What is the best club or executive lounge in the top luxury hotels across Lisbon? When deciding which hotel to choose for your stay in a city like Lisbon, it is sensible to consider the added extras provided by a hotel club lounge.
Offerings usually include complimentary drinks and snacks throughout the day, breakfast in the morning, and evening cocktails with canapés. Often the evening food and drink offering is more than enough to replace the need to go out for an evening meal.
Club or Executive hotel lounges provide an enjoyable environment to work and relax. Some lounges also offer dedicated meeting rooms, although I find holding meetings in the main lounge more friendly. When I travel on my own for business, I’m not particularly eager to sit in restaurants on my own. Room service is also a lonely affair, so a club lounge provides the ideal environment to enjoy good food and atmosphere while being completely comfortable sitting at a table for one.
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1. Best Club Lounge: InterContinental Lisbon
During our stay at the InterContinental Lisbon, we had access to their club lounge, Club InterContinental. Located on the ground floor towards the back of the hotel, the entrance of the club featured a big floral and bamboo decoration.
The lounge was decorated with modern and comfortable furniture. Warm dark wood blends with hues of dark blue around the club to give a nice elegant touch to the interiors. On the right side of the entrance was a small reception which was always staffed by a smiling staff. The left side of the entrance had two small round tables with two chairs each. Behind them was a big bookshelf with many interesting books as well as interesting Asian statues. There were two workstations here for those who wanted to use a computer.
The center of the room opened to various lounging seating arrangements for groups. There was also a row of sit-down dining tables along the right side of the lounge all the way toward the back.
The main attraction of the lounge, however, was towards the middle of the back area, where the food counter was. The club lounge has three services a day, breakfast, afternoon tea, and evening cocktails.
For the morning breakfast, there were usually four hot dishes, such as hash browns, sausages, baked beans, and eggs. There were also cold cuts, various pastries, cheese, and fruits. The food counter also had two different smoothies, juice, various types of milk, and yogurts. I was also offered fresh orange juice and coffee when I sat down.
One exciting aspect of breakfast is that a few dishes can be ordered to be prepared fresh. I had freshly baked Portuguese eggs and toast one day. Another impressive item the lounge had was three types of butter; Goat, Cow’s, and Sheep! This was the first time that I had seen a hotel offer these instead of salted/unsalted butter as the options.
For the afternoon tea, the hotel prepared some bread, sandwiches, croissants, nuts, cakes, and the famous Portuguese custard tarts. These tarts were so addictive and delicious that I had more than a few each time. There was also a variety of high-quality tea available, as well as freshly prepared coffee.
Dinner time featured a sumptuous spread of tapas-style dishes. There were always 4 hot and 4 cold tapas dishes, ranging from poached salmon to grilled beef to a variety of salads and vegetables. At the back of the counter, there was also the alcohol selection, which had a variety of Portuguese wines, Portuguese ports, and various hard liquor options. There was also always a bottle of champagne on ice, Cattier in this case, when I was there. Underneath the counter, there was also a selection of Portuguese and non-Portuguese beer, as well as other non-alcoholic beverages such as soft drinks and sparkling water.
After having some of the tapas, we also took advantage of their good spread of desserts. There were fresh fruits, chocolates, cakes, and a creme brulee on my days there. We remember that all the desserts were very delicious and went well with a glass of Portuguese port wine.
All our meals in the club lounge were of very high quality. They were prepared very well, and the flavors were complex and delicious. The club lounge was generally not crowded, and there was a good sense of calm and tranquillity. The attendants in the lounge were also top-notch! We were always greeted by name and was promptly served each time.
We have nothing but praises for the Club InterContinental at the InterContinental Lisbon. We highly recommend visiting the club lounge when staying at this hotel!
2. Corinthia Lisbon
Corinthia Lisbon offers a club lounge with the name Sky Lounge. This lounge includes private check-in/check-out when booking a suite, a welcome drink on arrival, a breakfast buffet, canapés, drink selection, and offers the perfect location to take in the breathtaking views of vibrant Lisbon.
You can access the Corinthia club lounge by booking a suite category room or purchasing it separately. We think this is the second best club lounge in Lisbon.
3. Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa
Upgrading to a Club Room at Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa, located on the top floors with sweeping views, and you will also have exclusive access to the 24th-floor Club Lounge here, which offers complimentary breakfast, all-day snacks, and beverages. Book an executive suite, and you will get the same club lounge access.
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