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BAIRRO ALTO HOTEL
PRAÇA LUIS DE CAMÕES, 2
“Dream Hotel In a Dream Location”
I stayed at the Bairro Alto Hotel to celebrate my 30th birthday with a friend.
A local from Lisbon recommended this hotel to me and despite other great options, after hours of research I took his advice.
It was the best decision I've ever made. The location is absolutely perfect and cannot be beat by any other hotel in the city.
The hotel itself, the restaurant, the rooms were exquisite. The rooftop terrace bar can't be missed. The beds were so comfortable that making it downstairs before the end of breakfast at 11am was a struggle.
The value for our money was excellent, the experience itself was priceless.
The staff was the best I've ever encountered. Everyone in the hotel called me by name and walking in the door felt like I was returning home to a sea of friendly faces, all smiles all the time. They were available to answer my questions and concerns via email even before I booked a room and were easily able to accommodate requests that other hotel staff would have scoffed at without a second thought.
I've stayed in many wonderful hotels all over the world, but this was by far the best hotel experience of my life. Lisbon is one of the most magical places on earth, and the Bairro Alto Hotel was nothing short of magic.
Cannot wait to book my next trip!!
March 19, 2013
This hotel is a dream in every way. The rooms are incredible, with lots of unexpected goodies to behold. The staff are amazing, at every step. The service is incredibly willing - and the staff make that extra effort to make your stay enjoyable. The views from the terrace bar on level 6 are incredible - even if it's not so warm, go up and enjoy a cocktail with a view under a blanket. Make sure you eat in the restaurant too, the service and cuisine is incredible. If you're even considering a city break, one night or one of the best views of Lisbon - choose this gem in the heart of Lisbon life in Bairro Alto. Enjoy :)
March, 03, 2013
“Excellent on every way,rooms food staff situation”
Spend one week at Bairro and enjoyed every day. The room was beautiful, not a single noise even being above the "praca". The staff discret and helpfull. The rooftop amasing. A 5 stars room service. Very pleased,will be back.
February 19, 2013
“Best Stay in Lisbon!”
I stayed in Lisbon for just 4 days, but i had a wonderful experience in this hotel!
The rooftop has one of the best views in Lisbon, the location is perfect, in the heart of Chiado. Staff are very nice and helpfull.
The room was gorgeous.
Everything was perfect, and made my stay very pleasant!
February 21, 2013
“A great stay”
We recently stayed at Hotel Bairro Alto for 4 nights and had a wonderful time.
The boutique hotel of 55 rooms was in a wonderful location and the service from every area of the hotel was outstanding.
Our superior room overlooked the square and was nicely appointed and extremely well sound proofed from the traffic and tram noise outside.
Very good breakfast, a gorgeous outlook from the rooftop terrace where we enjoyed tapas and wonderful suggestions for wines and again great service and atmosphere from the downstairs bar.
Excellent advice on how to get around Lisbon and suggestions for places to eat other than their own fine restaurant.
Would go back anytime.
December 12, 2012
My husband and I spent one night here and couldn't have been happier. A small but extremely well-appointed room, excellent location, helpful and resourceful staff who were friendly and well-informed. They gave us advice about local restaurants, answered our questions about how to find interesting fado and helped us wth a little pick-pocking problem. The hotel breakfast was delicious, and the dining room peaceful. I hope we have reason to return...it's perfect.
December 7, 2012
I don't typically comment on hotel experiences. This hotel is, as other travelers have mentioned, in a great location with very comfortable rooms. However, the distinguishing feature of this hotel is the excellent service they deliver at every step: Excellent reception, excellent and invisible housekeeping, wonderful breakfast, terrific restaurant for dinner and relaxing rooftop terrace, courtesy at every step. I cannot think of anything they could have delivered better. We felt welcomed and embraced. The service received here was exceptional.
October 22, 2012
“A most worthy hotel in a great city”
We looked forward to seeing Lisbon prior to our cruise on Seabourn. We chose The Barrio Alto and it turned out to be a secret that needs to be shared for its joy and most friendly people, shops, attractions and especially varied restaurant choices.
Our Bairro Hotel a was equally excellent experience and we had no prior knowledge about it. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. Its location was in downtown Lisbon.
The upstairs outdoor patio was lovely for cocktails, lunch etc.
