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We've spent hours researching blogs and glossy magazines for the best hotel recommendations. These are our top picks of small luxury hotels in Lisbon. Bon voyage!
Updated May 9, 2019
“A beautiful gem perfectly situated in the middle of the city. You can walk to the different areas of Lisbon easily. The daily happy hours on the outdoor bar area overlooking the sunset and the city were magical!”
This hotel is set in Príncipe Real, one of the most exclusive and elegant districts in Lisbon. Bairro Alto and Avenida da Liberdade are both within a 10-minute walk, which places the hotel in an ideal spot to visit historic Lisbon. Memmo Príncipe Real features an outdoor pool and lounge, with panoramic city views.
Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a modern Bang & Olufsen TV. A terrace is featured in certain rooms. For guest’s comfort, there are bathrobes and slippers. The private bathroom comes with premium Hermés amenities and with professional quality hair dryers.
Café Colonial Restaurant is a celebration of the Lusophony roots through Portuguese and international dishes, with Brazilian, African and Asian influences. The restaurant is located in a central, stylish and comfortable area of the hotel with a terrace overlooking the pool and the city. Breakfast is served here in the morning exclusively for guests. Light meals and fresh juices or cocktails are available at lunch time and during the afternoon.
The property has a timeless and contemporary architectural style, complete with an oil painting of D. Pedro V, by the artist Barahona Possollo. The décor also features classic vintage furniture, contemporary paintings by Miguel Branco and a piece by Iva Viana.
The hotel is 1.8 km from popular Commerce Square, which has many eateries and has views over the Tagus River. Restauradores Metro Station is within 700 metres. Lisbon Portela Airport is 6 km away.
“Absolutely perfect! Clean and comfortable rooms and the food and view from the top restaurant on the 5th floor was fabulous. Great location close to lots of restaurants and points of interests.”
The Lumiares Luxury Hotel offers accommodation in Lisbon. Chiado is 400 metres from the property.
All units feature a flat-screen TV. There is a seating and/or dining area in some units. There is also a kitchenette, equipped with a dishwasher. An oven and coffee machine are also offered. Each unit is fitted with a private bathroom with a bath or shower. Towels are featured.
Guests can enjoy a drink at the on-site bar.
Rossio is 400 metres from The Lumiares Luxury Hotel. The nearest airport is Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport, 6 km from The Lumiares Hotel.
“Fantastic location a block from old Lisbon for shopping and dinning. Beautiful modern decor. Professional and service-oriented staff. Highly recommended!”
Centrally located in Lisbon’s prestigious Avenida da Liberdade, a few minutes’ from Restauradores Square, BessaHotel offers a fitness centre, a Turkish bath, a sauna and an indoor pool. Free Wi-Fi is available.
The air-conditioned luxurious rooms of BessaHotel are decorated in a vintage style. All rooms have a Bluetooth integrated sound system, a work desk and a satellite/cable flat-screen TV. Some rooms have balconies with views of the city.
Featuring a 24-hour reception and an à la carte restaurant, BessaHotel provides a business centre and therapeutic massages upon request. Other facilities offered at the property include luggage storage and laundry facilities.
BessaHotel Liberdade is 500 metres from Rossio and 700 metres from the commercial area of Chiado. The Restauradores Metro Station is 300 metres away and Lisbon International Airport is 6 km away.
“A palace turned to a hotel keeping the amazing architectural details with the comfort of modern furniture. The restaurant was exquisite and so were the panoramic views from the pool and rooftop. Simply amazing!”
This luxurious property has a privileged location, in Lisbon's historic centre and overlooking the Tagus River. Verride Palácio Santa Catarina consists of stylish rooms and suites, blending vintage details with modern comforts. The building's rooftop area features sweeping 360º views over the city.
Each room or suite has a distinctive and clean décor and features, with some having balcony views over the Tagus River, while others overlook the traditional Bica neighborhood. With radiant heated floors throughout, the units all have large windows, plenty of natural light and custom furnishings, with a predominance on Portuguese materials. Aesop amenities are available in the modern and elegant bathrooms of each unit.
