AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado, Lisbon's best kept secret
Now that in Europe we are keeping a close eye on where to travel, Lisbon has become a fairly safe and very desirable destination.
Moreover, Lisbon is one of those quiet, romantic and very European cities that has made up for itself in recent years in an exceptional way.
And that is why we are going to present you with a place full of charm where you can stay. It is AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado, a 28-room and suite boutique hotel set in a historic building right in the heart of Lisbon, offering a smart alternative for urban travellers looking for a more contemporary approach to luxury. Ostentatious perks and unnecessary extras are eschewed at AlmaLusa in order to provide accessibly-priced luxury that retains the elements that really matter for guests – stylish décor, character, lux amenities and truly stellar personalized service.
Set on the historic Praça do Município, where Lisbon’s royal palace once stood and the plans for Portugal’s maritime exploration were born in the 15th Century, AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado occupies a renovated 18th-century building where Lisbon’s arsenal was housed. It was where weapons and cannons destined for Portuguese explorers’ ships were constructed and stored.
AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado is made for visitors who want to get under the city’s skin and experience Portuguese culture. The Hotel doesn’t just rely on its connections to the past to capture the essence of the city, but partners with exclusive Portuguese brands. From the beds, towels and in-room coffee right down to the Castebel products, local produce and wines, almost everything here is sourced from the finest Portuguese producers.
All 28 rooms, among them 8 suites, have been designed in an individual style and are inspired by the history of the building and the Portuguese aristocratic way of life, but with a contemporary approach. Every room is fully equipped with such as high-speed Wi-Fi, an HD 43” Led smart TV, heavenly luxury King or Twin beds, REVO Supersignal radios, safes and Delta coffee and tea machines. The bathrooms feature power showers and Castebel products.
We all know the Portuguese gastronomy, rich in tradition, flavours and with an excellent wine selection. Therefore, in AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado you can’t miss its gastronomic proposal under the name of Delfina Restaurant with a menu which celebrates regional cuisine, with chefs using fresh, seasonal ingredients from the Mediterranean larder to craft moreish dishes, such as “bacalhau à bras” (a delicious concoction of scrambled egg, salt cod strips, onion and crispy potatoes). The alfresco dining area is an ideal spot for sipping fabulous local wines beneath the sun.