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Real Residencia - Apartamentos Turisticos
Ranked #89 of 248 Hotels in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Cam, Glos, England
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40 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Fifth visit”
Reviewed 4 January 2008

The fifth visit in five years, we seem to end the year with a visit to Lisbon. The Real Residencia is were we have always stayed and we see no reason to change this. the rooms are large and well laid out the breakfast is good the staff very good and helpful. This year we visited Cascais taking the metro to Cais do Sodré and then the forty minute train ride to Cascais a nice fishing village and worth a visit the total cost for tickets was less than 15 euros for two. Another place worth a visit is the Lisbon aqueduct cost couple of euros to walk across and back (no way out at the far end).

The only down side was the taxi driver over charged us from the airport we booked through the hotel for the trip back to the airport and paid the correct price.

Andrew.

  • Liked — Your own kitchen
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed November 2007, travelled with family
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4 Thank AMWard
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Ithaca, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2007

I stayed in a one bedroom suite for three nights in October. I found this hotel to be superb in just about every way.
Its location is nice, although removed from the old town area. It is on a quiet residential street and while the Lisbon airport flightpath is nearby, I never heard any noise from jets in my room. As several have mentioned, it is steps away from the large Supermercado at El Corte Ingles, so stocking your apartment is easy. It is also steps from the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, a superb art museum that every visitor to Lisboa should see. I walked to old town and all around Lisboa, although you can easily catch the Metro if you would like to as there are two stations nearby.
The room itself was enormous by any standard you want to apply. It had a large living room with a flat panel TV and a dining table area with four chairs. The kitchen was bright and spacious. It had all utensils and supplies you would need. It had a full size refrigerator/freezer (full size European!), a cooktop, and a small oven. The bathroom had a tub/shower combo and was of average size. The bedroom was large with two full size beds in it and another flat panel TV.
The room was spotless and maid service was great. My rate included breakfast and the choces, while not as extensive as a good German buffet breakfast, were good and the meal was a nice way to start the day without cooking in your suite.
A couple of other notes. The rooms have wired (not wireless/wifi) internet access, free of charge with ports in the living room, bedroom, and bathroom. I found the staff to be very friendly and helpful as well.
I would highly recommend staying here. It truly is one of te best apartment-style hotels I have ever stayed in, and with the rate I received for it (discounted heavily off of the rack rate), it was an absolute steal. Highly recommended!!

  • Liked — Room quality and spaciousness
  • Disliked — Nothing!!!!
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled solo
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13 Thank TR45
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Shanghai
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78 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2007

Agree with all the comments from previous reviews, both good and bad.
Very clean rooms, great to have a seperate bedroom for extended stays. Location is within easy walking distance to both the city metro and the local city rail network, a great supermarket around the corner if you want to take advantage of the fully equiped kitchen. Located in a quiet residential street and an easy, if long, walk to downtown. Apartments at the back of the building look directly into some local residential apartments, nothing inspiring. There is a constant landing of aircraft overhead, starting at 6.00am, not really a bother with the windows closed.
Be warned that the hotel does not posess an iron or ironing board, unusual for an apartment hotel, and there are no clothes washing or drying facilities.
overall a good choice and room to move around for much less than a standard 4 star hotel. We paid 100EUR with breakfast.
Recommended if only for the extra space.

  • Liked — Extra Room and Extended Space
  • Disliked — Lack of Iron
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank allanmc
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2007

just returned from lisbon, stayed at real suites...... support the positive comment regarding staff, accommodation, location etc. but i wouldn't rate it as 4* .

1. location: littered pavements & in a residential street.

2. breakfast: same every day not to mention lack of variety, we've had lot better in a 2* hotel in krakow last year.

3. lounge furniture had seen better days, lot of wear & tear

Would like to add HALAL food(pakistani/indian) is available in lisbon, we found a take away kebab place just 100yd from Rossio metro exit. they also have a resturant round the corner called TASTE OF PUNJAB, (addr. Beco dos Serradores no. 18---) food was delicious, for a hearty meal it cost €12 for 2 of us! needless to say we visited few times more.

  • Liked — plenty of space
  • Disliked — breakfast
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled with friends
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1 Thank pakispice
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North Vancouver, Canada
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64 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2007

Stayed here for three nights. Paid 100 euro per night for one bedroom apartment.
Everything was very clean, staff helpful and polite.
The breakfast was above average. We used the Praca de Espanha metro station which was very close by and also the commuter train from Sete Rios station.
The outside of the hotel was being renovated while we were staying and once the scaffolding is removed the remodeling will be complete. I would recommend this hotel to thoses who like to be in a real Lisbon neighborhood rather than in the tourist area.
We didn't notice any noise from the planes when inside the hotel.

