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Inspira Santa Marta Hotel
Ranked #34 of 251 Hotels in Lisbon
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“Stylish & Great Value For Money”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

My family stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in July 2014, there were 8 in our group occupying 4 rooms in total. The hotel is situated about 15 minutes walk from the main square in town, it is a little hilly so it is easier walk into town (as it is slightly downhill). It is approx. 25 minutes from the airport and about 20 euros.

Inspira has all the modern comforts, rooms are clean, beds comfortable and a great shower. 2 great bonuses are good Wifi coverage throughout the hotel and bottled water in the room which is replaced daily. The buffet breakfast had both a hot and cold selection and food was replenished regularly. Reception staff are friendly, helpful and are reasonably quick with dealing with requests/questions.

One area for improvement is customer service within the restaurant & bar of the hotel. We had dinner in the hotel our first night and drinks at the bar on 2 separate evenings. Although staff were friendly and willing to help, food & beverage staff were quite slow in serving and responding to requests. However this did not by any means taint our experience of the hotel, just something for management to consider going forward.

A couple of tips – There are 4 rooms on each floor which are bigger standard doubles with larger showers and a more spacious interior, these rooms also have a sleeker interior with wooden steps/benches that lead upto the windows – I was in 217, request one of these for a little extra space. Book a little early and there is a 20% discount on the hotel website.

Overall a very enjoyable stay and great value for money

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Inspira1, Gerente de relações com clientes at Inspira Santa Marta Hotel, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Dear Mrs. “Carmenater”,

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write your review regarding your stay!

We are glad to know that you enjoyed the hotel overall and that you consider us great value for money!

We will take in consideration your recommendations! Our guests opinions are truly important for us in our constant quest to exceed their expectations!

We hope to have the pleasure of welcome you back on your next visit to Lisbon!

Best regards,

Sara Ferreira
Guest Relations
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

The Inspira Santa Marta hotel in Lisbon is an excellent hotel for couples. Set in a quiet area, the hotel is situated about a 10-minute walk from the city centre on slippery white cobblestones.
The hotel room was spacious with different mood lighting settings, modern and stylish décor and furniture. The mini bar was well stocked and inexpensive. Breakfast was included and the selection was very good.

All members of staff we met were very warm, friendly and helpful.

SOME TIPS FOR VISITING LISBON:

-The trams are a quaint and interesting way to see the city. However they usually very crowded, hot and it is difficult to see past moist armpits at what stop to get off.

-You can get a day travel pass at most stations for metro, tram and bus and it costs €6.

-Keep your eyes peeled: there are lots of green statues of rakes who look like Charles Dickens.

-Parking obstructions can be quite common; you might get blocked in if you park.

-There are some beggars at certain points who generally aren’t too much trouble. One vocal Romanian woman splayed out on the white slippery tiles with her small pedigree dog seems to be a permanent feature on Avenida da Liberdade – the main street you take to reach the city centre.

-You might be lucky and get offered cocaine only once.

-Very few shops seem to sell cold bottled water. You can get very cheap bottled water (€0.12) at the mini-market about 1 minute from the hotel as you head along Rua Barata Salgueiro to meet the main thoroughfare of Avenida da Liberdade.

-Eating out: generally the portions are very large. Prices are reasonable, certainly not cheap. You will be offered breads and possibly fish balls as you sit down – these are not free and will be included on the bill.

-There are some excellent breads, rolls and pastries at Eric Kayser artisan Boulanger (padaria e pastelaria artisanal) on Rua do Carmo.

-Take a pleasant stroll along the seafront for ten minutes then sit down and gaze at the Atlantic at one of the cafes on the esplanade.

-Taxi drivers charge different amounts and we never saw a meter telling the price. So make sure you ask the hotel receptionist what it is likely to cost and check that with the taxi driver – we found it should have cost €12 to 15 to get to the airport. It cost €22 in one un-metered cab when the roads were not busy.

THINGS TO SEE

After a day or two wondering the red roof-tiled city and the Moorish Castle give your ears a rest from the barking restaurateurs, innocuous drug dealers and noisome vagrants and let the Atlantic in.

