I visited Lisbon for the first time and booked this hotel based on my good experience at other Ibis hotels.The airport bus Nr3 left me in front of the hotel and I was welcomed by smiling and very polite members of staff. Based on previous reviews I was aware that there would be noise from the airplanes,so I asked for a room not on a very high floor,facing the backyard. Although it was very early in the morning (not yet check in time),I was given exactly what I asked for- a room on the fifth floor- immediately. The room was of a good size,the bathroom with a bathtub was spatious. There was very small quantity of shower gel- an almost empty bottle, which did not bother me, as I always carry my own soap with me when I travel. There was no soap for the hands,just a plastic bottle of the same shower gel, which was ok. Everything else was in order. The room was clean, with a very small space to use as a "closet",and a very irritating mattress cover-something as smooth as foam-, which I had to remove.No coffee making facilities in that Ibis hotel. On the other hand there were two computers at the lobby and a printer service free of charge for guests.Breakfast was adequate. It was plain, delicious, same variety every day, but very satisfactory.There were three types of bread, of ham, of cheese, croissants, fruits, muffins, yogurt,cereals, local pastry, tea, coffee, milk, oranges to make instant juice, different kinds of butter and jam. Breakfast starts at 06:30, but on the day of my departure the doors were opened at 06:00 because another guest and I were leaving very early.
There is a good walking distance to the metro station Praça de Espanha. Sometimes I took the bus to get there, it was two stops away-one could walk very easily, it was not difficult.It was exhausting when I had to return to the hotel in the afternoon, freshen up and leave again,but it was alright for a few days.
The hotel is near the Lisbon Zoo. I asked for discount coupons at the hotel reception, I was given a 15% discount on the ticket price(normally 17 euros).
About the aircrafts:It is true one can see them; they fly very near,and can certainly be heard. I am a very light sleeper but they never bothered me during my stay there. While on vacation people walk,get tired a lot and when they go to bed they fall asleep easily.
Transportation: The bus from the airport is not a bad choise, but if there are two or three people travelling together,they should take a taxi instead.I had to wait for half an hour for the bus- luckily it was a large bus.The bus ticket cannot be used in the metro, so I had to buy a day travelcard later, which cost me another 5 euros. On the day of my departure I took a taxi. In front of the hotel there were lots of taxis waiting. At 07:00 the streets were empty, it cost me 14 euros from the hotel to the airport,which I think it is a very low price.
In short it is a good, clean, friendly hotel, located in a modern part of town, with a big plus: its staff. They do everything to please the guest, they are multilingual, patient, committed in making each and every person feel special.So,next time I visit Lisbon, I would like to stay in this hotel again.
- Also Known As:
- Ibis Lisboa Jose Malhoa
- Accor Lisboa Jose Malhoa
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ibis Lisboa Jose Malhoa hotel is located in the city centre of Lisbon, 5 km from the airport, 300 m from the Praca de Espanha and 450 m from the Zoo in Sete Rios. Ideal for weekend escapes and longer holiday stays, the hotel is entirely airconditioned and features 211 rooms as well as a restaurant, a terrace area, a bar serving snacks 24 hours, private undercover parking and 1 meeting rooms for organising seminars and conferences. Business guests will appreciate use of WiFi Internet access. ... more less
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