Altis Avenida Hotel
What We Love
- An award-winning hotel in the buzzing center of Lisbon, with breakfast, fruit and moreThe rooftop restaurant, with its panoramic city views
- The stunning architecture, which pays homage to the glamour of eras past
- The breakfast, fruit and mineral water you'll receive with your stay
- The unbeatable location, near two of Lisbon’s most famous squares
What To Know
- Located right between Rossio and Restauradores Squares and within walking distance of Baixa, Chiado, Bairro Alto and Alfama
- Very quiet despite its prime location
- The rooftop restaurant and bar has great food and views; breakfast is also served on the roof terrace
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Nominated for a 2014 World Luxury Hotel Award, and a worthy winner of a coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, Altis Avenida makes a bold, retro statement in the heart of the Portuguese capital. Designed by celebrated architect Cristino Silva, the property houses an authentic marble staircase and a grand entrance hall behind its impressive façade.
Elsewhere, the hotel embraces a different style of urban chic, with gleaming polished floors, sleek furniture and gold hanging lamps to create a striking monochrome, Art Deco-infused feel. Such careful design, in fact, led the Altis Avenida to the Best Hotel Interior in Portugal award at the International Hotel Awards 2013. The pièce de résistance has to be the rooftop Restaurant Rossio, with its panoramic views over the Gothic cathedrals, ancient monasteries, quaint museums and bustling streets of the city below.
Your room will have great views of downtown Lisbon and the famous Praca dos Restauradores. Blackout blinds, soundproofing and a pillow menu provide the finishing touches.
Boasting some of the best views in town, the Rossio Restaurant on the rooftop is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late nightcaps. Stone, brass and glass are used to great effect; look out for the original tiles that depict the city before the earthquake. When it comes to the food, expect a menu of contemporary Portuguese cuisine, prepared to the highest standard. Breakfast is served until mid-morning.
Here, you’re on one of Lisbon’s most famous thoroughfares, so expect plenty of life and color. The hotel makes a great base for exploring the city on foot, and you’re just steps away from the grand squares of Rossio and Restauradores. To make things easier, you’ll be given a city map at reception.Shopping-wise, whether you prefer trendy boutiques or swank department stores, you’ll be spoiled for choice. If it’s culture you’re after, then the historic center of Rossio is all around you. Hop on a circular tram ride around the city to get a feel for the place, and take a trip up to the steep Barrio Alto for even more spectacular views. For outings out of town, there’s a station across the road.
How to Get There
My husband and I had a wonderful stay at the Altis Avenida. The location couldn’t be better for a first time visit to Lisboa, steps away from the Rossio train station, Rossio square and the Rua Augusta promenade/arch and so much more. The area is loaded with amazing sights and fabulous restaurants. The hotel staff was welcoming and wonderful, always ready to assist in any way they could. We reserved a balcony room and loved the views. The room was very comfortable. The daily breakfast is good, with lots of choices and the ability to order custom dishes. In addition, Eduardo organized 2 excellent private tours for us - of Lisbon and Sintra. They helped make our trip extra special and they were so reasonably priced. All in all, our experience at the Altis Avenida was a 10 out of 10.
The lobby is compact but the rooms are quite spacious, clean, comfortable and well-equipped--the only thing I missed was an ironing board and iron. On the other hand the towel warmer in the bathroom was most welcome, as was the opaque sleep curtain that descended at the touch of a button. Although this hotel faces a busy thoroughfare the soundproofing is very good and closing the window ensures a quiet night. The rooftop restaurant where breakfast is served is extremely pleasant. Highly recommended and worth the price.
This hotel is lovely, centrally located with very helpful staff, beautiful rooms and a lovely rooftop restaurant and terrace. There were a few touches that would have bought it to 5* standard for me, including strength and availability of the wifi connection and standards of maintenance in some less used areas, such as the -1 bathrooms.
My husband and I stayed here for 6 nights in August 2018. We could not fault this hotel. Fantastic location for transport as close to metro and country train stations. It is right on the edge of 'old' Lisbon and we walked everywhere we wanted to go. As the train station was close you could use this to get to areas too far to walk to if not using the Hop On Hop Off buses. The staff here were fabulous and so helpful. The breakfast on the Terrace on the 7th floor was excellent with a good choice for travellers who like a European breakfast or an Eggs and Bacon type one. Special mention must be made of Ricardo, one of the waiters, who was always so cheerful at breakfast and most attentive to our needs. Cudos to the rest of the staff including housekeeping. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
Spent three nights on our first visit to Lisbon. Overall, a very pleasant stay and would return. Used restaurant for breakfast and lunch and found it nice for both (did not use for dinner). Service for evening drinks could have been better, but overall acceptable.