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“very nice and friendly”
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Praia Mar Hotel
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Carcavelos
netherlands
1 review
“very nice and friendly”
Reviewed 4 November 2008

very nice hotel and staff very kindly, great view , very clean rooms, very kind maids, great breakfast all very fresh, the bes "cozido portuguese" allways great great restaurant, and they make theme days decoration for the halloween, very nice .
see you at december

  • Liked — the view is great, cleanless, food, staff, everything
  • Disliked — i loved everything
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2008

This is an old hotel located at around 25kms from Lisbon Centre. Stayed here for one night in June 2008. Although advertised as a 4 star hotel, it is not. 3 at best. It´s an old hotel that needs an upgrading.The only 4 star facility in the hotel is the lobby, which is quiet nice. The main advantage is the location and the very beautiful room and restauran's view over Carcavelo's bay and its beaches. It is located between Lisbon and Cascais so, if you are planning to visit both places, it's convenient. Room furniture and overall decoration is old and somewhat shabby, the breakfast is poor for a "4star" hotel. The pool is small to my standards. But you have the beach at a walking distance. I didn't pay for my room (business meeting at the hotel) so I cannot comment on it.Room size was ok and was quiet at night, so no problems sleeping.

  • Liked — The views
  • Disliked — Old hotel
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled on business
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south wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 February 2008

We stayed here in sept '07 as we were going to the moto gp in Estoril and left it too late to book any closer to the race track. We were very glad we did ,as the hotel was lovely. The staff were very helpful (if a little laid back but so is all of portugal!). The food was O.K. but I never think much of continental breakfast anyway so i'm probably not the best judge of that.
Our room was on the 7th floor and we had lovely sea views, the beach is only around 100 yards away.
The hotel has some great restaurants quite close by if you bother to look for them (which I recomend you do), and some great little beach side bars.
Travel ti the race track was amazingly cheap (10 euros by taxi) and there were taxis available right outside the hotel.
We also travelled into Lisbon by train (station about 5-10mins walk) which was amazing and again very cheap.
Estoril and Cascais are both not far and offer more by the way of night life, but with taxis so cheap getting there was not a problem.
Overall it was a great stay and we have just booked to return in April '08.

  • Liked — The views and the staff
  • Disliked — The breakfast
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled as a couple
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Essex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2007

The location of this hotel means that if you want to go anywhere, you need to take a taxi. The exterior of the hotel is shabby and depressing! The lobby is the only nice part of the hotel and the only area that should be classed as 4*. Room service is advertised but not available. Pay-per-view movies are advertised but not available and there are only a couple of English speaking channels. Although the room itself was clean, everything in it was extremely dated. The door to the room continiously banged, the bathroom drains stank! The service and standard of the hotel is nearer to a 2*

  • Liked — The Lobby
  • Disliked — Everything other than the lobby!
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2007

This place was allright-- the decor was kind of weird but otherwise it was clean and adequate. The location is about 10 minutes walk from the train into Lisbon. It's not a great place to stay if you're mostly interested in exploring Lisbon and not Estoril or the surrounding area.

  • Stayed June 2007, travelled on business
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Sedona, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2007

My wife and I stayed here over an important visit to the Lisbon area. We found the hotel acceptable only -- perhaps at a 2 Star level. It is NOT a four-star hotel, as some guidebooks have it listed. The property is rough around the edges. Most importantly, the hotel has terrible service. Their front desk staff stands there all day with nothing to do, and yet when you ask them for help (a restaurant, a trip into town, a suggestion of travel info, etc) they literallly don't do anything. Here's an example . . . we arrived with clothing that needed pressing, and there was no iron in the room so we called down to request one. By the time we eventually got our clothing pressed, it was four or five days later. It took them that long to get the ONE IRON the hotel has for its guests back from the other person they lent it to. The hotel has a good location for beach views, but only for some of the rooms. Many rooms simply overlook the llittle run-down and rather dirty town square of Carcavelos. Also, the hotel staff told us by phone when we made the reservation that the train to Lisbon is just "directly behind us." This is more than a stretch -- the walk to the train station is about 3/4 of a mile, something you get VERY tired of doing all the time. The breakfast room is very nice, at the top of the hotel with a nice view of the pretty Carcavelos beach, but the coffee is terrible at breakfast. They serve stale bread in the basket for toast, but the other pastries are good. In general, this hotel is NOT A VALUE and warrants serious consideration before staying here. Our local friends told us not to go in the water at the beach because it is "urban" and there is a "problem with fungus" (whatever that means - sorry I can't be more specific). The Riviera Hotel looks very nice, about a half block from the Hotel Praia-Mar.

Don't stay here if you expect to sleep, either. The beds are terrible, not updated with good mattresses in years, and the doors must be slammed in order to get them to close. Which means that all night long and in the morning, you hear a constant noise of doors slamming.

  • Liked — Views of Carcavelos beach
  • Disliked — The staff
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled on business
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2007

We stayed here for 2 nights over easter and we were specifically wanting a beach location. And we got that!. The beach is only 100 meters or closer to the hotel. The area is not touristy at all, no english breakfasts or english pubs so that really appealed to us. A Very local area.
The best part of this hotel is the resturant on the top level. Amazing views and the food is much better than you would expect from a hotel resturant. Its silver service at very cheap prices - great fish options. Also has buffet options for those wanting more casual. Great breakfasts with great views. It is only beach eating places other than this and a few other hotel resturants around.
However overall for the price this hotel is very dated and is not in my opinion a 4 star - or even a 3 star. You can see that they have tried to update it but its still a very worn out hotel that needs a good paint! esp the pool - which we did not use as the beach was better. The reception is very new and modern, but as soon as you go up the lift that stops....
Very hard beds and we were given twin rooms and they would not change to a double - but I guess that might have been my fault when booking and the hotel did appear to be full.
Very easy to get to from Lisbon on the train - about 40 min journey and costs only 1.60 euros - amazingly cheap!
We got a taxi to sinta for 15 euros one way - so taxis are cheap too.

  • Liked — the view of the beach
  • Disliked — the hard bed
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: Praia Mar Hotel
Address: Rua de Gurue 16, Carcavelos 2775-581, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Carcavelos
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Carcavelos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Praia Mar Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 154
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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