To know Lisboa is to fall deeply in love with the Tagus River: it runs in the city's veins as the oxygen runs in our blood. Every single Lisboner adores the river and Altis Belém Hotel & Spa is a fine example of that passion. This opulent 5-star hotel is a design icon, its parallelepiped shape rises gently from the ground in a puristic mix of white and glass. It is grand yet delicate: the river Tagus is the one which deserves to be highlighted. There is no other way to sleep closer to Lisbon's river (you could easily throw a pebble from your terrace) so, as you can imagine, the views are totally mind-blowing. You will wake up by the river, have the chance to walk or cycle aside it, have a drink or dine with the sight of it, nothing else in between. It will be the river and you, Christ The King and 25 de Abril Bridge to the left, Belém Tower to the right. Altis Belém Hotel & Spa is undoubtedly one of the best hotels in Lisbon. Architects love it for the ingeniously balanced futuristic lines, the modern interiors and the awesome rooftop terrace and pool where a swim seems to end only at the opposite shore.... what else does someone wish to do in a gorgeous place like this? Maybe... dine at Feitoria, the hotel's Michelin- starred restaurant, walk to the other side and visit the imposing Jerónimos' Monastery, or maybe indulge yourself in one of the great concerts at Belém Cultural Centre (CCB).
HOTEL VIEW: CHRIST THE KING, TAGUS RIVER, 25 DE ABRIL BRIDGE, BELÉM TOWER, PADRÃO DOS DESCOBRIMENTOS (MONUMENT TO THE DISCOVERIES), BELÉM CULTURAL CENTER A Lisbon Hotel View captured by @mathcasa
The Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon has been the pride of the town since it was raised in the late 1950's. Designed by the famous Portuguese architect Pardal Monteiro and meticulously decorated (History says the interiors were created during construction) this luxurious 5-star Lisbon hotel is a rare example of artists' collaboration. Perhaps that's one of the reasons why it still is a Lisbon icon after all these years: the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon maintains a ravishing elegance that emanates from its classical decor and the priceless works of Art that invade most of the spaces (for instance the tapestries by Almada Negreiros). Nevertheless, an irreprehensible reputation is not achieved without service; again, this upscale hotel made it throughout the decades. The Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon is a top of the line hotel located in one of Lisbon's best areas, next to Marques de Pombal square and Liberty Avenue, it offers unbelievable views that overlook the city till they reach the Tagus River, fly you up to 25 de Abril Bridge, take you to the imposing statue of Christ The King, and finally reach out the shore at the other river bank. But climb to the rooftop and let yourself be overwhelmed by 360º vistas of the entire city and surroundings. After that, we assure you, you'll appreciate a swim at the indoor pool (we often ask, how can a pool be so gorgeous?!) or maybe not... perhaps your wish will be to keep on getting lost in contemplation... then go to floor 11, where an outdoor running track awaits.
HOTEL VIEW: EDUARD VII PARK, MARQUIS OF POMBAL SQUARE, CHRIST THE KING, TAGUS RIVER, 25 DE ABRIL BRIDGE, 360º LISBON VISTAS A Lisbon Hotel View captured by @carolinasrego
An ode to the vibrant Bairro Alto and to Rua das Flores (Flowers' Street, a famous alley, immortalized in Portuguese literature), the fancy Bairro Alto Hotel is one of Lisbon's icons. The thorough restoration of the building, the detailed design of the interiors (we're especially fond of the golden elevator) and the care for comfort (the warmest rooms of all) make Bairro Alto Hotel a hard one to beat. The citizens are proud of it and, Flores do Bairro, the hotel's restaurant, is one of their favored places for lunch or dinner, as the top floor is for a drink at sunset or night. My, my, my, it isn't hard to understand why: the terrace bar - Terraço BA - shows some of the best city's panoramas, the kind of sights that leave you speechless. Lisbon's river seems to be ridiculously close, Lisboa suddenly appears as if compressed in a sole dimension for your own pleasure. Besides all this, the location is one of the best. Bairro Alto Hotel lies at Camões Square, a stone's throw from Chiado and Bairro Alto, 10 minutes away from the trendy Principe Real or the chic Liberty Avenue. What more could you ask for during your upcoming Lisbon stay?
