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This article was written on 09 Mar 2017.

Where to stay in Lisbon

Palacete Chafariz D’El Rei

Sited on the edge of Lisbon’s picturesque Alfama district and overlooking the River Tagus, this extraordinary boutique B&B property is one of the most charming and beguiling hotels in the city. Combining neo-classical design elements with art nouveau and rococo flourishes, the hotel is an architectural gem.

Beautifully appointed throughout with original period furniture and decorative art, the building – which dates from 1909 – comprises of just six guest suites, accommodation that includes the Grande Torreão, housed in a tower and commanding stunning panoramic views of the river and the old town.

Myriad by SANA Hotels

With its unique location in the city of Lisbon, right beside the Tagus river, MYRIAD by SANA Hotels is a unique hotel that is unsurpassed! 176 rooms and 10 suites, with stunning views over the Tagus river and Parque das Nações business district, together with a contemporary design and unique facilities, redefine the concept of a luxury hotel. The interior public spaces are continued into infinity by the ever present views across the Tagus river.

One restaurant, bar, spa and indoor pool, are just some of the facilities the MYRIAD has to offer. For meetings and events, MYRIAD has 3 meeting rooms, and linked to the hotel by an aerial covered bridge, a modern Events and Conference Center with a further 7 meeting rooms, 3 boardrooms, foyer and terrace, all set in a total of 1476 square meters.

H10 Duque de Loulé

As well as its striking 18th-century façade, this exclusive centrally located four-star hotel is celebrated for a truly remarkable rustic-chic-contemporary interior, the result of fastidious and imaginative renovation by top international designer Lazaro Rosa-Violan.

Indeed, a standout feature of the public spaces is the traditional azulejos – a feast of blue and white tiled panels that honour this most iconic of Portuguese ceramic decoration. Accommodation comprises 89 rooms divided into double, superior double and deluxe units, plus a choice of suites. Guest amenities feature the excellent Azul e Branco restaurant that serves an appetising fusion of Spanish and Portuguese gastronomy. The Equestra Bar is an ideal coffee retreat while the Limão Chill Out Terrace affords glorious city views.

Porto Bay Liberdade

Sited just a few minutes from the central Avenida da Liberdade, Hotel Porto Bay Liberdade has all the characteristics of an urban resort. Built behind a historic façade which dates from the early 20th century, the five-star property combines traditional architectural features with high-tech modernity. The 98 guest rooms are located across five floors, each named after a Lisbon district.

Leisure amenities extend to an indoor swimming pool and gymnasium and a modern spa facility that incorporates double treatment rooms, sauna and Turkish bath. The integrated design of the property allows for an interior patio, embellished with olive and lemon trees, where chic eatery Bistrô4 is situated, the menu of which has been designed by Benoît Sinthon, executive chef at the 1 Michelin star restaurant The Cliff Bay – Il Gallo d’Oro, and Porto Bay Liberdade’s own João Espírito Santo.