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Review of Residencial Joao XXI

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Residencial Joao XXI
Ranked #111 of 407 Speciality Lodging in Lisbon
Warsaw
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110 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“You get what you pay for”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

I booked this hotel via booking.com just for one transfer night on our way to Rio. Arrived in the evening and left early in the morning, so I can’t tell much, but perhaps enough for the people considering it for short stay. What I liked most about this hotel was the price and location.

We took the aero-bus from the airport and got off at Marques de Pombal Square, but it’s complicated to find the way from that stop. It’s better to get off at Picoas as it’s closer and easier to get to the hotel from there.

We were charged the amount given while booking and the receptionist signed my printout to confirm the payment. He wasn’t very helpful with information about the bus tickets, but his colleague we met next morning helped us a lot and gave useful advice.

The room was on 3rd floor, basic but with comfortable bed, additional blankets and hot water in the bathroom. There was almost no view from the window (roofs and walls of surrounding buildings), but it was not a problem at all. There is a coffee and drinks machine at the reception. However, I can’t give opinion about breakfast as we left before 8 am to catch our plane.

It’s not a 5 star hotel, but for the reasonable price you get good service. If I’m on transfer in Lisbon again, I will definitely consider staying there again. As for longer periods, it may be OK too.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank brasilka
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Moscow, Russia
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42 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2012

Pros: good breakfast, clean rooms, good portugal restraunt in front of hotel.

Cons: located far from centre (about 30 minutes), staff's english is pure (but some of them speak german and russian).

We live in the room for 4 people. It was big enough for 2 people but rooms for 2 are small.

It is easy to find parking place near the hotel.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank boris_sto
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Brno
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547 reviews
183 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 538 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2011

Good hotel with spacious room and very big bathroom. Wifi connection hasnt work long time. Reception ok.
The windows definitely need a new weather-stripping because during my whole
staying the cold air from outside has been blowing into the room & bathroom - the airconditioning didnt have enough capacity to make comfortable temperature. In room was maybe 18 degrees, in bathroom 14-15.
This is the only problem of this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank rbbrno
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Belgrade
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2011

good breakfast, location, clean... really nice, I recommend!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Natasa011
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Poznan, Poland
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97 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2010

I chose it because of price and breakfasts (included). I didn't expect great accomodation, but room which I get was very small, dark and sad. Breakfasts were tasty. Location for such money also OK, only about 30minutes of slow walk form center (bus close, metro 5-10minutes). But becouse of strange room I was disappointed and that's why I moved to another hotel.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rob_sad
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2010

This hotel is situated between the airport and Lisbon centre in a quiet location. The staff are all friendly, very helpful and polite and speak English. The rooms vary quite a bit in size and quality, but all of the hotel is very clean and tidy. The rooms on the inside or back of the hotel do not have much natural light or any kind of view, but that isn't much of a problem if you are going to be out most of the day. We stayed an extra week there during the recent flight disruptions and the staff were very supportive and sorted out rooms for us and made sure we weren't moved around. The breakfast is fairly standard with breads, cereals, cheese, ham & other spreads as well as tea, coffee and cold drinks. If you arrive in Lisbon early, the hotel will ask you to leave your luggage in their locked room and return to check in after 2pm as their check out time is Midday. This hotel is not quite where Google Earth says it is, so the best way into town is either the bus that leaves from outside the front of the hotel or walk to Picoas metro station - turn left out of the hotel & walk for about 10 minutes. Public transport is cheap in Lisbon, get a green card from the metro station and charge it for the number of days you need, or get a travel card from a post office. The card will get you onto the metro, busses and trams as well as the funiculars and street lift. Food is difficult in Portugal for vegetarians, but there are some good Italian and Asian restaurants in Lisbon that do good food at reasonable prices. If you have time, take a train to Sintra, it is very picturesque, but make sure the weather is good!

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with friends
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Amber665
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denver
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2010

we stayed there for 6 nights the 14th-19th of march and we really liked it. the service was good, the room was large (I think that's because we got a room for 3+ and were only two), and I liked the location a lot. it wasn't on a busy street so it was pretty quiet at night. It was only a few blocks from a metro stop so it was convenient to everything.

when we went down to breakfast every morning I think we were the only Americans every day at that particular time but I'm not sure. I'm not sure why, the room was basic, but clean and the water pressure in the shower was great. I suppose it could be compared to a motel 6 or super 8; there was wifi if you had a computer I think, which we didn't.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank stasiainco
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Property: Residencial Joao XXI
Address: Rua Gomes Freire 179 1, Lisbon 1150-177, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon
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Ranked #111 of 407 Speciality Lodging in Lisbon
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Hotel Class:2 star — Residencial Joao XXI 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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