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Looking for a little pampering to go with that luxury Lisbon hotel experience? Contributor Mary Noe shares this list of the top luxury spa hotels in Lisbon
Lisbon is one of the hottest travel destinations in Europe, and for good reason. Famous for its rich architectural history, pastel-colored buildings, and outstanding wine and coastal cuisine, Lisbon warmly welcomes travelers interested in authentic Portuguese experiences.
Visitors looking for luxury travel accommodations in Lisbon have their choice of outstanding options – there are more than 40 5-star hotels in this vibrant city. For those dreaming of a luxury spa experience during their stay, Lisbon has a variety of excellent choices.
Let LuxuryLisbon be your personal guide to the best hotel accommodations in Lisbon Portugal, along with the finest luxury shopping, award-winning restaurants and bars, and top things to do in the Portuguese capital.
Here are some of our favorite luxury spa hotels in Lisbon.
The Top Luxury Spa Hotels in Lisbon
Altis Belém Hotel & Spa
The stunning Altis Belém Hotel & Spa is a contemporary gem set directly on the Tagus River in Lisbon’s Belém neighborhood. Recognized as a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice 2020 Award winner, the Altis Belém Hotel & Spa was also honored as Europe’s Leading Design Hotel 2016, Portugal’s Leading Design Hotel 2015 and 2016, and the Best Luxury Romantic Hotel 2015 by the World Luxury Hotel Awards.
This exquisite hotel offers 50 luxurious guest rooms in a sleekly modern concrete and glass building, and is home to the Michelin-starred Feitoria Restaurant & Wine Bar by Chef João Rodrigues. The award-winning BSpa by Karin Herzog offers exclusive treatments, spa cuisine created by Chef Rodrigues, and one of the best views in Lisbon from its river view terrace, pool, and lounge area.
For more details, visit Altis Belém Hotel & Spa.
Inspira Santa Marta Hotel
A TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice 2020 Award winner, the Inspira Santa Marta Hotel has also been named the Best Luxury Eco/Green Hotel by World Luxury Hotel Awards in 2018 and 2019. This hip 4-star boutique hotel is situated near Avenida da Liberdade and is a great base for business or a Lisbon city break.
Guestrooms and public areas at the hotel have been designed following feng shui principles, ensuring a relaxing ambiance and a tranquil stay. The Inspira Santa Marta is also home to The ReTreat, a serene spa that also honors the feng shui philosophy. The spa offers exclusive massage, facial, and body treatments, and is home to a wellness center and an elegant tea and relaxation area.
Visit Inspira Santa Marta Hotel for more details and reservations.
EPIC SANA Lisboa Hotel
Whether visiting Lisbon for business or pleasure, a stay at the EPIC SANA Lisboa Hotel is an excellent choice. This contemporary haven is set in Lisbon’s city centre and is a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice 2020 Award winner. The EPIC SANA Lisboa offers modern, comfortable rooms and several restaurants and bars.
The on-site Sayanna Wellness and Spa is a luxurious component to the property, making the hotel one of the top spa hotels in Lisbon. Named a World Luxury Spa Awards winner in 2019, the Sayanna Wellness and Spa facility offers signature body treatments along with massages, facials, and nail care. The contemporary ambiance is serene, with a lap pool, waterfalls, and spacious relaxation areas.
Visit EPIC SANA Lisboa Hotel for more details.
Palácio do Governador
Set in a restored 17th century governor’s home, the upscale Palácio do Governador hotel is a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice 2020 Award winner and one of the best luxury spa hotels in Lisbon. Located in the historic neighborhood of Belém near the Tagus River, this luxury property has been beautifully restored, and offers original design elements, two outdoor pools, lush gardens, and excellent restaurants.
Guestrooms are refined and colorful, some with original brickwork or wood beams. The on-site SPA Felicitás offers several exclusive treatments, including:
- The Salt Massage – detoxifying and reinvigorating
- Skin Longevity Regimen ritual
- Felicitás Massage
- Governor’s Massage
- Couples Massage
For reservations, visit Palácio do Governador.
Pousada de Lisboa, Praça do Comércio
Pousada de Lisboa, Praça do Comércio is one of the best small hotels in Lisbon and was recognized as a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best property in 2020. Situated along the Tagus River facing the Praça do Comércio Plaza in the heart of Lisbon’s city center, this intimate luxury hotel is the perfect base for exploring Lisbon.
