Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Astória

Av. Emídio Navarro 21, Coimbra, Coimbra, 3000-150, Portugal

The elegantly domed Astória faces the Rio Mondego and has been a striking art nouveau landmark since it first opened its doors in 1917. If you like your hotels with old-world charm and comforts, then this veteran fills the bill. Some of the rooms are a bit dated, but plush furnishings and spacious bathrooms more than compensate. Choose between a river view, or the rooftops of the old town. Two tower suites have the best views of all and are appropriately sumptuous.

PROS

  • an iconic building
  • highly professional service
  • excellent service
  • babysitting service
  • the definition of a grande dame
  • handsome facade
  • Portuguese glazed tiles in the bathroom

CONS

  • the hotel's excellent restaurant has closed
  • no wi-fi in rooms
  • no restaurant
  • restaurant serves breakfast only
  • no Wi-Fi connections in rooms
  • not all views are are equal

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Sophisticated
Central
Classic
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 239-853020 | -239 853 020

HOTEL DETAILS

62 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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