Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon

Traditional luxury in Lisbon
Check into Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon and your fellow guests could be anyone from a visiting head of state to the lead singer of a famous rock band. This is the preferred address for discerning travelers in a city that is alive with culture, culinary innovations and creative inspiration.

Lisbon itself is a study in contrasts. Its thriving street art scene juxtaposes concrete New School masterpieces with baroque architecture and Old World grace. This vibe extends inside the doors of the Hotel Ritz Lisbon, which first opened in 1959 as the only luxe accommodation in Portugal and one of the finest in Europe. The property joined the Four Seasons family in 1998.

Today, you’ll still witness its original art deco and Louis XVI-style splendor in the lavish marble-covered lobby and Almada Negreiros Lounge spotlighting contemporary Portuguese art along with contemporary rooms (which were renovated in 2021) that have a modern take on 1950s style. 

But the grande dame hotel also offers all of the latest amenities you might need, including CURA, an excellent gastronomic restaurant that embraces regional ingredients; a Five-Star spa with a hushed, calming atmosphere; and a heated alfresco pool that overlooks leafy Eduardo VII Park. 
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • The sprawling 7,535-square-foot rooftop gym provides a scenic workout — its Life Fitness equipment room, Pilates studio and second studio have floor-to-ceiling windows. But even if you don’t have time for a sweat session, a visit to the U-shaped outdoor track is a must to take in one of the best views of the city. 
  • The marble-and-oak-filled modern spa feels much larger than four treatment rooms. Contemporary sculptures add some character to the hushed space. A serene 59-foot heated indoor lap pool overlooks the hotel’s gardens and begs for a swim and some quiet lounging on the surrounding day beds.
  • To soak up the sun, head outside to the organically shaped heated pool, which pipes in music underwater.
  • More than 1,000 pieces of art adorn the interior. Works displayed range from a collection of contemporary Portuguese tapestries to paintings and sculpture. Portugal’s master class is represented, too: selections by Almada Negreiros, Pedro Leitão, Estrela Faria and Querubim Lapa can be admired in the public areas.
  • The hotel’s Street Art Tour includes visits to iconic locations that have been transformed with large-scale installations. During the four-hour excursion led by a guide, you will ride in a vintage sidecar with a driver and experience this unique facet of the city’s jewel-like surface.
Things to Know
  • Bring your iPad to check out the hotel’s free art app, which is a guide to art within the property and around the city. The app is not available for smartphones.
  • Cats and dogs (up to 15 pounds) can accompany you to the classic hotel for free. They will be greeted with pet beds, blankets, water bowls, treats and toys.
  • If you get sick, don’t fret. The hotel keeps an English-speaking doctor on call to handle emergencies.
  • While the classic hotel is just five minutes from designer shopping along Avenida de Liberdade, it's removed from the tourist fray. 
The Rooms
  • Most rooms and suites come with a furnished terrace, treating you to views of many of Lisbon’s most renowned landmarks, including St. George’s Castle, the Old Town, the Tagus River and the 25th of April Bridge.
  • The beige and gray-blue interiors take style cues from the 1950s — when the property originally debuted — but with a modern slant. The crushed velvet chairs are modeled after those found in the hotel's Card Room from 1959; wide, wall-spanning headboards were trendy at the time; and the graphic carpet borrows waves from the Olissipo tapestry that hangs in a stairway.
The Restaurants
  • Taste Portuguese gastronomy at its best at CURA. The fine-dining restaurant serves dishes like fresh sea bass garnished with brassicas, parsley and saffron; squid with hazelnuts, roasted seaweed butter and caviar; and Hokkaido pumpkin, chanterelles, pistachios and Indian cress in a dining room lined with Madeira wood paneling and beveled mirrors.
  • Overlooking Eduardo VII Park, Varanda Restaurant is a popular place to dine at the Lisbon hotel. Since the weather is stunning most months of the year, grab one of 20 coveted outdoor seats. The eatery is open for breakfast, lunch and brunch. 
  • Casual nibbles, sushi and Portuguese delights, as well as drinks, are served in the Ritz Bar, with both indoor and outdoor seating. Artist Pedro Leitão created the piano that lives within the space and the large wine-inspired tapestry. Or try the airy Almada Negreiros Lounge, a go-to gathering spot for locals to meet over afternoon tea or drinks.
  • O Japonês serves fresh sushi, Nikkei-inspired dishes and sake in a cozy setting. The restaurant carries a more eclectic vibe with zebra-print chairs surrounding its eight tables.
  • Adjacent to the pool, The Pool Bar serves lunchtime favorites like a club sandwich, a waygu beef burger, vegetarian bao, a Caesar salad, tuna and salmon ceviches, and Portuguese bolas de Berlim (cream-filled doughnuts).
24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Fitness classes
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Pet friendly
Getting There
Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca, 88 Lisbon, 1099-039 PT
LIS (12-20 min)  
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