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Hotel and rent a car in Lisbon at the end of September

Will be at Lisbon at the end of September. Due to my medical problem I can't walk for long distances. Please advise an Lisbon safe area to choose the hotel to be closed to maximum of attractions or may be just good 4 stars hotel with elevator there. I am interesting as well to rent the car there for travelling in other parts of Portugal...What rent a car company would you recommend?



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answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Hengelo

My suggestion for you is to look into what hop-on-hop-off tours are available and to book a hotel with private parking either at a stop of that tour or at a stop of for you convenient public transportation.

A quick scan learne me that such hotels are about 3 km or more from the city center where the attractions are.

Furthermore Lisbon is a city build on 7 hills and the attractions are spread over the hills too.

Unless you want to limit your visit to the lower city, I would look for that hop-on-hop-off tour.

Also I do not recommend driving down town, where you hardly will find a parking spot near the places you want to visit.

Rental car companies. There are many, but I would say: stick to the major brands like AVIS.
Some cheaper ones really have a bad name, due to hidden costs (at return of the car).

Be aware that Portugal has some toll roads and check with the rental company how to deal with that (you don't want to pay huge fines a month after your visit!).

PJ




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Caldonazzo

I'd look for a room near praca da Figueria/Rossio. I am sure it will be a quiter area than Marques de Pombal square. I booked a room near that square last week and there were police or ambulance sirence almost every hours.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Park City

The hotel I stayed in required stairs upon entry. Actually the desk was on the 2nd floor and then there was an elevator up to the rooms. You might want to check which level the desk is on before you book.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Rio de Janeiro

It's complicated, but come on.
I believe you will arrive by plane to Lisbon.
My suggestion: Choose a central hotel. For Central, I mean, a hotel that is close to one of the metro stations and has also near a parking lot for cars.
I always stay at the Hotel A.S.Lisboa. (Has an elevator)
Go underground. There are nine stations from airport to hotel. The stations have stairs and lifts for wheelchair users. (Will get off at "Alameda" station)
You will be 30 meters from the hotel door! Nearest impossible.
metro.transporteslisboa.pt/e...
It is a modern metro line. Thus, the subway will be everywhere in a quick and quiet way.
Use the bus system hop-on / hope-off tour for a panoramic view of the city, initially, and then choose what you want to see detail.
Believe me, there's a lot to see in Lisbon.
(As I have family in the north of Portugal, I go the car to Lisbon, which is stopped in the parking lot near the hotel all the time, do it because the various purchases. By train, I have no hands to carry all . !!)

Once landing go to a car rental agency of. Choose: AVIS, or EUROPCAR. (Or make advance booking with your travel agent or even the internet) and do a reservation .

Use the bus system hop-on / hope-off tour for a panoramic view of the city, initially, and then choose what you want to see detail.
Believe me, there's a lot to see in Lisbon.
(As I have family in the north of Portugal, will the car of Lisbon, which is stopped in the parking lot near the hotel all the time, do it because the various purchases. By train, I have no hands to carry all .. !!)

On the exit, go with your bags to the airport and there then take the car and go meet Portugal.

Catholic or not, go to FATIMA. Have lunch or dine in the restaurant of the House of the Dominican Sisters. Good, cheap with wine, and quiet environment. Make a reservation to sleep there.

I hope I've helped.





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