Santiago de Alfama
Lisbon’s Alfama, the city’s oldest district, is known for its labyrinth of narrow streets, numerous Fado bars, and historical attractions. Opened in 2015, the Santiago
de Alfama is a draw in its own right: It occupies a former 15th century palace just below São Jorge Castle. Each of its 19 rooms and suites comes in a unique configuration, including interconnecting bedrooms that would be ideal for families, with views that range from the River Tagus to the palace’s inner courtyard garden. Most combine traditional features such as wood-paneled ceilings and intricate cornicing with modern, luxurious comforts like rainshowers and bespoke linen. The property also has the amenities of a larger hotel, including a spa, meeting space, and two restaurants, including Manny’s Bar for lingering over petiscos and Portuguese specialties like oven-roasted cabrito. Though most significantly, with so few guests rooms, you’ll be assured the staff will know you as soon as you check in.