We stayed at the Holiday Inn, Lisbon for a long weekend 8th-11th August as a couple and thought it was a great base to explore Lisbon. As a platinum Priority Club member I was automatically upgraded to a really nice room on the corner with a balcony, it was very spacious and had a mini bar (albeit the shelf in the mini bar was broken).
The pool on the roof is as it is depicted in the photo - quite small so dont expect anything else. Sun loungers are few and we found it best to retreat from the Lisbon sun around 3pm and at that time you could get a lounger, by 4/5pm it was really busy and no loungers or seats were available. The view from the roof is pretty good too.
The hotel is situation near the Campo Piqueno which is the Bull Fighting Arena and when we were there there was a fight night which appeared very popular. there are quite a few bars/restuarants around this area although they are sometimes hard to find on the map you get from Tourist Info at the Airport. There is a Metro stop 5 mins walk away which is air conditioned, clean and quick and costs just 1.40 euro per trip - it even goes to the airport which we used upon our return. We got a taxi from the airport and it cost 10 euro, taxis around Lisbon are very reasonable but the metro gets you to where you need.
Only sour point was the price of drinks which are set at typical UK Holiday Inn prices which are not cheap. If you walk across the road or to the right outside and round the corner there are bars serving a 330ml bottle of Sagres (local beer) for 1 euro - in the hotel it is 3/4 euro.
One other point if staying here with kids of any age, if you arrive back by Metro at night and walk back to the hotel - expect to see prostitutes plying their trade along the street back to the hotel. Whilst they do not approach you it is a bit unsightly, although we found it quite amusing after a few beers/wines in the City Centre.
Would I use this hotel again - yes. Good location, near the airport, plenty places around to eat/grocery shop etc. Clean and tidy but then again i used Rewards Nights so i got three nights free, if I was paying for this it would depend on the price as to whether this represents good value for money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Lisbon Hotel is situated in the heart of the citycenter between Av da RepÃºblica and Pr. de Londres by the Instituto Superior TÃ©cnico .With several underground stations around and 10 minutes away from the International airport, the Holiday Inn Lisbon Hotel is the ideal place for your stay should you travel in business or leisure. The Hotel is famous by its spacious standard and executive rooms as well as its suites with direct access to high speed and wireless internet. Each of its 169 spacious rooms, including 17 Executive bedrooms, 13 Family rooms, 2 disabled rooms, 8 junior suites and 1 Presidential Suite, are equipped with cable TV, direct-dial telephone, desk, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, Pay Tv, hairdryer, gives you a good value for money. Business center in the lobby. Rooms with High speed internet on request. The modern meeting space is ideal for business meetings and social events and can accommodate up to 400 delegates Appreciate the Portuguese and Mediterranic gastronomy at our restaurant 'Vasco da Gama'. The 'Almirante' bar is the ideal place to relax after a busy dayTogether with a parking, fitness center and a gift shop, the Holiday Inn Lisbon Hotel is the right choice for the right stay. Our rooftop terrace and outsidepool (from May to September) is the perfect place for sunbathing and to enjoy the beautiful view to all Lisbon. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Lisbon Hotel Lisbon
- Lisbon Holiday Inn