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“A bit out of the way, but very comfortable, clean & modern”

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Hotel Alif Avenidas
Ranked #74 of 255 Hotels in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 April 2012

We chose this hotel because of the price and the amenities it offered, so we were willing to put up with it being a bit off the beaten track from the sites. The hotel itself is very modern, comfortable and clean -- definitely worth the price we paid. A Metro station is right across the street, but if you want to walk to the sites, you'll spend a lot of time retracing your steps up and down Lisbon's hills.

We stayed over a long weekend and were surprised by how dead the neighbourhood was. It seemed as if we were in the business district. This made for welcome peace and quiet, at least until Monday morning bright and early, when construction across the street started, but it also meant no restaurants, cafes or shops were open (only the "showgirls" nightclub down the street was open at night). We'd read about the construction in a review many months ago and thought surely it would be over. It wasn't. The staff was very helpful and genuine. If you don't mind not being in the center of things, we highly recommend this hotel in Lisbon. And, since Lisbon is somewhat of a spread out city, you will probably have to use the transport regardless of where you stay.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

The hotel is very close to metro station and el corte ingles, there is many options for dinner around. The staff was helpful, the rooms are very small, but everything its new and modern. The price was good.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank olasBH
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

We stayed 5 nights and had a very pleasant stay. As described by others, the hotel has been renovated to a high quality and modern design. We were on the 4th floor. The room and bed was comfortable and we slept well. We paid 6.50 euros each for breakfast, which initially I thought was expensive, but well worth it - lots of fresh fruit, coffee, cereal, continental and hot food and pastries. It set us up for most of the day. The breakfast area is located on -2 floor, but the lighting was brilliant and you wouldn't have known you were underground

It would have been good to have had tea/coffee making facilities in the room - especially as the it's a 4 star hotel - but maybe this is the norm in Portugal?

Staff were all very friendly and accommodating

The hotel was well located opposite the metro with easy access into the centre, although nothing much happens in the immediate area. We did find a good local Italian restaurant - turning right from the hotel and walking about ten minutes, if you wish to eat locally. I also recommend you purchase a metro/travel card for 50 cents then top up daily with 5 euros which gives unlimited 24 hour travel on the metro, buses and trams. we certainly made good use of it getting on and off the trams and metros.

We recommend a visit to Sintra, don't miss Pena Palace a fantastic Moorsh designed palace. We selected to visit the park grounds and the outside of the palace as there are lots of turrets rather than pay to go inside the palace. We also spent a great day in Cascais and Estoril - the train is cheap less than 10 euros return for 2 adults.

Lisbon is a great place to explore on foot and it's worth getting to the many high view points for fabulous views over the city

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

Choose this hotel to spend one night in Lisbon, was a great option...nice location near public transports to the center of the city, comfortable room with a good bed, nice design and an inviting atmosphere to pass a romantic night. Friendly staff and a good price option.
I strongly recommend!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

We recently stayed at Alif as a couple and it certainly has a very nice modern, fresh look as it has (according to other reviews) recently been renovated from top to bottom.
The service is professional and forthcoming and the breakfast a very nice continental with multiple types of coffee to choose from, fresh fruit and a variety of bread and cake for 6.50 Euro per person/day.

The staff was friendly and when asked if we could take a cup of coffee to our room after breakfast one day, we were told "no problem" and the cup was removed by the cleaning the same day.

Our room was a standard double with a large (I am guessing 200 x 200) double bed of excellent standard. The room was not very large and we could have used some more hangers, but it had air condition, a TV with quite alot of channels of mixed origin(english,german,austrian,US, spanish,portugese,brazilian).
The room was cleaned every day, with new towels and soaps, the toliet was nice and clean in black marble with a shower and hairdryer. We had no problems with getting warm water even in the mornings at peak hours.

One very nice thing is the location - not only was the Metro just 10 meters from the hotel entrance with access to the rest of the city (5-10 minutes to the center), but you also had one of the city's largest shopping centers just 300 meters from the hotel (Corte d'Ingles - and as a tourist you get 10% discount these days).

One thing - we asked for a recommendation for a restaurant in the area and reception told us to go to Colina (5 minute walk). However, we can NOT recommend this restaurant - as the food was horrible and the service not good (see review on Tripadvisor)

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

This is a nice modern hotel with all modern amenities. Its bang opposite a metro station which brings pretty much all of Lisbon within reach. Taxi fare to the Airport even at 4am is only 10 euros although its also connected by the Aerobus which needs a short walk.
Lack of complimentary Breakfast , Internet and tea/coffee provisions in the room earns it 4 stars. Not sure why the business hotel doesn't provide complimentary internet in this day and age when its a norm globally.
Overall good experience.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Shilpi D
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

We booked this hotel through Lastminute.com (as one of their top secret hotels) and it cost £72 for two nights. We were able to check in early (at 10:30am) and the receptionist spoke good English. The porter who took our bags also spoke English and was very helpful - he explained how everything worked in the room and went to find a key for the safe when it wouldn't unlock.

The room was clean, a reasonable size and nicely decorated. We had a room only deal so did not eat breakfast but there are places close by to pick up breakfast. The hotel is not in the historic centre but is across the road from Sao Sebastiao metro station so getting to the centre only took about 15 minutes. It is not far from the airport (about 20 minutes) and we used the Aerobus which has a stop at Saldanha.

I would definitely recommend this hotel for a short city break - it had everything we needed and was a very reasonable price.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Alif Avenidas

Address: Avenida Duque de Avila 189, Lisbon 1050-082, Portugal (Formerly Hotel Dom Manuel I)
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#33 Business Hotel in Lisbon
#44 Romantic Hotel in Lisbon
#64 Luxury Hotel in Lisbon
Price Range: £51 - £176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Alif Avenidas 4*
Number of rooms: 64
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Also Known As:
Dom Manuel i Lisbon
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