This is a modern hotel with good facilities. Unlike some reviewers, we didn't find the 15 minute walk to the old town a problem and we found plenty of decent restaurants. It is an easy walk back along the river. The room was comfortable and had everything we needed.
This hotel has hooked up with the Fado Centre in Coimbra and so we had a thoroughly enjoyable Friday night's entertainment in the bar. It's a great arrangement that provides guest entertainment, while raising the profile of the Fado tradition. Well done to the management for arranging it. We went to the Fado Centre the following day and had a good discussion with one of the musicians. They were very appreciative of the platform the hotel provides for them to promote their art.
The staff are very helpful and gave us good information, which helped us to quickly locate the key areas of the city. This is a good base from which to enjoy Coimbra and I'm happy to recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the historic town centre of Coimbra with an outstanding view over the Mondego River. The nearest airport is in Porto which is 137 km away. Established in 2010, this city hotel aims for a leisure environment but is also ideal for conferences and business traveling. With dance as a theme this hotel has a total of 229 rooms including 27 superior rooms and 18 junior suites. This hotel is fully equipped with a large convention centre with capacity for over 600 peoples, a Health Club with Gym and Spa, 2 restaurants and a bar. It offers to all its guests a 24-hour reception and check-out service, wheelchair access and lifts, Internet Wi-Fi access, laundry services and garage parking (the last 3 items have an extra cost associated). All rooms come with a private bathroom with a shower/bathtub and a hairdryer, direct line telephone, electronic safety door look, cable TV, Internet access (for an additional fee), a safe and a minibar, individually regulated air conditioning and 24 hour room service. This hotel offer free access to an outdoor swimming pool, a gym, sauna, steam room / Turkish and Jacuzzi. Guest can also visit our Spa Satsanga in search for Massages and Beauty treatments (all for an additional fee). Guests can select their breakfast from a buffet and the midday and evening meals may be enjoyed a la carte, from a buffet or in set menu form. ... more less
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