This is a crazy time to review a hotel, given the virus-related restrictions on travel -- but we stayed there in the summer of 2019 and I've been meaning to review it ever since. The room was comfortable and clean, breakfast was excellent, the swimming pool was great, but the best thing was the staff: they were kind, helpful, easy-going, multi-lingual, good-humored and responsive. We were there for a conference and they couldn't have been more facilitating. We were thoroughly pleased with our stay there and hope to return.
Room was quite basic and small also rather dark. However breakfast was good in pleasant dining area. Pool is a bonus after a day sightseeing. The staff were friendly and helpful. The walk into city centre takes 15 mins and is on the flat.
I wanted very badly to give this hotel 5-stars, but I couldn't. First, the front desk staff members were very nice. The hotel was spacious and very clean. The rooms were also nice, clean and comfortable. The bar area was very nice and staff friendly. The breakfast area had an excellent selection and we always left full.
Here is why I won't give it 5 stars. In the breakfast dining room, there were people who would walk back and forth between the pool area and breakfast area to go smoke. They would sit RIGHT outside the doors and smoke. So each time the doors would open the dining room would reek like horrible cigarette smoke. The staff did nothing to stop this. We had to pick up and move tables because the cigarette smoke was so offensive. At one point, I had to walk over and shut the door myself because it was left open and smoke was entering. Not everyone smokes nor do most people care to smell disgusting smoke while trying to enjoy their breakfast.
Despite this issue, the hotel was very nice.
This hotel was brilliant. We stayed for 3 nights for our trip to coimbra. Thr receptionists were lovely, so kind and helpful.
The hotel is a short walk from the coimbra B train station and a short walk to the centre where you will find restaurants, bars, shops etc.
Our room was on the 2nd floor overlooking the swimming pool and the river. It was clean and very spacious. It includes everything you could need including a tv and a safe. The bed was very big and comfortable. And the bathroom was also big and clean.
The swimming pool was lovely and relaxing. They also gave a spa but we didn't use it.
Breakfast was wonderful. It was a buffet including all the usual hotel breakfast items.
The hotel bar was surprisingly very cheap but brilliant with great service.
Overall I would definitely recommend this hotel and would love to stay again if I return to coimbra.
The hotel was very well located, just nicely removed enough from the hectic parts of town. The room was clean and of good size. There was an excellent pool and bar provided. The hotel also had lots of seats in the foyer which was very useful when our group were waiting for coaches to arrive.