Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal and a very significant cultural and financial center in the Iberian Peninsula. Nevertheless Lisbon is home to many headquarters and centers for different companies and businesses, the standard of living is highly affordable; not in vain it is among the cheapest tourist destinations in Europe. It is also one of the oldest cities in Europe and in the whole world; there are numerous cultural monuments dating 500 years ago including the Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery.
Due to its mild climate throughout the year and great location, Lisbon boasts a spectacular natural beauty, with the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Rivers Tejo and Zêzere to the north-east and the estuary of the River Sado to the south. There are three big Nature Reserves around Lisbon, all of them extremely rich in both fauna and flora, with bird watching being one of the main features of interest. Lisbon itself is very green, there are a lot of gardens and parks ideal for enjoying the very best that nature has to offer. If you are going to visit Lisbon in summer, you can cool off after a long city ride in one of the coast beaches; all of them boast fine golden sand swept clean by Atlantic tides even if a little colder than the Mediterranean.
Lisbon is also one of Europe’s trendiest cities due to its energetic nightlife. The sun sets but the day continues on. The locals are open till morning hours and bar hopping is very common here.
Rich in history, with breathtaking views and lush vegetation, and a vibrant nightlife, Lisbon has always been a popular destination among tourist from all over the world. Lisbon hotels are plentiful and there is one for every pocket and desire: from beach resorts to bargain hostels and boutique hotels.
If you are a history buff and you are looking for some nice places to visit and learn about the history of Lisbon, then start your journey from the Praça do Comércio which is also known as the Commerce Square. It is located in the premises of the Royal Ribeira Palace and you can easily identify it by a green color stone horse and its rider which is actually the statue of King José I. Book a hotel nearby as there are also many other attractive attractions here. Try the Vincci Baixa hotel located near the city hall offering great services at very affordable rates. The hotel is very clean and built in traditional Portuguese style. The lobby and rooms are decorated with objects representing the cultural history of Portuguese. There reception area is designed with dim lights and stone curved statues and pieces, and has a sitting area attached to it. The guestrooms are pretty simple yet modern with very simple bedding style, with wallpapered walls, wooden or carpeted floors, and even the bathrooms are pretty decent. Some of common amenities include air-conditioning, LCD screen, phone, mini bar, view of outside, free Wi-Fi and some complimentary skincare products in the bathroom. You will also like the small bar and the restaurant area where you can enjoy your meals including the Portuguese handmade pizza.
There are also some other Lisbon accommodations located near the Commerce Square offering guestrooms for the same rate, one of them is the LX Boutique hotel. The hotel is built in a unique style of architecture and looks more like a house than like a hotel building. The reception is a small counter with kitchen style cabinets in behind. The guestrooms are very clean and painted. The beddings are very comfortable and cozy, and you will find most basic furniture in them. The large windows let the sunshine in and offer amazing views to the sea. This friendly Lisbon accommodation offers different sizes of guestrooms including spacious rooms dotted with additional furniture and basic amenities. The lounge is also very simple with chairs, sofas and tables, and there is a tiny restaurant as well. You can step outside and sit at one of many local restaurants or café located near the hotel. Besides its affordable rates and value stay in terms of price, the location of the hotel is also a plus point for it.
If you want to practice some water sports during your stay in Lisbon, or just want to feel the ocean breeze right from your hotel room, then you must book the Altis Belém Hotel & Spa. This Lisbon accommodation is pretty decent and modern and its location near the sea is its best advantage. The guestrooms offer a clear view of the sea as it has large windows with plain glasses, and you can feel the fresh breeze; some rooms have even a glass wall. The hotel is built near the sea in a super size building offering both rooms and suites with different features and services including HD LCD televisions, free Wi-Fi, mini bar, working desk, blinds and electronic curtains for glass walls and windows, safe and other bunch of nice facilities. There is also an indoor and outdoor swimming pool from where the sea is visible. This Lisbon hotel is famous among tourists and business travelers due to its restaurants which serve different tasty dishes. You can enjoy the rooftop restaurant or sit at its indoor exclusive restaurant decorated in a modern contemporary style. The indoor restaurant which provides a charming and family friendly environment is perfect for business travelers; here they can enjoy the delicious Portuguese cuisine near the sea.