Another great option for a holiday or long weekend visit is the capital of Portugal: Lisbon. This destination has little to envy to other parts of the country such as the Algarve, or its Mediterranean neighbours. Here tourists will find great food, museums, a historic centre with small streets to get lost in, and a wide range of luxury hotels to stay at.
In addition to exploring Lisbon's charming neighbourhoods, you can also enjoy el Río Tajo and just 20 minutes from the city, you get to embrace the tranquility and excitement the sea, the surf and other outdoor activities have to offer. The capital of Portugal offers everything – and more.
Here is a guide on travelling to Lisbon in style including luxury hotels, restaurants and places we recommend you to visit to make sure you experience all that this city has to offer.
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“Surprisingly intimate hotel with phenomenal views and top-notch facilities.”
We were lucky to spend the night here, where usually mainly international celebrities lay their heads: at the high-end Hotel Corinthia Lisbon – a luxury hotel in Lisbon's financial district, which is known for excellent customer service, modern interiors, a beautiful combination of marble and wood, gold and glass, and modern artwork by emerging Lisbon artists such as Diogo Navarro and Maria Antońia Santos. Housing one of the city's largest spas, they offers poolside yoga sessions in the hydrotherapy room as well as deep-tissue massages. Dinner is recommended at the restaurant Erva, port wine and jazz music included in the airy Soul Garden.Check availability
“The perfect ambient scent and the interior design choices made this hotel a stunning place to stay at.”
Located on the magnificent Praça de Munícipio, the boutique hotel AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado is an absolute gem in the center of the action. Close to Lisbon's City Hall, not far from the banks of the Tagus River and Praça do Comércio, it offers you individually styled rooms with a variety of design elements. From antique fireplaces to original tile floors and wooden details. The hotel's brasserie chic Delfina restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. A trip to neighboring Sintra is more than recommended, and a tour of Lisbon's winding streets is a must.Check availability
“A heavenly hotel with uncompromising attention to detail and quality: It gives its guests enough reasons to make them feel special in an exceptional place.”
The Santiago de Alfama’s 15th-century building in the Alfama district has been lavishly restored by renowned architect Luís Rebelo de Andrade and owner Heleen Uitenbroek. Antique walls, shimmering tiles, modern artwork by Sandra Baia and intimate sitting areas are the inviting result. Oversized windows flood your rooms with sunlight. Powder blue accents, wood-panelled ceilings and free-standing bathtubs emphasise the unobstructed view of the Tagus. The hotel's cheerful Café Audrey provides you with refreshments for the many attractions on the doorstep: The Tile Museum, the magnificent Feira da Ladra flea market, and the Fado Museum.Check availability
“Legendary terraces and beautifully appointed rooms: Everything in this hotel offers an exceptional standard.”
Twenty minutes outside of Lisbon, this 19th-century mansion sits right on the sea in Cascais. The sleepy fishing enclave, with gorgeous beaches and outdoor seafood restaurants, inspires the interiors of the Villa Cascais in bold blues, with ceramic tiles and iridescent gold accents. The penthouse suite, which stunned us the most, enthuses with three terraces and the huge freestanding bathtub in the cubic, high-ceilinged bathroom and 360-degree sea views. The villa's restaurant serves up those delicacies that you can work off afterwards, on a relaxed bike trip to Paia do Guincho, the best surfing beach around.Check availability
“An elegant and charming small hotel in the oldest part of the city, overlooking the river, with a stunning bar open until midnight.”
Deeply hidden in the hills of Alfama, this romantic boutique hotel has a whitewashed facade and an old courtyard. The interior describes itself as simple, straightforward and decorated in taupe and wood tones. We were escorted by bellhops to our rooms. The rooftop lounge stuns with moments of pink-hued sunsets behind the Tagus River. We got to enjoy sophisticated drinks by the red-tiled pool and the many attractions, including São Jorge Castle, the 12th-century cathedral, and the specialty store Conserveira de Lisboa, do not only promise, but provide exciting times in Lisbon.Check availability
“This hotel presents refined details alongside beautiful finishings. It seems to have been done by top interior designers.”
Classic, modern, elegant and typical Lisbon. Dove blue nestles against warm wood and sharp-edged shapes. This is how we experienced the Hotel da Baixa. Located in the heart of Lisbon – Rua da Prata – between Praca do Comercio and Praca do Rossio, it owes its name to the most charismatic neighborhood in which it can also be found. A boutique hotel inspired by a combination of excellent service paired with typical Pombalian architectural elements. If you want to stay right in the centre of the city, like we did, it's worth checking in here.Check availability
“Stylish details like Hermès bathroom products and stunning fireplaces in their rooms convert this place into a true city gem.”
Located in romantic surroundings of Lisbon city is the Memmo Principe Real. Concierge and room service fulfill all your dream-vacation requests, while the pool and delicious breakfast leave little to be desired. Popular sights like Miradouro da Senhora do Monte and Chiado are within walking distance just around the corner. Don’t miss out on a visit to one of the nearby popular falafel restaurants such as Tantura, Restaurante Vegetariano Psi and Farm Food Ink Cafe – they come highly recommended by us!Check availability
“Understated luxury in the heart of Lisbon’s old town, with special rooms including a beautiful penthouse apartment on the top floor.”
The Lumiares will amaze you with beautifully designed apartment-style rooms and its location in the heart of Lisbon's fashionable Bairro Alto neighborhood. With five room sizes, studio to penthouse, this stylish boutique hotel and spa has something for everyone. The Lumi Rooftop restaurant and bar on the top floor offers breathtaking views and is open all day. The small but perfectly designed spa provides you with a full wellness and beauty menu including treatment rooms, sauna, steam room and a 24-hour fitness room which presents many possibilities.Check availability