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Bairro Alto Hotel

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from 194.35 USD *
(* Lowest nightly rate based on stay from 07/20/2015 to 07/24/2015)
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Interests: Boutique
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Bairro Alto Hotel
Praca Luis De Camões No. 2
Lisbon 1200-243
  • Voted by Conde Nast Traveler Hotlist 2006 as 1 of the best 60, recently opened hotels .
  • Voted by Tatler Magazine as 1 of the best 101 hotels in the world in 2005
In the heart of the Bairro Alto district, in the Placa Luis de Camoes and in between rua das Flores and rua do Alecrim.

Hotel Overview

A minimalist expression of a multitude of Lisboan influences, the lobby is remarkable for the sense of space and peace that it imparts; a marked contrast to the buzz of the streets outside. Guests are greeted by two large contemporary wrought iron sculptures, made by the celebrated artist Rui Chafes, suspended within alcoves carved out of traditional Lioz stone. On either side, two archways coated in white colonial lacquer, lead through to the bar on one side and the reception area on the other, this lacquer effect carried through into the restaurant area.

Two dark green benches of sixteenth century design are the only furniture in the lobby, causing the eye to be naturally drawn to the abstract rose-shaped mosaic in the center of the floor. This Venetian-styled 'terrazzo' marble floor runs throughout the hotel's public areas contributing to the fluidity of space and imparting a sense of calm. Bringing the outside in, Moorish-inspired 'azulejos' panels of green, white and cinnamon-colored tiles line the walls of the ground floor areas. These glazed tiles are a distinctive feature found on the exterior walls of traditional Portuguese houses.

Key Selling Features Located in the fashionable Bairro Alto district, the traditional heartland of intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries, Bairro Alto Hotel is Lisbon's first contemporary boutique hotel. Intimate in size it is the perfect base to explore this magical city steeped in history. Capturing the indomitable spirit of exploration that pervades Lisbon, a city long associated with explorers, traders and settlers, Bairro Alto Hotel both embraces the Portuguese architectural tradition, while respectively turning it on its head. Bairro Alto Hotel represents a fusion of the old with the new, it pays homage to the country's architectural and design styles through the ages, including exotic influences of its former colonies, while interweaving contemporary materials from other countries including England, France, Morocco and Italy. The past was also meticulously retraced in the sourcing of original materials and application of various styles.