Travel Blogs from Lisbon
... 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 ...
... foods we knew.
It was charming. We told them we had spent time in the North. This chilled the air a bit...there is a bitter rivalry between Porto and Lisbon.
"Why would you spend so much time up there? Next time stay in Lisbon. It is better here."
We told them we would be back for another trip, finished our chocolate mousse, and walked away enjoying the night life of Lisbon.
... Barrio Alto had to offer. I danced into the morning with the hostel workers: Jürgen, a Norweigan whose 2 week Lisbon holiday ended in a 2 year stay & Georgia, our Italian receptionist, who desperately wanted to move to Cape Town. Or you drink some white wine, while enjoying the best cupcakes. We quickly made friends with the Brazilian waiter, who told us about a jazz place up the street. One can't go ...
... tie, shirt, belt, socks, and dress shoes for under $50 Cdn, you just have to be amazed. Even better, the suit must be made of some sort of space age polymer material because I can crunch it into my backpack and it snaps back into form without a wrinkle- I just need to avoid open flames, direct sunlight, and pregnant women and I’m good to go. Not the Armani tuxedo DH was pushing but given the extra cash now available for on-board spa treatments, she seems happy now.
... saw more people strolling around and for the first time since coming to Portugal, I started seeing high heels. I have no idea how those girls managed the cobbled, steep streets of Bairro Alto but more power to them. It had started to rain and just kept getting heavier and heavier. Eventually we stopped at Brasileira café to have a beer. The inside was really busy so we actually sat outside under one of the umbrellas and were ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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.