The best 5-star hotels in Lisbon

Nights of pure luxury and whimsy satisfaction are waiting for you at the best 5-star hotels in Lisbon
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By Time Out Lisbon editors |
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The offer for hotels and hostels in Lisbon keeps growing to keep up with tourists pouring in to meet the capital. We’ve already covered the best hotels in Lisbon, but now we are narrowing it to the cream of the crop. If you are looking to live it large check-in at one of these best 5-star hotels in Lisbon. 

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The best 5-star hotels in Lisbon

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Hotel Fontecruz Lisboa

icon-location-pin Avenida da Liberdade
Even before it opened, a neon sign blinked on its black tile facade announcing the arrival of a new boutique hotel at the Avenida da Liberdade.
Nobody knew what it would be like, but you could predict it would be original and somewhat irreverent. It is a sort of punk outsider among a preppy lot, whose enviable confidence allows it to ignore the formality of its neighbours. It's a hotel that doesn't take itself seriously - but don't confuse playfulness with slackness.
 
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EPIC SANA Lisboa Hotel

icon-location-pin Avenida da Liberdade/Príncipe Real
Now here's something interesting. Ready? The Epic SANA hotel has no view towards the castle, or downtown, or any part of the historic centre.
That's a pity – but to make up for it, it has an open air heated swimming pool in its ninth floor terrace, from which you can see the river at a distance. The 291 rooms and suites are a luxury  proposition. Their minimalist décor highlights their generous size and spaciousness, making their king-sized beds the centre of attentions. Bathrooms are also worthy of mention, with their huge showers and tubs, so large you will feel like soaking in a bath all day long and fall asleep (we're not saying that's what happened, but we're not saying it didn't either).
 
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Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon

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Portuguese high society's golden age was about to come, but 1950s Lisbon was still behind its peers in terms of luxury accommodations. There were a couple of hotels with a good international reputation, but not much else. And then came the Ritz, in 1959. Its grand opening was a hot ticket, with more than two thousand guests and a French hotel's refinement in its decoration and service. The luxury remains and this five star hotel is still one of the city's most popular. 

“No” is a taboo word here; ask for anything and the hotel will get it for you. 
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Piscina do Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa vista do topo
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Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa

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Sheraton has for 40 years been gaining a reputation as one of the world's best luxury hotels. The 91-metre tall giant hides within its walls one of the most effective staffs you will ever find (they even have a medical department). Its 369 rooms will make you want to move in. We don't even mean the ten executive suites, whose generous areas make them larger than many Lisbon apartments; the standard rooms are breathtaking enough in its style and luxury features, such as Bang & Olufsen LCD screens, marble bathrooms and delightful beds by Sheraton's exclusive brand, Sweet Sleeper.

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Eurostars das Letras

icon-location-pin Avenida da Liberdade/Príncipe Real
Statistics say European reading habits are dwindling to the point of nearly disappearing. 
Fortunately some can still name the ABCs of classic literature without getting lost and some even make a point of keeping the classics alive. Eurostars das Letras is one of those; it can't force the Portuguese to buy more books, but it aims to show that literature is neither boring nor passé. This luxury hotel in the back of the Avenida da Liberdade invites its guests to gather in lively soirées where great writers are remembered. Its 107 rooms got their names from Virginia Woolf, Stendhal, Shakespeare or Mark Twain; snippets of their work hover above the bedposts. Drop by the bar and say hi to Dickens and step inside the conference room to witness an unlikely meeting of Pessoa and Cervantes. 
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Bairro Alto Hotel

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Elegant and low-key, it is one of Lisbon's most charming constructions. But the best thing about the Bairro Alto Hotel might be its location, right in the heart of Lisbon (if such a thing may be said to exist), at the Luís de Camões square, where Bairro Alto, Chiado, Cais do Sodré and Príncipe Real all come together: the perfect starting point for hitting every side of the city. In the vicinities you will find baroque churches, historic cafes, restaurants and shops; there is plenty to do for a day of strolling around. But it's at night, especially during the weekends, that the area really comes to life.

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Santiago de Alfama

icon-location-pin Castelo de São Jorge
They say people are what's most important in a place, and they may be right. Santiago de Alfama might be valuable all by itself, but it would not be the same if not for the friendliness and warmth of the staff in charge, a fabulous experience would be downgraded to a merely nice one – that's not necessarily bad but it would not be the same. 
The Santiago's charm also comes from architect Luís Rebelo de Andrade's decision to maintain the original 15th century design of the building, preserving the Roman fragments found during the renovation, uniting past and present under the same roof. 
 
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PortoBay Liberdade

icon-location-pin Avenida da Liberdade
Porto Bay Liberdade offers the best of both worlds: a five-star city hotel's luxury, the relaxation and friendliness of a vacation resort. The location, just a couple of minutes from the Avenida da Liberdade, is an added bonus for tourists: in fifteen minutes, you can get to the traditional shops of the city centre or the Chiado. 
The hotel's name is a bit deceiving. You'd assume it has something to do with Portugal's second city, but actually it comes from Porto Santo, in the Madeira islands, where this group already has 11 other properties. 
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Hotel Myriad, Torre Vasco da Gama
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Myriad by SANA Hotels

icon-location-pin Parque das Nações

This may not be the most convenient place to get to know the historic districts, but everything else is all around you: a mall, bakeries, restaurants, bars, open-air cafes and, first and foremost, the Oceanarium and the Knowledge Pavillion – Ciência Viva, two mandatory stops in any alternate tour of Lisbon. You're also a 10-minute ride away from the airport, which will come handy if you have to take a red-eye flight. The district lacks the history or the romance of the city centre, but it has something you won't find almost anywhere else in Lisbon: the Tagus by your doorstep. Myriad SANA takes the most advantage of this: the hotel is literally on top of the water, so there can be no better view of the river.

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Bairro Alto Hotel
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The best hotels in Lisbon

Don't know where to stay in Lisbon? Browse Time Out's list of the best hotels in Lisbon – whether you're looking for a swanky waterside pad or a cheap, cheerful place to rest your head, you'll find something to suit.  

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