VIP Executive Santa Iria Hotel is located 15 mins drive from Lisbon center, the location is great especially if you are driving with your own rental car. The hotel is hidden in an industrial area, look casual and modern and it is an only 8-minute walk from Santa Iria train station.
Persimmon and orange tree were found outside the hotel. Persimmon is pronounced as “caqui” in Portuguese and Spanish and it is also pronounced as “kaki” in Japanese. Can you believe it has the same pronunciation?
A little praying house at the entrance of the hotel, next to the orange tree.
The hotel is big (124 rooms) and is able to host events and meetings. It has a swimming pool and a jacuzzi and surrounded by a beautiful garden. There is also parking and free Wifi connection.
As mentioned, it is located in Santa Iria de Azóia district of Lisbon, an industrial and housing area. Nearby you will find the Vasco da Gama mall (20 mins) and Lisbon airport (15 mins).
A beautiful graffiti wall stands right outside the hotel near the main road.
The hotel provides free parking service.
The front lobby is very spacious and I think it is fit for big groups of guest for the conference or meeting.
Shoes Polisher Machine
Cigarettes Vending Machine
I don’t see so many vending machines in Portugal and Spain but I do find cigarettes vending machine at the hotels’ lobby, restaurants, supermarket or highway rest area.
There is a weighing machine at the front lobby but you need a one dollar Euro to use the machine to weigh your luggage.
VIP Executive Santa Iria Hotel has 124 rooms, quite spacious I find and comfortable. Each room is equipped with air-conditioning, minibar, cable TV, safe deposit box, desk and private bathroom.
Two individual single beds which fit for two adults.
Cable TV and Desk and Bright Lightings
I love how the shower and bathroom are separated by the glass door which makes it very neat to use.
A separate bidet wash bowl is common to have in Portugal and Spain bathroom. The bidet is usually located adjacent to the toilet bowl. I find it very interesting as I have never seen one before. It does not have a lid and it took me quite a while to figure out how to use it. I think I still prefer the Japanese one-touch electronic toilet (which include the function of bidet wash) works better and so smart! It is also easier to use as you do not need to hop from one toilet bowl to another and do not need to wet your hand at all. The Japanese toilet is fully automated, just with one touch at the buttons in the panel.
Every single bed is provided with two clean pillows.
Wardrobe and safe box
The mini fridge has 4 complimentary water.
View from the hotel room.
The breakfast starts at around 7 am and we were lucky there is no conference group so there are plenty of space to sit.
Cheese ham and fruit corner
Fruit Juice Machine
Corn flakes cereal Corner
I was surprised to find some wolfberries/goji berries in the corn flakes corner.
Yogurt and tea packs
I was expecting to have the Portuguese egg tarts or they called it pastéis de nata but too bad not found so I was quite disappointed.
Bake Bean and Sausages
Bacon scrambled eggs and bake bean are the most typical western breakfast that we see in the morning breakfast spread.
Square Table Setting
Round Table Setting
I find it unusual to have the round table in the restaurant, it must be catered to Asia tourists.
VIP Executive Santa Iria Hotel is a decent 3 to 3.5-star hotel located 15 mins away from the city center of Lisbon. If you are driving with your own car, this place is great as it has free parking.