If you want a day at the beach board a train bound for Caiscais at Cais do Sondre station close to Lisbon’s seafront. It takes 40 minutes and three trains depart each hour.

At Cais do Sondre there are separate metro ticket machines and separate train ticket machines. The train ones don't all accept cash notes. The metro ticket machines are blue and you have to follow signs to the metro to the find them – this caused a lot of confusion for a lot of people and there is not usually any staff around to help.

On your pursuit of sandy shores, when you arrive at Caiscais, exit and cross over the road to the large mall and go straight underground (don’t go in the mall). The entrance to the bus depo is to the left down some steps. Take the 405 or 415 that stops at Guincho – it takes about 20 mins.
You can get a combined bus and rail ticket at €15 return. Take cash for the train and the bus as they didn’t accept card payment. You can also just get a single ticket from Caiscais to Guincho at €3.15. It actually worked out €5 cheaper each if you buy a train return and singles on the bus rather than a combined ticket and it will save you queuing for 10 minutes at Cais do Sondre.

As you approach Guincho there is no certain place to get off; when you start to see large beaches and buildings on the sea side get off before the yellow hotel, Hotel do Guincho, on the same side as the sea. To left and the right are large sandy beaches.

To the right of the yellow building (as you look at the sea) is the largest beach. You can hire two loungers a wind breaker and parasol for €20. It is worth it as it is very windy and the airborne sand can be harsh against the skin. To the left is a smaller beach with a few more rocks. Two loungers and a wind breaker cost €12 – this side was generally less busy and more peaceful. Don’t be fooled by the sunshine; it can get cold so take something to cover up.

SINTRA is another must-see place close to Lisbon. You can take the train from Rossio Train Station (A.K.A. ‘the Starbucks building’).

Outside Sintra station turn left and at the end of the road you will see a main car park. Here you can hire Sightsee electric cars. This costs €45 for three hours and has built in sat-nav tour of the main landmarks. This was a lot of fun and much better than walking a few kilometres on hilly terrain in the heat. The roads are one-way too, so it is easier and less daunting and parking is not a problem in the dedicated areas.

One attraction is the fairy tale palace – National Palace of Pena – a German built his Portuguese wife in the 1800s – it’s almost like something from the Brothers Grimm set high in enchanted woodland.

Very close by is the Moors' Castle (Castelo dos Mouros) – this mini Great Wall of China fortress and surrounding area looks like it could have inspired Tolkien. For me it evoked visions of Rivendell, Rohan and Gondor from the Lord of the Rings. After you climb a few hundred limestone steps you are rewarded with spectacular views, but perhaps not for vertigo sufferers.

We did all this in an enjoyable and leisurely 5 days. We will certainly return.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Inspira1, Gerente de relações com clientes at Inspira Santa Marta Hotel, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Dear “BusinessPleasure32”,

Thank you very much for writing such a detailed review!

We are truly satisfied to learn that everything went well during your stay, from the breakfast to the location! Thank you for your pleasant comment regarding our staff, it is a pleasure for the entire team to read it!

We look forward to welcome you back on your next visit to Lisbon!

Best regards,

Sara Ferreira
Guest Relations
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

We stayed for four nights at the Inspira Santa Marta Hotel and were really happy with our choice. Steps to the metro station and just off the gorgeous Avenida de Liberdade, we were ideally located to explore all Lisbon has to offer.

The rooms were quiet and clean with a modern and stylish feel to them. Our rain shower was a bit leaky getting water all over the bathroom floor, and we did need to have maintenance come in to fix a broken handle on our safe but other than those small hiccups our stay was pretty great.

Free WiFi on the property, but you do need to pay around 11 Euros for breakfast which is kind of a drawback. Easy to get to from the airport, about a 20 Euro cab ride.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Inspira1, Gerente de relações com clientes at Inspira Santa Marta Hotel, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Dear “iamjoelle”,

Thank you for sharing your kind feedback regarding your stay at Inspira Santa Marta Hotel.

We are very delighted that you had a pleasant stay and to know that you consider us a great hotel!

Regarding the breakfast, its price is set according to the competition and we have a very competitive price compared to some 4 star hotels.

We hope to have the pleasure of welcome you back on your next visit to Lisbon!

