Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon
Located in an imposing position at the top of the Avenida da Liberdade, the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon is arguably Lisbon’s most prestigious and historic hotel. Commissioned under the Salazar dictatorship as an ostentatious show of wealth, the exterior is a case study in modernist architecture is somewhat of an acquired taste, however, once you step through the doors you are immediately immersed in classic Four Seasons style. A palatial marble lobby with a huge array of hanging orchids leads through to a comfortable lounge, formal dining room and elegant hotel bar. A range of artwork and tapestries adorn the walls, lending to the overall air of sophistication.
Almost all of the 282 guest rooms boast their own private terraces with views of the surrounding city or Eduardo VII Park. Each of the spacious rooms is decorated in a classic style and well-appointed with the traditional amenities you would expect in a hotel of this quality.
A particular highlight of the hotel is the top floor gym which has an outdoor rooftop running track which offers sweeping views right across Lisbon. The hotel also boasts an extensive spa with an indoor pool, sauna, steam room and relaxation area overlooking the garden and park.
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The rooms at the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon are classically styled in muted tones and sumptuous fabrics. The emphasis here is on quality with comfortable beds, fine linens and marble bathrooms equipped with large double sinks, separate bath and shower, and thick, fluffy robes. All the rooms are spacious and almost all offer their own private balcony area with outdoor seating. Complimentary Wi-Fi, air conditioning and smart TV come as standard across all room categories.
Situated right at the top of Lisbon’s Avenida da Liberdade, the hotel is a little removed from the heart of the city. Directly outside, you’ll find the Eduardo VII Park and a monument to the Marquis de Pombal. The downtown Baixa area can be reached on foot downhill in around 30 minutes, however, it may be better to get a taxi back up the hill after a long day of sightseeing.
Food and Drink
An extravagant buffet breakfast is served each morning in the grand main dining room. An extravagant buffet affair, you’ll find a large selection of pastries, cereals and fruit along with cold meats and cheese. Eggs are cooked to order and served to the table along with fresh tea, coffee and orange juice. Afternoon tea is offered in the Almada Negreiros Lounge, while the Ritz bar is open for drinks and a light daily food offering. The small O Japonês restaurant offers a menu of fresh sushi from Tuesday to Friday and the main Varanda Restaurant, overseen by Michelin-starred chef Pascal Meynard, is open for fine dining throughout the week.
Facilities and Activities
The Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon boasts an extensive spa complete with indoor pool, sauna, steam room and relaxation area. A range of treatments and massages is also available. On the top floor of the hotel there is a large gym surrounded by the hotel’s rooftop running track that offers panoramic views across Lisbon, well-worth a visit even if you do not plan on working out. Round-the-clock business and concierge services are also on offer.
Classically sophisticated, the hotel has truly mastered the art of high end service. Even if you don’t plan to use the gym, we recommend heading up to the rooftop running track to admire the views across Lisbon.
Places & hotels on the map
Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Offering easy access to both the Baixa and Chaido areas of Lisbon, the Corpo Santo Hotel is a stylish, contemporary property where the staff go out of their way to look after guests.
Drawing on elements of traditional Portuguese design, the H10 Duque de Loulé is a chic boutique hotel with a wonderful roof terrace overlooking Lisbon. Set in a historic building, it blends traditional elegance with contemporary style.
Set behind an elegant 18th-century façade, the Heritage Avenida Liberdade Hotel is a conveniently located boutique property with tranquil rooms and an indoor pool and small gym.
Small, stylish and centrally located, the Valverde Hotel's unconventional style gives it great personality. It makes a fine place to relax in the enclosed outdoor terrace, swim in the pool and retreat from the city at the end of the day.
An excellent family-friendly option located within the heart of historic Lisbon. Each apartment comes equipped with a full kitchen and for those travelling with young children, there is a kids’ club and baby concierge service available.
Situated on a steep hillside overlooking central Lisbon, the Memmo Príncipe Real is a chic modernist boutique hotel with a wonderful panoramic terrace and outdoor pool.
Converted from a 15th-century palace that once belonged to the Governors of Belém, the Palácio do Governador is a characterful boutique hotel steeped in history. There is a large outdoor pool and garden area as well as an extensive spa and indoor pool.
A lavish 19th-century palace turned hotel, the Pestana Palace is surrounded by acres of tropical gardens and provides a tranquil and relaxing retreat while still within easy striking distance of central Lisbon.
A historic boutique hotel in the heart of Lisbon and overlooking the central Praça do Comércio, the Pousada de Lisboa merges period charm with modern design to create an elegant and sophisticated base. The hotel features an indoor pool and spa as well as a rooftop solarium.
A charming boutique hotel located in the heart of Lisbon’s historic Alfama district the Santiago de Alfama is an elegant option housed within in a former 15th-century palace.
One of Lisbon’s most prestigious hotels, the stylish Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa offers a convenient location, excellent service, gourmet dining and a panoramic roof terrace. There is also an outdoor pool.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Explore some of Portugal’s most dramatic coastal scenery on this full-day private tour through the Arrábida region south of Lisbon. En route you’ll get to visit a local winery, coastal cliffs and quaint towns with medieval castles.
Explore the Alentejo, Portugal’s most significant food and wine region, on a full-day private tour. You’ll see Roman remains and medieval streets in historic Évora, sample local wines in a family-run winery, and drive through rolling countryside in-between.
Get to grips with Portuguese history with the help of a private guide on this full-day tour from Lisbon that takes in the 14th-century Monastery of Batalha, a medieval hilltop village and the flamboyant Palácio Nacional de Mafra.
Explore Lisbon with a local guide on a private half-day walking tour, which takes in several of its most interesting districts. You’ll learn about the city’s history and traditions, and stop for local food and drinks along the way.