5 unusual places to sleep in Lisbon
1) Raw Culture
Raw Culture Bairro Alto is a small hotel with 13 magnificent suites, set in an ancient building that used to house a printing facility. The suites and public areas are decorated with valuable contemporary art pieces from the owner’s private collection.
2) Palacete Chafariz d'el Rei
This is yet another Lisbon palace that was converted to high-end accommodations after first undergoing a profound renovation to restore all of its past grandeur. The architecture is neo-Moorish – a very fashionable style in the 1900s. The existing six suites are all different but share a common charming, discreet and luxurious feel.
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3) The Visionaire
Named after the visionary king D. João I, who started the Portuguese explorations in the 15th century, The Visionaire offers 19 carefully designed apartments that you’ll never want to leave. The location is hard to beat if you want to feel the vibe of the old city.
4) Palacio Ramalhete
This palace located in front of the National Ancient Art Museum is said to be the setting of one of Portugal’s most famous novels, The Maias. The exclusive hotel has only 12 rooms and suites, installed in the manor house’s living quarters. In the back there is an intimate garden with a small pool.
5) The Late Birds
This charming and gay-friendly hotel lies a bit hidden in the heart of one of the trendiest areas of the city, on the edge of Bairro Alto and Santa Catarina. After you enter its discreet door you will find four floors with twelve beautifully decorated rooms, an idyllic pool and a lounge bar.
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