Altis Avenida Lisbon
Opposite the Rossio train station along with a simple 10-minute cab ride from the airport, the Altis Avenida places you directly in the center of 19th-century Lisbon, with designer shops lining the boulevards along with the attractive waterfront only minutes off.
Style & personality
Constructed in the 1940s by famous architect, Cristino Silva, it had been restored in 2011 from the Altis group, that assured its Portuguese modernism remained undamaged, including its retro façade and stairs. Interiors utilize mirrors and marble, mixing black, gold and white to the urban chic sense motivated by 1940s glamour.
Service & amenities
Professional, effective and exceptionally friendly service actually gives a home-from-home feel. Artur, the guest relations manager, puts an example of how to care for guests with not being too much problem. Service is exceptional, from the reception to the restaurant.
Facilities are limited, as a result of legacy constraints on the construction but there’s a company corner from the lobby using a computer and printer for visitors use.
Spread over six floors, using distinct color tones, the 70 rooms and suites all have a feeling of glamour by the ‘his and hers’ black and white dressing gowns into the wealthy, plum-coloured or warm, soft leather headboards. Egyptian cotton bedding is exquisitely light and soft fittings and stools are trimmed with golden at a nod to Art Deco. The 16 deluxe rooms have balconies with space 206 with a balcony away from its bath. Two spacious suites include sitting rooms overlooking the Avenida da Liberdade.
Bathrooms are marble, some black, some white with Damana conveniences. There’s a mixture of bath tubs and showers.
Food & beverage
Located on the top floor in colors of white and blue, with feature Portuguese azulejos (tiles) and a mixture of white couches and seats accessorised by blue pillows, the Rossio restaurant spills out on a rooftop terrace with far reaching views over Lisbon. The watermelon gazpacho with feta cheese isn’t to be overlooked and fans of fish should attempt the fish risotto with coriander and lime. There’s a great array of local wines.
Value for cash
Doubles from $170 (#142) in low season; and out of $310 (#259.50) at large. Breakfast included. Free Wi-Fi.
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