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Tivoli Coimbra Hotel
Ranked #7 of 23 Hotels in Coimbra
Braganca, Portugal
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Poor value for the money”
Reviewed June 30, 2012

For such expensive rooms they will charge you to have wifi.. Unbelievable!!

  • Stayed November 2011
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2012

On our return visit to Coimbra my wife and I decide to stay once again at the Tivoli, and very pleased we were. This is primarily a business class hotel located a short walking distance to
town. Our 5th floor room was very well equipped and with a lovely view of the town.
More comfortable chairs and more bathroom shelf space would make all the difference, but this
is a personal observation only.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 20, 2012

The hotel is quite large and comfortable, and the room was huge for a single person. The bathroom deserved a makeover, however, with a larger bench for the sink and a newer hairdryer.

The location is good and you can easily walk to the historic center (about 5 minutes to the Santa Cruz church and Ferreira Borges street). The University of Coimbra is also near the hotel, but arriving there is bit harder since it's located at the top of a high hill (but that's a disadvantage of any hotel there). Tivoli is very close to the bus station (about a 5 minute walk) and about 10 minutes (by taxi) from the train station.

The breakfast is good, with a variety of breads, fruits and sweets. The pastries were great!

The WI-FI service is charged (about 16€ per day), but it goes out free when you fill a registration form to GHA Discovery. If the receptionists don't give you this information at your check-in, ask them about it.

Pictures at my personal blog: http://batepernabatepapo.blogspot.com.br/2012/05/coimbra-tivoli-hotel.html

Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 495 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2012

We have stayed in Tivoli Coimbra Hotel only one night during our Portugal trip. We arrived there in absolutely dreadful, dark and rainy day. Lobby & reception area looked like from the 70s, so I started to worry about it. Luckily, check-in process was quick, efficient and professional. We received key card to our Superior Room number #504.

Hotel is located in the centre, so it could be quite busy and noisy around. They do offer valet parking for a fee of 7,50 EUR/24h.

Entering our room I was pleasantly surprised - it was fresh, modern and spacious. Everything was very clean as well - no issues with that at all. There was 1 Queen Bed - comfortable, but very soft; working area, coffee table with two chairs and plenty room for your luggage.

Bathroom was quite nice as well. Good quality toiletries provided, but enough only for one person, not for two. I know that you can ask, but I really do not like to bother anybody. We managed.

Air-condition in the room was really a problem. When we turned it on you could smell cigarette smoke from other (probably smoking) rooms - absolutely disgusting. We finished with window open for all evening and night. I really didn't like that.

There is a Wi-Fi Internet access, but prices are quite high. Because this hotel is part of Global Hotel Alliance they do offer for their loyalty programme GHA Discovery few benefits - Internet, bottle of water and newspaper for free - definitely worth joining. Ask Reception staff for access code.

In the morning we had breakfast in their restaurant. Really good selection of different warm and cold options available. That was good start of the day.

I have to mention that reception staff is really the best. During this short stay they helped me with few things and answered politely all my questions or needs - thank you! Bill was accurate and car delivered from garage within minutes. I would definitely come back to Tivoli Coimbra Hotel next time.

Room Tip: Superior Room is worth few EUR extra, but ask for strictly non smoking room (or floor).
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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verona
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2012

If you don't fear getting depressed once you step inside the hall stuck in the early 70s or having to pay 8 euros for 1 hour wifi (!!!) than you can cope with Tivoli Coimbra Hotel. Rooms are large and clean but untouched since the Templar age. Everything is oldstyle from the brown moquette to the faint lights. Parking costs 7.50 euros a night. Breakfast buffet wasn't that bad. City centre is nearby.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Israel
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2012

We stayed at Tivoli Coimbra for 3 nights. The hotel is located in what seems to be a small industrial area of Coimbra, which is not the nicest but ok (5-10 min walk to the old city which is the main tourist attraction). The rooms were big and clean. The service gets 6 out of 5 points! The staff did all they could to help in every possible way, starting from taking care of our luggage, to parking our car every evening when we returned from travelling, and always with a smile.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Nitsan_D
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Lisbon, Portugal
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2012

but it's not really a 4* hotel... it looks like it got stuck in the 80's and needs renovation to keep the announced quality. Bathroom is not like in the pictures... the one I got is a lot older and I was given a twin bed instead of a king size dispite making the right reservation. Mattresses are very stiff. Other than that, it's nice for a short stay and the price is good.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Tivoli Coimbra Hotel
Address: Rua Joao Machado 4 5, Coimbra 3000-226, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Coimbra District > Coimbra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Coimbra
#3 Luxury Hotel in Coimbra
#4 Family Hotel in Coimbra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Tivoli Coimbra Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Tivoli Coimbra combines tradition with contemporary style. Located in the centre of Coimbra, near Rua da Sofia, the Tivoli Coimbra is an excellent 4-star Coimbra hotel which simply oozes comfort and well being. Leisure also takes on a cool feel in the atmosphere of the Tivoli Caffe Coimbra, in the meeting rooms and in the surprising and fully renovated superior rooms. Leave your car in the hotel's private car park and take a stroll around this city of tradition. ... more   less 
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