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“Two turn of the century mansions, lovingly converted into a 28 room hotel sit atop one of Lisbon’s seven hills far above the hurly-burly of modern life and with far-reaching views over the red-roofed capital. A pretty pool with loungers, quirky interiors and fun contemporary furniture.”

“Two turn of the century mansions, lovingly converted into a 28 room hotel sit atop one of Lisbon’s seven hills far above the hurly-burly of modern life and with far-reaching views over the red-roofed capital. A pretty pool with loungers, quirky interiors and fun contemporary furniture.”

Hotel Review

Brimming with a sense of place, the rooms here are each named after a King or Queen of Portugal, with a potted history of their life provided on your bedside table. Wooden floors, woven Portuguese rugs and antique furniture fill some rooms whilst others are more contemporary in style. Many have pretty, wrought iron balconies with tiled floors. All come with Nespresso machines and there is a mix of showers and bathtubs throughout.

The small bar on the ground floor is not to be missed with its intricate stucco ceiling and range of local Portuguese wines. The restaurant, Cave 23, is found in the courtyard down some steps from the front of the hotel and hidden behind a wall of glass. Its menu is both interesting and impressive with dishes such as swordfish, garlic, seaweed, katsobushi or the extraordinary oxtail with pickles and caramel. There is an excellent wine list and a good sommelier who will happily prepare a wine pairing for you.

Outside the hotel, a swimming pool with views over the capital makes a wonderful spot to while away a sunny afternoon.

Recommended for
  • Local exploring
  • Perfectly situated in a quite spot yet in the heart of the city, walking distance to many of its major attractions
  • City Style
  • Mixing traditional design and architecture with chic contemporary flavour
  • Romantic Break
  • Active Holiday
 

Written by Mary Lussiana

Recommended For

  • Local exploring
  • Perfectly situated in a quite spot yet in the heart of the city, walking distance to many of its major attractions
  • City Style
  • Mixing traditional design and architecture with chic contemporary flavour
  • Sights nearby
  • Head to beautiful sights such as the Torre de Belém, St George’s Castle and the Monastery of Jerónimos
  • Museums
  • Visit the National Tile Museum, the National Museum of Ancient Art and the Museu do Oriente
  • Local markets
  • Go to the Mercado da Ribeira to soak up the atmosphere and browse the stalls
  • Surfing
  • Ride the waves at Caxias beach
  • Romantic Break
  • Great walks
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Active Holiday
  • Close to nightlife
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Views
  • Downtown
  • Family Suites
  • Designer
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Lively area
  • Antiques
  • Townhouse
  • Restaurant
  • Artworks
  • Chic
  • Intimate
  • Quirky
  • Child friendly
  • Contemporary

Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Views
  • Safe
  • Towelling robes
  • Parking
  • Shops
  • Family Suites
  • Bar
  • Wifi
  • Airport transfer
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Meeting Room
  • Massage
  • No pets
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Restaurant
  • Garden
  • Child friendly
  • Room service
  • Suites
  • Concierge
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • In room music system
  • Air conditioning

Activities

  • Sights nearby
  • Head to beautiful sights such as the Torre de Belém, St George’s Castle and the Monastery of Jerónimos
  • Museums
  • Visit the National Tile Museum, the National Museum of Ancient Art and the Museu do Oriente
  • Local markets
  • Go to the Mercado da Ribeira to soak up the atmosphere and browse the stalls
  • Surfing
  • Ride the waves at Caxias beach
  • Great walks
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Close to nightlife

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Torel Palace, Lisbon

These two turn-of-the-century mansions, hidden away on one of the seven hills of Lisbon, have been elegantly converted into a 28-room hotel. A beautiful swimming pool inset on a cobbled terrace offers views right across the capital, whilst restaurant Cave 23 delivers seriously good modern Portuguese fare.

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)