Luxury hotels come in many forms. In Lisbon, the sexiest properties are in reimagined palaces. Here you can live as aristocracy with all the 21st-century comforts.
Here are the best luxury hotels in Lisbon:
History comes alive at this palace at the foot of Castelo São Jorge in the charming Castelo neighborhood. It is the former residence of a noble family dating from 1449. In the sitting rooms, more than 3,800 blue-and-white Portuguese tiles from the 16th century cover the walls. The 11 romantic suites have bright colors and contemporary elements. Opened last month, the new Grenache restaurant celebrates French cuisine using Portugal’s best products. Continue at Source: The Best Luxury Hotels in Lisbon
The best hotels in Lisbon are Portuguese owned—and have a Portuguese soul. Whether they are big or small, historic or contemporary, they all have an attitude that couldn’t exist anywhere else. And their hospitality is as genuine as can be.
The name of this hotel comes from alma, which means “soul” in Portuguese, and Lusitania, the land that is now Portugal. And Portuguese soul is the defining feature of the 28-room hotel, which has the residential quality of an elegant guesthouse rather than a luxurious hotel. Continue at Source: The Best Hotels in Lisbon
Experimental cocktails, secret-recipe pastéis de nata, and a tile museum.
It’s commonly understood that the best way to explore a new place is to go straight to the locals. Each week in the Urbanist, we take that wisdom one step further by seeking out not just locals but local experts — those who are especially well-versed in their cities’ newest and most noteworthy scenes — to give us insider tips. This week, we asked chef Diogo Lopes, pastry sous chef at Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon, for his recommendations in Portugal’s capital city. Continue at Source: A Pastry Chef’s Guide to Lisbon
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