We've stayed at the Residencial Uniao twice now, both times staying in a room with a tiny balcony at the front of the hotel overlooking the pedestrian only street leading to the main square. Both the room and bathroom are a reasonable size, basic but clean (I think these rooms may be slightly more expensive than others). The bed wasn't that big, and the mattress fairly flat, but we slept ok. The building is old, with plenty of character although some visitors may it difficult due to the stairs as nothing is at ground floor level. The décor is dated and a revamp would do wonders but for the price you can't complain. The staff are excellent, very friendly and helpful and luckily for us speak English as well as French.
Friends staying in rooms overlooking the side alley commented on the amount of noise (ranging from arguing neighbours to dustbin lorries), even though our room was at the front of the building, the shutters blocked most of the noise, only the loudest late-night revellers disturbed us. Rooms overlooking the central courtyard would likely be the quietest available.
Continental breakfast is self-service in a large airy dining room, a reasonable selection including fresh fruit, yoghurts, crusty rolls and sweet pastries as well as the usual cold meat and cheese. Depleted items weren't always replaced promptly but any oversight came with an apology.
As other reviewers have mentioned, there is free Wi-Fi on site but other than in the lounge area, the signal is very weak. There is also an honesty bar with a good selection of drinks available. Tomar itself is an interesting small town worth a detour from the main tourist destinations with plenty of interesting places to visit. This hotel is well worth considering if you just want a clean basic room in a central location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- HOTEL LOCALIZADO NO CENTRO HISTÓRICO, FUNDADO EM 1895, DISPÕE DE 28 QUARTOS COM CASA DE BANHO PRIVATIVA, TELEFONE, TV SATÉLITE, AQUECIMENTO, PÁTIO INTERIOR AJARDINADO E BAR. WIFI GRATUITA. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residencial Uniao Tomar