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“little treasure in the heart of alfama!”
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Memmo Alfama Hotel
Ranked #11 of 247 Hotels in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“little treasure in the heart of alfama!”
Reviewed 17 February 2014

we stayed in this amazing hotel for valentine's weekend and fell in love with it!
amazing arquitecture, perfect location in the typical alfama neibourhood, great room, very comfortable, great view and wonderful staff!
also a beautiful infinite swimming pool - perfect for a summer afternoon!
will sure come back many times in the future :)

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Beijing, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2014

The design of the hotel is very special, with a great mix of modern and old Portuguese architecture. The location has some negative aspects (difficult to find) but overall is great, particularly for those visiting for tourism. There is a public area/restaurant/bar with a swimming pool and nice terrace with a great sea-view. The service has been consistently excellent during my stay. Abundant and sophisticated breakfast.

My only remarks are the room rates (not cheap) and the size of my room (very small, particularly for two people).

Overall, though, a great experience and I have already recommended it to my friends planning to visit Lisbon.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2013 via mobile

This place is an absolute gem. The location is fantastic, the interior partially filled with Arne Jacobsen furniture is fantastic, the views over Alfama and the river are fabulous, room was small but well laid out and very functional. I would recommend it to anyone and would love to come here again! And btw the breakfast in the hotel's "living room" is extremely cozy! Five star experience!

Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2013

New hotel, very nicely renovated!!! Wine bar offers a gorgeous view!
-In the evening, the offer 'finger food', not a lot of choices. The breakfast is very nice, a buffet of breads, cereals, fruit, yogurts, juice,... You can also ask for a cooked egg.
-The location is pretty nice, close to the St george Castle (10 min by foot)!
-However, be aware of the fact that only 1 taxi out of the 10 i took the week i stayed knew the hotel's location! Taxi drivers don't all talk english, so it's better to print a plan!!
-Not a lot of nice restaurants in the area of the hotel, only one worth recommending, the italian restaurant behind the Se Cathedral!
-staff is pretty nice and helpful, although it is obvious they are quite new and don"t always know what to answer.
All in all a very good experience staying there!

Room Tip: Rooms at the end of the building have poor internet connexion!!
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Quincy, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

Great views from the wine bar. This hotel is below St George castle in Alfama old town with narrow cobblestone streets, the hotel is on a dead end street. Rooms with terraces overlook the river and are worth the added charge. Nice base to explore Lisbon

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

Very well designed and perfect situated hotel with comfortable rooms and an amazing view over Alfama. Staff was very well trained and helpful and offered a very nice service! Good located for a relaxed walk within the very old part of Lisbon and neary good restaurants.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

The hotel though barely two months old is excellent. The Staff extremely courteous. The view from the hotel is outstanding .. overlooking the river as cruise ships come n go. The rooms however are compact n could have been larger by a couple of feet. We had read that the river facing rooms are the best. However, we stayed in one of the poolside rooms on the 1st floor, three of which also have a small sit out area where you could spend you morning having breakfast or a drink in the evening enjoying the fabulous view. This part of Lisbon is well connected by Tram and bus which is barely about 8 mns from the Town centre 15-20 mn walk mostly down hill. There are excellent cafes/restaurants like Cafe Pois and an italian place next to hotel which is located behind the Se' cathedral. The property is about 50 meters off the main road where the bus n tram stops are making it very convenient. the hotel provides you with the 1or 3 days passs. The breakfast has a good spread. They don't serve Lunch/dinner. But then if you feel like a sandwich one of those lazy evening u could order it from the bar by the pool for ur dinner. The bar snacks are a bit restrictive though n they could have had a better spread. Overall I would give the hotel an excellent rating.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Property: Memmo Alfama Hotel
Address: Travessa das Merceeiras 27, Lisbon 1100-348, Portugal
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Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon > Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 247 Hotels in Lisbon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Memmo Alfama Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the most typical district of Lisbon - Alfama - steps away from the Cathedral and the Sao Jorge Castle, memmo Alfama is already considered as one of the best hotels in Lisbon and is the first boutique hotel in the city's historic area, with it's narrow streets, traditional shops and the famous Fado restaurants. Memmo Alfama redefines the standards of hospitality in Lisbon: the authentic and contemporary style, perfectly integrated in the surroundings, the 42 rooms overlooking the river Tagus and Alfama, the special feeling of being at a Portuguese hom and the attentive staff that will make your visit to Lisbon unforgettable. The memmo Alfama Terrace with a service of wine bar and pool on the first floor offers a perfect combination between the authentic Portuguese gastronomy and wines and a sublime vantage point to take in the sights and sounds of the city and the Tagus River. Just minutes away in downtown Lisbon is the emblematic Avenida da Liberdade and the historic centre to the bohemian Bairro Alto and the trendy Chiado. The famous yellow tram "28", also known as the tourists tram stops nearby the hotel and it's the perfect way to discover the most interesting aspects of Lisbon's historical and architectural heritage. This hidden treasure in the heart of one of Lisbon's most picturesque districts has mastered the art of local integration, offering a truly authentic Lisbon experience with unmatched views of Alfama and Tagus River. ... more   less 
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