October 20, 2012
“Great location, even better service”
My husband and I stayed at the Barrio Alto for 3 nights in October. It's not a luxurious place by any means but the service of this place really impressed me. From check-in to check-out, the staff were attentive and helpful. We received a complimentary bottle of wine with a personalized note, everyone remembered our names, and the pillow library saved my husband. I'm not a huge fan of Portuguese food so their breakfast spread saved me. They will cook eggs to order in addition to a spread of your typical European buffet spread. The location is great, near the BA and Chiado districts. Don't miss the rooftop bar!
October 20, 2012
"To ALL the Staff and Owners of Bairro Alto Hotel"
I wish to thank you and congratulate you!I just had the most wonderful time in Lisboa, thanks to YOU!I thought I had very good crew myself on my cruise boat, but the staff here is amazing.The fine combination of politeness and helpfulness, together with an unbelievable friendliness and professionalism!If you would ask me how many stars? I would give you all the stars in the night sky!!!This is my first time in Portugal and Lisboa, but definitely not my last. I hope and wish to come back many times and for much longer!May I wish you long and happy lives for you, your family and country. I hope Europe will look after Portugal. God bless and may we meet again.
July 24, 2012
“Don't stay anywhere else in Lisbon!!!!”
I loved my 4 night stay at this wonderful hotel. The room was nice but what really stood out was the location and the outstanding service we received from the concierge desk ! Being a complete foodie I arrived with names of restaurants I wanted to eat at and every morning before heading out for the day I left the lovely gentlemen on the concierge desk my preferred restaurants so they could make reservations for us. They worked tirelessly to please us and left a lovely bottle of wine in the room for us to enjoy. The breakfast is also very good.
June 26, 2012
“Fantastic boutique hotel with 5 star service”
I wasn't expecting to be impressed but impressed I was with the Bairro Alto Hotel. Every member of the young staff were friendly and eager to please. They will remember where you went for dinner last night (Ramiro for the best seafood ever!) and walk you to the door to give you directions when you are on your way out. Hotel was centrally located with a great bar in the basement as well as on the rooftop. Our room was impeccably clean and very chic. The bathroom is just beautiful with a standing bathtub. Maria at front desk said to me when we were checking out and leaving for our next destination- call us anytime if you get lost or need help. It's funny how these small details stay with you and cause you to remember a particular property fondly. Management must be proud to have such a great team of staff running the hotel!
June 29, 2012
“Great Hotel in Best Location”
Stayed here for 5 nights on a Relax package with my best friend. Breakfast was included as were our transfers from the airport. We also had a free massage each (1 hour) which was wonderful. Also a free evening meal - everything was included - aperitif, 3 courses and all the wine you could drink. Food was very good.
The staff were wonderful - very attentive and very friendly - always joking.
The rooftop bar was a real bonus - fab views and the food is very good especially the salads for lunch. We were told it is the 4th best rooftop bar in the world for views.
We were upgraded to a better room and, yes, it can be a bit noisy in the evenings because the square is very popular as a meeting place. We didn't really mind as we were so central for all the things to see.
Breakfast is excellent and you can order eggs cooked any which way, although they don't tell you that!
“The perfect location for the perfect weekend”
Newly renovated boutique hotel ideally located for the Bairro nighlife, the Chiado shopping heaven and those wonderful trams that can take you to the Castle and Alfama district. Helpful and enthusiastic young staff who dont get this attentive by chance; there's a brilliant organisation behind the facade. Superb basement bar. Lively and distinctive. Outstanding top floor terrace bar with breathtaking views over the harbour & River Tagus. Breakfast on the ground floor is personal and high quality. The bedroom has all the modern features you need with superb triple glazzing so the noise of the city never enters. Next time back in Lisbon we wont waste time looking around for where to stay. Its the Bairro Hotel for sure
“Superb boutique hotel”
Lovely hotel, friendly and helpful staff, great location. We look forward to our return to Lisbon at which time we will certainly stay at the Bairro Alto Hotel.
Great location, lovely room, we had one of the lager rooms & staff fantastic. They were all very helpfull and willing to go that bit further to make our stay perfect. And believe me we are seasoned travellers and are not easy to impress. We will be back.
“Perfect Location, great service”
Small and very nice boutique hotel in the middle of the town, the location is just perfect. Very friendly staff, the service was very good, rooms a bit small but nicely decorated and clean. The only little setback was that WiFi was not working, however I would always go back to this hotel when in Lisbon.
Love this hotel! its very nice, located in the center, heart of lisbon. Love the restaurant! they serve very good food, their bar in the ground floor, and another bar in the roof deck, which is better a good view of the city. Everything is perfect. Except for the wifi. Its pricey. if you purchase an internet card, its good for only 1 computer. they should do something about that. But overall, I would definitely recommend this hotel. Awesome!
