Old Oct 15, 16, 12:26 am
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Unterwegs
 
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IC Estoril

IC Estoril (Portugal)

Were you (or for multi-stayers are you generally) happy with the hotel/stay?
Very, great hotel

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
booked cheapest, got relatively big room on 3rd floor (same as lobby) with club

How are the rooms?
Very nice. Spacious, big balcony with full ocean view, large bedroom (some other hotels would call this a junior suite), huge bathroom with separate tub (large size) and shower. Very modern, nice design, new (the hotel is only around one year old)

How is the exec. lounge?
relatively small, also with a balcony located next to the breakfast area on lobby floor. Unattended, but you can always ask somebody outside to get coffee etc.
Breakfast is the same as the main restaurant (they leave the door open and you can grab the food outside). Unfortunately no real high tea (just some cookies and nuts. Happy hour has some limited (but tasty) food offerings but good selection of drinks.

Did you receive a welcome gift?
Bottle of red, some sweets, small fruit basked, refilled daily.

How was the minibar?
Limited. Just some soft drinks and beer. Content (only 1st filling) it is free for everybody. Refill is charged normally and free for RA. For RA they also bring a few small bottles of alcohol and you can order more.

What was good and what was bad?

Good
- Great personal service. They don't constantly ask for your room number, they remember your name
- Nice big rooms with good view
- very good breakfast

Bad
Not much really, only a few smaller details:
- no free power outlet next to the desk (the one they have is used by the nespresso machine)
- train track between hotel and ocean (not very noisy since the train goes slow)
- could improve offerings for happy hour and high tea


Value for $ or Priority Club Points?
The room rate is higher than other ICs, but well worth the money.

Would you return?
Absolutely (when you are there you think they should rebrand the IC Lisbon to a CP)

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