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Lisbon is a city I can see myself coming back to over and over again. It’s a magical place that still feels authentic even with the masses of tourism it has attracted over the past few years.

Along with the city, the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz is also a place I would like to come back to each time I visit the city. I spent my first 2 nights here and it was the best way to start my trip.

Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon

Four Seasons Hotel Ritz bathroom

This was my first time actually staying at a Four Seasons and it has definitely raised my standards. Even though I have stayed at many 5-star hotels around Europe, there’s something that makes Four Seasons stand out. I had also visited and had lunch in Four Seasons locations in London and Paris, and each hotel is beautifully and impeccably decorated to match its respective city.

Four Seasons Hotel Ritz pool

Something I really enjoyed about Four Seasons Hotel Ritz is the service. As you may expect, it matches its impeccable decor and ambiance. From the moment I walked into the hotel to the second I checked out, I was treated like royalty. Everyone addressed me by name and made sure my stay was one to remember. The staff at the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz go out of their way to ensure you have everything you need, the second you need it.

The entire hotel is stunning, but what’s best are its views. Four Seasons Hotel Ritz is located on top of a hill (one of 7 in Lisbon) so it has remarkable views of the city. These views can best be appreciated from the rooftop fitness area and running track. It really motivates you to get a workout in during your visit!

view from Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon

My suite also had amazing views of Lisbon (score!) which I stared at endlessly from the balcony. The suite was spacious, comfortable, and of utter luxury. It boasted an oversized bed that could easily fit five people, a huge bathroom (& tub!), minibar, desk, and a spacious terrace. It was perfect ??

breakfast at Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon

Apart from the hotel amenities and experience, I also loved the breakfast. You all already know I’m a foodie, and breakfast is my favorite time of day (no joke). If you don’t already know this just follow my IG stories – it’s 50% sightseeing and 50% food. The Four Seasons Hotel Ritz’s breakfast is one of the best hotel breakfasts I have ever tried. It is so varied and really caters to everyone. Each of their exquisite international breakfast options is to die for – so much that you’ll want to try everything! Breakfast will become your favorite time of day also after trying the buffet at the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz in Lisbon.

While staying at the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz I also got to try out one of the experiences they offer. Four Seasons Hotel Ritz can arrange several experiences allowing you to explore Lisbon in a unique way. The experience I tried was a tour of the city in a vintage sidecar. The tour consisted of getting chauffeured around Lisbon on a vintage bike with multiple sightseeing stops along with historical anecdotes told by the guide. We also stopped at a famous cafe for some coffee and at the famous bakery in Belem to try the original (and delicious) Pasteles de Belem. This experience was the highlight of my trip and I highly recommend you do it! Riding on a vintage sidecar through Lisbon’s hills is so fun and you get to learn lots about the history of the city. Be sure to be camera ready – there are so many photo-ops!

Karen in Lisbon

Overall I cannot recommend the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon highly enough! Their service, decor, ambiance, attention to detail, experiences, amenities, and food make it the all-around best hotel option in Lisbon. Stay here, you won’t regret it!

Have you stayed at a Four Seasons hotel? In which city? What was your experience like? Let me know in the comments below!

xx, Karen

About the Author

Karen Delgado

Karen was born in Lima, Peru, but grew up in Palm Springs, California. She started her travel journey in 2016 with an around-the-world trip that took her through Europe, SE Asia, and Australia. Since then she has created a lifestyle of travel, and splits her time between NYC (her current home base), LA, Barcelona, and Lima. She loves all things wellness, travel, and entrepreneurial, and is always working on new projects while exploring the world.

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