Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city, Lisbon has a deep-rooted history that is evident in the city’s cobbled alleyways, white-domed cathedrals, ancient ruins, and majestic castles. Cradled by seven cinematic hillsides overlooking the Rio Tejo, Lisbon’s postcard-perfect panorama offers much in the way of things to see and do, as well as some fantastic hotels, pensions, and guesthouses.
© Valverde Hotel
Located right in the heart of Lisbon’s upscale Avenida da Liberdade, the luxurious five-star Valverde boutique hotel features stylishly appointed guest rooms with bold feature walls, sophisticated and functional furniture, objets d’art from the 1950s, and private bathrooms with bathrobes and slippers. Modern comforts include Delta coffee machines, flat-screen televisions and complimentary wireless Internet. The Sitio Valverde Restaurant and Patio serves traditional Portuguese cuisine, and hosts themed dinners and live music throughout the week. A 24-hour reception desk offers concierge services, transport services, car rental and reservations for theater shows.
Avenida da Liberdade, 164, 1250-146 Lisboa, Portugal, Phone: +351-2-10-94-03-00
2.Palácio do Governador
© Palácio do Governador
The Palacio do Governador is a luxurious hotel in Lisbon’s Belem district that features elegant guest rooms and suites, an exclusive spa and wellness center, a year-round outdoor pool, an indoor pool, and an à la carte restaurant and bar. Located a short stroll from the Belem Cultural Centre and the Belem Tower, the hotel features well-appointed guest rooms with air-conditioning, private bathrooms with bathrobes and slippers, flat-screen televisions with satellite channels, and complimentary wireless Internet. A tropical garden and terrace offer a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, and a lounge area and library are ideal spots for relaxing with a coffee. An à la carte restaurant serves traditional Portuguese cuisine and drinks, and the famous Pastéis de Belém café is within walking distance. The Palacio do Governador is close to Lisbon’s lively Bairro Alto and the Chiado districts.
R. Bartolomeu Dias 117, 1400-030 Lisboa, Portugal, Phone: +351-2-12-46-78-00
© Palacio Belmonte
Based in a historic building that was once the former residence of a noble family dating back to 1449, the Palácio Belmonte is an elegant hotel with beautifully appointed suites, each named after a major figure of Portuguese history such as Gil Vicente, Egas Moniz, Fernão Magalhães, Fernão Mendes Pinto, and Bartolomeu de Gusmão, among others. The hotel features exquisite architectural features such as arched doorways, vaulted ceilings, eighteenth-century fireplaces, painted frescoes, an awe-inspiring collection of tiles, and a spectacular garden with stunning views over Alfama, São Vicente de Fora, and the Tagus river. Deluxe facilities include a swimming pool, a fully stocked library, a terrace with amazing views, and wine cellar with a notable collection of fine wines and rare vintages from around the world.
Pátio de Dom Fradique 14, 1100-624 Lisboa, Portugal, Phone: +351-2-18-81-66-00
4.Santiago de Alfama
© Santiago de Alfama
The Santiago de Alfama is a five-star boutique hotel set in a historic building in the center of Lisbon that features elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, deluxe amenities and facilities, and world-class hospitality. Situated a short walk from the iconic São Jorge Castle, the lively Bairro Alto district, and the shopping area of Chiado, the hotel has comfortable guest rooms with air-conditioning, private bathrooms with free toiletries, flat-screen televisions, and complimentary wireless Internet. An á lá carte restaurant serves continental cuisine and drinks, and a casual bar is a perfect place to relax in the evening. A continental breakfast is served every morning, and a 24-hour front desk has an additional tour desk and concierge services, along with babysitting, ironing and laundry services.
Rua de Santiago 10 a 14, 1100-494 Lisboa, Portugal, Phone: +351-2-13-94-16-16
5.Emporium Lisbon Suites
© Emporium Lisbon Suites
Primely located a few hundred meters from the banks of the Tagus River and Terreiro do Paço, the Emporium Lisbon Suites offer stylish self-catering apartment-style suites with fully-equipped kitchenettes, dining areas, and ample living spaces. Perfect for couples or families wanting a self-sufficient accommodation option, the elegant suites have contemporary décor, air-conditioning, flat-screen satellite televisions, private bathrooms, and complimentary wireless Internet. Guests can cook their meals or head to one of the many restaurants and cafés nearby – the bustling Bairro Alto is a short walk away and is packed with a variety of bars, eateries, and traditional restaurants. Other nearby attractions include Lisbon’s historic downtown, the Chiado, the Lisbon Cathedral, Alfama, and the Rossio.
