Hg2 : The Hedonist

York House

A former Carmelite convent, this delightful Lisbon hotel continues to enjoy both privacy and sanctity. Located in the sleepy Lapa district, the hotel is reached via a pink-walled staircase which opens out onto a terrace filled with bright flowers, plants and trailing vines. It’s easy to see why such writers as Graham Greene and John Le CarrĂ© chose to stay here on their visits to Lisbon.

There are 36 rooms housed within the 17th-century building, complete with solid wood furnishings and four-poster beds. Despite the many decorative references to the hotel’s religious past, this laid-back residence is anything but austere and feels more like a country retreat. The hotel acquired its name after two Yorkshire ladies rented the property in 1880 and turned it into a guesthouse.

The Portuguese restaurant comes highly recommended and during the summer months food is served on the leafy terrace; it’s one of the few quality outdoor eating spots in the city! Rooms are quickly snapped up, so it’s best to book in advance.

Rua das Janelas Verdes 32,
+ 315 21 396 2435
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