If vacationing is all about location, location, location, then this is the king pin of European hotels.
Located on the Avenida Liberdade, Lisbon’s answer to Paris's Champs Elysee, or London's Bond Street, this perfectly positioned property sits pride of place on the stunning avenue flanked with towering trees, luxury shops and boutiques, and is but a mere stroll away from Lisbon's central historical hotspots. After taking in the architecture, sights and sounds of this beguiling boulevard, you will eventually be led to the banks of the impressive Tagus river, which hugs the city's shores.
Lisbon is one of the most diverse cities in the world - with seven different areas to explore. Having the Tivoli Avenida Liberdade as your central base is the smartest gateway to experiencing the compendium of charm on offer. To the east is the historic Alfama district; to the west is Bairro Alto, and everything one could want from a city escape in between.
Steeped in 80 years of history, the hotel itself has recently undone a staggering EUR15m facelift, refreshing all main areas, suites and facilities. Somewhat of a magnetic spot for tourists and locals alike, this has come as a welcome refresher and increased its popularity still. Maintaining an art deco and luxe interior style, the lobby is a showstopper. Many guests take their time to relax there, enjoy a sip at the bar or listen to the evening performances by local pianists and musicians. Rooms are modestly furnished and are decorated with a fresh palette, but have all mod cons and all the comfort.
Other than its unrivalled location and stunning interiors, what really keeps people returning is the properties warm Portuguese hospitality. Staff at the Tivoli have this in buckets but are never overbearing. Poised but friendly and naturally professional, they never miss a beat. Happy to recommend an outing, activity or treatment in the Anantara spa, where elegantly designed treatment rooms and a world of relaxation beckons.
The properties other strength lies in its incredible F&B offerings. The renowned Cervejaria Liberdade restaurant, with large windows offering a view out to the bustling avenue, or a cozy corner depending on your preference, serves classic local fare with savoir-faire, specializing in seafood (naturally!).
If you are looking for more contemporary cuisine, take a trip to the rooftop restaurant, Seen. A younger vibe with captivating twist on traditional dishes, its dark and rich interiors match the impressive flavors on offer. Not to be missed is the stunning rooftop Sky Bar, which boasts unrivalled views of Lisbon as far as the eye can see. The glimmering lights and divine cocktails, accompanied by live DJs and music will have you twitter pated.
Go for lunch, dinner, or stayover, just put this bucket list bolt hole firmly on your map.
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