Lisboa Carmo Hotel
Found in the historic Chiado neighbourhood, the Lisboa Carmo Hotel is within easy reach of cultural sights like the Museu Arqueológico do Carmo, the Convento do Carmo, and the Botanic Garden, not to mention mere steps from the nightlife of Bairro Alto. And, for extra cultural kudos, it’s set on the very square where the country’s dictatorship came to an end in 1974.
Rooms at Lisboa Carmo Hotel mix classic and contemporary design elements, with gilded mirrors and leather headboards in some, floral wallpaper and freestanding bathtubs in others. And all provide proudly Portuguese amenities, views out over the castle, city or Tagus River, and sumptuous satin-cotton sheets. The hotel’s restaurant, meanwhile, is awash with Old World charm, channelling the vibe of a Portuguese taverna and serving up plates festooned with local cheeses, olive oil and sausages.