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3k Barcelona Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua Laura Alves, 10, Lisbon 1050-138 , Portugal   |  
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Ranked #141 of 219 hotels in Lisbon
Istanbul, Turkey
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“Time warp”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

To be fair, VIP Executive Barcelona has a good location (especially for visiting the university next door or the Gulbenkian foundation down the street) and is fairly good value. But for anyone visiting Lisbon for the first time, it may be more attractive to stay somewhere closer to the seaside and the historic neighborhoods. The decoration is extremely dated - it may have been the latest trend in the late eighties, but has not aged too well. Nonetheless, it's clean and comfortable enough. It does not have free wi-fi, but as my room was facing the university behind, I was able to use their wi-fi.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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35 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

Reasonably priced - comfortable and clean, breakfast is fine and internet was included.
I've stayed here on 3 or 4 occasions and will return.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

hotel in good location. close to airport and not too far from city centre and downtown. big rooms, with full bathroom, tv and plenty of wardrobe space. windows open too and you can get a smoking room. bar open till midnight. breakfast is expensive and there is no coffee facility in room ( a cardinal sin ). however theres a good cafe directly opposite. staff friendly although not overly so.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

We visited this property for a three night stay. On the plus side, the staff was professional and spoke English well. The hotel and rooms are clean.

The hotel is a candidate a major makeover. By American standards, it is stuck in the 1970's. But we were in Portugal, not the USA and made the best of things without complaint. For the price we paid we were satisfied and have no major complaints.

The setup of the shower is awful. The shower door does not extend the entire length of the tub. Consequently, water can come pouring onto the floor. Quite annoying.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

Having visited Lisbon (Lisboa) for a major European meeting I have to start of by saying I didn't expect to have tempratures in the mid 20's for the 4 days I was here.
The hotel itself, from the outside it looks like a three star hotel but this is where the 3*** rating is left. One foot inside the doors the welcome, the staff and the appearence inside you will see why it is a 4**** hotel.
One down side is the fact you most pay for the WIFI but not a big issue for me.
I would return to this hotel and would recommend this hotel to others.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Sofia, Bulgaria
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

Good location-15 minutes to airport , close to metro, bus stations. Very friendly staff; clean,good rooms;A bit noisy till midnight because of planes flying too low. Good service for the money.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011 via mobile

This hotel's location is so so. It is an easy metro ride from Campo Pequeno on the yellow line connecting to the blue line to the Rossi area. About 10 minutes in total.
The drawback to the location is that there are no restaurants appealing enough to try within a three block radius, except maybe the Pizza Hut right outside the hotel.
The hotel itself is adequate. Rooms are clean, beds are a little firm...typical middle of the road European hotel.
The staff could certainly be friendlier, but, again, wasn't terrible. Our request for a late Sunday check out was met by a three way squabble between the night staff and a reluctant agreement for 1:30pm checkout...but not a minute more!
If costs are comparable as they were for us and this neighborhood is as close to the center as you can get, try the Holiday Inn Continental across the street.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rua Laura Alves, 10, Lisbon 1050-138 , Portugal
Location: Portugal > Estremadura > Lisbon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #141 of 219 hotels in Lisbon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — 3k Barcelona Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 3kBarcelona is a cosy hotel located next to Campo Pequeno Bullfight Arena and near the Museum Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Stays only at 10 minutes from the Lisbon International Airport and from Lisbon Historic Centre, is served by a vast network of public transports such as metro, bus and trains, taxi. For business or leisure stays, the Hotel has 125 rooms (120 Twins + Doubles and Single and 5 suites), all equipped with hair dryer, Cable TV, Minibar, double-glazed windows, air conditioning; 2 handicapped rooms; non-smoking and smoking floors; meeting rooms, Wi-Fi Internet, Room Service and laundry and other services. ... more   less 
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