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“Good conference hotel near the university” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of VIP Executive Villa Rica Hotel

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VIP Executive Villa Rica Hotel
Ranked #177 of 247 Hotels in Lisbon
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good conference hotel near the university”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

Villa Rica is a decent hotel near the university and quite convenient for conferences/business. It is less convenient for sightseeing as it is quite far from all the main attractions of Lisbon, but it is a walking distance from one of the nicest museums I have been to recently, Gulbenkian Museum. It is also close to the bullring, where we found many nice restaurants. The view from the room though is quite disappointing, as it looks over a demolition/building site. There is a good cafe in the same building as the hotel serving well priced espresso.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

The breakfast buffet in this hotel is worse than you can imagine. No real coffee, only instant which has a terrible taste. Juice is diluted and watery. Bread and cakes are dry beyond description. Bacon looks boiled rather than fried and sausages look like baby fingers left to dry in the sun. Not even the scrambled eggs is worth eating. I have been to many mid-range hotels like this and standards are always far better, even if one or two items in the buffet may be disappointing. But the Villa Rica hotel in Lisbon is by far the worst experience I have ever had.

Yak, yak, yak!

Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

I stayed for one night in a business trip. This hotel works well; it does everything you would expect from a 4 star establishment. It provides a reasonable breakfast; the rooms are clean and comfortable. The staff is efficient and friendly. Location is good too. Very good value for money

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Luis W
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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112 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

This is a basic hotel but it does the job. Room size is good. Room amenities are basic. The rooms certainly need to be freshened. The carpets and other upholstery are worn out. The plastic shower curtain was disgusting, in need of replacement. It is very basic, but this in agreement with its price. It offers a good breakfast and is located a block away from the Entre Campos metro station. The people at the front desk are helpful. The Internet connection in the room is paid and you will need a cable. They can provide it at the front desk, but if your device does not have a network cable outlet anymore, then you will need to use the wi-fi in the lobby. It is free and OK, unless there are too many people there, then it may not work properly.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Prof23
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

Stayed 2 nights with my husband. Spacious room, confy bed, enormous windows though not much of a view.
No wifi in the room, only in the lobby.
Indoor swimming pool was really pleasant, there is also a sauna and a jacuzzi.
Plenty of variety on offer for breakfast, but the room were it was served was in the basement and could do with a bit of redecorating.
Next to a subway station and only a few stops away from downtown. Perfect if you need to drive in or out of the city and/or on your way to the airport.
Would stay again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sílvia R
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Horta, Portugal
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118 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

A few minutes walk from the Entrecampos metro station and about 11 km from the airport.
Rooms are spacious and include tolietries, but NO WIFI (only in the lobby).
Only 1 pillow per person and the curtains do not fully darken the room.
Didn't have breakfast as we had a very early flight.
I have stayed in other 4 star hotels in Lisbon, so I would only stay here again if I could get a good rate.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank c0rita
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

Stayed here for 1 night, due to flight being delayed. Hotel is a very average but acceptable 4 star hotel. Beds were comfortable and rooms were clean. Only complaint would be the fact that no wifi is available in the bedrooms which is unusual in today's age.

Would stay again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Robert K
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Additional Information about VIP Executive Villa Rica Hotel

Property: VIP Executive Villa Rica Hotel
Address: Avenida 5 de Outubro 295, Lisbon 1600-035, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#115 Luxury Hotel in Lisbon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — VIP Executive Villa Rica Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 171
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
VIP Executive Villa Rica Hotel stands out for its exterior design whilst breathing light, nature and art in its interior. The size and tranquility of the rooms, the brightness of the areas, the marble in the bathrooms, a large lobby with natural light, News Shop, garage with three floors, Bar, Restaurant, a Health Club which features a gym, indoor heated pool, Turkish bath and Sauna, makes this hotel is the choice for your stay in Lisbon with all the quality.For those who bring your laptop, free internet in the rooms is available. The VIP Executive Villa Rica has nine conference rooms, with space to accommodate from a business meeting to a Congress with hundreds of participants. Situated on one of the main arteries of the capital, at the top of the 5 de Outubro Avenue, it has an outstanding set of easy and quick access to all areas of the city. It is close to the Entre-Campos railway station and the respective Metro station (3 minutes walking), it is only 10 minutes by Taxi from Lisbon International Airport. ... more   less 
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