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Bairro Alto Hotel
Ranked #20 of 251 Hotels in Lisbon
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Hamburg
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“Delux hotel - best place in Lisboa”
Reviewed 16 May 2009

Located in the most exciting part of Lisboa, the Bairro Alto Hotel is a perfect place to stay. The mélange of luxury and upfront kindness is amazing - and the terasse on the roof is the cherry on the cake. I can highly recommend this hotel - but don't book the 'standard' class rooms on 5th floor because they have extremely small windows! And w-lan internet is too expensive (€ 20 a day!!).

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 April 2009

Do not expect a the luxury of a five star hotel. Rooms are comfortable, but not superb. The hotel is part of the Small Leading Hotels of the World chain.
Do expect great service and a personal attention. The hotel does not have many facilities. It has a cozy (very small, always full) bar at the last floor's terrace, with a good view.
The hotel's restaurant is very good. I would certainly place it among the best of Lisbon.
The Location of the hotel is great, specially for those who like the atmosphere of an old and vibrant neighborhood. Bairro Alto is the Lisbon equivalent to the Paris "Rive Gauche" or the Roma "Trastevere".
Bairro Alto Hotel is definitely my choice in Lisbon.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled on business
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boston
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Reviewed 31 March 2009

This was our second time in this hotel, (the first having been 3 years ago, never got around to writing a review then), last month for Valentine's Day. What can I say that hasn't been said before. We absolutely love the hotel, the staff, the location for exploring the city, and of course Lisbon. It's just a beautiful city. This time around we brought our adult children with us and they also fell in love with the hotel. Our sincere thanks to Sandra Sousa, the wonderful reservations person who ensured we'd get the rooms we wanted. We wanted the same room we had 3 years ago, Room 410, and we got it, facing the square with 2 balconies, just perfect. And our children got a room #412 on the side of the hotel with a killer view of the river down below. Thank you Sandra, you're the best. While we were supposed to stay for 6 nights, my wife suddenly took ill, and we had to cut short our vacation by 2 days and go back home. The hotel staff was very helpful and understanding, and didn't even try to charge us for the remaining 2 nights of the reservation, eventhough I told them that we'd understand if they did. What can I say? Wonderful city, hotel, staff, and location. Muito obrigado evryone. We'll see you again soon.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with family
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Birmingham
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 7 March 2009

I don't normally write reviews but this hotel is certainly deserving of one. The hotel is situated in a square right beside the shops and cafes. The hotel staff were brilliant. They were helpful and attentive from the moment we arrived until they helped us into a taxi to the station. On our first night they booked us a table at the hotel's restaurant which was beautiful. We then spent our first evening sat drinking wine on the roof terrace looking out at the most panoramic beautiful view of lisbon. The rooms were spacious, clean, decorated beautifully and the bathrooms were modern.
They helped us choose from some of the finest restaurants in lisbon and we were always impressed by those they had recommended.
I can't say enough to praise this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank candib17
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 4 March 2009

Having recently stayed here for business, I couldn’t help but think I was like a fish out of the water. This is definitely a romantic hotel, best enjoyed with your other half. The rooms are very cozy and although not very large, are extremely comfortable. It’s definitely worth going for the more expensive rooms as mine was a superior and I faced the yellow floodlit wall of the building next door. I’d presume even a partial view of the square would dramatically change things.

The location in the central old town square is perfect for bars and restaurants. Speaking of which, the hotel has two of the city’s best bars, and the rooftop bar should not be missed as it affords possibly one of the best views over Lisbon. The restaurant has good modern Portuguese food, although its prices are too high for Lisbon; atmosphere on a Tuesday night was non-existent. Other facilities include a small fitness centre and a massage room. Breakfast buffet was sumptuous with lots of fruits, juices and other options.

This is the most expensive hotel in Lisbon, and definitely oozes charm and sophistication. On the downside, this property caters exclusively for the "romantic" segment of the market. As such, they don't even have a business centre, although the staff kindly offered me to use the computer at reception.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled on business
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2 Thank rafkam
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Thessaloniki, Greece
Level 6 Contributor
66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2009

We stayed in Bairro Alto Hotel for a couple of nights, and had a nice stay overall. We had a superior room facing camoes square; the room was average in size, as was the bathroom, but nicely decorated in a chic style, similar to that of the other GLA properties we have seen. Although on the second floor, we couldn't hear anything from the outside, as the double windows were very effective. Service was good overall, except a minor issue at check-in, as was breakfast. Having checked other five star hotels in Lisbon, it's clear that the Bairro Alto Hotel has the best location, right in the core of the city, although the others like the Pestana Palace, and Four Seasons, are better in terms of facilities, which match 5 star standards worldwide. In conclusion, Bairro Alto is a nice and stylish boutique hotel, with a well organized management.

  • Liked — The style
  • Disliked — There was a small problem on check-in, although fixed immediately.
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled with family
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London
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Reviewed 8 December 2008

I stayed here for one night with my boyfriend and we had a fantastic time. We had one of the smaller Mansard rooms which are attic rooms, but it was lovely. The room has a slanted ceiling but is a good size, the bathroom was spotless and everything was tastefully decorated. The room has small windows but on a cold Lisbon day it was very cosy and we didn't want to leave! The common areas of the hotel are very modern, we had drinks in the bar and it has a great relaxed atmosphere. The staff here are amazing, so friendly and helpful, I can't recommend them highly enough. We didn't eat at the Flores restaurant but the menu looked delicious, we ate from the bar menu as we were having drinks and the salads were very good. I did not pay full price as I won a special rate through a competiton so I can't really comment on value for money but I would definitely return here as it really is such a great boutique hotel with some of the friendliest staff I have ever met.

  • Stayed December 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Bairro Alto Hotel
Address: Praca Luis de Camoes 2, Lisbon 1200-243, Portugal
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Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon > Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in Lisbon
#18 Luxury Hotel in Lisbon
#32 Family Hotel in Lisbon
#54 Business Hotel in Lisbon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Bairro Alto Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the fashionable Bairro Alto district, the traditional heartland of intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries, Bairro Alto Hotel is Lisbon's first contemporary boutique hotel.Capturing the indomitable spirit of exploration that pervades Lisbon, a city long associated with explorers, traders and settlers, Bairro Alto Hotel both embraces the Portuguese architectural tradition, while respectively turning it on its head. ... more   less 
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