Holmes Place Palácio SottoMayor - Gym in Lisbon, Portugal



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Address

Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo 16, 1050-121 Lisboa, Portugal

Website

https://www.holmesplace.com

Contact

+351 21 099 7863

Rating on Google Maps

4.20 (544 reviews)

Working Hours

  • Sunday: 9am to 6pm
  • Monday: 7am to 11pm
  • Tuesday: 7am to 11pm
  • Wednesday: 7am to 11pm
  • Thursday: 7am to 11pm
  • Friday: 7am to 11pm
  • Saturday: 8am to 7pm

Reviews

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  • 5Odair C. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Good place to train (Original) Bom local para se treinar

  • 5Diego A. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Top gym! (Original) Ginásio top!

  • 5Marina S. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) The best gym of the brand. (Original) O melhor ginásio da marca.

  • 5Will W. 2 years ago
    $30 euro for day pass. Very nice gym

  • 5Pedro A. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Great (Original) Óptimo

  • 5catarina r. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Excellent SPA and good condition (Original) Excelente SPA e boas condições

  • 5Alexandre A. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Excellent gym (Original) Excelente gym

  • 5Marta C. 2 years ago
    Holmes Place Palácio Sotto Mayor is a great health club. The space is amazing, gym has every kind of machines and it is not very crowded. The swimming pool is also excellent and the spa is just terrific! I love it.

  • 5Adam G. 7 months ago
    Great size gym, good amount of weights. Decent spa facilities. Top way to recharge on holidays. €30 for a day pass seems reasonable for what you can use

  • 5Luisa N. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) The best gym in Lisbon! (Original) O melhor ginásio de Lisboa!

  • 5fokrul i. 2 years ago
    Excellent

  • 5Ian F. 8 months ago
    Best gym I’ve tried in Lisbon so far. Amazing workout area, plenty of cardio options, very well equipped and spacious. The pool is pretty good too and the spa is quite relaxing for after a workout.

  • 5Roman V. 2 years ago
    Boutique Hotel Style Gym ! Brand new equipment .. AC .. Sauna .. Bar .. Restaurant .. Lounge area .. THE WORKS !!

  • 5Miguel Angelo A. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Excellent conditions and good environment for training (Original) Excelentes condições e bom ambiente para treinar

  • 5Renata Maida F. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Excellent gym structure. It looks like a club ... opens on weekends. (Original) Excelente estrutura de ginásio. Parece um clube... abre aos finais de semana.

  • 5João F. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Quality activity (Original) Atividade qualidade

  • 5Gonçalo C. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) New Pilates studio with great equipment. With postural assessment and pilates session. I recommend (Original) Clube com novo estúdio Pilates grande equipamento. Com avaliação postural e sessão pilates. Recomendo

  • 5Marissa J. 7 months ago
    Love this gym! I have a membership both here and Amoreiras and this location is much better. It has so many workout machines if you want to use those, a wonderful yoga studio and a large area for you to do your own training if you’d like. The classes are great and the food area plus lounge areas are great. Highly recommend this gym!

  • 5akshay s. 4 months ago
    Don’t have a lot to complain, this club is the best I have ever been. My trainer Bernardo is simply amazing. Your focus on plant based diet is amazing ,However I would like to say you should focus on reducing plastic too and push people to bring their own water bottles. This would reduce a lot of plastic consumption. Thanks.

  • 5Yiğit K. 1 year ago
    I have arrived to Lisbon four days ago. Looking for an ordinary GYM but Holmes get my attention. I was curious about whether it is over priced or not but after than a tour with Ugo, I am totally sold and registered. SPA is well equipped. The pool is cared carefully and so clean. Equipments are modern. They have a great cafe called Alquimia. Prices are so affordable. A ramp steak is 7€, toasts are 2-3€. Cheaper than outside and exclusive for club members. The place is not crowded. I plan to spend my hours at here for not only sports but also for working at the great cafe with comfortable chairs.

  • 5Tl C. 1 year ago
    Wonderful place to eat after a long day of walking and taking in the gorgeous scenes around Lisbon.

