We spent 3 nights at this modern hotel and were very glad that we did. IThe exterior is not really attractive but once in the hotel, we were really happy to be there. The lobby is attractive and the reception and concierge services were very good. We had a Double Superior pool view room which was on the top floor. There was a decent size deck off the room and it was pleasant overlooking the pool and river with some nice views although the surrounding areas were not overly attractive. The room was attractively furnished and offered a well-designed bathroom. All the rooms appear to be the same but the superior rooms are on the top floor and include a mini bar with some drinks at no extra charge, fresh fruit and parking which would otherwise be extra. The buffet breakfast (included) offered an excellent spread the food was very good. Eggs were also prepared to order. We usually do not eat at hotel restaurants but tried the restaurant on our first night at the hotel and we were pleasantly surprised. The food was good and reasonably priced. Location was okay- a little far from the main sites but still a reasonable walk. Overall, the hotel offered a quality stay and excellent value.
Coimbra is a delightful city with lots of hills (great exercise) and pretty sites. The library at the university is amazing and definitely worth a visit even if a short wait is required. We also went to a fado performance at the Fado Centro and would very highly recommend this.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the historic town centre of Coimbra with an outstanding view over the Mondego River. The nearest airport is in Porto which is 137 km away. Established in 2010, this city hotel aims for a leisure environment but is also ideal for conferences and business traveling. With dance as a theme this hotel has a total of 229 rooms including 27 superior rooms and 18 junior suites. This hotel is fully equipped with a large convention centre with capacity for over 600 peoples, a Health Club with Gym and Spa, 2 restaurants and a bar. It offers to all its guests a 24-hour reception and check-out service, wheelchair access and lifts, Internet Wi-Fi access, laundry services and garage parking (the last 3 items have an extra cost associated). All rooms come with a private bathroom with a shower/bathtub and a hairdryer, direct line telephone, electronic safety door look, cable TV, Internet access (for an additional fee), a safe and a minibar, individually regulated air conditioning and 24 hour room service. This hotel offer free access to an outdoor swimming pool, a gym, sauna, steam room / Turkish and Jacuzzi. Guest can also visit our Spa Satsanga in search for Massages and Beauty treatments (all for an additional fee). Guests can select their breakfast from a buffet and the midday and evening meals may be enjoyed a la carte, from a buffet or in set menu form. ... more less
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