눉The room (1-106) is a corner room which meant it was a bit of an odd shape and the bathroom sink was cramped. The shower had one of those half-glass doors which doesn't quite keep all the water in, so it spills onto the floor. The toiletries were a bit meagre. The room was rather noisy and even with the 2 windows closed the traffic could be heard late into the evening. The room was a bit ugly and drab, but the location made up for it, so I would actually stay there again. It would have been nice to have tea/coffee-making facilities in the room, or a mini bar to store cold water, as it must get very hot in the summer months.
눇The location was absolutely perfect - just a few minutes' walk away from the Ribeira/River district plus all the churches, shops, restaurants all a short walk in the surrounding area. The breakfast was nice - the usual cold buffet. The reception staff spoke really good English and were very pleasant and helpful. We were out visiting the whole time so didn't use any hotel facilities that might have been on offer. The wifi worked quite well in the room. Apparently the view from the higher-level rooms is fantastic, but sadly none of these rooms were available for us. The English TV consisted of the usual news channels, but having said that, a lot of the programmes in the local channels are in English and subtitled in Portuguese (in case it's raining and you want to stay in). The hotel is about 20 minutes drive from the airport and cost about euros 30 with suitcases.