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Palácio Belmonte in Lisbon - simply out of this world!

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Pure luxury in a peaceful ambiance

After a rather short cab ride from Lisbon Airport (20 min) my driver leaves me in front of a big red gate - the entrance to paradise! There is a hidden gem behind this big door that even many locals don`t know (including my cab driver). Faisal, a very friendly Pakistani, welcomes me with a smile. While taking my suitcase he directs me through breathtaking rooms to my suite ... well, you need to climb a few stairs if you are staying in the Padre Himalaya Suite. That little exercise is more than compensated by what you see when the door opens – impressive art in a little corridor, a cosy, colorful room full of magazines, books and CDs before you take a few more steps and enter a bathroom – well, this expression does not do justice. It is a dream of a bath with light and dark marble all over the place and an integrated bath tub in the middle, just in front of the relicts of a Roman stone wall protected behind glass. How cool is that? I have to climb another staircase to reach my bedroom with antique furniture and a canopy bed – located in a tower that dates back over 2,000 years (again, the Romans...!) – boy, I feel so young in this place ;-)! And needless to say that I slept like a baby in this marvelous place.

A wild garden and a heavenly breakfast

There are no buffets at the Palácio – and of course no queues, no noise.

In the evening you just decide what you would like to have when and where for breakfast – my choice was the garden terrace. A good one! A wonderful breakfast table with a stunning view was already waiting for me when I arrived– delicious bread, homemade jam to die for, excellent goat cheese, eggs, fresh juice and coffee, all organic. The historic neighbourhood of Alfama with the Tagus River in front and a fairytale-like garden in the back (the owners do not like „organized“ gardens but prefer to let the plants grow as they wish – and I am with them, totally). I have never seen Bouganvillas that high. And orange and pomegranate trees ... pure nature in the middle of the city. What a great place this is for those who appreciate a peaceful environment – and for those who are seeking inspiration! – The best place to enjoy this garden is the pool with its blue chairs which are a perfect match with all the plants. Ready for a swim? There is a counter-current system for guests who need some exercise. Ah – and no gym, by the way. But it does not matter. The many staircases in the Palácio and all the hills in the city will keep you fit – promised!

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