I love sushi and lucky for me and many of you sushi lovers out there, Lisbon is the perfect place to find this delicious cuisine. Find out the brand new sushi restaurants in Lisbon.
Fresh, delicious sushi in this new cosy restaurant. Can’t think of a better place for a more intimate dinner. The sushi men, Aron Vargas, came from Brazil 16 years ago and immediately started working with one of the most renowned sushi chef’s in Portugal, Takashi Yoshitake. Today he has two sushi restaurants, this new one is right above a fishmonger so you can rest assured, the sushi will be very fresh. There are 9 lunch menus, sushi and sashimi combos (€35 for 30 pieces or €18 for 15 pieces) and you can also try the a la carte menu with names like o-toro, chutoro and akami.
Address: Mercado 31 de Janeiro, R. Engenheiro Vieira da Silva, Lisboa
Average dinner price for two*: €50
I’m always suspicious when the sushi price is low but in this case, the low sushi prices are inversely proportional to the fish quality. It’s fresh and it’s delicious. At this new restaurant, you can take a seat at the counter or you sit in one of the tables. 8 pieces of tempura go for €9,90, a meal for two can go up to €30 if you’re very hungry.
Address: Rua Barao de Sabrosa 315A, Lisbon 1900-091, Portugal
Average dinner price for two: €30
The Chiyome Sushi is located in Belém, more specifically, inside the Associação Naval de Lisboa and has the best view of the Tagus river, as you can sit in the margins of the river while enjoying your dish. Prices for a sushi combo start at €17 for a plate with 15 pieces and go up to €57 for the chefs special with 50 different pieces. Every day there are different specials.
Average dinner price for two: €30
Address: Av. Brasília, Doca de Belém, Pavilhão ANL, Belém
Crunchy cones stuffed with marinated tuna and Port infused caramelised onion, covered in sesame seeds and wasabi peas are one of the client’s favourites, but there’s more. Prawn tempura with tartare mayo, white fish ceviche with tigers milk, chips and sweet potato pure… Should I say some more?
Average dinner price for two: €60
Address: Av. Visconde Valmor, 40A, Lisboa
5. Miss Jappa
It’s right in the centre of Lisbon, in Bairro Alto more precisely. At the helm of the restaurant is the only Portuguese certified by the All Japan Sushi chef Anna Lins. At this restaurant, you can try a mix of the old and new sushi cuisine. The chirashi at the moment is highly recommended.
Average dinner price for two: €40
Address: Praça Príncipe Real 5 A, Lisbon 1250-184
This restaurant is what happens when you get the freshest of fish combined with the skills of some of the countries’ best sushi chefs. The new restaurant at the Ritz has only 18 seats available so book in advance. The menu is mouthwatering, with options ranging from the most traditional dishes to fusion or Nikkei.
You can try the tasting menu for €69 a person, lobster with spinach and yuzu and truffle vinagrete is included in the menu or if you prefer to go for the weekday lunch where you can have the executive lunch for €39 per person, the price includes a saké negi or saké maki temaki, 18 pieces of sushi and sashimi, a dessert and a drink.
Average dinner price for two: €100
Address: Ritz Four Seasons Hotel Lisboa, Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca, 88
To make a reservation: 213811400
*average prices for two include: 2 appetisers + 2 mains + 2 beverages + 1 dessert
Hope you enjoy all or at least, some of my suggestions. Are there any other restaurants I should know about? I’m all ears. Let me know in the comment section!
Every now and then it’s great to have a more exuberant brunch but other times it’s nice to just sit in a cosy cafe and have a more authentic homey experience. With the following suggestions not only you can have a different perspective on the Portuguese lifestyle but you will also be able to save since you’re combining breakfast and lunch for less than €14. And with no further delay here are our top 4 cheapest brunches in Lisbon.
This brunch is served as a buffet and it’s delicious. You can fill your plate as many times as you want with scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon, different types of bread, croissants, pancakes, yoghurt, cereal, quiches, juices and, the best part, a selection of homemade cakes, just like the ones in the picture.