Rua dos Bacalhoeiros 18, 1100-070 Lisboa, Portugal, Phone: +351-2-18-87-15-88
© Zsolnai Gergely/stock.adobe.com
Set in a historic building on the banks of the Tagus River in Lisbon's iconic Alfama quarter, Eurostars Museum is a deluxe five-star hotel that offers elegant accommodations that give the nod to the cultural legacy of the building, upscale amenities, and a permanent archaeological exhibition documenting significant findings. Air-conditioned guestrooms have private bathrooms, work desks, flat-screen televisions, and complimentary wireless Internet, and luxurious facilities at the hotel include an indoor swimming pool, a fully-equipped fitness center, a massage room, and Turkish bath, and a refined restaurant serving a variety of traditional Portuguese and international cuisine. A delicious buffet breakfast is served every morning, and a 24-hour front desk provides a range of concierge services. Eurostars Museum is within walking distance of several attraction, including the iconic São Jorge Castle, Commerce Square, and Rossio.
R. Cais de Santarém 52, 1100-104 Lisboa, Portugal, Phone: +351-2-11-16-61-00
7.Four Seasons Ritz
© Four Seasons Ritz
Exuding the grace and charm akin to all Four Seasons hotels, the Ritz is a luxurious, five-star retreat with lavish guest lodgings, high-end facilities and amenities, and award-winning service. Located next to Eduardo VII Park with unparalleled views over the park, the hotel features beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites with elegant décor and classic elements, marble en-suite bathrooms with free L’Occitane toiletries, and private balconies with breathtaking views. A sumptuous buffet-style breakfast is served every morning in the chic Varanda Restaurant, and the Ritz Bar’s summer terrace serves signature cocktails in the summer months. Deluxe facilities include an exclusive spa and wellness center that offers Ayurvedic rituals and acupuncture and lymphatic drainage treatments, a fully-equipped fitness center on the 11th floor with an outdoor running track overlooking Lisbon, and an indoor swimming pool boasting views of the hotel gardens and Lisbon's Eduardo VII Park. The trendy Avenida da Liberdade and the iconic São Jorge Castle is a short stroll away.
R. Rodrigo da Fonseca 88, 1099-039 Lisboa, Portugal, Phone: +351-2-13-81-14-00
© Hotel Britania
Located on a quiet street alongside Avenida da Liberdade, Hotel Britania is a deluxe four-star hotel set in a beautifully renovated building that dates back to 1940 and features striking Art Deco design and elements throughout. Conveniently situated just a short walk from the Avenida Metro Station, the hotel boasts stylishly appointed guest rooms with elegant décor, cork floors, private bathrooms with bathrobes, slippers and Molton Brown toiletries, and modern technologies. A breakfast buffet is served every morning, as well as 24-hour room service, and the bar is adorned with paintings of Portugal's overseas empires and serves an extensive list of libations. Hotel Britania is within walking distance of the Botanical Garden, the Bairro Alto, and the iconic São Jorge Castle.
Rua Rodrigues Sampaio, 17, 1150-278 Lisboa, Portugal, Phone: +351-2-13-15-50-16
9.Hotel da Baixa
© Hotel da Baixa
Boasting a colorful and classic façade and modern interiors, Hotel da Baixa is a stylish, four-star hotel in the heart of Lisbon's historic downtown area. Just a short walk from Rossio Square, Chiado, and the trendy Bairro Alto, the hotel is ideally situated for exploring all the city has to offer. Guest accommodations are available in elegant double, twin and family rooms, and luxury suites, all of which have en-suite bathrooms with Uriage toiletries, Smart TVs and Bluetooth sound systems, and Nespresso coffee machines. A buffet breakfast with vegetarian and gluten-free options is served in the restaurant area and offers vegetarian, and gluten-free options and a restaurant and a bar has a lively atmosphere and specializes in Portuguese fare. The surrounding area is packed with an array of bakeries, cafés, and restaurants, and the Baixa/Chiado Metro Station is 350m away.
