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“Perfect position for exploring.” 4 of 5 stars
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Saboia Estoril Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua Belmonte 1, Estoril 2756, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Estoril
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“Perfect position for exploring.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Stayed for 3 nights in December 2012 - 2 adults and 2 children (12 and 10)

A lovely 15 to 20 minute walk along ocean front to Cascais and a short 5 minute walk to Monte Estoril train Staition (which will take you to Cascais or Lisbon - this train station was unmanned the entire time we were here and you must buy tickets from a machine or walk to Cascais to talk to someone!)

The reception / lounge area of hotel was lovely and our check-in was easy and we were given two sea-view rooms (which we had pre-booked). The rooms, as stated previously, are small, but they suited our needs fine. The decor was pleasant (3rd floor) although the carpets, although clean, were very stained and looked dirty.

The room was clean, as was the bathroom. Bed was comfortable. There wasn’t a kettle / jug in the room, which would’ve been nice but there was a small fridge / min-bar and a safe.

Teresa (at reception) was great - always ready to answer our questions and even helped us order pizza one night!
There is free parking at the front of the hotel - but very limited and although we had no issue - could be a problem in summer.

Breakfast was a pleasant surprise. Bacon, eggs, tomatoes, plenty of pastries, breads and yoghurts. The young waiter at breakfast was always polite and helpful.

I would stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

We stayed one week in the Saboia and liked its central location, near the beach walk, the Estoril and Cascais quarters, the Marina and the train station to Lisbon. The meeting and facilities spaces in the ground floor of the hotel are very nicely equipped. Our rooms on the first floor were a bit antiquated and needed a brush-up. On the other hand we enjoyed a super bargain by the "invisible hand" on the room rates. We took our breakfast in the adjacent Zenith-café, super service, more choice and not more expensive than the hotel itself. Parkings are available, but not abundant, watch out that the hotel manager does not double park his big car and hampers your pulling out.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

This is a charming hotel in Estoril, just a few minutes walk from the beach. It is in a good area and the staff is very helpful. The rooms are clean, quite small but they have got what you need. The breakfast is also very good!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baku, Azerbaijan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I brought a group of ten to Estoril and we stayed at the Saboia. Based on the three-star rating and the fact that I was bringing a group of students, I expected indifferent, even disdainful, service. Described as a boutique hotel but costing EUR40 a night, I had imagined a Motel 6 that was trying too hard. I was wrong.
From the moment we walked in the door we were given first-class treatment. My requests regarding room arrangements for the students had been honored, including removing all alcohol from the minibars. The staff called taxis for us, gave us advice on where to eat and how to get there, and went out of their way to make our time enjoyable. They really seemed to enjoy tourists and helping tourists make the most of their time in their beautiful city. I was especially impressed with their attitudes towards our students, understanding when they locked a key in the room or left something in the lobby.
Our group occupied most of the second floor. The room decor is chic, although there are a few odd choices, and the carpets could use replacing in some rooms - but nothing that made me want to leave. On the down side, some rooms smelled of stale smoke, and I'm not sure what the hotel's smoking policy is, but I know on a couple of occasions I smelled fresh smoke seeping from a neighbor's room. Fortunately, mine did not smell. Beds were comfortable, hot water was plentiful, complimentary breakfast was quite good, and free wi-fi - none of the neighboring hotels offer that. As to hotel clientele, we saw a number of young couples on romantic holidays. One evening we saw several elderly couples elegantly dressed for a night on the town.
If you haven't decided where in Lisbon to stay, Estoril is a lovely, safe, quaint town with easy access to transportation, shopping, and restaurants. I hope to return some day and when I do, it will be to the Saboia. It is an outstanding value for the money.

Room Tip: As of Nov. 2012 first floor rooms don't seem to have been renovated yet.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chichester Uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for three nights and choose the romantic package as it wasn't much more expensive. We had a room 609 which had a balcony with stunning views over the Atlantic which we enjoyed whilst sipping our complimentary bubbly and pastries. The location itself is perfect, only about 10 minutes away from the seafront and the train station where there are regular trains to Lisbon and Cascaius. There was also a local bus service up to Sintra and a one day travel pass costing 5 euros covers you not only up to Sintra but also all around the town. There are lots of good restaurants in Cascaius which is only about a 15 to 20 minute walk away along the promenade and we also had a nice meal in a small local restaurant only a couple of minutes walk away from the hotel called Tertulia do Monte. The staff were friendly, speaking good English and the breakfast good.

Overall this is a lovely hotel in a great location from which to explore the Lisbon area.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 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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Sesimbra, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

I actually checked online before making a reservation and given the opinions on here, I was expecting something cosy and welcoming with an above standard decor in the room. It was very disappointing! We had the romantic package and according to the website the room was supposed to be decorated in rose petals... there were none. The bathrooms were supposedly updated... maybe in the early 90s? Oh, and the "double bed" was two twin beds squashed together with a king size sheet over the top. Additionally, they sold the idea of a welcome drink, which silly me had a picture of a little something in the room, but it's actually a decanter of something similar to port in the reception lobby (which is there all day) AND we were only told about it when I complained, it was not offered to us upon our arrival.
The food at breakfast was ok and the swimming pool looked clean. The room was also clean and the towels (despite small and old) were also very white.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Geel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

With Aeorbus from airport to trainstation (30 minutes), took the train to Monte Estoril station (30 minutes), from there a few steps up the hill (5 minutes) and we arrived at the renovated hotel for a week stay. The room at the first floor was small but cosy with a perfectly working newly airco. Because of the good weather in september you only need the room for sleeping. The staff at the reception was friendly and very helpfull. We needed a cheap reliable rent-a-car for a day and they arranged everything for us. The streets around the hotel are relatively busy but not a great problem at night. Breakfast is great with lots of choices from bacon and eggs to healthy yogurt.
On the other side of the hotel is a nice little park with a nearby shop and bar. Downhiil you have the small trainstation from the Lisbon - Cascais line, a few miles from downtown Estoril. Every 20 minutes you can take a train both ways.
There is a beautiful long boulevard with a few nice and clean public beaches between Estoril and Cascais along the Atlantic ocean. Weekends are very busy but relaxed. Its perfect for a romantic walk late afternoon watching the locals conquer the high oceanwaves and finally have some diner at one of the numerous fish resaurants. Safety is guaranteed by the presence of police on a scooterbike.
Within a 20 minute walk from the hotel is the town of Cascais worth visiting. By car we made a one day trip to ancient Sintra and the most western spot in Europe at Cabo de Roca, a breathtaking place.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rua Belmonte 1, Estoril 2756, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Estoril
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Estoril
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Saboia Estoril Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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