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 218 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 Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
51%
Ranked #172 of 218 Hotels in Lisbon
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
valencia1988 Chester, United Kingdom
Write a Review

178 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    12
    73
    50
    26
    17
See reviews for
17
75
14
15
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 (7)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (178)
  • Mar-May only
    (45)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (59)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (54)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (20)
All months
Budapest, Hungary
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paris, France
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
19 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
33 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cardiff
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Arendal, Norway
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I have stayed here for 2 nights. Hotel is in a great location. Close to bus stop, metro, hop on hop off bus stop and restaurants. Room was large and very beautiful. Breakfast was good. Staff were NOT that much friendly but helpful. During my stay there was problem with WIFI. They haven't resolved it for 3 days. If you... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I don't know how this hotel got to be classified as a 4 star hotel. Rude staff, no wifi at rooms, my bath towel had a huge hole in it (showing too much use), the room is really old with old carpets. I have my doubts that is should be a 3 star.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Diplomatica in Lisbon in July 2014 and it was definitely not a four star hotel. Really basic amenities, extremely unfriendly staff, less than appetizing breakfast and broken shower facilities. Will definitely not be back!

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Decent wifi is about the best thing that can be said. Everything else was below average and the sliding door on the balcony had a broken hinge. I would only suggest staying here if you can get a good deal online or really need to stay in the area.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

A centrally located hotel, very convenient for Metro and bus. Accommodation was quiet, clean, comfortable and good value. Hotel facilities were basic, definitely no frills, but staff were polite and welcoming. The bar wasn't open during our stay and the restaurant does not not open at night for dinner, so the hotel had no atmosphere in the evening. This is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Do you own or manage VIP Diplomatico Hotel?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to VIP Diplomatico Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about VIP Diplomatico Hotel

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
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Cheap Tickets, Tingo, Priceline, Otel, Hotels.com, HostelBookers, HostelWorld, TripOnline SA, Odigeo 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.
Also Known As:
Vip Diplomatico Lisbon
Hotel Vip Diplomatico

54 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (39)
Viewed
Room/suite (10)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (23)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (16)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
Room/suite (7)
Viewed
Other (3)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay