14 of the Best Hotels in Lisbon's City Centre

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14 of the Best Hotels in Lisbon's City Centre

Our handpicked selection of the Best Hotels in Lisbon's City Centre includes hotels we have visited and love, plus those on our radar.

Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, offers enchanting cobblestone streets, a bustling café scene, a lively nightlife, and stunning hotels.

If you'd like to dig deeper into what each of the neighbourhoods in Lisbon's City Centre has to offer, skip ahead to our quick rundown.

Memmo Príncipe Real
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Memmo Príncipe Real

Memmo Príncipe Real is a sleek and warm five-star boutique hotel in Lisbon located in the heart of Príncipe Real, a fashionable residential neighbourhood.


It is also the latest wonderful creation of the Memmo hotel collection, designed, once again, by Portuguese architect Samuel Torres de Carvalho.

There are 41 exquisitely elegant and comfortable bedrooms, with four Exclusive Rooms featuring an outdoor fireplace on the terrace. The interiors are decorated in luxurious and warm tones of green velvet, local limestone, oak floors and chandeliers from Santa & Cole.

The neighbourhood's noble heritage is further celebrated through the collection of contemporary art by Portuguese artists displayed throughout the hotel.

A five-star contemporary boutique hotel with an old-world soul, in the fashionable district of Príncipe Real in Lisbon.

Memmo Príncipe Real is a sleek and warm five-star boutique hotel located in the fashionable Príncipe Real neighbourhood of Lisbon. Designed by Portuguese architect Samuel Torres de Carvalho, it features 41 elegant bedrooms, some with outdoor fireplaces on the terrace. The interiors are decorated in luxurious and warm tones of green velvet, local limestone, oak floors and chandeliers from Santa & Cole. The hotel's collection of contemporary art by Portuguese artists showcases the neighbourhood's noble heritage.

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Memmo Alfama
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Memmo Alfama

Memmo Alfama is considered one of the best hotels in Lisbon, and it was the first boutique hotel to open in the city’s oldest neighbourhood, Alfama.

The hotel’s 42 bright and breezy rooms are inspired by a contemporary Nordic style with Portuguese touches.

Memmo Alfama is still a hidden treasure, tucked away in a maze of cobbled streets, featuring a red infinity plunge pool with a bar and glorious views over Alfama and the Tagus River.

This stunning boutique hotel has mastered the art of local integration, offering a truly authentic Lisbon you won’t forget.

A boutique hotel in Lisbon with a lovely rooftop pool bar in the picturesque and soulful Alfama.

Memmo Alfama is considered one of the best hotels in Lisbon. It was the first boutique hotel to open in the city's oldest neighbourhood, Alfama. The hotel's 42 bright and breezy rooms are inspired by a contemporary Nordic style with Portuguese touches. Memmo Alfama is still a hidden treasure, tucked away in a maze of cobbled streets, featuring a red infinity plunge pool with a bar and glorious views over Alfama and the Tagus River.

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The Ivens
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The Ivens

The Ivens Hotel is a five-star hotel in Chiado, set in an iconic building with 87 rooms and fun jungle vibes.

Inspired by the expeditions of 19th-century explorers Roberto Ivens and Hermenegildo Capelo, the hotel's decoration pays homage to Portugal's Golden Age of Discovery. All of the 87 rooms, 10 of which are suites, pay are decorated in the colours and materials of the period. With views of the city or river, they are all lit by Lisbon's beautiful light.

The Ivens boasts three gorgeous restaurants and bars, designed by Lázaro Rosa-Violan, offering a range of culinary experiences with a focus on traditional Neapolitan fare.

A five-star hotel set in an iconic 19th-century building in Lisbon with 87 rooms, a buzzing bar and fun jungle vibes.

The Ivens Hotel is a five-star hotel set in an iconic 19th-century building in Chiado with 87 rooms, a buzzing bar and fun jungle vibes. Inspired by the expeditions of 19th-century explorers Roberto Ivens and Hermenegildo Capelo, the hotel's decoration pays homage to Portugal's Golden Age of Discovery, with rooms decorated in the colours and materials of the period. With views of the city or river, the rooms are all lit by Lisbon's beautiful light.

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Palácio Ludovice
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Palácio Ludovice

Palácio Ludovice Wine Hotel is a five-star boutique hotel in the centre of Lisbon, where history meets luxury around wine.

Located in the heart of the city amidst the buzzing Chiado, Bairro Alto, and Príncipe Real neighbourhoods, Palácio Ludovice offers 61 individually designed rooms and suites, gastronomic experiences, wine tastings, and grapevine wellness treatments.

