Old Jul 10, 17, 1:20 am
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Unterwegs
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
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IC Estoril (Portugal)

IC Estoril

What is your IHG Status?
Spire RA

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

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Booked cheapest, got room on top floor (of the hotel, there are more fllors above) with Club Experience

How are the rooms?
Nice, modern, spacious with good size balcony (some other hotels would sell such a room as junior suite)

How is the exec. lounge?
The don't have a lounge any more. Now they offer a Club Experience, which consists of breakfast in the main restaurant (which is pretty good), coffee and soft drinks during the day. You can order a plate with a few snacks in the afternoon and for happy hour, where they also serve alcohol.
Overall the experience is a bit disappointing.

Did you receive a welcome gift?
Bottle of red, water and some sweets

How was the minibar?
Normally very limited, but you can request specific items and they refill for free (sometimes you reed to remind them more than once)

What was good and what was bad?

-Good
- Staff. Friendly, efficient and helpful
- View, pool, location (15 min walk to Cascais), train station for Lisbon between the hotel and the ocean
- Restaurant with outside seating
- not too far from LIS airport (we used suntransfers.com, inexpensive and great service)

-Bad
- Club experience

Value for $ or Priority Club Points?
Not inexpensive but still good, would be even better with a real club lounge

Would you return?[/QUOTE]
Yes, this was already our second visit
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