Altis Suites is located right next to the Altis Hotel, and its 42 suites are a good option for families or travelers on extended stays. These mid-range suites are spacious, but dated, with coral-colored bathrooms and furniture that's showing light wear and tear. However, all suites have kitchenettes -- with stovetops, microwaves, and mini-fridges -- living rooms, and flat-screen TVs. Guests staying in the suites have access to the amenities of the Altis Hotel next door including the health club and restaurant. There is 24-hour room service, and free airport shuttle service can be arranged in advance.
In Sao Mamede, near the university and botanical gardens
The Altis Suites are located next to the Altis Hotel in Sao Mamede, an area of Lisbon just west of Avenida da Liberdade, the main artery of the city. This tree-lined street features numerous high-end hotels and shops.
Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is a beautiful, colorful city overlooking the Atlantic. Like Rome and San Francisco, Lisbon is a city built on seven hills; but it has an Athens-like vibe with white-washed, red-roofed buildings, a fishing community, and laid-back people. Though many buildings were destroyed in the Great Earthquake of 1755, Lisbon still has a rich history (including historic buildings and cobblestone streets).
Originally referred to as the "eighth wonder of the world," Lisbon was a major importer of exotic goods from Europe and Asia. But nowadays, Lisbon can be overlooked due to its proximity to quaint, seaside beach towns. But those who love the city can tell visitors the many things they miss when skipping over Lisbon; it is a city of iconic historic buildings (such as St. George's Castle), extensive museums, and fabulous shopping -- particularly for gold, silver, and antiques.
17-minute drive to Lisbon Portela Airport, or 33 minutes via public transportation
2-minute walk to the Botanical Gardens of the university
3-minute walk to Aberta University
5-minute walk to the Baixa, the financial district
6-minute walk to Avenida de Liberdade
14-minute walk to Rossio, a main square
14-minute walk to Barrio Alto, the heart of Lisbon's nightlife
16-minute walk to Chiado, the main shopping area
21-minute walk to the Santa Justa historic elevator, with great views
22-minute walk to Praca de Comercio, a beautiful plaza facing the river
26-minute walk to the National Museum of Ancient Art, or 11 minutes via public transportation
7-minute drive to Casa dos Bicos, or 10 minutes via public transportation
8-minute drive to St. George's Castle, or 23 minutes via public transportation
8-minute drive to Alfama, a Moorish area with fado clubs, or 19 minutes via public transportation
15-minute drive to the the Coach Museum, the largest museum of royal coaches in the world, or 26 minutes via public transportation
16-minute drive to the Jeronimos Monastery, or 28 minutes via public transportation
17-minute drive to the Belem Tower, or 36 minutes via public transportation