The Lumiares is a jewel of a hotel nestled in the heart of the charming Bairro Alto district of Lisbon.
The Lumiares looks across the capital’s red roofs up to the ancient castle of St George, which dominates the city’s skyline. Situated right at the top of the Gloria Funicular it is the perfect base from which to explore the fabulous bars, cafés, shops and culture of Bairro Alto and Chiado.
Within the old walls of the palace, local architects Metro Urbe have skilfully blended the 18th and 21st centuries to feature 53 guestrooms, The Lumiares spa, two restaurants and a bar, with dramatic effect. The original sweeping stone staircase takes centre position under a Beau McClellan-designed cubic brass lighting installation that echoes the geometric black and white flooring in the lobby and the bespoke hand-woven tapestries from rug brand Ferreira de Sá in every room.
Watch the world go by over a coffee or light lunch at the informal Mercado Restaurant. Enjoy a cocktail in the rooftop bar with its breathtaking view over Lisbon and its cobbled streets, framed by tiled façades of pinks, blues and ochre yellows. Have dinner at the Lumni restaurant from celebrated Portuguese chef Miguel Castro e Silva, whose sea bass with orange and fennel is a must. Or simply order room service and relax in the comfort of your very own stylish 5* home away from home.
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