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“Centrally located with good food”
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Tivoli Lagos Hotel
Ranked #15 of 53 Hotels in Lagos
Reviewed 29 July 2012

This hotel is centrally located in Lagos with walking distance to Marina, shops and restaurants. The hotel is composed of six buildings with lots of stairs throughout the hotel complex. The restaurant provide very good food with high level service. The rooms are dated, some of which quite small size. Breeakfast was good.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 July 2012

The staff were very friendly and helpful; however, the Reception staff need to learn from their colleagues. It took 4 attempts for them to provide us with a room that was not dark crampt and had a balcony that was overgrown with weeds (ivy type plant). My primary disappointment with the reception staff stems from the fact that the hotel was not busy and they continually tried to accommodate us in same dark & crampt part of the hotel.
The room we eventually opted for was nice, light and airy and on two levels.
The hotel needs a facelift on the outside and at the pool area. Internally the hotel is well maintained and pleasant.
The services provided were good and punctual.
The food was very good, always a great choice and on the occasion that you could not find anything to your taste, the restaurant’s Maître d’ will without any hesitation source an alternative. E.g. Fish night  Spaghetti Bolognese.
The ‘Beach Club’ is a pool, available to hotel guests, with a rather expensive restaurant. Charging hotel guests for sun-loungers by this pool is one example of the hotel milking guests for whatever they can get.
Other examples of the milking of guests can be found in the charging for Wi-Fi access and, the worst example of all, a ‘four star hotel’ charging guests for the use of their ‘gym’. Tivoli gym == several treadmills & rowers, some dumbbells and a multi-gym.
Overall, I would not recommend this hotel to friends or family and would not stay there again. It is not a four star hotel and needs to revise the services it offers and its rooms before it can truly become a four star hotel.

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Reviewed 24 July 2012

We recently stayed in this hotel and found it generally of a very good standard. Staff at reception were very helpful and efficient but not overly friendly. The lobby is bright and the public areas are very well maintained, modern and comfortable. We ate on the terrace of the Pateo Velho restaurant in the hotel on our first night and the food was very good. There is also a buffet option in the main restaurant but we didn't sample this. Breakfast was excellent with a great choice of hot food and continental options. We had to check out early (5.30am) on our last day and they have a service where you can book to have continental breakfast for an early checkout between 4am and 7.30am. Our room was a little on the small side but very clean and comfortable. However we felt the air-conditioning was not adequate and the room was often a little too warm. We also did not like the fact that we had to pay €3 per day for the in-room safe.The pool area was nice if a little small, but we never had any trouble getting sunbeds even though it did get busy at times. The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle to the beach where there is a nice Duna beach bar / restaurant and loungers are available for free to hotel guests. The location of the hotel is very good as it is only a 10-minute walk to the centre of Lagos. The area immediately around the hotel isn't great but the bus station is just a few minutes walk and this was useful for our day trip to the pretty town of Sagres a little further west. Lagos itself is so lovely with pretty narrow streets, a lovely marina and gorgeous restaurants where the food and drink is very reasonably-priced. In general the outside of the hotel could do with a coat of paint and the air-conditioning was a little problematic for us but in general I would recommend the Tivoli for a stay in Lagos.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 July 2012

As always I conducted less than ample research before booking my last minute long weekend in Lagos. The airport transfer stopped at two shady looking places en route to Lagos and I must admit to getting some wary looks from my better half.

However as we pulled into Tivoli, we were both relieved. The hotel is clean, has an air of modernity but retaining classical architecture and was nicely decorated.

The staff were probably cordially efficient rather than friendly but that didn't detract from the atmosphere. The pool area and accompanying bar was pleasant and never crowded and all food was fine.

Two things to be aware of.
Most rooms are twin not double and if you want a double you really need to phone ahead. However if your missus snores or fidgets it might be perfect.
The swimming pool is bloody freezing.

That aside, I thoroughly recommend both Lagos and Hotel Tivoli. The location is perfect, Lagos old town is lovely and only 5 minutes away and the beach used by the hotel is clean, expansive and sandy.

Great value for money.

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Reviewed 16 July 2012

This hotel is very nice located, next to the beach. Its quite a cold hotel in terms of decoration, but it is clean and the rooms are large. Taxi drive away to the town

Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

Not long back from Lagos, another great holiday at the Tivoli..
I've got to agree with some of the other reviewers, the hotel could do with a lick of paint on the outside and the rooms are a wee bit dated.
But and it is a big but, the staff are amongst the friendliest and most helpful I have met, the rooms are spotless, the food is good, the location is great.
What more can a body ask for.
A great Beach Club?
Well the Club Duna fills that gap, superb, Many thanks to Lilliana and her team who were brilliant, they should all get a pay rise.
One tiny wee niggle, maybe some way should be found to prevent "sun bed bagging" round the pool. ( But we spent most days at the beach)
I have no objection to some one putting their towel down, going for breakfast and returning to use the bed. But too many beds were "booked" for several hours before any one appeared. Some times only staying for a very short time.
Typical Germans I here you say. Not a bit of it, the Brits were just as guilty.
That said I will return as soon as I can.
Thanks to all the staff at the Tivoli.

Room Tip: Try to get a room on a high floor looking out to the sea. Block five, fifth floor might be OK.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 July 2012

We recently stayed at the Tovoli Lagos for the 7th time ! Whilst I do agree that some asepcts of the hotel, specifically the rooms, are looking a little tired, we still love this hotel and location. It's so handy for the great range of bars and restaurants located in the old town of Lagos.

The hotel pool did get busy and there was a little towel reservation going on but we spent most of the time atthe beach. The only incident to report is that during one of the trips back from the beach, some German's tried to push into the queue as the bus arrived. There were too many persons for space on the bus and I guess they knew this - however my husband decided to introduce a first come first served entry onto the bus and basically stopped them from getting onto the bus ! As an ex-rugby player of 6'5" they decided not to do or say anything but I do fear this happens a lot and I'm not sure most people would do anything.

Other than breaskfast we didn't eat or drink much in the hotel - why would you with the excellent range of bars and reastaurants in the town. We even found a little place on the beach which was far cheaper than the hotel run beach club.

All in all a great place and we would definately return.

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Additional Information about Tivoli Lagos Hotel

Address: Rua Antonio Crisogono Dos Santos, Lagos 8600-678, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Lagos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Lagos
#9 Spa Hotel in Lagos
#10 Luxury Hotel in Lagos
#19 Romantic Hotel in Lagos
Price Range: £61 - £163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tivoli Lagos Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 324
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With its privileged location in the very centre of Lagos, this 4 star hotel in the Algarve is a real reflection of local culture, from the decoration by Maria Jose Salavisa to the white and blue walkways which connect the rooms, patios, restaurants and bar. To make sure that you enjoy your stay even more, the Tivoli Lagos provides a free shuttle to the Duna Beach Club ,located only 2 kilometers away from the hotel, offering fun and entertainment for both adults and children. On the long white beach at Meia Praia, the Duna Bar provides the backdrop for numerous parties, banquets and even beach weddings. Just a short walk from lots of entertainment options in the centre and the marina and just a few kilometres from the best golf courses in the Algarve, this friendly and welcoming beach resort in the Algarve is an excellent option for meetings and events, as well as for great getaway weekends and family holidays. ... more   less 
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