Rua da Prata 231, 1100-417 Lisboa, Portugal, Phone: +351-2-10-12-74-50
© Hotel Portugal
The four-star Hotel Portugal is located just off Rossio Square and features comfortable accommodations, a Japanese restaurant and stylish bar, a 24-hour reception and private parking. Conveniently located in the heart of Lisbon, the hotel features well-appointed soundproofed guest rooms with air-conditioning, minibars, built-in interactive televisions, private bathrooms with bathrobes and slippers, and complimentary wireless Internet. The Golden Sushi restaurant serves Japanese cuisine and fresh sushi, and the Varanda Lisboa Restaurant next door serves traditional Portuguese meals against a backdrop of panoramic city views. The newly-opened Adega Premium Winehouse Bar & Shop serves an extensive wine list, tasty cheeses, local chorizos, and Portuguese snacks, and Jony Rules Bar has an outdoor terrace and serves Asian-inspired street food and drinks.
Rua João das Regras, 4, Santa Maria Maior, 1100-294 Lisbon, Portugal, Phone: +351-2-18-84-21-20
© Iberostar Lisboa
Located steps from the Eduardo VII Park and the Marquês de Pombal Square in the heart of Lisbon, the Iberostar Lisboa Hotel is a five-star retreat with an outdoor swimming pool, a beautiful terrace with striking vertical gardens, and an exclusive spa and wellness center. Elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites have private bathrooms with deluxe amenities, flat-screen televisions, and complimentary wireless Internet, and a continental breakfast is served every morning in the hotel dining room. Restaurant Luz and in the Boalma Bar serve Portuguese fare, and a wide range of libations and Iberostar's SPA Sensations features a heated indoor swimming pool, fully-equipped gym, sauna, and Turkish bath. The Iberostar Lisboa is a short walk from the famous Avenida da Liberdade, Bairro Alto, and the iconic São Jorge Castle.
R. Castilho 64, 1250-071 Lisboa, Portugal, Phone: +351-2-15-85-90-00
12.Lisboa Carmo Hotel
© Lisboa Carmo Hotel
Located in the heart of the city, the Lisboa Carmo Hotel is a contemporary hotel close to the famous Bairro Alto district that offers luxury guest rooms and suites with chic décor and beautiful views of the Tagus River and Lisbon's old town. Stylishly appointed guest rooms boast pastel-colored walls and crisp white linens, along with air conditioning, flat-screen cable televisions, minibars, and private bathrooms with deluxe toiletries. Some rooms offer spectacular views of the iconic Saint Jorge Castle, the Tagus River, and the city, and in-room breakfast is available on request. A buffet breakfast is served every morning, and guests can enjoy contemporary-style dining at the Maria do Carmo Restaurant, along with a wide range of globally-inspired wines and craft beers. Lisboa Carmo Hotel is within walking distance of famous historical sites and museums such as the Igreja de São Roque, the Lisbon Cathedral, and the Chiado Museum.
R. da Oliveira ao Carmo 8, 1200-309 Lisboa, Portugal, Phone: +351-21-389 4335, R. da Oliveira ao Carmo 1A, 1200-307 Lisboa, Portugal, Phone: +351-2-13-26-47-10
13.Lisboa Pessoa Hotel
© Lisboa Pessoa Hotel
Inspired in the life and work of Portuguese poet, writer, and philosopher Fernando Pessoa, the Lisboa Pessoa Hotel is a designer hotel that offers a variety of well-appointed guest rooms and suites, a casual restaurant with an intimate atmosphere and two charming outdoor terraces overlooking the city. Modern guest rooms have air-conditioning, flat-screen cable televisions, private bathrooms with walk-in showers and free toiletries, and Unique rooms have a spa bath and terraces with breathtaking views. The Mensagem Restaurant serves traditional Portuguese fare in a romantic ambiance. The Lisboa Pessoa Hotel is a short stroll away from the Rossio, and the Dona Maria II National Theatre.