Guests may enjoy a customized breakfast in a large table or in the outdoor esplanade overlooking the pool and city or enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant. With river and Cristo Rei views, the Suba restaurant provides a prime dining experience, with modern twists on classic Portuguese cuisine. There is also a rooftop bar.
The property's common areas have an exquisite and exclusive feel to them, with some featuring details like imported chandeliers from European palaces, silk-lined walls and varied art pieces on display. Verride has a small swimming pool area, in a terrace which overlooks Lisbon's rooftops and the river.
The property is right next to Santa Catarina Belvedere and is just 300 metres from Chiado. Bairro Alto, one of Lisbon's most hip nightlife spots is within a 3-minute walk. At a 15-minute walk is Commerce Square and the well-known Augusta Street Arch, both next to the riverside. Lisbon's Humberto Delgado International Airport is 9.4 km from the Verride Palácio Santa Catarina. Airport shuttle services are available, upon previous request.
“An oasis! The apartment was beautifully designed, making maximum use of the space. The spot is very peaceful but in a lively area with good restaurants and places to have a drink with a view of the city.”
Tucked into a corner of the 13th century wall of Lisbon, the cottages of Patio São Vicente are set in the Alfama neighborhood, surrounding a courtyard. Free WiFi is provided.
All units come with a kitchen equipped with an oven, toaster, coffee machine, fridge and kettle. Some units also have a dishwasher.
The property is within a 5-minute walk from the São Vicente de Fora Church, the National Pantheon and Feira da Ladra. São Jorge Castle is a 10-minute walk away and Chiado is 0.9 mi away. Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport is 3.7 mi away.
“We loved everything about the property. Large rooms with all the amenities. New and modern. The staff was amazing and helped with anything we needed. Would highly recommend!”
Situated in a fully renovated traditional building at the heart of historical Lisbon, The Lisboans Apartments features elegant and tastefully decorated apartments. It is just a 5-minute walk from Commerce Square, which overlooks the Tagus River, and a 3-minute walk from the Lisbon Cathedral.
All units have an exclusive interior design, featuring both vintage and contemporary custom-made furniture, as well as handmade Portuguese tiles. Hand-picked antiques and hand-woven textiles are also featured. Each unit comes with a comfortable seating area, a kitchenette and a private bathroom. Some also feature views over the surroundings.
Guests are welcome to cook their own meals in the equipped kitchenette. Alternatively, a wide range of traditional Portuguese restaurants and eateries is within a short walk. Alfama, at a 5-minute walk, is renowned as Lisbon's Fado music district and guests can find many establishments serving traditional dishes and featuring live performances.
Terreiro do Paço Metro Station is a 6-minute walk away, providing easy access to various areas in Lisbon. At 1 km is Chiado, while Bairro Alto, with its trendy cafés, art galleries and bars, is at a 15-minute walk. Avenida da Liberdade is 1.5 km away. Lisbon's Humberto Delgado International Airport is 7 km from Lisboans Apartments and is accessible via metro.
“Hotel had a very ‘boutique’ feel which I love. Great location and staff were extremely helpful. All in all a superb stay. Highly recommend!”
Pestana Hotels and world-renowned footballer Cristiano Ronaldo’s partnership resulted in the 4-star Pestana CR7 Lisboa, located in a traditional Lisbon building, which was fully renovated. Located in the historic centre, it is a 2-minute walk from Commerce Square.
Free WiFi is available throughout and the hotel also provides a WiFi on-the-go service, so guests can enjoy internet access even outside of the property.The Pestana CR7 features an Art Déco design and has accommodation in double rooms, with a modern bathroom and a large flat-screen TV. The rooms come with air conditioning, mini bar and a wardrobe, as well as a safety deposit box.
The on-site CR7 CORNER Bar&Bistro has an innovative cocktail selection, which were prepared by expert mixologists and can be enjoyed with ambiance music. The restaurant portion has a selection of tasty Portuguese delicacies and tapas, all within a casual and welcoming ambiance. Breakfast is served each morning in the restaurant area.
The 24-hour front desk staff is always available to help out guests, including pertinent tips on the best spots to eat and visit in the vicinity. The CR7 CORNER bar is an ideal spot for guests to unwind at the end of the day and enjoy a drink or cocktail or their choosing.
