BAIRRO ALTO HOTEL
by: Natalie Joos
This was pure vacation. I picked Lisbon because I'd never been, and felt like it’s getting more popular. Plus my sister, her boyfriend and two other friends were there at the same time.
End of August 2014.
I went by myself but spent time with friends and family from Belgium.
The hotel doesn’t have a pool but this amazing freestanding tub makes up for it plenty!
Plushest bed ever! You can call downstairs and ask for five different types of pillows, depending on your preference. Or just try a new one every night? The staff doesn’t care. They’ll do anything for you!
Great, unique product.
The Bairro Alto Hotel doesn’t just have great staff and amazing accommodations, it’s also really popular among tourists for the view from the terrace. It looks out over the river Tagus and you can catch a glimpse of the 25th of April bridge, which was designed by the same architect as San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.
The reception area is regal and roomy.
Breakfast is served!
My room was incredibly chic and comfortable. It was on the quiet side of the hotel, but even that didn’t matter because the windows are triple glazed and pretty much sound proof. The color palette was classic but felt really cozy and modern. I could’ve spent days in this bathroom. It felt so fresh and light. I loved the antique floor tiling combined with the modern white and blue touches.
Highs + Lows
I loved the soundproofed windows - it’s reassuring to know you will sleep like a baby every night.
It’s close to all the best restaurants, sights and stores in town. You’ve only got to step out of the front door and you’re in the full swing of Lisbon. I walked everywhere.
When they told me about all the different types of pillows you can try, I laughed. That’s crazy but oh so cool.
You’re basically in the most popular hotel in Lisbon… you can actually make friends on that terrace!
The decor is chic and elegant, but at the same time modern and fresh. It’s a decorator’s dream.
There was just one complaint: one of the receptionists annoyed me. He seemed to want to correct everything I said and asked. He always looked mad, at me especially. He was not so pleasant to deal with.
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Five star hotel.
An elegant, classy affair with modern flair.
The hotel is super central, close to the Bairro Alto restaurants, around the corner from the tram station and close to the train for the beach. Very convenient.
Don’t remember any music…
- Year Opened
- Designed By
Designy by Architect Diogo Rosa Lã and Interior Designer José Pedro Vieira from Atelier Bastir in Oporto City.
I’m not sure if there is a gym…I recommend running along the river instead.
I didn’t try the restaurant at night, but I ate breakfast downstairs.
The terrace opens for breakfast, lunch and drinks at night. It’s very busy, but they always try to accommodate the hotel guests.
The mini bar was generously stocked.
WiFi works perfectly and it’s free.
Didn’t see any kids, but bring them! It’s very convenient and friendly.
It’s not the cheapest hotel in Lisbon but I highly recommend it. You feel looked after and rested and that’s worth a million dollars.
In the Area
Take the tram!
1070-051 Lisbon, Portugal
Or one of those funny yellow taxis on three wheels. The drivers are nuts! Take that tram up to Castle San Jorge on top of the mountain. You can hop on and hop off.
Visit Parque Eduoardo VII
The garden is impressive! Walk all the way to the top. You’ll be blown away.
BAIRRO ALTO HOTEL
Praça Luís de Camões 2, 1200-243 Lisboa, Portugal
Neighborhood: Bairro Alto
Hotel Location: Praça Luís de Camões 2, 1200-243 Lisboa, Portugal