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T+L's Definitive Guide to Lisbon

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Want to know where to check in on your next trip to Lisbon? Consider one of these top hotels.

Lisboa Carmo Hotel: This smartly designed property on a shady hilltop near Praça dos Restauradores is known for its eye-catching sky-blue façade. The 45 guest rooms incorporate textural touches such as blond-wood furnishings and leather headboards. Book No. 503, with large windows that look out onto the Gothic Convento do Carmo’s ruins. $

Palacio Belmonte: A palace built in the 1400’s off Castelo de São Jorge, the renovated Palacio Belmonte pays homage to the past but doesn’t dwell on it. Inside, kilim rugs and 17th-century artifacts are juxtaposed with contemporary art and slick marble bathrooms. $$$

Casa Amora: Lisbon does quaint B&B’s brilliantly, and the year-old Casa Amora, just outside Príncipe Real, is one of the city’s most sophisticated newcomers. Expect centuries-old antiques throughout the property and spacious suites with deep beds draped in soft white duvets. $

Palacio Ramalhete: You’ll find a host of heritage house-hotels along Rua Janelas Verdes in Santos; the latest to open has a light-filled lobby and the standout Old Oak Room Suite (oak walls; crown moldings). $$

Palacete Chafariz del Rei: A painstakingly refurbished landmark Alfama building, Palacete Chafariz del Rei draws a creative clientele ranging from filmmakers to fashion designers. Highlights: the Belle Époque–style common areas and six colorful suites, some with massive crystal chandeliers and views of the Tagus River. $$


Olissippo Lapa Palace: In this 143-year-old former villa, a shady, palm-ringed pool feels straight out of Old Hollywood. Take a stroll through the hotel’s beautifully manicured gardens. $$$

Pestana Palace: It’s not a national monument for nothing. The four spacious Royal suites (inlaid wood flooring; elaborate wainscoting) are aptly named; stained-glass windows and a lavish garden celebrate the turn of the 20th century. $$

Four Seasons Hotel Ritz: The glamour of the 1950’s is beautifully enshrined in this yellow-and-gray palace chock-full of Midcentury pieces. Bonus: the hotel has some of the largest standard rooms in the city. $$$

Hotel Pricing Key
$ Less than $200
$$ $200 to $350
$$$ $350 to $500
$$$$ $500 to $1,000
$$$$$ More than $1,000


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