I don’t know about you, but I get excited when I book a room at any Four Seasons Hotel. They may consider their properties your “home away from home” but honey, my house doesn’t look like an art museum or offer the views that Four Seasons Hotel Ritz boasts in Lisbon. Their daily flower budget is probably what I spend on a month’s worth of groceries – but I do love their floral arrangements – they are stunning.
This family owned luxury property was opened in 1959 and has been managed by Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts since 1998. The Portuguese craftsmanship is evident throughout the 10 story hotel, and the privately owned art collection is museum quality.
Located about 15 minutes from Lisbon’s city center, Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon offers views of Eduardo VII Park from the swank Veranda Restaurant to the roof top running track. In fact, you’ll want to jog a couple of laps at the track after ordering the Mil Folhas pastry – a Four Seasons specialty dessert of layered puff pastry and alternating layers of a rich creamy custard. Yum!
The Hotel Ritz Lisboa (as it’s called in Lisbon) offers 282 luxurious rooms. My room, a deluxe king, offered a fabulous view of Eduardo VII Park and came with a 500 euro per night price tag (during high season.) Check the Four Seasons Hotel website for current prices.
I could have stayed in my room and been happy, or hung out at the indoor swimming pool, but there are so many wonderful sights to see in Lisbon that you simply must go out an experience this fascinating city for yourself.
During my visit, wifi was available without charge in the lobby and offered in room for an additional charge.