Price: €14, children from 3 to 6 years old €7
Brunch Times: Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays fr0m 11am to 1.15pm and from 1.30pm to 3pm.
Address: Rua da Infantaria 16, 63A, Lisboa.
Facebook page. Telephone: 213880941
2. Eric Kayser
Eric Kayser’s cafe speciality is traditional, additive free, french bread. And for only €9 you can try some of their loaves when you try the brunch at either their new cafe in Amoreiras or in Parque das Nações. Le Brunch, it’s what they call it, includes a warm drink, which can be a coffee, a latte, a cappuccino, tea or hot coffee. And then freshly squeezed juice plus croissants, pain aux chocolate and a cinnamon bun or apple strudel. There’s, of course, different kinds of bread and butter, fruit marmalades or honey, fruit salad, Kayser eggs or scrambled eggs with salmon or prosciutto.
Brunch Times: From 10 am to 16 pm,
Address: Amoreiras Plaza – Rua Professor Carlos Alberto da Mota Pinto, 1070-374 Lisbon
Alameda dos Oceanos 1341,1990-083, 1990-083 Lisboa
Facebook Page. Telephone: 21 192 7894
You can sit here and read a magazine or read the latest news over a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. Or take a friend and choose one of the brunches on offer. Prices vary but they’re all below the €12 mark.
This Austrian cafe was where I first had tried a brunch and it’s one of the first in Lisbon that ever even had that option. It’s very popular and its different variations start at €8,60 for the Wiener Frühstück. It includes Austrian bread, a croissant, a mini chocolate and cream came, jam, Nutella, honey and butter and then there’s the Wir sind Kaiser, which you can have for €11,90. This one includes a Viennese sausage with a Salzburg stew sauce, scrambled eggs, bread and butter. There’s also vegetarian options.
Address: Rua Anchieta, 3, Lisbon
Brunch Times: Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays from 11am.
Prices: €8,60 to €11,90
It’s a hostel, that used to be the residence of the swiss ambassador in Portugal, but it’s also a famous restaurant and now it’s a great brunch destination if you’re ever wondering in Bairro Alto. Every Saturday and Sunday, from 12pm to 4pm you can have a brunch that includes a roasted turkey sandwich with mushrooms, cherry tomato and eggs. Homemade oat waffles with caramelised apple, spices, salted caramel and vanilla foam. Greek yoghurt with crunchy muesli and dark chocolate zest, bread, juices, coffee. There’s also a menu for kids and gluten-free and vegetarian options.
Address: Rua São Pedro de Alcântara 81, 1250-238 Lisboa
Telephone: 21 346 13 81 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brunch Times: Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm to 4pm
Prices: €13, €6 euros for children
Going for brunch is one of my favourite Sunday activities and since I moved back to Portugal I’ve happily made it my goal to try and find the best around where I live. If you’re in Lisbon but want to take a small trip to coastal town Cascais, then you should definitely try one of these fabulous brunches. If you’re staying in Cascais or close by, lucky you!
Inside the beautiful Cascais Miragem hotel and by the pool is where you’ll find Oasis Restaurant and the divine brunch they serve on Sundays. There’s a selection of food for all tastes, seafood, vegetarian cuisine, soup in small shot glasses, appetisers inspired by world cuisine, a cheese and charcuterie section. And, there’s even an area with mains which you can select from the hot bar. And if you didn’t think this was mouthwatering enough, there’s a dessert section which was for me the highlight of this brunch. For those warm summer days don’t forget to ask for a table outside.
Drinks Included: Sparkling wine, juices, coffee, tea and water
Price: €29 | Children up to 12 have a 50% discount
Schedule: Sundays from 12.30pm to 3pm | Bookings: +351 21 006 0600 | Address: Av. Marginal 8554, 2754-536 Cascais
This is one of the best-known brunches in Cascais. You’ll have to take a taxi or perhaps even get a bike to get to this hotel since it’s a bit far from the centre but it will be worth it. You’ll find lots of variety on this brunch, I mean, lots and lots of things to try. Portuguese bakery, cheese tables, appetisers, small dishes with different delicacies and also a sushi bar and a pasta and risotto section with a live show cooking station with a chef who will cook specifically for you. Make you sure you arrive on an empty stomach when you get to the beautiful Grande Real Villa Itália Hotel.
