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Residencial Florescente
Ranked #29 of 262 Lisbon B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 March 2009

When judging this hotel, remember it is an old building in the busiest part of Lisbon and I only paid €40 a night for single occupancy of a double room (breakfast included). The main points are that it is clean, well located and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful.
I had requested a quiet room and was given one on the 5th floor on the opposite side from the street. Unlike most modern hotels, the bed was quite close to the door and the hallways are tiled, not carpeted, so I could sometimes hear people walk by. On my last night I was woken twice by a woman in noisy high heels running along the corridor at 00:30 and 1:30. It is hard to blame the hotel for that! The room was big enough and had a small balcony (see photos). The room appeared to have been redecorated in the last year or two. The air-conditioning unit worked fine with a minimum temperature of 16 degrees and swing and sleep functions. There was a blanket and bedcover on top of the sheet, and another blanket and bedcover in the wardrobe. It seemed like the sheets were changed on each of the three days I was there. The bathroom had soap, showergel etc and lots of hot water – but no holder for the shower head! Unusually however, there was an emergency pull cord. In the lobby there are individual safes that are free to use – just ask at reception. There is also a room if you need to store your baggage and a vending machine for water & chocolates. Use of their internet computer was, I think, 10 cents a minute (€6 an hour).
Breakfast was self service - two cereals, bread rolls, ham, cheese, preserves & yoghurts plus fruit juice and hot drinks. Pretty basic but reasonable given the price.
Outside the hotel the area is mainly pedestrianised and, at night, there are over a dozen streetcafes within a very short distacnce. No wonder the hotel doesn’t have a bar or restauraunt! I used the Rossio metro (turn right outside hotel and walk for 3 minutes) as it was on the green line that I needed but the Restauradores stop was just as close if you need the blue line . The airport bus also stops there - €3.50 single fare – details in hotel. I bought a combined metro/bus/tram day ticket for €4.20 – which was worth it if you were taken over three journeys. This included the pre-war trams (a must!) and the funiculars. The ticket machine has English instructions. One of the best hotels I have stayed in on the continent – and certainly the best value for money.

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Reviewed 17 February 2009

Loved this hotel....great location, clean and friendly staff...at an unbeatable price. Our stay here was better than the much more expensive Hotel Colon (horrible service) in Barcelona.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 January 2009

The hotel is in a prime location, within easy walking distance of all the sights.

  • Stayed: February 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 January 2009

This hotel was pretty basic but clean and comfortable. Not for you if you need room service/mini bar etc. but it was perfect for us.

The location is great, on a pedestrianised street with loads of restaurants - the hawkers didn't bother us, they were always polite, never pushy. Try Bom Jardim just around the corner for piri piri chicken. Also Coliseu Cafe opposite where we had our dinner on New Year's Eve - very trendy!

Just down the road is Rossio Square and around the corner from the hotel to the left is Restauradores - get the metro from here.

Breakfast was ok - what can you expect for €60 per night??

One gripe - the glass door to the bathroom - you need to be familiar with the person holidaying with you otherwise this could be a bit embarrassing!!!

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Helen007
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Reviewed 9 December 2008

How much you like this hotel will likely depend on which room you get. I started with a double (since the prices were so good). The room was only a little bigger than the bed, but the bathroom had recently undergone an excellent renovation. However, a bank of AC units were just outside the window, and I couldn’t sleep until they turned off (which might never happen in the summer!). Also, my room looked directly across to the breakfast room - quite a shock when you open the drapes in the morning!

My second room was a single. Again, the room was just big enough for the bed, which was narrower and too short for anyone over about 5 and a half feet. The bathroom had not been renovated as recently, and the sink taps dripped. The small balcony was totally obscured by greenery.

The location was excellent, just off the Praca dos Restauradores, with easy access to metro, bus, Rossio station, the funicular to the Bairro Alto, and the Baixa. However, big crowds gather in front of the hotel on nights when the theater directly across has shows, which might be a problem if you have a room at the front.

The PC used to provide Internet access was non-functional each of the five nights I stayed. Breakfast was disappointing with watery juice and burnt, bitter-tasting coffee. I was not as happy with this hotel as I had expected, but it might be hard to beat the combination of location and price.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 December 2008

Booked on line, Rooms turned out to be excellent, good breakfast, TV and Wireless broadband available free. Rooms in November were 40.00 Euro per night. Rooms were in excellent condition, possibly recently refurbished and spotless. Good En--Suite.
Located with easy reach of Metro and tram. Street outside is full of Restaurants. Staff were very helpful including the excellent Manuel, Luckily 'Basil' wasnt on duty any of the nights!
The 81 Bus passes nearby for access to the Airport. Taxi ride to the Airport is only about 9.00 Euro. Please ask taxi driver the price in advance. Overall a very good, well run Hotel which belies its very reasonable prices. For those who value cleanliness also the Hotel was imacculate and regularly cleaned, sheets and towels were changed regularly.

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 November 2008

We stayed here for 4 nights at the end of November, paying 60 Euros/ night for a double room. The room was big enough, the bed comfortable, the bathroom clean and spacious. We were at the front of the hotel but neither of us had any issue with street noise (mind you, Lisbon as a whole was pretty quiet that week). It was cold in Lisbon but the room heating worked fine!! The staff were friendly and spoke English (in fact, everyone in Lisbon was friendly). The breakfast is not wonderful, especially the coffee which is more German in style, but honestly, at that price, we didn't expect much and it is sufficient to get you to one of the many many cafes for a mid morning break. Probably not enough to start a long business day on however, I booked the hotel based on the reviews on tripadvisor and didn't pay much attention to the location, hence we were very pleasantly surprised to find it was excellently located for the airport bus, the metro, the elevadors and just about anything a tourist might need. I would recommend this hotel if you want something that meets all the needs without being plush/expensive.

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank mad194
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Address: Rua das Portas de Santo Antao n 99, Lisbon 1150-266, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon > Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #29 of 262 B&Bs / Inns in Lisbon
Price Range: £47 - £87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Residencial Florescente 3*
Number of rooms: 68
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