Altis Belem Hotel & Spa

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This elegant waterfront property is the crown jewel of Altis’ collection of Lisbon hotels. Its location in suburb-ish Belem means it’s perfectly situated to reach many of the neighborhood’s cultural highlights on foot (rooms have unobstructed views of the famous Discoveries Monument), even if it’s a ten-minute car ride to the city’s more central districts. Altis Belem’s minimalist aesthetic (lots of straight lines and monochromatic black and white throughout) is unique in Lisbon, which is not necessarily always big on less-is-more. There’s a streamlined vibe here, enlivened by bright murals in both the public spaces and 50 guest rooms. The in-room amenities—deep bathtubs, floor-to-ceiling windows facing the river, spacious balconies with retractable concertina shutters, and balcony Jacuzzis in a few suites—thoughtfully lift the level of luxury. Plus, there’s a relaxing B Spa by Karin Herzog, which has everything from a hammam to transformative body therapies. Chef João Rodrigues’ Feitoria, the city’s only Michelin-starred hotel restaurant, consistently delivers high-quality dishes, elevated with spices from Portugal’s former colonies. (Rooms, from $230)

Altis Belem Hotel & Spa
Doca do Bom SucessoLisbon, Portugal

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