“Fantastic first-time visit to Lisbon”
We enjoyed this superlative hotel in the heart of energetic, pulsating, elegant Lisbon. Situated in a beautiful square so atypical of most European squares, the literary history of the area seeps through the carnival like atmosphere that often permeates at night. Whether you want to enjoy a quiet drink on the square during the early afternoon, enjoy the all encompassing nightlife of the lively Bairro Alto district or simply soak up the delightful character of the neighbouring Chiado district and the beautiful cobbled streets of Bairro Alto, this place is for you.
Turning to the hotel itself, 'understated opulence' is the calling card here that befits its literary heritage. Rooms are spacious, well-equipped and nothing is too much trouble for the excellent staff trained to the highest standards. Breakfast is a joy and the roof terrace of the hotel offers a spectacular view of the city. At night, with the gleaming view of the Christ Redeemer statue echoing its larger counterpart in Rio and the sweeping bridge created by the same company as the San Francisco Golden Gate, you can witness something special. The essence of Lisbon has been created in a hotel. That is what you will experience at Bairro Alto, so stop reading and book this place.
Thank you Paulo, Nunes, all the front desk/reception area, bar and restaurant staff for contributing to such an enjoyable visit. We will not forget this stay very easily.
Room Tip: Suite dreams are probably a good idea if you can afford to splurge.
March 31st, 2014