Though claiming a 4 star rating, the Mundial is really more of an upscale tourist hotel. Its location is excellent, right in the "downtown" area near the Baixa. We were thus able to walk to several of the sites we had checked off on our itinerary.
Service was adequate. The room was average sized and clean. There was a problem caused more by the season, I suppose, than to any techinal reason. It being March, there was neither heat nor air conditioning in operation in the room. The heat was no problem since the weather was quite mild. Without air conditioning, however, the room was stuffy. This problem could be somewhat relieved by opening the large window (ours was a little tricky) but then the street noise makes sleep difficult some nights. Remember, you are downtown.
Other people who have stayed here have called the neighborhood somewhat seedy and perhaps it is. But, being from North Jersey, we are inured to this condition so there was no problem there. We found the area to be completely safe and did not feel threatened by any of the many ethnic groupings (rememeber, Portugal controlled a huge empire at one time and many of the ex-colonials have found a home in the mother country.)
The breakfast, which was included on our tour was quite good unless you are a bacon lover who likes it crisp...then you are out of luck.
So, all in all, not a bad area, not a bad hotel. Enjoy
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- Also Known As:
- Mundial Hotel Lisbon
- Hotel Mundial Lisbon