Sublime Lisboa

Amoreiras, Lisbon, Portugal
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Sublime Lisboa

Amoreiras, Lisbon, Portugal

A jewel box of fabulous rooms and suites in a 20th-century townhouse, with impeccable service and a gorgeous restaurant

A jewel box of fabulous rooms and suites in a 20th-century townhouse, with impeccable service and a gorgeous restaurant

Naming a hotel ‘Sublime’ sets high expectations, and Sublime Lisboa delivers in spades. It’s a treat for all five senses: Sophisticated, colourful and eclectic interiors, a calm ambience, heavenly-scented organic bathroom amenities, delicious all-day breakfasts at the in-house restaurant, and all-round luxurious comfort.

This elegant 20th-century townhouse conversion is located in the calm Amoreiras neighbourhood, close to popular areas including Príncipe Real, Bairro Alto, Parque Eduardo VII, Avenida da Liberdade and Chiado. Home to Lisbon’s Japanese Club until the 1940s, the building’s walls have witnessed regime changes and revolutions. In the late '60s, it was a gathering place for the international jet-set – Audrey Hepburn, Aga Khan, and Diane Von Furstenberg were amongst its visitors.

The hotel's original staircase, traditional mouldings, and central atrium feel like a mini palace. But the spirited decor – from the library lounge to the 15 lavish rooms and suites – brings the space firmly into the 21st century. A sophisticated colour palette and geometric patterns riff with plush textures, contemporary furniture, interesting Portuguese accents, and acclaimed photography and sculpture. Every room, corner and vignette has been meticulously designed. With welcoming, friendly and attentive staff, Sublime Lisboa is a refined home away from home.

Highs

  • A gorgeous blend of rich colour, texture, art and pattern, with retro and modern accents flirting with traditional forms. The bold design style is somehow also calming and serene
  • We loved the thoughtful and fun touches – from the luxury turndown service to the watercolour painted Lisbon guide and welcome treats
  • The staff are wonderful and very knowledgeable about Lisbon’s hidden gems
  • Beautifully designed restaurant and great all-day breakfasts
  • Amoreiras is a nice area if you want more quiet but still have easy access to the city; it's 10-15 minutes away by car (30 mins on foot) from the downtown area, restaurants and main sights

Lows

  • All these striking interiors mean this is definitely the pricier end of the scale
  • Many rooms have open-plan or glass-walled bathrooms, which may not suit guests who prefer to keep some things private from their travel companions
  • No gym or spa facilities on site, but the Sublime team can arrange these at locations nearby

Best time to go

Sublime Lisboa is open all year, and with 300 days of sunshine annually, there’s no bad time to visit Lisbon. In June, the festivals of the Popular Saints fill the air with the sounds of street parties and the aroma of grilled sardines. Mid summer can be very hot, and many smaller businesses close for the whole of August. We prefer April/May and October/November, when temperatures are cooler but still pleasant enough to enjoy drinks and meals outdoors.

Our top tips

The fun ‘Please make up the room’ door tag has excellent activity suggestions – we recommend doing them all while you’re in Lisbon!
Treat yourself to a lie-in: the beds are wonderfully comfortable and there’s no rush to get to breakfast – it’s served all day.
Pair a chic city break at Sublime Lisboa with a few beach-luxe days at sister property Sublime Comporta for a perfectly-balanced holiday.

Great for...

City Style
Foodie
  • Boutique Hotel
  • 15 rooms
  • Restaurant and bar (open daily)
  • All ages welcome
  • Open all year
  • Pool
  • Spa Treatments
  • Beach Nearby
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Car not necessary
  • Parking
  • Restaurants Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Guest Lounge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Laundry service
Room:

Rooms

All 15 rooms and suites are uniquely decorated in a style led by the colourway of their striking geometric wallpaper. Rooms have generous private bathrooms with rainshowers and delicious-smelling (sustainable) own-brand amenities designed with Olioflora; some have baths.

The three first-floor Pateo rooms have their own private inner courtyard. Lisboa rooms, on the ground and first floors, have views of a typical street in Lisbon’s elegant Amoreiras neighbourhood. Two have private balconies.

The fabulous Lisboa Suites, on the ground and second floors, include an elegant sitting area. Velvet sofas, retro influences, and contemporary details create a ‘sublime’ boudoir. We stayed in Room 2, which has an in-room bathtub and jazzy blue carpet; our complimentary welcome treats (pasteis de nata tarts and sour cherry liqueur) were waiting in our living area.

