The Bairro Alto hotel in the heart of Lisbon has just received a prestigious accolade at the World Travel Awards, also known as the “Oscars of Tourism.” The hotel, located in four 18th-century buildings on Luís de Camões Square, was named the “Best Landmark Hotel in Europe” in 2023. This is the fifth time the Bairro Alto hotel has been recognized at the World Travel Awards, with previous wins in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
What makes this hotel stand out? Firstly, it is the result of an architectural masterpiece by Souto de Moura, the winner of the 2011 Pritzker Prize. This boutique five-star hotel artfully combines the past and the present, offering guests a rooftop on the 6th floor where they can breathe and admire the city of Lisbon and the River Tejo.
Secondly, the hotel’s 87 rooms and suites are elegantly decorated with a touch of glamour, offering the quintessential five-star hotel experience. Guests can enjoy daily bed turndown service and have their packing and unpacking taken care of upon request. The Tejo suite, for example, starts at €1610 per night.
The third reason that sets this hotel apart is its haute cuisine. Located on the fifth floor, BAHR restaurant showcases a fusion of Japanese techniques applied to Portuguese ingredients. Executive Chef Bruno Rocha creates dishes ranging from Roasted Octopus Brás-style (€29) to a dessert of Claras Cake with Strawberry Soup and Yogurt Ice Cream (€9).
The Bairro Alto hotel has become a true reference in the industry, as depicted in the images and experienced through a stay with rooms starting at €300 per night.