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Five Star Lisbon hotels

Spread across seven undulating hills overlooking terracotta rooftops set against azure-blue skies, Lisbon is a city of spectacular views. Yet this charming city has other strings to its bow. With big-name designers and exclusive boutiques, Lisbon holds its own as a vibrant high-end shopping destination. A foodies’ paradise also, it offers everything from traditional Portuguese gastronomy and innovative haute cuisine, to custard tarts and petiscos—Portugal’s answer to Spanish tapas. Add in the city’s style, sophistication and laid-back charm, and you have all you need for a perfect 5-star break in Lisbon.

Things to see in Lisbon

Art lovers will delight in the many fine galleries and museums dotted around the city. One of its lesser-known treasures is Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, which houses a magnificent collection of classical and Oriental artifacts including Egyptian mummy masks and exquisite Persian rugs, as well as works by Rembrandt, Rubens, and Rodin. Nearby Centro de Arte Moderna offers an impressive collection of pieces by contemporary Portuguese artists, and also boasts a spacious, light-filled café perfect for sophisticated Sunday lunches. With its exquisite stone motifs, ornate Moorish influences, and elegant Renaissance loggia, Belém Tower is one of Lisbon’s top tourist attractions and a grand reminder of the city’s illustrious seafaring past. No trip to Lisbon would be complete without a visit to Castelo de São Jorge. Overlooking the historic center, this sprawling medieval castle boasts exquisite courtyards, beautiful gardens, and majestic ramparts commanding spectacular views of the city below.

5-star hotels in Lisbon

Discerning travelers looking for opulent surroundings, acclaimed dining, and exemplary service will find that Lisbon’s 5-star hotels do not disappoint. From the classic elegance of historic landmark hotels to the cool sophistication of avant-garde designer accommodation, there's no shortage of exceptional five-star hotels in Lisbon. With exquisite gourmet dining, full-service spa facilities, roof-top terraces, designer pools, and stylish suites offering great views of the Tagus, the theme is very much one of pampered indulgence. In many of the top hotels, concierge services, valet parking, and private limousine hire also come as standard.

Where to stay in Lisbon

For elegance and sophistication, look no further than Chiado. This chic quarter is synonymous with luxury and style and is a great base for your 5-star vacation in Lisbon. Shopping enthusiasts flock to Avenida da Liberdade where big-label boutiques sit alongside exclusive craft stores selling exquisitely embroidered linens and handmade leather gloves. Bairro Alto, with its antique shops and vintage boutiques is the bohemian heart of the city and within easy reach of some of the best 5-star hotels in Lisbon. Alternatively, follow the lure of the Atlantic and stay in the exclusive waterfront district of Belém—perfect also for savoring the creamy delights of Portugal’s famous Pastéis de Belém, or custard tart.

How to get to Lisbon

Most international travelers fly into Lisbon Portela Airport. Located less than 5 miles from the historic center, the airport is well-served by taxi, bus, and metro. While many 5-star hotels in Lisbon provide their own airport shuttle service, a number of the city’s more high-end hotels offer the personal comfort and convenience of an air-conditioned limousine service. When it comes to getting around Lisbon itself, the city’s iconic trams with their vintage wooden interior and quaint old-world charm are a wonderful option—line 28 takes in some of the city’s most iconic landmarks and attractions, and is a particular favorite among tourists.

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