Stayed in this business-like hotel for my husbands work trip. It has a view of the river, but as other reviewers have said it is not near the downtown. I walked from the hotel to the main square which is closer to a mile away. The front desk staff speak very good English. Our room on the 2nd floor was clean and comfortable with remote controlled air. The breakfast buffet offered in the restaurant has fresh baked breads, and a nice fruit and cheese selection. The coffee is rather blah! In other hotels there are espresso machines that with the push of a button you get a perfect latte, but here there is only a spigot of coffee and warm milk.
We could not get WiFi in our room, so we were forced to sit down in the lobby where fortunately there are an abundance of couches and chairs. There is a bar here too where you can get a beer, espresso, etc. with a small snack cup.
Regarding the parking, there are limited spaces available in front of the hotel which is on a dead end street. There is a parking garage under the building, but don't try to bring a car bigger than a peanut in here since it is very tight and involves a lot of 3 point turns to get out.
- 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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