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The Imperial Guesthouse

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whatever Tripadvisor may tell you about this place, DON'T BELIEVE IT. It is filthy. Although the location is ideal and the picture on tripadvisor looks inviting, it is on the fifth floor or an unkempt building. The proprietors speak no English and seem to be totally indifferent to the 'guests.'

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights, location is perfect right in the heart Lisbon. Loads of places to eat and drink local food. Metro stations around each corner. The bed is comfortable and the rooms clean. There's a huge flight of stairs to reach the accommodation and no lift. It's also an old building. There's also free WiFi --//--//--//--//--//-- É uma...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I have booked one night in the Guest house, the price seemed pretty ok when I checked the pictures, but when we arrived had to find out the rooms were not really like on the pictures, also nobody mantioned the 5 floor of walking up since the guest house is on the top floor of the building! After a party...

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Llanrwst, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

My friend and I stayed here from 23rd-25th of November and for the price we paid (€70) for two nights for both of us it was amazing, the view from the bathroom was straight towards the castle and it was amazing at night :)! The only drawback was the 4 flights of stairs to get to the guesthouse but we...

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2016

My booking was through Booking .com plus a photo and comment in 50 Secret Places in Lisbon that it was the Best Budget Guest House. Nothing warned me that his accommodation was on the top floor of a five storey building. No lift, eight flights of stairs, with ten steps up each flight and more importantly no fire escape. No...

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Can't beat the location, but interesting layout. Definitely a guesthouse/hostel not a real hotel. The staff was very nice but don't expect your own bathroom. There is a shower but no bathroom in the actual room. There are three shared toilets in the hall and a shared kitchen. It's also 4 flights up old stairs so be careful if you...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Worst place I've ever stay No air con Unhelpful staff Wifi doesn't reach the attic I.e. The top floor Shared bathroom with paint pealing off the wall and dodgy shower Only one plug in the room (used for noisy fan) 8 flights of stairs with no elevator Cannot emphasis enough how poor this accommodation is. The photos are not representative...

1Thank una g
Reviewed 7 July 2016

What I liked: Nice and clean kitchen for the guests. Friendly staff. Great view from the toilet window! :) What I didn't like: 4th floor, and no elevator. This info is not provided, so bear this in mind.

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Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Basic but comfortable for one person. The staff/reception do not speak English & were not helpful in recommending places to see/go which was disappointing as I had not been to Lisbon before. I needed information and help to print a bus ticket which they did not help me with. The hotel is on the 7th floor with no elevator. Highlight...

1Thank Lawwrahh
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

While the location near the downtown 'Rossi' train station couldn't be better, everything else is very much lacking. It's on the 4th floor and there's no elevator so be prepared for a steep climb up. They only take reservations through booking.com and there's no English spoken. In operation since 1895, the Hotel Imperial is clean but worn and dated. As...

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A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site, Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply "Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the imponent Praça do Comércio and its Arch, the luxury shops along the Avenida da Liberdade, this is the beating heart of the city center. The Baixa also grants easy access to trains leading to Sintra, the trams that go around the Castle hill, old neighborhoods or even take you to Belém, and Lisbon's traditional restaurants and cafes. Considering a visit to the Fashion and Design Museum (free entrance) and don't forget to try the famous liquor, "ginjinha"!
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in the heart of Lisbon, The Imperial Guesthouse offers comfortable and affordable accomodation for travellers wishing to explore Lisbon and the surrounding area. We are located in the beautiful Praca dos Restauradores and our building overlooks the square. Most of our rooms are equipped with a private shower and wasbasin. Bathrooms are shared. Free WIFI access is available throughout the building. Getting to and from the Imperial couldn't be easier. The metro stops outside the building, as do most of the major bus routes in Lisbon. Rossio train station is less than a 1-minute walk away and offers. 30-minute connection to Sintra.Sao Jorge castle, offering paranomic views over Lisbon, is a 15-minute walk way from the Imperial, as well as the lively night time district of Bairro Alto. All of our staff speak English and are more than happy to advise you on what to see and do in Lisbon. The Imperial offers double, twin and triple rooms. We try to be as flexible as possible, so if you have any special requests please get in touch and we will try to accomodate them. ... more   less 

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Address: Praca dos Restauradores 78 | Baixa, Lisbon 1250-188, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon > Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
Price Range: €48 - €65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Imperial Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Avoid at all costs!”
thomhuebner, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Don't stay here”
unag_13, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There are rooms facing the main square! Great”
Hansup, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
“It's in 4th floor with no elevator, come @14 check in time to get help with the luggage. No A/C, but door and window gave enough breeze.”
Osh15, 27 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Room 411 is at the front of the building, overlooking the Praca. It does have a shower and sink, and it was nicely comfortable. However the door is right behind the entry door causing a few clashes to enter and exit as the entry door is often left ajar during the day. It's also where guests are greeted and made for a very disruptive sleep on a busy check in night. Staff are vey helpful and I could hear all the great tips being shared in the hallway whether I was interested or not. If you want a front room, try 410, 412 or 407. I'm also not sure what the smoking policy is but our room had a lingering smoke smell, which we insisted was fine, and It was. But the in the middle of the night, I smelled fresh cigarette smoke which may have been from the balcony of the room adjacent. Power outlets (and therefor the WiFi) would go off occasionally.”
EmilyL398, 9 Jan 2015 | Read review
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