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Hotel Lido
Ranked #13 of 17 Hotels in Estoril
Cork, Ireland
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent hotel.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

Just returned from a week long stay at the Lido. It's a great hotel. We found the staff to be very friendly and really helpful throughout our stay. Both checking in and out were very easy and quick.
One of our rooms overlooked the pool and had a balcony which was great. The room was quite spacious and the daily cleaning was perfection. The other room had a street view, it had two balconies and got full sun in the evening.Beds were really comfortable. There was also a mini fridge in each room which was very handy.
Every part of the hotel is extremely well maintained and spotlessly clean. The location of the hotel is great with easy access to Cascais, Lisbon and the Lisbon coast. We were happy with every aspect of our stay at the Lido and look forward to staying there again. Thanks to everyone at the Lido.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Martik239
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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52 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Cheap rooms, but a bit out dated. Also location is up hill, not near where the action takes place (you have to use the quite affordable taxi's). Breakfast was a bit poor and overcrowded. If you want to go cheap, this is the place but don't expect any extra.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bas H
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New Forest
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81 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

The hotel is not far from the beach, and it only takes a few minutes to walk down the hill to the station and seafront. Transport links to Cascais and Lisbon are very good from the station. However, the trek back up the hill needs consideration for anyone with mobility problems. The staff at the hotel were helpful, the room was a typical 3* room - clean and fine for a short break. The pool is lovely, but it's unheated so May was a bit too early to take a dip! Breakfast was a little disappointing but was typical hotel buffet fare. English guests - take your own tea bags! The tea on offer was very weak. Overall good value for money.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Forest54
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

This is a very clean and adequately kept hotel in a good position to explore what the area has to offer, Cascais is a 15 minute walk along the coast which was lovely (here there are lots of bars and restaurants) or a 2 minute train journey if you are lazy or pregnant as I happened to be! Lisbon is 25 minutes away by train and is packed with things to do. Can fully recommend the 24 hour bus tour for 15E. It's true the hotel is on a slight hill but its literally no more than 10 minutes to the beach which is stunning (here you will find a few bars and restaurants) and train station and I walked it 5 months pregnant twice a day. It's really not a problem.

As far as the hotel itself is concerned As long as you do not expect anything overally fancy you won't be disappointed but you get what you pay for! The rooms are keep beautifully clean by the cleaning staff and our towels were changed regulary. The TV has lots of English channels but no tea and coffee making facilities :(
The breakfast is again adequate, we had scrambled eggs and toast more or less everyday but there are yoghurts, cereals and fruit available. The coffee was pretty awful so if steer clear of that! But there is a coffee bar that serves gorgeous hot chocolate!
There was a distinct lack of staff at breakfast time and at any time really and they weren't all that friendly and falling over themselves to help.
The pool area is immaculate and is a really nice area to sit and enjoy the sun.
All in all we had a lovely holiday and we would recommend the hotel lido to a friend if the wanted a cheap, clean little BB in a great location for exploring whilst staying somewhere more scenic and quiet.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Becky2838
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Itaquaquecetuba, SP
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19 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Let's start with the good news:

we got a good price with hotels.com,every 3rd night was free,and having booked 6 nights,we got 2 nights free,making it an average of 36 euros a night.Check in was fast and efficient,the room was already waiting for us although 3 hours earlier then check in time(2pm). Breakfast buffet was also fairly good,but sometimes the place was crowded(it seems that lots of french pensioners travelling by coach stay in the hotel).The matresses were new and very confortable,fairly hard,just like I like them.

Now the bad news:

Apart from the appalling weather (it rained most of the time)for which the hotel is obviously not responsable,there was an overwelming smell of sewage in the room,maybe a common problem,who knows,moreover the hotel is located in a residential area of detached houses that almost all have dogs,these dogs bark all day and also most of the night,fact that is totally overlooked by they ignorant owners,and this make sleeping at night very difficult,especially if you get a room towards the street and not towards the pool.There are no supermarket in the vicinity.
would I go back?Probably not,maybe I would go to the nearby Cascais,a much better looked after town....Estoril was probably a little gem in the 1950s,but now is just falling apart,a bit like Graeat Yahrmouth.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Fritz-Wepper
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

A functional, somewhat 'tired' hotel in a very quiet residential area, 10 mins walk from the Casino and 15 mins from Tamariz Beach/Estoril station. I stayed four nights and it was adequate - just.

Staff were friendly enough even if without much initiative (an Iberian trait, me thinks). For instance a simple internet billing conundrum proved frustratingly difficult to resolve.

The public areas are generally in good condition but my room although clean, was clearly in need of some TLC. There was a whiff of damp with condensation present.

As it was unseasonably cool, leaving the balcony door open wasn't an option and there was no other window/vent. Paint flaking off the walls indicated this was a permanent issue... I peeked into a couple of other unoccupied rooms and they seemed on a par with mine.

I booked this place as part of a flight/hotel/car deal and in that respect I got good value; I also knew the local area which helped. But its stand-alone value is perhaps a little overrated. It is, after all, a large B&B.

Would I stay again? Yes but only if I had to; and I'd not consider it for a family stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Msafiri50
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Wales
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42 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

It is a good 3 star hotel. Very clean. Beds were very comfortable. Was only on a B&B status, breakfast was adequate but no fruit except a few apples and and oranges. There is a snack bar and had a good cheese omelette and the hot chocolate is fine. Be warned, there is no alcohol at all and the nearest bar is about 10 minutes walk We found barman helpful, though he does seems to be doing it all by himself,..Staff were pleasant and the cleaning women did a very good job.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back overlooking the pool and garden, it is much quieter.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank JiddaWales
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Property: Hotel Lido
Address: Rua do Alentejo 12, Estoril, Cascais 2765-188, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Cascais > Estoril
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 17 Hotels in Estoril
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Lido 3*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just 1650 ft from the famous Estoril Casino, the Lido Hotel features an outdoor pool set within landscaped grounds. It offers spacious rooms with balconies, some offering coastline views. All air conditioned rooms feature parquet floors and a private bathroom with hairdryer. The beds have bedside lamps and there is also work desk in the room. Hotel Lido offers a 24-hour front desk desk and as well as a room service. Guests can soak up the sun on the grass-covered rooftop or enjoy a dip in the beautifully situated swimming pool. Estoril Train station, with direct services to Lisbon, is half a mile from the Lido and Tamariz Beach is only a 5-minute distance away. It provides secure private parking on site. ... more   less 
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