  • Liked — Value for money and space
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled with family
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3 Thank korro
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2007

We stayed at the Real suites for a week in june 2007 and had a fabulous stay.
The hotel itself is great. Very large apartment, has a big lounge with large flat screen TV, sofa, couple of comfy chairs, plus dining table and chairs.
There's a well equipped kitchenette with large fridge freezer (over stocked with mini-bar items on arrival), very small oven & two electric hobs. Lots of cups, plates, knives, forks etc.
The bathroom is a good size, clean and user friendly and the bedroom is an excellent size with tons of storage space.
The location is a little further away from the centre than we would have liked, about 45 minutes walk down to Rossio square, however with the Sao Sebastion Metro station less than 2 minutes away this is not really a problem.
Also it is ideally situated for a trip to the excellent Gulbenkian Museum and Park (short stroll across the road), and also a short 5 min walk to Parque Eduardo.
Breakfast at the hotel is adequate, the usual scrambled eggs, bacon etc although being veggies we stuck to the bread, cheese and cereals.
Staff at the hotel were excellent, front desk especially helpful on arrival offering maps and tips on where to go and how to get there. The cleaning / housekeeping was also superb with the room cleaned and sheets changed daily.
Nearby (above the Metro) is the huge El Corte Ingles department store, which has a good general supermarket for all your needs whilst in Lisbon.
There is a bit of noise from the planes, flying what seems worryingly close above the hotel, but we got used to this very quickly and barely noticed it as the week wore on.
All in all we had a great week and would be more than happy to return next time we plan a trip to the wonderful city of Lisbon.

  • Liked — Space
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank kevbrad
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Copenhagen
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122 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2007

Our small family, 2 adults, 1 child (age 5) spent 6 nights here in late March 2007. Real Recidencia was really excellent for our needs, especially considering the unbelievably good rate we got through booking (79Euro per night including breakfast for all three people). Also everything we saw was nicely designed, in good condition, and with no noticable signs of wear or tear, and the rooms were splenidid - not Ritz grandeur, not Sofitel yuppi-chic, but certainly neat, very spacious and clean.

I had spent much time researching for the trip, including a 'test' stay at the Real Palacio nearby for a business trip 3 weeks before (an excellent experience - see review), and extensive scrutiny of Tripadvisor Hotel reviews. I even visited three other hotels, including a full hotel and room tour at the Sofitel, which was my preferred option - untill the very good offer for this hotel appeared - at a third of the cost for the Sofitel if breakfast and a good size room is considered.

What is especially good about the Real Recidencia is the large size accomodations, two rooms, one of which really large, so junior had plenty of space for his toys and could go to sleep early without the adults having to worry about waking him up. Also the fine kitchen facilities with a large fridge - we cooked 'home' twice, convenient when late Portugese time dining out was not always ideal for junior -and the grown ups could indulge in even more splendid wines and delicacies, shopped at the nearby excellent El Corto Ingles Dep. store. We did not make breakfast, because it was included in the price, and the hotel breakfast was OK for us- we were almost the only guest there. But it was nice to have a water boiler for making our own coffee at odd times.
Excellent, impeccable cleaning and housekeeping; and (almost) perfect service otherwise (only their credit card machine broke down upon check out, but they got it working)
Noise: We did hear the planes in the morning and night, but nothing to disturb you al all, or wake anyone up. Air con seemed very effective, on for earch room (too effective for us, so we just turned it off), but then the weather was not hot or cold enough to actually put it to a test.
Atmosphere: not much, it is a small place and feels so, but we did not miss any big hotel hustle and bustle for a moment, rather enjoyed the quietness after days out on busy sightseeing.
Location does not seem ideal, quite long from centre and a rather ordinary city neighborhood, but in fact it was fine with only a short stroll down and round a corner to the Sao Sebastion Metro from where you can go quickly anywhere - as we did during our 5 full days. No complaints about the location from junior, even if his main interest was in the downtown trams, because riding the Metro was fun too. And, again, the large nearby shopping centre Corto Ingles (above Metro) is useful, and also has a nice and well serviced cafeteria (more like restaurant) on the top floor, - with a menu with pictures for junior and good wines for adults (the food was OK too, but nothing special though). All in all a very good vacation at a very good location. Thanks Hoteis Real and Booking.

  • Liked — Large rooms with kitchen
  • Disliked — Distance from old town
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled with family
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Helpful?
5 Thank MobileDane
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Property: Real Residencia - Apartamentos Turisticos
Address: Rua Ramalho Ortigao, 41, Lisbon 1070-228, Portugal
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Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon
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