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“Great Small Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Estalagem Dos Zimbros
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Facho Da Azoia, Cabo Espichel, Sesimbra 2970-335, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Sesimbra
leiria
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great Small Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Hotel dos Zimbros is a beautiful modern small hotel, great to stay near aldeia do Meco, Cabo Espichel or Serra Arrabida. Enjoyed the comfortable rooms. Nice swimming pool.
I would definitely recommend it for a small getaway in that part of Portugal.
Car or bike necessary.
Ignore reviews before refurbishment, new facilities are very nice

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Excellent hotel if you have transportation and are looking to stay outside Sesimbra.

Very clean, recently renovated and everything is in excellent condition. The staff are friendly and helpful. The pool and outdoor area are nice, and the jacuzzi is a great option.

Excellent food options in Aldeia do Meco close by. No need to go into Sesimbra unless you would like to.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

This hotel is in a very quiet part of the natural park near the centre of Sesimbra. Everything is brand new and very clean. Each room has a balcony. The staff is kind and helpful and the breakfast has everything one could possibly want. It has a beautiful swimming pool and jacuzzi. The price is amazing considering how nice the hotel is. They also offer dinner. Definitely worth staying here.

  • Stayed July 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lisbon,Portugal
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

The hotel was renovated on 2010 (formely Estalagem dos Zimbros). Modern decor, spacious rooms,huge beds, great view over Meco's beach (choose a room at the corner). Nice swimming pool. Good breakfast. Quiet (isolated) you need own transportation. Good value

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

I knew the hotel before the renovation and now I have to say that the hotel has nothing to do with what once was. The hotel has a minimalist design, very practical and comfortable. The rooms are spacious and the beds are huge. The staff is very attentive and breakfast is very complete, the typical continental with a few more home made extra cakes. The area is secluded, very quiet inserted in the middle of nature, I suggest you enjoy the landscape at night in the bar / restaurant. The hotel also has a good pool and a spa. For those who want to relax in nature and isolated from all the city noise, this is the right hotel.

What is good: the conditions of the hotel (comfort, design, quality, food)
the absence of city noise
the nature

What is less good: no walking distance points of interest ( you got to get in the car to go anywhere)

  • Stayed October 2011, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2011

I know this hotel for a long time. It has been through bad and worse phases. It was recently sold and completely renewed into a decent 4 star, with a 4 star price. First of all, it is not where the map shows it: some show it inside Sesimbra, others right at the tip of the Cabo Espichel. Neither; halfway, on the N 379, going to the cape, near N 38.4416 W 9.1730. Secondly, the previous bad reviews, with which I also agree, are no longer valid, as the hotel is now virtually new -- see photos; it is now a hotel like any other. The only thing that still bothers me is that you can't get a lunch; you'll have to drive to get one.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Paris
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40 reviews 40 reviews
39 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2008

I'd really like to be able to say something more positive about this hotel... simply because the staff were really nice. Throughout our stay, they were constantly friendly, helpful and efficient. The trouble is that they happen to be working in an old-fashioned, rundown establlshment.

We actually arrived with rather high expectations, following a recommendation from a friend, who works in an artistic capacity for one of the world's leading luxury brands. We'd taken a look at the hotel website and seen that the place looked quite simple. But, thanks to the friend, we were expecting a kind of rustic charm. Unfortunately, there was none.

Walking into the rooms is like taking a trip back in time. The hotel must have been built in the Sixties or early Seventies and it looks like the original fixtures are still in place. The first room we were offered had what was supposed to be a double bed... but it was so narrow that it would have been tricky for two people to sleep in it. It was also rock hard. Anything that was metal in the bathroom was all chipped and things in general looked worn and dirty. The whole hotel also had an unpleasant smell to it.

We ended up being upgraded to a suite... which was hardly very luxurious. But, at least we had two twin beds and a room in which to store our luggage. At the beginning of our stay, we opened the bin in the bathroom and there was dirt inside it. A week later, when we checked out, the dirt was still there.

The first night we had dinner, which was not very inspiring. The breakfasts were OK... but nothing to write home about. In the middle of August, the area around the hotel was also very windy and in the night, you could hear it battering against the building.

The main pull for us in the region were the great sandy beaches... where there is hardly anybody (even in high season). That was great... even though it was difficult to bathe in the sea because of both the strength of the waves and the temperature of the water.

All in all, if you're looking for a cheapish, backpacker option, then the Estalagem Dos Zimbros could be right up your street. Otherwise, you'd be well advised to stay clear.

  • Liked — The staff
  • Disliked — The uncomfortable feeling of being in a place that felt rundown and tattered
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Facho Da Azoia, Cabo Espichel, Sesimbra 2970-335, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Alentejo > Setubal District > Sesimbra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Sesimbra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Estalagem Dos Zimbros 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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