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Lisbon's Best Hotels for Families

Lucy Bryson | December 20, 2017

Some cities are better suited to family breaks than others. Lisbon, with its hilltop castle, world-class animal attractions, abundant green spaces, sunny skies and omnipresent ice cream parlors, while nearby beaches mean a day's splashing around in the ocean is a possibility for much of the year. From kid-pleasing resorts in the picturesque suburbs to chic, super-central lodgings, we've cherry-picked the hotels offering the warmest of welcomes to traveling tots and their families.

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AlmaLusa Baixa Chiado

Why it made the list

A stroller-friendly downtown location, easy access to public transport and nearby sights have the practicalities covered, while the boutique design of this beautifully-restored 18th Century building will have parents swooning. The adjoining restaurant is a kid-friendly spot, too.

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Pousada de Lisboa

Why it made the list

The location, almost on the flagstones of Lisbon's largest and grandest square and directly in front of the River Tagus, is as perfect as it gets for families. An indoor pool, extravagant design, family-friendly restaurant and easy access to public transport are further sweeteners at this upscale spot.

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Sheraton Cascais Resort

Why it made the list

The suites are enormous, the grounds extensive and impressive, and the outdoor pools are postcard-perfect at this resort set in beautiful woodlands on the Lisbon-Estoril coast. There's a Kids Club, and regular Sunday summer barbecues attract families from across Cascais.

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Jerónimos 8

Why it made the list

Right by the impressive Jeronimos monastery in pretty Belem, this friendly mid-range hotel has an affordable price tag and a family-friendly location next to parks and gardens, in one of Lisbon's most picturesque and walkable (not so hilly) neighborhoods.

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The Oitavos

Why it made the list

Kids can ride around in golf buggies, enjoy an endless array of breakfast treats and take pony-riding classes at this super-stylish hotel on the edge of one of Portugal's top golf courses. Surrounded by dunes and with views to the ocean, the hotel has large rooms and an infinity pool visited by all manner of birds and butterflies.

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Pestana Palace

Why it made the list

The kids will get major bragging rights from passing their vacation in a real European palace, and parents can bask in the knowledge that this grand 19th Century building now enjoys National Monument status. A Kids Club, Pool and gorgeous gardens are further points in the hotel's family-pleasing favor.

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Quinta da Marinha Resort

Why it made the list

Pools, proximity to the beaches of Cascais, spacious apartments, golf on the doorstep and large gardens for running around in make this a great bet for a stress-free family break, and it's just a half-hour drive to downtown Lisbon.

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Pestana CR7

Why it made the list

Soccer-loving kids and teens will lap up the sporty theme at this hotel, opened in partnership with sporting legend Cristiano Ronaldo (CR7 being his shirt number for the Portuguese national side). A perfect downtown location, swanky style and a smart bar and bistro are among the parent-pleasing elements.

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Penha Longa Resort

Why it made the list

Kids will enjoy the enormous gardens (complete with zip-wires and trampolines); parents will view the stunning setting at the foot of the Sintra Hills, and everybody will enjoy the indoor and outdoor pools, and the proximity to the beaches of Cascais as well as the fairytale palaces and castles of Sintra. A daily program of kids' activities is an optional extra, allowing parents to do some serious sightseeing.

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Martinhal Chiado Family Suites

Why it made the list

This game-changing hotel aims to take the stress out of city breaks with the kids, and it does so in great style. In a handsome old building at the heart of Lisbon's historic downtown, Martinhal Chiado Family Suites offers elegant apartments kitted out with necessities such as high chairs, there's a baby concierge, and staffed play rooms with late-night cinema sessions and pajama parties that allow parents to see the bright lights of Lisbon after dark.

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