My family and I stayed for 2 nights at this hotel in Lisbon. We took a taxi to get to the center of Lisbon but it is also possible to take a bus. If you want to explore Lisbon by foot and fast metro it is perhaps best to stay at a hotel more near the center of the city. When we stayed at the hotel the environment was very calm. We parked our car right in front of the entrance of the hotel, on the other side of the road. The staff at the reception was helpful. My family and I thought that the breakfast buffet was fantastic. It offered quality food and lots of variety. Because our stay overlapped with Christmas celebrations, the breakfast buffet offered several Portuguese sweets typical of this festive season. We also had dinner twice at the restaurant of the hotel. The restaurant staff was very friendly although we thought that the prices were a bit expensive. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. We could hear the noise from the traffic at the bridge when the windows were open. The bathroom was very clean offering soaps, shower gel and shampoo. The biggest problem was WI-FI. There is no free WI-FI in the bedrooms, only in the lobby. Because I didn't want to spend extra money on internet connection, everytime I wanted to check my e-mail I would go downstairs and sit at the relaxing space near the reception. Sometimes the internet connection failed in the lobby and I had to reintroduce a very long username and password many times all over again. The original decorations at the reception as well as the special designs for the festive winter season along with the music and lighting at the lobby were very pleasant and calming.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This charming city hotel is situated directly in Lisbon's tourist centre. The hotel is set directly over the Tagus River and the lifely Docas area. The centre of Lisbon, Rossio, is roughly 5 km away and the congress centre is 100 meters away. Public transport departs from stops just 200 m from the hotel. The surrounding area is filled with bars, pubs, restaurants and nightclubs. The main tourism attractions are only 500 meters away in Belem. The airport is approximately 12 km away. Opened in 2002, the hotel offers a total of 9 floors with a total of 259 rooms, of which 19 are superior rooms and 16 junior suites. The facilities include a lobby with a 24-hour reception, a safe, free Wi-Fi internet connection in public areas, lifts, a luggage room, a currency exchange desk, conference rooms. In the public areas guest will find an inviting meal area and restaurant and a magnificent bar. Restaurant with highchairs for infants. For an additional fee you may use our laundry services, garage or Health Club. The bright and modern en suite rooms are equipped with air conditioning, electronic safety door look, direct telephone, safe, LCD TV with Cable and Pay TV, Wi-Fi Connection (for and additional cost), Minibar and 24 hour room service, private bathroom with telephone and hair dryer. The hotel offers guests a Health Club (for an additional cost) with an indoor swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a sauna, a Turkish bath and gym. The hotel also has a Spa that offers massage and beauty treatments also for an additional cost. The nearest golf course is just 15 km away. Ask for more information about sports and other activities. Guests may choose their breakfast, lunch or dinner meals from a wide buffets. At lunch and dinner guests may also select dishes from the set menu, or take the a la carte option. In addition, the hotel caters for guests with special dietary requirements or take away meals. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vila Gale Opera Lisbon