Natalie Joos

BAIRRO ALTO HOTEL

Lisbon

by: Natalie Joos

  • Why

    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.

  • When

    End of August 2014.

  • Who

    I went by myself but spent time with friends and family from Belgium.

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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.

: 48/50
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Important Bits

  • Type

    Five star hotel.

  • Vibe

    An elegant, classy affair with modern flair.

  • Location

    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.

  • Rooms

    55

  • Music

    Don’t remember any music…

  • Year Opened

    2005

  • Designed By

    Designy by Architect Diogo Rosa Lã and Interior Designer José Pedro Vieira from Atelier Bastir in Oporto City.

  • Pool/Gym

    I’m not sure if there is a gym…I recommend running along the river instead.

  • Restaurant

    I didn’t try the restaurant at night, but I ate breakfast downstairs.

  • Bar

    The terrace opens for breakfast, lunch and drinks at night. It’s very busy, but they always try to accommodate the hotel guests.

  • Minibar

    The mini bar was generously stocked.

  • Wifi

    WiFi works perfectly and it’s free.

  • Children

    Didn’t see any kids, but bring them! It’s very convenient and friendly.

  • Price

    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

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.

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.

The garden is impressive! Walk all the way to the top. You’ll be blown away.

Visit Parque Eduoardo VII

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The garden is impressive! Walk all the way to the top. You’ll be blown away.

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BAIRRO ALTO HOTEL

Praça Luís de Camões 2, 1200-243 Lisboa, Portugal

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