First of all, pls no missunderstanding:
There is another Altis Belém Hotel & Spa with only 50 rooms.
House & Hotel Magazine enjoyed this luxury Hotel Altis in lovely Lisbon.
It will take you a short walk to Avenida da Liberdade and you will find this charismatic five star hotel which combines the art of hospitality with all the facilities and services of an international 5 star Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal
Given its location in Lisbon, the Altis Hotel will forever be associated with the contemporary history of the country, which is normally a platform for major media events.
Hotel Altis has just completed in 2011 the first phase of its largest renovation ever.
200 rooms and the entrance lobby have been completely renovated, including a new bar.
The project includes the creation of a more modern, sophisticated and modern ambience in the rooms with new furniture in ebony and stainless steel. In the halls some original materials such as stainless steel and brass were restored, the woods were darkened and new carpets were designed. In the entrance lobby, the reception desk was repositioned in the main front wall and framed by black lacquer. In the old reception area there’s a new seating area and the Lobby Bar in shades of gold and black.
In the hotel is a heated indoor pool, fitness room and massage service. That was nice.
The building and interior design as well as contemporary artworks by Portuguese artists are on display throughout the hotel creating a timeless atmosphere.
The Altis Hotel offers a wide selection of restaurants and bars: the unique and refined Grill D.Fernando with its amazing panoramic views of Lisbon and the Tagus river offering delicious meals at any time of day in a casual and relaxed atmosphere.
So it is the perfect location in Lisbon’s city centre. The Hotel is near the typical and historic quarters as Bairro Alto, Alfama and Mouraria restaurants, cafés and theatres are within walking distance.
Tips for chill out / resto: Flores Restaurant
Here you can find a typical Portuguese cuisine by the hand of Chef Vasco Lello.
A cosy meeting point in the heart of Lisbon, with a wide gastronomic offer at lunch and dinner.
The cafe-bar, which has a separate entrance on Rua do Alecrim, is already a hot spot for the locals. Both cosmopolitan and trendy, it´s the perfect place for a light meal or for an end of the day drink with friends. With a musical agenda that changes every night, from hottest DJs as well as new Portuguese and international bands from a range of genres… Jazz, Bossa Nova, Portuguese, Fado.
Take the tram 28 and enjoy the Bairro Alto:
On the top floor of the hotel you´ll find the BA Terrace, awarded as the 4th best hotel-terrace view in the world… a space enjoyed by everyone and well-known by the locals. A unique view of Rio Tejo, the old Lisbon rooftops and the sunset from behind the bridge over Rio Tejo.
Restaurant tip #2 in Lisbon “Eleven”
An ambitious place, set on a slightly remote hillock in the outskirts of Lisbon, a modern building with a large dining room, two private dining rooms and a small outside dining setting upstairs. It is very smartly decorated in a modern style, with tables large and generously spaced.
Amuse bouche was nice, a slice of ham on a piece of toast, basic but good. Next was a mousse of horseradish wrapped in smoked salmon, with a beetroot sauce poured over it. I think sal
mon and horseradish is a great flavour combination. Yummy.
Than we tried Parmesan mousse in a ravioli carbonara, which featured excellent pasta, nice bacon and a Parmesan mousse.
The desserts were even in a higher league the lemon souffle was superb, cooked perfectly through, light and fluffy with full but not overwhelming lemon taste, served with a good passion fruit sorbet.
A cheese and fig tart was better than it sounded, the pastry excellent, served with fig chutney and honey ice cream.
This was one of the best cooking that we had in Portugal.
Nice fado by great Mariza.