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“decent enough 4 star”
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SANA Malhoa Hotel
Ranked #54 of 255 Hotels in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 22, 2012

I stayed 4 nights in the Sana Malhoa for business. The room was a good size with chairs and a writing desk. Nice bathroom as well. I particularly liked the TV speaker in the bathroom that meant that you could carry on listening to the news in the morning while brushing your teeth. Like most places in Lisbon, the hotel also had lights in the public areas (corridor outside rooms) that only came on with sensors to save energy rather than being on all night. Sadly they did not go all the way on the green front and replaced towels and even bedsheets on a daily basis despite their little cards that claimed they would only do this when requested by the guest.
The breakfast was very nice.Various buffets with hot food, cakes, fresh fruit, muesli, a variety of cheeses and ham etc. A large conservatory area allowed for the first dailight in winter. All the staff were very friendly and helpful.
My two grudges would be that you have to pay a rather steep €5/hour for the internet while the hotel opposite gives you this for free. And the bed was quite hard. Many of my colleagues who stayed in the same hotel also commented on this. I like my matress to be firm but this one did not allow for any body curves at all.
All in all a very nice hotel in an area with many other hotels of similar standard. While the area itself is not attractive apart from the closeness to the very nice zoo, it offered a lot of good restaurants at very reasonably prices.

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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 31, 2011

We really enjoyed staying at this hotel and found it very convenient. From the airport, we rode the Aerobus (3.50 Euros p.p.) which dropped us off within 50 m of the hotel entrance. The reception staff spoke good English and was very knowledgeable. It is a 3 minute walk to the Praca de Espanha if you exit via -3 level in the hotel elevator. It is also within walking distance to the Sete Rio bus station if you are planning to bus to other destinations within Portugal. There are restaurants in the area. It is really easy to get to the Colombo shopping mall by metro and El Corte Ingles (walking). The Gulbenkian Museum is also within walking distance. Lastly, it's really easy to get downtown by metro. Breakfast was good, a variety of hot and cold foods, and you can even have champagne if you want. I would definitely recommend this modern and clean hotel to anyone that doesn't want to stay in the downtown area as long as you don't mind taking transit.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 30, 2011

The hotel itselves is excellent: large,clear and clean. Breakfeast is fantastic. However, for tourists, the neighborough is very very poor, far from any interesting point and lacking of shops ,cafes or restaurantes. However, this is not really a problem because you can leave the hotel by the 3rs subsolo entrance and in doing this, you are less than 5 minuts walking for the Metro station "Praça de Spain", with conections for the whole city,

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 5, 2011

This is a great hotel, especially for the value. I stayed at the Sana Malhoa for a couple of days for business and I was impressed with the hotel from the minute I checked-in.

The lobby: Spacious, clean, well-lit, with great access to the hotel restaurants and bars.

Service: Very professional, friendly, and courteous. I requested an iron upon checking in and within 15 minutes of arriving at my room, a woman from the housekeeping staff brought me an iron and ironing board. I was very impressed!

The room: I was in a business room, which comes with free internet access and it was fine. Very clean, great bathroom, and a nice view. My only complaint about the room was that there was only one trash can in the room and no trash can in the bathroom. There needs to be a trashcan in the bathroom.

Location: I was attending a conference and the Sana Malhoa was within a 3-5 minute of the conference hotel and was half the price of the conference hotel. The Sana Malhoa is within walking distance of many restaurants (Great vegetarian buffet right next door to the hotel!), the metro is a short walk, and the airport without traffic is about a 20 minute cab ride. Regarding the cab ride to and from the airport, like another reviewer mentioned, the cab ride should be only about 15 Euros. I paid 35 Euros from the airport to the hotel and 15 Euros from the hotel to the airport.

Value/Price: As I mentioned previously, the Sana Malhoa was half the price of the conference hotel of which I was attending and that was even with a business room. For the service and amenities one receives at this hotel for the price, it is a great bargain.

If I get the opportunity to return to Lisbon, I plan on staying at the Sana Malhoa again.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 4, 2011

we stayed here for one night having driven from the algarve to watch the moto gp in may. the hotel was amazing, the staff were very friendly taking us into the room and even flagging us down a cab. very smart modern rooms and it was only a short taxi drive into the city. we even walked home from the city centre at night stopping off round the corner at a small portugese restaurant.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 25, 2011

Sana Malhoa is a four-star hotel situated in the outskirts of Lisbon. It is new (or looks new) with modern furniture. The rooms are big and clean, quiet and the service quite satisfactory. The breakfast is equal to a 5-star hotel and the breakfast area is big, sunny and beautiful.
The metro station is a 5- minute walk away and the airport only 10 minutes by taxi (costs 7-10 Euros, and definitely ask for taximeter). Although the area of the hotel doesn't have anything to offer (food, nightlife, etc) everything can be easily reached by metro. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 19, 2011

The hotel staff are very polite and professional. The rooms are excellent, very clean, large size beds, extra pillows, hot shower. It is located on the main road and has a good view below from the rooms. The breakfast is excellent in quality and taste, traditional, sumptuous portuguese style.
Reasonably priced as compared to nearby hotels of similar standard.
Recommended for families as they have 2 adjoining rooms.

Great stay!

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  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about SANA Malhoa Hotel

Address: Avenida Jose Malhoa 8, Lisbon 1099-089, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 Family Hotel in Lisbon
#30 Business Hotel in Lisbon
#32 Romantic Hotel in Lisbon
#48 Luxury Hotel in Lisbon
Price Range: $85 - $245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — SANA Malhoa Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 185
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the centre of Lisbon, in the heart of Avenida José Malhoa, SANA Malhoa Hotel stands out for its contemporary decoration and comfortable atmosphere, and provides relaxed and healthy accommodation in Lisbon. A few minutes’ walk from Praça de Espanha and El Corte Inglés, near various access routes and public transport connections and with a private car park, SANA Malhoa Hotel also offers added facilities for trips to business or pleasure trips to Lisbon: Health Club with gym, sauna, Turkish bath and Jacuzzi and 7 meeting and events rooms with a capacity for 700 people. ... more   less 
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