Crowning the hotel are the spectacular Sublime Suites. Each has a living room, full bathroom and private outdoor balcony (first floor) or roof terrace (second floor). We loved the high ceilings and original mouldings of Sublime Suite 7 on the first floor, and the romantic attic-luxe feel of the two units on the second floor, with their exposed beams and terrace overlooking Lisbon’s rooftops.

Features include:

  • Bathrobes
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe box
  • WiFi

Eating

On-site restaurant Davvero serves mouth-watering Italian food with a sprinkling of Portuguese and other Mediterranean influences. The focus is on fresh, quality ingredients and deep flavours. The restaurant itself is beautiful: deep blues and teals offset soft gold and copper accents, velvet channel tufted banquettes, leather and Missoni-inspired fabric bar stools. A reed-panelled ceiling and mirrored back walls make the space feel cosy and elegant. Every detail – both design and food – has been meticulously considered.

Pastries and breads are made in-house daily for the breakfast service, which is charmingly presented on an afternoon tea-style cake stand. The lunch and dinner menu is rich in elevated Italian classics, complemented by Portuguese and Italian wines – and French bubbles. We loved the Risi and Bisi starter (pea and mint mozzarella croquettes) and a classic Parmigiana di Melanzane main, finishing with a beautifully plated lemon pie. Guests can also enjoy classic aperitivo cocktails and snacks on the outdoor terrace or at the opulent bar.

Lisbon’s food scene is exciting and varied; from the Time Out market to Michelin-starred restaurants, foodies will be in heaven. Don’t miss having a meal or a sunset cocktail at a rooftop restaurant.

Features include:

  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Coffee maker
  • Restaurant
  • Restaurants nearby
  • Room service
Eating:
Activity:

Activities

  • We always advise that Lisbon is best explored on foot. From Sublime Lisboa, stroll down Avenida da Liberdade, admiring its intricately patterned calçada (cobblestone) pavements, stopping for a pasteis de nata (custard tart), or shopping at the designer stores that line the boulevard. The avenue ends at the spectacular Rossio station, from where all the main sights are in easy reach
  • Must-sees in Lisbon are the Santa Justa Elevator, the beautiful Praça do Comércio and Rua Augusta arch down by the Tagus river, the charming Alfama district, and at least one of the city's scenic miradouros (viewpoints)
  • Heading north-west from the hotel, the impressive Museu Calouste Gulbenkian is a 20-minute walk through Parque Eduardo VII
  • Staff can arrange guest access to the nearby Clube VII gym (including a pool, padel and Crossfit facilities) and the Epic Sana spa, practically across the road. Guests staying in Sublime Suites can book yoga and massages on their private terraces
  • The recommended activities on your 'please make up the room' door tag include visiting the iconic Jerónimos Monastery (tip: book online and get there when it opens to enjoy its serenity before the tour groups arrive) or having coffee at a kiosk (there's a kiosk in just about every park in Lisbon, the perfect place for a people-watching pitstop)

Activities on site or nearby include:

  • Historical sites
  • Museums / galleries
  • Nightlife
  • Private guided tours
  • Shopping / markets

Kids

Children are welcome at Sublime Lisboa, and cribs are available for little ones. Some rooms can accommodate an extra bed (a fee may be charged).

Best for:

Babies (0-1 years), Children (4-12 years)

Family friendly accommodation:

One Pateo Room can connect to a Lisboa Room on the first floor to make a family suite which can sleep up to four plus two babies. In addition, for families of three, one Lisboa Room, two of the Sublime Suites and three of the Lisboa Suites can take a rollaway bed or a baby cot. Groups of 8 people can have the entire second floor to themselves.

Cots Available, Extra Beds Available

Distances:

  • Airport: 15 minutes
  • Shops: 2 minutes
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Location

Sublime Lisboa in the quieter, less touristy but still central Amoreiras neighbourhood of Lisbon; the expansive Parque Eduardo VII is just two blocks away, and it's a 10-min walk from the Marques de Pombal circle, from where Avenida da Liberade runs to the downtown area (you can walk it in 15 min).

By Air:
Fly to Lisbon Portela Airport, from here it's a quick 15-minute taxi ride.

Getting Around:
We recommend using cabs or ride-sharing services rather than hiring a car as parking in central Lisbon is scarce. If you want to hire a car for onward journeys in Portugal see here.

By Train:
Sete Rios railway station is 10 minutes away. The Marques metro station is close by.

Detailed directions will be sent when you book through i-escape.

Airports:

  • Lisbon Portela Airport 7.5 km LIS

Other:

  • Beach 14.0 km
  • Shops 0.1 km
  • Restaurant 0.3 km

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