This is good Hotel on the outside of the centre of Lisbon, half an hour from the Airport.
It is situated in a reasonably quiet back street and whilst the Hotel is well maintained its immediate surroundings are less attractive.
We opted for a room overlooking the front as the views from the rooms facing the back are unattractive.
Getting there from the Airport is easy and should cost around €15.00 including tip.
The a hotel is on a slope (an observation for those with mobility issues) and close to two Metro stations.
The bus and tram service is also close by and works well.
I'd recommend buying the day ticket at €6.50 which allows you to Travel on almost all forms of Transport (you can also top your card up as well).
We explored both the Edward VII Park and the Gulbenkian Museum which are an easy walk from The Hotel and worth the effort.
The rooms are spacious and comfortable with two large single beds merged into one.
They also offered, for €2.50 a day a lock for a safe in the room which we went for.
We did find the introduction of motion sensor lighting a bit random in terms of the timers which, in some cases, left you little time to see what you were doing!!!
The breakfast buffet was reasonably good although staple foods like scrambled egg seemed to go quickly and waiting for these to be recharged could take a while.
There was a good selection of Portuguese breads/rolls and preserves which all of party enjoyed.
However the Coffee was absolutely dreadful and the Tea not much better and trying to work out how the Toaster worked or actually getting toast took an age!!!
Although we got our wi-fi to work we struggled to get a connection in the Lobby and it could be a bit spotty elsewhere.
The staff especially in Reception were very helpful and their command of English excellent.
There is a small bar in the Hotel and when we went they had a Happy Hour which lasted 2 Hours (!!) where most drinks (not wine for some reason) were half price.
There are two excellent Restaurants right across from the Hotel which are quite different but we found them to be very good.
These are definitely worth trying if you have the time.
We all felt the Hotel lived up to its reputation.
Minor niggles were some strange odours which permated into the Lift areas (not particularly nice!), some noise from the Road at night (they seemed to empty the 'bins" at anti-social times) plus as a Cofffe addict the lack of a decent cup of Coffee made me a bit cranky at times!!
Overall it was very good experience and as it was only half an hour from the Airport easy to get to.
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