Luxury Hotels in Lisbon: the city's swankiest accommodation options

The outstanding choice of luxury hotels in Lisbon is exemplified by five-star properties like the Pestana Palace Hotel, which in fact is a classified National Monument. Another historic property, Olissippo Lapa Palace, can also claim a noble heritage. The city’s top-end accommodation options extend to the striking Myriad by SANA Hotels and the Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa, two of the tallest hotels in the Portuguese capital. The swanky Tivoli Lisboa enjoys a privileged position on Avenida da Liberdade where several upscale fashion boutiques are located. At the top of this avenue, overlooking Parque Eduardo VII, is the landmark Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisboa. If you’re looking for luxury hotel accommodation outside the city head for the coast beyond the resort town of Cascais and the Fortaleza do Guincho. This chic boutique bolthole boasts a Michelin-starred restaurant! Nearer the resort is the Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel & Spa, built where an old palace once stood. The spa facility here is one of the best in the country. Back in the city centre is a new edition to Lisbon’s luxury hotel portfolio, Pousada de Lisboa, a fabulous property fashioned out of premises dating from the 18th century. And another historic building refurbished into stunning accommodation is the Palácio do Governador, located in Belém.  



The Palácio do Governador is a beautifully maintained 60-room boutique hotel sited in the historic centre of Belém, west of central Lisbon. Named after the former residence of the governor of the Torre de Belém, the five-star property...  Read More



An historic 18th-century building that once housed a government ministry is now a striking pousada – a property suitably branded a Monument Hotel. Sited on Praça do Comércio near the city's waterfront, this new accommodation option features...  Read More



Built on the site of a former palace, this regal property nestles on the Lisbon coast near the charming resort town of Cascais. The 124 superbly appointed guest rooms with either sea or garden views include 10 junior suites, eight suites and...  Read More

Outside the City


Perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the magnificent Guincho beach is Fortlaleza do Guincho, a former 17th-century military garrison that's now one of the most prestigious and enticing hotel properties in the Lisbon area. Accommodation is made...  Read More



One of Lisbon's most prestigious luxury hotels, this landmark property has 282 guest rooms and suites, 272 of which have private terraces overlooking the hotel's gardens and Parque Eduardo VII. The building itself dates from 1959 and is a fine...  Read More



A total renovation of all 306 rooms and suites has added a stylish and contemporary veneer to this centrally located hotel. Noted for its state-of-the-art conference and business meeting facilities, the property is also a superb base from which...  Read More



Lisbon's tallest hotel can be seen from across the city, its lofty tower accommodating no less than 369 rooms and suites. Standing tall over the capital's bustling commercial centre, the upper floors command glorious views across mid-town and...  Read More

Parque das Nações


Arguably the most visually striking of any Lisbon hotel, every one of the 186 rooms and suites of this majestic five-star captures envy-inducing views of the broad Tagus estuary. Rising to an impressive 140 metres from the Parque das Na?--?--es...  Read More



The Lapa Palace is one of Lisbon's most exclusive hotel properties. The original building was indeed a palace, built by the Count of Valenças in 1883. Refurbished to its 19th'century splendor, it was converted to a hotel in 1992 and sits in...  Read More



This outstanding property is classified a National Monument such is its historical status and architectural merit. Dating from the 19th century, the main part of the building is the former Valle Flôr Palace, where the Royal Suites are located....  Read More


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