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Hotel Alif Avenidas
Ranked #73 of 255 Hotels in Lisbon
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

At first they gave us a twin room while we were on our honeymoon. After complaining they fixed this but the service was not friendly at all. Hotel is far from the city center, be aware of that. No gym. The room was ok but not up to 4 star standards and breakfast was expensive for a hotel in Portugal.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

It took me virtually 15 sec to check in. I had stayed at Alif before therefore the check in staff had filled out all the registration paperwork prior to my arrival. The reception staff member even wished me happy birthday, quite amazing (yes, it was my birthday!). There are 3 hotels in this area across from one of the many entrances to the S. Sebastiao subway station (the terminal station of the red line to the airport). ALIF stands out as visually more pleasant, very efficient staff, modern elevators (and more than one when comparing to the other hotels), comfortable rooms, really nice bathrooms, good quality TV set, refrigerator in the room, good breakfast...etc. As other tripadvisor members have mentioned, there is a huge department store closely, El Corte Ingles, which also has a supermarket and good food to dine in or take out. There are several bank ATM machines and a pharmacy within 500 m, not to mention the Calouste Gulbenkian museum. You can reach downtown from the hotel - just take the subway blue line in the direction of Santa Apolonia. Or you can visit Parque das Nações, the site of the Expo 98, if you take the red line to Oriente. I will definitely come back to ALIF Avenidas.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 August 2013 via mobile

Excellent, clean and modern with a good location. Free parking on Main Street. We defiantly enjoyed our super relaxing stay. Wonderful bed. Comfy sheets. Good breakfast. Only NEGATIVE IS WIFI IS NOT FREE. Big negative for tourists!!!!!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

Ideal location as far as we were concerned. Hotel is in a quiet area and located about 70m from the entrance to the metro. Fantastically clean in all areas and the staff were extremely helpful and polite.
A few good restaurants within a reasonable distance. If you want a night out on the town so easy to pop into the Metro.
The area it is located was also much cleaner than many parts of Lisbon we passed through.
Breakfast had a good variety with satisfactory quality.
Not far from large department store stocking most price ranges.

Room Tip: We had 4 rooms between us and all were of a very high standard.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

We stayed here in August 2013, and had a great time. The staff couldn't be more helpful and the barman makes a brilliant caipirinha! The rooms are clean, bright and modern with air-conditioning, hairdryer, safe etc. The hotel is also immediately opposite Sao Sebastiao metro station and so ideally located for getting almost anywhere within Lisbon. Really pleased; would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

This hotel is fantastic. It is located near Saldanha with easy access to transport and other attractions. Staff was very polite, room had a modern look with a kingsize bed and Oled flat screen TV with cable and air conditioning. Toilets are very clean with modern look as well. I got a good deal through Tripadvisor for only 40£ a night for couples which was great price and quality, I recommend it for couples if you want to spend some romantic time. If you are driving the parking on the hotel street is usually full but there is a public park which is opened 24/7 just around the corner.... Sure will look for other Alif Hotels on visit to other countries.

Room Tip: Couples? Request a room for 2 with kingsize bed.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

I agree with much of Gary's review. The rooms are clean, well equipped, but may be a little small for two. I found the service excellent and helpful, and generally English is spoken and understood.
There is not much close to the hotel apart from 3 eating places and the neighbourhood is quiet. Although the entrance to the Metro is opposite, it is a long walk with many stairs to reach the platforms which made it unsuitable for those of us with walking handicaps. For the fit and able, the major shopping, tourist and airport are under 2 euros away by Metro. However, the airport, Parque de Nacoes (for conferences) and main downtown areas are all easily reached by taxi for 7 to 10 euros, the drivers not expecting a tip! ( From Edmund Humberside )

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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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
#63 Luxury Hotel in Lisbon
Price Range: £52 - £177 (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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