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
- 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
Late review for a May 2017 visit
Pro: Great location (near metro stop, museums & Avenida da Liberdade, a main shopping area)
Deluxe Double Room - nice & spacious room on the upper floors with city views
Con: staff largely helpful but service is spotty (one at the front desk seemed to have a bad day & was a tad rude)
Superior room — not well maintained (moved to one on my last night (solo) & it’s a/c didn’t work — called it in for service but it was not fixed, despite attempts to do so)
Summary: This is an average 3 to 4 star hotel (not 5 star, as its website claims).
A very good choice for a business hotel if looking for a location in central Lisbon. The location itself is very close to the major shopping street of the Av da Liberdade which has boutiques. Better shopping and with a much livelier atmosphere would be at the Praça Rossio right in front of the national theatre which is about a 10 minute walk away from the hotel.
The university district is also just a short steep walk away uphill, and where there are more shopping, dining and entertainment options.
The hotel itself is quite nice. The service is prompt and friendly. The rooms are quite good sized for Europe, well-appointed with an in-room safe but no kettle or ironing equipment. The toilet facilities are separated by a door so that the toilet can be used separately from the bathroom. There is also an interesting door that separates the entryway and bathroom/toilet from the room which creates even more privacy if needed.
One final interesting thing about the rooms. The minibar fridges contain drinks that are complimentary. The only item that is not complimentary is the candy or chocolate bar. Please confirm this at check-in with the reception staff as the policy might have changed by the time you read this. It is accurate as at the time of this writing.
The Altis Grand is a solid hotel. The food was good and the service was excellent. That said...I’m not quite sure why it’s a 5-star hotel. I would give it 4 stars and would definitely stay there again. BTW, the area outside the steam room doesn’t have enough hooks for towels. Also, the hot tub wasn’t that large. I saw four people in it and it looked cramped.
The hotel in walking distance Praca do Commercio where all the bars, restaurants are . The rooms clean and comfortable. Room amenities were good enought. The weather was cold but heating system was good. There is a very nice bar on the roof. I don’t aware of pool , sauna or pool.
Hotel in the very safe place and you can stay both business or family trip.
Good hotel in Lisbon on a first time visit in September 2018. It was easy to get around town on the metro system from the hotel and was a generally easy walk to the castle / old town district and also into the upper / high part of town. Spent 2 full days and part of a 3rd at hotel. Would recommend for other travelers. Plenty of cabs available if you don't want to walk too much.