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“Budget friendly hotel in Bairro Alto”
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Hotel Anjo Azul
Ranked #162 of 255 Hotels in Lisbon
Reviewed 20 January 2013

Since you can see photos of all their rooms I requested room 2004 and spent six nights. I have no complaints. The staff was friendly. The room was clean and quiet though Bairro Alto is not. I had a lot of fun in nearby restaurants, spent New Years Eve at nearby Mirador de Santa Catarina and then celebrated at Portas Largas Bar with live music until very early. Next to the hotel is Teatro Bairro Alto were I attended a very well staged experimental theater piece called Bella Adormecida, their last performance was december 30th. It was a good choice. Fron the Hotel Anjo Azul you can walk to almost everywhere or take a taxi. Not a resort, no fancy mattresses (mine was quite hard) and no breakfast, I did not wake up until very late and the staff did not bother at all, they make you a cup of coffee and you can buy water or juice at the desk. Wi-Fi was very slow in the room I had to sit in the lobby to have a better signal, but still too slow. Would I stay there again? Of course. The best location to enjoy Bairro Alto.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 December 2012

At very low price we got what we payed for. If you are a budget traveler it's safe and clean. For greater comforts go elsewhere.
The hotel is located high up in a shawowy area of Lisbon with a variety of bars and restaurants as neighbors - most of them not so nice. The staff was very friendly. The room was small, the fridge froze even at lowest level, the beds were hard, TV very small, the pictures on the walls were falling out of their frames, the showerhose leaked and liters of water ended up on the batroom floor.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Rossbach
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Reviewed 27 September 2012

We stayed 4 nights here while in Lisbon. It was certainly very cheap and value for money.

The benefits were it was right in the middle of the Barrio Alto - the party area of Lisbon, full of late bars and cheap restaurants. So it's ideal if you want to party the night away and not have to worry about getting to your hotel.

Room was very small, though clean and air conditioned - which was a Godsend.

No breakfast and the shower was good if you were a dwarf.

As somewhere to just spend a quiet night but no more this place was fine, but if you want somewhere special, go elsewhere.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank IanW_Ealing
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

I stayed at Anjo Azul for one night and it was very nice. Not far from the airport (by taxi). The hotel staff were very nice and helpful. The room was a good sized, with a very nice sized bathroom. It seemed quiet. While not a luxurious place, it was a great price in a great location (Bairro Alto), lots of things to do within walking distance.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank ATMoore
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Reviewed 20 May 2012

Let me start by saying the confrontation with the front desk guy on my second day here prompted me to change my flight and leave Lisbon thus leaving after 2 full days in the city....planned on a week. The incident happened yesterday but I wanted to wait a full day to let the anger subside.

Let me also say that if I wrote it yesterday afternoon after the controntation the rating would have been a zero for this hotel if there was a zero on the rating scale. The only thing that really saved it was all of the other staff who were absolutely wonderful. The man at night was especially nice and had some good conversations with him. The woman at the desk who check me in was also very pleasant letting me see different rooms before choosing one (the rooms are all different thus I would ask to see a couple of them). Then there was "the man".

After my first night I slept in quite late. As my computer/ipad/iphone/camera were all being charged, I took my towels down to the front desk. The guy said they needed to clean the room. I said I am sleeping and that there is no need to clean the room. He demanded that I let the cleaning lady in at that moment. He then proceeded to state that in Portugal they must clean the rooms everyday. On top of that he said that if she didn't clean it on that day that the next day it would take twice the time (I am not sure where the logic is in that one but if you figure it out please let me know). So I had to go up to my room and gather all of my electronics, bring them downstairs and wait for her to make the bed so I could go back in the room and sleep in it. Another illogical action. The guy then said he was with the hotel for 16 years and the cleaning woman for 9. I said it is not that I don't trust them but that if I want it cleaned it should be on my time, not theirs and if they aren't around so be it.....i would rather have an unmade bed then have to leave the room at their beck and call. This reminded me of youth hostels I stayed in back in the 1980's where you had to leave during the day. In all of my adult travels (and you can get a good idea of how much I have travelled by my reviews), I have never come across such a "manager". As he stated, he has been here 16 years which may account for not many people staying in the hotel.

The hotel itself is ok. The room I got overlooked the street which is a good thing in this case...I chose it due to this. The room was quite clean but very small (think a little bigger than Amsterdam hotels). The bathroom stunk to high heaven. I am not sure what is going on with their sewage but I could hardly go into the bathroom to take a shower due to the stench.

While waiting for them to clean the room, I was in the lobby where there were a good fifty plus bugs flying around which I took a picture of. The guy said it was due to the heat......it was about 60 degrees outside tops. If that reasoning held true there would be bugs in my room as my windows were wide open the entire time.....this wasn't the case thankfully.

I actually feel bad for those who obviously have a lot of pride in the establishment and enjoy working in the industry which is then offset by a guy who obviously has been in the business for tooooo many years. For me to decide to leave Portugal all together on the next flight I could get should say something about how angry I was.

Would I ever consider staying at the hotel again? Absolutely not. Was there value in the place? If it weren't for the managerial confrontation I would say yes but if you pay money to deal with this guy in any capacity, just remember this review.

Again, the ratings had to take into account the wonderful staff other than just the guy day manager.

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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled solo
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4  Thank wanderingtheworld200
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

Great location, in the center of party area in Bairro Alto. We had a room on the first floor (204), quite small and dark, with wardrobe. However bathroom with bathtub was nice ;-)

Place is rather for youngsters than for families with kids (photos of naked man on the corridor's walls).

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 September 2011

Sweet hotel in brilliant location in the Bairro Alto. We had room on upper floor with a balcony at the back, so got lovely evening sunshine. Staff were helpful and friendly and booked us a taxi to the airport. Great spot for exploring from in Bairro Alto and close to all the sights, including tram 28. The room was small but fine. Rooms at front could be noisy as nightlife is very much on the street round here - amazing though. You've got to get the XXXL mojitos at Portas Largas round the corner.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Address: Rua Luz Soriano 75, Lisbon 1200-246, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon > Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
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Ranked #162 of 255 Hotels in Lisbon
Price Range: £40 - £67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Anjo Azul 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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