Natalie Joos

BAIRRO ALTO HOTEL

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  • 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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BAIRRO ALTO HOTEL The hotel doesn’t have a pool but this amazing freestanding tub makes up for it plenty!

The hotel doesn’t have a pool but this amazing freestanding tub makes up for it plenty!

BAIRRO ALTO HOTEL 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!

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!

BAIRRO ALTO HOTEL Great, unique product.

Great, unique product.

BAIRRO ALTO HOTEL
BAIRRO ALTO HOTEL 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 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.

BAIRRO ALTO HOTEL The reception area is regal and roomy.

The reception area is regal and roomy.

BAIRRO ALTO HOTEL Breakfast is served!

Breakfast is served!

BAIRRO ALTO HOTEL 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.

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.

The Barometer

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  • Night's Sleep

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  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 48/50

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.

  • Health & Wellness

    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.

  • 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.

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