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Hotel Alvorada
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua de Lisboa 3 | Casino Estoril, Estoril, Cascais 2765-240, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Estoril
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Split, Croatia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Wonderful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Alvorada hotel resulted to be the best choice for both sightseeing and relaxing. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable with a balcony offering a beautiful view to the ocean.Everything is kept clean and the staff is really fantastic,absolutely everybody will do their best to satisfy your needs and requests.Although it is located in front of the casino it is still very relaxing place and no noice will ever disturb you.
The hotel is situated at 5 min walk from the railway station and that makes it a perfect place to visit Lisbon since there are trains to city center every 20 min.
Really recomend this hotel!!!

Room Tip: Ask for the room on the top floor to have a better view to the ocean.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This was our fifth stay at Hotel Alvorada, and whilst it may not be the most expensive hotel in Estoril it is certainly the friendliest. The staff always remember us when we come back and are most helpful.

It is located opposite the casino and is only a few minutes from the beach and the railway station where trains leave every twenty minutes to Lisbon or nearby Cascais (although it's nicer to walk to Cascais along the promenade during good weather).

Breakfast is included in the price and consists of a buffet which includes teas, coffees, juices, cereals, bread, preserves, ham, cheese, scrambled eggs and superbly cooked frankfurters. Other reasonably-priced meals are available throughout the day.

Definitely my favourite hotel in Estoril.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front are best as they have balconies overlooking the casino. Up to the third floor roo...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Nice view from balcony. Very large comfortable room. Quiet. Bad coffee from machine, otherwise breakfast OK. Took credit cards.

Be aware that the hotel is dry. Not many restaurant options in Estoril. Not much in Estoril if you are not interested in the casino. Lovely walk (20 mins) into Cascais along the sea front where there are many restaurants.

Very helpful staff who returned a wallet left behind on a seat and also gave advise about restaurants..

Room Tip: Ask for top floor with a balcony. Room 506 is good.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

The Hotel Alvorada is an ideal location for the beach, restaurantes, bars, opposite CASINO de ESTORIL and local tram/ train into Lisbon centre.

Our room was on the 3rd floor it was very spacious and comfortable. Staff very friendly and accomodating. From our balcony we could see the sea and bay.

Breakfast was continental with a choice of breads, coisants, fruit, cereals, yogurts, ham, cheese and hot breakfast food as well.

I would deffinately consider staying here again and would reccommend to any one.
Great stay, Great Value for money and Great location.

Room Tip: Request a higher level room to take full advantage of the views. Also I requested a fridge in our r...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

In a good location next to the casino, but the hotel itself is tired, and in need of refurbishment.

We visited on a hot day when the temperature was over 37c, and alarmingly a person had got stuck inside the main hotel elevator which had broken down.

The bed was small and dipped in the middle - not what we expected.

Amazingly we were also unable to buy a beer or alcoholic drink at the hotel bar, as this was "prohibited to due the owners religious beliefs".

All in all, a hotel best avoided.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Astana, Kazakhstan
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Very cute hotel in front of the famous casino. Clean and quiet. Very comfortable rooms and good breakfast. No restaurant inside. Great view on the balcony of the upper floor.
Easy to find, very near to the shore.

Room Tip: very good restaurant in the nearby.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Just returned from our second two weeks at the Alvorada. We enjoyed our stay so much last year that we decided to return. It was good seeing familiar faces, the Manager, Jose and the dining room Manager, Americo. Also, Elizabeth and Olga on reception. They were so helpful. The Hotel has changed over the past year, with more groups coming in from Spain and France. However, the only problem was breakfast and finding a place to sit. We were used to not using the "bar" or having meals so it didn't bother us. But if having groups is going to be the norm, the bar and dining room service should also include the rest of the guests. We enjoyed walking along the boardwalk or taking the train into Cascais to enjoy the many restaurants or visiting the little snack bar down the street from the hotel called Jackpot where Luis was always ready to suggest something good to eat.

The use of the internet is definitely a problem and should be addressed as most people want to keep in touch with family, friends or business. Free access should be available in the lobby area. Otherwise, the past reviews tell the rest. It's a great hotel for the money, and we'll be back next year.

Room Tip: Front rooms with a balcony.
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  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Address: Rua de Lisboa 3 | Casino Estoril, Estoril, Cascais 2765-240, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Cascais > Estoril
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Estoril
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alvorada 3*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just a 1-minute walk from Estoril's casino and a 2-minute walk from the Estoril Conference Center, Hotel Alvorada offers free parking and spaciously laid-out rooms with modern furnishings and a balcony. The air conditioned rooms at Hotel Alvorada are soundproofed and decorated with colorful, modern art works. Each room includes a private bathroom with bathtub and hairdryer. Guests can enjoy a breakfast buffet in the spacious and light breakfast room. The Cais do Estoril Coffee Shop is available for drinks during the afternoon and in the evening. The Hotel Alvorada offers free parking and a 24-hour front desk. Tamariz beach and the Estoril Train Station are a 10-minute walk away. ... more   less 
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