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VIP Diplomatico Hotel

4.0 of 5 Rua Castilho 74, Lisbon 1250-071, Portugal
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is excellent near Parque Eduardo VII. Staff is very attentive and helpful. Room w/ generous dimensions, was clean but the smell like old was there, very strong. Bathroom small but fairly equipped for the price. Overall aspect is too old almost looking (but not in fact) not clean. The price was fair.

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wales
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Hotel is in the business district so that's a good start. Some people clearly have high expectations of hotels and have been unfair with their comments about this one. We had no problem with the staff - the old bloke referred to is really sweet - he takes you to your room (carries your bags) & shows you round. We... More 

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Bet Arye, Israel
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Although situated in prime location, near the Pombal Circuit, the hotel is fairly old and could do with some revamping. The room are decent in size, somewhat oddly planned, by as far as comfort is concern... it was OK. you enter the room into a chamber that includes the wardrobe, and inside it the fridge... than, you go through a... More 

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Derbyshire
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61 reviews 61 reviews
57 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Not interested what others say about how many stars this should be. As usual North Americans are moaning about how dated it is, they want everything ripping out every few years, it seems. Seemed to have a timeless classy hotel style, OK not chic and modern but suits me. Don't moan about paying 2 euros to have a cab called,... More 

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Pickering. Ontario
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

How the travel agencies allow this hotel to rates itself as 4 stars is beyond belief. Other than its central location it is not even close to a one star. The check in area and lobby are in reasonable condition but once you enter the upper floors the kindest description one can give is rather shabby. The carpets are almost... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is not a 4 star hotel. I would say a weak 3. I had 2 chances when I was arrived. Stay in a smoking room with WiFi or non-smoking room without WiFi. Due to the reason that I was on a business trip I had to choose smoking room. The room was very old furnished, especially the bathroom. I... More 

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Paris, France
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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The star rating of a hotel always spurs much debate. Portugal isn't a member of the European HOTREC, which works to harmonise hotel ratings across all european countries. This may be a possible explanation for the downright deceptive presentation of Hotel Diplomatico on their website, claiming 4 star luxury in downtown Lisbon, with various well manicured pictures to match. The... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This hotel is a great base to explore as it is so close to the metro station, and buses run from stops which are very easy to get to. The room we stayed in was bigger than I expected, with a balcony and great air-con, which was needed! The staff were very helpful, drawing us directions on maps and advising... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
33 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The hotel has the nicest staff. They are so friendly. It is well located and rooms are spacious and clean. However, this is not a 4 star hotel. Maybe some 10 years ago… Bathrooms are very old and so is the decor. The place could do with a big renovation. It was value for money and that is why I... More 

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Cardiff
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Booked to return to this hotel as last visit was good. It ticked all my boxes ie. wifi, tv, tea/coffee facilities car parking and own bathroom. Very disappointed the receptionist lied to me saying firstly hotel had no wifi then saying it was out of order. I found out later it was because I was on 6th floor, he offered... More 

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Address: Rua Castilho 74, Lisbon 1250-071, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Estremadura > Lisbon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — VIP Diplomatico Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 90
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Also Known As:
Vip Diplomatico Lisbon
Hotel Vip Diplomatico
Hotel Style:
#98 Luxury Hotel in Lisbon

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