  • 5Jen O. 1 year ago
    GREAT gym. The facilities are clean and the options for equipment is impressive. Staff are top notch, and if you're looking for a great trainer, ask for Orlando.

  • 5Rocinta M. 5 months ago
    Super high quality gym. Good equipment. Also received great advice from their in-house nutritionist. When back in Lisbon we will come back. We saw a lot of expats here too, working from the cafeteria. Great combination and space to combine a little work with gym time. A gym that really offers a full round service. They also have plant-based workshops which looked amazing. Their spa facilities are also very nice, jacuzzi, sauna swimming pool etc.

  • 5Steven G. 2 years ago
    Great gym! Has all the amenities

  • 5Clara M. 3 years ago
    Probably the best gym in Europe, very spacious, swimming pool treated with salt, design interiors, 5* spa, open until 11pm... multicultural environment, the staff is sympathetic and helpful

  • 5Ana Carolina De O C. 2 years ago
    Clean, nice and good service

  • 5Manuel N. 1 year ago
    (Translated by Google) Impeccable staff (Original) Staff impecável

  • 5Gustavo F. 1 year ago
    One of the best health clubs in PT.

  • 5manny p. 3 years ago
    This is a former Virgin Active gym which Holmes Place took over. Access only for members. Very spacious underground gym that won't make you feel suffocated. Wide variety of group exercise classes. Approximately 25 meters swimming pool. Big pool spa with turkish bath. A cafeteria that caters for the health conscious eaters and the not so conscious.

  • 5G P. 1 year ago
    Arguably the best gym in town. Service, equipment, staff and facilities are top notch!

  • 5Charlie B. 2 months ago
    Best gym in Lisbon. Gorgeous spa, huge gym, loads of classes, towels provided. And all at an affordable price compared to other gyms.

  • 5s. 3 months ago
    Amazing gym, has everything you need and has mostly doubles some triples of each machine! I recommend going before 5pm if you prefer avoiding a crowded gym. The open coworking space is super nice as well, if you go gym in between meetings/work.

  • 5Paulo G. 2 years ago
    My gym, I love it

  • 5Rui Paulo G. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Good Gym, good professionals, good conditions (Original) Bom Ginásio, bons profissionais, boas condições

  • 5Laurenti A. 1 month ago
    One of the best gyms (not just in Portugal but worldwide. Excellent facilities, extremely clean and the customer support is impeccable. Highly recommended.

  • 5Danilo C. 3 years ago
    Awesome gym to have a great workout and also relax afterwards. The spa area is fully equipped with a jacuzzi, a dry and wet sauna and lots of shower cabinets. The locker room is also very spacious. It's never super busy like other gym clubs, but there's a fair price for all of these perks.

  • 5José Pedro C. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Excellent location, good space and equipment. Above all, I appreciate the quality and professionalism of the staff. (Original) Excelente localização, bom espaço e equipamento. Acima de tudo aprecio a qualidade e profissionalismo do staff.

  • 5Rene W. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Best studio in all of Portugal! Big and with everything you need to do sports! ... with a restaurant (lunch specials), sauna and indoor swimming pool ... I'm really happy here! (Original) Bestes Studio in ganz Portugal! Groß und mit allem was man braucht zum Sporteln! ... mit Restaurant (Mittagsangebote), Sauna und Hallenbad... Bin super gerne hier!

  • 5Craig A. 4 months ago
    This is my gym and I love going here. It is how a top end luxury gym should be. The pool and spa are all salt water with no chlorine, the facilities are great and the staff are excellent.

  • 5Francisco Amável S. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Gym where I train daily (Original) Ginásio onde treino diariamente

  • 5Bruna M. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Great conditions! (Original) Excelentes condições!

  • 4Tobias S. 1 year ago
    great place! only dowside: too expensive for a one day ticktet (30€)

  • 4Victor R. 3 months ago
    That is my local gym, I train there two times a week. Facilities are good, plenty of machines, can get a bit busy during peak hours. The reception staff is friendly, backroom staff (management) is OK. There is a pool, sauna & jacuzzi available. I would rate this place 4/5.

