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Hotel D. Luis
Ranked #9 of 23 Hotels in Coimbra
Reviewed 17 August 2014

The hotel has a nice garden with an awesome view of the city which is good because you cannot walk to anything near this hotel. The interior has not been updated. Some of the furniture was original which could be retro if they upgrade other areas of the hotel. Some of the furniture was worn. It did have a wierd cleaning smell. The staff was not particularly friendly.

The garden is great to have a botlle of wine and view the city. The highway was a little noisy.

Room Tip: Some rooms have terraces with a view of the city.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
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Bw H, Director of Sales at Hotel D. Luis, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 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 look forward to welcoming you again next time you visit Coimbra.

Yours sincerely,

Tânia Soares

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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Amazing hotel!! Keeps true to the best western chains offerings. Very clean and courteous staff. Free parking. The city center is a cab ride away and the hotel can arrange the cab for you. Very comfortable to stay!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Neil_Bhagat
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Bw H, Director of Sales at Hotel D. Luis, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 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 look forward to welcoming you again next time you visit Coimbra.

Yours sincerely,

Tânia Soares

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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Coimbra is beautiful and worth seeing. I was amazed at the good reviews of this place - I don't know if the other hotels in the area are equally poor, but this was pretty uninspiring.

Plus: Cheap, clean.

Negative: dangerous walk into town along motorway! Weird chemical smells in corridors. Broken WiFi, TV, hairdryer. Awful, awful breakfast - get something good in the town instead!

  • Stayed: August 2014
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Thank ijb99
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Bw H, Director of Sales at Hotel D. Luis, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Coimbra and for your review about our hotel.

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

Yours sincerely,

Tânia Soares

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Coimbra, Portugal's oldest university city is one not to miss. We stayed at the Best Western and were delighted with our room which had spectacular views of the city and river.
Comfortable, clean. excellent breakfasts with the usual delightful Portuguese Staff this hotel is one we would stay in again.

Room Tip: Ask for one with a river view.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Christopher C
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Bw H, Diretor de vendas at Hotel D. Luis, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2014
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Estimado cliente,

Em nome de toda a equipa, gostaria de agradecer ter escolhido o BEST WESTERN Hotel D. Luis para a sua estadia em Coimbra e também por ter dedicado algum tempo a escrever a sua experiência no TripAdvisor.

A vista do Hotel sobre a linda cidade de Coimbra é de facto incontornável. Todas as suas observações serão certamente úteis para quem nos queira visitar.

Na expectativa de o poder acolher muito em breve, no nosso Hotel, apresentamos os nossos melhores cumprimentos.

Tânia Soares

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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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Thank NGarcia65
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Bw H, Diretor de vendas at Hotel D. Luis, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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 reviewResponded 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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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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Bw H, Diretor de vendas at Hotel D. Luis, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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: £38 - £71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Best Western Coimbra
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