This hotel has a good location close enough to Metro stations to reach City Centre Lisbon.
It is rated as a 4 star hotel, but that must be for Portuguese standards, I would class it as a 3 star.
The hotel is in good order, but could do with some decor upgrading.
The Vasco Da Gama restaurant is ok for breakfast, but really does need a complete makeover for me to have dinner there.
The chairs are old fashioned, ind of 70's style rattan with green seats. There are pinkish tables cloths on the tables on top of white ones, why not just have white? The walls need a good clean or general paint to be done.
At breakfast the staff couldn't keep up when bread, fruit or eggs ran out, and there was some waiting time. They also didn't have enough staff to clear up the empty tables and re-set, clean plates were missing etc. More staff would sort this no problem.
The prices for dinner or even the bar food was quite pricey for the place it is. A club sandwich was EURO 10.50, I certainly wouldn't pay that, and didn't see anyone else eat in the bar area. Only saw 1 couple have dinner in the restaurant, during our 3 night stay.
The bedroom was ok, very spacious, not sure I got an upgrade although I am a Platinum Priority Card holder, but maybe it wasn't available. Lot's of daylight would come in, but able to black out with the curtains. The bedrooms windows needed a good clean outside, very streaky from rain and god knows what.
The bathroom was adequate, although quite narrow. The bath/shower is positioned in front of the window, but thankfully there is a curtain to pull! Weird that the tap in the bath was still running although the shower head was also pouring water. But OK. There is only Dove shower-gel/shampoo attached to the wall for guest use.
The roof top pool area is great, BUT they need more sun loungers. There are only about 10 for use, so you have to be there early to get one. At the rooftop there is a small bar where you can buy drinks, but beware the drinks are expensive. EURO 3.50 for a can of Pepsi. You can also buy snacks and sandwiches to eat, but again very expensive at around EURO 10 for a ham and cheese sandwich. I saw no one eat at that place so the hotel would be better off using the space where they put up tables and chairs, to buy more sun-loungers and utilize the space better for their guests.
Metro stations Saldanha is only a short walk away, the best station to reach especially if you are carrying luggage, as it is NOT uphill which Almeda station is.
The Metro station is excellent in Lisbon. Clean, cool (air) and plenty of space although the stations lack soem kind of ambience. It is also cheap on the Metro, EURO 1.40 for a single trip, or around EURO 5.60 for a 24 hour travel pass, which lasts exactly 24 hours from purchase.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Lisbon Hotel is situated in the heart of the citycenter between Av da RepÃºblica and Pr. de Londres by the Instituto Superior TÃ©cnico .With several underground stations around and 10 minutes away from the International airport, the Holiday Inn Lisbon Hotel is the ideal place for your stay should you travel in business or leisure. The Hotel is famous by its spacious standard and executive rooms as well as its suites with direct access to high speed and wireless internet. Each of its 169 spacious rooms, including 17 Executive bedrooms, 13 Family rooms, 2 disabled rooms, 8 junior suites and 1 Presidential Suite, are equipped with cable TV, direct-dial telephone, desk, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, Pay Tv, hairdryer, gives you a good value for money. Business center in the lobby. Rooms with High speed internet on request. The modern meeting space is ideal for business meetings and social events and can accommodate up to 400 delegates Appreciate the Portuguese and Mediterranic gastronomy at our restaurant 'Vasco da Gama'. The 'Almirante' bar is the ideal place to relax after a busy dayTogether with a parking, fitness center and a gift shop, the Holiday Inn Lisbon Hotel is the right choice for the right stay. Our rooftop terrace and outsidepool (from May to September) is the perfect place for sunbathing and to enjoy the beautiful view to all Lisbon. ... more less
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