27 Travessa Merceeiras
Photo courtesy of Memmo Hotels
Memmo AlfamaOpened in 2013, Memmo Alfama, the first property in the local Memmo chain of boutique hotels in Lisbon, set the tone with 42 rooms awash in crisp, clean lines and a neutral color scheme of warm whites and beiges. Like its sister property Memmo Príncipe Real, the terrace offers an eye-catcher of a pool—this one lined in red tiles inspired by the tiled rooftops it overlooks—with sweeping views of the River Tagus. While there’s no real restaurant per se, breakfast is served on a long communal wooden table on the light-filled, ground floor “Living Room,” while an array of tapas (ham croquettes, sauteed shrimp) and heftier sandwiches (salmon burger with fennel, fillet steak in “pão do caco” bread) can be had at the outdoor wine bar on the terrace. Take note, however: the adults-only property only welcomes guests over the age of 16.