The hotel’s prime location makes it a great base from which to explore Lisbon. Rossio Square is at a 4-minute walk, while Chiado is within a 6-minute walk from the property. Bairro Alto and its trendy bars and shops at a 10-minute walk. Avenida da Liberdade’s shops and boutiques are at a 13-minute walk. Lisbon Portela Airport is 9.1 km away from Pestana CR7 Lisboa and is reachable via metro.
“This hotel is absolutely charming. I loved superb location and the spacious room with high ceiling. Don't miss the amazing rooftop bar with beautiful morning and evening views of the city!”
The 5-star The Vintage Lisboa is situated just 300 metres from Lisboa’s lively Avenida da Liberdade. It features a rooftop bar with panoramic views over the city.
Rooms at The Vintage Lisboa comes with free WiFi and feature large windows and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Each open-plan en suite bathroom is stocked with bathroom amenities and a bathrobe. Rooms also have a separate seating area. Suites offer an exclusive living and working area.
Vintage Restaurant Bar serves traditional Portuguese cuisine. Cocktails and wine are served at The Vintage Lisboa’s Lobby Bar.
The hotel’s modern spa facilities include massage rooms, a sauna and Turkish bath. A heated indoor pool and well-equipped gym are also available.
Avenida Metro Station can be reached with a 10-minute walk. Portela Airport is 6 km away. Staff at the 24-hour reception desk can arrange car rental service.
“Beautifully renovated building with nice well-equipped apartments. Very good location with many nice restaurants and bars close.”
Hermitage Castelo - Casa Chafariz is located in the Estrela district of Lisbon, a 9-minute walk from Bairro Alto and 1.3 km from Ribeira Market. Complimentary WiFi is offered.
The units have hardwood floors and include a seating area with cable flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen and a private bathroom. A dishwasher and oven are also available, as well as a coffee machine.
A continental breakfast is served at the property.
Commerce Square is 2.3 km from the apartment, while Liberty Avenue is 2.4 km from the property.
“The hotel and our room were absolutely beautiful, and extremely comfortable – wonderful amenities, a superb bed and fantastic shower.”
Offering a restaurant, H10 Duque de Loule is located in Lisbon. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with air conditioning. There is also a coffee machine. Featuring a bath or shower, private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Extras include a safety deposit box and bed linen.
At H10 Duque de Loule you will find a 24-hour front desk, a terrace and a bar. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge, a ticket service and a tour desk.
The hotel is 500 metres from Liberty Avenue, 1.3 km from Amoreiras and 1.6 km from Rossio. Lisbon Portela Airport is 5 km away.
“Love this place! The view is to die for. Breakfast was over the top wonderful and our room was clean and bright. The location was perfect and the architecture beautiful.”
Located in a refurbished, late 19th century building in the quaint Alfama district, Memmo Alfama – Design Hotel offers a 24-hour reception. It features a wine bar, an outdoor pool and Tagus River views.
Rooms at Memmo Alfama have a design décor and include the latest equipment, as an iPod docking station and a LED flat-screen TV. Beds include Egyptian linen and 6 pillows. The bathroom comes with 100% cotton towels and free toiletries.
A breakfast buffet is served daily in this design hotel, and there is a 24-hour honesty refrigerator with snacks and drinks. The wine bar on the 1st floor offers a perfect setting to enjoy a Portuguese wine and light meals while listening to Portuguese music and overlooking Tagus River.
On arrival guests will find a comfortable living room where they can check-in. A concierge is available to give insight tips to explore the neighbourhood and Lisbon. This Memmo Alfama – Design Hotel celebrates Portuguese tradition and products. Complimentary walking tours of Alfama are also offered to guests of the hotel, pending previous request and availability.
Surrounded by traditional restaurants with Fado music, this design hotel is a 5-minute walk from the panoramic São Jorge Castle. Lisbon International Airport is located at a 15-minute drive.
“What a stunning new property, in the heart of Lisbon. It’s an old palace which has been carefully renovated in a modern manner while maintaining its historical charm. Our experience far exceeded our expectations!”
The One Palácio da Anunciada has a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, a garden and terrace in Lisbon. Boasting a shared lounge, the hotel is close to several noted attractions, around less than 1 km from Rossio, an 11-minute walk from Dona Maria II National Theatre and 1 km from Liberty Avenue. The property provides a business centre, an in-house restaurant and free WiFi.
