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I stayed there three nights, staff is very friendly specially the guy who received me in the evening 7 Nov 2010, they spoke with me in English and in French as well. They make me feel like at home and take care of me nicely. Hotel is at good location, just near to a train station Coimbra-A. Many restaurants of different kinds are just at one minute walk. University of Coimbra is round about at 15-20 minutes walk up to nearby hill. Hotel services are very good for me like, television, heater+AC, telephone, free WiFi, buffet break fast etc.Hotel is very clean. I really enjoyed my stay there and i think it was a good choice as compared to the price and services offered. just one bit problem for me was that my room was near to a road but when i closed the windows there was no noise.
Good breakfast and excellent location. Bathroom was not very comfortable (shower too tied and hairdryer too weak)
The hotel is well located, has confortable rooms and serves a good breakfast. Diet products at breakfast.
The Parking Valet was great and a nice location.
Decent city hotel, but nothing great really stands out. Good base for walking tours of the city. Tricky automobile access, offset by well-organized valet parking.
The location was good. My room was spacious and very comfortable. The bar seemed more like a private club.
Its position - we were first time tourists in Portugal and could walk to all the city's features. Parking service the best we experienced in our 3 weeks trip. The parking service - the best we experienced during our 3 weeks in Portugal
room was too hot
very central to train and old town. would stay again. upstairs bar area outside could do with upgrade.
I loved the staff. They were incredibly helpful and knowledgable about the area. The location is fabulous. A short walk to all the hot spots. I thought the room was clean and nice. It was quiet on our street. My one problem with the place was that the walls seemed thin between the rooms. We heard our neighbor watching tv until about 4am. I managed to sleep through most of it but my wife was kept up.
Staff was very nice. Food was good but it it hard to find bad portugueses food. Garage is terrible, dark, unsafe and lacks ventilation. Had a CO alarm while there and it was scare. Very bad engineering. One needs to manouver on the top of the exit ramp to get out. Location is very bad on a really rundown area of the city. Quite depressing. Rooms had very ugly. Carpet is ugly, dated and filthy. One has tô wheat sandals. Dryer was bad. TV was really bad as far as image quality. Beds and pillows were really bad. All furniture was of bad quality. Internet was ridículos. Scratchy signal and when working (very seldon) was worse than the dial up of the old times. And staff had no idea or solution. Once they suggested me to walk around my room to improve the signal. I ha 2 iPads and 2 two iPhones and some times no one could get a signal. the sad part is that this one is supposed to be the best hotel in Coimbra. I guess I will never visit coimbra again.
Nice, big room Obviously, this is a new hotel and needs fine-tuning. There was too little staff to help out at the reception, there are too little elevators, the parking garage is too narrow to park comfortably and is reasonably expensive given the not-too-central location of the hotel. Rooms are big, but the colors chosen are slightly depressing.
The hotel is modern and nice They didn't have parking, I didn't have a place to park and it was heavily raining, I . They have parking for 8 Euro per night .
The staff was very helpful, always nice. The breakfast was great, lots of different cereals and hot food. The whole experience was very pleasant. The bathtub didn't have any antiderrapant device, and in my opinion, it should have, because we were staying in the handicapped room. Also, I think the parking fare should be included in the room price.
Excllent Address hard to find
The hotels decoration and the breakfast. The location. Probably the worst part of Coimbra.
The front desk staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was well presented and prepared. I was happy with their knowledge of English. The parkade needs exit signs.
Pools, gym, steam room were all fantastic! The pillows were either too big or too small! Small detail but would greatly improve stay!
opened in april 2010 so very clean rooms and good location by river.excellent check in staff. good evening meal breakfast food left uncovered , and waiting staff indifferent ( changing broken heatbulb without moving bacon and eggs etc under it!) signage directions to hotel should be more obvious from approach roundabout
The best breakfast!
Service of the Reception Staff was excellent, they could not do enough to make you4r stay pleasant. Location is great walking to the old centre of Coimbra Internet for the guests was not working, and as it was a long weekend it could not be attended to. I was however able to use the staff computer to attend to my urgent business emails
Park garage.Location (15 min walk to city centre).
Well located in old town. Quiet. Decent room at good price - quality.
We only stayed one night but we thought that this hotel was excellent for our needs
Good hotel. All declared services are provided. Nothing special to add.
The location was a 15 minute walk to the center of the city. It was a modern building with a large comfortable room with all new facilities. Large flat screen TV with cable channels. The breakfast was nice. The room was too hoteven with the heat off. Did not like the walk about to the hotel from the city center at night.They had underground parking which was convenient but they charged 5 euro a day and the lot was empty.
The breakfast. The room was cold all night. I've warned the reception for this and they told me that the problem is going to be solved, but the room continued cold.
Parking space under the hotel. Good size room. Directions on how to find it. Complex road system in this town with no opportunities to turn back.
