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“Typical European Hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Excelsior

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Hotel Excelsior
Ranked #234 of 247 Hotels in Lisbon
Montreal, Canada
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“Typical European Hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2008

We stayed at the Hotel Excelsior Lisbon in March 2007.
Overall it was a typical European hotel. It's located in an ideal location: close to Avinda Liberdad, Pombal Square, Rossio Square, and Edward vii gardens.
The rooms varied from hall way to hall way- some were big, while others were small. As well the elevator is very small, which ment that we had to put our luggage in the elevator, and run up to our floor to retreave it.
Overall it was a decent hotel, and we would consider going back there if we have the chance

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Bathrooms
  • Stayed March 2007
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2007

Hotel Excelsior did what anyone would want a hotel to do - provided clean, decently sized rooms, with friendly/helpful staff. I recently spent the weekend there with 4 other friends and we had a triple and a double. The rooms were cleaned everyday and we were given clean towels. The staff helped alot with finding buses and metros (the Marques Pompal metro stop is very close, just the next parellel street over). The location was good for the downtown area (about a 15 minute walk) but not so good for going out for younger people. There were a range of people in the hotel and it appeared that all the younger people were on the 2nd floor which worked out well for us. The breakfast wasn't over the top - average bread, jelly, cereal, ham & cheese, and eggs (either hard-boiled or scrambled which you have to get there early for otherwise you won't get them) and coffee, orange juice, milk and tea. Our beds were a little low to the ground but there was enough space in the room to make up for it. Our TV didn't work, but we weren't there to watch TV anyway. If you're looking for a basic hotel that provides basic needs, Excelsior meets them nicely. I believe it was decently priced as well. I went through funiversal.com which provides a bus/hotel package coming from certain cities (we came from madrid) i recommend it.

Stayed March 2007
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Horsens, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2006

Excelsior is an average hotel with a friendly staff. My husband and I have stayed there two times (1998 and 2000). The rooms are common, but good. The bathroom perhaps too narrow. The bath is not so big, but there is a shower. First time we stayed in the hotel we got a room just beside the elevator. It was not so funny when people came home late in the night and were loud. We did´nt get much sleep. First time we had a view from our room to private habitation. Second time view to the street from the Third Floor. There are no balconies. The street is not noisy, so you don´t have to worry about sleepless nights. The breakfast is average; there is not much choise. You can have coffee, tee, marmelade, cheese and buns. I can not remember if there were eggs and yoghurt. But you could eat and drink all the coffee/tee you wanted. The lack of few things compensate for the friendly staff. There is a cosy bar to the left of the reception. I don´t know how the dinner is, because we had just bought breakfast from the travel agency. We were eating dinner different places in Lisbon. Things can have changed in Excelsior, it is nearly six years since we were there last. But we will not hesitate to stay in Excelsior again. Off course, we hope to come back to Lisbon again. We feel comfortable in the city and the friendly inhabitants. Avenida Liberdade is a few minutes walk away(not even 10 minutes?). The nearest Metro Station from Excelsior is at Marques de Pombal(statue), about 5-8 minutes walk.

  • Stayed May 2000
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Property: Hotel Excelsior
Address: Rua Rodrigues Sampaio 172 | Coração de Jesus, Lisbon 1150-282, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #234 of 247 Hotels in Lisbon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Excelsior 3*
Number of rooms: 81
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