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“Charming stay at the Bairro Alto” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bairro Alto Hotel
Ranked #17 of 247 Hotels in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco, California
1 review
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“Charming stay at the Bairro Alto”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2010

BEST LOCATION in Lisbon... close to everything. Stayed there a full week.
Excellent hotel staff, engaging, prompt and professional. Room well appointed and stylishly designed. Super clean with impressive shower and bathroom. Bed was
turn downed for the evening each day at around 5pm with towel refresh... very nice touch. My room was in the front of the hotel and even with all the activity on the plaza (even a concert) there was no noise leaking in at night due to the double window construction used.Restaurant food was also delicious and I liked the small coziness of it, but the hotel is also close to many great restaurants... just ask the staff. :)

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled solo
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1 Thank bgodshall
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2010

This is a great hotel. I had a great massage. The location is great....5 minute walk from anything.

I would recommend. It is worth the price.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled solo
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dublin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2010

Myself and my wife stayed at the Bairro Alto hotel for 3 days in October '10. Here are the facts about the bairro alto hotel that dont seem to be mentioned in other reviews:

Tiny restaurant and so you have to wait for a table for breakfast or choose a table down in the cellar with no windows. Not exactly a nice start to the day
Tiny bedrooms
Very cramped Roof top terrace, full of tourist that aren't staying the hotel. Any time we went for a drink, there was never a table free.
Over priced wifi charges, 1 hour is 5 euros
No swimming pool
No nice sitting areas
Dirty lifts and communal areas
Over priced

We were both very disappointed with hotel. In my opinion, at best this is an average 3 star hotel. How it got 5 star status I don't know and how it got in the 'small leading hotels of the world', is absolutely incredible. 
The hotel manager and staff were friendly but unfortunately that doesn't make up for hotel that is promoting itself as something it isn't.   

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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San Diego
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2010

location, staff, breakfast positive
plaza crowd across street loud, drunk

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2010

If you like sightseeing, eating in great restaurant and going out for drinks this is your hotel. It is in the middle of everything for nightlife and also centerally located to all the sights. The tram for the Alfama stops right in front (or you can walk) and the tram for Belem stops right down the hill.

The staff was very friendly and informative and recommended excellent restaurants. The rooftop bar is wonderful.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Gaillac, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2010

Good restaurant, small and intimate with an imaginative menu. The bedrooms were well appointed but the bathroom a bit small. Good value.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Willebroek
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2010

We stayed in this hotel from September 21 to 24 (3 nights). We had an early arrival and the room was not free yet. But the reception noted my mobile number and promised to call us as soon as the room would be available. Luggage was safely stored away and when we came back, the luggage was already in our room. Also when leaving, they jump out the door to call a taxi for you.This is the example of the excellent and very friendly service you can expect from the young team. Also the location is excellent, in walking distance of all major "attractions" (except for Belem, which is out of town). Even the famous streetcar 28 passes by the hotel and a stop is at the corner. Breakfast is super, what can I say more. A 10 / 10 score, you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed September 2010, 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
#16 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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