R. Portas de Santo Antão 88, 1150-266 Lisboa, Portugal, Phone: +351-2-11-45-12-40
14.Lisbon Wine Hotel
© Lisbon Wine Hotel
Located in a historic area rich in cultural diversity in the heart of Lisbon, the Lisbon Wine Hotel is a classic, contemporary hotel that features modern guest rooms, a charming sun terrace, and a convenient location for exploring the city. Based next to one of Lisbon's most emblematic buildings, the Coliseu de Lisboa, the hotel has comfortable guest rooms and suites with air-conditioning, private bathrooms with deluxe toiletries, work desks, flat-screen TV with cable channels, and complimentary wireless Internet. Inspired by Portugal’s best wines, which can be enjoyed on the sun terrace, the hotel also serves a delicious continental breakfast every morning. The Lisbon Wine Hotel is within walking distance of Rossio, Dona Maria II National Theatre and Liberty Avenue.
R. Portas de Santo Antão 88, 1150-266 Lisboa, Portugal, Phone: +351-2-11-45-12-40
15.Olissippo Lapa Palace Hotel
© Olissippo Lapa Palace Hotel
Nestled in a lush, sub-tropical garden on a hilltop overlooking the Tagus River, the Olissippo Lapa Palace Hotel is a luxurious five-star hotel that was built in 19th-century and offers an unparalleled experience. Exuding an Old-World charm and grace, the elegant hotel features beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites with spacious seating areas, marble bathrooms with deluxe amenities, satellite televisions, and balconies and spectacular views of the Tagus River, swimming pool or the gardens. Upscale facilities at the hotel include an exclusive spa and wellness center with a sauna and a Turkish bath, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a fully equipped modern gym. The Restaurant Hotel Lapa serves authentic Mediterranean cuisine and regional wines, and signature cocktails and fresh fruit juices can be enjoyed at Le Pavillion. The hotel’s stylish outdoor terrace hosts live music in the summer months.
Rua do Pau de Bandeira 4, 1249-021 Lisboa, Portugal, Phone: +351-2-13-94-94-94
16.The Lumiares Hotel & Spa
© The Lumiares Hotel & Spa
The Lumiares Luxury Hotel & Spa offers comfortable self-catering-style apartments with fully equipped kitchenettes, dining and living spaces, and modern amenities. Situated within walking distance of Baixa and Chiado, the lively Bairro Alto, and the historical Alfama and its Fado houses, the Lumiares Luxury Hotel & Spa has an on-site bar where guests can relax over drinks and provides all the necessary conveniences for a hassle-free self-catering holiday such as dishwashers, ovens, coffee machines, flat-screen televisions, and private bathrooms.
R. do Diário de Notícias 142, 1200-146 Lisboa, Portugal, Phone: +351-2-11-16-02-00
17.Corpo Santo Lisbon Historical Hotel
© Corpo Santo Lisbon Historical Hotel
Located just a few hundred meters from Chiado and Rossio in the heart of Lisbon, the Corpo Santo Lisbon Historical Hotel is a luxurious five-star establishment boasts breathtaking views of the surrounding 17th century noble households. The hotel offers stylishly-appointed guest rooms with air-conditioning, private bathrooms with bidets, spacious sitting areas and modern amenities such as flat-screen televisions with satellite channels, Blu-ray players, and deluxe toiletries. Guests can enjoy a light continental breakfast every morning, and the multi-lingual staff is on hand to offer concierge services. The Corpo Santo Lisbon historic Hotel is a short walk from the Dona Maria II National Theatre and the Bairro Alto.
Largo do Corpo Santo 25, 1200-129 Lisboa, Portugal, Phone: +351-2-18-28-80-00
18.Pestana Palace Lisboa
© Pestana Palace Lisboa
Based in a beautifully restored 19th-century palace overlooking the Tagus River, the Pestana Palace Hotel is a luxurious five-star hotel with exquisitely manicured gardens, elegant accommodations, a deluxe spa and wellness center, two swimming pools, and a chic, sophisticated restaurant and bar. Surrounded by magnificent parklands, the grand hotel has beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites with plush décor, spacious sitting areas with sofas, flat-screen TVs and minibars, and furnished balconies with spectacular garden views. Other facilities include a steam bath, hot tub, a modern business center and a stylish restaurant that serves traditional Portuguese cuisine and drinks.
