The 5 most glamorous hotels
This hotel has been the city’s epitome of luxury and grandeur since it was built in the 1950s to accommodate Europe’s elite. Now managed by the Four Seasons hotel chain, the Ritz maintains all the charm of a stand-alone, family-owned hotel. Its modernist décor includes Art Deco elements and impressive works of art – be sure to admire the tapestries by Almada Negreiros.
2) Pestana Palace
The palace this hotel partially occupies was built in the 1800s by the country’s wealthiest man, the Marquis of Valle-Flôr, and is classified as a national monument. Located in the residential quarter of Santo Amaro, its rooms surround a lush garden where a secluded pool offers a peaceful getaway inside the city.
3) Avenida Palace
This traditional hotel, a genuine Lisbon landmark, was opened in 1892 at the confluence of two of Lisbon’s main squares, Rossio and Restauradores. It was Lisbon’s leading five-star palace hotel for many years, and it still has all of its Belle Époque charm and elegance. It’s next door to the iconic Rossio train station.
4) Lapa Palace
Tucked away in the peaceful residential quarter of Lapa and surrounded by embassies of foreign countries, this grand hotel was formerly the palace of the Counts of Valenças. The 109 richly decorated rooms give out onto an exotic subtropical garden and boast magnificent views of the tiled roofs of the old city and of the river.
This intimate, classic and elegant five-star hotel in Av. da Liberdade offers discerning guests 25 beautifully appointed rooms. The atmosphere here is one of complete privacy – even the reception is hidden as you walk up the stairs from the street. The hotel has a stunning outdoor patio with a plunge pool and a terraced restaurant.
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