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Holiday Inn Lisbon - Continental
Ranked #120 of 248 Hotels in Lisbon
Portugal
Level 5 Contributor
35 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good all around hotel”
Reviewed 20 September 2009

Good hotel and close to many businesses. Close to subway, rail and other public transport. Hotel views are not that great but do chose rooms facing the rear of the hotel since they are usually larger. Breakfast could be better, in a better place and note that parking is expensive!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 August 2009

I agree with most of the previous reviews saying that this is a very clean and modern hotel with excellent service. What I did not like that much is the location - first of all it is close to the airport, and in particular to the track of landing machines, so it may get a bit noisy especially in the morning and in the evening. What is even more important, it is out of the centre, where things happen - there are no shops nor restaurants in the neighborhood. What makes it acceptable is the fact, that taxi to the city centre or to the airport is about EUR 5-6, so it is not a huge problem. Additionally, the hotel is only 5 minutes walk from Entrecampos station, which works both as a Metro station to the city centre and a railway station that is very useful to get e.g. to Sintra (one change required but still very easy and convenient communication).
So - if you are ready to take a cheap taxi everytime you want to go shopping or eating - you'll be more than satisfied with this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2009

Great rooms for the price. Clean, comfortable and modern. Also a great little cafe to grab breakfast with in the morning. The hotel is just north of the main city center, but very close to a cab stand and Entrecampos, a major train station with many of the yellow buses also right outside.

Hotel Staff was very friendly, and very accommodating for our late check out and willingness to schedule a tour for us.

Excellent value for the rooms and very easy to get to the town center. Great stay overall.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with friends
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Cleveland
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Reviewed 18 July 2009

We stayed here for 3 nights at the end of our Portugal trip. We were a little hesitant to stay here, because it's not really centrally located, but we were able to stay for only 15,000 Holiday Inn points per night, so we figured we'd try it. The hotel is very near the Campo Pequeno (only 2 blocks from the hotel) where there are restaurants, shops (underground) and an entrance to the metro. We also walked to the main parts of town a few times and it was a comfortable walk. The hotel is very modern and clean. There are many places to grab breakfast nearby and it was really close to the airport (under 10 euro to get a taxi there). If you don't mind being a little on the outskirts of town, this is a great hotel to stay at.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2009

This is a nice, modern high rise that is very clean and well-appointed. As with most Holiday Inns there aren't really any surprises. The lobby is quite nice with a nice lounge, and there is a great cafe in the basement for a quick breakfast on the run (there is a buffet available as well).

The location is good - it is a bit of a hike from the tourist districts of Lisbon, either via a subway trip or a relatively inexpensive taxi ride (under 10 EUR).
However, it is very close to the Gulbenkian, and not terribly far from the airport. The area is relatively quiet and feels very safe.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Yorktown, Virginia
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Reviewed 9 July 2009

This hotel is great if you need a place to stay for an early flight out in the morning. Also, the Gulbenkian Museum is a short walk up the street with Camp Pequeno even closer in the other direction. Overall, not a bad value but I wouldn't pay as much as I did to stay here again. Its roughly worth something closer to $80 a night only because of its proximity to the airport. But if that's your only deciding factor, then there are other places with better deals. If you want to visit the Gulbenkian though on your way out, its a perfect hotel.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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london
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 9 June 2009

we loved the hotel,warm and inviting environment,i would definitely suggest this hotel to everyone

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  • Stayed December 2008, travelled with family
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Property: Holiday Inn Lisbon - Continental
Address: Rua Laura Alves 9, Lisbon 1069-169, Portugal
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Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#77 Romantic Hotel in Lisbon
#79 Family Hotel in Lisbon
#92 Luxury Hotel in Lisbon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Lisbon - Continental 4*
Number of rooms: 220
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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