Charming and extremely picturesque, Lisbon is one of those cities you just want to get lost in. Movies, poems, and stories inspired by Portugal’s capital are proof of the charms of this city.
Plan fun activities in Lisbon, but be sure to set aside some days when do you not have a specific agenda. The cobblestone streets and little alleys might end up taking you somewhere else, and there are plenty of delightful corners that deserve your attention.
Bathed by the Tagus River and perched across seven hills, Lisbon is well-known for the views it offers from its many miradouros, that is, viewpoints. If your idea of leisure time involves gazing at the vistas of colorful traditional neighborhoods and the river, you may want to book a hotel with panoramic views.
There are many “rooms with a view” in the city. Even though the views are indeed a luxury, the hotel prices don’t always have to cost you the equivalent of that. Here are some great hotels in Lisbon, offering marvelous views over the city of the seven hills:
For Backpackers: We Love F****** Tourists
Lisbon’s hostel standards are above the world’s average. Excellent customer ratings, affordable prices, and the friendly hospitality offered by Lisboetas have put Lisbon on the map for the budget travel crowd. Long gone are the days when a Eurotrip didn’t include a generous stay in Lisbon.
Amongst the many great options available, the modern We Love F****** Tourists stands out. Well, not only because of the edgy name or colorfully happy decor, but also because the view out of the dorm rooms is rarely this incredible elsewhere in the world. You can even see Sao Jorge’s Castle from here! This is a luxury that shouldn’t be and indeed isn’t reserved to high-end hotels in Lisbon.
For Hip Travelers: LX Boutique
Magnificent river views are among the perks of booking at room at the ultra-hip LX Boutique Hotel. There are five floors with chic rooms, each of them decorated with a very Lisbon-inspired decor. For instance, there’s an entire floor dedicated to Bairro Alto, the popular bohemian neighborhood that is often featured in the plans of nightlife and music lovers visiting town.
Open your window, let the breeze come in, and day-dream away with the inspiring views.
For a Luxurious Romantic Stay: Solar dos Mouros
Located in a privileged spot, one of the city castle’s former access points, Solar dos Mouros offers a very exclusive atmosphere. It’s ideal for those seeking an intimate time.
Its African-art-inspired decor is complemented by contemporary fittings to guarantee the guests’ comfort. The panoramic views over the city and the river will make you feel like you almost don’t need to leave your room to breathe in Lisbon’s essence!
These are just some suggestions to trigger your wanderlust. If there is something that there is no shortage of in Lisbon, it is history, warm smiles, and moving views. You’re going to have to see for yourself… literally!
This article is part of the #HipmunkCityLove series.