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8 Lisbon Hotels With Spectacular Views

| December 20, 2017

Lisbon's a good-looking city, and it knows it. Miradouros (viewpoints) swarm with locals and snap-happy tourists alike, while bars and restaurants set out their stall on rooftops and esplanades--all the better for admiring those dramatic vistas. Check into one of these hotels and you can have your very own vantage point, perfect for admiring this supremely photogenic city in comfort. These are the hotels to stay at for spectacular views of Lisbon.

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Tivoli Avenida da Liberdade Lisboa

Why it made the list

This handsome hotel has a prime spot on Lisbon's swanky Avenida da Liberdade, and its Sky Bar paved the way for a city-wide trend of rooftop drinking and dining. The 9th floor roof terrace, now open year-round, has some of the best panoramic views in the city and attracts large numbers of locals and out-of-towners alike, who flock here to see the spectacular sunsets and linger into long, balmy summer evenings. Deluxe rooms on higher floors have city views or look out over the elegant Avenue below.

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Penha Longa Resort

Why it made the list

The cloud-swathed Serra da Sintra provides a breathtaking backdrop to a stay at this luxe resort a short hop from downtown Lisbon. Admire the beautiful views from the large infinity pool when temperatures allow (Sintra's mountainous micro-climate means things can get chillier here than in the big city), or just sit on the balcony and admire the forest-clad peaks.

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Olissippo Lapa Palace

Why it made the list

Guests at this beautifully restored 19th Century palace can gaze out over the pristine, palm-filled grounds (with one of the finest outdoor pools in the city), and grand Lapa mansions before settling on the River Tagus. Some rooms in higher price brackets have spacious balconies with jaw-dropping views.

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Memmo Alfama

Why it made the list

Sitting right at the top of Lisbon's Alfama neighborhood gives this casual-chic spot a clear advantage when it comes to soaking up sunsets and cityscapes. The multi-level terrace, with infinity pool and chic wine bar, have gorgeous views down to the river, and the same panoramas can be appreciated from the Alfama rooms. Terrace rooms ramp up the wow factor with access to--yes, you guessed it--a terrace.

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Bairro Alto Hotel

Why it made the list

As the name suggests, the Bairro Alto (literally 'High Neighborhood') is well-placed for looking down over the rooftops and ruas of Lisbon, and this upscale boutique hotel on the fringes of the nightlife action makes the most of its lofty location with a noteworthy terrace bar. The fourth-floor Terraço BA has incredible sweeping views over the terracotta roofs and gleaming white buildings down to the River Tagus and the 25 de Abril suspension bridge, and the sunset over the water is really something to savor.

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Memmo Principe Real

Why it made the list

For views with a whole lot of wow factor, this is the place. Five-star Memmo Principe Real is perched on a hillside in one of the city's trendiest spots, and makes the most of its vantage point with floor-to-ceiling windows, terraces and balconies. Almost all the rooms and suites have panoramic views of the city, some look out over the hilltop castle, and a couple have fireplaces on the terrace--perfect for admiring the pretty city scene even on chilly evenings. The view from the terrace bar-restaurant and pool isn't too shabby either.

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