Quiet, comfortable elegance in old Lisbon
Posted Sep 19, 2016
The Alegria is pleasant, charming hotel in an older part of the city. We had stayed at a large chain hotel further from the city center for four days, then visited Porto for three, and we chose the Alegria for a final night in Lisbon before flying home.
We took advantage of a great deal on this hotel through Expedia on a wonderful corner suite on the third floor, for less than we would have paid for almost any 3- or 4-star hotel in a good part of the city that week in September, which is still tourist season. We had a smallish but nicely appointed bedroom with a/c, a double bed, recently updated bathroom with beautifully tiled shower, and a very large living room. There were flat screen TVs, a mini-fridge and large closet. From the many windows, we could look out over rows of pastel-colored houses and stores with orange-tiled roofs, and there is a nice park across the street with a fountain. There are several decent restaurants for dinner within a few blocks, and the hotel provided an excellent and economical breakfast buffet.
The staff was friendly and helpful as well.
If you stay in the heart of Lisbon, even in this quieter part, you are bound to hear folks out celebrating during the night a bit, but we found it entertaining, and it was not loud enough to be disturbing. Also, it toned down around midnight and we slept great.
We would highly recommend this hotel.