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The Vintage Lisboa
Ranked #59 of 255 Hotels in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 30, 2013

Love this hotel .
The staff was very nice & discret . Anna Sophia remeber to make me an expresso for my breakfast , Senora Pimenta & the waitress who serves the romantic meal or the one who bring us the champagne in the room ... I don't remember the name of the other but the all staff was nice
The room is well decorated
I choose this hotel for the Spa and was realy impressed , the place is quite big and offer you jacuzzi , sauna , hamman and a swiming pool .
The breakfast is very good and the romantic meal that i have in my package was delicious .
I invited a friend , who celebrated is 25 years and she enjoyed her stay.
I hope to be back again with a good deal .

Room Tip: The norma price is expensive ( for me ) But if you find a good deal , i advice you to book .
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Nuno L, General Manager at The Vintage Lisboa, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2013

Thank you very much for your comments. It's important to know how we are and what we can do better to improve our service in general.

If we could assist you in the near future don't hesitate to contact us.

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Nuno Leandro

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

As this hotel, across the road from ours, had its restaurant menu on the wall outside and we were passing, we had a look and liked the sound of the food and the prices, so we decided to try it. We ate there the rest of the week (4 occasions). We had the room to ourselves apart from the last night (the Friday), which we quite like, although I know some people wouldn’t as they prefer an atmosphere. The meals varied between good to excellent. Although we were disappointed with the wait for our meal on the Friday, especially as there were only four tables occupied, but I think there may have been another restaurant somewhere else in the hotel, which might explain it. The waiting staff were very well trained too and one of the waiters was really friendly but still professional too.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nuno L, General Manager at The Vintage Lisboa, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2013

Thank you very much for your comments. It's important to know how we are and what we can do better to improve our service in general.

If we could assist you in the near future don't hesitate to contact us.

Best regards,

Nuno Leandro

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Reviewed October 26, 2013

Overall, a most pleasant hotel at a good price, though not quite 5*. The road up from Avenida is steep, so we were glad we chose a taxi in preference to our usual use of public transport. Rato station is slightly nearer (10 mins.) with a less steep hill. It is in a quiet business area, rather than touristic.
The breakfasts (included in our package) were excellent in variety and quantity, particularly as this is not a large hotel. I was pleased to see skimmed milk was available on request. Getting it was another matter, which took 1/2 hour on one morning! Provision of hot water for tea was via a kettle on the buffet and, when replenished, was cold requiring the customer to 'brew up'!
On the 1st evening we enjoyed the quiet bar, but subsequently saw that smoking was permitted, apparently in contravention of Portuguese law 37/2007. There was no non-smoking bar, so didn't return.
Our room was spacious, with the quirky bathroom described by others. Ours had little space beside the sink, unlike some of the photos shown above. The décor is not generally standing up to wear and tear, and style seems to have been placed above performance and practicality. Lighting is dull and the air-con was not very responsive. Storage is limited and the wardrobe rails very high.
The spa on floor -4 (yes, that's 'minus') and gloomy. The small pool is full of hazards, with underwater brick walls! During our stay, a group of 5 young children played noisily, unsupervised by adults, which left us feeling very uncomfortable.
Despite these negatives, our stay was enjoyable. What made this hotel was the staff. Everyone was friendly and keen to please. Cleaning was impeccable.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nuno L, General Manager at The Vintage Lisboa, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2013

Thank you very much for your opinions and comments, those are very important to us, so we can improve and get better every day with our guest help.

Hope that for the next stay with us you have a better experience.

If I can assist you in the near future, don't hesitate contacting me.

Best regards,

Nuno Leandro

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

This hotel was just great. We had been cycling in Evora and wanted to spend a few days exploring Lisbon. We had been staying at a farm and wanted to be a bit pampered. This hotel was rated as 5 star and earned its designation. There was a beautiful terrace overlooking the city with a bar, a wonderful breakfast included in the 93 euro per night price, spacious rooms with modern facilities, and a staff eager to be of assistance.

The hotel was a steep walk up from the main street of the city but a short walk away there were some excellent restaurants and 2 metro stops for those not wanting to walk. There was a spa, a small pool that we did not use but was available.

We found this to be a delightful place to stay and offered a romantic ambiance. Enjoy.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank HELRAM
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Nuno L, General Manager at The Vintage Lisboa, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2013

Thank you very much for your opinions and comments, those are very important to us, so we can improve and get better every day with our guest help.

Hope that for the next stay with us you have a better experience.

If I can assist you in the near future, don't hesitate contacting me.

