It is in the heart of an increasingly vibrant Lisbon, influenced by the elegance of Chiado and the irreverence of Bairro Alto, that we find Bairro Alto Hotel.
Rehabilitated and expanded by the architect Souto de Moura with interiors of the Atelier Bastir and TheStudio, it combines style, bohemia and sophistication with the classic charm of a different time.
Bairro Alto Hotel opened its doors for the first time in 2005, in the building where until 1980 was the Grand Hôtel de L’Europe, a landmark in the national hotel business history.
The set of buildings where the Bairro Alto Hotel is located dates back to the XVIII century and it is an area of municipal interest in Lisbon – more precisely between Bairro Alto and Chiado, two of the most emblematic neighborhoods of the city.
Bairro Alto Hotel, a renowned member of “The Leading Hotels of the World”, is a pioneer in Portugal in the concept of 5 star boutique hotels.
A milestone in the history of this hotel, which represents the best of Lisbon in an experience where charm, bohemia and sophistication guide visitors through the history of a breathtaking and enthralling city.
The suites of Bairro Alto Hotel have been carefully designed to provide all our guests with a stay marked by luxury, glamor and refinement, not forgetting the touch of modernity, absolute tranquility, peace and comfort that each one deserves.
In every suite you can breathe the soul of Lisbon, which has been carefully reflected in every detail. A stay in any of our suites will be remembered as a special experience, one you will certainly wish to repeat.
With a generous view over Lisbon’s rooftops, and a unique luminosity, this suite’s handpicked decoration, colors and materials combine comfort and tranquility with the sophistication you’d expect from a luxury hotel.
A luxurious suite that allows guests to experience the glamor of the city through the beautiful view of the historic center, in particular the Luís de Camões Square.
Despite having a touch of modernity and being fully equipped, the rooms at Bairro Alto Hotel translate the city of Lisbon through its textures, colors and materials.
Here, stories come to life as you create unforgettable experiences. Memories of unpretentious refinement, luxury and glamor, as well as peace, tranquility and comfort. All sensations we sometimes seek, ever so intensely.
With a decoration that expresses tranquility and harmony, evoking beautiful Portuguese features, Classic Chiado perfectly reflects the good taste that the hotel wishes to convey to all its guests.
Restaurant & Bar
Go up to the 5th floor and be amazed by the best of Portuguese cuisine, created by Chef Nuno Mendes and Executive Chef Bruno Rocha.
In a space that breathes the bohemian and irreverent aura of the artists who created the city, stands BAHR – Bairro Alto Hotel Restaurant, with a restaurant area, the bar and an amazing terrace.
Thanks to the decoration, made by design professionals and Creative Chef Nuno Mendes, owner of a talent and experience recognized worldwide, you will be involved in a modern and informal environment where you can live unique and comforting moments.
The excellence of Chef Nuno Mendes
With a well-established portfolio that includes a Michelin star and a published book, Nuno Mendes is one of the Chefs who helped spread the diversity of Portuguese cuisine across borders.
A feat that has strongly contributed to the dissemination of our of national gastronomy and to its ever growing international recognition. He was in several North American cities before settling in London and opening his own spaces.
Now the creative chef of the Bairro Alto Hotel, he has created an exclusive menu, which brings together the best that is savored in Portugal.
Located on the top floor of the hotel, the rooftop offers an exceptional view of the Tagus River, a view of Lisbon rooftops and an atmosphere conducive to relaxation in a privileged setting. It offers light meals during the day in a area that complements your room.
THE TERRACE BAHR
The Terrace’s role is complementary to the BAHR. Open all day to guests and non-guests, it has its own light all-day dining menu. With a stunning view of the river and the city’s rooftops, it is the perfect spot to relax during the day, enjoy the sunset, or just sit back and have a drink.
The Patisserie on the ground ﬂoor, with an unobstructed view to the Luís de Camões square, oﬀers a daily selection of typically Portuguese sweet and savoury pastries freshly made in the hotel throughout the day.
Welcoming and cosy, on a mezzanine on the ground ﬂoor, this bar is the hotel’s meeting point par excellence. You can enjoy our menu of healthy meals throughout the day. It is ideal for a small work meeting or just to enjoy the calm and relaxed atmosphere.
Bairro Alto Hotel is located in the historic center of Lisbon in a prestigious and emblematic area, made even more special by the several Lisbon sights it offers: it is located between the elegant and cosmopolitan Chiado and the bohemian Bairro Alto.
There isn’t a better place in the capital to feel Lisbon’s true soul and to be surrounded by its authenticity.
From the entrance of the hotel we see Praça Luís de Camões, which imposes itself as a separation between this neighborhood and Chiado. Further on we have Bairro Alto with its steep streets, flanked by the viewpoint of São Pedro de Alcântara.
At every corner there are a variety of restaurants and bars, along with alternative shops, bookstores and art galleries. In the air, we feel the unmistakable aroma of the famous cream pastries (“pastéis de nata”), while listening to street performers and feeling the cool breeze of the Tejo River.
The harmonious light of Lisbon shines on the streets as we cross to Chiado. Under the watchful eye of Fernando Pessoa, a tram goes by: the “28”, as it is known, in operation for more than 100 years.
Further down, among other iconic spots, we find the Bertrand bookstore, one of the oldest in the world still in business. We are close to several points of tourist and cultural interest.
We are in the heart of Lisbon
Facades of “azulejos”, dormer windows and typical Lisbon sidewalks make the horizon, providing a stage for the dynamic dance of those who walk the streets: people who wander, work or live in the city.
At a distance, the occasional glimpse of the Tejo river… here, we feel the beat of life in the city – here, we are in the heart of Lisbon.