The hotel was once a former private residence of João Federico Ludovice, architect to King João V in the 18th century – and it has now been wholly transformed under the eye of renowned architect Miguel Câncio Martins, blending original XVIII-century elements with a contemporary touch. Grand décor, including hand-painted tiles and carved wood, takes you back in time to live as a distinguished Federico Ludovice guest in his private manor.

A five-star boutique hotel in the centre of Lisbon, set in the former residence of Mr. Ludovice, architect to King João V.

Palácio Ludovice Wine Hotel is a luxurious five-star boutique hotel in Lisbon, offering 61 individually designed rooms and suites, gastronomic experiences, wine tastings, and grapevine wellness treatments. The hotel, a former private residence of an 18th-century architect, has been transformed by Miguel Câncio Martins, blending original XVIII-century elements with a contemporary touch, and includes grand décor with hand-painted tiles and carved wood.

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Hotel das Amoreiras
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Hotel das Amoreiras

Tucked away in a peaceful square in the heart of Lisbon, Hotel das Amoreiras is a boutique hotel that exudes the warmth of a countryside home with an international twist. 

Pedro Oliveira and his wife Alicia Valero passionately transformed the neglected buildings into a "small grand hotel," featuring fine materials such as Portuguese marble for the bathrooms, velvet, and wood. 

The hotel has 17 rooms, each boasting personally selected works of art and views of the verdant gardens of Amoreiras, the Águas Livres Aqueduct, and the historical building of the Mãe D’Água das Amoreiras Reservoir. 

Additionally, the hotel's breakfast is sourced from small, family-owned local producers.

Tucked away in a peaceful square, Hotel das Amoreiras exudes the warmth of a countryside home with an international twist.

Discover a peaceful oasis in the heart of Lisbon at Hotel das Amoreiras, a "small grand hotel" with views of the verdant Amoreiras garden. There are 17 beautifully decorated rooms featuring personally selected works of art and fine materials such as Portuguese marble, velvet, and wood. The hotel's breakfast is sourced from small, family-owned local producers.

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Sublime Lisboa
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Sublime Lisboa

Sublime Comporta has opened a sister hotel Lisbon, in the residential and charming neighbourhood of Amoreiras.

Sublime Lisboa is a boutique hotel with 15 rooms and suites set in an elegant Portuguese 20th-century townhouse. Each room has been decked out with unique decor and handpicked objects, ranging in size from 30 to 56 square metres. A big bonus: breakfast can be served whenever you wish.

The hotel also offers a high-end concierge service to help guests design a personalised itinerary and make the most of their stay in Lisbon. In addition, the onsite Davvero Restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine using the freshest available ingredients.

A 15-room luxury boutique hotel set in an elegant Portuguese 20th-century townhouse nestled in the residential area of Amoreiras.

Sublime Comporta has opened a sister hotel Lisbon, in the residential neighbourhood of Amoreiras. Sublime Lisboa is a boutique hotel with 15 rooms and suites set in an elegant Portuguese 20th-century townhouse. Each room features unique decor and handpicked objects, ranging in size from 30 to 56 square metres. The hotel offers a high-end concierge service to help guests design a personalised itinerary and make the most of their stay in Lisbon.

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Casa das Janelas com Vista
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Casa das Janelas com Vista

A Casa das Janelas com Vista translates to ‘The House of the Windows with a View’.

Some of the rooms do indeed offer gorgeous views over a grid of steep cobblestoned streets, red-roofed townhouses, and the Tagus River in the distance.

A Casa das Janelas com Vista is a stylish boutique B&B tucked away in the heart of Bairro Alto. It’s the perfect spot to experience Lisbon’s vibrant nightlife and some of the city’s best restaurants. However, Bairro Alto is also a pleasure to explore in the daytime, with beautiful cobblestone alleyways inhabited by the elderly and a trendy young crowd.

The house is artistically decorated, offering the perfect mix of contemporary and classic elements where modern and designer furniture meets retro decor.

A beautiful B&B with superb views in a peaceful street in the hip Bairro Alto.

A Casa das Janelas com Vista is a cosy B&B tucked away on a peaceful street in Bairro Alto. The house is artistically decorated, where modern and designer furniture meets retro decor. Some of the rooms at 'The House of the Windows with a View' offer gorgeous views over a grid of steep cobblestoned streets, red-roofed townhouses, and the Tagus River in the distance. With only 12 rooms, six can be combined to make family suites.

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The Lumiares Hotel & Spa
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The Lumiares Hotel & Spa

The Lumiares is a five-star boutique hotel and spa created in collaboration with local artists, makers and designers.

This boutique hotel offers six self-contained studio rooms, spacious one-bedroom suites, charming contemporary mezzanines, stylish two-bedroom suites, a Glória Suite and corner penthouses.

