Flying over the town of Lisbon, with the fado music playing in the background, will make you instantly understand why the city’s light is greatly appreciated by so many people. The city got completely destroyed by an earthquake in 1755, and it was then rebuilt according to the pombaline style. Lisbon is bathed by the Tage river and it contains seven hills, where you can find the typical neighborhoods letting out the smell of grilled sardines. The city that inspired the writer Fernando Pessoa is as beautiful as his poetry: “God wants, man dreams, the work is born”.
Carlos shares with you his favorite high-end hotels in the beautiful city of Lisbon.
Four Seasons Hotel
This classic and sophisticated hotel is located in the heart of the city. It houses an excellent restaurant and one of the best spas in the city. It really is Carlos’ favorite hotel in Lisbon, where he feels right at home. Like any Four Season Hotel, it is expensive but the quality is flawless.
The Valverde Hotel’s style is classic and elegant, thanks to its modern furniture, its art collection and its antiques, similar to London and New-York’s Town Houses. The furniture, the lighting, the choice and comfort of the fabrics and materials used, as well as the spatial disposition of the room makes you feel at home. The Valverde Hotel is refined and different from any other hotel in that neighborhood. It is a unique oasis of comfort and luxury.
The Portugal Hotel, a boutique hotel located in downtown Lisbon, is the perfect starting point to discover the town’s historical heart since it is located between the “Praça Rossio” – only 200 meters from it – and the Sao Jorge Castle’s hill. This charming hotel combines the comfort of a four stars hotel with the traditional Portuguese materials, in a sophisticated atmosphere.
Located in the heart of Lisbon’s most typical neighbourhood – Alfama – nearby the cathedral (Sé) and the Saint-Jorge castle, the Memmo Alfama Hotel is considered one of the best hotels in town and the first boutique hotel of its historical centre. In this area, you’ll get to explore the typical narrow streets that shelter some famous Fado houses and distinctive boutiques.