Check out the rooftop bar and restaurant, which is overseen by chef Mr Miguel Castro e Silva; his grouper with orange and fennel is worth the trip to Lisbon alone.
It is the dilemma faced by anyone in possession of a passport and a desire to get away: do you plump for the comfort and space of an apartment or the amenities of a hotel? At The Lumiares in the Portuguese capital, no such decision is necessary because all 53 rooms in this former palace in the lively Bairro Alto district are laid out as apartments. Some have terraces, others have balconies, and all have kitchenettes with complimentary water, wine and milk. Though if you do tire of your mid-century modern-style rooms with their capacious sofas, handwoven tapestries and La Sultane de Saba products, you can seek refuge in the large communal spa.