My wife and I stayed at the Holiday Inn Continental for 5 days in June while attending a convention. I used my IHG points as a Royal Platinum Ambassador. The hotel staff could not have been nicer or more helpful. Great customer service. The front desk staff spoke superb English, helped with tours and restaurant recommendations and reservations.
The buffet breakfast was an additional 10E pp when using points for our stay which was very reasonable. The breakfast was good but not what I would call excellent - but a good variety of items in a typical European style (which is desirable) - cheeses, meats, breads, eggs bacon, sausage, yogurt , etc. Food was OK but the dinning room was not what I would call opulent - but clean and well kept (I am spoiled from staying in many IHG 5 star properties - I guess).
The very professional staff upgraded our room. The room as medium to large by European standards. Bathroom amenities where good. When I needed help with additional towels, housekeeping came very quickly. I did request turn down services nightly which they accommodated.
Location was 2 blocks from Bull Ring. I did not use the Metro - but taxis were about 10 to 15E each way to center of town restaurants. Taxi's were always at the door including very early in the morning for a flight to Madrid.
All in all, I give the hotel my recommendation. Rooms were very nice, staff was exceptional and food (we only eat breakfast at the hotel) was just OK. I would stay there again on a trip to Lisbon. I would rate the hotel 3 1/2 stars - close to 4. You can't go wrong staying there. (I was a little concerned in staying at a "Holiday Inn" in Europe, but only saw the good of it and no detractors. If it were not branded as a HI, one would consider it a traditional European, moderately prices hotel. Would go back on next trip to Lisbon
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay close to central Lisbon when you choose the Holiday Inn Lisbon-Continental hotel.A curvaceous high-rise building on a lively boulevard, the contemporary Holiday Inn Lisbon-Continental is a 10-minute taxi ride from Lisbon Airport. We're just a minute's walk from Campo Pequeno metro station for direct subway trains to Lisbon city centre. Settle in and surf the web with wireless Internet in your smart Guest room.Have a productive stay at Holiday Inn Lisbon-Continental, with 9 modern meeting rooms for up to 200 people and a 24-hour Business Centre. We're close to the banking district, Instituto Superior Técnico engineering school, and major companies like Ernst and Young. Lisbon Congress Centre is a 15-minute metro ride away, and the hotel offers ample parking and easy access to the IP7 motorway ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Lisbon - Continental Hotel Lisbon
- Lisbon Holiday Inn