The Best Hotels in Lisbon

Don't let Lisbon's ancient building facades deceive: The city's hotels have amenities fit for royalty. Sunny breakfasts on roof terraces, crisp bed linens, and discreet service are all you need to launch your own voyage of discovery.
Collected by AFAR Editors AFAR Staff
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R. Jau 54, 1300-314 Lisboa, Portugal
The Pestana Palace Lisboa in Santo Amaro (about a 20-minute cab ride from the historic center), bears a unique honor: it’s also a designated national landmark. It’s a fitting recognition: the 194-room property occupies a carefully...
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Praça do Comércio 31-34, 1100-148 Lisboa, Portugal
The Pestana Hotel Group, which is behind the Pestana Palace Lisboa, has a knack for turning historical properties into luxe hotels, and the Pousada de Lisboa is no exception. Situated on Lisbon’s grandest square, the Praça do...
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do, 1100-365, Praça do Município 21, 1200-005 Lisboa, Portugal
Occupying an 18th century building on the Praça do Município, home to Lisbon’s City Hall, AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado has just 28 rooms and suites defined by plush beds, a muted color scheme of whites, greys and browns, and views...
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Those looking for space, privacy, and a wallop of high-design in Lisbon need look no further. Situated near several museums in the elegant Chiado neighborhood, the 10 apartments here range in proportion from an amply-sized 66-square meter studio...
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R. das Janelas Verdes 92, 1200-692 Lisboa, Portugal
The Palácio Ramalhete, situated in an 18th century palace on the Rua das Janelas Verdes (“Street of the Green Windows"), has the soul of a historic property—Manuel II, Portugal’s last king, and Britain’s Duke of...
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R. de São Pedro de Alcântara 83, 1250-238 Lisboa, Portugal
Following the success of the Independente Hostel & Suites, which epitomized the splashy haute hostel movement that’s swept across Europe in recent years, is this grown-up successor, situated just next door. Instead of towering triple...
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Tv. Merceeiras 27, 1100-348 Lisboa, Portugal
Opened 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...
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Accessed through a tiny passageway in the Príncipe Real, an upscale residential neighborhood filled with colorful centuries-old mansions and tranquil gardens, this 41-room property feels akin to a secret hideaway—and a luxurious one...
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Avenida da Liberdade, 164, 1250-146 Lisboa, Portugal
Opened in 2014 on the Avenida da Liberdade, Lisbon’s grandest boulevard, the Hotel Valverde aims to have the look and feel of a private—if elegantly bohemian—residence. Each of its 25 rooms and suites is uniquely furnished with...
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Rua de Santiago 10 a 14, 1100-494 Lisboa, Portugal
Lisbon’s Alfama, the city’s oldest district, is known for its labyrinth of narrow streets, numerous Fado bars, and historical attractions. Opened in 2015, the Santiago de Alfama is a draw in its own right: It occupies a former 15th...
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R. Rosa Araújo 8, 1250-195 Lisboa, Portugal
Steps away from Avenida da Liberdade—an avenue lined with some of the city's high-end boutiques—the new PortoBay Liberdade is a 98-room boutique hotel designed by Lisbon-native architect Frederico Valsassina....
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