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- Palácio Ramalhete
- Maxime Hotel
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Built in the late 1800s to be the residence of the Marquis of Valle Flôr, this palace is now one of the grandest hotels in the Portuguese capital, and has therefore been the choice of international celebrities. Classified as a National Monument, it features lush gardens and a large outdoor swimming pool, plus one of Lisbon’s most beautiful restaurants in one of the magnificent original neo-rococo rooms. There’s also an indoor pool, an old chapel decorated with stained glass, and 174 classically-styled rooms.
This luxury boutique hotel resulted from the careful renovation of an 18th-century palace. An elegant and minimalist decor fills the 19 rooms and suites, which preserve the precious original architecture, which includes beautiful tile panels and stucco details. On the rooftop is a small swimming pool, a bar and a restaurant overlooking the city and the river. Right outside is one of Lisbon’s most popular viewpoints, the Miradouro de Santa Catarina.
Frescos, stucco ceilings and tile panels of a 16th-century palace (which had to be rebuilt after the devastating 1755 earthquake) have been restored and now embellish a luxurious hotel, which has opted for an elegant contemporary decor. The 83 rooms feature exclusive hand-painted ceramic pieces, while outside there’s a large garden and a swimming pool. For the colder days, there’s a heated indoor pool, and for relaxation, massages and rejuvenating treatments at the spa. The restaurant, where breakfast is also served every morning, occupies the former great hall. Other spaces include an art gallery, a library, a cocktail lounge and a wine bar.
Hidden at the top of a hill, from where you have a view over the city center, this hotel consists of three buildings, two of them mansions dating from 1902 and 1904. The decor of the 26 rooms and suites is inspired by Portuguese queens, but the exterior, with a panoramic pool, is contemporary.
The restaurant stands out for its refined and innovative cuisine.
Standing above the first public drinking fountain in Lisbon, built in 1308, this palace dates from the late 19th century. The exterior is neo-Moorish, but the interior is mostly in the Art Nouveau style, and it was the residence of a Portuguese man who made a fortune in Brazil. Today, it has Portuguese and Spanish owners, and was turned into a boutique hotel. The original features and each decorative detail has been restored and preserved, with the interior now divided into suites (all of them different), a library, a curious Arab Room, and yet another room covered with mirrors, stained glass, and a stucco ceiling, where guests relax with tea. The suites on the upper floors offer a view of the river and the Alfama district.
This “monument hotel” occupies one of the 18th-century buildings of Lisbon’s largest square, Praça do Comércio. It has 90 rooms of different types (from “Classic” to “Superior”), and an interior decorated with pieces loaned by the Lisbon Museum. The highlights are the beautiful Great Hall adorned with gold leaf and the restaurant in a vaulted room. Many of the rooms face the square, and there’s also a spa, a fitness center and two bars.
A majestic 19th-century palace was the first monumental hotel in Lisbon, and has welcomed celebrities like Cher and Selena Gomez. Original pieces with centuries of history (like a nearly-200-year-old carpet and stained glass) decorate part of the interior, which mixes the neoclassical, colonial and Art Deco styles. The 109 rooms and suites are spread over three different wings, facing a tropical garden. It’s in this beautiful garden that you find the outdoor swimming pool, but there’s also an indoor pool, a spa, a bar and a beautiful restaurant.
It was mentioned in one of the classics of Portuguese literature ("The Maias" by Eça de Queirós), but today it’s best known for having been Madonna's home for a year, when she moved to Lisbon. It’s an 18th-century mansion, very nondescript from outside but maintaining the beautiful features of the original interior, where the Dukes of Palmela and Counts of Póvoa lived. It has 12 rooms and suites, each with its own charming atmosphere, and maintains stucco ceilings and hand-painted tile panels from the 1700s. In the courtyard there’s a swimming pool and a deck for sunbathing. It’s located almost across from the Ancient Art Museum, and is a good choice for a romantic getaway.
The building of a legendary cabaret was turned into a hotel, and the decor is inspired by the cabaret’s bohemian 20th-century atmosphere. Each floor has a different theme -- Burlesque, Bondage, Bar, Dressing Room and Stage -- and each of the 75 rooms is decorated with different works of art. On the ground floor is the bar and restaurant, which hosts theme dinners and burlesque shows.
It occupies a building from 1783, facing the National Pantheon and with one of the most beautiful tiled façades in Lisbon, dating from 1860. More tiles decorate the interior, restored or well preserved since the 18th and 19th centuries, including the only three suites available. It’s also an art gallery, with pieces collected by the owner decorating each space.