Fantastic location which really gives you a taste of Bairro Alto and Chiado. The staff was superb and attentive to every need. The rooms were nice, clean and roomy.
This would be my first choice in going back to Lisbon.
“Small but beautifully put together”
It was a flying visit. Having spent a day playing golf at nearby Estoril my small party were not arriving at Bairro Alto until early evening, having a quick drink and then rushing out again to meet another golfing group for dinner. But in the short time I stayed it is obvious this is a hotel right out of the top drawer.
Right from arrival the reception staff are on hand to take care of everything, albeit somewhat quirkily dressed in their turtle neck sweaters. Having checked into our superbly appointed rooms we just had time to dash to the top floor to take in the roof top bar which offers a panoramic view over Lisbon before jumping into the lift and heading for the ground floor for welcoming drinks.
I must say I preferred the roof top bar as the small bar downstairs is aimed at those who want cocktails and music served loud, and sometimes the music is very loud indeed. But the staff are great and smile a lot. After two or three glasses of some of the excellent local red wines you will very soon find yourself smiling back.
I can't comment on the food at Bairro Alto as I only had the breakfast but that was excellent. Lots of freshly squeezed juices, delicious croissants and pastries and a cooked breakfast if you want it. The hotel is perfectly placed in the heart of old Lisbon so it is easy to explore many of the main sights.
Sadly I only had time to walk down the precipitous hill to the sea shore before returning to do some work before my cab arrived. Struggling to get onto the hotel Wifi a man from reception was despatched to sort out my problem which he duly did with the minimum of fuss.
My stay was far too short. But when I next go back to Lisbon, with more time to explore over a long weekend there is no doubt where I shall be staying. The small but quite excellent, Bairro Alto hotel.
“A definite winner”
Loved this hotel. The perfect boutique hotel. Rooms are small but cozy. Bed and linens are wonderful, so is the bathroom. Upstairs patio has a great view of the city, serves great drinks. Downstairs bar is hip for a late nightcap. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. Great location and the restraunt was very good.
Staff is very friendly and helpful.
Be prepared, this area gets very active at weekend nights. Our room was well insulated but could still make out some occassional street noise. This was only on Friday night, the other nights were just fine.
“One of the nicest all-around hotel experiences I've had...”
A beautifully appointed, superbly operated property that is simultaneously hip and understatedly elegant. The staff could not be more friendly or professional. The rooms are decorated impeccably, with an outstanding well-appointed bathroom. Incredible location at the foot of Lisbon's excellent shopping and nightlife district. Was a bit hesitant when we were given a room overlooking the very busy and noisy square (which teems with partygoing people till the wee hours on weekends), but two sets of double glazed windows kept it amazingly quiet in the room. Rooftop bar is a great hangout, as is the lower level lounge that has live music or a DJ on the weekends. Many excellent restaurants within walking distance too. A beautiful stay in a beautiful city.
If you are looking for a intimate, charming, elegant boutique hotel, this is the place to stay! From the moment one arrrives until departure, one is greeted with an extremely friendly and helpful staff...The front desk not only remembered our names but helped with directions, restaurant reccomendations etc. We had a superior room on the 2nd floor. the size was fine-- very comfortable bed (it was called a queen but seemed like a king). The bath, while not big was also very nice. Breakfast is included and is served in a lovely ground floor dining room with everything one would want in a breakfast buffet and very attentive service. There is also a gorgeous roof bar where one can have drinks/coffee and has a spectacular view. The location couldnt be more convenient whether for sightseeing, shopping or going out for dinner or bars. While many other hotels were cheaper, without question, this was worth the money.
I loved just about everything. The room is beautiful with a sophisticated classic decor, the classic bath makes you want to take a bath that takes hours, there is still plenty of pampering in the room as liquor and chocolates. (we stayed in a suite)
There is a rooftop bar that is open in good weather and has fabulous views over the city, in the cafe there is another bar, more night with good drinks. The restaurant is also quite good, the food is great, with chef and friendly service.There is valet parking the car without having to worry.
In terms of location is perfect for a night out in Bairro Alto.
For a romantic weekend is one of the best places in Lisbon.
Nov 13th, 2011
“Great place for a stay in Lisbon”
great location great hotel pleasent staff and good restaurant.
Israel, Nov 7th 2011
“Excellent in EVERY respect & worth a splurge.”
