We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 219 Lisbon hotels

VIP Diplomatico Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua Castilho 74, Lisbon 1250-071, Portugal
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added VIP Diplomatico Hotel to your Saves list
VIP Diplomatico Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
59%
Ranked #165 of 219 hotels in Lisbon
Write a Review

205 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    31
    85
    50
    25
    14
See reviews for
14
57
10
13
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (6)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Derry, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Most definitely not a 4 star hotel!! The bedrooms are bleak to say the least. The furnishings are dated and would look more at home on The Antiques Road Show. There is no atmosphere or people in and around the hotel. The bar was open one night in the three that we stayed - and the one night we did... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
18 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

It´’s a renewed old hotel from the sixties. The lobby is wide and nice. The bedrooms are comfortable. Its location is very good – in the center of Lisbon with underground and taxis around. If you don’t need luxury and want to pay a low price, take this chance.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Aveiro, Portugal
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I book this Hotel as a 4 starts, but the Hotel is very old, it is as much a low 3 star Hotel. The breakfast is mild. The room furniture is very old and is falling apart. The walls are very thin, we can ear the rooms next door easily.

Was this review helpful? Yes
UK
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I just returned from staying at this 4 star hotel. I am confounded by some remarks. I am a perpetual complainer, and I expect value for money. I have written many reviews. This is the first hotel that I have only a positive impression about. Clean, comfortable, every facility, great location and on the whole excellent value. It is not... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Milan, Italy
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

It's OK, but a bit far from the sightseeing area. It's close to the main Avenue of the city, but it's the other end of it. It's about 30 min walking to the actual downtown and all the other sightseeing areas. Nevertheless it's in a nice area, connected to buses, subways etc and next to a very nice park.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Stayed for 8 nights at the Diplomatico. Booked in haste as a Lastminute.com secret hotel. The hotel is advertised as a 4 star, as the other reviews all say, it is no where near a 4 star hotel. In the early 80s it definitely would have been at the top of its game. The reception is reasonably impressive but clearly... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Cape Town
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I am not quote sure how this hotel got it's 4 stars, but it comes nowhere near, based on our 4 nights there in May. The entrance and reception is light and cheerful, as were the front desk staff who we generally found helpful and courteous. Except they wanted to hold onto our passports "to fill in forms".....we insisted on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

The VIP Diplomatico hotel must have been superb in its days. However, those times are long gone, and the hotel has not been updated. The hotel claims to be 4 stars, and probably was at one point, but not any more. The interior is dark and a bit gloomy. The bellboy is almost as old and dusty as the hotel,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Prague, Czech Republic
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I had a single room, which was small but not too small. The room was clean, the bathroom as well, and also the provided towels. Staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast offered standard choice (english & swedish breakfast). The free wifi functioned well. The hotel has a good location, not too far from downtown, and the road is often frequented... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
204 reviews 204 reviews
59 hotel reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

this is no way a 4star hotel,as previously stated many times.3max.uphill from mar. de pombal metro,in the business district,with a couple of cafe/bars nearby.i asked for and got a smoking room on the9th floor,my room was a 'suite',i think.enormous!had no problems with cleanliness at all.room cleaner was excellent.at the weekend there appeared to be a staffing problem so that the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Been to VIP Diplomatico Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about VIP Diplomatico Hotel

Also Known As:
Vip Diplomatico Lisbon
Hotel Vip Diplomatico
Address: Rua Castilho 74, Lisbon 1250-071, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Estremadura > Lisbon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Room Service
Hotel Style:
#94 Luxury Hotel in Lisbon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — VIP Diplomatico Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The VIP Executive Diplomático Hotel is a four star hotel with a unique design. With 90 rooms all equipped to provide the highest comfort both for leisure and business travellers. After a working day you can have a drink or a cocktail at the Hotel Bar.For events the Hotels offers 4 meeting rooms where you may hold meetings, seminars and conferences.The Hotel VIP Executive Diplomático is located in the Downtown Lisbon, next to Marquês do Pombal square and the Parque Eduardo VII. Its privileged location makes this Hotel the perfect choice for both business and leisure travellers. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Orbitz, Booking.com, Travelocity, Cheap Tickets, Tingo, Priceline, Otel, Asiatravel.com Holdings, HostelWorld, HostelBookers, Hotels.com and Venere so you can book your VIP Diplomatico Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage VIP Diplomatico Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.