Palacio Belmonte Hotel Lisbon
With its film-set looks and history book heritage, Palácio Belmonte is one of the most distinguished hotel properties in Lisbon, and one of the least conspicuous. Sections of the edifice date from... Read More
With its film-set looks and history book heritage, Palácio Belmonte is one of the most distinguished hotel properties in Lisbon, and one of the least conspicuous. Sections of the edifice date from 1449, built around towers constructed in 123 BC, thus making it one of the oldest buildings of its kind in the city. Yet the veiled exterior is such that it's easy to walk straight past this extraordinary architectural gem. Inside, meticulous restoration has provided guests with a choice of eleven individually designed suites, each featuring a considered blend of bespoke classical and contemporary furnishings but bereft of television (senses are instead stimulated by the beauty of the location and the rarity of the occasion). Landscaped Mediterranean gardens embrace a black marble swimming pool, itself overlooked by a generous terrace that leads the eye over the terracotta rooftops of Alfama, a romantic picture-postcard canvas of astonishing allure. The next-door Leopold restaurant is a noted gourmet hotspot.
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- Best for Romantic Hotels Because: Once home to some of Portugal's most illustrious historical figures, the palace features exquisite tile decoration.
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