Where could we park our two Renault Trafic (9-seater vans). I hear the garage is tight!
I do not recommend you park anything other than a small car in the IBIS underground parking garage. Going in isn't too bad, but a real nightmare trying to get out as it is very tight, uphill and curves. We parked in here with a Citroen Cactus and it was not easy.
I don't have answer, but I too, also have a big van that I need to park there in 2 weeks. By using a google map search of the area at street level, I found what appears to be a pay parking lot approximately one long block away across the street at the south end of the park next to the river. What I could not read off the Tariff sign next to the toll gate ticket machine is whether over night parking is authorized in that big lot. I have not been able to find a good email address for the Hotel Coimbra Ibis. So, if anyone has an answer to either of these two questions, it would be greatly appreciated, Thanks Mike Sullivan
I took the train to Coimbra and did not have a car. I am unsure of the parking situation. I would e-mail the hotel for a quick reply.
While I'm sure you have Googled it. . .The Ibis in central Coimbra is very central and so parking is a bit tight across the piece. The hotel faces the river and has a dual carriageway in front of the door with a central reservation. This means that you have to approach from the south and therefore leave facing north. The underground car park probably would not take your Trafics either in width or height. I would email the hotel direct - they may be able to give you specific measurements - but beware, the track also moves sharply to the right as you descend under Reception so wheelbase is also a factor. There is some spurious street parking outside and (on the south side) a couple of side roads which could be used. We were there in winter..probably busier in summer! Because of its centrality, the hotel is adjacent to both the pedestrianized city centre and the 'big hill' up to the University.
Other than that there is an odd road beyond the underpass, running parallel to the main road and next to the river some 200m south. It seems to be designed to accommodate the vehicles from blocks of apartments. We visited in December so conditions may/ will change at other times of year. They didn't seem to think about car parking when they put together the medieval town.
I have stayed at the Ibis Coimbra a number of times and I do not think that it would be possible to access the underground garage with these vehicles - it is too tight! However Street parking in front of the hotel and nearby streets is usually possible.
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