This hotel has almost uniformly good qualities with just a few downsides. Their strong suit is the amazing staff. Most of the staff is on the young side which usually means trouble, but not here. They are both professional and friendly, without being inappropriately familiar. They remember you and greet you by name throughout your stay. They were knowledgable about restaurants, sightseeing and transportation. Be sure to try the restaurant and the rooftop bar. The rooftop bar gets filled to capacity quite easily so go up early. We went twice and never got a seat, but did take a quick look at the view.
The location of the hotel is a good news/bad news story. The good news is that it is near the water, and lots of shops and restaurants. You can walk to many things. The bad news is that the plaza just outside seems to be a favorite late night spot for people who like to bang on drums and to engage in animated discourse (yelling). Nothing a set of earplugs wouldn't cure. So if you are sensitive to noise, call the hotel and see if there are any demonstrations, football games etc that are likely to draw a noisy crowd during your stay. It may be a constant issue, but I cannot be sure since I was only there 3 days. Rooms could be freshened up a bit, but no real issue with that. Mentioned only for the sake of accuracy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This place is temporarily closed. Located in the fashionable Bairro Alto district, the traditional heartland of intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries, Bairro Alto Hotel is Lisbon's first contemporary boutique hotel.Capturing the indomitable spirit of exploration that pervades Lisbon, a city long associated with explorers, traders and settlers, Bairro Alto Hotel both embraces the Portuguese architectural tradition, while respectively turning it on its head. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Bairro Alto
- Bairro Alto Lisbon