Primarily one of Lisbon’s business hotels, the Altis suffers from a drab and stale atmosphere. That said, this 303-room, city-centre hotel offers a generous range of facilities. The heated indoor swimming pool is somewhat larger than the usual toe-dippers and the gym is well equipped. The Rendez Vous coffee shop, serving light meals all day, is a welcome addition and gives this otherwise slightly sterile establishment a sense of vibrancy. The roof top, with original 1970s leather seating, is a popular choice for businessmen and politicians. The Altis also offers self-contained apartments in a block over the road, suitable for longer stays. Complete with kitchenette, living area and study space, they benefit from a greater degree of privacy. Comfortable, convenient and functional.