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VIP Executive Saldanha 3.5

Sao Sebastiao, Saldanha and Picoas, Lisbon, Estremadura

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Pros

  • All rooms have mounted flat-screen TVs
  • Inexpensive breakfast buffet
  • The breakfast room and bar are cheery spaces with colorful walls
  • Room service (though it's limited)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Solid value

Cons

  • Few on-site amenities; no spa, fitness center, or full restaurant
  • Twin rooms features two twin beds pushed together
  • Frosted bathroom doors aren't particularly family-friendly

Bottom Line

The 54-room VIP Executive is a mid-range hotel about equidistant from both the airport and the central tourist area of Lisbon. The rooms are average size and feature contemporary, chain-like decor: wood floors, IKEA-like furniture, and gold and red accents. Frosted sliding doors lead to the small bathrooms; families may desire more privacy. While the hotel has few on-site amenities (no spa, fitness center, or full restaurant), it does have cheery public spaces, an inexpensive breakfast buffet, and free Wi-Fi. All in all, it's a solid value.

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Location

Just outside of Sao Sebastiao de Pedreira, a short walk from the park

Map of VIP Executive Saldanha

Just outside of Sao Sebastiao de Pedreira, the VIP Executive Saldanha is a bit removed from the main action of Lisbon, which is centered south of the hotel near the water and Avenida da Liberdade. But it is in a quaint area with tree-lined streets (itself being on one) and several restaurants. An upscale shopping center and a park are within walking distance (although, with the traffic, guests may prefer to drive). But many sights are easily accessible (and not far away) via public transportation.

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.

  • 13-minute drive to Lisbon Portela Airport, or 22 minutes via public transportation
  • 4-minute walk to the Picoas metro station
  • 12-minute walk to Eduardo VII Park
  • 15-minute walk to Avenida da Liberdade, Lisbon's main artery lined by high-end shops
  • 25-minute walk to Santa Justa historic elevator with great views, or 18 minutes via public transportation
  • 7-minute drive to Amoreiras Shopping Center, or 20 minutes via public transportation
  • 8-minute drive to Rossio, a main square, or 12 minutes via public transportation
  • 9-minute drive to Chiado, the main shopping district, or 12 minutes via public transportation
  • 10-minute drive to to Barrio Alto, or 19 minutes via public transportation
  • 10-minute drive to Baxia, the financial district, or 14 minutes via public transportation
  • 10-minute drive to St. George's Castle, or 30 minutes via public transportation
  • 11-minute drive to Casa dos Bicos, or 16 minutes via public transportation
  • 11-minute drive to Alfama, or 22 minutes via public transportation
  • 12-minute drive to the Museum of Ancient Art, or 28 minutes via public transportation
  • 17-minute drive to Belem Tower, or 35 minutes via public transportation
  • 17-minute drive to the Coach Museum, the largest museum of royal vehicles in the world, or 26 minutes via public transportation
  • 17-minute drive to Jeronimos Monastery, or 27 minutes via public transportation

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Address

Rua Fernao Lopes 25, Lisbon, Central Portugal 1000-132, Portugal

Room Types

  • Special Needs Room
  • Standard Double Room
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Superior Twin Room

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