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“Nice hotel, but maybe 4* little generous.” 4 of 5 stars
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Zenit Lisboa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ave 5 de Outubro, 11, Lisbon 1050-047, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #82 of 217 Hotels in Lisbon
Halifax, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Nice hotel, but maybe 4* little generous.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This hotel is advertised as a four-star which perhaps is a little too generous as it is more a three-star. Our room on the fifth floor (#514) was compact, albeit very serviceable. The decor is relaxing. The bathroom was by far its strongest point by being well-equipped and quite spacious. Our room was on the back of the building with a patio door that opened onto a tiny deck. However, deck access was not possible due to a metal rod that was installed across the doorway. Despite this, it was nice to be able to get some fresh air.

The early part of the night was quite noisy inside the hotel with doors slamming, but it did quiet down and was then very tranquil. Although there is a restaurant in the hotel, there are not many in the immediate vicinity. However, within about a ten minute walk there are many to be found.

The hotel is clean but the hotel might do well to protect their bed quilts with a cover. Ours had red wine stains on it.

The most objectionable incident that occurred at this hotel was provided at the front desk upon checking in. We asked the attendant (Carlos) if we could get a taxi for an early morning flight. The next day it arrived on time but it was obviously a lot more than a regular taxi as it didn't have a roof light and looked like it just came out of a Mercedes Benz showroom somewhere. Upon arriving at the airport it cost 15 euros. We have been to Lisbon enough to know this is about double a regular taxi fare. It was presumptuous of the hotel employee to assume we wanted a limousine when we just asked for a taxi. A recommendation at this hotel is to be precise when asking the front desk for a taxi, or better still, go out on the street and hail one down.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Hotel Zenit is placed in calm part of the city with perfect connection to the old town. Metro station Saldanha is just around the corner. We have been also walking from old town (Rossio square) so everything is possible. Hotel is nice and calm. Just one small thing, when we entered room, there was smell of the drain in the bathroom. Breakfast was delicious, you will find everything u need for good start of your day. I really recommend this hotel. It is not expensive and you will get what u need.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

The hotel is nicely decorated and located in a quiet neighbourhood with the metro and earobus stops in front of the hotel at the Saldanha Square - 30 minutes walking distance from the centre and 5 minutes by metro. Only minus point is that the walls seem to be thin as you can hear the tv of the room next door so loud that it wakes you.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Reading, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

This was an excellent place to stay and I am delighted I chose it. The rooms are clean and bright and modern and the bed very comfortable. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Breakfast was a buffet with plenty of choice and very tasty. The location of the hotel although not in the city centre is excellent. It's on a direct metro line from the airport and an easy few stops with one change to the centre of the city (public transport in Lisbon generally is excellent & cheap). I would definitely stay here again particularly as on top of all these good points it is superb value for money.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

After four nights in comfotable beds we had nothing to complain about. Thanks to the helpful and friendly staff we will always come back to this hotel.

If the restaurant was on the top floor instead of the basement it would be a nice miradouro and therefore attract more people.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chatham Maritime
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96 hotel reviews
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280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

A friendly, smart and comfortable hotel well-situated a block from the Saldanha metro and the Sheraton hotel.

It's modern inside, clean, comfortable (great beds) with good lighting, design, bathrooms etc.

There's a free internet computer hidden next to the bar, and free wifi throughout.

One complaint - poor water pressure meant the shower was a let-down - but as you get a good night's sleep, I could cope with that!

Moves this place to the top of my Lisbon list!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Edmonton
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Though we spent only one night at the Zenit, we were impressed with its facilities, cleanliness, and room size. We were given a room with twin beds on the 5th floor, and had ample space for luggage and lounging. The hotel is in a quieter area than others close to the Avenida da Liberdade which allowed us to sleep with our window open. We did manage to walk to and from downtown to get our bearings and did not mind the trek, about 30 minutes at a good clip. The decor is contemporary, and fits with the modern city region in which it is located. This was more of an upscale hotel with class, and we were wishing that we had booked it for our subsequent nights in Lisbon later in the trip, though our second hotel was in a better location.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Ave 5 de Outubro, 11, Lisbon 1050-047, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Estremadura > Lisbon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#61 Family Hotel in Lisbon
#62 Luxury Hotel in Lisbon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Zenit Lisboa 4*
Number of rooms: 86
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