Drinks Included: Water, juices are free. You’ll also get a welcome glass of sangria.
Price: €28, free up to 4 years old,€12.50 for children from 5 to 11 years old.
Schedule: Saturdays and Sundays from 12.30pm to 4pm.
Telephone: +351 213 199 150 | Email: email@example.com | Address: R. Frei Nicolau de Oliveira 100, 2750 Cascais
An amazing sea view is the first thing that you’ll savour as soon as you get to the wonderful brunch this 5-star hotel prepares for you every Sunday. On the tables, you will find a wide range of cold salads, meat dishes, several fish specialities, sushi and fresh tartar, sausages and cold meats, traditional Portuguese fried food, vegetarian cuisine, desserts and also a live cooking station.
Drinks: Selected drinks, welcome cocktail.
Price: €29 per person, children from 4 to 12 have a 50% reduction.
Schedule: Sundays from 12.30pm to 3.30pm
Telephone: +351 218 291 100 or +351 931 125 339 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Address: Avenida Marginal, 8023, 2765-249, Estoril
Red or white wine, whichever you prefer will be served throughout the brunch. Convinced? If you this didn’t win you over then imagine this. You sitting in front of the best panoramic view of the Atlantic ocean in the Albatroz trying one of the best brunches of Cascais. The incredible view will make food degustation even more exciting. I loved everything about this brunch, the lovely salads, there was so much variety and they were all so different. The delicious entrees, quiches, the different meat and fish courses, the desserts, oh I almost forgot, the overflowing glasses of red.
Drinks: Wine plus a selection of other drinks included.
Schedule: Every Sunday, between 12h00 and 16h00.
Telephone:+351 214 847 380 Address: Rua Frederico Arouca 100, 2750-353 Cascais
This brunch has been called the king of brunch. It all starts with the location, it’s inside the Sheraton Cascais Resort, located in the very exclusive and secluded Quinta da Marinha. Then it’s the food, absolutely divine and finally the party/picnic vibe. In the summer you can use the hotel’s swimming pool for free plus there’s a DJ and a kids club. Brunch will be served inside the Glass Terrace restaurant but also in the lush gardens of the hotel, right by the pool. Waffles, brownies, crepes, eggs, croissants, hash browns, world cuisine, barbeque with a selection of meats that go from picanha to chicken, rosbif, turkey sausages and also fish. For children, there’s a hot dog buffet, mini-pizzas, burgers and a variety of sweets, like gummy bears, an ice cream cart and even a popcorn machine.
Schedule: Every Sunday from 12:00 to 4:00 PM
– Kids Club from 12:30 to 4:00 PM, for children ages 4 to 12
Price: €35 per person, 17,5€ for children up to 12 and free for children under 5.
Telephone: 351 910 351 109 | Email: email@example.com | Address: Rua das Palmeiras, 5, Cascais
Are there any other brunches I should know about? Did I miss any of your favourite places for brunch? Let me know in the comment box!
Porto, founded in the 12th century, is the second largest city in Portugal and one of the most sought after by travellers. Its historic centre has been recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO making it the favourite city for those who enjoy learning about history while appreciating culture, food and of course the wine. This inspiring city, bathed by the Atlantic and river Douro, is home to Porto wine and it’s the best place to be if you want to learn about the process that goes into making it and even try different kinds of this special fortified wine.
Start planning your trip with the selection of luxury hotels I’ve carefully chosen for you. Bear in mind that at these hotels you will be so pampered and taken care of, it will be difficult to leave and actually go out and explore Porto. Read it at your own risk.
