You’ll find York House Hotel tucked away in the Lapa neighbourhood, 10 minutes’ walk from Lisbon’s city centre, and providing peace and quiet by the bucketload. Previously a convent, this ivy-cloaked property dates back to the 17th century. From its original stone entranceway to its quaint cobbled courtyard, there are traits of days gone by at every turn. The cosy rooms exude olde-worlde charm, with dark-wood panelling, antiques and chintzy floral prints.
Elsewhere, there’s a gourmet restaurant overlooking the gardens, where you can tuck in to lip-smacking dishes with a strong focus on seafood. In the warmer months, head outside to sample from the wine list and enjoy a drink al fresco.