R. Jau 54, 1300-314 Lisboa, Portugal, Phone: +351-2-13-61-56-00
© AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado
Based in a beautifully restored 18th-century building overlooking Município Square, AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado is a luxurious hotel that aligns itself various premium Portuguese brands, offering top amenities and facilities. Surrounded by some of Lisbon’s most historic and iconic sites, such as Commerce Square and Rossio, and a short walk from Chiado and the Tagus waterfront, the deluxe hotel features well-appointed air-conditioned rooms, studios, and suites with designer interiors, en-suite bathrooms, and modern comforts like Smart TVs and high-speed wireless Internet. The Delfina restaurant serves a wide range of Portuguese, Mediterranean and international specialties, along with an extensive wine selection, and a snack bar is available for lighter meals. Breakfast is included every morning, and the 24-hour front desk offers a variety of concierge services, including booking exclusive city tours and laundry, dry cleaning and ironing services.
Praça do Município 21, 1100-365 Lisboa, Portugal, Phone: +351-2-12-69-74-40
20.Solar Do Castelo
© Solar Do Castelo
Set around a beautiful courtyard of an 18th-century mansion within the walls of St. Jorge's Castle, the Solar Do Castelo is an eco-hotel with a prime location in the heart of the historic Alfama neighborhood. The hotel features comfortable guest rooms with wooden floors, contemporary décor, double-glazed windows, and private bathrooms, and an elegant lounge area with original stone wall offers a quiet spot to relax with a drink. The courtyard has a tinkling fountain which adds to the ambiance of the tranquil retreat, and a 10-minute walk will take guests to the center of the city which is packed with restaurants, bars, cafés, and sights.
R. das Cozinhas 2, 1100-181 Lisboa, Portugal, Phone: +351-2-18-80-60-50
21.Tesouro da Baixa by Shiadu
Located in the heart of Lisbon, Tesouro da Baixa by Shiadu is a comfortable guesthouse with air-conditioned double rooms, twin rooms and suites, a 24-hour reception, and a casual lounge bar. Located just steps from Rossio and a metro station, the friendly abode has well-appointed guest rooms with private bathrooms, flat-screen televisions, minibars, coffee machines, and complimentary wireless Internet. A delicious breakfast is served every morning and drinks can be enjoyed in the Lounge Bar. Tesouro da Baixa by Shiadu is within walking distance of Baixa and Chiado, the lively Bairro Alto, and the historical Alfama and its Fado houses.
R. Dom Duarte Nº3, 1100-198 Lisboa, Portugal, Phone: +351-9-14-17-69-69
22.Dear Lisbon - Gallery House
Dear Lisbon - Gallery House is a modern hotel near Bairro Alto and the Estrela Garden and offers a comfortable, quiet retreat. The inviting hotel features well-appointed guest rooms with air-conditioning, private bathrooms with deluxe toiletries, and modern amenities such as flat-screen televisions with satellite channels, and complimentary wireless Internet. A buffet breakfast is served every morning, and there are many dining options in the nearby vicinity serving a wide variety of Portuguese and global cuisine, as well as Cais do Sodré, one of the city's hottest nightlife areas. Multi-lingual staff is on hand to offer concierge services, and the scenic São Pedro de Alcântara Belvedere is a short walk away.
R. de São Bento 31, 1200-815 Lisboa, Portugal, Phone: +351-2-14-07-49-66
23.Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa
© Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa
Housed in a beautifully restored 1930s building on Avenida da Liberdade, Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa is a luxurious five-star retreat with a rooftop bar, an outdoor swimming pool, and exclusive spa. Stylishly appointed guest rooms have plush décor, air-conditioning, private bathrooms with deluxe amenities, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and lovely views of the hotel’s courtyard or Avenida da Liberdade. The inviting pool area boasts a spacious sun terrace framed by a lush green garden and the exclusive Anantara Spa offers a range of pampering treatments, massages and more. The hotel’s top-floor restaurant serves award-winning cuisine with global influences along with a wine list featuring over 300 selections, and the restaurant Cervejaria Liberdade specializes in fresh seafood from the coast of Portugal.