  • 4Carlos P. 3 years ago
    Improved in some things since being taken over by Holmes Place. On the other hand they have become more annoying with using me to recruit my friends to go there. Which is something I don't appreciate at all.

  • 4Marcos T. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Well equipped !!! All first. (Original) Bem equipado!!! Tudo de primeira.

  • 4Castelo D. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Good facilities and competent professionals. (Original) Boas instalações e profissionais competentes.

  • 4Karla P. 9 months ago
    Great space but fairly overpriced. The gym is as big as any other gym I've seen in Lisbon. The sauna and jacuzzi were great. Don't forget to bring your own lock, towels and swimming cap

  • 4José Ramos C. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Large, clean and functional facilities. Very pleasant atmosphere. Friendly, available and efficient staff. (Original) Instalações amplas, limpas e funcionais. Ambiente muito agradável. Pessoal simpático, disponível e eficiente.

  • 4Aldo Robles A. 2 years ago
    A gym that quality overpass others located in Lisbon. But I would not call it premium if we compare to other real premium gyms in other countries (e.x.:. Equinox).

  • 4Pedro M. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) The gym has excellent conditions but at rush hour it is too full ... (Original) O ginásio tem excelentes condições mas à hora de ponta está demasiado cheio...

  • 4Joana P. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Gym has an extremely large area. (Original) Ginásio tem uma área extremamente grande.

  • 3Luka D. 3 years ago
    Nice gym. Not crowded as I like. Should have more equipment but usually it's fine as there are not so many people there. The price is high but it's worth it as you can enjoy a lot of things like Sauna, Spa, Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Physiotherapy...you can also find a bar where you can eat and drink.

  • 3Natalie H. 1 year ago
    Beautiful gym, but service was disappointing for an upscale place like this. I booked a tour with a salesperson (which he confirmed), but when I arrived, i sat for 30 minutes alone waiting for someone to show me the gym. The salesperson missed our appointment entirely 😵. A colleague finally had to take over and show me around. It's a lovely place, but a bad first impression. I was excited and ready to join, but sadly they lost this future customer.

  • 3Carla P. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) I have been a partner for many years at Avenida. For a few months now I have noticed that the hail is switched off much more often and they do not care and even asking for what happened at the reception, it takes horrors to use it again, Turkish bath and showers also with increasingly cold water. More and more members and the service getting worse. Thanks (Original) Sou sócia ha bastantes anos do Avenida. De há uns meses para cá verifico que a sauda se desliga com muito mais frequência e não aligam e mesmo pedindo dando o ocorrido na recepção demoram horrores para de novo de utilizar,obanho turco e os duches também com água cada vez mais fria. Cada vez mais socios e o serviço a piorar. Obrigada

  • 2YANINA V. 2 weeks ago
    I would love to leave a good review to the gym itself, but my attempt to visit and sign out was met with extreme rude receptionist. For the “luxury” the place positioning itself I would expect much more friendly stuff, who if can’t help you would at least communicate with you in a proper way

  • 2tania i. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) I am a member of Holmes Place, the space is excellent, perhaps the best in the country. I was already a virgin customer and because I liked the space so much, I returned. Regarding the most important in a company, it leaves much to be desired. They use aggressive markting to sell their service with some pressure from commercials. After the contract is made, the customer becomes just another monthly fee. To maintain a customer it is important to satisfy them for their continuity. We only have to lose, we are 3 partners (or 3 monthly fees) Holmes place sotto mayor, Primium space with Low Cost service. (Original) Sou sócia do Holmes Place, o espaço é excelente, talvez o melhor do país. Já era cliente do virgin e por ter gostado tanto do espaço, regressei. Relativamente ao mais importante numa empresa, deixa muito a desejar. Usam um markting agressivo para vender o seu serviço com alguma pressão da parte dos comerciais. Depois do contracto feito o cliente passa a ser apenas a ser mais uma mensalidade. Para manter um cliente é importante a satisfação do mesmo para a sua continuidade. Da nossa parte só têm a perder, somos 3 sócios (ou 3 mensalidades) Holmes place sotto mayor, espaço Primium com atendimento Low Cost.

