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“Nice and clean but....” 4 of 5 stars
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Sao Jose Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida Dom Jose Alves Correia da Silva, Fatima 2495-402 , Portugal   |  
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Ranked #12 of 39 Hotels in Fatima
Mission Viejo, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Nice and clean but....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

We stayed here for 3 days on a pilgrimage to Fatima. The staff is nice, the food is good. Some members of our group in the adjacent room were a bit rowdy that night and we could hear their jubilation...not a party pooper but I had jet lag that time...it seems there's not much insulation between rooms...for a 3 star hotel, I would stay here again because the hotel staff are nice...besides, it takes less than 5 minute walk to the Basilica.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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73 hotel reviews
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Hotel Sao Jose is a basic 3 star hotel, just 200 meters from the square with the old and the new basilica. I stayed here one night with a group. The hotel is very popular with pelgrim groups, so long queues for the lift. The rooms are small, but with a good size bed. The bathroom is simple, however, equipped with a good working shower (ref # 315). The hotel has a cozy bar / lounge area, but unfortunately, the staff was very moody that day. The staff at the restaurant, by contrast, worked hard during dinner to serve our group. Breakfast was simple, but good. Because of large road works and reconstructions, the surrounding of the hotel looks very messy and dusty. It is some difficult to reach the hotel.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2006

I have stayed in the hotel for just one week. It was ideally located for any pilgrim visiting Fatima for the first time. 5 minutes walk from the Basilica. It was very quiet at night time. The only problem was that after 11 am there was no chance of getting a drink of any kind. The rooms were very clean and tidy and plenty of storage space. The staff were helpful and polite at all times.

  • Stayed October 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Essex England
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487 helpful votes 487 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2005

Good location but with few parking spaces. You can park opposite off road but if you move your car, you won't get a space again until the evening when the day trippers have left. The hotel rooms are slightly cramped but clean with clean bathroom facilities. The breakfast buffet had a wide selection and was fresh and appealing. It's a short walk to the main church and from this location, the souvenir shops are much better value than those nearer the church. We took the tourist tram around the 4 stops to get a feel of were we where. I would recommend the candlelit rosary. It's a really spiritual experience. The staff in hotel are always pleasant and helpful. I good place to rest your head for a short time.

  • Stayed October 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Avenida Dom Jose Alves Correia da Silva, Fatima 2495-402 , Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Santarem District > Fatima
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 39 Hotels in Fatima
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sao Jose Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern hotel with balconies is situated within walking distance to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima; hotel staff is multilingual. ... more   less 
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