Best regards,

Nuno Leandro

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

A very modern Hotel with excellent facilities and a good location (although Lisbon is renowned for steep streets and pavements). Staff are very helpful and friendly.

In some ways the modern style decor can be less than "user friendly" the bathroom for instance is not very practical or private. The sink is a very elegant stainless steel item which in combination wirth the taps will cover the floor with water given half a chance! A very nice touch in the bedroom was the ipod docking unit which also offerred a USB port.

The spa doesn't really do duty as a swimming pool (it is very small) and is not attended.

Breakfast food was not particularly good but the experience was lifted by the attentiveness of the staff who were excellent.

In fact it was the staff throughout the hotel who made the stay pleasant.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nuno L, General Manager at The Vintage Lisboa, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2013

Thank you very much for your opinions and comments, those are very important to us, so we can improve and get better every day with our guest help.

Hope that for the next stay with us you have a better experience.

If I can assist you in the near future, don't hesitate contacting me.

Best regards,

Nuno Leandro

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Reviewed October 21, 2013

The staff in this hotel is what makes it worth staying in it. The rest is average-more of an average 4 star.
The bad: The paint is peeling or scratched in many places-our room (209) and spa (by the pool) . The shower is not well designed-the water drips on the wall and mould is visible by the door. There was missing grout around the bathroom sink as well. There is not enough light in the bathroom by the mirror. The air con humming from outside (room 209 for sure) is bearable but not good for light sleepers like me (and I asked for back facing room based on the other reviews noting bin trucks on the front of the hotel in the early hours). Average breakfast, not a very vegetarian friendly menu in the restaurant but that’s the case all over Lisbon I guess. One of the spa jets sections didn’t work and there are no rest beds by the pool. And no privacy in the room bathroom or toilet-it’s all just a few bricks and glass…
The good: the staff-all very friendly and helpful without being too much in your face. I admit the check out was slow but that’s because their dated system-not because of them doing anything wrong. The big size iPod dock in our room was great. The bed linen is good quality and the house keeping did a great job keeping the room clean. Great location for walking to town and sites.
In summary this hotel needs a cash injection to update all the dated décor and shortfalls. If they do that and keep the people it might become a 5 star hotel.

Room Tip: High floor
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nuno L, General Manager at The Vintage Lisboa, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2013

Thank you very much for your opinions and comments, those are very important to us, so we can improve and get better every day with our guest help.

Hope that for the next stay with us you have a better experience.

If I can assist you in the near future, don't hesitate contacting me.

Best regards,

Nuno Leandro

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Reviewed October 20, 2013

We were really disappointed by this hotel. We stayed one night here and had looked for something special with it's own spa. The only positive point was that the staff were friendly and helpful, although always a queue and wait at reception. The room was airless, high ceilings and the whole of the hotel interior was brown and beige. No home comforts at all and only one small photo in a vast room that was soul-less. A basic shower and grouting that needs doing badly around the sink and it was impossible to get an even temperature for the shower - scorching or cold. When we told the reception this as we checked out we didn't receive an apology.

Definitely not 5 star and felt like a stale chain hotel. The whole place was so dark and claustrophobic that we just wanted to get out into Lisbon as soon as we could and spent as little time in the hotel as possible. Having thought we would use the spa we couldn't believe we had to pay to buy a swimming hat and also the spa area was dark and unwelcoming with no staff on hand at all. Lisbon is FANTASTIC but we will not be back to this hotel.

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Nuno L, General Manager at The Vintage Lisboa, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2013

Thank you very much for your opinions and comments, those are very important to us, so we can improve and get better every day with our guest help.

Hope that for the next stay with us you have a better experience.

If I can assist you in the near future, don't hesitate contacting me.

Best regards,

Nuno Leandro

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Additional Information about The Vintage Lisboa

Address: Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca 2, Lisbon 1250-191, Portugal (Formerly Vintage Lisboa Hotel)
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Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #59 of 255 Hotels in Lisbon
Price Range: $134 - $284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Vintage Lisboa 5*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With a privileged location in Lisbon's city centre, between the two popular districts of Avenida da Liberdade and Bairro Alto, The Vintage Lisboa evokes a contemporary decor with a luxurious atmosphere and five star facilities that include a Spa with the latest in beauty and wellness therapies. The modern room amenities include the latest web technology, free WiFi, sound proofing and whisper AC. Enjoy a unique dining experience in Vintage Restaurant with a range of traditional food and wine selection. Experience the ultimate in comfort and convenience at the Vintage Lisboa Hotel. Your 5 Star SPA Hotel in central Lisbon, with indoor heated pool. ... more   less 
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