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Incredible Upscale Hotel with Spa – 5* – Lisbon

Stay in the heart of Lisbon’s exciting neighbourhood, to be near all the major tourist attractions, restaurants and shops, at this incredible upscale hotel with spa. This luxurious property is one-of-a-kind and promises guests an unforgettable and utterly relaxing stay. Whether you are in the city on business or leisure, the hotel’s staff and services will ensure that you are provided with all the necessary home comforts as well as indulgent details throughout your visit.

The hotel’s own restaurant and bar serve up the finest, authentic-tasting dishes and beverages and enjoy a beautiful setting with additional seating in the tranquil terrace garden. For the ultimate relaxation take advantage of the Health Club and Fitness Centre where you can receive massage and spa treatments, swim in the outdoor pool and unwind in the sauna and Jacuzzi. At the end of the day retreat to your spacious and comfortable guest room, with tea and coffee facilities, television, and double-glazed windows for a peaceful night’s sleep.

Exploring the local area is a real treat as there is so much variety and diversity. For visitors who enjoy learning about the history and culture of their surroundings should make a trip to the Jeronimos Monastery. World-famous explorer Vasco da Gama is buried on this site, at the 16th century church, built as part of the monastery. The intricate architectural design of the cloisters is breathtakingly beautiful and has earned the spot a much-deserved World Heritage status. Another UNESCO recognised site, built around the same time as the monastery, is the Belem Tower. Aside from the splendour of the decorative watchtower, it is a significant landmark as a symbol of the Age of Discovery.

A more contemporary place of interest, especially for art lovers, is the Design and Fashion Museum. This highly acclaimed exhibition space is housed in a former bank’s headquarters and regularly puts on exciting temporary showings as well as owning an impressive permanent collection. Another modern art museum in the area is the Berardo Museum. The collection here has been curated by a Portuguese millionaire and includes works of art by Andy Warhol, Dalí and Picasso.

Families travelling with children of any age will be met by the Portuguese with open, welcoming arms. The culture is very family orientated, so there are a huge number of activities to keep kids entertained, from exploring outer space in the Planetarium to listening to medieval storytelling in the Jeronimos Monastery. There are several spacious parks and public gardens that are perfect for letting children run around in, play ball games and enjoy the fresh air, where you can also sit in the shade of a tree for a peaceful picnic. Parks such as the Tropical Garden, the lawns of Belem Palace and Parque das Naçoes are best for this, with the latter also offering cable car rides, a playground and water gardens.

Enjoy your visit!