Altis Belém Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- Waterside location means awesome views through floor-to-ceiling windows
- Gorgeous, full-service BSpa by Karin Herzog, with Turkish bath and hamman
- Vinho Verde, the locally produced white semisparkling wine
- Hotel’s Café Mensagem and Oyster & Sushi Bar
What To Know
- Lovely Belém is four miles from the city center; you can take a tram
- Lisbon’s ancient cobbled streets and uneven pavements require comfy flat-soled shoes
- Spa treatments are pricey – about $100 for a 50-minute massage
- Right next to the spot from which the famous Portuguese explorers set sail
- There's a free airport shuttle servicing the Altis group’s six city properties
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Altis Belém Hotel & Spa, you’ll be centrally located in Lisbon, steps from Popular Art Museum of Lisbon and minutes from CCB Cultural Center of Belem. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Museum of Design and Belem Cultural Center.
Make yourself at home in one of the 50 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring minibars and espresso makers. LCD televisions with digital programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and desks.
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, and a sauna. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Planning an event in Lisbon? This hotel has 2399 square feet (223 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary during limited hours.
How to Get There
Down by the water (Tagus River), near yacht docking in Belem, Lisbon, you will find a design 5 star midsize hotel and spa Altis Belem. Amazing view, from your bed, is unvealled from ceilling to floor panoramic windows coverred by electric operated curtains, all to add to the whole luxurious experience. Bathrooms are cutting edge of design marble and mirrors and rain shower heads. Indoor and outdoor roof swimming pools, steam room and sauna, give the hotel its unforgetable moments.Clean and quiet, this jewel is one of the best experiences in Lisbon you will have.
Good Waterfront hotel with great walking / jogging - pedestrian only, wide footpath along the River Tagus.
The hotel is new and modern in style with about 44 rooms only.
It is located just a few steps away from monument,museums , historical buildings, Torre do Belém, Monastery, etc.
The staff are efficient, pleasant and courteous. Front desk, guest service and especially the doorman were most helpful.
However, for frequent world travelers who are used to special treatments in the US or in Asia, please do not expect any VIP treatment or an upgrade... Perhaps it’s not their custom.
The regular rooms are large , comfortable and sunny with nice views to the Marina, water view or monuments.
The Delux room is comfortable but has glass door for the bathroom which is not for everyone , though common in modern hotels in Portugal.
The Executive suite is very large 70 m2 with wooden door for the bathroom.
Although it has only one main bathroom and no extra WC or half bath with all the spaces available.
The shower boxes could do with minor touch up to remove small amount of molds.
The ( contractor) Spa is good but again, need revamping .
Bathrobes and towels at the Spa were very old and ripped and the shower boxes has molds.
Sleep quality , bed and pillows are very good!
The highlight is their main restaurant Messagem which is very good and serves breakfast until 11 am everyday which is rare in most hotels. Good food , reasonable price. The restaurant staff are very efficient, friendly, polite and kind.
I would recommend it.
Please note that this hotel is about 20 mins away from downtown area or old Lisbon’s attractions like the castle etc. however, taxi is inexpensive and would cost approx. €7 to €10 during the day and more at night to go downtown.
As we have already mentioned in a previous review (see "Near Lisbon vibe"), Lisbon has become one of the most sought after tourist destinations worldwide. The contrasts of the city, joining its centennial characteristics with the contemporary ones, as well as its location in the west coast of Portugal are attributes that no doubt make it very attractive. Although we know countless cities around the world, we continue to be eternally in love with Lisbon...
Belém is one of the areas of Lisbon with a particular charm. It is located next to the Tagus River and exhibits important landmarks of the Manueline era and Portuguese Maritime Expansion, of which the Belém Tower, Jerónimos Monastery and the most recent Monument to the Discoveries stand out. The Belém Cultural Centre, the Electricity Museum, the Coach Museum, the MAAT (Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology) and the panoramic views of the 25 de Abril Bridge and Cristo Rei are other highlights.
Altis Belém Hotel & SPA is located in this area, by the river, and this was one of the reasons why we have chosen to spend two Christmas nights with our family. It belongs to Design Hotels and it is an SPG/Marriott partner, although the benefits for its members are very limited.
On arrival, check-in went smoothly and the bellman that took care of our luggage gave us the necessary explanations regarding the room. We were assigned the type of room that had been booked (#211), facing the dock. There was a welcome amenity and the items from the minibar upon arrival were complimentary, a nice touch. The room had a contemporary decor, it was spacious with a sitting area, a real king sized bed, very comfy and a quiet AC that allowed us to keep the desired temperature in the room. Unfortunately, near the head of the bed there were no sockets to connect any type of electrical devices, however extensions were made available on request. There were complimentary water and Nespresso coffee replenished daily. The bathroom was quite spacious with two basins, separate tub and shower. The bathroom amenities were not generous; there were no mouthwash, washcloths or tissues. The lighting was insufficient. One of the cushions had a dirty back cover that was changed on request by housekeeping (annoying!). The turndown service delivered some cakes at night.
The property had spacious common areas, with modern decor, facing the dock and the river, where we could stay comfortably. It has a bar and two restaurants (Cafetaria Mensagem and Feitoria, the latter with a Michelin star). Of these, we tried the Cafetaria Mensagem, where we had breakfast buffet, Christmas dinner and brunch. The meals were of good quality, especially the Christmas dinner. The restaurant staff was attentive and provided good service. The hotel also had a SPA, an indoor pool with a very reasonable size and a small outdoor pool located on the upper floor, where in the summer you can surely spend good moments relaxing and enjoying the panoramic view of the river.
Although we had had the Christmas brunch it was not possible to have been granted a late checkout, a minor issue.
In conclusion, our Christmas time was well spent and the hotel well chosen, having our family enjoyed the experience.
Everything was wonderful, as last time we stood there, October 2016.Just manicure I made in the SPA was bad, and I had the impression the person who made was really not a professional. I had to take of the coat immediately.
This is a fantastic building with beautiful views of the Tagus river and while only a tram ride from the center of Lisbon it feels extremely cosy. Great for walks in the evening and all within distance of all cultural offerings in Belem.
However, the staff is extremely cold and non-accommodating - seems they forgot their job purpose.
I would think twice before going back.