Stayed for five nights in July 2012 with my wife and three kids. Suburban location, within easy reach of central Lisbon by car, bus or tram. SolpLay's location is a little odd in that it is on top of a hill,surrounded by a perimeter of scrubland which then gives way to modern high rise developments. So there are no clubs or tourist bars nearby at all, nor any beaches or attractions. This means that there are no drunks or lager louts and the hotel feels very peaceful and secluded with good views. It's also a bit tricky to find by car as the access roads run round the hill so you can literally drive round in circles. There is a local supermarket which we used every day which is within walking distance.
We took two self catering rooms and left the 18-year old in charge of her younger brother and sister in one room and had our own on a separate floor. Both rooms very spacious, clean and well appointed with huge balconies.
Breakfast was included and was very good. Had dinner a couple of times and it was ok, nothing amazing. Just as easy and cheaper to do pizzas or pasta in our room. (Why don't these places give you or sell you a little starter pack of cleaning materials to use? We always end up going to a supermarket and buying washing up liquid, dish cloth, tea towels etc. and leaving them behind for the cleaners to chuck out!)
We used the hotel as a base for touring by car so only really used the facilities a bit towards the end of our stay.The family used the indoor pool a few times but I preferred the lovely outdoor one. The exterior layout is beautiful and the gardens would be lovely to wander round and even sunbathe in. The tennis courts look very nice too.
Staff were friendly and helpful. Hotel was clean and modern and very family orientated.
I'd go back tomorrow.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled on a hilltop overlooking the Tagus river, the Solplay hotel is located in a quiet area on the outskirts of Lisbon. The accommodation offer comprises comfortable studio apartments, suites and family suites. Almost a home away from home, the Solplay Hotel is ideal for both business and leisure travelers, for short and long stays. Free wi-fi and free parking is available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Solplay Apartment Lisbon
- Hotel Solplay Apartment
- Solplay Hotel De Apartamentos Portugal/Linda-a-Velha