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“Great value, modern hotel”
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Zenit Lisboa
Ranked #108 of 254 Hotels in Lisbon
Reviewed June 28, 2008

We really enjoyed this hotel. It was a great value for February in Lisbon. The location is great, very close to a subway stop and in a good neighborhood. We stayed in 2 different rooms, and would recommend trying to get a room in the corner of the building, above the lobby, as they are bigger. Nice, modern, new hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 18, 2008

My sister and I stayed at this hotel for two nights while we were visiting Lisbon. As the other reviewers say it is far from the center, but there is a metro station (Saldanha) as well as a bus stop within walking distance (both 2-3 minutes). The rooms themselves are small but are decorated in a contemporary and fashionable style. They were also very clean and the air conditioning worked great, which we found out was not so in the rest of Portugal. We didn't eat breakfast at the hotel or the famed Pasteleria across the street that all the reviewers like to write about, instead we packed cereal bars to save some cash. Most of the staff spoke English. Paulo was especially willing to give suggestions about restaurants and helped us book a Fado show. However, we did feel that he hesitated to give us directions about using the metro to get there (which we wanted to do as we had bought a 24hr metro card). Instead, he suggested we use cabs at night. I think this was because he thought it would be safer. Anyhow, there was a metro stop within walking distance (Baixa-Chiado) to the Sacramento restaurant he recommended the first night. The Saramento was good, but somewhat pricey. If you go try the chicken and be sure to get some sangria. On the other hand, the dinner at Adega Machado where he booked our Fado show was waaaaay overpriced and neither my sister nor I enjoyed our meals. If we had it to do over we would have sought out a less expensive place or simply ordered drinks at Machado while we watched the show (16 Euro minimum). Overall, this is a contemporary hotel with very professional staff that allows access to the sights by public transportation.

Stayed: June 2003
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Reviewed May 29, 2008

We stayed at this property on our last night in Portugal during the first week in March. After staying at a different Lisbon hotel earlier in the week, I was glad that we hadn't stayed at the Zenit for the majority of our trip. The location was alright, but to far from the attractions of the city. With that being said it was still a lovely property. The staff was nice, and helpful, and the room was spacious and clean. The beds were even very comfortable. If you are looking for a beautiful hotel that is close to the airport this is a great choice.

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 29, 2008

This is a proper 4* hotel. Clean and modern. 20min walk to Rossio or 10min by metro. 8 euro taxi from the airport. Bedrooms are well-appointed, including a pillow menu and a good selection of bathroom products; the razor and nail kit are especially convenient so you don't have to check your luggage. Nicest feature is the television speaker in the bathroom. Great shower. Only wish they would provide cotton balls and more tissues.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 12, 2008

I can't recommend this hotel highly enough, both in terms of location and service. The hotel was only 15 minutes away from the airport and the cab fare cost us 20 Euro. The staff at the hotel couldn't have been friendlier. The official check-in time was listed for 3p.m. As our flight landed early, we showed up at 10 a.m. and they brought forward the check-in time to 1 p.m. They also hung on to our bags for us while we wandered around. The rooms were quite spacious, very clean and equipped with all mod cons. The only thing lacking was tea and coffee making facilities. Staff at the front desk were always on hand with directions to various metro stations, booking cabs and reserving tables at various restaurants around the city. The hotel itself is on the yellow metro line and you are literally 1 minutes' walk from the nearest station (Saldanha) from which you can access the whole city. In the mornings, you can walk across the road to the Pastelaria for breakfast. They serve assorted local dishes together with excellent coffee for dirt cheap. The only slight downside was the hotel restaurant. On the night we went for dinner, we were the only ones there (never a good sign!). While the food that was served was excellent, the menu was very limited. All in all though, great value for money, friendly staff and very conveniently located for access to public transport around the city.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 21, 2008

I booked this hotel through Expedia as a Flight/Hotel Package. The price was very reasonable.

