On our most recent visit to Lisbon, we were looking for a centrally located boutique hotel. Hotel Altis Avenida fit the description perfectly. Hotel Altis Avenida is a boutique hotel with only 70 rooms and is located in the city center on the Praça dos Restauradores. The architecture and decoration are inspired by the Portuguese 1940s and revolves around the concept of retro urban chic, "where past and future meld in a unique atmosphere of charm and glamour."
Hotel Altis Avenida
Check-in at the hotel was smooth and efficient. Within a few minutes, Jorge, one of the front desk employees, was escorting us to our room (507). The Superior Room had an excellent view overlooking the Praça dos Restauradores. Our main focus of the room were the two twin beds, both of which looked very inviting since we had been up for more than 24 hours. We decided, however, to explore the Rossio restaurant on the 7th floor before taking a much needed nap. Rossio is located on the roof of the hotel and offers an amazing view of the city. Rossio's terrace may be the best place in Lisbon to enjoy a cocktail or meal in the evening while enjoying the lights of Lisbon. It is also the venue for an amazing breakfast served buffet style with eggs cooked to order.
The terrace offers amazing views of the city
Neither of us were in the mood for a heavy meal, so the Caesar Salad was the perfect choice for me while Rickee had a bowl of vegetable soup. The Caesar Salad was delicious, with large slices of roasted chicken and thin slivers of crispy pancetta.
We decided to enjoy a glass of Portugese rosé wine with lunch, and that may be what put us right to sleep! We wasted no time after lunch heading back down to our room and crashing for a much-needed nap. The sun was just beginning to set behind the hills when we woke up. Without the bright sunlight, the temperatures outside became much more pleasant and perfect for a walk around town. We headed out with no destination in mind, just looking to explore the area.
Large walkways filled with shops and cafes just steps from Altis Avenida
Because the Hotel Altis Avenida is located in the heart of Lisbon, near Rossio, Restauradores and the Avenida da Liberdade, it is the perfect spot to discover Lisbon on foot, as you are surrounded by theaters, museums, restaurants, traditional Portuguese outlets as well as recognizable luxury brands and local shops. We took full advantage of Altis Avenida's location by walking to local shops, restaurants and sights. If you are looking for a comfortable, quiet hotel in a great location, you will have a hard time finding a better choice than the Altis Avenida.
Twin beds were comfortable and linens were top-quality
When it comes time to sleep, the biggest priority for us is a quiet room and a comfortable bed. Altis Avenida scored a 5- out-of-5 on both requirements. Even though our room overlooked the busy Praça dos Restauradores, the room was completely insulated from the hustle and bustle of the crowds of people and traffic. The mattress was extremely comfortable and top-quality linens made for an excellent night's sleep.
Altis Avenida is a perfect pre-/post-cruise hotel based on its location, comfort and proximity to the port of Lisbon. A taxi ride to the port will take less than 10 minutes! We consider this a premium 4-star hotel and would not hesitate to recommend it to our friends and followers.
For more information, visit their website at: http://www.altishotels.com/EN/HotelAltisAvenida/Boutique-Hotel-Lisbon/