This was my sixth visit to this hotel. Clearly I like it.
But, this time I felt let down.
It's still in a great hill top location, free parking with a great view.
It's clean, well kept and has English speaking staff.
It is well priced, particularly if you book in advance (approx. £20 pn, b&b).
A bottle of wine in the bar was Euro5.80.
The restaurant has really gone downhill. There is still the choice of a la carte, or the buffet in the evening. The buffet has two main courses, such as cod in a sauce with bread. Bread in a sauce with a little tasteless fish would be a better description.
How about a little duck, mixed with rice, bacon and chopped up cocktail sausages.
You get the impression that cost cutting is the order of the day, rather than quality.
In the morning the breakfast buffet serves cold "hot" food, when there is actually any out there.
Food is brought from the kitchen in dribs and drabs, a couple of fried eggs at a time. . One morning there was no fried egg, scrambled egg, bacon, milk butter, or corn flakes.
Plus in the morning they only appear to have one waiter(ess) for the restaurant who clearly cant cope with the amount of work.
We complained at reception about the breakfast and they said they would inform the manager, but we received no feedback with no apparent change to the service.
As the title says, I was disappointed, but I like the hotel enough to return and eat elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is located on the top of a hill around the medieval castle, offering a great panoramic view over Castelo Branco and the surrounding region. Hotel Tryp Colina do Castelo has 103 large and comfortable rooms, including 1 Bridal Suite, 5 Junior Suites, 2 Fitness, 3 Family and 5 Premium. The Hotel has a magnificent Restaurant with a panoramic view over Castelo Branco , where you can enjoy regional specialties and Portuguese Cuisine. It offers "a-la-carte" service combined with a buffet service. Alternatively you can delight at the bar with Snacks and light meals. To relax you can use our Health-Club wich includes a indoor Heated Pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna and Turkish Bath, Massages (by appointment), 3 Tennis courts and 2 Squash courts. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tryp Castelo Branco