We got a taxi from the airport to the hotel which cost 16 euros. I would not recommend driving in Lisbon as it is very busy and chaotic on the roads. We saw two accidents just coming from the airport. Check-in at the hotel went very smoothly. They gave us a map and marked on it all the 'must see' areas on it. They also gave us some restaurant cards and said that they would book tables for us whenever we wanted. Our room was on the second floor which was a little disappointing as we would have liked to have had a view. We didn't ask for an upgrade because we've been disappointed in the past and didn't want the embarrassment of them saying NO!!! The room was extremely clean, stylish and spacious. We had a twin room but the beds were touching so were quite cosy (we didn't mind as we are mother and daughter). The freebies in the bathroom are fantastic which travelled home with us!! There are no tea and coffee making facilities in the room but there is a minibar and room service was available if required. We had breakfast on our last morning which was a buffet affair for 12 euros. A bit steep but with the pound being so weak it was expected. The food was very nice (nothing special) and the coffee was lovely. There are plenty of small restaurants/cafes near by that do breakfasts for half the cost.

The Metro Station Saldanha is a 3 minute walk where you can get a travel ticket to get you around the city on metro/bus/tram at about 4 euros a day. Be aware that you will come across a lot (every train) of 'blind/disabled beggars'. I did feel sorry for them and kept giving all my change away but I soon noticed that the locals ignored them so I tried to ignore them too. They are very clever because they seemed to hover next to the tourists rattling their cups, even though they were blind!! There are also a lot of street sellers selling sunglasses and jewelry etc. If you don't want what they are offereing then just say no and walk away. One seller was very insistant with us and 'gave us a bracelet as a gift'. He then talked us out of 5 euros as a gift to him! I know we didn't have to give him any money but he was very insistant and he wasn't very happy with the 5 euros we gave him either!!

All in all our trip to Lisbon was very nice and I recommend it wholeheartedly. I especially recommend a trip to the Zoo (11 euros) where you can get pretty close to the animals (especially the chimpanzees. I wasn't overly impressed with the aquarium but thats probably because I've not long come back from Seaworld in Orlando.

The Zenit is an exceptional hotel and is well worth a visit.

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 9, 2008

I can only agree with the other positive reviews of this hotel, which I would recomment to other visitors to Lisbon without hesitation.

The exterior of the hotel is refreshingly different from the usual high rise concrete façade of many other hotels that make you think you could be in any other city in the world without noticing a difference.

Once you step inside the hotel, you are greeted by friendly and helpful staff in a modern and stylish lobby. After a very straight forward check-in procedure we went up to our room, which we - again - found stylish, comfortable and modern, yet different from a bog-standard hotel room you find in many large international hotel chains. Our room, as well as others I have seen, had their own character and were spotless. Comfortable beds and all the usual amenities in the room rounded off the positive experience. At an internet rate of under EUR 90 for a double room per night, I cannot fault this hotel at all - it is excellent value for money.

The only possible drawback of this hotel is its location somewhat outside the city centre, but as other reviers note, it is only a 20-30 minute walk. Alternatively, there are buses and the underground about five miuntes from the hotel, and a taxi from the centre costs little more than five euros. Therefore, I personally have not considered this as a problem.

I cannot comment on the breakfast as we went into the city centre straight away to begin the day with breakfast in one of the many nice cafes, which, in my view, always tends to be better value than hotel breakfasts - especially as it gives you a chance to begin the day in the same way as a local might. However, the hotel restaurant looked decent enough.

Parking was possible on the street outside the hotel on a Sunday, but on a weekday the hotel car park would seem the easier option.

All in all - a highly recommendable hotel in a city that is well worth a visit.

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Address: Avenida 5 de Outubro 11, Lisbon 1050-047, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#64 Business Hotel in Lisbon
#71 Family Hotel in Lisbon
#83 Luxury Hotel in Lisbon
#89 Romantic Hotel in Lisbon
Price Range: $61 - $211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Zenit Lisboa 4*
Number of rooms: 86
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