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
Fine hotel a little outside of the action but a good base to see the city. Room was more than adequate with a varied included breakfast. Friendly staff, nice bars etc. ground floor restaurant wasn’t terrific but overall we were satisfied and would return.
Modern hotel having a full range of amenities. Immaculately clean in all areas. Very knowledgeable staff focussing on exceptional service. They have guest experience ambassadors to ensure that their guests receive the ultimate experience. Located in the business area, and a short taxi drive (7 euros) to major attractions. This is Lisbon which is very hilly with cobblestone streets, so bring good walking shoes. The hotel has a full list of spa treatments, so indulge. The buffet breakfasts are phenominal. If you want something special, just order it. Eggs Benedict, Omelettes, et al. Freshly made cappuchino? Just ask. The manager of the morning buffet (Igor) and hostess (Marianna) greet you each morning, and are always a joy to see. They always ensure that your needs are met. Excellent food, excellent quality, outstading ambiance, and a warm welcome makes breakfast at the Altis Grand a prelude to exploring all of Lisbona. The rooftop bar is a great place to be at sunset. Joao Manuel the manager, and Joao the bartender are well versed on making excellent cocktails, and will recommend the best Port wines. The entire staff are welcoming, and very professional. The front desk or the guest experience ambassadors are always available to give directions, dinner recommendations, and to suggest tours of Lisbona and surrounding areas. I only stayed 3 days here in Lisbona, however, I was extremely impressed with how the entire staff worked so well as a team to give the guests the ultimate and sincere welcome to their beautiful city. I will always remember Joao Manuel's words regarding service; I'm not happy, if your not happy. I believe that this is the phylosophy of the entire staff.
The Altis Grand is a large and grand hotel in a central part of Lisbon and fairly accessible to most attractions and points of interest.
The hotel is fairly new and the rooms are a comfortable size for two people, plus cases. The rooms are well-equipped and tastefully decorated. Unlike most hotels I have stayed at during the past two years, everything actually worked, although the taps in the shower were a little tight to use. The bed was comfortable.
Our room had a second internal door separating the room entrance from the main room. This may have been to reduce noise from the passage as people come and go at all hours of the day. There was also a separate toilet room in the well-equipped bathroom.