The award-winning hotel Yeatman is in Vila Nova de Gaia, a city that rests in the margins of the Douro River, connected to Porto by the São Luís bridge and only 15 minutes away by taxi (there are also trams, trains, buses and the hotel also has a shuttle). It’s in Gaia, this is how most people call it, that you will find all the famous Porto wine cellars. Usually described as a luxury wine hotel, the decoration is classical and elegant, you can have your own terrace with breathtaking views of the city of Porto and the Douro River.
All rooms have a fabulous river view. This hotel is part of the Relais & Châteaux collection of hotels and its restaurant The Restaurant has been distinguished with two Michelin Star. There’s a wine spa inside and an infinity pool.
Average rate for a standard room: $298 | £238 | €279
Staying here is experiencing living like royalty if only for a few days. This 18th-century palace where the hotel now lays offers the tranquillity and comfort to guests who want to visit Porto in style. The hotel offers free shuttles to the area of Ribeira, three times a day. If you prefer to stay in the hotel, there’s a gym, a spa, Turkish baths and sauna. There’s also an infinity pool overlooking the river, for those hot summer days, and an indoor pool. If you would like to go golf, hire a boat for a trip along the Douro river, among many other activities the hotel can help you book them.
Price per night in the following dates: £156 | $195 | €184
Located in the heart of the city, close to all the main Porto sights and next to the train station. And, as if it couldn’t get any better, this luxury 5-star hotel has been renewed, it used to be an 18th-century palace, but the comfort and the luxury is still all there.
The staff is impeccable, the food marvellous and the rooms so cozy you won’t want to leave.
Average price per night: €209 | $222 | 177
Great location, right in the historic centre of Porto, a few minute’s walk to the Douro river bank, outstanding service, comfortable beds. This hotel has family-friendly rooms and even provides a rent-a-car service, you just have to choose the car and the key will be delivered to your door.
Average price per night: €179 | £150 | $192
The NH Colection Porto Batalha hotel, in the heart of Porto, is another beautifully renovated palace, also from the 18th century. It used to be the home of a prominent wine makers family and later it even became the main post office quarters in Porto until it was finally reconverted into this beautiful hotel, overlooking the Batalha Square and in front of the National Theatre.
The staff at the hotel is absolutely incredible and the breakfast one of the best you will have in Porto. You’ll love it here.
Average price per night: €132 | £111 | $142
Easter is a time of celebration, a time of renewal and also a time for eggs and delicious meals with your family. If you happen to be visiting Lisbon around Easter here is the list of the best Easter brunches on offer at the moment. I’ve carefully selected the ones free activities and meals for children up to a certain age.
Every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday, from 12.30 pm to 4 pm the five-star hotel Hotel Real Palácio, serves a delicious brunch made up of scones, brioche, cake miniatures, regional bread, cereal, fruit, homemade compote, scrambled eggs, pancakes, appetizers as well as pasta, delicious desserts, juices and all kinds of drinks. And if you thought this was the best part, here’s more, there’s a babysitting service at the hotel for children between 4 and 12 years old. There’s a drawing corner, a reading area, cooking classes and, every week, different activities for the little ones, it’s all free. Easter weekend, on the 16th April, instead of brunch, the hotel is serving a special easter lunch buffet.
Every Sunday from 12.30 pm to 4 pm
Price: €30 per person. Children from 0-4: free. From 5 to 11: €15
Address: Hotel Real Palácio, Rua Tomás Ribeiro, 115, Lisboa
To make a reservation – Telephone: (+351) 213 199 50 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Everything about this hotel’s brunch experience is regal. First, the brunch is set in what used to be the ballroom of a 19th-century palace. Everywhere you look there are details evoking palatial Versailles. The worked ceilings, the frescos, the Louis XV furniture, it’s all there. And then there’s the food, cold and warm dishes, sushi, meat, cheese, eggs cooked in different ways, salads, pancakes, desserts of all kinds and ice cream.
Brunch at the Pestana Palace hotel is served every Sunday, from 12.30 pm to 4 pm and it’s €35 per person (children go for free or pay less). The price includes access to the outdoors and indoors swimming pools and, the gardens, which are actually considered a national monument.