The anticipation and expectation of our stay at Bairro Alto was high. On our first visit to Lisbon two years ago, an agent, in spite of my inquiries about this boutique hotel, booked us at the Tivoli Jardim, a "business hotel" behind its 5-star mother. There was nothing special there, and something very lacking in the service and guest relations departments! Bairro Alto met my expectations; I left disappointed only with the brevity of my stay there. Reception and Service displayed gracious efficiency. Our room, although quite small, was charming, comfortable, and well appointed as was the bathroom. Amenities included a small bottle of liqueur and chocolates, fine toiletries, robes, etc. The breakfast was very nice and the offerings extensive. We visited the rooftop lounge, which was quite busy, enjoyed the view, but did not have time to relax there, as the exciting Chiado and Bairro Alto neighborhood and Ave de Liberdad beckoned us. Beckoned us, but din't keep us awake at night.
Oregon, Oct 31st 2011
“Outstanding hotel and staff. I would stay no where else.”
I am a very seasoned traveler - both for business and pleasure - and this was one of the best hotel experiences I have had. The hotel is well located and very nice. The rooms are spacious and well appointed. The terrace is fabulous - we ended every evening with a glass of wine in this beautiful setting. Most important, the staff was attentive, gracious, helpful and friendly. They made our trip effortless and enjoyable.
San Francisco - July 7, 2011
“Lovely hotel in perfect location”
Hotel was ideally located in the centre of town - walking distance from the main sights and close to the great going out district of Bairro Alto. Staff were excellent - superbly trained in customer service balancing being polite, helpful and in-obtrusive with a nice level of humour.
Terrace bar and cafe bar were relaxing places to hang out again with excellent service. Only downside was lack of free wi- fi though understand from other trip advisor comments that the hotel is keen to address this in the near future.
England - June 27, 2011
“Incredible hotel, perfect location, impeccable service”
Our stay at the Bairro Alto was nothing short of perfect. From the moment we arrived the staff were professional, courteous and friendly. Its location right on the Praca Camoes might seem hectic but you don't hear any street noise whatsoever. Our room overlooked the square and was filled with sunlight. The high ceilings and modern amenities (flat screen, dvd player, luxe bathroom, etc) were nice accents to the well-done antique decor. We could not have been happier with the room or the staff's attention.
The rooftop bar is worth a daily visit! The panoramic views it provides of Lisbon and the Tagus are really amazing. Downstairs, the Flores restaurant offers a more sophisticated take on traditional Portuguese food and does not disappoint.
We were truly impressed with the value and level of service we received while we stayed at the Bairro Alto. We would definitely recommend it to friends and plan on staying there next time we are in Lisbon. Try booking through Tablet to get better rates (our room was supposed to be 450/night but through Tablet we got it for 240)
Room Tip: Corner rooms overlooking the square.
Buenos Aires - June 21, 2011
“Great location and service”
The hotel is very well located, the rooftop bar is very nice, the service excellent, but the rooms very small.
São Paulo - June 15, 2011
“Peace in the centre of Lisbon”
The rooms were small but perfectly designed so it did not matter - same with the bathrooms. Roof top terrace needs to be bigger!! Also, too many tourists.
Surrey - June 13, 2011
Love this hotel! Good location and the restaurant serves very good food!! Dont miss it!
June 7, 2011
“Great hotel, great service”
We spent three nights at the Bairro Alto with our 17 month old daughter. The staff were fantastic; friendly and helpful, caring with our little girl, nothing was too much trouble.
The room (a Superior) was a little tight with a cot but very well equipped and perfectly soundproofed from the street (4th floor).
Roof terrace is wonderful for a beer.
Room service meal (Caesar Salad and a Burger) was excellent quality and value.
Location is terrific for exploring. If we go back to Lisbon this will be our first and only choice for where to stay.
Frankfurt - May 22, 2011
“True 5 star hotel in an excellent location”
The Bairo Alto is an excellent deluxe, non-chain choice for the vacation traveller. The staff are charming, the rooms are well appointed, and roof-top bar is a great place to relax after a day of hill climbing. It has a modern feel in a stately old building. It is situated on a small square that appears to be Lisbon's meeting place. Immediately up the hill is the lively Bairo Alto, and to the right is the Chiado, a swanky shopping area. This was the splurge hotel on our vacation and we were not disappointed.
