This place is a mixed bag--less than great accommodations and amenities, but very good service, which saves the place from the depths of the rating scale.
Stayed two nights at this place with my sweetie and her son, in a double room with an extra bed. To be fair, we had just come back from being in a much more substantial room in a Pousada, but the initial feeling was one of a lack of space.
The main bed was actually quite large and relatively comfortable, but the extra bed was an absolute horror show. Any movement on the bed, conscious or unconscious, would make a loud enough noise capable of waking up the other occupants. When unconscious, the other occupants saw fit to wake me up in response. Not entirely the hotel's fault, but not exactly restful either.
One major problem with the room was an utter lack of electrical outlets, aside from one multiple-outlet adapter of seemingly dubious safety. For a family of three with an array of electronic and electric devices, this was a a major problem, with lots of tangled cords and the rationing of outlet access.
Bathroom fan was also loud and linked to the light, which also caused restfulness problems.
Breakfast was mediocre--the beverages were not juices but "drinks" with astounding sugar contents. None of the other contents were particularly inspiring either.
Pool was ice cold the time we were there, in part because the pool is not only not heated, but in the shadow of the building itself.
As for the "free parking nearby" guidance on Booking.com, the entry does not mention that it is actually street parking, very competitive to obtain.
On the plus side, the bar staff was excellent, friendly and energetic, and more than willing to be flexible when needed (providing some service after closing). The bar area was also very pleasant, congenial, and well provided with wifi.
Overall, this place could work for a couple exploring the area, but is not particularly family friendly or good value for money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ALL 118 ROOMS REFURBISHED SINCE APRIL 2015! Location: The newly rebuilt Hotel Londres is an intimate quality hotel in the heart of Estoril, minutes from the train station, beach and congress centre. Europe's largest casino, set in magnificent gardens, is a top quality entertainment centre and only 500m from the Hotel Londres. Rooms Each of the tastefully decorated 118 rooms has a balcony, free wifi by Cisco, cable TV, individual climate control, hairdryer, USB port and a safe. The hotel has no full carpeting. Restaurant and bar An open plan bar overlooks the pool area and there's a play area for children in the garden. The American buffet style breakfast is served in the restaurant where lunches and dinners are also taken. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Londres Hotel Estoril