Lisbon Hotels

It may have taken a little while to catch up with its continental contemporaries, but Lisbon has finally upped its accommodation options by adding swish boutique hotels to its chain stays and aging guesthouses.

If you want to be close to the shops, restaurants and nightlife, stay in the Baixo-Chiado and Bairro Alto districts, else head to Avenida da Liberdade for the international chain hotels.

For a quieter slice of life, try west Lisbon or Belem, a 20-minute tram ride from the city. In peak season (July to September), book ahead.

The hotels in Lisbon below have been classed into three different pricing categories:
Luxury (over €180)
Moderate (€120 to €180)
Cheap (up to €120)

The prices quoted above are the starting prices for a standard double room, including tax but excluding breakfast, unless otherwise specified.

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Olissippo Lapa Palace

+351 213 949 494.

Long regarded as Lisbon's finest luxury hotel, the Olissippo Lapa Palace boasts spacious bedrooms with huge bathrooms and splendid beds, all elegantly presented and traditionally styled. Set among sub-tropical gardens, it has indoor and outdoor pools as well as a spa, making it feel like a resort in the city centre.

Rua do Pau de Bandeira 4, Lisbon, Portugal

LX Boutique Hotel

+351 213 474 394.

For a modern, informal and colourful stay, the LX (Lisbon Experience) hotel has five charmingly themed floors, taking inspiration from Lisbon’s landscape and atmosphere. Ultra modern amenities compliment the old white shutters and the sushi bar is definitely worth a visit.

Rua do Alecrim 12, Barrio Alto, Lisbon, Portugal

Pestana Palace

+351 213 615 600.

This palatial escape was built in the early 19th century by a marquis. Its 173 rooms and four lavish royal suites have high ceilings and period furnishings and the public areas are spectacular. Set within its own subtropical garden and with great views of the river, this is a sublime hotel.

Rua Jau, Lisbon, Portugal

As Janelas Verdes

+351 213 968 143.

This 18th-century palace has been converted into 17-room boutique hotel and offers excellent views of the River Tagus from most rooms. Making the most of its previous role, it has a library, an outside terrace with sun loungers, an honesty bar and courtyard with a cooling fountain. Breakfast is served in a shaded garden.

Rua das Janelas Verdes 47, Lisbon, Portugal

Hotel Lisboa Plaza

+351 213 218 218.

Designed predominantly by interior idealist Graca Viterbo, this centrally located 4-star hotel has followed a programme of renovation that has kept it looking fresh whilst retaining its unique character. Though it offers 94 classically finished rooms and 12 suites, it feels much smaller with a cosy lobby and friendly service.

Tv Salitre/Avenida Liberdade, Lisbon, Portugal

Memmo Alfama Hotel

+351 210 495 660.

This boutique hotel has one of the best terrace views in the city and offers everything from surf lessons to yoga retreats. The rooms can be a little pokey, but inventive design makes the most of the space. Its white décor lets the sea views do the talking, while the onsite wine bar is the place to be seen.

Travessa das Merceeiras, 27, Lisbon, Portugal

Hotel Borges

+351 210 456 400.

Located in the central district of Chiado, with views of the Tagus River, this budget hotel offers 96 simple rooms that are both comfortable and clean. All rooms come with air-conditioning, TVs and free Wi-Fi. You’d be hard pushed to find somewhere bettered placed for the Museum of Chiado and Bairro Alto too.

Rua Garret 108, Lisbon, Portugal

This quirky hotel offers rooms inspired by 1950s cinema, some of which have terraces. Its crowning jewel is the retro-themed Great American Disaster Restaurant offering a diner-style vinyl booths and a global menu. Close to the shopping and entertainment district of Bairro Alto, it’s also a saunter from the historical neighbourhood of Alfama.

Rua Duque de Palmela 34, Lisbon, Portugal

Residencial Florescente

+351 213 426 609.

Right in the centre of the city, charming Residencial Florescente makes the most of its former townhouse pedigree with lovely, individually decorated rooms that let in plenty of light. Each comes with a flatscreen TVs, free Wi-Fi and private bathrooms, while the onsite restaurant punches above its weight as well.

Rue Portas de Santo Antão 99, 1150-266, Lisbon, Portugal

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