HOTEL VIEW: LISBON'S ROOFTOPS, CAMÕES SQUARE, CHRIST THE KING, TAGUS RIVER, 25 DE ABRIL BRIDGE A Lisbon Hotel View captured by @andrezafazio
Lisbon is well-known for its 7 hills, all visible by the river. They are one of the reasons why this is such a special city. If you're fond of astonishing sights, the kind of vistas that turn any visit (no matter the length) into an unforgettable one, then Lisbon is the place for you, and possibly the top-notch EPIC SANA Lisboa Hotel your kind of place. This 5-star hotel, one of the best in the Portuguese capital city, is located in one of Lisbon's upscale areas, very close to the chic Liberty Avenue and a stone's throw to Amoreiras, surely the fanciest shopping mall in town. The EPIC SANA Lisboa Hotel, being one of the city's finest hotels, offers state-of-the-art comfort and amenities in a modern building, lighted up by glass. But what really strikes any visitor are the views. We said it is located in one of the hills, remember? What this means is you can expect the most glorious panoramas of all. Ask for a room with a river view, if possible. In the case it is not, do not miss the infinity pool at the rooftop: it would be a shame to loose the opportunity to swim high up in the sky while gazing at the way the colors change from the typical white, yellow, rose and violet that cover the walls, to the green-blue, ever changing Tagus river.
HOTEL VIEW: LISBON'S ROOFTOPS, TAGUS RIVER, 25 DE ABRIL BRIDGE, ARRÁBIDA MOUNTAIN A Lisbon Hotel View captured by @lerinkelly
Design hunters, trend seekers, novelty junkies, are you planing a trip to Lisbon? In this romantic city, there is MYRIAD by SANA Hotels, an oasis of futurism and state-of-the art style, a brilliant fusion of architectural experimentation and interior innovation that evokes the daring design of Dubai's Burj Al Arab. But let us grow your excitement step by step. This 5-star Lisbon hotel is situated in the new-born area of the city, Parque das Nações, a never-stop growing district since its creation in the late 90's, when it hosted EXPO'98. The place is literally an open-air museum with amazing buildings from some of the best architects in the world: Santiago Calatrava - Oriente Station, Peter Chermayeff - Lisbon Oceanarium (don't you dare miss it!), Siza Vieira - Pavilhão do Conhecimento, amid others. Big Tech companies moved to the area as well as citizens because of its remarkable location and astonishing views. Already in the mood for MYRIAD by SANA Hotels? Hold your breath: it lies close to the grandiose Vasco da Gama Bridge. No words are enough to describe what your eyes can reach from one river's end to the other. You'll be high above sea level (in the tallest building in Lisbon) surrounded by extremely modern interiors... Enough now. You have to experience it, right?
HOTEL VIEW: TAGUS RIVER, VASCO DA GAMA BRIDGE, PARQUE DAS NAÇÕES, ARRÁBIDA MOUNTAIN A Lisbon Hotel View captured by @angieguadalupe.mua
Pestana Palace Lisboa Hotel & National Monument (5 Star)
Dear guest: welcome to one of the most classic, unique and luxurious experiences you may have in Lisbon. The sublime Pestana Palace Lisboa Hotel & National Monument is a remarkable palace which was built in the 19th century by the Marquis of Valle Flor. It is quite hard to summarize what this place is: it is the charm of bygone days combined with upscale service and comfort. The four royal suites are the sheer definition of elegance with its frescoes, stained glassed windows and coquette details; the reception rooms at the original building are sumptuous and evoke long, exotic journeys from the past (notice the doors, they all come from different parts of the world). The gardens emanate memories of the Equator; the pool is amazing, a mimmic of a lake with emerald waters. And, what about the views? You'll be staying at the higher point of one of the noblest Lisbon streets; it isn't hard to imagine a lovely view, is it? Well, it isn't lovely but extraordinary, the Tagus River unfolding before your eyes, 25 de Abril Bridge drawing you off gently to the open arms of Christ the King. Looking for a ravishing place to stay in Lisbon? Pestana Palace Lisboa Hotel & National Monument. Favored by stars like Madonna or Diana Krall, it is truly once in a lifetime experience.
HOTEL VIEW: CHRIST THE KING, TAGUS RIVER, 25 DE ABRIL BRIDGE A Lisbon Hotel View captured by @a.azrah
Alfama comes from the Arabic word Al'hamma that means 'hot fountains' or 'baths'. Alfama is one of the renowned Lisbon districts: the curvy streets, the flavors and odors of the amazing Portuguese food, the sounds of Fado, and the overwhelming sights of the eternal city-river love, make it an irresistible Lisbon area. If this is the place you would like to stay at, make your reservations at Santiago de Alfama - Boutique Hotel and you'll probably experience the best of all. Part of Lisbon's archeological heritage, this luxury boutique hotel was born in a 15th century palace, the well-known 'Palácio dos Castros', situated in Rua de Santiago, the street where Cristopher Columbus got married. São Jorge Castle is 10 minutes away and Mirador de Santa Luzia, one of Lisbon's breathtaking viewpoints, is around the corner. Now, the vistas at Santiago de Alfama - Boutique Hotel are anything but extraordinary: go for the Santiago Suite and your eyes will travel from the rooftops to the Tagus River; opt for a Junior Suite in the case you're a water lover above all. Santiago de Alfama - Boutique Hotel, a very chic option, grounded in the soul of Lisbon.
