Yasha Wallin

The Lumiares

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  • Where:Lisbon, Portugal
  • Why:Quick jaunt to hang with my bro.
  • When:October 2018
  • Who:Me and my bro.
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15th century façade turned modern day sleeping paradise.

The neighborhood.

Trying to blend into the lobby furniture so they don’t notice I’m going to stay forever.

There’s no shortage of gold everything at The Lumiares. But not in the ostentatious Trump kind of way, more in the tastefully gilded in all the right places.

Not too proud to take an awkward patterned selfie in the elevators.

Designer corner to rest your feet and sip cucumber water (not pictured) after a long day pounding Lisbon’s cobblestones.

This place was terrycloth heaven, so I embarked on the ultimate challenge of trying several different poses and props to show off the bathrobe I would have stolen had it fit into my carry on.

The Lumi restaurant. I had the pesto linguine with zucchini “zoodles” on top, yum.

Yes, we had a kitchen with Smeg appliances.

And, we had a living room…a living room, people!

I think these sheets were like 7,000 thread count.

Doing as the locals do in the public washroom.

The spa.

Rooftop terrace…

…with a view.

Mobile balcony office.

Highs & Lows

  • If you’re looking for a bit of decadence in the middle of Lisbon, look no further. This is the only hotel for miles that’s a little boujee and has a spa.

  • In every room there’s a stocked mini bar with a bottle of delicious local wine and craft beer and everything is yours for free.

  • The location couldn’t be better. There are even two entrances; one of which is more incognito onto a small side street in case the paparazzi are on your trail—which in my case they certainly were not.

  • I can’t be entirely sure without staying at them all, but this just might be the cleanest, shiniest hotel in Lisbon.

  • The design was incredibly thought out, but I wouldn’t mind a bit more character in the rooms to make them feel more personal.

  • I love a good rooftop restaurant, and while the food here was certainly good, the atmosphere was more on the sterile side and could benefit from some new unexpected elements.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Plastic Free

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 46/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Lisbon luxe.

  • Vibe

    Shiny and new.

  • Location

    Best location in Lisbon, walking distance to everything.

  • Rooms

    53 + 4 penthouse suites.

  • Music

    None, the soundtrack of Lisbon outside.

  • Year Opened

    2017

  • Designed By

    Local architects Metro Urbe.

  • Pool/Gym

    Gym and spa.

  • Restaurant

    Yes, the fancier rooftop option “Lumi”; and a more chill market café downstairs, “Mercado.”

  • Bar

    Yes, rooftop with cocktails.

  • Minibar

    The mini bar to end all mini bars: everything in it was free.

  • Children

    Yes, they even have a babysitter service.

  • Price

    A reasonable 130 euro for double rooms.

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Claus Porto, Rua da Misericórdia, Lisbon, Portugal

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Barrio Jose Avillaz

Barrio Jose Avillaz

I’ve now eaten at three of Portugal’s most well-known chef’s restaurants and am never disappointed.

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A Ginjinha

A Ginjinha, Largo São Domingos, Lisbon, Portugal

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The Lumiares

The Lumiares Hotel & Spa, Rua do Diário de Notícias, Lisbon, Portugal

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