The hotel is a little bit out of the main centre - approx 30 min walk. If walking is not your thing then there is a metro station adjacent to the hotel when you can be in the centre within 10 minutes (blue line). However, for those able, the walk is really pleasant especially if you take the route through Parque Eduardo VII and down Avenida da Liberdade to the actual centre. The return journey is all up hill - be warned!
The airport metro (red line) terminates at the metro station adjacent to the hotel - really handy and cheap transfer from/to airport.
Location wise, the hotel is in a fairly quiet area close to El Corte Ingles (head to your left when you come out the hotel door), which is really handy for shopping. It's also close to Atrium Saldanha (head to your right when you come out the hotel door- when you reach Avenida da República, look to you right) for more shopping!
The hotel is bright and clean. Rooms are modern and well laid out. Rooms are a typical size for a standard European capital city hotel. Hotel staff are friendly and professional - nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast was good with a fairly wide selection of food. Other than breakfast and room service, there was no other restaurant facility in the hotel. There is a bar.
We would definitely stay at the hotel again - thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Only downside is having to pay for Wi-fi - and you can only log in one device at a time per code. If you want to use two devices at the same time, you will need two codes. This is the only reason for 4 rather than 5 stars.
One final tip - the Red Lisbon Tour Bus stops outside El Corte Ingles (just next to the cinema entrance). Look for the Red sign on the bus stop - first bus is approx 0945 and every 15 to 30 min afterwards depending on day / time of year.
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- Also Known As:
- Dom Manuel i Lisbon
- Dom Manuel i Hotel