Positive: clean, near to the centre of Coimbra, after checking out the parking place was still available (for free)
You can park your car in the garage, the hotel is as well easy accessible (no small streets). Location is central to start your walking sightseeing tour. No fridge in the room.
Very friendly ,helfull ,english speaking staff.Prices of the bar.Central location.Godd price. cleanliness of the room -the sheets were changed ,but hoovering and bathroom cleaning was not the best.One day the room was not serviced.I stayed in the room facing the main street -the trafic noise was vey bad-couldnt keep window open.Hot in the room.
Location No parking for free
The location of the hotel very close to the city center.
Closeness to train and bus stations. Good selection of places to eat at all price ranges. Easy access to most attractions. Beautiful views. Nice to have a reasonable resturant on site. Smoking rooms are a good idea. No complaints
Services and staff
Very professional.staff; big, comfortable room. Bar closes at midnight, and no room service after midnight. Difficult to understand in a 4-star hotel.
the charm; beautiful architecture; excellent cooking
Everything:room, food, facilities, garden, etc
Fiendliness and outstanding service. If we were to visit Coimbra again, we would stay at Quinta das Lagrimas. nothing, liked everything!!!
The hotel staff were very helpful, and the general ambiance was good. Set in lovely gardens , the hotel is like an old English county manor.The room was adequate, and had a large bathroom. Breakfast was good. This hotel is almost impossible to find without really really really good directions. The access roads are like spagetti junction. We had to hire a taxi to follow! The location of the hotel is a bit disappointing, especially true if you choose not to eat in .
Bautiful hotel and gardens. Nice pool and spa. Breakfast was excellent - good quality and selection. Gym was a bit basic.
The food is expensive, although very good
The history and the character of the building itself. It was refreshing to stay somewhere traditional rather than in a chain of hotels where everything is the same and you're not even sure which Country you are in!. The roaring fire in the bar and the excellent service (recommendations!) actually made our stay for us. It was a little complicated to find but then we discovered it was perfectly located to reach the main highways going south where we needed to be everyday. Also, the lack of choice in evening food wasn't good. We did use the Michelin star restaurant once which was nice, but we werent there on a special occasion so it was a little ott for our needs and overpriced for the actual standard of main meal - although the desserts were fabulous!.
Excellent location, room was very clean and roomy. The plasma screen tv with acces to new released moves was a great bonus for nights to stay in. Great Faciities!! Loved staying there and would definately go back again.
Perfect interior; very good breakfast; location close to the city centre. There internet access in the lobby was out-of-order
The valet parking and ease of use. Sadly no internet At the discount price
Staff was helpful Poor maintenance generally
Good staff Traffic noise all night
The employee who parked the car was very helpfull. The reception answered all our questions. After checking out, I could leave my car untill late in the afternoon. Breakfast is not included but there is a nice little restaurant across the street.
Very good hotel and staff with excellent buffet meals pillows
Friendly and service minded staff. Dated rooms with Ac not functioning. We had a room at the front and was very noisy with the city traffic. The rest of the familiy had a room a the back and that was ok.
the hotels relaxing atmosphere
large room/bath, reasonably clean and quiet, firm bed, good value for money reception friendly, but rather chaotic (trying to do three things at once); room rather dark and worn out (old carpet, etc); chair old and sagging; not so much ventilation; no electric outlet - need to unplug lamp to charge phone! breakfast room too crowded (nothing horribly bad, just lots of minor things)
Central location The bathroom was quite dirty
The staff was very helpful. Parking is right next door. Breakfast is good. Nice size bathroom. It was difficult to find. I used the navigator from there website and it brought us no where close to the hotel.
The greatest value of the hotel is its location - 5 minutes from train station on foot and very near the centre of the city.
Size of room and excellent breakfast Not a complaint just a suggestion for tea/coffee making facilities in the room
The staff was excellent and the breakfasts were very good.
Location, clean, big space internet connection is terrible
Nice 3 star. Clean. Central area.
Great value for your money.
The hotel was lovely, 3min walk into the centre,lots of nice restaurants close to the hotel. We were given a choice of rooms, the one we chose had a lovely balcony looking over to the town on the hill. Marco on reception was just lovely and always cheerful, polite and very helpful with advice on what to see and where to eat. There was a safe on site parking facility. The parking wasn't free for guests. No other problems at all it was a lovely place.
This hotel is about as much as you can get for the 3 star hotel. Very clean, excellent breakfast and service, very friendly staff, location near historical center, bus and train station... Just great!!
