Travel Blogs from Lisbon
... s both challenging and encouraging. From one regard, they say that Portugal needs the welfare state and the lives they have become accustomed to are disappearing. At the same time, they are oppitimistic about the future for themselves and Portugal. Be it a positive or a negative, these students viewed the terrible economic situation in Portugal and the necessity to increase the contribution of the welfare society as enough motivation to begin moving ...
Another late start: Today will be our last full day in Portugal but that did not prevent us from waking up late. However we were only feeling half as guilty as the previous morning. Destination - Lisboa a.k.a Lisbon Casa Pasteis De Belem Apparently trying those delicious custard tarts at Casa Pasteis De Belem ranks # 1 must do touristy thing in Lisbon. So without wasting any more time ...
Today we were in Lisbon for the third time however this time we had the afternoon off. As it was one of our costume ladies last ports, we decided to go for lunch at the infamous Hard Rock Cafe and I spent about £20 on a burger but it was yummy. It's a pretty city, especially during Christmas time ...
... tour gave us a good overview of Lisbon sites and a perspective on the city.
Thursday, Oct 17
We took the TRAM tour around the more close-in parts of downtown Lisbon. We got off at Alfama (Ancient Moorish) district, looked around some shops, climbed part of the castle wall, and returned to our starting point at Praca de Comercio. This is the day we found the TRAM for our return trip UP to Barrio Alta.
Friday, Oct 18
Up bright and early. ...
... that as it is now 4 pm and the temperature has risen to a 'whopping' 30 degrees, its time to head back to the hotel and the pool.
After four hours (!!) at the pool, we shower and change, ready to set off for dinner. There is a district called Restauradona, and as the name suggests the area is wall to wall eateries. (writing so much about food, not sure whether I'm doing a travel blog or a food blog, but the food is such a huge part!!). We exit the underground to be confronted by ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
Historical Traveler Reviews Alif Hotel Lisbon
Das Hotel ist wirklich schön. Der Service ist komfortabel und zum Frühstück gibt es reichlich Auswahl. In manchen Fällen hätte es sogar 4 Sterne verdient. Es liegt ca. 2-3 Minuten von der nächsten Metrostation entfernt.
Schönes Hotel in einer guten Lage
Waren für drei Nächte im Alif Hotel und fanden es sauber und komfortabel. Sehr gute Lage in der Nähe der Metro, mittel derer man gut innerhalb von Lissabon herumkommt. Es war wirklich angemessen. Leider war der Ausblick aus unserem Zimmer einfach hässlich, da es nach hinten hinaus lag.
Nice hotel in good location.
stayed for three nights in Alif Hotel,found it clean and comfortable.very good location near metro which is a great way to travel around Lisbon.It was very reasonable.Our only complaint was the view from our room was awful as it was at the back of the hotel.
Hotel is in a very nice place. Services is comfortable, breakfest is plentiful. It could be 4 stars in some cases. It is 2-3 minutes from metro station.
i got the Alif from a list for people attending conferences. my room was pretty cheap at 60 euros a night. i was pleased with the location, a bit out of the centre of town, on an underground line, with very easy access to the airport (the aerobus stops at Campo Pequeno) and to the city. the hotel looked a bit shabby from the outside, but inside it was fine - my room was clean and well maintained. i hardly use hotel bars but i got cold sparkling water there and the bar area itself was very pleasant. the restaurant is on the 9th floor with good views particularly over the architecturaly interesting old bull-ring, now being redeveolped into shops / cafes / offices. if you want a vegetarian restaurant, you must go to Terra in Barrio Alto - excellent.