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Close to the airport, but not much else
The NH Campo Grande is located in a convenient spot for business travelers, a 10-minute drive from the airport. But for leisure travelers, or those hoping to spend a significant amount of time in the city center, the hotel feels a bit isolated; almost all attractions require a taxi or a ride on the metro.
Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is a beautiful, colorful city overlooking the Atlantic. Like Rome and San Francisco, Lisbon is a city built on seven hills; but it has an Athens-like vibe with white-washed, red-roofed buildings, a fishing community, and laid-back people. Though many buildings were destroyed in the Great Earthquake of 1755, Lisbon still has a rich history (including historic buildings and cobblestone streets).
Originally referred to as the "eighth wonder of the world," Lisbon was a major importer of exotic goods from Europe and Asia. But nowadays, Lisbon can be overlooked due to the popularity of the quaint, seaside beach towns nearby. But those who love the city can tell visitors the many things they miss when skipping over Lisbon; it is a city of iconic historic buildings (such as St. George's Castle), extensive museums, and fabulous shopping -- particularly for gold, silver, and antiques.
The NH Campo is a mid-range hotel located conveniently close to the airport -- but not much else. Guests enter the hotel through the bright lobby, which, though simple, is an attractive space with red furniture and sepia-toned artwork. The lobby bar has a similar, contemporary vibe, but the room decor is less impressive. Though rooms are large -- and most feature sizable flat-screen TVs -- the decor scheme of whites and light woods is bland. Bathrooms are similarly basic. Families and groups on a budget will appreciate the wallet-friendly family rooms, and a small fitness center and a restaurant and bar are additional perks. But a fee for Wi-Fi and the hotel's distance from the city center can detract from its value for those in Lisbon on leisure.