Avenida da Liberdade, 164, 1250-146 Lisboa, Portugal
Photo courtesy of Hotel Valverde
Valverde HotelOpened in 2014 on the Avenida da Liberdade, Lisbon’s grandest boulevard, the Hotel Valverde aims to have the look and feel of a private—if elegantly bohemian—residence. Each of its 25 rooms and suites is uniquely furnished with dramatically painted walls, vibrantly patterned area rugs atop herringbone wooden floors, thick drapes and vintage artwork. Adding to the cozy appeal is a film-screening room (housemade chips provided), afternoon tea at the Sítio Valverde restaurant, lined with eighteenth century engravings, and a colorful patio dotted with massive tree-ferns surrounding a heated outdoor pool. Fado seekers need not look far: There’s live music twice a week, accompanied by Portuguese dishes like confit of suckling pork belly. For the best views in the house, the Valverde Suite overlooks São Jorge Castle, though all the other rooms either have windows that open onto the glorious Avenida da Liberdade, or have a balcony above the hotel’s lush patio.