  • 2D. 2 months ago
    You pay about €75 a month at this gym to make use of the facilities which is okay and also includes the restaurant. Yet when you decide to use the restaurant to work and take regularly consumptions the employees of the restaurant seem to enjoy to ask you to leave the restaurant because they have so called clients which need to eat… it’s unreasonable to ask someone to leave who pays just like every other members for these facilities to leave. Whilst looking around there were sufficient empty seats. So I suggested to move to one of the other empty seats but without good reason he said: “no, that’s not possible either” Fun fact they seem to ask this only to foreigners as I’ve been asked multiple times to leave whilst other people there working can remain seated. Very sad service to treat people different based on where they come from but that seems kinda the standard in this country.

  • 1Joyce I. 2 weeks ago
    This is absolutely the worst gym I have ever been to. After discussing my contract and explaining that I will go for a monthly membership because I knew that I would move in the next couple of months I signed everything. I only had to pay but sadly my card got declined. When I came back another day to make my payment Ruben one of the managers was helping me he told me that I was lucky because they had a new action so I did not have to pay the first month. Great I thought what a service. Ruben has never notified me that this was for another membership 12months! Instead of telling me this he has fraud my signed contract he has written over my signed documents. I am so shocked that a big expensive place like this has done this to me. They are not replying to my messages anymore. Don’t ever sign a contact here they will fraud you to!!

  • 1Erick V. 1 year ago
    Great facilities, terrible atmosphere and quite rude staff. Every day someone will come talk to you to make sure you remember to put your mask on even on the 5m distance between the lockers and the equipment… Loud announcements about mask wearing. Frontdesk staff has lost all friendliness and have become pure covid nazi’s. Forgot to drop your towel off in the locker room? You get sent back like a schoolboy by the front desk staff. Pay 150 euro for a one month package, and get the 1 euro a day hostel treatment. Lovely. Enjoy working out around a bunch of fake police officers.

  • 1Mezar C. 2 months ago
    An average quality gym, charging much more than they should (150-250 per month), using unethical & scammy business practices (especially to foreigners), and many thefts. On my first day, my belongings were stolen. I told a personal trainer, and he went to the front desk to try and find it, but could not. However, he did tell me that another person just had their belongings stolen as well. This should have been my warning sign to stay away. When signing the contract, they will claim that you must pay all 3 months (their supposed minimum term) upfront while other members are paying monthly. They will charge you 15/mo for towels, even though they give towels to everyone. They will charge you extra for a locker, even though the paid lockers are smaller then the regular free lockers (and further away). There are all sorts of unethical clauses in the contract to make everything more difficult for the member, and they never tell you about them. They rush you through the 20 or so pages in the hopes you will not read it. Good luck cancelling your subscription later. And to top of off, when trying to get help, the staff will try as hard as they can to NOT help you, and give you rude behavior. They act as if you are not welcomed (except when you are signing the contract). I've had gym memberships in several countries, and I can confidently say this is the worst and most unethical business I've seen. It's crazy they claim to be "luxury". But the definition of a luxury service is to make things easier for the member, not the reverse. I don't think the managers of this place understand what a luxury service should be.

  • 1Jasmin K. 2 years ago
    From my initial 5 starts at this gym, I have moved to one star. Slowly with time they lost their excellence and became like any low cost gym. Upper staff of this gym is utterly rude and they started abusing the direct-debit that even my bank flagged. They are losing lot of clients and posing higher prices for current members just to break even. Services like SPA, sauna and Turkish bath are in terrible conditions, not being renovated for years. Definitely not a good gym anymore and for sure not a gym worth 82€.

  • 1Cecilia R. 3 years ago
    Worst service ever!!! Was just interested in going to the pool. Called 3 times, no one knew the monthly fee to inform me. Went there in person, still the lady working there didn’t know the price. Finally I got a commercial representative to take my call (calling me back??... no forget it) and she explained that because they are premium and a very selective institution they wouldn’t say a price over the phone (ok, but they didn’t say it when I was in person either). Don’t wait your energy or money here

  • 1Tiago P. 2 years ago
    Not fully transparent, fair or reasonable canceling policy. They say you can cancel with 30 days notice but in fact if you don’t do it until the end of the month they will make you pay 2 months. E.g. If you cancel on the 1st December you have to pay December and January!!!

