I also had the interesting experience of arriving at the hotel and having to move to another hotel in the chain. But it was also a very good hotel for the money, I held them rigidly to the agreement that they had and they paid for taxis to the other Sana hotel and paid for the one the next day. They had a problem with the building work going on in the hotel and it was not an untruth. I do wonder if the problem is turning up at the hotel after 9pm.
I was back at the Sana Rex the next day and (deliberately) arrived before the new room was available so that I would not lose out on any time on exploring Lisbon. Having been messed around by another type of hotel in Madrid last year I was not going to suffer here.
The staff could not have been more helpful and were very tolerant of my attempts at Portuguese. The Portuguese were generally very helpful in attempts to comunicate. All the hostel staff were really nice that I had anything to do with.
The hotel is modern, very clean and the food was excellent. Though the first Sana hotel had mushrooms for breakfast and this one does not do them. The breakfast room is unusual in that it has mock wooden pillars, a bit like a pretentious British pub.
Yes, it is a steep hill to the hotel, but the exercise is worth it. Get a Lisboa Card and it saves you time buying travel tickets around Lisbon and gives you big discounts or free entrance to many of the attractions and trips. Sadly this cannot be obtained from the hotel. There are two 5 star hotels next door it is a classy area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located right in the heart of Lisboa, near the renowned Parque Eduardo VII, SANA Rex Hotel takes its inspiration from the typically Portuguese spirit, offering a welcoming and traditional environment in each of its spaces: 59 rooms and 9 suites, reception, bar and restaurant for breakfast and groups. SANA Rex Hotel offers a fantastic view over the extensive green area of Parque Eduardo VII, the entire historic area of Lisbon and the River Tejo, which can be appreciated from one of the rooms with veranda or the panoramic meeting and events room. Near Marquês de Pombal, SANA Rex Hotel is just a short walk from the famous Avenida da Liberdade, the historic centre of Lisbon and the well-known shopping centres El Corte Inglés. The hotel’s privileged location allows quick access to access routes and public transport, with excellent connections to all points of the city of Lisbon. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Classic Hotel Sana Rex
- Classic Hotel Lisbon
- Lisbon Classic Hotel