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Just off of Avenida da Liberdade, near Eduardo VII Park
The Turim Av Liberdade Hotel has a central location for tourists. Just off of Avenida da Liberdade (on the northern end), the hotel is within walking distance of several sights, including Eduardo VII Park and Rossio, a main square.
Avenida da Liberdade, Lisbon's main artery, is a tree-lined street packed with high-end hotels and shops. But Bairro Alto is also a bustling area in Lisbon. Popular due to its lively nightlife spots, it is also home to vintage and antique shops. The cobblestone streets are often crowded with people, as are the area's bars and restaurants. Largely spared during the earthquake, Bairro Alto has some beautiful historic monuments and sights. Like in other areas of Lisbon, visitors should be careful in Bairro Alto at night, especially on the side streets; they have a reputation for loitering drug dealers.
Nearby Alfama, a Moorish area, is a fishing town with great fado clubs. Like Bairro Alto, it can also be a bit dangerous at nights. Baxia, the financial district, attracts mainly business travelers. But it does have good shopping, particularly for gold and silver. West of Baxia, Chiado is the main shopping district.
The 100-room Turim Av Liberdade is a four-pearl hotel in a central location, just off of the lively Avenida da Liberdade (as the name suggests), which is lined by restaurants and shops. The hotel has few on-site amenities (no fitness center or spa), but several freebies are available, such as free Wi-Fi and a free basic breakfast. The rooms are the highlight, with sleek, masculine design (picture shades of brown and grey, in keeping with the decor of the rest of the hotel), as well as sexy peek-a-boo bathrooms with glass walls and funky fixtures. (A shade provides additional privacy.) It's worth comparing rates with the many nearby hotels, but for those who don't mind sacrificing amenities, this is a solid, modern hotel pick.