Almost all the furniture and furnishings are designed and made in Portugal with striking patterns and colours, and all rooms come with fully fitted kitchens.

The spa offers high-quality treatments, a sauna and a steam room.

A stylish boutique hotel and spa located in the buzzing Bairro Alto neighbourhood, in the heart of Lisbon.

The Lumiares is a five-star boutique hotel and spa in Bairro Alto, designed in collaboration with local artists and designers to offer a "local" design approach. The hotel features six self-contained studios, spacious suites, charming mezzanines, stylish two-bedroom suites, a Glória Suite, and corner penthouses. All rooms have fully fitted kitchens, and the spa offers high-quality treatments, a sauna, and a steam room.

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Dona Graça
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Dona Graça

Nestled in the charming neighbourhood of Graça, Dona Graça is an elegant and intimate 19th-century house that offers eight stunning independent apartments with a peaceful atmosphere.

The apartments are equipped with luxury furnishings built by local craftsmen, with bright white-washed walls, limestone-and-wood kitchens, a cosy lounge, and a private balcony.

The well-kept secret here is the private orange tree garden with a swimming pool, perfect for recharging after a busy day walking up and down the hills of Lisbon. Breakfast is delivered daily to your door.

Gorgeous boutique apartments in the heart of Graça, an old and charming neighbourhood built on the hilltops of Lisbon.

Dona Graça offers gorgeous boutique serviced apartments in the heart of Graça, an old and charming neighbourhood built on the hilltops of Lisbon. This elegant and intimate 19th-century house offers eight stunning independent apartments with a peaceful atmosphere. The well-kept secret here is the private orange tree garden with a swimming pool, perfect for recharging after a busy day walking up and down the hills of Lisbon. Breakfast is delivered daily to your door.

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The Lisboans Apartments
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The Lisboans Apartments

The Lisboan Apartments in Lisbon's Baixa neighbourhood are housed in a beautifully restored 19th-century factory.

All of the one or two-bedroom apartments feature a sofa bed, a fully equipped kitchenette, handpicked antiques, tailored handmade tiles and handcrafted textiles made by local artisans. Every interior design detail is carefully curated.

Daily cleaning and laundry services are also provided, and a simple breakfast is delivered to your door each morning.

Enjoy delicious, locally sourced cuisine and organic, biodynamic, and natural wines at the nearby Prado Restaurant, or opt for the more casual setting of Prado Mercearia - one of our favourite spots in town - just beneath the apartments.

These serviced stylish apartments in Downtown Lisbon's Baixa neighbourhood are set in a beautifully restored 19th-century factory.

These serviced stylish apartments are set in a stunning townhouse right in the heart of Downtown Lisbon's Baixa neighbourhood, a stone's throw away from the best historical sightings. All the accommodation types showcase their exclusive interior design, with a choice of one to two bedrooms, and every living room comes furnished with a sofa bed. Daily cleaning, laundry services and breakfast are included, which is a lovely touch.

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Pátio do Tijolo
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Pátio do Tijolo

Pátio do Tijolo is a 24-room boutique hotel that offers a hidden retreat in the centre of Lisbon. The hotel's design centres around its communal spaces, such as the garden patio, the kitchen and the 'Loureiro' lounge area.

The communal areas at Pátio do Tijolo are perfect for breakfast, reading, relaxing, or even working​​​​​​. The hotel invites you to indulge in simple pleasures, like a bite from a cheeseboard, a piece of fruit, or a refreshing beverage, at any time of the day.

The interior spaces reveal a minimalist design with a neutral colour scheme punctuated by wood accents and soft textiles. The rooms, available in standard, superior, and family suite options, feature king-size beds or separate beds, with some boasting large windows and balconies that open up to the Lisbon skyline.

Pátio do Tijolo is a hidden boutique hotel in the heart of Lisbon, with a tranquil patio and rooms with beautiful views.

Pátio do Tijolo is a 24-room boutique hotel that offers a hidden retreat in the centre of Lisbon. The hotel's design centres around its communal spaces, such as the garden patio, the kitchen and the 'Loureiro' lounge area. The interior spaces reveal a minimalist design with a neutral colour scheme punctuated by wood accents and soft textiles. The rooms, available in standard, superior, and family suite options, feature king-size beds or separate beds, with some boasting large windows and balconies that open up to the Lisbon skyline.

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Bairro Alto Hotel
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Bairro Alto Hotel

Bairro Alto Hotel is a luxurious five-star boutique hotel in the heart of Lisbon, surrounded by the bohemian Bairro Alto and Chiado neighbourhoods.

