The Miramar Hotel claims to be a 4 star hotel but never in a million years will this hotel ever be anywhere near that rating. In my opinion it would struggle to achieve a 2 star rating.
During our stay we had no hot water for the first two days until a number of guests complained, only then did they do something about it.
Carpets in the communal areas were dirty and were never cleaned. Some greasy footprints appeared on the carpets the day after we arrived – they were still there when we left (see photo).
Lights did not work in the corridor (see photo) and those that did only came on when you reached the end.
In the Bar/Restaurant (where the food is served) the seating is nothing like it is shown on the Miramar Hotel website. It is extremely cramped and a better description would be to liken it to a canteen.
You cannot have a drink in the bar as it is constantly set out for dining. The only place to drink is outside.
The food was the worst thing about this hotel, it was DISGUSTING. I would honestly say that it was the worst food that I have ever tasted in my whole life (67 years). Here are some examples:-
You only had the choice of one “soup” each day. This was usually a variation of cabbage soup variously called “Vegetable soup”, “Farmers soup” and “Green soup”. One day we were served, for a change, “Chicken Broth” which looked and tasted just like lukewarm water.
You had the choice of one meat dish and one pasta dish on one day, the next day you would only have the choice of one fish dish and one pasta dish. If you didn’t like either it was bad luck – no other alternative.
Vegetables were only served on two occasions and were never fresh always tinned and cooked to death. Mashed potato was served on one day, they called it "Mushed Potato" (which accurately describes it), it was like thick potato soup (made from powdered potato and far too much water).
One day we had a dish called “Chicken in Oven” this consisted of chicken, complete with bones, which had just been hacked into pieces and not cleaned properly because mine still had parts of the innards attached.
On one occasion my wife and I were last into the “canteen” only to find that a seat was not available for us. The seats that we normally sat in had been taken from the row of seats and reserved for guests who were paying extra for their meal. After another argument with the abrupt and rude waitress we were allocated one of the reserved tables.
On our last night there were no labels on the food so we did not know what we were eating – neither did the staff I might add.
There were only three ashtrays available and these had to be requested from staff who were not very fluent in English and not very interested.
This is a hotel to be avoided at all costs unless you are only Bed & breakfast, then it might possibly be OK if you are prepared for a two star establishment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Miramar offers a panoramic pool and natural light spa including a turkish bath, hot tub, gym and relaxation area. Located 700 metres from Nazaré beach, the hotel features 2 restaurants, 1 overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.All rooms are simply furnished and fitted with large windows, most of which overlook the Atlantic Ocean. All have flat-screen TV with cable channels, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.Guests can experience international cuisine and a variety of Portuguese delicacies including seafood and spicy dishes at Miramar’s restaurant. Light snacks, speciality wines and beers are available at the Mar Aberto wine bar.The Miramar has an entertainment and lounge area which has a pool table, a TV, and a computer with free internet access. Relaxation treatments including massages are available at the Miramar Senses spa.Miramar Hotel is less than 10 km away from Valado Railway Station. Forte de Sao Miguel Arcanjo is 10 minutes’ drive away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Miramar Hotel Nazare