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“Memorable stay at this new boutique hotel in Alfama”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Memmo Alfama Hotel

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Memmo Alfama Hotel
Ranked #11 of 247 Hotels in Lisbon
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“Memorable stay at this new boutique hotel in Alfama”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Everything from our morning arrival/bags stowed and complimentary espresso to fortify us for our first day touring; to our arrival back at the hotel early that evening and escorted to our fabulous room with several views out the numerous windows, was perfect!!!

The staff courteous and very helpful and warm; the bed and linens topnotch; the bathroom with rain and handheld shower; the breakfasts out on the terrace (we were blessed with amazingly gorgeous weather), the lounge seating on various terraces; coming back late afternoons to relax outside with that view, a drink if we wanted it, then to walk to dinner nearby in Alfama; the quiet; the birdsong. We loved everything about our stay and would love to return to wonderful Lisbon and this very special hotel.

Room Tip: room 33; it's the best view and situation in the property, we think.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014 via mobile

Just returned from a weekend stay and can't complain about one thing with this hotel.

Alex on reception was wonderful -simply the most chilled man I've ever met. He made us feel immediately relaxed!

The hotel is near San Jorge and the SE so is a little out of city centre but we were just delighted to be. The city is very busy and noisy and the hotel was a quiet haven to go back to in just a 10 min walk.

The hotel decor is simple and stylish throughout. We loved it. Our room. No 1 was quite small but perfect in design. It didn't have a great view but we had only booked the night before leaving so what can you expect! Very comfortable and shower was great.

The hotels location is up a hill but the whole of lisbon is up and down hills so it makes no difference at all! We walked everywhere! Our feet now kill but was worth it! Don't be put off my hill and location slightly on the outskirts of nightlife as it's all so so accessible by foot or other modes of transport.

We just got cabs to and from the airport which were just 15euro so very cheap.

The terrace as other reviews say is simply wonderful and by far the best view we found for drinking during our whole stay.

Staff were very friendly and helpful and restaurant suggestions were bang on! We went to a restaurant called blend and it was fab! Highly recommend. Great Portuguese fusion food with a DJ.

Big note to lady readers... Don't bother with heels or wedges! It's simply too hilly and completely uneven paths.

Loved lisbon, loved this hotel. Book it!

Take comfy shoes!

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

I don't normally write reviews but just had to for this gem of a hotel. The staff were so helpful and accommodating. We booked a standard room which was small but very well designed and had an amazing view. The food menu is limited but what they do offer is very good! We spent two of our five days in Lisbon in the hotel relaxing and watching the cruise liners come in and out while drinking cocktails before wandering around Alfama in the evening. The views from the pool area were just stunning as was the overall atmosphere. Though we really enjoyed our break in Lisbon if we come back it will be to stay at this hotel!!

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

Most of the previous reviews are accurate but our arrrival was very disappointing. We were told our room would be ready at 3pm so we left and returned at that time. Alex Rodriguez (the man on reception most of the time, with a beard) was unhelpful almost to the point of rudeness and folk who arrived later than us were given rooms prior to us. We would have understood if an apology/explanation was offered. We noticed during our stay that other guests were similarly treated in a rather superior manner by him. It is a beautiful hotel in an amazing location. Service at breakfast is poor and we had to miss our order on the last day after waiting half an hour. All the other staff apart from Alex were kind, helpful and attentive. The room rate is too expensive for the size of the rooms.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

a charming, quiet hotel with a lovely view on the river, very nice interior and service, the only problem we had was the lack of storage room in the wonderful rooms. We would choose Memmmo Alfama again for sure for our next visit.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

This is the best option available in Lisbon. Located in the heart of Alfama district, the hotel provides top class accommodation in beautiful, individually designed rooms; the rooms are full of light and have been decorated in natural wood, marble and top class linens. We had room no. 40 which was located in the top floor – the room was very spacious, quiet and comfortable.

Breakfast was delicious – with made-to-order eggs, natural products and tasty orange juice. Hotel staff provided us with all the help we needed.

However, the best was still to come – the terrace: sunny, with breathtaking panorama od Alfama district and the sea. Stunning!

If you are looking for a top-class accommodation in Lisbon, do not hesitate and take Memmo Alfama hotel!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

We had 2night stay in this spotless and friendly hotel.
Like previous reviews, we were also ripped off by a taxi from airport that not only dropped us out 10 minutes walk away but charged us double the return journey!! Pre-book a taxi via hotel first!!
This hotel is not easy to find.
The room we had was small , but the bed was really comfortable and luxurious and a fantastic rainforest shower . The outside terrace quite simply stunning , with great views over old Lisbon and the river.
This was a quiet hotel despite its central location .

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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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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