Palacio Belmonte

Marko Roth / Courtesy Palacio Belmonte

With only ten huge suites, Palacio Belmonte is easily Lisbon’s most exclusive booking. (It’s also, in our opinion, one of the most special places to stay anywhere in the world.) The building—a historic palace that sits adjacent to Castelo de São Jorge—has both Moorish and Roman origins, and took an enormous amount of time (and funds) to refurbish. Today, the private owners complement the 3,800 antique azulejo tiles on the walls with modern and contemporary art and furniture. Every guest room is uniquely designed, each with its own personality and signature quirks—but all have in common high ceilings, charming views, fresh air, and Acqua di Parma bath amenities. The small pool and lush garden are tranquil retreats where guests won’t be bothered by the tourist din next door. But the best part is the way the property (and all it’s nooks and crannies) makes you feel: With service so discreet you’ll be shocked when breakfast magically appears on your balcony. (Rooms, from $485)

Palacio Belmonte
Pátio de Dom Fradique 14Lisbon, Portugal

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