Hotel Mundial review
Posted Feb 13, 2017
Hotel Mundial's location is great, all transport services (Metro, tram, railway and tuktuk's) are a few minutes walk as well as a number of eateries from traditional Portuguese to seafood and Indian.
Hotel's staff are friendly, very helpful and able to comprehend and speak English well.
For a 4 star hotel, it lacks basics that I've seen in 2 star hotels such as an ironing facility, separate shower & bath.
Albeit we got a 'standard room' but the room space from one end to another couldn't have been more than 5 steps so imagine the tight space in between with the furniture.
Beware of the ridiculous prices of the hotel, for instance, dry cleaning a pair of socks = €3 and we had a light dinner (omelette, pasta and juices) on the first night which cost over €40. There's also an additional 'tourist tax' of €2 per night as we found out during check out. Not a 4* hotel tact.
I suppose it was just bad timing for us but the hotel had refurbishment works going on which meant everyday in the morning we'd hear metal works, which wasn't too big of an issue as we live in London and construction is endless! But because of this, the amazing view of George castle and the river was restricted because of the scaffolding.
All in all, it was an amazing experience, my partner and I loved it, despite a couple of rainy days (somewhat added to the atmosphere in Mooreish castle) and would recommend Lisbon's downtown location of Martin Moniz to explore vast culture, food and great hospitality