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“Hollywood retro!”
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Hotel Florida
Ranked #114 of 255 Hotels in Lisbon
Reviewed 15 November 2011

While most guests would rave about the superb location, the reasonable prices and size of the rooms, personally I was very impressed with the Hollywood glamour and retro design of this place. The lobby is decorated like an old Tango Barrio, with the floor in checkered black and white with a white grand piano in the middle and the stairs with classic banisters to the left (think Breakfast in Tiffany's).

The lifts are decorated with huge posters of Audrey Hepburn (who else!) and Humphrey Bogart. As you take the lifts to the room, one can tell that the building (and the lifts) belong to a different era but they have been very well maintained and preserved. The rooms facing the front entrance are all extremely large and large windows overlooking the street, if one were to leave the windows open, it may be a little noisy. The rooms all have individual classic Hollywood cinema theme. The rooms towards the back have either limited view or overlook a small courtyard. The rooms are generally clean and the bathrooms are in good condition.

The breakfast is good with a wide selection of food and drinks. The break fast area overlooks the Marques de Pombal Square and in a good day (which is very often in Lisbon), one can just sit there and watch the world go by.

The hotel staff are very helpful. They provided free maps, gave a few pointers on the places around the area and helped with arranging for taxis.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 November 2011

stayed one night when on business travel. stylish room - seemingly all with movies as theme. the view from my room (420) was to a dark courtyard.

minibar was empty and the bathroom was only average - not really dirty but average. layout was bad (climbing into the bathtub was not that easy). good soaps (olive oil) were provided!

no free wifi - price was said to be 5 EUR per 24hrs.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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1  Thank kamillentea
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Reviewed 8 November 2011

I have just return from a trip to Portugal and I stayed three nights at the Florida. Actually, it was not my first choice in Lisbon but the city was fully booked due to a huge medical congress. I manage to confirm the Florida few days before departure.
I was travelling with a friend but we booked two single rooms and arrived in different flights. She got earlier to the hotel and was given a huge room facing the street; my flight was delayed and when I got to the Florida I was given a small single room (618) with double bed with no view, facing a small internal courtyard. As a travel agent, I was a bit disappointed but I knew the fact of fully booking all over the city. The room was good and clean. Bathroom was also good but every now and then a very bad smell came out from the drains and it was disgusting.
Breakfast is very god and complete served in a restaurant area facing Marques do Pombal Square.
Location is great in an excellent point to tour the city. Right at Liberdade Avenue and close to the old part of town as well as to the Park and El Corte Inglez. Staff is good and helpful.
I would stay again at the Florida but next time I hope to get a room with view and no smell.

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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 September 2011

I just returned from a three night break staying at the Florida. On the plus side, it's very central and the staff are excellent. It's walking distance from Bairro Alto, Chiado, Baixa, plus the Gulbenkian and Modern Art Museum. And there is a metro station a minute away from the hotel if you need to travel a little further. Staff all spoke English and were helpful and pleasant every time we asked them for something. We didn't eat breakfast there as it seemed a little expensive and there are enough pastelarias within walking distance of the hotel to eat out for cheaper. On the minus side, the area directly around the hotel is a little soulless and the film theming of the hotel feels charmingly eccentric at first but a little forced by checkout. But overall I'd recommend it, good service and value for money.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank samlowry1972
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David_Costa, General Manager at Hotel Florida, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2011

Dear Sam Lowry,

Thanks for taking some time to review Hotel Florida and recommending us.

We noted that you had the opportunity to try the excelent pastry at the coffee-shops around the hotel and maybe also in downtown . That is a very good alternative.

We look forward to receive you once again.

Best regards,

David Costa
GM
Hotel Florida

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Reviewed 28 September 2011

Funky movie themed hotel in a great location. 10min walk from all thats happening in the centre plus its right on the metro for exploring further afield. Rooms are bright, very clean and well appointed. Overall the hotel is charming and the staff like all the people I met in Lisbon are very friendly.

Interesting decor and lovely film touches. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank urbanalex
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David_Costa, General Manager at Hotel Florida, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2011

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for reviewing the Hotel.

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay here.

Please come back.

Best regards,

David Costa
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Hotel Florida

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Reviewed 25 September 2011

A fun place to stay for a night and to start our vacation. Bed and room were comfortable; lobby very attractive in black and white motif. Movie star-themed rooms

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank HyRose
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David_Costa, General Manager at Hotel Florida, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2011

Dear Guest,

We'd like to take this opportunitty to, once again, thank you for your stay.

We are glad that you liked your stay.

Please come back.

Best regards,

David Costa
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Reviewed 15 August 2011

We just got back from Lisbon and stayed at this hotel for 5 nights. Location is great and is very close the old town and across from the bus tourist depot. Hotel staff is very friendly, breakfast was good (continental). The building next door is under renovation so there was hammering and drilling during the 5-working days. The bathroom had a funny smell. Will rate this hotel a three start not four.

Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
1  Thank Lacactus
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David_Costa, General Manager at Hotel Florida, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2011

Dear Mr/Mrs Lacatus,

Thank you so much for your review.

We are pleased that you enjoyed our Hotel, breakfast and staff.

We're sorry about the constructions on a nearby building, but they are almost finished (finally !!).

We truly look forward to welcome you again.

Best regards,

David Costa
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Hotel Florida

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Address: Rua Duque De Palmela, 34, Lisbon 1250-098, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#67 Business Hotel in Lisbon
#72 Family Hotel in Lisbon
#82 Romantic Hotel in Lisbon
#86 Luxury Hotel in Lisbon
Price Range: £42 - £155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Florida 4*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charm and Intimacy at this Stylish Lisbon Hotel With a convenient location near many attractions, Hotel Florida is a premier Lisbon boutique hotel choice. The hotel offers easy access to all parts of the city as it sits steps away from an underground station. Delightful and welcoming, guests will enjoy a true sense of retro style and design. Explore the historic city and return to delicious dining, comfortable and spacious guestrooms, and great service. Hotel Florida is a top Lisbon hotel. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Florida Hotel Lisbon
Best Western Lisbon

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