HOTEL VIEW: LISBON'S ROOFTOPS, ALFAMA NEIGHBOURHOOD, TAGUS RIVER, ARRÁBIDA MOUNTAIN, CHURCH OF SÃO VICENTE DE FORA, CHURCH OF SANTA ENGRÁCIA (NATIONAL PANTHEON) A Lisbon Hotel View captured by @jeannine_platz
Mimmic the life of Portuguese aristocracy (old and new) by staying at luxurious Olissipo Lapa Palace. Built in the 19th century on a hilltop that overlooks the Tagus River, the Olissipo Lapa Palace is a sumptuous 5-star hotel in Lisbon that will certainly impress its guests. The classical decoration may travel you back in time and introduce you to the richness of true breed Portuguese style: expect frescoes to cover the walls, stained glass to paint the windows, opulent upholstery everywhere. But then gaze at the window or the terrace and breathe... the river will be all around you from the riverbank at your side to the facing coast, right after passing through 25 de Abril Bridge. Now (if you're not bewitched by the sight) step outside: my goodness, what could you say about a pool that is surrounded by a sub-tropical garden (in fact the entire hotel is)? Magic, that's what it is, one of Lisbon's top swimming pools, we dare to say. Olissipo Lapa Palace is situated in a quiet, very elegant Lisbon neighborhood called Lapa. Mainly an upscale residential area, full of palaces, it also homes the residence of the Prime Minister, as well as São Bento Palace - the Portuguese Parliament or Assembly of the Republic -, and the Estrela Basilica, an unmissable church with an impressive dome. Take the famous tram 28 right there and Baixa, Alfama and São Jorge Castle - some of Lisbon's most famous attractions - will welcome you. Or walk pleasantly down the hill and join the lively Príncipe Real and Bairro Alto with their lovely street markets, designer shops and amazing nightlife.
HOTEL VIEW: LISBON'S ROOFTOPS, TAGUS RIVER, 25 DE ABRIL BRIDGE A Lisbon Hotel View captured by @nicolai_or_die
Born in a beautiful 1940's building, Altis Avenida Hotel is one of Lisbon's sexiest 5-star hotels. The masterful blend of black and golden tones with the whitest of the whites, the noble woods, the marble in the bathrooms and the white linens that soften your dreams, all care for the best of stays, all work for a memory to be kept and nurtured, if possible, 'hoping you'll be back soon'. At the hotel's top floor, the restaurant displays a retro allure, the predominant color - white - favoring the superb views of the city and São Jorge Castle. Placed at the very end of the sophisticated Liberty Avenue, at Restauradores, Altis Avenida Hotel is the frontier between posh, luxury brands, and historical landmarks' such as the genuine Rossio Square, the imposing Lisbon Cathedral or the magnificent Praça do Comércio. Nevertheless, if you want to have more, go for the most romantic of all: the fairytale-like Sintra, its palaces and castles seducing every bit of you. How to get there? Quite easy: Rossio Station is across the street, you just need to buy a ticket and enter the train that travels to the realm of a fantasy that became true.
HOTEL VIEW: EDUARD VII PARK, RESTAURADORES SQUARE, ROSSIO STATION, SANTA JUSTA LIFT, CARMO CONVENT, AVENIDA DA LIBERDADE (LIBERTY AVENUE), TAGUS RIVER, ARRÁBIDA MOUNTAIN A Lisbon Hotel View captured by @maarianamm
Liberty Avenue is a ritzy avenue. Home of high fashion brands and elegant restaurants, it is the perfect way to ramble until Restauradores, Rossio, Príncipe Real and Chiado. Well, Liberty Avenue also houses Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade, one of the best hotels in this desirable area. Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade combines classical elegance with excellent service, the one you would expect from a Sofitel. The rooms, extremely spacious and comfortable, offer wonderful vistas of Liberty Avenue but also São Jorge Castle and the Tagus River. Some of the best city landmarks can be found within walking distance (the Carmo Convent or São Roque Church can be reached in less than 10 minutes) and two of the most beautiful gardens as well (Torel Garden and Botanical Garden). Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade: a smart hotel choice in one of the smartest Lisbon districts.
