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It Is Time To Relax: The 8 Best Hotel Spas in Lisbon

Lucy Bryson | December 20, 2017

A trip to Lisbon is sweet enough in itself, but throw in an epic spa and you've got bliss. And if you've been tackling the city's steep hills on foot, you've definitely earned a bit of pampering. Soak up the indulgence at these 8 stellar spa hotels in Europe's sunniest capital city.

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Penha Longa Resort

Why it made the list

The setting alone--at the foot of the Sintra-Cascais mountains--is a feast for the senses, and the superbly tranquil spa here sits in a gorgeous garden, complete with gazebos, private pool, and jacuzzi. The nine treatment rooms are all sparkling new additions to the hotel, and treatments use the luxury brand Natura Bissé. It feels like another world from the big city, but Lisbon is less than half an hour's drive away, and the magical sights of Sintra are a 10-minute hop in a cab or hire car.

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Pestana Palace

Why it made the list

Yes, it's a palace, and a National Monument to boot. This five-star hotel is one of the grandest spots in Lisbon, and the Magic Spa specializes in the kind of beauty-boosting face and body treatments that will have you feeling a million dollars as you lounge by the pool and play at being a member of the Portuguese aristocracy.

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Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa

Why it made the list

The many business guests that check into Sheraton Lisboa can de-stress in fine style at the Spirito Spa here, and it's a popular choice with leisure visitors too, thanks to the very central location. Signature aromatherapy rituals are among the relaxing treatments on offer, while express facials and Recovery Rituals can have guests feeling and looking perfectly peppy after a long flight or big night out.

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Olissippo Lapa Palace

Why it made the list

A spa set in the grounds of a beautiful 19th Century Palace? Yes, please! The spa at this luxurious hilltop hotel in the elegant Lapa neighborhood isn't Lisbon's biggest, but the setting is truly lovely. After a soothing massage or facial, guests can head to the sauna and Turkish baths before relaxing with a drink by the beautiful outdoor pool set in one of Lisbon's loveliest hotel gardens. Bliss.

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Sheraton Cascais Resort

Why it made the list

The lovely setting in a wooded enclave near the beaches of Cascais makes this resort feel like an escape to the countryside, yet it's just a stone's throw from the big city and a mere 30 minutes from Lisbon airport. The spa is a soothing space with a skilled and friendly staff, offering everything from sports massages to mother-daughter manicures. Post-treatment, the Kimya bar-restaurant has excellent cocktails and inventive small plates, and the enormous outdoor pool means you're unlikely to even bother heading to the beach.

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Why it made the list

The Sayanna Wellness Spa at Epic SANA is one of the biggest and best spas in Lisbon, and the cool, calming space feels like a real escape from the heat of the city. The 1,700 m2 space includes 6 treatment rooms, a 'total relaxation room' and offers a vast array of soothing massages and facials as well as hydrotherapy.

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The Oitavos

Why it made the list

Tanned and toned sporty types make a beeline for The Oitavos, which sits in the middle of Sintra-Cascais Natural Park on the edge of the world-famous Oitavos golf course in Cascais. The lighting, aromas and clean lines of this super-modern spa set the tone for some serious pampering, and floor to ceiling glass windows offer blissful views of the sand dunes and rugged rock of the surrounding park. Balneotherapy treatments, using heated sea water, are a specialty.

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Altis Belém Hotel & Spa

Why it made the list

Swiss swankiness is the order of the day here, at the ultra-pampering BSpa by Karin Herzog. It's twice been named the best in Portugal at the World Luxury Spa Awards, and offers exclusive oxygen therapy alongside a vast range of treatments to soothe mind, body, and soul. There's a special Spa Menu, and the setting, on the banks of the Tagus River, isn't too shabby either.

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