Having read some reviews on here I was expecting a slighty dated hotel & the Atlantis didn't disappoint. It was clean & the rooms were spacious so that wasn't a problem but the building of a dual carriage way right in front of the hotel gave us a shock upon arrival, this meant that to walk anywhere you had to walk over the building site which during the day was hazardous but at night would've been ridiculous with the limited light. I had read that the bus service was good & after 2 of us got to the Atlantis from our hotel in Lisbon by metro, train & taxi for a total of €15 I was expecting the public transport to be the same but with how dangerous it was to get to the bus stop this was out of the question.
We asked reception if there were any restaurants near by & he directed us to the local shopping mall & his idea of restaurant included KFC, McDonalds & other Portugese fast food outlets. The one shinging light was a pasta outlet which was very nice but hardly somewhere I would recommend for a evening meal when abroad. We were also told it was 500m away which may've been the case if we could have flown but to get there we had to walk along unfinsihed roads after walking past the JCBs & there wasn't pavement in sight. His 500m took us 25 mins to walk whilst we dodged traffic & walked over hundreds of yards of rubble.
We fell unlucky that the Estoril Race track has a race meeting the week we were there but the only good thing was the noise from the straight (situated 30m from the pool) drowned out the building work at the front of the hotel.
The positives were the breakfast which was good & there was plenty of choice, the pool area was nice & the 2 tennis courts were in very good condition.
The bad points were the construction work, no access unless by car, the gym was 'under renovation' (although nothing was done in the 7 nights I was there) & half equiped from the pictures I'd seen, tennis racquets couldn't be hired which rendered the nice courts useless & the crazy golf was falling to pieces.
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