When arriving at the hotel, we were greeted with a smile and the girl at the reception took genuine care in getting us properly checked-in and made sure we knew how to access the WIFI in the room/hotel.
The rooms have an acceptable size, but they're not really that cozy. In fact, they seem rather worn out - broken/dented furniture and frayed towels. There's no iron or ironing board in the room and I'm pretty sure that they're no such service at the hotel. The bed were initially "decorated" with throw pillows which wouldn't do much good when sleeping. However, fortunately there was real pillows in the closet. That didn't change the fact, however, that the bed was quite hard. In other words, the sleeping comfort was limited. The room has an old TV - nothing near a flat screen - where you can watch a couple of Portuguese channels as well as RTL, Raiuno and France24.
In terms of food, there's a restaurant at the hotel. However, it only offers breakfast. The actual breakfast buffet is acceptable, but there's nothing fancy about it.
The hotel also has a so-called snack bar, but the food it offers it based on frozen products - like pizza and lasagna. You're better of going to one of the smaller restaurants nearby, but there're not a lot to chose from - and the one we found didn't have a menu card or English speaking staff.
Although the room has a minibar with an acceptable selection, there's no heather allowing you to make a cup of coffee or tea.
Adjacent to the hotel, there's a public gym. It's surely smaller than your average gym "at home" and therefore appears quite crowded. The equipment is a bit worn down, but all in all you can surely get a proper workout done. The opening-hours are quite poor, though. It's closed on Sundays and holidays, only open from 10am to 1pm on Saturdays and from 10:30am to 1:30pm and again from 4pm to 9pm on weekdays.
Would I check-in at this hotel again? Probably not... I'd try and search a more up-to-date hotel - even if it means that I need to go outside Alcanena.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In Alcanena we have to offer a modern hotel unit with 36 bedrooms, including 2 suites. All of them are equipped with complete bathroom, air conditioning, direct telephone, mini bar and satellite TV. For the sake of our clients' well-being, we also have the following services: restaurant with regional and international cookery, bar, gymnasium, sauna, free access to the public swimming pool and parking. Thinking over the needs for the entrepreneurial interests, we have 7 modern and inviting meeting rooms. ... more less
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