Av. da Liberdade 185, 1269-050 Lisboa, Portugal, Phone: +351-2-13-19-89-00
24.As Janelas Verdes Lisbon Hotel
© As Janelas Verdes Lisbon Hotel
Situated on the banks of the Tagus River next to Lisbon's Ancient Art Museum, As Janelas Verdes Lisbon Hotel is a charming boutique hotel with classic Portuguese décor, and a rooftop library with a terrace offering breathtaking views of the Tagus River. Based in a beautifully renovated 18th-century historical building, the hotel is decorated with an array of objets d‘art, books and photographs, and has a comfortable lounge with a fireplace where guests can relax. Spacious guest rooms are sunny and bright and have air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, bathrobes and slippers, and flat-screen satellite televisions. Breakfast is served in a lovely courtyard every morning, and the restaurant served lunch and dinner in an elegant dining room with antique décor and arched walls. This romantic hotel is nestled in the triangle of the old quarters of Lapa, Madragoa and Santos, and a short walk from the Santos Train Station.
R. das Janelas Verdes 47, 1200-690 Lisboa, Portugal, ,Phone: +351-2-13-96-81-43
© Vincci Liberdade
Based in an exquisitely restored historic building near Avenida da Liberdade, the Vincci Liberdade is a deluxe four-star hotel with elegant guest rooms, a restaurant and bar, and a 24-hour front desk. Well-appointed guest rooms have air-conditioning, private bathrooms with showers, flat-screen televisions with satellite channels, and complimentary wireless Internet, and breakfast is served each morning at the hotel’s restaurant. The restaurant also serves Portuguese specialties and international dishes for lunch and dinner, and the hotel bar serves signature cocktails and other libations. The Vincci Liberdade is right next to Lisbon’s most famous shopping street, the trendy Avenida da Liberdade, and is a train ride from Rossio, Chiado and Bairro Alto.
R. Rosa Araújo 16, 1250-096 Lisboa, Portugal, Phone: +351-2-13-50-26-00
25 Best Lisbon Hotels
- Valverde Hotel, Photo: Valverde Hotel
- Palácio do Governador, Photo: Palácio do Governador
- Palacio Belmonte, Photo: Palacio Belmonte
- Santiago de Alfama, Photo: Santiago de Alfama
- Emporium Lisbon Suites, Photo: Emporium Lisbon Suites
- Eurostars Museum, Photo: Zsolnai Gergely/stock.adobe.com
- Four Seasons Ritz, Photo: Four Seasons Ritz
- Hotel Britania, Photo: Hotel Britania
- Hotel da Baixa, Photo: Hotel da Baixa
- Hotel Portugal, Photo: Hotel Portugal
- Iberostar Lisboa, Photo: Iberostar Lisboa
- Lisboa Carmo Hotel, Photo: Lisboa Carmo Hotel
- Lisboa Pessoa Hotel, Photo: Lisboa Pessoa Hotel
- Lisbon Wine Hotel, Photo: Lisbon Wine Hotel
- Olissippo Lapa Palace Hotel, Photo: Olissippo Lapa Palace Hotel
- The Lumiares Hotel & Spa, Photo: The Lumiares Hotel & Spa
- Corpo Santo Lisbon Historical Hotel, Photo: Corpo Santo Lisbon Historical Hotel
- Pestana Palace Lisboa, Photo: Pestana Palace Lisboa
- AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado, Photo: AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado
- Solar Do Castelo, Photo: Solar Do Castelo
- Tesouro da Baixa by Shiadu, Photo: terovesalainen/stock.adobe.com
- Dear Lisbon - Gallery House, Photo: YakobchukOlena/stock.adobe.com
- Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa, Photo: Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa
- As Janelas Verdes Lisbon Hotel, Photo: As Janelas Verdes Lisbon Hotel
- Vincci Liberdade, Photo: Vincci Liberdade
- Cover Photo: SeanPavonePhoto/stock.adobe.com