SANTIAGO DE ALFAMA
With far more then a fresh coat of paint on the walls, this newly renovated 15th century archeological landmark, which now houses Lisbon’s newest 5 star boutique hotel, barely escaped the title of being “a part of history”. The Santiago de Alfama hotel recently opened it’s doors to the winding cobblestone maze that has become so identifiable with it’s surrounding neighbourhood. Situated on the very same street where the worlds most iconic explorers gathered, and where Christopher Columbus was wed. It contains as much history as any of the tourist attractions nearby, and offers you the chance to sleep in this once Royal Palace.
BEDROOMS & SUITES
Enter any one of the nineteen rooms and you will quickly discover what makes them so elegant and memorable. Simple luxury accounted for in every detail, each room as beautifully decorated as the next, yet completely unique in space and function. Vibrant colours and worldly textures are showcased by the incredible natural light that is prominent around every corner. The thirteen bedrooms offer every necessity one needs to flourish, while the six suites offer that little bit more for those who wish to indulge. Whether you are searching for remarkable views over Alfama’s infamous rooftops, courtyard access, or interconnecting family rooms, you will be sure to find a home away from home somewhere within these walls.
Whether you are in search of sweet or savoury, hot or cold, traditional or local, this is where you will find a breakfast to start your day. With a variety of classic dishes, pastries, and lighter options, the menu is sure to satisfy. Tastefully plated and served in a warming atmosphere with highlighted accents of the brands colour palette. If the weather permits (and it usually does) enjoy your meal on the road side terrace, people watch and prepare yourself for everything Lisbon has to offer.
RESTAURANTE A FÀBRICA
Meaning “The Factory”, the in-house restaurant offers traditionally inspired Portuguese cuisine. Fine-tuned by chef Carlos Robalo, who curates his dishes from locally sourced produce and reflects the seasons of one of the worlds oldest cities. Perfect for any occasion on any given night, the extensive menu and daily Chef’s specials are sure to tantalize your senses and have you placing your fork (or any utensil for that matter) down with complete satisfaction.
The day is almost done and the crew behind Manny’s bar are just getting started! Whatever you fancy can be whipped up with love and sipped on until you can no longer resist the comfort of your bed. A combination of top shelf alcohols, clever mixology and intriguing presentation make any cocktail a liquid paradise. Served in the exquisite interior adjacent to the main lobby, the bar is open to the public and visitors alike. Stop in and ask about their wines, specialties, favourite movies etc – it’s a place to unwind, have a good time and spark conversation.
Every aspect of boutique luxury is accounted for, every element of a world class hotel is present. However, more-so then any fabric, furniture, cuisine, dessert or beverage available, it is the service and apparent “family” presence behind the business that leaves a lasting impression. General curiosity as to how your day was, attention to specific aspects of your trip that staff can cater too. A knowledgable, friendly environment that promotes all the best of what drew you to Lisbon in the first place. A team assembled because quite frankly, they are great at what they do.
THIS IS LISBON
THIS IS BOUTIQUE LUXURY
THIS IS SANTIAGO DE ALFAMA!
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