Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon

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Address: Ru Rodrigo da Fonseca 88, Lisbon, 1099-039, Portugal

Star rating:
5 star hotel

4.5

A large scale luxury hotel in the middle of Lisbon.

The vision of Portuguese dictator Oliveira Salazar, this luxurious five-star hotel was built with the intention of boosting Lisbon’s credentials as both a European capital of culture and to lure high-end tourism.

Location
4.4
90%
Eating/drinking
4.6
90%
Leisure facilities
4.7
90%
Service
4.5
90%
Value for money
4.3
90%
Bedrooms
4.5
90%
Public areas
4.6
90%

Location

Set up on a hill, overlooking the city, this hotel is in the thick of some iconic sights. A stone’s throw from the Marquis de Pombal, the Basilica da Estrela and the Palacio de Sao Bento, and the shops of Baixa and Chiado are within walking distance. For fun weekend nightlife, you might find yourself taking a short taxi to the bars of Bairro Alto and the city’s riverfront nightclubs.

Bedrooms

The rooms are classic in style, elegantly furnished and a pretty good size, I felt. All have a polished wooden desk and chairs and king size beds. Each room has a little balcony, either overlooking the hotel courtyard, or out over the city and river in the case of the superior rooms and suites.

Public areas

Marble is everywhere you look, with over 40,000sqm of the stone being used to deck out the modernist structure. Of course, the marble is counter-pointed by chandeliers and wall fountains – the hotel still positively glistens over 50 years after its construction.

Eating and drinking

The Varanda Restaurant is widely considered one of the best restaurants in town, while the bold red and black Avant-garde Ritz piano bar, is a classy affair filled with whiskey-swilling dignitaries.

Service

As always with Four Seasons, the service was top class.

Who stays there

Some guests have been coming for as long as the hotel has been around, but in general I found it attracted moneyed businessmen and quite a few wealthy families in the summer.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Mature travellers
  • Great views / scenery
  • People watching
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • History

Pros & Cons

  • Classic in style, structure and service
  • Expensive
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