HOTEL VIEW: SÃO JORGE CASTLE, AVENIDA DA LIBERDADE (LIBERTY AVENUE), TAGUS RIVER A Lisbon Hotel View captured by @cnoord
The Corinthia Hotel Lisbon is a clever choice if you are traveling to Lisbon with your family and wish to be in a less busy area. Situated in a mainly residential district, the Corinthia Hotel Lisbon is a comfortable hotel surrounded by nice gardens and waterfalls. The rooms offer interesting views of 25 de Abril Bridge, together with the sight of two importante landmarks: the ancient Águas Livres Aqueduct and the state-of-the-art Amoreiras. If you're bringing your children, the aqueduct is an adventure they will love to live: ask your concierge to book a visit for you, it is an amazing experience. The Lisbon's Zoo is another unmissable spot; you can easily walk for it is quite close. This remarkable zoo opened in 1884 and has been a Lisbon's beloved attraction ever since. Take your kids and spend a lovely day at this wonderful park where more than 300 animal species are preserved and studied. The Corinthia Hotel Lisbon is 10 minutes away from Amoreiras (probably the fanciest shopping mall in town) and, if you take a taxi, 15 minutes will be enough to take you to Chiado, Rossio or Bairro Alto areas.
HOTEL VIEW: AMOREIRAS TOWERS, ÁGUAS LIVRES AQUEDUCT, CHRIST THE KING, 25 DE ABRIL BRIDGE A Lisbon Hotel View captured by @inestavaresdarosa
An outdoor, elegant round pool, surrounded by greenery. A bar that flies you to the moon and the city around you while you sip your favorite drink. A restaurant nestled by city lights. Superb rooms that allow other areas of the town to be part of your own private decor. And all this right at the center of Lisbon, in one of the most exclusive areas, as a matter of fact 'the' place one should be at for a totally posh experience: Liberty Avenue, the graceful, luxurious street that neighbors the districts of Principe Real And Bairro Alto, and takes you to Rossio and Baixa. Tivoli Lisboa is one of the emblematic Lisbon hotels. Housed in a 1930's building, this opulent hotel has been one of the prides of the town for decades. It's reputation is quite hard to defeat: the retro decoration is amazing, the service is brilliant, Brasserie Flo - the restaurant at ground level - is a must with its art-deco interiors and sublime French cuisine. And the higher you go, the best is Tivoli Lisboa: what can you say about a restaurant and a bar that let you fly allover town (and we mean a-l-l-o-v-e-r) ? We call them breathtaking, but they're real names are Terraço (terrace) and Skybar. Perfect!
HOTEL VIEW: SÃO JORGE CASTLE, SÉ DE LISBOA (LISBON'S CATHEDRAL), AVENIDA DA LIBERDADE (LIBERTY AVENUE), TAGUS RIVER A Lisbon Hotel View captured by @_nanniiii__
The Intercontinental Lisbon, one of the best hotels in Lisbon, is located in Rua Castilho, a lovely street that flows along Parque Eduardo VII, one of the most beautiful parks in town. Essentially a residential area for prosperous families, this is a quiet spot although extremely close to Lisbon main points of interest: Liberty Avenue is a couple of meters away, Principe Real 10 minutes far from hotel's entrance, Baixa, Chiado and Bairro Alto within a quick ride. At the Intercontinental Lisbon you'll enjoy the Intercontinental-style features: a classical, discreet decoration, spacious rooms with amenities that favor the best rest of all. What you do not expect (and the thing we cannot resist to tell you all about - after all we are the-most-perfect-view chasers) is the kind of sights you'll be able to indulge on from your rooms' window. To say they are nice is rather unfair; to call them vistas is to run short. They are glorious! And they are panoramas, not regular sights! From your room, your eyes will grasp the Tagus River after flying over the rooftops, they will reach São Jorge Castle after floating above the city. You only need to choose the one you want and ask for a room that comes with it.
HOTEL VIEW: EDUARD VII PARK, MARQUIS OF POMBAL SQUARE, SÃO JORGE CASTLE, CHRIST THE KING, TAGUS RIVER, 25 DE ABRIL BRIDGE, AMOREIRAS TOWERS A Lisbon Hotel View captured by @andremouravalentim
The Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & SPA lies in Lisbon's business district, a vast area also named 'Avenidas Novas' (the new avenues). Rather close to some of the major points of interest (you can reach Liberty Avenue and downtown Baixa by foot), the Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & SPA is a magnificent hotel, renowned for its SPA and the overwhelming views that can be enjoyed either from the rooms or from the Panorama Bar at 25th floor. If you're some kind of a 'view collector' then ask for a Club Room upon doing your reservations (here's another piece of advice: ask for a river view one, you'll be totally amazed). And do not end your Lisbon holidays without visiting the Panorama Bar: the sights surely deserve a drink or two... but if you can, dine or lunch, the panoramas are so incredible they sure do need a gourmet cuisine and.. time, plenty of time, to fully enjoy them.
HOTEL VIEW: EDUARD VII PARK, MARQUIS OF POMBAL SQUARE, SÃO JORGE CASTLE, CHRIST THE KING, TAGUS RIVER, 25 DE ABRIL BRIDGE A Lisbon Hotel View captured by @joaoamaralja