Posted Feb 3, 2014 on Hotels
First I'll start with the positives. The loxation is EXCELLENT! So easy to get to Rossio Station, cathedral Se and Praca Comércio. The price is reasonable if you book other than Hotels.. I didn't know about Hostelworld but it was 7 euros cheaper for my room. So the bad is the room looks like it had a leak through the ceiling and my room (#3) smelled slightly mildewy and was cold and damp. Not enough to get me to move but enough to notice. You have to walk up 4 flights of stairs which may or may not bother you depending on how many bags you brought. The cleaning staff was nice and thorough but the shower water wasn't very hot and you had to share the single stall bathroom with 6 rooms (however many people that is, meaning if someone went in there and locked the door, you are SOL for however long) and the whole place was a little cold - maybe not an issue in summer. I did get a space heater the second night. The bottom sheet was really worn and pilled. Breakfast was okay but nothing special - some fruit might have been nice. With all the competition out there, it seems like you could get more for your money-newer, nicer bath, better breakfast and more services. Having said that, if I had paid 15 euro instead of the 22 euro (due to hotels surcharge) I might say differently. So it may be a good deal for the location based on price but not at the price I paid.