The 25 Most Recommended Hotels in Lisbon


The quantity and quality of Lisbon’s hotels have been growing, and the Portuguese capital is now one of the best-value cities in the world. There are hotels for all tastes and budgets, from small boutique hotels to the most luxurious accommodation. Here are the top 25, or the most recommended, based on the quality of the services, location, and guest reviews on the Booking and TripAdvisor websites. They’re not all 5-star hotels, there are also some inexpensive choices that still offer exceptional service. This list may change at any time, with the opening of new hotels and as new reviews come in.



    Casa do Barão, Lisbon

  • Casa do Barão
  • An 18th-century building located on a quiet street in Chiado was completely remodeled in 2014, and is now the favorite place to stay in Lisbon. It’s not a traditional hotel, but rather a retreat where every guest feels at home, with a garden (where breakfast is served each morning), a swimming pool, living room and library. Each of the 12 rooms is different, but all feature a décor that blends antique and modern pieces.

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    Palacete Chafariz D'El Rei

  • Palacete Chafariz D'El Rei
  • No one can guess what this neo-Moorish building hides inside. Built in the late 1800s as the home of a millionaire, it’s now a small hotel which restored and preserved the interior. There’s a magnificent Art Nouveau hall, an Arab room, a library, stucco ceilings, a small garden, and only six suites, all different. It’s a romantic and charming hotel for a special trip or occasion.

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    Casa Amora

  • Casa Amora
  • Two characteristic buildings of early-20th-century Lisbon were renovated in 2012 and turned into one of the most charming places to stay in the city. It’s hidden between the Rato subway station and the Amoreiras shopping mall, and has a small outdoor patio and spacious rooms that pay tribute to the greatest names in Portuguese art of the last century. The old tiles and stuccoes have been preserved, but the décor mixes the classic and the modern.

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    Casa Balthazar

  • Casa Balthazar
  • This historical home has been owned by the same family since 1882. Each room and suite is different, some of them with a wonderful view over the city. Some also have a small terrace, and there is also a small pool and a living room.

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    Hotel Valverde

  • Hotel Valverde
  • It’s one of Lisbon’s top-rated hotels, and you’ll know why as soon as you step into the rooms, into the restaurant or on the patio with a small pool. This is a sophisticated art-filled hotel with an intimate atmosphere and a classic elegance, with only 25 rooms, all individually styled. There is also a library and bar.

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    Hotel Britania

  • Hotel Britania
  • Considered a masterpiece of 1940s modernist architecture, this hotel hidden behind Avenida da Liberdade is discreet but pleases everyone with its elegance and originality. It maintains much of the period furniture in the spacious rooms, at the bar and at the old barber shop.

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    Torel Palace

  • Torel Palace
  • This hotel is made up of two mansions dating from 1902 and 1904, overlooking the city. The view can be enjoyed from the rooms decorated in a classic-modern style inspired by Portuguese queens, or from the terrace with swimming pool.

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    My Story Hotel Rossio

  • My Story Hotel Rossio
  • The location can't be beat -- right in the heart of the city, in Rossio Square. Some of the 46 rooms face the castle, and despite being rated just three stars, the hotel has managed to become one of the city's best-reviewed, thanks to a helpful staff, cleanliness and comfort.

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    Portugal Boutique Hotel

  • Portugal Boutique Hotel
  • It's right in the city center, between Baixa and Mouraria, and features a blue and white interior, the traditional colors of the country's tiled art. All of the 53 rooms are different, but all share the same style and colors. It has a nice patio, and scores points for the welcoming and professional staff.

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    Heritage Avenida Liberdade Hotel

  • Heritage Avenida Liberdade Hotel
  • The beautiful blue building dates from 1770, but it only opened as a hotel in 2006, maintaining the original features. Inside, it mixes the old and the modern, in a décor by Miguel Câncio Martins, the Portuguese designer behind famous spaces around the world such as Paris' Buddha Bar and Marrakech's Pacha. It doesn't have a restaurant, but does offer an indoor pool and a fitness center.

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    Avenida Palace Hotel

  • Avenida Palace Hotel
  • Built in 1892, this grand palace hotel is right in the center of the city, between two of the main squares. It’s a historic hotel, maintaining a certain Belle Epoque atmosphere, period furniture and marble bathrooms.

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    Hotel Olissippo Lapa Palace

  • Hotel Olissippo Lapa Palace
  • This hotel has welcomed famous names such as Cher, Sting, Bono, Tina Turner, Heidi Klum, and Selena Gomez. It’s in one of the city’s most peaceful residential neighborhoods, and is a palace from the 1800s surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden. The 109 rooms are decorated in a neoclassical style, and most offer a beautiful view. The pool, next to a tiled waterfall, is one of Lisbon’s best.

