Lisbon has no shortage of world class hotels for all tastes and budgets. Superb conventional and boutique hotels are scattered all over the city, but there are some notable clusters. One of these is close to the center and along Avenida da Liberdade, which extends from Rossio Square to the Park of Eduardo VII. In this article, we will look at some of the most interesting hotels in Lisbon that are guaranteed to make your stay in the city comfortable and pleasant.
Hotel Britania is a three-star Art Deco boutique hotel, the only one of its kind in Lisbon. Conveniently located in a side street that intersects Avenida da Liberdade, Lisbon’s most beautiful avenue lined with tall trees, the hotel was built in the 1940s and has recently been refurbished to its original art deco design. While it may seem small on the outside, the hotel boasts large, spacious and luxurious rooms and all the modern facilities. Room rates are in the range of 150 euros. This hotel is particularly appealing due to the combination of its excellent location, unique character and affordable prices.
Hotel Sofitel Lisbon
Nearby, on the Avenida da Liberdade itself, is the magnificent Hotel Sofitel Lisbon. This four-star modern and elegant hotel offers 171 rooms, which range from the classic single-bed to the king-size bed opera suite. The rooms overlook either the city or the park and the average price per night is 170 euros. The hotel also offers splendid leisure and meeting facilities.
If you are looking for superior luxury and a quieter location, then Lapa Palace is the perfect hotel for your stay in Lisbon. Situated close to the center, yet in a calm and prestigious residential area on a hill overlooking the river, this five-star palace hotel was built in 1870 and has hosted aristocrats from all over the world. There are 109 rooms on offer, which include 11 signature rooms, 8 palace rooms, 8 deluxe rooms, and 8 suites. This is a truly marvelous hotel with wonderful gardens, river views, a spa, saunas and a business center. It is also the only hotel in Lisbon with outdoor heated swimming pools in its gardens. Golf, tennis, horse riding and sailing facilities are located minutes away from the hotel. The average room rate is 340 euros.
Real Palácio Hotel
Moving back to the center of the city, but still in the spirit of palaces, we find the Real Palácio Hotel. This impressive five-star hotel is located behind the Park of Eduardo VII, just three metro stations away from the downtown, which is also easily reachable on foot along the Avenida da Liberdade. Transformed into a hotel from a seventeenth century palace, the Real Palácio has preserved the building’s original design and adapted it to the needs of modern-day travelers. It is divided into two wings, one of which is the main building boasting 135 rooms. The other part of the hotel is the palace itself and consists of 12 luxuriously decorated majestic bedrooms. The average year-round price of the rooms per night is 170 euros.
Bairro Alto Hotel
Last but not least, we will take a look at a design hotel that was voted one of the 60 best hotels in the world by Condé Nast Traveler Hotlist – the Bairro Alto Hotel. Situated in the very core of Lisbon on the Camões Square and just outside the city’s bohemian quarter whose name it carries, the hotel splendidly combines the old with the new and offers a unique experience to its guests. Boasting 55 rooms and excellent fitness and dining facilities, the Bairro Alto Hotel has a range of different categories of modernly-equipped and stylish rooms, the average price of which runs at 260 euros. Its unbeatable location and tasteful decoration make it a truly one of a kind hotel in the whole of Portugal.