We were booked there recently for a conference. Being near the university, it was a good location for that type of thing. It's a decently-run, clean, modern hotel. There's a big breakfast room on the top floor, and the breakfast was good, very typical of Portugal--cold cuts, cheeses, breads, yogurt, fruit, all types of coffee, etc. There was a nice little bar on the second floor as well. Very quiet.
Our room was very small, and had twin beds, which we would not choose again, although when you are extremely jetlagged, separate beds is not a bad thing. Room was very clean, shower was good. It was also very quiet at night.
Only electrical outlet that was usable without disconnecting the TV was in the closet, which was not terribly convenient but we made it work (take a multi-outlet adapter). No other complaints about the room at all.
Except...wifi was very poor. We had to pay, and for the charge, we got to connect only ONE device at a time. Since we had 5 devices with us, that was a pain. And each time we did it, we had to re-enter the password (at least I did on my Android devices.) Signal was very weak--apparently it depended on how far you were from the elevator. Well we were close, and the signal was really bad, and frequently just disconnected.
This one thing is enough for me not to recommend this place, if that's important to you. And for a hotel that seems to specialize in academic conferences, it's a killer.
Location was very good--not in Centro, but on the edge, and a few steps to a subway (metro) station that would take you right now to Rato and thus to Bairro Alto, or other metro lines. We found a few good restaurants nearby, and there was an underground shopping mall in the Campo Pequeno building, with a Pingo Dolce, a large supermarket. Also convenient for the airport.
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