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Lisbon's Loveliest Hotels With Gardens

Lucy Bryson | December 20, 2017

Lisbon's rapid transformation from under-the-radar destination to super-hot European destination means the city's pretty streets can feel more than a little packed at times. Check out the best and most secluded outdoor spaces at these 9 Lisbon hotels with gorgeous gardens, however, and those cramped cobblestones will feel a world away.

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The Oitavos

Why it made the list

Rugged nature and sleek good looks come together in fine style at the Oitavos, which is set amid a world-renowned golf course and surrounded by the dunes and rocky hills of the Sintra-Cascais natural park. The hotel's clever design means it is flooded with light and dramatic views from every angle, and the infinity pool is the perfect place for surveying the surrounding countryside. Bicycles can be hired at the hotel, and staff can also arrange horse riding excursions through the surrounding parklands.

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Solar do Castelo

Why it made the list

The maze of narrow, steep cobbled streets that make up the historic Alfama district are crammed with sightseers for much of the year, which makes the leafy courtyard garden at Solar do Castelo feel like a real treat. Tables anc chairs set out in the quiet, secluded space are ideal for a reviving coffee after the steep climb up here, or a relaxing drink after sightseeing at the castle (the inn sits within the castle walls).

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Quinta da Marinha Resort

Why it made the list

A short hop from the city center and 30-minute drive from Lisbon airport, Quinta da Marinha Resort is a stylish, family-friendly escape to the country. The resort's own gardens, extensive in their own right, join the renowned Quinta da Marinha golf course via a little wooden bridge over a river, and are surrounded by acres of wooden parkland. At night, the chirruping of nocturnal creatures make for atmospheric al-fresco drinking and dining.

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As Janelas Verdes

Why it made the list

A stone's throw from Lisbon's Antique Art Museum and the bar-lined cobbled streets of Santos, As Janelas Verdes has lovely patio and courtyard, where guests can enjoy al-fresco breakfasts beneath the property's ivy-covered stone walls. It's also the perfect place to relax with your complimentary welcome glass of port wine, o to curl up with a book borrowed from the inn's well-stocked library.

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Palacio Belmonte

Why it made the list

This palatial (literally) city center guest house has counted the Earl of Belmonte and Marquis of Atalaia among its titled residents during its 500-year history, and the gorgeous grounds provide the peace and privacy that lauded gentry would have wanted. The grounds have been extensively redesigned in recent years to include a pool and terrace, along with a n 'organic garden' planted with fragrant, brightly-flowering fruit trees.

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Casa Balthazar

Why it made the list

It's not easy to find hotels with gardens in Lisbon's historic center, but Casa Balthazar delivers in fine style. Hidden away from the crowds in super-central Chiado, the boutique hotel is a little oasis of calm among the busy city streets. The leafy courtyard garden isn't large, but it's serene, shaded and comes complete with a small pool and sun loungers.

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Penha Longa Resort

Why it made the list

This fancy five-star is close to the fairytale palaces of Sintra and the beautiful beaches of Cascais, but guests may find it tough to tear themselves away from the resort's gardens, which merit at least a day's exploring. With the stunning Serra da Sintra mountain range as a backdrop, the hotel's grounds are home to a kids' play area, infinity pool, jogging and horse riding tracks, a top-notch spa, and even a 14th Century monastery

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Olissippo Lapa Palace

Why it made the list

Just a short distance from the lively nightlife of Santos, this hilltop haven has extensive grounds overlooking the many mansion homes that characterise this fancy part of town. The outdoor pool beckons during Lisbon's long, hot summers, and the towering palms provide shady respite from the sun.

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Pestana Palace

Why it made the list

You want gardens? You got them. Pestana Palace sits in its own private park, complete with pools, palm trees and water fountains. The luxury hotel is house d in the 19th century Valle-Flôr Palace, so guests can stroll the same grounds that were once trod by Portuguese royalty.

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