AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado - Lisbon, Portugal
This 28 rooms and suites boutique hotel is a welcoming addition to the Baixa-Chiado neighbourhood of Lisbon. The 18th-century rejuvenated building has a retro-contemporary décor inspired by the likes of the Portuguese aristocracy. AlmaLusa, meaning 'Portuguese Soul', is piled high with sentiments and tradition in addition to having over a dozen 'all things Portuguese' that are emblematic of Portugal. The hotel has an exterior terrace near the palatial City Hall in the Terreiro do Paço square, a perfect spot in the sun for a drink before a morning stroll near the Tagus riverside.
WHO ARE THEY?
AlmaLusa boutique hotel is the work of experienced hotelier, Founder and CEO Miguel Simoes de Almeida. Additionally, the Director of Operations, Sofia, loves to help her guests with the best walking routes and day trips from Lisbon. You can count on her cheerful hospitality for tips on a day out in the city.
The hotel features partnerships with various premium Portuguese brands, ensuring that its amenities and equipment are of the highest standard. AlmaLusa Hotels are described as "an urban concept with properties located in historic buildings in the city centre. Maintaining the original architecture and introducing atmospheres and interior design 'Retro-Cool' style in a modern and functional approach with attention to efficiency and sustainability."
AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado is the first of a growing group of AlmaLusa boutique hotels with another due to open in 2017.
WHAT DO YOU GET?
AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado is located in the historic and most exclusive districts in Lisbon where you can find the best fashion stores, restaurants and night life as well as stunning monuments and genuine retail shops. The hotel has over a dozen extra little perks and services that cater to the guests from 'Tour Sunset Sailings', 'Old Town Tours', airport pickups and more extras. Designer Giano Gonçalves has skilfully incorporated a very Portuguese feel to the hotel, by using amenities from Portuguese brands such as Castelbel product textiles and soaps, high quality bath towels by Lima Mayer, and Colmol beddings and mattresses. He has exquisitely woven the original flagstone floors and antique fireplaces with 21st century adjustments. The bedrooms and suites have a muted palette of soft brown and grey rich textures, with showers having a mixture of black slate and white tile floorings.
There are 28 rooms and 2 residences, including 12 spacious suites. All of the rooms are equipped with high speed Portugal Telecom Wi-Fi, smart multi-channel TVs, RECO SuperSignal radios and heating and cooling systems. The suites have Delta coffee machines and tea stations, Vitalis water and microwaves as well as a spacious entrance with large sized closets to fit all your clothes in. The power shower is by Sanindusa, with enough power to turn to a bit of a steam room. For the warmer months, you can take advantage of the LG Air conditioning. Additionally, there is a pillow menu, and the beds all use an anti-allergic duvet from Colmol Spa Premium Mattresses with 100% luxury percale cotton sheets.
“Delfina – A Fine Portuguese Deli” is AlmaLusa's food & wine concept for all day in and al fresco dinning serving fresh, seasonal and Portuguese inspired brasserie style cuisine in an informal and relaxed atmosphere with fabulous local wines. You can count on Delfina, at any time, for tapas & aperitifs, sandwiches, salads and desserts.
- Breakfast at Delfina Cantina Portuguesa with authentic, local cuisine.
- Concierge service.
- Extra bed (only in suites) and cot.
- Pillow menu.
- 24h reception, multilingual staff and luggage safekeeping.
- Laundy and dry cleaning service.
- IP Digital Telephone and 100Mb Wi-Fi by Portugal Telecom.
- In-room electronic safe by Prosegur.
Rate - Start from 123 euros per night
Location - in the emblematic Município Square, where it is neither busy or too quiet.
Suitable for - couples, families, friends, and business travellers
Tips - Read about our 72 hours in Lisbon and learn about our favourite addresses: Palácio Chiado, Bairro do Avillez, A Cevicheria and many more!
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