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Lisbon

Hg2 x Original Travel: 10 Barefoot Luxury Honeymoon Hotels
Some people like chichi honeymoons, we prefer the romance and charm of barefoot luxury hotels, suites that open onto the beach and nobody in sight
Lisboa Carmo Hotel
The Lisboa Carmo Hotel, a Chiado-based boutique hotel, offers guests unassuming elegance and stylish decor in its rooms and on-site restaurant.
Palácio Ramalhete
Elegant boutique hotel Palácio Ramalhete can be found in the boho neighbourhood of Lapa, offering 12 refined guestrooms and an outdoor pool.
Tivoli Lisboa
The flagship hotel of Portugal's prestigious Tivoli Group, the Tivoli Lisboa is a delightfully luxurious five-star hotel, located half along the commercial Avenida de Liberdade.
Hotel Real Palacio
Solar dos Mouros
Located within minutes of the Castelo de Sao Jorge, this unique residence runs similarly to the nearby Palaccio Belmonte. It is one of a handful of the city's most atmospheric and unique hotels.
Hotel do Chiado
If it's all about location, location, location then this hotel comes out top...
Palacio Belmonte
This is quite simply a wonderful hotel. The refurbishment of this 15th Century palace has been completed with such love, care and attention to detail guests are instantly blown away.
Four Seasons Hotel Ritz
The Ritz was dictator Oliveira Salazar's vision. He wanted to create a luxury hotel with which to drag Lisbon's tourist scene to international attention.
Hotel Baia
Simple without sacrificing style, and a well-connected owner who will happily give you the ins and outs of the area...
Hotel Lisboa Plaza
Built in 1953 and renovated in 2002, the Lisboa Plaza is very much a family hotel, in both senses. The same family have owned and operated the hotel since the outset.
York House
York House is what a boutique hotel should be all about. Instead of chi-chi designer furnishings and Starck bidets the hotel is filled with antique furniture, four-poster beds and an air of tranquility.
Farol Design Hotel
A twist on the neo-classical, this hotel caters for the trendy crowd who will appreciate the aesthetics...
Hotel Avenida Palace
With a central location and luxurious premises, the Hotel Avenida Palace has a captive audience and the owners know it! Built in 1892, it has managed to retain its romantic and belle epoque characteristics.
Bairro Alto Hotel
The Bairro Alto is one of Lisbon's newest and most chic hotels. With 5 stars and feted in the international media, expect to stay alongside visiting celebrities and fashionistas.
Fortaleza do Guincho
A secluded hotel perfect for sea-lovers and those who enjoy the peace and quiet...
Solar do Castelo
Located within the walls of Lisbon's most dominating landmark, the Castelo de Sao Jorge, this unique residence is a recent addition to the Hoteis Heritage Lisboa group.
Lisboa Regency Chiado
The Regency Chiado has a couple of real highlights: its location, sandwiched between the Bairro Alto and the more conservative shopping of Baixa; and the attention to detail and level of service on offer.
Olissipo Castelo
Located in Baixa, the Olissipo Hotel benefits from a serene atmosphere, ideal for those seeking solace or, alternatively, for a romantic break.
Dom Pedro Palace
The five-star high-rise is part of an Italian and Portuguese chain that caters mainly for business customers. Many rooms have fantastic views of the Tejo, the expansive river sweeping the city.
Hotel Britania
The second of our picks from the Heritage hotel group, the Britania is the only surviving Art Deco hotel in the centre of Lisbon, and the artistic touches are all about the nuances.
As Janelas Verdes
This former 18th-century palace was once the home of Portuguese novelist Eça de Queiros and supposedly the inspiration for his novels O Ramalhete and Os Maias.
Sheraton Lisboa
The Sheraton Lisboa forms the hub of corporate travelling in the city due to its substantial conference facilities. Convenient and reliable, it is however unsuited to those seeking a little more relaxation.
Tivoli Jardim
Not Lisbon's most exciting hotel, the Tivoli Jardim is a popular choice for the cost-conscious. Its location is, however, perfect.
NH Liberdade
On the side of the Avenida, this offering from the surprisingly upmarket Spanish chain is fitted with a stylish, contemporary look of dark wood and steel fittings, and mini-apartment style rooms.
VIP Eden
Naming a hotel 'VIP' is always ambitious, and some elements of the Eden risk being tacky. Nonetheless, a central location and self-contained apartments make this a good choice for groups on a budget.
Inspira Santa Marta
Earth, wood, metal, fire and water - each of the rooms at this environmentally-friendly boutique hotel are themed around the elements. Feng shui enthusiasts will know exactly what room's best for them.
Lapa Palace
The Lapa Palace has traditionally been regarded as Lisbon's premier hotel. Sitting atop one of the city's seven hills, the views from the magnificent garden and terrace are superb.
Hotel Altis
Five-star hotels are awarded their status for meeting certain criteria, as opposed to being among the highest echelons for service, style and comfort. A bit drab, and mainly for business travellers.
Altis Belem
Not for those looking for a cosy hideaway - this is a sleek modernist construction with views over the docks to match. The Altis Belem Hotel has one of the best spas in the city.
Pestana Palace
Currently regarded as the best hotel in Lisbon, this former 19th-century palace is classified as a national monument. With wonderful views of the Tejo river and a quiet location, this is a must for luxury-lovers.
Albergaria Senhora
This hilltop pensão, with its deliciously tacky formica floors and pine veneer panels, opened in 1969 and little has changed since. It offers spectacular views of the Tejo.
Vila Gale Opera
One man's fantasy is another man's nightmare; whether the Opera will appeal to you depends on personal taste, but the musical theme is central to this unique hotel.
Quinta Nova da Conceicao
Although a little remote from Lisbon's central social life, this former residence of the Count offers a unique experience unlike any hotel.
Hotel Veneza
The Veneza should be one of those hotels, slightly faded around the edges but packed full of a bygone era charm. Somehow it's not - refurbs have left it lacking. For sleeping only.
Heritage Avenida Libertade
This Hotel has not abandoned its heritage, with the old apothecary accessories still adorning the walls in the lobby, but once one reaches the rooms things get decidedly more modern...
Le Meridien Park Atlantic
The Le Meridien is a stylish addition to Lisbon's hotel scene, as one of the more upmarket hotels within Sheraton's Starwood group.
Hotel Metropole
With a location above one of Lisbon's favourite cafes and looking over one of its prettiest and liveliest squares, the Metropole is in prime position.
The Albatroz Seaside Hotel
Like the hotel's previous owner, one will feel regal in the individually decorated rooms with beautiful Atlantic views....
Palácio Estoril
Opened in 2010, the international spa-brand is the first of its kind in Portugal offering Thai and Asian treatments.

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