Best regards,

Sara Ferreira
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Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed there for three nights and everything was fantastic! The location is very good as it is right on the main avenue where a lot of shops in and the nearest metro is about five mins walk from the hotel. The lobby is very clean and stylish. We were surprised when we entered the room as it has very high ceiling and stylish. Mattress is very comfortable and we liked the rain shower most. We also visited the steam room and sauna area which was not bad. It also equipped with jacuzzi. Staff were friendly and helpful. This is a amazing hotel in Lisbon and we will definitely stay there again if we come back to Lisbon.

Stayed June 2014
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Inspira1, General Manager at Inspira Santa Marta Hotel, responded to this review, 6 July 2014
Dear "Kiejai"
Thank you for taking the time and trouble to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We aere delighted you found the hotel to be "superb" and we hope we may have the pleasure to welcome you back in the not too distant future.
Sincerely,
Nick Roucos
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Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

Well located and very convenient for all the sights, this is a stunning and modern hotel. The staff are kind and helpful, and the rooms are comfortable and have great facilities. The on-site spa is a real treat too.
The only improvement needed would be the breakfast, which would have benefitted from local produce. But otherwise, a flawless stay. Highly recommend.

Stayed July 2014
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Inspira1, General Manager at Inspira Santa Marta Hotel, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Dear "Kate E"
Thank you for this great feedback. We are delighted you found the hotel beautiful and especially that you described it as friendly. We will work on your breakfast suggestion as it is our aim to provide as much as possible more local produce.
We look forward to welcome you back some day.
Sincerely,
Nick Roucos
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Very good location right next to the lift. In district with shops and restaurants. New nice hotel with see through wall in the bathroom (luckily can be closed if you wish). Decent breakfast for this type of hotel. Don't take rooms on first floor if you like to have open windows. Noisy street but with closed windows you can't here anything.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Inspira1, General Manager at Inspira Santa Marta Hotel, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Dear "Ufola"

Thank you for your kind feedback. We hope to welcome you back some day!

Best Regards

Nick Roucos
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Cork
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Stayed for 3 days in June. Nice hotel. Well located not far from the Avenida metro stop. Taxi to the aisport was only €13 as well. As with all of Lisbon you are on a hill, and the walk from here to Bairro Alto took about 15-20 minutes uphill.

The room was nice. Certainly different with the see through bathroom wall/window. Didn't bother us, but Im sure older people may not be a fan. I was not a huge fan of the lighting system in the room with it all be electronic. It was a problem at night when we needed to sue the toilet. The "wc night light" is quite bright, so cannot be left on all night.

That aside, the staff were nice and helpful. I would suggest howeevr they learn how to serve a bar. I literally waited 15 minutes for a beer at one stage while others just walked away. My wife waited a good 10 minutes for a glass of wine to be poured at another stage.. I would hate to see what it would be like it if were busy.

Good free wifi was a plus as well.

All said, I would recommend this hotel for younger people

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Inspira1, General Manager at Inspira Santa Marta Hotel, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Dear "gimmick78"
Thank you for your valuable and overall positive feedback. The comments regarding the lighting system vary from one customer to another - the objective of this system is to provide different lighting moods. With regards to the bar service, we apologize for the delay in service and we will review the training of the staff immediately.
Thank you for your recommendations.
Best Regards
Nick Roucos
General Manager
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Property: Inspira Santa Marta Hotel
Address: R. de Santa Marta, 48, Lisbon 1150-297, Portugal
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Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #34 of 251 Hotels in Lisbon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Inspira Santa Marta Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 89
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inspira Santa Marta Hotel is a medium-sized, trendy 4 star hotel offering an urban retreat to those visiting Lisbon for business or pleasure. The hotel is located in the heart of the city, in Rua de Santa Marta, just off Avenida da Liberdade. With a contemporary decor, Santa Marta Hotel offers 89 rooms of different categories. Here lighting, color, sound, energy and materials have been carefully designed and put together according to the principles of Feng Shui. The rooms are equipped with integrated, cutting-edge technology allowing guests the freedom to remain in touch with business colleagues, family and friends and to access local information - all at the touch of a button or two. Whether visiting Lisbon on business or leisure, our aim is to provide our guests with a memorable stay. ... more   less 
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