Philadelphia - May 21, 2011
“Amazing experience, Great Quality and Intimate Customer Service”
Travelled with 4 friends to this hotel and from the moment you cross the door to bidding farewell, you feel like you are part of an exclusive family. The staff provide a truly exceptional service, catering to our every need from booking our seats on the plane, to translating directions to taxi drivers to ensuring we had the right restaurants and social spots to go to. the boutique style hotel is gorgeous with an exceptional 6th floor terrace providing the perfect backdrop of Lisbon while you sip your cocktails or nibble on excellent food. the rooms are small but perfectly functional and have an opulant feeling. The location can't be beaten, where you turn to the right to head towards the shopping areas and walk straight ahead to the vibrant social scene. I can't rave about this hotel or LIsbon enough. The breakfast is fantantic and warranted the additional spend completely. I will def be back!
Dublin - May 18, 2011
“Great hotel with Staff who give 5 Star Service”
Bairro Alto Hotel is a beautiful hotel situated in a great location in Lisbon. The Staff are extremely helpful and friendly. The rooftop bar is a must to visit in Lisbon. The view across Lisbon is amazing. It gets very busy so be patient if you have to wait for a table. Its well worth the wait.
The Staff in the hotel are extremely friendly and helpful. The continental breakfast is delicous. I had an amazing trip to Lisbon with a group of friends and we made a great choice with our hotel.
Dublin - May 16, 2011
“Beautiful well located small hotel with exceptionally gracious helpful multilingual service”
Arrived early and tired from a long flight. Was provided a room to shower and complimentary beverage. A charming well lit room with balcony and bathroom view across the Tagus river. The terrace bar on the top floor is a perfect place has a wonderful view and was a perfect spot for a drink at sunset and an often quiet retreat during the day ( although popular with locals in the evening). Delightful buffet breakfast in a charming restaurant space. A fine dining experience in the evening. I extended my stay and when the room I had been in was no longer available I was upgraded to a beautiful larger room. Personal greetings from all staff from front door to house keeping. I was charmed by the helpful personal service. The hotel is on the edge of the restaurant/ nightlife ditrict of Bairro Alto and the adjoining smart shopping precinct of Chiado. A minutes walk to fashionable Rua Garrett and Rua do Carmo. Less to the metro.
The bijoux opera hose is a short walk. The popular tram 28 passes the front door. I was sad to leave. Early morning flight and the restaurant provided a 4.45am breakfast!! I loved Lisbon and The Bairro Alto Hotel and will be back!
Room Tip: For views, rooms ending in 1 or 12 each floor.
Melbourne - May 15, 2011
“Great location, great service”
Other folk have said it all on location - easy walking to the Bairro Alto restaurants (altough the hotel's food is great too), to shopping, trams and the metro (get yourself a Lisbon Card to get about with). The service was really friendly and helpful. Quibbles? Well the room was a bit on the small side (but beautifully furnished) and it isn't cheap but for a first timer in Lisbon, I'd say never mind the expense give yourself a real haven where you can collapse after a hectic day's sight seeing or whatever. (The terrace bar with its views across the Tagus river is perfect for this but does get crowded.
UK Midlands, April 25, 2011
“Worth Every Penny”
We loved this hotel! The service was absolutely wonderful. The concierge was so friendly and helpful; truly, the entire staff was friendly, helpful and polite. The terrace is gorgeous, though it does fill quickly, often with people not staying in the hotel.
We traveled with our young daughter and the hotel provided babysitting. Usually I'm a little apprehensive about leaving my child with a stranger, but the concierge (several of them, in fact) said that I had nothing to worry about, that Fatima was wonderful. And she was wonderful; we felt very comfortable with her.
The location cannot be beat, the room and bath were immaculate and the breakfast was delicious. Staying in this hotel really made our trip.
Morocco - March 28, 2011
“Friendly, helpful staff , a perfect place to stay in Lisbon.”
This is a great hotel. Well situated for traveling on trains, trams or by taxi. Surrounded by good restaurants. We found the hotel staff very helpful, efficient and friendly. Would certainly stay here again.
York - March 17, 2011
“The best location and service you get in Lisbon”
Bairro Alto Hotel was one of the best hotels I have ever stayed. The location is suberb - Praca Luis de Camoes is located a couple of blocks from Cafe A Brasileira and Chiado neighborhood (lots of restaurants and clubs you can enjoy).
The breakfast and rooms are really perfect - I really recommend it if you can afford a little bit pricey rate since it worth every penny.
They have an incredible bar at the terrace - you have to go there, have a drink and enjoy the beatiful view if the Rio Tejo.
Sao Paulo - March 13, 2011