Every Sunday from 12.30 pm to 4 pm
Price: €35 per person. €17.50 for children from 8 to 14. Children up to 7 go for free.
Address: R. Jau 54, 1300 Lisboa
To make a reservation – Email: email@example.com – Telephone: 21 361 5600
Epic, it says it in the name and that’s what you can expect of the Epic Sana Easter Brunch. There’s a sushi bar, cold and hot dishes, loads of desserts and even live music. And if you have kids, there’s the EPIC KIDS Lounge, a special space offering free food workshops, face painting stations, a Nintendo Wii with different games and, as if these weren’t enough, there’s also a chocolate fountain with fruit and marshmallows, and special meals for the little ones at the buffet.
Every Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm.
Price: €35 per adult, 50% discount for children aged 7 to 12, free for children up to 6.
Address: Av. Eng. Duarte Pacheco 15, 1070-100 Lisboa
To make a reservation: +351 211 597 300| firstname.lastname@example.org
This option is the most affordable but doesn’t mean it’s less exciting. Brunch is Pão de Canela’s cafe speciality and it doesn’t disappoint. There are vegan and gluten-free options and the food is really yummy, serving hot and cold dishes, different kinds of cakes, all from 10 am to 5 pm on weekends and bank holidays. There’s also a kids corner called Canelinha where, under babysitter supervision, children can make collages, paint, listen to storytelling and even knitting.
Price: €18 Free for children up to 3 years old. From 4 to 7 kids pay €7 only.
Address: Praça das Flores, 27, Príncipe Real, Lisboa
Bookings – Facebook page: facebook.com/canelapt Telephone: +351213972220
The brunch menu includes treats like goat cheese with grilled strawberry and raspberry, mint, coriander, cucumber, melon, cantaloupe and dragon fruit or even swordfish tataki, wakame, sweet potato and sesame and these are just a sample of the what you get with the starter menu. The price is a bit high compared to the other suggestions but it does include drinks like wine and even coffee. For the little ones, this easter there’s a kid’s corner with activities like egg hunting, holiday collage making, egg painting and there’s even a surprise visit, shhhh, from the Easter Bunny.
Every Sunday from 12 pm to 3.30 pm
Price: €55 per person, 50% off for children from 6 to 12 years old.
Address: Akla, Restaurant, Rua Castilho 149, 1070-051.
Reservations – Email: email@example.com Telephone: +351 213 818 700
If Portugal is on your checklist but you still haven’t planned your summer holidays, this is the time to start researching and making your bookings. The hotels in Lisbon are still at 40% capacity but after the Easter holidays, things will change very quickly. Here is a list of my favourite 5 best budget hotels in Lisbon where you can stay for a week in July, under the €350 mark per person. Check it out.
If the swimming pool in the hotel isn’t convincing enough, then the €542 price for a week, for 2, in a room with a city view, plasma screen, free breakfast and a spa & gym should close the deal. You can book it here.
One week in Lisbon – Price in dollars: $578 – Price in pounds: £463
At this hotel, you can get a double room with a private bathroom, flat screen, free wi-fi, access to the swimming pool and sauna and river views for less than €600. It’s located by a restaurant filled area and it’s close to one of Lisbon’s nightlife hotspots. It’s going for €534, for a week in July, for two people. If you pay €10 more a day, you can also guarantee a deluxe breakfast daily.
The hotel has a sunroof pool also and, if you’re travelling with kids, the front desk will be happy to assist you on suggesting nice activities for children. Book it here.
One week in Vila Galé Opera – Price in dollars: $570 – Price in pounds: $457
This hotel is right in front of a central metro station and there’s also a bus stop that takes you to the historical part of town. It’s good value for money considering you get all the 4-star hotel perks for as little as €428 for a week in July. All rooms have big windows and there’s even a pillow menu! A delicious breakfast is available for an extra €14.90 a day. You can book it here.
