Business traveler stayed two nights in September, 2012. My meetings were near the airport, so this hotel was perfectly located for me.
Five minutes walk from the hotel to the Metro stop located in the lower level of the Oriente Train Station (red line). Easy to use fare card kiosks, with English instructions available, (or on-site attendants, but there may be a line). 24 hr metro ticket was only 5.50 euros. 10 minute metro ride to the airport stop (final station on north end of red line).
Right across the street from Vasco da Gama shopping mall (which also contains a grocery store on the lower level and a very nice food-court on upper levels.) I recommend the grilled steak, fried egg and french fries plate from LaParilla in the food court. Why go for fast food when you can get a great steak and sides for only 5.50 euros?
There is also a dry cleaner shop in the mall, so if you need some clothing cleaned or pressed, I would recommend taking to them if you want to save a few euros over what the hotel charges for laundry services. Some articles of clothing they can return within an hour. Note: the hotel does not have an iron or ironing board in the rooms, nor do they have any to loan-out during your stay.
ROOM and AMENITIES:
Stayed in room 622, which faced the Vasco da Gama mall and Tagus river a couple of blocks away. No noticeable street noise or train noise. Room was a good size; bed was a bit firm, but overall comfortable. Flat screen TV had probably 3-4 English speaking channels. Would have been nice to have free wifi in the room, but it is fee-based (unless you use the computers in the lobby). A/C worked just fine, which was especially nice as it was a bit hot outside during my stay.
Bathroom was spacious; large tub with good shower/water pressure. Occasionally had to re-adjust the water temp as it tends to get hotter. Large, soft towels.
Free breakfast each morning, based on what type of rate you pay. Plenty of selection and quite tasty, even for an American's palate.
Lobby and restaurant staff all spoke English, which was a plus for me since I only know a handful of Portuguese words.
If I ever find myself in Lisbon again, for business or pleasure, the Tivoli Oriente will definitely top my hotel list.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With a stunning view out over the river and Parque das Nacoes (former Expo site), this 4-star Lisbon hotel reflects the energy, technology, art and friendliness of Lisbon today. Excellent for business meetings or weekend breaks, the Tivoli Oriente can be easily reached from any part of the city or further away by using the Gare do Oriente train station, and it is 5 minutes from Lisbon airport. Take time out to enjoy the magnificent features of this stunning Parque das Nacoes hotel, close to MEO Arena, including the indoor swimming pool and the welcoming Tivoli Caffe Oriente. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tivoli Oriente Lisbon
- Hotel Tivoli Oriente