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“One of the best 3 star hotels I've ever been”
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Hotel D. Luis
Ranked #9 of 23 Hotels in Coimbra
Covilha, Portugal
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“One of the best 3 star hotels I've ever been”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

This is a great hotel, easy to find, easy to park, and with a very good quality. The rooms are nice and clean (altough the selection of TV channels could be improved). Wifi can be a bit slow, but it's free.
The view from the from rooms is amazing, with old Coimbra just in front of the window, on the other side of the Mondego river. The beds are comfortable, and the hotel is quiet, allowing a good quality of sleep.
Staff is friendly and helpful.
Breakfast is good (the orange juice could be better).

The main disadvantage is that the hotel is located outside Coimbra, thus if you want to see Coimbra by night, you will need to get a taxi.

The price was excellent.

This will be my choice when I return to Coimbra, for sure.

Room Tip: If you want a room with a view, book for a front room.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Bw H, Diretor de vendas at Hotel D. Luis, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Coimbra and for your wonderful review about our hotel and our services. It was such a pleasure to acknowledge that you have enjoyed your stay at our Hotel and our city.

Thank you very much for you to score our hotel with the maximum level.

We look forward to welcoming you again next time you visit Coimbra.

Yours sincerely,

Tânia Soares
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San Diego, California
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2014

2 nights in a room with a view, including breakfast and free parking for €128. Good value and good location if you are driving in and out – 15-20 minutes to Conimbriga to see the Roman ruins, and a short drive to the “free” parking lot across the river from Coimbra. “Free” because you tip the guy €1 to help you find a space in the jam packed lot to park the car. It’s a big hotel and plenty of tour groups book the place - lots of room for buses in the parking lot – but the room was clean and quiet on a Tuesday and Wednesday night and the beds comfortable. Enjoyed the view of Coimbra from the small window in the room. Huge dining room, breakfast was fine. Had suckling pig for dinner both nights in Condiexa-de-Nova, a 15 minute drive down NH1 toward Conimbriga.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bw H, Diretor de vendas at Hotel D. Luis, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Coimbra and for your wonderful review about our hotel and our services. It was such a pleasure to acknowledge that you have enjoyed your stay at our Hotel and our city.

We were very pleased with your comments about our services and our meals.

We look forward to welcoming you again next time you visit Coimbra.

Yours sincerely,

Tânia Soares
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Sao Paulo, Sp
Level 6 Contributor
435 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Unless you're driving, I strongly recommend this hotel. It's not in a walking distance to the city center, not possible to walk either and there isn't public transportation nearby.
Other than that, the hotel has good service, very good rooms and wifi free.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Thank Gloriawpai
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Bw H, Diretor de vendas at Hotel D. Luis, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Coimbra and for your review about our hotel and our services. It was such a pleasure to acknowledge that you have enjoyed your stay at our Hotel and our city.

We look forward to welcoming you again next time you visit Coimbra.

Yours sincerely,

Tânia Soares
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2014

Really helpful staff who speak English. Great buffet breakfast- fresh made pastries. Wifi and computers free. Short drive to free parking just across the bridge from old town, not an easy walk anywhere from hotel,

Room Tip: Get a view of the old town
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bw H, Diretor de vendas at Hotel D. Luis, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Coimbra and for your wonderful review about our hotel and breakfast. It was such a pleasure to acknowledge that you have enjoyed your stay at our Hotel and our city.

We were very pleased with your comments about our services and our meals.

We look forward to welcoming you again next time you visit Coimbra.

Yours sincerely,

Tânia Soares
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Nottingham
Level 6 Contributor
201 reviews
104 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2014

We had an overnight stop here at the beginning of our tour as we were traveling between Madrid and Lisbon. The hotel is on the outskirts of Coimbra so not really the best location if you want to be close to the town centre. Our room was a good size with a very nice view of the town, but it was in need of refurbishment and we were a bit worried that the door out to the shared balcony couldn’t be locked. Dinner and breakfast were ok but nothing to get excited about. This hotel would be ok for a cheap overnight stop but otherwise I think you’d be better off staying elsewhere in Coimbra.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Corinne76
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Bw H, Diretor de vendas at Hotel D. Luis, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Coimbra and for your wonderful review about our hotel and restaurant. It was such a pleasure to acknowledge that you have enjoyed your stay at our Hotel and our city.

We were very pleased with your comments about our services and our meals.

We look forward to welcoming you again next time you visit Coimbra.

Yours sincerely,

Tânia Soares
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Nottingham
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2014

We have been frequent guests so have a room at the back by choice as it is quieter. The hotel has stunning city views and free parking. Very good value. Come off the motorway at Condeixa sign. Then take Coimbra signs. This avoids going thru town.Tea and coffee facilities in bedrooms and free wifi. Enjoy your stay!

Room Tip: Views or peace and quiet. Your choice.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bw H, Diretor de vendas at Hotel D. Luis, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Coimbra and for your wonderful review about our hotel. It was such a pleasure to acknowledge that you have enjoyed your stay at our Hotel and our city.

We look forward to welcoming you again next time you visit Coimbra.

Yours sincerely,

Tânia Soares
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2014

The hotel is located outside of Coimbra, off a roundabout on the ring road but with a great view over the city.

It is very dated in both the decoration of rooms and public areas, and in the restaurant, which was a bizarre place to eat given what every other restaurant in Portugal is like.

Still, it was cheap and comfortable so no complaints.

Room Tip: Half the rooms have good views over the city - the other half look the other way!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank chillcoat
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Bw H, Diretor de vendas at Hotel D. Luis, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Coimbra and for your wonderful review about our hotel and restaurant. It was such a pleasure to acknowledge that you have enjoyed your stay at our Hotel and our city.

We were very pleased with your comments about our services and our meals.

We look forward to welcoming you again next time you visit Coimbra.

Yours sincerely,

Tânia Soares
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Property: Hotel D. Luis
Address: Rotunda da Ponte Rainha Santa Isabel, Coimbra 3040-091, Portugal (Formerly BEST WESTERN Hotel D. Luís)
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Coimbra District > Coimbra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 23 Hotels in Coimbra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel D. Luis 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel D. Luis is located near downtown Coimbra, in a quiet area with stunning views of the city, the Mondego River and the University of Coimbra. Inaugurated in 1988 and in keeping with a classic and functional style, it combines a family atmosphere and personalized service that distinguish it from other hotels. With areas worthy of a 4-star hotel and adapted to the new technologies, Hotel D. Luis provides comfort both in pleasure trips and business trips. Access to the WIFI network is available at no additional cost throughout the hotel. Its excellent location allows its customers to be near the town centre and simultaneously enjoy its calm atmosphere, without having to worry about parking. At sunset, the gardens of the hotel induce to walks that will transport your imagination to another time, because wherever you look you can contemplate one of the oldest cities in Europe. In the Panorama restaurant you will have the privilege of tasting the most exquisite foods of the city and enjoying the best views of Coimbra. The bar, with a varied list of cocktails and appetizers, is the ideal place to relax after a day in the city. Hotel D. Luis rooms and services are also ideal for meetings, for it has 5 rooms provided with the newest technology, perfect for hosting meetings, conferences, wedding receptions or dinners for special occasions, making it the ideal complement for the many events that take place in Coimbra, the University and the hospitals. ... more   less 
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