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“Good location”
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Hotel Dona Ines
Ranked #4 of 21 Hotels in Coimbra
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Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Good location”
Reviewed 26 October 2013

We are a French couple from Montreal Canada, we did a trip of one month in Portugal this last October 2013 and we stayed in 17 hotels. We stayed at this hotel 1 night October 18th 2013. Price: 65 Euros with breakfast. Pros: big room, counter in the bathroom to put your stuff, nice shower, hair dryer, lots of towels, indoor parking for free, good location, comfortable bed, good breakfast. Cons: no Internet Wi-Fi in the room you have to go in the lobby and as the signal was weak and many people were using it at the same time, the reception was poor and slow. We gave up after a while, TV channels in Portuguese and one French (TV5). We recommend that hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

We stayed for one night at the Dona Ines. The hotel was very easy to find coming from the main highway as you simply have to turn right downhill once you cross the river at the end of the bridge. The hotel provides complimentary parking in the own garage.

We were pleasantly surprised by the modern lobby and hallways. The room, while not as modern as the common areas, was very nice with a nice view over the river. There was more than enough room both in the room and in the bathroom. The breakfast in the morning was very good as well with a nice selection of pastries, corn flakes, yogurth, etc.

The only minor negative was the location. It takes about 10-15 minutes on foot along a road with a lot of traffic to reach the historic center. This wasn't an issue to us, but may be for someone who doesn't like (or can't) walking. The neighborhood you walk through doesn't look particularly inviting, but we never felt unsafe, even when walking back late at night.

Given the price and the quality offered, we would suggest Dona Ines to everybody.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Miami
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

In July, we stayed one night in Coimbra on our way to the Duoro. The hotel is nice, a very good value as it offers indoor parking as well. But finding the hotel was a challenge even with a basic Portuguese vocabulary. We must have driven around the block 5-6 times before we found it. The hotel needs to ask the city to allow them to put up road signs to direct the travelers to their property as other hotels do.

The reception staff were pleasant and helpful, the breakfast was very good, the hotel was clean and modern, aprox 15 minute solid walk to the historic center. Not many restaurants in the immediate vicinity of the hotel but many very good ones in the historic center.

Would I return ? if I had to stay in Coimbra again maybe - but I would not like to be looking for the hotel late at night without a GPS.

Room Tip: Most rooms are good and the location is quiet.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

One pays extra for internet but it does not work! Bathroom needs up dating. Breakfast dreadful. Staff friendly, but not efficient (during breakfast). I would stay there, but I'm aware of the limitations.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Bonn, Germany
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

This hotel is located a bit off the centre in a slightly scrubby neighbourhood, but within easy walking distance from the city centre and the main attractions. Perfect if you arrive by car (free underground parking!). The hotel is very modern and functional, nice large rooms with air conditioning, large bathrooms and good furniture. There is a large outdoor pool to relax, restaurant, bar and spacious lounge. It is a three star hotel, but I think it would pass as a 4 star anywhere. We paid 55 Euros per night which we thought was a total bargain. The personnel was very kind and helpful. Optimal place to stay when visiting Coimbra.

Room Tip: The rooms towards the back have a nice view over the river (and the pool).
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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cascais
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

this is the second time we have stayed at Dona Ines Hotel in Coimbra Portugal. super staff very helpfull and friendly. Excellent service and outstanding food in restaurant-was so impressed took me back to years ago when restaurants were very classy and old fashined with a dessert trolley and trolley for port and liquers after the meal.
swimming deck fantastic, super functional rooms.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

The hotel is one of those big modern hotels. The room is nice and clean although the room decoration is too dark for my taste. The location is no good and as a solo women traveler - I felt a bit deranged walking back to the hotel at around 8 pm from the town center as you have to walk through a car repair service area with not enough lights. However, my biggest problem was the unfriendliness of the desk staff. I have been yelled at (literally) for walking into the breakfast room a minute before its opening hour. The reception staff was not as rude but not very helpful. The hotel charges you for wifi up in the room and it sill does not work good. Not my kind of hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Hotel Dona Ines
Address: Rua Abel Dias Urbano 12, Coimbra 3000-001, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Coimbra District > Coimbra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 21 Hotels in Coimbra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Dona Ines 4*
Number of rooms: 122
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located next to the commercial area and the historical centre of the city of Coimbra, Hotel Dona Ines was completely renovated in 2011, offering a range of services that fulfil the needs of both its business and leisure clients. Apart from its 122 rooms, including 4 superior rooms and 2 suites, Hotel Dona Ines has also several meeting rooms with capacity up to 500 persons, an outdoor pool, a spa, a garage, a restaurant and a bar. ... more   less 
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