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VIP Inn Miramonte Hotel
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Colares
Somerset, UK
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Quiet location”
Reviewed 17 October 2006

Good value hotel in a quiet location. Short drive to various beach resorts and Sintra.

Staff are polite and very helpful and speak excellent English. The breakfast is extra but good value for money. The room was spotless and there was plenty of hot water at all times of the day.

On a negative note, the bed was very uncomfortable. We asked to change rooms but were informed that all the mattresses were new. I therefore asked for 6 pillows to sleep on and they were delivered promply. Funny thing is they have a pile of business cards on reception recommending a local osteopath!

Parking is very limited but as the hotel was quiet so we were OK. This could be a big problem in high season.

It was a four minutes drive to local restaurants at Praia de Macas and we recommend 'Buzios'.

Sintra was less than ten minutes by car and was wonderful.

Overall we enjoyed our stay here.

  • Liked — Polite staff
  • Disliked — The bed
  • Tips/Secrets — Bring your own mattress
  • Stayed October 2006, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2006

If you are arriving from Lisbon Airport take the train to Sintra from Roma or Entrecampos Stations the ticket machines are simple and the tickets cheap trains run every 15-20 minutes in 45 minutes you will be in Sintra Portela.Take the 441 bus ask for Miramonte hotel about 25 minutes also cheap.Rooms in the hotel are large and clean,cleaned every day with lots of hot water and fresh towels.The swimming pool is cleaned every morning,we didn't eat in the hotel so can't comment on stewed rabbit and boiled potatoes.Excellent restaurant near Praia das Macas great food and the chef loves to show off his piri piri sauce. The service everywhere else was painfully slow and expensive. Dont eat the bread and butter or cheese they put on the table everywhere its not free.House wine is delicious and only 2.50 a carafe. Gardens at the hotel are beautifully maintained every day but the lounge is a disappointment.Beaches are a short walk away and you must take the tram to Sintra if you can Friday Saturday or Sunday from Praia das Machas.One taxi driver in Colares insisted on taking us on a tour of Sintra on our way to the station. Its fantasy Disney style!!!

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Brussels
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2006

Old hotel, well located in the woods close to Sintra and the beach. Out of date but correct and clean rooms, without elevator (we lodged at the fourth floor). Few parking places around. Nice swimming pool and very nice garden. Two stars worth but actually not more than that.

  • Stayed July 2006
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Miami Florida
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Reviewed 29 April 2005

Four days in April in Sintra is a truely wonderful place to visit. One of the best places in the world to get inspired in any art!. I stayed in Vip Miramonte and it was a lovely place with great service and excellente price. This two stars hotel really deserve to be at least three stars. The room was clean every day, plenty of towels and very friendly staff. Loved it. I truelly recomend it.

  • Stayed April 2005
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Additional Information about VIP Inn Miramonte Hotel

Property: VIP Inn Miramonte Hotel
Address: Avenida do Atlantico 155, Colares 2705-287, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Sintra Municipality > Colares
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Colares
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — VIP Inn Miramonte Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The VIP Inn Miramonte Hotel benefits from its privileged geographical position since its just 10 km away from the romantic Village of Sintra (World Heritage), famous for its palaces and magnificent gardens. Surrounded by fresh air, evergreen pinewoods and the tranquility of the mountain, the VIP Inn Miramonte, with its 91 rooms is the ideal place for your peaceful holidays. The VIP Inn Miramonte Hotel benefits from its privileged geographical location. Since it is just 10 km from the romantic Village of Sintra (World Heritage), famous for its palaces and magnificent gardens. The "Praia das Macas" and the "Praia Grande" beaches are only 1 km away. The "Cascais" and "Estoril" villages are just 20 km from Sintra, and Lisbon the capital is only 35 km. ... more   less 
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