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Miramar Hotel & SPA
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua Abel da Silva, 36 | Pederneira, Nazare 2450-060, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #1 of 10 hotels in Nazare
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“GREAT for its value!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

I would absolutely recommend this hotel to people who come to enjoy the place for what it is, and not look for small imperfections.
You get what you pay for - and much more I'd say!!

Visited in the month of May for one night, we had an amazing view on the ocean, beautifully decorated room, and a tasty breakfast! Probably the best quality/value hotel during our 2 week Portugal vacation.

  • Stayed May 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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26 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

I stayed here for a week booked through Newmarket holidays. The hotel has been recently refurbished, and my room was beautifully clean and comfortable. The bathroom was spotless with a bath and shower. There was a minibar in the room which was nice, but very expensive - take my tip and wander up the road towards the church where there are two cafes which will sell you soft drinks and beer at a fraction of the price. Similarly, the bar prices in the hotel are very high, so go downhill a few yards to the square where there is a florist and bar run by a brother and sister - the price for a whisky is 1.70 euros as opposed to 6.50 euros at the hotel.

The hotel is set on the hill above Nazare with a beautiful view especially from the pool/bar area. As it is quite a walk into the town there is a free shuttle bus which can be booked through reception. Also for those with mobility problems, a taxi from the town back to the hotel comes in at around 3.60 euros which is very reasonable.

The staff in the hotel were (mainly) charming and willing to help although some of them did not speak much english and had trouble understanding what was needed.

Breakfast is buffet style with a good variety of breads, croissants, delicious rolls, butter jam and fruit salad as well as cakes. The cooked offering consisted of horrible hot dog sausages, overcooked scrambled eggs and delicious bacon - there was no change in this all week - it would have been nice to have boiled or fried eggs for a change. An excellent choice of fruit juices, tea and coffee.

Evening meals: This was an entirely different matter. As they were served as a buffet by arrangement with Newmarket holidays I do not feel it would be fair to blame the hotel completely for the fact that the food was generally horrible. There was a lot of fish with very few alternatives - one evening there was a truly horrible fish stew for which the alternative was tuna pasta - not much good if you are not a fish eater. Salad ingredients were good at the start of the week, but were clearly refrigerated overnight and then put out again and became very stale. Pork ribs served one evening were so tough that I could not eat them, and chicken were served that was more bone than meat and horribly oversalted so I could not eat this. There was fresh fruit available and the deserts were generally ok. Drinks were extra and there was no attempt to put fresh water on the tables.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

I would not recommend this hotel.

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for one night. We checked into our room mid-afternoon and shortly after anther couple arrived in the room next door and turned on the television/radio. The sound was very clear. Also, our view out the window was of a wall about 4 feet away. Given that we hardly saw any other people nor many cars surrounding the hotel, we asked for a change of room. The young woman at the font desk told us the hotel was sold out. Given that it was mid April and during the low tourist season we found it hard to believe but decided that a bus load of tourists would be arriving later in evening. We only saw a few other people that evening and during breakfast the next morning. Thankfully, the couple next door didn't watch tv very late into the evening but it could have been very annoying.

You will need a car to get to the hotel which is on the hill overlooking the beach. Parking is free on the street although during peak season this could be problematic.

Although it has a traditional fishing village feel, the town of Nazarre is very, very touristy. There are many stores and restaurants that cater to tourists (menus are available in several different languages). Unless you want to lounge on the beach, I would pay a short visit to Nazarre but opt to stay in the nearby beautiful historic town of Obidos instead.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

We were booked into this hotel by Newmarket Holidays. The hotel was clean and fresh and all but one of the staff very friendly. The meals were very enjoyable and the views down over the bay exceptional. Other reviewers have moaned about the place not being central, but they must be very unfit if they regard a car as being essential. We walked both down and up the hill every day (sometimes twice) and this entailed about 15 minutes walking each way. Perhaps these unhappy reviewers would like a hotel in the middle of town fitted with a periscope so that they could obtain a view!

The only minor glitch was an antediluvian PC in the computer room, which might bamboozle non-technically minded people. I found that I had to take the front panel from beside the CPU and hold it up to the unit so that I could push the start button. Then it sometimes had to be restarted to recognise either the mouse or the keyboard. It was running windows XP and was very slow. However, it was free, which is better than some places.

Over all, this hotel was a good place to stay. Well done Miramar.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

The lobby was somewhat small, but the rooms were spacious and comfortable. The pool was outside (I was there in July, so that was very convenient). Around the pool were many sunbeds where I got the opportunity for sunbathing.
The staff is friendly and helpful and they provide a shuttle bus to the beach, as the hotel is not in the centre but somewhere in the hills behind the boulevard.
We walked down to the centre and the beach several times which costed us not too much effort and time.
This hotel has a great view over the beach, the city and the sea and it's wonderful when you are sunbathing or swimming to enjoy this.
We went out for a walk and found a little bit further Hotel Miramar-sul.
That one is more modern and more stylish.
Infact the sister hotel Miramar-sul has more class according to my opinion.
So next time when I go to Nazare I will book a room in Hotel Miramar-sul, as the view, the breakfast room on the top floor are topclass.
The views are even more breathtaking than in the Miramar where I stayed.
The staff allowed me to have a look at the rooms and they appeared comfortable and luxurious to me. AND they also have an indoor pool as well as an outdoor pool. I think that this hotel will get a higher rating from me than the old Miramar that I just rated with 4 stars.

Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

I had traveled 2 months from Dublin, Ireland to Lisbon, Portugal & was exhausted & just needed to rest, so read the Lonely Planet & found this spiritual place called Nazare. Booked online sight unseen this gorgeous hotel & it was heaven-sent!!! The view is powerful in its beauty and the area is known world-wide for miracles that have happened there. The breakfast was delicious & there is a seagull couple that have come there for breakfast for 9 years!!!

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

Excellent value for money. Good, modern and clean rooms with great views over the sea. Excellent service. Very good restaurante.
Really ahd a good time. Will go back.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Additional Information about Miramar Hotel & SPA

Address: Rua Abel da Silva, 36 | Pederneira, Nazare 2450-060, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Leiria District > Nazare
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 hotels in Nazare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Miramar Hotel & SPA 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Miramar offers a panoramic pool and natural light spa including a turkish bath, hot tub, gym and relaxation area. Located 700 metres from Nazaré beach, the hotel features 2 restaurants, 1 overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.All rooms are simply furnished and fitted with large windows, most of which overlook the Atlantic Ocean. All have flat-screen TV with cable channels, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.Guests can experience international cuisine and a variety of Portuguese delicacies including seafood and spicy dishes at Miramar’s restaurant. Light snacks, speciality wines and beers are available at the Mar Aberto wine bar.The Miramar has an entertainment and lounge area which has a pool table, a TV, and a computer with free internet access. Relaxation treatments including massages are available at the Miramar Senses spa.Miramar Hotel is less than 10 km away from Valado Railway Station. Forte de Sao Miguel Arcanjo is 10 minutes’ drive away. ... more   less 
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