With its stunning riverside setting and vibrant nightlife scene, Lisbon is the perfect place for lovers of luxury to stay in style. While the city and surrounding around boasts hundreds of excellent hotels and resorts to choose from, here is a selection of the best in the city centre.
Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon
Conveniently located close to many of Lisbon’s most popular attractions, this luxurious hotel provides a stylish retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. Guests are treated to their own private terrace so that they can gaze out over the city, while the blue and cream décor comes come with 18th century furniture for a truly decadent feel. Spending time in the spa is the perfect way to unwind after spending the day exploring the city, while taking a dip in the 18-metre lap pool is the perfect way to work up an appetite before enjoying a meal at Varanda Restaurant, which is a popular spot among Lisbon’s elite.
Olissippo Lapa Palace
People who want the chance to feel like royalty are sure to love staying in this luxurious hotel, which is set on a hillside to provide guests with stunning views. While each guestroom is decorated in uncompromising style with marble floors, picture windows, large private balconies and antique furniture, the suites are particularly enchanting as they boast private turrets and huge four-poster beds. Taking afternoon tea in the Rio Tejo Bar is a decadent experience that should not be missed as guests can take their pick from more than forty varieties of tea as well as a selection of tasty treats.
Fontecruz Lisboa, Autograph Collection
Offering guests all of the creature comforts and style that you would expect from a leading boutique hotel combined with the convenience of being situated right on Avenida da Liberdade, this hotel boasts a playful and vibrant design that makes it popular with younger travellers. Guests have a choice of view as the 72 guestrooms face different sections of the city, while the backyard patio is the perfect place to meet new people and unwind with a drink or two from the chic Bar Small and Delicious.
Memmo Príncipe Real – Design Hotels
Named after the 19th century king D, this stylish hotel is located in one of Lisbon’s most prestigious neighbourhoods. The forty-one spacious rooms reflect the modern style of the rest of the hotel, while guests are treated to a large indoor swimming pool to splash around in. The view from the restaurant terrace is simply stunning and this is a great place to unwind in the early evening while sampling a number of traditional dishes that are given a new lease of life by the resident chef.
Pousada de Lisboa – Small Luxury Hotels Of The World
Combining pure luxury with cultural heritage, this iconic hotel offers guests a selection of rooms to choose from with the biggest and best providing stunning views over the Praҁa do Comércio square to the Tagus River. Huge rain showers in the marble decorated bathrooms help to complete the feeling of pure decadence. Stunning city views can be enjoyed with splashing around in the swimming pool that is situated at the very top of the building, while guests are also treated to a large fitness room, sauna and spa to make unwinding in style effortless.
Santiago de Alfama
Set on a quiet cobbled side street just below St. George’s Castle and opposite one of the most enchanting viewpoints in the city, this impressive hotel occupies one of Lisbon’s most desirable locations. This impressive 15th century hotel has been given a new lease of life and combines authentic style with plenty of luxurious touches. The hotel’s 19 rooms are set right into the medieval walls and boast luxurious Portuguese beds, huge freestanding tubs and breathtaking views of this charming neighbourhood.
Altis Belém Hotel & Spa
Set right on the bank of the Tagus River, this hotel features striking black and white décor throughout from the plush white leather sofas set on highly polished black marble floors to sparkling white marble bathrooms supplied with black toilet paper. However, the real highlight here is the rooftop swimming pool where guests can gaze out at the river, while the onsite spa comes complete with a hammam and a large Turkish bath.