Altis Grand Hotel
What We Love
- Central location just off the Avenida da Liberdade
- Impressive skyline views from the D. Fernando Grill restaurant
What To Know
- Popular with business travelers
- On-site art gallery, hair salon and gift shop
- Full-service spa with a heated indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
On Lisbon’s ritzy Rua Castilho, the Altis Grand Hotel is a contemporary crash pad designed by Portuguese architects Cristina Santos Silva and Ana Menezes Cardoso. The spacious lobby and bar combines contrasting design elements (ebony, stainless steel, brass and wood panel ceilings) and bold modern art pieces, while the 300 guestrooms are decidedly more sedate with white and neutral furnishings, lacquered wood furniture and abstract light fixtures. Fill up on inventive Portuguese cuisine and panoramic city views at the D. Fernando Grill and follow up with a signature cocktail at the remodeled Herald Bar. Hit the spa to relax in the Jacuzzi, the pool, the sauna or the Turkish bath, or hit the treadmill at the 24-hour gym.
In the Area
Explore the shops and eateries in and around Rua Castilho, just minutes from the elegant Marques de Pombal square and its lovely green surroundings. Sample Lisbon’s famous port wine in style at Solar do Vinho do Porto where you can sip your way through around 300 varieties. For a change of scene, head to the neighboring districts of Bairro Alto and Chiado, both hip hubs for dining and nightlife. Sample the creative tapas at Mini Bar, celebrity chef José Avillez’s latest eatery, or sip a cocktail at the Pavilhão Chinês, where quirky trinkets and antiques decorate the walls (and ceiling).
How to Get There
We stayed here two nights prior to our cruise on Seabourn. The room was very comfortable and spacious. We had dinner one evening in the hotel and it was very good. I swam in their heated pool while Don used the hymn.
The hotel offers a central location combined with abundant breakfast, friendly team and clean rooms. There is a swimming pool, but it is a small one and when 5 people are inside it is better to leave and go to the hot area of the spa.
The hotel itself is quite nice, we got a spacious room with some sweet treats waiting for us. Unfortunately breakfast was disappointing: no vegan options! There was some gluten free and lactose free products but what about plant based ones? At least soy milk please! The other disappointing thing was gym: very small and only one jacuzzi which was super tiny. SPA was very mediocre.