I was attending a conference at the Congress Centre, 5 minutes walk away, but the convenience still doesn't make up for the service and location of this hotel. It's a considerable way outside the centre of Lisbon, and riverside restaurants opposite can only be accessed by walking a good 10 minutes down the road to a bridge, then all the way back again, because there is nowhere else to cross the 6 lanes of traffic and the train lines that run alongside the river. The huge 25th April Bridge with its heavy traffic and more train tracks looms over the top, add that this is also directly under the flight path. The area round the hotel is quite rundown, and not great for walking out in the evening.
Service was incredibly slow, bar staff rude, internet service slow, no iron in room - not even possible to borrow one, but the final straw was the safe, which has a hole where a lock would be- you have to pay to hire the locking mechanism.
At least the room was clean and the bed relatively comfortable but there surely have to be better places to stay in Lisbon
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This charming city hotel is situated directly in Lisbon's tourist centre. The hotel is set directly over the Tagus River and the lifely Docas area. The centre of Lisbon, Rossio, is roughly 5 km away and the congress centre is 100 meters away. Public transport departs from stops just 200 m from the hotel. The surrounding area is filled with bars, pubs, restaurants and nightclubs. The main tourism attractions are only 500 meters away in Belem. The airport is approximately 12 km away. Opened in 2002, the hotel offers a total of 9 floors with a total of 259 rooms, of which 19 are superior rooms and 16 junior suites. The facilities include a lobby with a 24-hour reception, a safe, free Wi-Fi internet connection in public areas, lifts, a luggage room, a currency exchange desk, conference rooms. In the public areas guest will find an inviting meal area and restaurant and a magnificent bar. Restaurant with highchairs for infants. For an additional fee you may use our laundry services, garage or Health Club. The bright and modern en suite rooms are equipped with air conditioning, electronic safety door look, direct telephone, safe, LCD TV with Cable and Pay TV, Wi-Fi Connection (for and additional cost), Minibar and 24 hour room service, private bathroom with telephone and hair dryer. The hotel offers guests a Health Club (for an additional cost) with an indoor swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a sauna, a Turkish bath and gym. The hotel also has a Spa that offers massage and beauty treatments also for an additional cost. The nearest golf course is just 15 km away. Ask for more information about sports and other activities. Guests may choose their breakfast, lunch or dinner meals from a wide buffets. At lunch and dinner guests may also select dishes from the set menu, or take the a la carte option. In addition, the hotel caters for guests with special dietary requirements or take away meals. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vila Gale Opera Lisbon