Bairro Alto Hotel is as cool as its central, bohemian location on the Praça Luís de Camões square, and has earned a reputation as one of the trendiest boutique hotels in Lisbon.
Located between Chiado and the bohemian Bairro Alto neighborhoods, this fifty-five-room boutique hotel is a perfect base from which to explore the most vibrant parts of the capital of Portugal.
Housed in a lovely ocher-colored 18th-century mansion the Bairro Alto Hotel gracefully blends an Old World charm with a 21st-century glamour.
The interiors use avant-garde art, antique furnishings with modern touches, moody light and the colorful azulejos (Lisbonian ceramic tiles) to envelop guests in an ambiance of calm—in contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city.
From the marble-floored lobby, dimly-lit corridors lead to the individually decorated rooms, done-up in hues emblematic of the Portuguese capital: the yellow of the trams, the ivory white of the pavements, the blue of the Tagus river and the terracotta of the roof tiles. The overall effect is subdued and elegant.
Rooms have some lovely extras, like clawfoot tubs, hand-painted wood panels adorning walls, Ralph Lauren wallpaper or Nuno Cera photos. Slick bathrooms wow with a great combination of marble surfaces and dark wood flooring.
The BAHR – Bairro Alto Hotel Restaurant is a gathering point for trendy Lisboetas—together with the bar it is a multi-level space where cosmopolitan DJs and live bands play regularly.
But the highlight of the hotel is the wonderful rooftop terrace, with a sophisticated atmosphere and the comfy couches. With lovely views over the city restaurants and shopping, it’s the ground zero for coolness in Lisbon.
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