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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This was my third time in Coimbra. I was glad that I'd chosen the Astoria to stay. The location of the hotel is central, next to the river and a couple minutes' walk to the train station. But most special is the charm exuded. The outside look is not deceiving, once you step inside you're transformed back in time. The...

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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Nice hotel with perfect location. Frozen in time, which creates an atmosphere to the traveller, however at the price of little convenience in the rooms. The view (4th floor room overlooking the University hill) is fantastic. Breakfast was good, but no vegetables present. The service is also good and friendly. The best location in the city.

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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I spent 3 days and enjoyed very much the professionalism and kindness of the staff. The rooms are clean, the breakfast room is large and comfortable and there is a large room for discussions, etc. As many others, I fed up staying at modern hotels having no character and often small rooms. At the Astoria, I was pleased to stay...

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Reviewed 31 August 2016

So beautiful, you could live there forever. Amazingly charming, with fully functional facilities and the fittings of a bygone era - for e.g., a library in the hotel, with a piano.. Room was comfortable, had a real balcony with windows that open (wow), fabulous views of the river, and the bridges. Fabulous buffet breakfast The service was truly great. Ricardo...

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Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 26 August 2016

This was once the best hotel in Coimbra, nowadays it is in need of renovations. Still, it keeps a lot of the old charm, having old-style furniture with inlays and the breakfast room with crafted wood paneling. Some rooms have views of the Mondego river.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We had read mild complaints from other travellers about the rundown conditions here but this hotel was perfect for anyone looking for a kind of unique "old fashioned" European hotel experience. Our room was quite large with a beautiful view of the river. The decor was beautiful: old dark wood and tiles. The bathroom is really big and clean. The...

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4Thank tamilu626
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 19 June 2016

I wanted to love this hotel. It is a wonderful building - old, grand, dignified - and only steps from the train station, so very convenient. Near lots of restaurants and sights. Right on the river, and we had a balcony overlooking it so the view was lovely. Those are all terrific things. However, our room had two single beds...

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1Thank keepmovingmom
Cape Town
Reviewed 16 June 2016

The best part of this hotel is it's location, which runs parallel to the river and offers quick walks to all the highlights of Coimbra. Part Art Deco, Part unkempt, this historical hotel would have otherwise been magnificent, had her threadbare carpets and bent rickety beds been attended to. Furthermore, and unfortunately, tired staff offer halfhearted attempts to recommend restaurants...

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Sugar Land, Texas
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Pros: Great location, breakfast, and free parking across the street, inexpensive. Cons: no English TV (even tho ch 5 said BBC, no picture or sound), small, stiff beds. Mixed: I liked the style of the hotel, wife wanted something more modern. Charming elevator, bath ok. I'd stay here again, but she wouldn't.

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Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

This hotel is one of the most expensive hotels in Coimbra. The hotel is about 100 years old. From outside it looks like a beautiful historic building that for sure catches your eyes. But you're off to a big surprise once you step in... Old carpet, scratched up walls and doors, old wall paper and paint... petty much just about...

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  • Breakfast included
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Traditional Hotel overlooking Mondego River in historic university town. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Astoria

Address: Avenida Emidio Navarro 21, Coimbra 3000-150, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Coimbra District > Coimbra
Price Range: €47 - €74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Astoria 3*
Number of rooms: 62
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“try and get a room overlooking the river”
 of 5 bubbles paultI573OR, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the front have a very nice river view however with traffic noise, rooms at the back are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles BaerH, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are in town centre so there will be town noise.”
 of 5 bubbles JaneM244, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Choose rooms in tha back of the hotel if you are disturbed with street noise.”
 of 5 bubbles 270PedroF, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Having a view of the river was fantastic.”
 of 5 bubbles tamilu626, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
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