Travel Blogs from Lisbon
... and a 20 foot wave. November 1, 1755 was not a good day for Lisbon and that day has not been forgotten in the city even 260 plus years later. There is a church in the Bairro Alto District that Lisbon left "as is" in remembrance of the great quake. That is something that all visitors should check out as well.
All in all I spent the whole day walking around this District and taking in the views of the city from the castle.
... had to get the famous Nata pastries from the renowned Pasteis de Belém. They live up to their name! If you go to Lisbon, you must go here!! Served warm, with cinnamon and icing sugar, it was the BEST nata we had, hands down.
At this point, we split, I went on my own, and the rest of the group went shopping. I appreciated the time to wander by myself, and headed towards the Museum of Ethnography, with collections of artifacts, primarily from Africa. The dolls, ...
... which, it seems, is how much of the world has thought about Portugal, when they think about her at all.
Did you know, for example, that it was Portugal, before Spain, who developed maritime shipping and the acquisition of colonies outside of Europe? I’m not defending the concept of imperial colonies, but the point is that tiny little Portugal had the foresight (starting with Prince Henry the Navigator) to train men and develop technology ...
... is a second story walk-up, narrow stairs--another reason to travel lightly! The apartment was lovely, nice kitchen, enough sleeping for up to 5, if necessary. Free WiFi borrowed from St. Peters Church across the street. After 18 hours travel and airport waiting, the bed (a little too soft) felt good.
Tuesday, Oct 15
We walked down from St. Peters Square to the Lisbon waterfront, then all over Baixa (Lower City). We purchased tour tickets for the next ...
... improvement. Look at us learning lessons and maturing. The next we camped out in the air conditioned tv room for a while skypeing with friends and figuring out some school stuff (trying to make our hangover day as productive as possible). Then we went grocery shopping and chef Alex and Sofia cooked some great shtuff up. The next day we headed to the beach! With buses and ferry it takes about an hour to get there. The bus ride was ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Aviz Hotel Lisbon
A Top Lisbon Option...
We can highly recommend this Lisbon hotel, which has recently been refurbed. The main pluses were:
- The rooms: We were upgraded to the Frank Sinatra suite on arrival, and it was very comfortable!
- The price: Through nethotels we got a very competitive rate (EUR105 a night for a double) - although I imagine it will be more difficult to get such a discount in the future as the hotel becomes more popular.
- The location: A 10 minute walk to the city centre and right next to the Marques Pombal tube station
- The breakfast: A fantastic buffet!
All in all, a great stay in a top European destination.
Loved the Aviz
I and my husband stayed at the Aviz Hotel in Lisbon during a weekend break. The hotel location is great, within a walking distance from the very historical city centre. Just 10 minutes way from Chiado, Bairro Alto, Sé. The hotel staff was very friendly and helped with everything you might need: the car park, a map of the city and instructions. The room was very nice, not too big but very comfortable and pleasant decoration. The bathroom was big, very clean and new. The buffet breakfast was good with a wide selection. The hotel keeps a classic style of decoration and services, keeping the class of the "old days" (but brand new).
The days in Aviz were perfect and we will for sure return when again in Lisbon.
Fantastic stay at a fantastic hotel
We spent four nights at the Hotel Aviz in late November, 2006. We had a lovely signature suite on the fifth floor. The room was in perfect shape, and spotlessly clean. The staff was extremely courteous and helpful. We had booked our stay through the internet at a very favorable price, about one-third the posted rate, but received royal treatment by everyone at the hotel.
We enjoyed a birthday dinner at the hotel one night. While the price was a bit high by Lisbon standards, the food was excellent and the restaurant staff was extremely attentive.
We loved our stay in Lisbon. The hotel was magnificent and we had had a fabulous time. We cannot wait to return for a longer stay.
Was braucht man mehr? schönes echtes 4 Sterne Boutique Hotel in ruhiger Seitenstrasse der Avenida Liberdade (U-Bahn Marques de Pompal um die Ecke) 2005 eröffnet. Geräumige Zimmer (meist Blick auf Nachbargebäude), stilvoll eingerichtet (Bilder, Stilmöbel, echter Parkettfussboden, Bad komplett Marmor, Design- Waschbecken), Klimaanlage (Schaltung im Zimmer!), Flatscreen TV, gratis Internet (Laptop erfoderlich) und vor allem: absolute Ruhe !
We booked via Venere & read Tripadviser reviews first. Aviz was like walking into an Oasis after a long journey. The staff welcomed us, answered every single question with a smile & nothing seemed wastoo much trouble. Its a first class hotel without the price tag. The full breakfast were the best of our 5 week journey around Spain & Portugal. The rooms are so stunning that you'll want to replicate its decor. They are beautifully cleaned every day (5 nts) & a chocolate was left on our pillows. ALL the staff are the same - polite, well groomed & friendly. Its well-located 1 min. walk from Pombal metro.
Its hard to find any criticism however, I found the bed a little firm whereas my husband loved it.
My husband and I spent 3 nights at this wonderful Hotel. Our room was quite spacious and had a very comfortable king bed. It was also great to have an LCD TV, bathrobes and big bath towels. The lovely marble bathroom was quite roomy and had a powerful shower. Breakfast was included in our rate and was exceptional, everything from cereals, bacon & eggs to 'fresh' fruit and pastries and smoked salmon! Usually, this is a rarity in continental Europe!! The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. I also wish to compliment the barman who made me one of the best vodka martini's I have ever had! In fact I had two! The location was very central, about a 10 minute walk to the old town and a 2 minute walk to the metro station. We highly recommend this hotel, and would look no further than the Hotel Aviz when we return to Lisbon.
Beautiful new boutique hotel...
I stayed at the Aviz for 2 nights in June 2006 - I wish it was for longer, it is a wonderful hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful. My room was small but very nice, with a fantastic bathroom and an LCD television. This is a new boutique hotel that replaces the old hotel Aviz; Lisbon's first luxury hotel. The location is good, about 10 mins walk to downtown. The hotel is located on a quiet street. Highly recommended. 5* service for a 4* price.