All units in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV. The rooms are fitted with a private bathroom.
Spa and wellness facilities including a sauna and an indoor pool are at guests' disposal during their stay at The One Palácio da Anunciada.
Speaking English, Spanish and French at the 24-hour front desk, staff are always on hand to help.
Chiado is 2 km from the accommodation, while Bairro Alto is 2.1 km away.
“Loved everything about this hotel. The location is perfect and close to all sightseeing, markets, shopping and the Tagus river. Beautifully appointed room with an amazing view!”
Located in the heart of the triangle between Chiado, Baixa and Cais do Sodré districts, Lx Boutique Hotel offers themed rooms with unique views over Lisbon and Tejo River.
All Boutique Hotel elegant rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a mini-bar, and a private bathroom. There is an iPod docking station, LCD TV and free Wi-Fi in every room.
Guest can enjoy Confraria, a trendy sushi restaurant that also serves a variety of teas, beverages and wines all day. For a typical Portuguese food experience, there are several alternatives just outside the door. Lx Boutique Hotel is 5 minutes’ walk from several restaurants, bars, cafés and shops.
Guests can benefit from the 24-hour front desk service Lx Boutique Hotel provides. It also offers laundry and car hire services. An airport transfer shuttle is available upon request.
Historical sites and museums such as Lisbon Cathedral, Praça do Comércio, Igreja de São Roque and the Chiado Museum are within a 10-minute walk. Lisbon’s Portela International Airport is within a 20-minute drive away or a 40-minute metro journey.
“Nicely decorated rooms with decent size. Beautiful patio that's very nice to have breakfast on when it is warm. Very friendly staff and the location is ideal.”
Located right in the middle of Lisbon’s upscale Avenida da Liberdade, the 5-star Valverde boutique hotel features a patio with a small swimming pool. Free WiFi access is available.
The tranquil bedrooms feature strong-coloured walls contrasting with the light-coloured fabrics. They all include sophisticated and functional furniture plus objects from the 1950's. Each private bathroom comes with a bathrobe and slippers. Guests of the suites will find a Delta coffee machine in their room.
The on-site Sitio Valverde Restaurant and Patio offers a daily menu inspired in traditional Portuguese cuisine. Themed dinners are available, with live Fado music on Tuesdays and Saturdays, while Thursdays feature jazz and boss nova. In addition, guests can enjoy an afternoon tea or a cocktail in the intimate ambiance of the Patio. Breakfast is served daily between 07:00 and 11:00, and a brunch is available on Sundays, from 12:00 to 16:00 and accompanied by live jazz music.
The outdoor pool features jets and heated water plus background music carefully selected by a DJ or live music. The 24-hour reception can organise all tours and required visits to the city and other places. Transport services, car rental and purchase of tickets for shows or theatres are also available.
Rossio Square is a 10-minute walk, as well as D. Maria II National Theatre. Lisbon International Airport is 8.2 km away.
“Elegant hotel with an amazing rooftop restaurant and bar. Staff are exceptionally service-oriented and friendly. Also the location is beautiful!”
Housed in a 1930s building on Avenida da Liberdade, this 5-star luxury hotel boasts a rooftop bar with panoramic Lisbon views. It offers an outdoor round pool and 2 restaurants.
The Tivoli Avenida Liberdade’s pool area includes a spacious sun terrace framed by a green garden. Guests can enjoy a massage at the Anantara Spa.
The top-floor restaurant offers international cuisine, a wine list with over 300 selections, and panoramic views. The restaurant Cervejaria Liberdade features a menu with fish and seafood specialities from the coast of Portugal as well as typical meat snacks and pastries.
The carefully appointed rooms have flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and a seating area with velvet seats. Some rooms overlook the courtyard or Avenida da Liberdade.
Avenida Metro Station is 150 metres away. Guests can reach the Baixa-Chiado station with a 2-stop ride on the Blue Metro Line.
This list is manually curated and based on hotel recommendations from blogs and magazines. Please let me know if you think a hotel should be added to the list.
Updated May 9, 2019