Lucy Bryson

Lucy Bryson

A British travel writer based in Lisbon since 2015, Lucy previously lived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for close to 10 years. She's written extensively about South America, Portugal, and the UK for BBC Travel, Atlas Obscura, Vice, Rough Guides, Footprint and others, as well as writing for Fodor's guides to Brazil and Portugal and articles for Fodor's.com

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Monte Belverde by Shiadu

Monte Belverde by Shiadu

$$$ | Lisbon | Lisbon
Monte Belverde offers luxurious boutique stays in a storied 1920s building with some of the best views in town.
Monte Belverde by Shiadu

Monte Belverde by Shiadu

$$$ | Lisbon | Lisbon
Monte Belverde offers luxurious boutique stays in a storied 1920s building with some of the best views in town.
Hotel White Lisboa

Hotel White Lisboa

$$ | Lisbon | Lisbon
This off-the-tourist track hotel offers boutique stays with plenty of style, at surprisingly purse-friendly prices
Estrela Park B&B

Estrela Park B&B

$$ | Lisbon | Lisbon
This welcoming, well-located guest house is perfect for visitors looking for stylish stays that won't blow the budget
Carmo’s Boutique Hotel

Carmo’s Boutique Hotel

$$$ | Minho | Ponte de Lima
Sip wine under sun and stars, bathe in goats' milk and dine al-fresco on fine cuisine at this beautiful boutique hotel
Hotel Carvalho Araújo

Hotel Carvalho Araújo

$$ | Minho | Gerês
This rustic-chic 2-star in Portugal's beautiful national park is perfectly placed for relaxing or outdoor adventures
Hotel Minho

Hotel Minho

$$ | Minho | Vila Nova de Cerveira
Minimalist chic design, a gorgeous location, top-notch spa and excellent restaurant make Hotel Minho a real rural treat
Casa do Principe

Casa do Principe

$$ | Lisbon | Lisbon
Casa do Principe offers boutique lodgings in a grand 19th Century townhouse in super-chic Principe Real
Palacete Chafariz D'el Rei

Palacete Chafariz D'el Rei

$$ | Lisbon | Lisbon
A beautiful 20th Century mansion is the setting for intimate boutique stays in the heart of Alfama
Santiago de Alfama

Santiago de Alfama

$$ | Lisbon | Lisbon
This beautifully-restored 15th Century Palace offers luxurious lodgings and fabulous facilities in historic Alfama.
Memmo Alfama

Memmo Alfama

$$ | Lisbon | Lisbon
This casual-chic boutique hotel has a prime position at the top of Alfama, and a noteworthy rooftop bar and pool.
Why Are the Portuguese Drinking Poop Liqueur?

Why Are the Portuguese Drinking Poop Liqueur?

You don’t need to speak much Portuguese to recoil in horror when a scan of the booze aisle reveals "Licor de Merda." Wait, what? "Liqueur of Poop"? Why would anybody drink that?
Lisbon’s Best Rooftop Bars & Restaurants

Lisbon’s Best Rooftop Bars & Restaurants

Here are our picks for the best places to enjoy fine food, delicious drinks, and glorious views in one of Europe's prettiest—and sunniest—capitals.
10 Luxurious Jungle Lodges

10 Luxurious Jungle Lodges

A trip to the jungle doesn’t have to be primitive—you’ll go wild for these extravagant lodges!