One week in NH Lisboa Campo Grande – Price in dollars: $456 – Price in pounds: £366
Imagine stepping into your own rain shower after a hard day of sightseeing around Lisbon? Or going downstairs for a drink before a night out and, instead, ending up partying at the sound of a DJ set and drinking the best cocktails? Tired of a night of partying? There’s a swimming pool, a gym and a sauna, open 24 hours a day.
This hotel is for perfect for tech lovers, at the reception you can find Macbooks and plugs for tablets, the bedroom temperature, lights and curtains are controlled by a smartphone app on the TV. There’s even self-check-in and check-out if you don’t like to wait. Right now, you can book a whole week of holidays for €497 in July.
Note: The rooms in the hotel have an open plan bathroom, which means there’s not much privacy if you’re not that intimate with the person you’re travelling with. On the plus side, food is available 24/7. You can add the breakfast for €11.
One week in Evolution Lisbon – Price in dollars: $530 – Price in pounds: £425
I’m actually cheating on this list and adding a 3-star hotel, but that’s because this one is too good and original to be left out. Part of what makes the HF Fenix Music hotel so great is the amazing rooftop swimming pool from where you can admire the city.
It helps that the rooms all have a musical theme and there’s a Bluetooth sound system installed. If you’re worried about noise, don’t. All rooms are soundproofed.
You can stay here for €671. The price is for two people and the breakfast is included.
One week in the HF Fenix Music – Price in dollars: $716 – Prince in pounds: £574
- NOS ALIVE 7, 8, 9 July 2017
Location: Algés, Lisbon
This is one of the most famous festivals in Portugal. It’s cheap, the three-day pass costs €129, easily accessible, close to Lisbon and the train will leave you right at the door, and the lineup is usually one of the best. It offers an eclectic mix of pop, rock and indie music. You can stay in Lisbon and travel daily, stay by the beach in one of the beaches of the Cascais area, or even camp in Algés. Now for the bad news, the normal 3-day pass is sold out, but you can still buy the 3-day pass that includes camping for around €20 euros more, €146 or a daily ticket for €59. Find all the info at the festival’s website here. And if by the time you check, they’re sold out, you can always try and find second-hand tickets on Facebook. Troca e Venda de Bilhetes and Bilhetes.
LINEUP (so far)
|6th July||7th July||8th July|
|Ryan Adams||Warpaint||Cage The Elephant|
|Glass Animals||Savages||Fleet Foxes|
|Royal Blood||Local Natives||Floating Points (solo live)|
|Bonobo (live)||Benjamin Booker|
|Alt-J||Foo Fighters||Depeche Mode|
|The xx||The Cult||Imagine Dragons|
|The Weeknd||The Kills||Kodaline|
2. Super Bock, Super Rock 13th to 15th July 2017
It’s a rock festival, born in the nineties. It’s the only one on the list that doesn’t include camping since it’s right inside the city of Lisbon. The three-day pass €109 or the daily pass for €55. If you’re into something fancy you can always buy the three-day VIP pass for €250. Check the festival’s website for more info. Tickets can be purchased here.
LINEUP (so far)
|13 Julho||14 Julho||15 Julho|
|Palco Super Bock|
|Red Hot Chili Peppers||London Grammar||Deftones|
|Capitão Fausto||Foster The People|
|Boogarins||Tyler, The Creator||James Vincent McMorrow|
|Kevin Morby||Slow J||Bruno Pernadas|
|The Orwells||Seu Jorge|
3. Festival Sudoeste 1st to 5th August 2017
Location: Zambujeira Do Mar, Alentejo
The Sudoeste Festival is a 5 day event that takes place in Alentejo, more precisely Zambujeira do Mar. There will be three stages with different artists playing simultaneously. Ticket prices start at €48 for one day. And €105 for 5 days. You can camp on location or rent a house around the area. You can buy the tickets here.
|1 Ago||2 Ago||3 Ago||4 Ago||5 Ago|
|The Chainsmokers||DJ Snake|| Crystal Fighters
| Richie Campbell
||Two Door Cinema Club||Lil Wayne|
|Mac Miller||Mishlawi||Martin Garrix|
4. Vodafone Paredes de Coura – 16th, 17th, 18th 19th August 2017
Location: Paredes de Coura, North of Portugal
This is one of the oldest festivals in Portugal, it started more than 20 years ago, and it’s still one of music lovers favourite because it tends to mix big famous bands with relatively new bands who sooner or later are going to become big. It takes place in the North, in Paredes de Coura, on the grounds of the fluvial beach of Taboão. As for the price, you can buy the full festival ticket for €90. Find out more on the Festival’s website. Buy the tickets here or here.
