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“Nice beach hotel”
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Hotel Mare
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Nazare
Graz, Österreich
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“Nice beach hotel”
Reviewed 30 August 2010

We stayed in this hotel just for one night but if we come back to Nazaré ones we would stay there again. Very nice modern hotel with recently renovated rooms. Unfortunately with carpeted floor what isn't very practical for a beach hotel! It was raining the day we stayed in the hotel, therefore we couldn't benefit of our balcony with seaview! The staff was very friendly.
There is a few parking space in front of the hotel just for loading and unloading. Fortunately there we were the last guests arriving that day so we could leave our car there. Otherwise the free parking place is short walk away from the Hotel up the hill.
There is a PC in the lobby but you have to pay to use the Internet, WLAN is not available.
Breakfast was good with fresh fruits, ham and cheese, sweet cakes and cereals, the coffee unfortunately not so good. But even better is the seaview from the breakfast room on the top floor.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 May 2010

We enjoyed our stay in Hotel Mare, the staff were very friendly and the rooms were spacious and clean with a decent small balcony. As others have pointed out the downsides were that the parking is very far away (you can pull up outside to drop bags off though) and the internet was still not working. We only stayed one night so didn't spend too much time in the hotel as Nazare is a lovely little town with a fantastic beach, Breakfast was OK and the views from the breakfast room were amazing.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Ontario
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Reviewed 30 April 2010

The reviews I have read here have been accurate.

Staff: Excellent, friendly and helpful

Rooms: Our room was clean, the beds were very firm and the room itself was quite small, but had a lovely small balcony where it was a pleasure to have a glass of wine (bring your cork screw) and people watch.

Note: Indeed, as stated in other reviews the walls are paper thin and we listened to our neighbours small child (two years old perhaps) cry and scream towards midnight. We never called and complained...we could tell the parents were trying to comfort the child...we just woke up a few times to the noise. That's life.

Parking: The parking area for this hotel is four blocks away up a steep hill...I'm not exaggerating. I do not have any health issues and I am 43 years old - by the time we got to the car I was a bit winded.

Price: Cheap and Cheerful - we paid 50 Euro's a night.

Breakfast: The room at the top of the hotel offered excellent views. Unfortunately, that is where the excellence stops. Faux croissants,bread for toasting, processed ham and cheese, two kinds of cereal, canned fruit and a coffee machine...that's breakfast. We stayed in a 3* in Fatima that had a much better breakfast but the room wasn't as nice...you win some you lose some.

You'll have noticed that other reviewers have stated that the internet wifi was "down"...I believe the last review to state that was in 2009. Well, now it's April 2010 and the wifi still hasn't been fixed at the Hotel Mare. As I needed to be in contact with my family I spent about 30 dollars using a pay wifi site to get connected. Ah well, remember in the old days when all you did was send a post card? I'm thinking that was a great way to live!

We used this hotel as a home base and visited Alcobaca and other places quite easily with our rental (we paid extra for the GPS - was terrific to take the back roads).

THINGS TO DO
*Take the funicular (incline train) up to Sitio for the views
*Watch the sunset on the beach
*Drink wine on your balcony and people watch
*Walk along the main drag (along side the beach) and buy souvenirs
*EAT in the many restaurants!

Warning:
There is a pastalaria across the street that sold me a couple of old chicken pastries...unfortunately I was hungry and ate them knowing that they had been out there for a couple of days...my own fault I wasn't well afterwards, however I never went back as I felt they should have told me they were old...or rather, shouldn't have been sold in the first place.

When we go back to Portugal I will stay at this hotel again...sure the beds are hard and the rooms are tiny and the walls are paper thing...but that's just all part of the adventure of a different country!

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Limerick, Ireland
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Reviewed 16 October 2009

When we arrived we were given a single room but as we had booked a double this was quickly rectified. The first room was at the front of the hotel facing the street. The second room was at the back of the hotel and had a small balcony with a table and two chairs and overlooked some trees and a quiet street.Staff were very pleasant and helpful. In all we stayed four nights. Rooms are small but adequate. Bathroom was very small. Hotel was quiet except for the last night when a tour group were preparing to depart at 6.30 am and you could hear every sound they made. The car park is quite a distance from the hotel up a very steep hill. I found the walk to the car park difficult as I suffer from asthma. There is Wi Fi but internet access was broken while we were there. Breakfast is taken on the 5th floor and is just adequate but the views from the room are brilliant.Overall despite some minor gripes the hotel is very nice, good location and lots of restaurants near.Parking in the general area is difficult as it is hard to find a space but there is set down in front of the hotel, just move the plastic chains.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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London, UK
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Reviewed 5 October 2009

WE stayed at this hotel twice in one week, on our way to and from Porto. We stumbled upon it and were pleasantly surprised. the hotel was clean and comfortable, though the lack of double rooms on our second night annoyed us a bit (but we did not book in advance so i guess we cannot complain too much).

Breakfast room on the top with REALLY IMPRESSIVE views over the beach and ocean is amazing and worth coming for.

The only downside i have to point out is poor TV reception and inconsistent Wi-Fi: we had access in one room but not the other.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Mare
Address: Rua Mouzinho de Albuquerque 10 | Apartado 11, Nazare 2450-255, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Leiria District > Nazare
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Nazare
Price range (per night): $89 - $181
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Mare 3*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated less than 100 metres from the beach, Hotel Mare offers 46 rooms with balconies and free Wi-Fi. The breakfast room has panoramic views of the town and Atlantic Ocean.All the modern 46 rooms at Mare Hotel have cable TV and balconies. Each is equipped with air conditioning and has a private bathroom with a hairdryer.Guests can enjoy a range of water sports on the beach, including snorkelling, windsurfing and fishing. Free public parking is available nearby. ... more   less 
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