The hotel offers comfortable rooms and suites, carefully designed with modern touches and traditional Portuguese features. The hotel's location is perfect for exploring Lisbon's historic centre, and there are several dining options available on-site, including BAHR & Terrace - a rooftop bar with some of the best views of the city.

The Bairro Alto Hotel was rehabilitated and expanded by the renowned architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, who was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 2011. The interiors were designed by Atelier Bastir and TheStudio.

A five-star hotel set in an 18th-century building in the heart of the iconic Chiado neighbourhood and the lively Bairro Alto.

Bairro Alto Hotel is a luxurious five-star boutique hotel in the heart of Lisbon, surrounded by the bohemian Bairro Alto and Chiado neighbourhoods. The hotel offers comfortable rooms and suites, carefully designed with modern touches and traditional Portuguese features. The hotel's location is perfect for exploring Lisbon's historic centre, and there are several dining options available on-site, including BAHR & Terrace - a rooftop bar with some of the best views of the city.

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Hotel Hotel
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Hotel Hotel

​​Hotel Hotel is a boutique hotel located a stone’s throw away from upscale Avenida da Liberdade in downtown Lisbon. It is housed in a restored 19th-century building with a pretty green tile-adorned facade.

The rooms at Hotel Hotel are decorated with a modern minimalist aesthetic, with bespoke artworks by local artists and designers adorning their walls.

After a day exploring Lisbon, the courtyard tropical garden with an outdoor swimming pool is the perfect place to relax and sip on a cocktail from a sun lounger.

The onsite Animal Restaurant uses ingredients from local suppliers, and the bar offers a wide selection of Portuguese wines and cocktails. Other highlights include a yoga studio and a tattoo parlour.

The hotel aims to foster a sense of community by hosting regular events and workshops. Additionally, Hotel Hotel is committed to sustainability, implementing practices such as using recycled materials throughout the premises and having a rainwater harvesting system.

Hotel Hotel is located near Avenida da Liberdade, within walking distance of the best neighbourhoods in downtown Lisbon: Chiado, Bairro Alto, and Principe Real. 

A 40-bedroom boutique hotel with a pretty outdoor terrace and swimming pool, located in upscale Avenida da Liberdade in the heart of Lisbon.

​​Hotel Hotel is a boutique hotel located a stone’s throw away from upscale Avenida da Liberdade in downtown Lisbon. It is housed in a restored 19th-century building with a pretty green tile-adorned facade. The rooms at Hotel Hotel are decorated with a modern minimalist aesthetic, with bespoke artworks by local artists and designers adorning their walls.

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Verride Palácio Santa Catarina
Verride Palácio Santa Catarina
Verride Palácio Santa Catarina
Verride Palácio Santa Catarina
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Verride Palácio Santa Catarina

Chiado

Verride Palácio Santa Catarina offers a blend of palace-like vintage details with modern comforts. With radiant heated floors throughout, large windows, plenty of natural light, Esop amenities, elegant bathrooms and custom furnishings, with a predominance of Portuguese materials. The rooftop features sweeping 360º views, not to mention the swimming pool which overlooks the charming neighbourhood and the Tagus river.

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Which neighbourhood to stay in Lisbon’s City Centre?

Here's a quick rundown of Lisbon’s central neighbourhoods and what they bring to the table for those looking for Hotels in Lisbon's City Centre:

  • Baixa (literally Downtown Lisbon) is as central as it gets. Think broad squares, busy streets, and a consistent buzz of activity. This is a prime location if you want to be in the middle of it all.
  • Chiado offers a hint of artistry, where galleries meet cafes. It's a good spot if you're keen on balancing culture and café hopping.
  • Príncipe Real presents an elegant face of Lisbon. It's about gardens, boutique shops, excellent restaurants and a more laid-back vibe.
  • Bairro Alto is the city's chameleon. Calm by day and vibrant by night, it's the go-to for those looking to enjoy Lisbon’s nightlife yet retreat to quietude by morning.
  • Alfama, known as Lisbon's oldest district, has narrow, picturesque streets and a rich history. Staying here is like stepping back in time, with Fado bars adding to its allure.
  • Graça provides some of the best viewpoints in Lisbon. If you want to gaze over the city with your morning coffee, here's where you'd likely want to be.
  • Amoreiras speaks of modern Lisbon. It has that city-within-a-city feel.

So there you have it: those are what we consider to be the Best Hotels in Lisbon's City Centre at the moment.


If you're interested in exploring more hotel options beyond Lisbon's City Centre, you might also want to check out The Best Boutique Hotels and Guesthouses in Lisbon by Neighbourhood. This article offers a selection of our favourite hotels throughout Lisbon, extending to the coastal town of Cascais, the rolling hills of Sintra, and surf hotspots like Ericeira and Santa Cruz.

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