Guestrooms in this historic boutique hotel are designed in classic, elegant style, and the charming property has an indoor pool and gym and an excellent steakhouse. The on-site Magic Spa has been named Best Luxury Fitness Spa and Best Luxury Boutique Spa, and is known for unique massages, facials, and body treatments.
Visit Pousada de Lisboa, Praça do Comércio for reservations.
VIP Grand Lisboa Hotel & Spa
The former headquarters of the Portuguese Radio and Television Station, the VIP Grand Lisboa Hotel & Spa has been transformed into a contemporary 5-star hotel and spa. Sleek modern décor awaits in this impressive property, which is designed for both business and pleasure.
Guest accommodations range from standard bedrooms to executive suites, all designed with comfort in mind. A variety of meeting rooms are available, and the hotel also offers several delicious dining choices. Enjoy breakfast at Pivot Restaurant, cocktails and light snacks at the Press Club Bar, or fine dining at Cenário Restaurant.
This top Lisbon spa hotel is known for the Lúcia Piloto Spa, which offers a variety of relaxation spaces, treatments, and services, including:
- Hydrotherapy rooms with Vichy and Scottish showers
- Exclusive body and facial treatments
- Personal training and classes
Visit VIP Grand Lisboa Hotel & Spa for more details.
A TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice 2020 Award winner, the Myriad is one of Lisbon’s top spa hotels. With a contemporary glass design and mod interior overlooking the Tagus River, the property offers gorgeous views of the riverfront and Parque das Nações.
Another member of the SANA Hotels collection, the Myriad is home to the Sayanna Wellness Spa, a stunning space offering panoramic river views from its 23rd floor setting. A World Luxury Spa Awards winner in 2019, the spa offers specialty body treatments, a vitality pool, and sauna and steam rooms ideal for relaxation.
Guestrooms are plush and modern, and the hotel offers meeting and event space along with several restaurants and bars with fantastic views. The Myriad offers exceptional culinary experiences and include the casual-smart Fifty Secondsrestaurant helmed by Michelin-starred Chef Martin Berasategui.
For reservations, visit Myriad.
PortoBay Liberdade is one of the best places to stay in Lisbon and is located in Rua Rosa Araújo just steps fromAvenida da Liberdade and Lisbon’s best designer shopping. A TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice 2020 Award winner, the lovely 20th century façade of the PortoBay Liberdade welcomes guests into this elegant boutique hotel, where contemporary design meets traditional style.
Many of the sophisticated guestrooms have verandas and feature luxury amenities including 300-strand 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and a pillow menu. Mandalay Spa at PortoBay Liberdade has won multiple World Luxury Spa Awards and is one of the top spas in Lisbon.
Exclusive body treatments include a welcome foot ritual along with Mandalay’s’ flowing tea ritual’, and the spa features traditional Ayurveda techniques from Southeastern Asia, including Sundâri and Ytsara therapies. Facials, specials for men, and day spa packages are available, and the spa includes a fitness center and wellness area with heated indoor swimming pool.
Visit PortoBay Liberdade for more details and reservations.
Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa
A TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice 2020 Award winner, the Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa is an impressive local landmark that has been welcoming guests since 1933. Another top spa hotel in Lisbon, the Tivoli Avenida offers luxurious guestrooms and suites designed with sophisticated style.
Several fine dining options feature fresh local seafood and Portuguese cuisine, and the trendy rooftop bar offers spectacular views of the Tagus River, St. Jorge’s Castle, and the Arrábida Mountains.
The on-site Anantara SPA offers treatments combining traditional far-eastern therapies with indigenous Portuguese rituals. Spa specialties include:
- Anantara Signature Massage featuring a customized blend of signature oils
- Soin Collagéne Caviar treatment for skin revitalization
For reservations and more information, visit Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa.
The Vintage Hotel & Spa – Lisbon
A 5-star luxury boutique hotel with refined mid-century design, the Vintage Hotel & Spa has been honored with a 2020 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award and is one of the most trendy, upscale hotels in Lisbon. Stylish and intimate, the guest rooms and suites offer modern décor, color-saturated walls and textiles, and a comfortably hip ambiance.
The 5-star Vintage Spa design soothes with rich colors, textures, and brass accents, and the unique water lounge beckons guests to luxuriate and relax. The Vintage Spa features signature body and facial treatments, holistic massages, wellness therapies, nail care, personal training, and a gym.
Visit The Vintage Hotel & Spa – Lisbon for reservations.
Contributor Mary Noe is Managing Editor of Riley International Media and loves to discover local food, culture, customs, and personalities.