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Hotel Mundial
Ranked #104 of 255 Hotels in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Well placed for walking the Alfama, Baixa and Bairro Alto districts, though having been there I would have rather stayed in one of a couple of other hotels even better placed, that looked nicer.
As other reviewers have mentioned, the buffet breakfast is very well provisioned, but the signature dish for a good Full-English, the bacon, was decidedly odd. It looked like bacon I suppose, but its taste and texture was more like I would imagine steamed ham would be. Still, plenty of places nearby do steak and eggs for breakfast, or second breakfast.
Our room, booked through British Airways on a cash-plus-avios deal, was the largest room on the floor according to the fire escape map. Plenty of room to shuck off the days baggage, and at our age, the welcome sight of two single beds. Beds were comfy, but to be honest after walking around Lisbon all day we could have slept on boulders. The bathroom looked nice enough, but there is a hidden gotcha - the shower temperature is very dependant on whether the room next door has just flushed the toilet, and a couple of times I had just started to rinse the delicates when it changed to scalding hot. Plenty of room near the loo to put your favourite book, and they are quite happy to change the towels every day even if you're there for a week as we were.
Ate in the breakfast restaurant for one evening meal, and it was nice even though they brought the wrong meal - the menu del dia instead of the a la carte meal I had ordered. Head waiter spotted it immediately and got it changed. The other restaurant is hugely overpriced for the sort of people staying in this hotel, and I never saw a single person eating there on our way up to the roof bar. Talking of which, they had a private function on for a couple of evenings, closing off half the floor space including the castle view and the part sheltered from the wind. We were there in June, and I would recommend you take a cardigan or light jacket to the roof bar, as the wind can be quite chilly. The view of Baixa and Bairro Alto is, of course, quite stunning.
The bar off reception is comfortable and reasonably priced, though drinks are cheaper out in the town just about everywhere.
To sumarise, we had a pleasant-enough time there, but having spied the area out I would stay somewhere different next time. There's a couple of nice hotels directly off Rossio, for example. The Mundial is not a 4*, more like 3*.

Room Tip: Room 633 appeared to be the largest room on the 6th floor. I would guess, since its a cookie-cutter...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Located in the centre, with easy access by metro, bus or tram(28), it has reasonable prices for what it has to offer. Breakfast is ok (not a lot of choices but all 'classics' are there), the vie is outstanding and the rooms in a very good condition. Definately, would go again!

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Reviewed 11 July 2014

I'm sorry for my languages above, but being at a 4 star hotel, with a nice room, a great view at the castle and very central makes it a 4 star hotel. BUT then theres the breakfast: my son who LOVES to eat bacon, could not swallow/chew the boiled bacon? It wasn't crispy at all... the scrampled eggs, where from some artificial place where they haven't seen a hens egg for a looong time! The fruit was to ripe = not human food any more. The coffee was made on some coffee extract - so not fresh grounded coffee - and I can go on...
On top of that beeing allergic to gluten, I could have yogurts and hard boiled eggs (as the fruit where terrible)... so if you like a great breakfast, don't book his hotel!
AND if you are allergic to scented room fresheners, don't book here. The maid clean the air by emtying half a bottle of some scented stuff...
So 2 stars from Denmark to this hotel, due to the terrible breakfast!

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
3  Thank Lotte S
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

We stayed the first night of our two-week tour at the Mundial. What a great way to start! Very comfortable and centrally located for the city. The view of the city from the top at night is beautiful. Loved the free wifi and breakfast buffet. Reasonably priced.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank dsummy
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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

We stay 3 days and enjoy the hotel very much, for the good location, friendly helpfull staff, nice clean rooms, great meals and wonderful view from the roof bar.
We'll definitely return and recomand the hotel as a very valuable one !!!

  • Stayed: June 2014
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2  Thank Libella14
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights. The hotel is centrally located near the famous tram 28. It starts and ends at the hotel. It takes about 10 minutes to walk to the river center of the city. The pros: beautiful rooftop, free wifi, good service, good restaurant and bar. Cons: very hard beds, rooms not ready early. The hotel does not have any special amenities.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

Stayed here two nights as part of tour group. Excellent location in Baixa district within walking distance of tourist areas, river, restaurants, shops. Public areas were attractively decorated. Guest room was quite spacious, though bathroom was rather cramped. Our room was clean and well furnished. Breakfast buffet was OK but not exceptional. Wi-fi is free in the lobby, but exorbitantly expensive in the guest room. Likewise, there is a extra charge for use of the in-room safe. We were pleased with the service, especially being able to check in earlier than the appointed time.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: Praca Martim Moniz 2, Lisbon 1100-341, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#43 Family Hotel in Lisbon
#65 Business Hotel in Lisbon
#81 Luxury Hotel in Lisbon
#91 Romantic Hotel in Lisbon
Price Range: £65 - £207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Mundial 4*
Number of rooms: 350
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