathroom including tub. Since we were on the 9th floor we also had a balcony with a table and a couple of rosin chairs as this is the only floor where the rooms have balconies.