  • 1Wojciech R. 2 years ago
    Unfortunately I can't recommend that place. I was asked to not use the liquid magnesium when clean and snatch, becouse "it dirties surfaces". If you look for a fashion catwalk, that "gym" will be for you.

  • 1Vladimir V. 6 months ago
    There is never any shower gel at men cabins! Like during my last 10 visits I could not find any and dispenser was always empty. I guess for this monthly price range it’s a kind of basic higiene thing for the gym. Thank you! Reply to your comment bellow No I can’t ask directly! Do your job by yourself please instead of copy past the same official replies here 🤦‍♂️ For this you don’t need to have my profile. Thank you!

  • 1João Pedro B. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Gigantic disappointment! Space sells itself as a place of luxury and excellence, but it is nothing more than mediocre. The facilities are OK, but below the expected for a gym with an 80 € monthly fee. The worst problem, however, is the monitoring of students. Training plans prepared without detailing or paying attention to the stated objectives. Few coaches available in the weight room. And nothing helpful to answer questions. They do not say it explicitly, but imply "if you want help, hire a PT". (Original) Gigantesca decepção! Espaço se vende como lugar de luxo e excelência, mas não passa do medíocre. As instalações são OK, mas abaixo do esperado para um ginásio com 80€ de mensalidade. O pior problema, porém, é o acompanhamento dos alunos. Planos de treino elaborados sem detalhamento ou atenção aos objetivo informados. Poucos treinadores disponíveis na sala de musculação. E nada prestativos para esclarecer dúvidas. Não dizem explicitamente, mas insinuam "se queres ajuda, contrate um PT".

  • 1Ricardo B. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Zero attention to members and assistance in the training room. Everything to force you to hire a PT. Absurd for a gym with these prices. (Original) Zero atenção aos sócios e auxílio na sala de treinos. Tudo para te obrigar a contratar um PT. Um absurdo para um ginásio com esses preços.

  • 1t. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) I don't like that they don't have official and regulated rates and that it looks like an Arab bazaar, where prices have to be negotiated. They put a lot of pressure on you to sign the contract, but then they forget about you. I still haven't received any response to a complaint for a tariff hike two months after the start. Three months later, I still don't have the physical pre-assessment in the personal tester test. (Original) Não gosto que eles não tenham taxas oficiais e regulamentadas e que pareça um bazar árabe, onde é preciso negociar preços. Eles pressionam muito você a assinar o contrato, mas depois esquecem de você. Ainda não recibi resposta nenhuma de reclamação por uma subida de tarifas dois meses apos do inicio. Três meses deposis, ainda não tenho a pre-evaluaçao física nen a proba de trenaidor pessoal.

  • 1April H. 1 year ago
    For 99€ per month I expect more. The only good things about this place are the locker rooms (clean and spacious) and the spa/pool area. Everything else is pretentious and you can find much better gyms around Lisbon. The use of space in the gym is terrible. For the weights section there isn't enough floorspace. For example if you have more then 3 people in one area it's uncomfortable and just two benches. Not to mention a limited number of weights. In the stretching areas, again not enough floorspace. Plus there are no mirror's around for you to check your posture etc. The machines are old. For an extra 40€ per month you can chat with a nutritionist 2 times per month. I strongly advise against this. You're given a copied and pasted spreadsheet by someone who really doesn't care about your individual needs. And when you say something doesn't work for you you're met with arguments and nothing more. Such an unprofessional service. Plus many times the nutritionist didn't have time for me. Despite us previously agreeing on dates and me paying for the service. I wholeheartedly regret giving Holmes Place a single dime because it's not worth the money. Edit: I remembered some other important things. The classes are not flexible. For example Yoga is at 12 everyday. For 99€ per month there should be flexibility, one class per day is not flexible.



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