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“Definitely a NO!” 2 of 5 stars
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Residencia Alicante
Av. Duque de Loule 20, Lisbon 1000, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #160 of 217 Hotels in Lisbon
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“Definitely a NO!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2008

I stayed two nights in Residencia Alicante in late Feb. 2008 for a conference. I was not expecting a high-class hotel but this was not a nice experience.

1- The room and bathroom were ok clean but the bathroom stinked terribly all the time i stayed. Besides there were not hot water the second morning and the water going out was brown. Accidents may happen but that was not very pleasant.

2- My room was opening on the street and the traffic noise was pretty loud the whole night, even with window and shutter close. I am not very sensitive to this but if you are, make your point when you are booking!

3- The whole place looked pretty crampy and would have needed a good renovation. I felt like i stayed in my grandma's attic with the same mouldy/dusty smell all over.

4- No internet. Ok this is not so important but they actually state they have internet connection in rooms. The attendant discouraged me of buying it as she said it was "bad and very expensive".

5- Staff overall helpful and nice. They spoke English and were really trying to help if you needed.

6- Breakfast was really not good. Orange juice was made out of some powder stuff (hello! we are in Portugal where orange trees are just growing all over the place), the choice was poor, tasteless and absolutly not inviting.

7- As a female single traveller i found it a bit disturbing to meet all the time the same group of men hanging around and inside the hotel. I am not sure who they were, they did not look like working there, they were just hanging around, joking with the staff and smoking cigarettes all day long. They were not threatening but it did not make me feel comfortable to run into them each time i was going out from my room.

All together i really did not enjoy my stay in Residencia Alicante. I had a special conference price (42e per night) so i could not complain for the value but i would definitely not stay there again. I have been in youth hostels who charge double less than this and it was a much nicer experience.

  • Liked — The location
  • Disliked — Bathroom, room, breakfast
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2007

we stayed in Residencia Alicante two times in 2006.
It's the best recomandation :-).
Hotel is situated near to the metro station and not so far from the city centre. Rooms are not very big but really clean, breakfest is good and testy. Specially the personel is very helpful, offer informations about city.
We left dvd's in hotel and they sent it us in two days.
So enjoy your time in Lisbon
Ela i Zbyszek

Stayed August 2006
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Address: Av. Duque de Loule 20, Lisbon 1000, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Estremadura > Lisbon
Bar / Lounge Wheelchair access
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Ranked #160 of 217 Hotels in Lisbon
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Number of rooms: 42
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