LINEUP (so far)
|16 a 19 Agosto|
|At the Drive In|
|Car Seat Headrest|
In 2015 Portugal won 14 Awards at the World Travel Awards, in 2016 Portugal won an amazing 24 Awards. No wonder the capital of this small country in Southwest Europe has been so much in the spotlight in the last few years. Even more surprising is how unspoilt it is still and that’s why we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 best hotels in Lisbon for your 2017 holidays. This selection includes mostly cosy boutique hotels so you can feel at home when visiting Portugal.
This boutique style hotel is in the perfect location if you’re planning to explore the old town by foot since it’s located right in the heart of the city.
Being in a 19th-century building meant the hotel kept much of the romantic classicism in its style. If you’re renting a car, there’s free valet parking at the hotel. There’s also a gym on the 5th floor and even a library with books in many languages. The staff is known to be beyond attentive to your every need and the breakfast is fantastic.
Tip: Try the afternoon tea served on Tuesdays and Thursdays afternoons.
Room rates start at: $176 | £141
Travelling with children isn’t always easy but it could be if you book one of the 37 five-star apartments at Martinhal Lisbon Chiado Family Suites.
Why? Not only do they have a free Kids Club, open from 9.30am to 11.30pm, running activities every day of the week but they also have babysitting services if you prefer your children to be looked after in your apartment. And, if this isn’t enough, there’s even a pyjama club so parents can enjoy a date night in Lisbon. As for the five-star apartments, they were made to accommodate families so there are high chairs, bunker beds and even well-stocked kitchens for those who want to cook.
- Kids Club is free of charge in the low season from 1st of November to 30th of April. From the 1st of May, small fees are applied.
- The kids club covers babies as young as 6 months and goes up to early teens.
- The hotel is next to the Time Out Market, the hub of new and renowned chefs stalls and a dream for foodies.
Room rates start at: $200 |£160
If you want to stay in the heart of Lisbon, next to the enchanting nights of bohemian Bairro Alto and trendy Chiado, also close to all the fashionable restaurants, this is your hotel. The rooms are classical, the staff works hard to make you feel at home and the hotel restaurant is just amazing.
Bairro Alto Hotel also has an awarded terrace on the top floor, voted 4th best hotel terrace view in the world, from where you can have some light bites while enjoying the view.
Location: Bairro Alto
Room rates start at: $234 | £188
Of all the hotel selections we’ve introduced this is the newest of them all. Open only two years ago, the Santiago de Alfama is the king of attention to detail.
The service, the rooms, the breakfast and the staff, all work together to make your stay incredible. The area where the hotel is located also helps on making your stay special. Alfama, the oldest and the most picturesque district in Lisbon, home of narrow streets and history filled cobblestones. A maze of squares, courtyards and streets filled with history, with small cafes and typical restaurants where you can relax and have some pestiscos and vinho tinto.
Price:$174 | £140
Imagine walking up with nothing but the peaceful flowing waters of the Tagus river in front of you? And what if waiting for you there’s a lovely breakfast with fresh fruits, bread and cakes just out of the oven? And a Spa with a list of massages and treatments to enjoy between all the walks in the city.
Unlike the other hotels, we suggested this is the only one that is not in the historic part of Lisbon and the only one that is not a boutique hotel. But fear not since this is also a very sought after place for those who like the most modern, futuristic side of cities, the hotel has an innovative design with two lateral sail-shaped bodies and it’s really close to Lisbon’s Oceanarium, Europe’s largest indoor acquarium.
Location: Parque das Nações
Price starts at: $206 | £165