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Space for the whole family in Lisbon's cultural quarter

Check into this 5* hotel for a Lisbon staycation with plenty of local flair and luxury touches.

Bianca Klement
Origin travel expert
Enjoy a staycation in one of the oldest cities in the world

Staying in Lisbon's cultural quarter offers the chance to soak in the local atmosphere and get in touch with the true soul of the city. There's plenty of city center accommodation to choose from too, but for those looking to experience the Portuguese capital with the family, a staycation at The Lumiares means plenty of space, luxury, and complete convenience.

This 5-star boutique hotel and spa is nestled on top of a hill in Bairro Alto, Lisbon’s trendiest district. Everything you could ever want to visit is within walking distance, and as soon as you step out the door, you're met with a wide array of lively bars, museums, cafés, shops, and galleries, along with several excellent tapas restaurants right around the corner.

The Lumiares, a 5* hotel and spa in Bairro Alto
What you see is what you get – total luxury and comfort
Space for everyone

A central location usually means compromising on space – but not at The Lumiares. Even though it's in the cultural heart of Lisbon, the five-star hotel has spacious apartment-style rooms that come with fully equipped kitchens, making it the perfect base for your Lisbon explorations.

The Bairro Alto Mezzanine rooms occupy two levels, featuring high ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows, while the penthouse and two-bedroom suites offer plenty of space for the whole family.

The tranquil tones and overall sense of calm make for a surprisingly quiet oasis where you can relax and recharge, with a design that makes it feel more like a luxury home than a city center hotel.

Two floors and plenty of space
Over the top

Even though it's possible to cook up breakfast in your room, you'd be missing out if you didn't start the day with a bite at the Lumi Rooftop bar. The food is a real draw for guests, along with a side of incredible views across the city and the Tagus river.

It's also a great place to end the day, with an Espresso Martini in hand and the city lights of Lisbon sprawling out in front of you.

Soak in the Tagus river from the Lumi Rooftop Bar
The perfect breakfast spot
Sunshine culture

One of the many excellent things about Lisbon is that immersing yourself in culture doesn't mean spending hours indoors, as the Portuguese capital is one giant gallery. There are cobblestone pavements, street art, tile panels, and century-old facades to explore. Plus, wandering the streets means there's plenty of snack opportunities to keep kids – and adults – happy. Try pastéis de natas (custard-like pastries), brigadeiros (chocolate bites), or artisanal ice cream from one of the many ice cream spots around the city.

Make sure you have everything you need right outside your door
Ready for your personal Portuguese delight?

Whether as a crowning finale to your Portugal vacation or as a prelude to your next European adventure, let us know and we'll start the planning.


Bianca Klement
Like any journalist, Bianca's interest is piqued by pretty much everything, but what she likes best is writing long articles about nature, the sea, and exciting personalities. Whether trekking in Finland or kayaking with orcas, she's usually outdoors, and always on the lookout for her next adventure. As a passionate diver, her heart beats strongly for the underwater world and its protection.

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