The Tryp Coimbra is definitely representative of the Sol Melia chain. A well balanced combination of luxury and fair price. The room was comfortable, very clean and well setup. Due to a confusion, we were initially assigned a room (a group of three adults) that had only two beds. The situation was immediately rectified without us having to return to the front desk. The staff was professional, friendly and capable, reflexive of the level one would expect from a hotel of this level. Only drawback I should warn is that a car or taxi is a must due to the location (I believe public transportation is also an alternative but not practical) if considering sightseeing places such as the university, city center, botanical garden, etc. Although it is not the hotel's fault, the location is not strategic for visiting Coimbra since one must have a car to get around from such location (in google maps it looks closer but because of the topography of Coimbra it is not in a location one would consider just walking from). However, the location is quite peaceful, safe and more PLEASENT than other hotels closer to the city center.
Great breakfast, clean rooms.
It was one of the nicer hotels in Coimbra High internet charges. Staff reluctant or unable to provide specific information about facilities in the area
The location was a little bit far from the central, no free WiFi
The dining room. The menu was extensive and varied, the food itself was excellent and the staff very efficient.
Very large hotel. Location is ok, however lots of business people stay there so would not recommend it for tourists who want to have a relaxed breakfast in the morning.
The hotel was in a poor position for the town, and it was our experience that the staff did not know the best places to visit in the town, but tried
Very nice and comfortalbe room.
a great location for a visit to Coimbra - breakfast was excellent and room very spacious and in extremely good decorative order,.
Location was quite nice Could replace old blanket with a newer one or even better, with an edredon. It would not hurt to have paper tissue available like most hotels. With the flu seasom peaking with would be nice to have it.
Hotel is elegant. Room 216 has two twin beds and this room faces the street, is quiet, has a good mattress and nice linens. It was well-maintained. The reception staff were kind and helpful. The restaurant food was delicious and the wait staff are very attentive. I would stay here again.
It was very shabby, old and smelly. We had no hot water in our shower.
We liked the location and the public areas of the hotel. The hotel must have been a gem in its hayday. Today, however, it is in need of a drastic overhaul. The rooms and hallways are dingy and warn. With a little bit of work it could be a wonderful place to stay. They do not have parking so we had to use a public lot across the street and had to refill the parking meter every few hours.
The decor, the friendliness of the staff.
Well located. Old fashion of the room with its pro and cons.
Perfect location in the middle of the city - close to railway station Coimbra A. Internet only in the lobby and on 1st floor (wireless)
It was a convenient location from which to explore Coimbra.
We had a corner room with a fantastic view. It was just a few steps away from the train station. The building itself is beautiful and is located right in front of the river.
The original fixtures and fittings from when the hotel was built are still in place and give the building an old-world charm and (slightly faded) glamour.
Elegant breakfast room and wonderful view of the river.
The location, the view of the river, the antic furnitures The old carpet in the room
Location Loud music until 3-4am from two neighboring night clubs! We were on the 5th floor with close windows and still couldn't sleep. Older receptions staff required paperwork. No other hotels asked me for one.
The friendliness of the people
The staff is simply great. By the time we left we felt badly about leaving our new friends! And the breakfasts are excellent. no
The guesthouse is lovely and beautiful, very cosy and comfortable, shared bath for only 2 rooms with extra wc, heating in rooms and air condirioning in bathroom, everything is clean, decorated in a special way, to correspond to the uniquie athmosphere of this old town. The hostess is very kind and helpful, ready to give all the information needed: where to eat, what to see, where to go for fado, and everything in english:) The breakfast is very tasty, there is a variety of options, from traditional (boiled eggs, cereal, bread and butter) to local (cheese, jam, fruits) and vegetarian (soya milk and yoghurt)
the staff gave us good advices about the restaurants (the food was great!!) and about the things to visit! excellent!
A charming old house on a narrow cobblestoned laneway. Very friendly and helpful staff.
The owners are very helpful and knowledgeable about the town. They are very hospitable, you feel like you are in a friends home. The breakfast is all you could ask for. I highly recommend this guesthouse.
great location and very friendly staff, excellent breakfast
charm and character, friendly, helpful owner, good breakfast
The guesthouse is well placed in the old part of the city, and overall it is quiet. The owner is friendly and very helpful, providing lots of information on where to go/what to see. Instructions and map provided in advance of stay on where to park. TV has loads of stations, including many English language ones. The orange juice was indeed fresh. Bread did not seem as fresh as the orange juice. Room comfort is moderate - pillows quite lumpy, towels a bit rough, decor slightly tatty in places, the shower in the bathroom of one of our two rooms was cramped and a strange shape. Not the best value stay in Portugal.
The hotel staff was nice and the smokers rooms have a balcony with nice view. No cushions, very unconfortable double bed(made of two unconfortable single beds put together.)
Helpfulness of staff. Quality of restaurant. Tranquility(at rear of hotel). Proximity to town. No
Extremely comfortable smart hotel. Handy location for town. No
Clean good location, exceelent and friendly staff
Lovelly decoration, and very confortable.
Cleanliness and friendly helpful staff I am coeliac and I had to provide my own food for breakfast as there was no gluten free food available in hotel