This beautiful hotel off Lisbon’s most elegant boulevard balances city buzz and tranquillity.
PortoBay Liberdade has an impressive Belle Epoque façade. Three beautiful turn-of-the-century buildings have been converted into a stunning urban escape which, with just 98 rooms, is considered boutique by central Lisbon’s five-star hotel standards. The hotel has an elegant setting on a cobbled street close to the high-end boutiques on Avenida da Liberdade and is an easy 20-minute walk from Downtown Lisbon where more gorgeous buildings await.
The hotel’s restaurant, Bistro4, focuses on the concept of ‘bistronomy’, which combines bistro and haute cuisine, with a simple high-quality menu inspired by French classics and Portuguese flavours, while Aviator6 cocktail bar serves up light bites and over 300 types of drink. The terrace here spills out onto the streets and is a great spot for soaking up the city buzz. Up at Deck7, you’ll find an intimate open-air bar, and down at the Bistro4 Wine Cellar you can sample local Portuguese and worldwide wines. Most of the elegant guest rooms have a balcony for a private slice of outdoor space in the heart of the city.
Even if you’re not planning to have a treatment at the Mandalay Spa, it’s worth heading to the wellness area to swim in the large heated indoor pool, or to relax in the sauna and Turkish baths. One of the best places to take time out is up on the small rooftop terrace, where you’ll find a hot tub for a quiet soak.
On Rua Rosa Araújo, next to elegant Avenida da Liberdade in the heart of the city
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98 rooms and suites
• Head Downtown to see the grand Praça do Comércio • Visit Calouste Gulbenkian Museum* • Take a sailing trip down the River Tagus at sunset*.
Restaurant, 2 lounge bars, wine cellar
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Breakfast at Bistro4.
*Denotes local charge