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    Myriad Hotel

  • Myriad Hotel
  • It’s one of the city’s landmark hotels, found inside its tallest building, the Vasco da Gama Tower. All of the 176 rooms feature contemporary design and offer stunning river views, which can also be enjoyed at the restaurant. There is also a spa, an indoor pool and meeting rooms.

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    Memmo Alfama Hotel

  • Memmo Alfama Hotel
  • It has one of the city’s best views and one of the best locations, hidden on a quiet street in Alfama, but within walking distance of downtown. It’s a design hotel with 42 rooms and a small pool on the terrace, from where you may admire the beautiful panoramic view. Guests are welcomed as new residents of the neighborhood, with the staff helping them integrate into the local culture.

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    Pousada de Lisboa

  • Pousada de Lisboa
  • It opened in the summer of 2015 and soon became one of Lisbon’s best hotels. But that was expected, considering the location in the city’s largest square and the historic premises. Pieces from the Lisbon Museum decorate many of the public areas, but the rooms feature a contemporary décor. It has an excellent and beautiful restaurant, plus the services of a spa, a small pool and fitness center.

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    Memmo Príncipe Real

  • Memmo Príncipe Real
  • This 41-room hotel is at the top of a hill, offering panoramic views from the rooms and from the terrace with swimming pool. It’s a design hotel with a contemporary and vintage style, in the rooms and at the restaurant.

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    Hotel Santiago de Alfama

  • Hotel Santiago de Alfama
  • A 15th-century building, located between the castle and two of the city’s most beautiful lookout points, that was once a palace and then a factory, is now a romantic hotel. It only has 19 rooms, all different, some with garden views, others looking out to the neighborhood of Alfama. It has a restaurant, a cafe, a shop of local products, and even a curious "beauty bar."

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    Epic Sana Lisboa

  • Epic Sana Lisboa
  • Known for its rooftop terrace with pool, this hotel by the Amoreiras shopping mall has 291 rooms and 20 suites, two restaurants, a spa and several meeting rooms. All bedrooms feature a contemporary décor, and some look over the city.

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    Altis Belém Hotel

  • Altis Belém Hotel
  • Found between the Discoveries Monument and the Belém Tower, this waterfront design hotel has one of the best locations in the city. The interior features a minimalist décor with some details related to the Age of Discovery, which are also present at the Michelin-starred restaurant. It also has a spa, indoor and outdoor pool, and a gym.

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    Convento do Salvador

  • Convento do Salvador
  • You can say that this 3-star hotel offers a 5-star service, judging by guest reviews. It’s in a former convent close to Alfama’s famous viewpoints and the castle, but it’s completely contemporary.

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    Hotel Santa Justa

  • Hotel Santa Justa
  • Opened in 2013, it was one of the first boutique hotels in the Baixa district, and remains a favorite. It's a completely refurbished building from the 1700s, divided into 55 rooms with a modern décor. It also has a restaurant with terrace, where breakfast is served.

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    Lisboa Carmo Hotel

  • Lisboa Carmo Hotel
  • This small hotel opened its doors in 2012, in one of the city's most charming squares, featuring a romantic décor mixing the classic and the contemporary. The rooms on the upper floor have castle views, and there's a restaurant with a terrace on the square, with a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere.

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    Solar do Castelo

  • Solar do Castelo
  • A small 18th-century mansion attached to the castle walls is now a romantic hotel with a patio and garden visited by the castle's peacocks. The classic-contemporary furnishings were designed specifically for the hotel, and objects found during excavations are on display in a small museum. Each of the 20 rooms is as close as it gets to sleeping in the castle.

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    Bairro Alto Hotel

  • Bairro Alto Hotel
  • Opened in 2005 with the collaboration of Grace Leo Andrieu, who was responsible for some of Europe's top hotels, the Bairro Alto Hotel has a welcoming ambience, and a rather romantic retro-inspired décor. It also has an excellent location between the Chiado and Bairro Alto neighborhoods, and one of the most popular rooftop bars in town overlooking the river. All this has led to several distinctions in the international press, and also at the World Travel Awards, where it was named "Europe's Leading Landmark Hotel."

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    Four Seasons Hotel Ritz

  • Four Seasons Hotel Ritz
  • Opened in 1959 as the first world-class luxury hotel in Lisbon, the Ritz is still one of the city’s best. Managed by the Four Seasons chain since 1997, it has one of the finest restaurants in town, and the public areas are a real museum, with works by the top Portuguese artists of the 20th century. It offers an indoor pool, a spa, fitness center, and even a rooftop running track.

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