Editor’s picks • Lisbon hotels and hostels
Bairro Alto Hotel
The Bairro Alto Hotel sits at the pricier end of the city’s hotel spectrum, but the understated opulence of its boutique suites justifies the price tag. Head to the rooftop bar for a pre-dinner drink with a view
Praça Luís de Camões 2.+351 21 340 8222.
Located above the famous Café Nicola, the Hotel Metrópole combines art nouveau with modern comfort and a friendly vibe. The interior is a throwback to the 1920s, with period furniture in the rooms. The bar faces Rossio Square, it was from these windows that political leaders such as Mário Soares addressed the people during the 1974 Revolution.
Praça Dom Pedro IV 30. +351 21 321 9030.
With Graham Greene and John le Carré among the past guests, there can’t be many better places to find literary inspiration than York House. It has the air of a country retreat, but the cool corridors and ecclesiastical artefacts betray a pious past – until 1834 this was a Carmelite convent. The name came in 1880 when a pair of Yorkshirewomen turned it into a guest house. Excellent value all round
Rua das Janelas Verdes 32. +351 21 396 2435.
Housed in a restored building from the 1940s that was designed by leading Portuguese architect Cassiano Branco, Hotel Britania attracts a mixture of media business types and sightseeing couples. Rooms are generously sized and offer five-star comforts at three-star prices
Rua Rodrigues Sampaio 17. +351 21 315 5016.
Lisbon Lounge Hostel
For shoestring travellers, the Lisbon Lounge Hostel provides just about everything you’d expect from budget accommodation, as well as a few things you wouldn’t. Rooms are comfortable and clean, while the lounge boasts modern decor and internet access. Offbeat bars are just around the corner
Rua de São Paulo 111. +351 21 346 2061.
Just off the square of the same name, the tiny Rossio Hostel wins plaudits for its cooked breakfasts (not included in the room rates) and organised activities such as in-house karaoke and pub crawls. Bean bags and cushions adorn the smal lounge’s wooden floor.
Calçada do Carmo 6, 2d, Chiado. +351 21 342 6004.
Camping near Lisbon
Situated in a great spot among low pine trees and just ten minutes from Guincho, one of Europe’s best windsurfing beaches, Camping Orbitur-Guincho has loads to offer – from a tennis court to car wash facilities. An open area is available for motor homes and there are different-sized bungalows that accommodate groups from two to seven.
Estrada da Areia, 2750-053 Cascais. +351 21 487 0450 or +351 21 811 7070 (bungalow reservations).
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