Cool. Just making sure.
Now that that’s settled, please join us as we consider this trio of attention-worthy new Portuguese accommodations.
One involves a rehabilitated thermal spa from the 1800s.
One looks as if it’s levitating above Lisbon.
And, yes, one is owned, in part, by Mr. Ronaldo.
Off we go.
Longroiva Hotel & Thermal Spa
Where: A small town by the name of Mêda, just a few hours east of Porto.
What: Ten new bungalows built into a slope that’s connected via swimming pool to rehabilitated 19th-century thermal spas.
Why: Thermal spas + bungalows = delightful as delightful gets.
Memmo Príncipe Real
Where: A hilltop overlooking Lisbon, which you’ll reach through a small passageway in one of the city’s most dining-and-nightlife-dense neighborhoods.
What: Floor-to-ceiling windows, a sun-drenched rooftop terrace, an outdoor pool and a Portuguese café with oxtail croquettes and slow-cooked pork cheeks.
Why: You’re a sucker for passageways. Also, that other stuff.
Pestana CR7 Lisboa
Where: Lisbon’s downtown shopping district. It’s about a 10-minute walk from just about everything that’s worth walking 10 minutes to.
What: Cristiano Ronaldo’s tech-savvy hotel with a DJ-friendly sports bar, pork belly poached eggs and an art-deco-style suite overlooking the Tagus River.
Why: If it’s good enough for Ronaldo...
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