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
This hotel is very well located to our needs. It was central to touristic areas, shopping districts, food outlets and yet very quiet and peaceful. The hotel is very clean with exceptional service and very friendly and dedicated staff. The f&b outlet served good breakfast and excellent dinners.
There are a host of criteria as to why a hotel moves beyond just being a 'hotel' and becomes an exquisite hotel--worth of multiple stars and clearly an automatic candidate for the next visit to Lisbon. What makes Altis Avenida stand out is first and foremost--the staffing...looking always to be helpful...handling room service request with grace and speed...booking airport transport...giving good suggestions as to restaurants... where to do. where to toss the guide books.... In any hotel, there are always the standouts--At Altis Avenida, that standout is the "Guest Experience Ambassador--Eduardo Dinca. Eduardo help plan our stay in Lisbon and the area with an eye towards what we wanted, not what the tour books said. He arranged a car and guide--excellent English speaking, filled with details about locations, a master of maneuvering the vehicle around the interior towns... Our guess is that the service and assistance Eduardo provide us is duplicated time and again for any quest.
Other items of importance... being upgrade to a suite is always welcome, as it was in our case...table, desks, televisions, outside balcony , electric drapes, mini bar...you name it, this hotel--and this suite had it. Felt like home--and the roof top restaurant and bar was a plus....
Enough said...centrally located, walking distance to key shopping areas, lots of outdoor bar stops, atms, and a Starbucks across the street... If you do not enjoy this hotel...and if you do not get advice from Eduardo--then you are clearly in the wrong country... and if you are in the right country, you are truly at the wrong hotel
I had a very nice 3 night stay as part of a small tour group at the Altis. The rooms are adequately sized with modern bathrooms. Ours faced the busy Rossio train station . There was a complimentary buffet breakfast on the top floor of the hotel which included juices , pastries, fresh fruit, eggs and bacon. There is a nice view of the obelisk outside the restaurant and al fresco seating area. The service at this hotel is very attentive and prompt - another plus.
We initially stayed 2days as part of a tour, but extended 3 days more to explore the area on our own. Very clean and modern, comfortable room with good beds and nice bath. Not a large room, typical of European hotels. Very quiet even though our window opened to the street. Great central location, across the street from the rail station which made it super easy to take the train to Sinatra, which we did 2 of the three days. Not far from the harbor, lots of good restaurants within easy walking distance, including “Pinocchio” next door. We ate on the beautiful rooftop lounge, outside, which was excellent all the way around. Wonderful buffet breakfast every morning included. Very attentive and polite staff, who spoke English well. We’d stay there again!
The Altis Avenida Hotel is centrally located and features a friendly staff but the property itself has seen better days. The decor is outdated and some of the furnishings in the room I stayed in were frayed around the edges. It is long due for a renovation.