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Hotel Arribas
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida Alfredo Coelho S/N | Praia Grande, Colares 2705-329, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Colares
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Great Place To Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Hotel Arribas is a true gem! Courteous, friendly, and helpful staff. Beautiful ocean view! The meals in the dining room were superb. We enjoyed the stay!

Al & Judy

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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8 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

This hotel was a pleasant surprise. I was counting on a typical 3 star hotel but the service is above this level. From the moment we entered the hotel we are greeted with great attention and sympathy.The room is very large with a beautiful view over the sea. nothing better than enjoying the scenery on the balcony of the room. At night we can fall asleep listening to the waves. The breakfast was much better than i expected, with a lot of diversity and quality in food. Undoubtedly one of the best quality-price relationship that I've found so far.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

Awesome place to stay!!!!! Rooms are basic, but who cares you're only sleeping in the room! Open the door to your balcony to sleep to the sound of the waves crashing! Watch the waves crash against the HUMONGOUS pool while you stare at all the beautiful locals on the beach and jumping off the diving board! Breakfast was awesome too! Lots to choose from! The staff was accommodating and there is parking. STAY HERE! Don't stay in Sintra...this is MUCH MUCH better! Make sure you check out their national parks and drive up to praia de Aguda and overlook the cliffs! BREATH-TAKING!!!!!!

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

Very friendly reception. Room understated but well appointed. Good restaurant

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

We found this place by accident while looking for another guesthouse and what a great find. The view alone is unbelievable and the beds were quite comfortable. The size of the pool is unreal - we spent a great afternoon laying in the sun. The ocean is pretty cold for swimming at 15°C so the option of the pool at 23°C was great. It was a lot of fun to sit and watch the surfers from the pool deck. The sounds of the waves made for the best sleep of our whole vacation. Breakfast was worth the extra little bit.

Highly recommend this hotel!

While there its worth taking a drive up in the mountains to the villages - there are some great places and wonderful people to meet.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

Great room facing ocean. Ocean all the time. Great! Big pool. 2 minutes to the beach.
Unfortunately there is no free wi-fi in the room (one PC on the 1st floor).

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kiev
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

If you´re traveling to Lisbon, don´t miss an opportunity to spend at least a day (and a night) by the ocean. I was traveling with a friend and spending a night right on the ocean shore was a priceless getaway from the adventures of Lisbon. The hotel is quite big, located right on the beach and has a huge pool. It can be reached from Sintra by a direct bus but it only runs once an hour. A taxi ride cost us 15 Euros. It was worth is as we arrived to the If hotel at 6pm and could catch some time at the pool which closes at 7pm! That´s a disadvantage.
All rooms face the ocean-superb! Rooms are convenient, but WiFi is paid. Lobby WiFi is sporadic-free at some point, but then it required payment. But it´s a good place to get away from the online world, if that´s what you want.
A couple of small restaurants along the beach provide a nice and cheaper alternative to the hotel´s (pricey) restaurant.
Staff very friendly. If you want to visit Cabo da Roca, makes sense to call a cab to the hotel. The ride will cost 10 euros but you wont have to wait for the bus and waste time.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Arribas

Address: Avenida Alfredo Coelho S/N | Praia Grande, Colares 2705-329, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Sintra Municipality > Colares
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Colares
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Arribas 3*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Where the land meets the ocean, Hotel Arribas, the most western in Europe is located in Praia Grande, only 10 minutes from the historic center of Sintra, 30 minutes from the Lisbon airport, 20 minutes from Costa do Estoril and Cascais and 20 minutes from Mafra.Fall asleep with the sound of rolling waves in one of our 59 rooms all overlooking the ocean and the beach and enjoy in one of the largest saltwater swimming pools in Europe with 100 mts large, between June to September.A perfect place for entertainment and relaxing moments but also for organize events or business meetings.The hotel has a Terrace restaurant with a la carte menu and buffet and also private rooms for meals.For meetings or congresses there is a fully equipped room able to accommodate 280 persons. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Arribas Hotel Sintra

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