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In quiet Sao Sebastiao area, a 15-minute subway ride from most major attractions
The hotel is located on a wide residential street in Sao Sebastiao area, a quiet, mostly residential neighborhood north of the city center. The Sao Sebastiao metro stop (served by the Blue and Red Lines) is right across the street from the property, which makes it really easy and fast to get to most major attractions in central Lisbon. El Corte Ingles, one of the largest shopping malls in Lisbon, is located a five-minute walk from the hotel, but the neighborhood has few interesting shopping options otherwise. There are a couple of decent local restaurants in the immediate neighborhood, but you’ll have to go south or west to find more variety and nicer places.
The Alif Avenidas (formerly the Dom Manuel I Hotel) is a modern business hotel located across the street from Sao Sebastiao metro stop. It was completely renovated in late 2010, and it now features 64 decent-sized rooms (by Lisbon standards) with flat-screen TVs, comfortable beds, and empty mini-fridges. Decor is contemporary, and some rooms feature bright red accent walls -- but there’s a fee for Wi-Fi. The restaurant and bar are mediocre at best, but the breakfast buffet (not included in the standard rate) is decent, and there’s a small business center with two computers and a printer. In short, it’s a good pick for business travelers, but it’s worth comparing rates at nearby hotels before booking.