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Hotel...city or airport

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Hotel...city or airport

We have a 10:25 a.m. flight out of Lisbon to Newark (USA) on a Sunday morning. I am assuming that we should be to the airport by 8:30. We will have spent 6 days in Lisbon on the first part of our trip, and will be returning mid day on Saturday for our last night. Do you recommend that we stay near the airport or in the city?

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1. Re: Hotel...city or airport

The nearest hotels are some 3/4 kms from the aitport and you will be not in the centre but in a good an pleasant location half way to the center.

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In the city, the airport is very close to the city, no point on changing hotel just because you have to be early in the airport. But I reccomend that for an US flight that you'll be there at 8:00am. You'll have to go by security then customs, walk to one of the ends (even do they have conveyor belts, it's not a short walk) of the airport and again another security questionaire by the flight company.

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I recommend you stay near the airport as we did. We recommend the Hotel Tryp Oriente which offrers a free shuttle to the airport. The hotel is located accross from the river in a very nice area full of restaurants, across from the mall, the Oceanario, and nice areas to walk. You can also take the gondolas which gives you incredible views of the area. We decided to stay in this area after we had already spent 8 days in the city centre and we loved the quietness and neatness of this area.

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One of the most interesting things on these forums is to see how different people see things from such a different perspective. For us here in Lisboa, to consider going from somewhere downtown to Parque das Nações (let's say to a friends home) just to take an early flight it's unthinkable, it's just to change from a 8km distance to a 4km. However if you live in Almada (on the other bank of the river in front of downtown Lisboa) 18km away and you'll have to face the heavy morning rush hour at the bridge then you might consider it.

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5. Re: Hotel...city or airport

Stay in the city since you are still going to have the afternoon free. The airport is near and you can just get a taxi to take you there.

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