Bairro Alto Hotel - Lisboa
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“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


“Perfection. Really.”
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's perfect.
December 7, 2012


“Wonderful service!”
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.


“Perfect 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!


“Excellent Overall”
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.


“Stay here!”
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.


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