The capital Lisbon brings you romantic cobblestone lanes, a lively café culture and a buzzing nightlife. And yep, some really special boutique hotels.
Below is a mix of the Best Boutique Hotels and Guesthouses in Lisbon we have visited and love, plus those on our radar - divided by the following neighbourhoods:
- Boutique Hotels in Príncipe Real
- Boutique Hotels in Chiado, Bairro Alto & Baixa
- Boutique Hotels in Alfama & Graça
- Boutique Hotels in Amoreiras
- Boutique Hotels in Av. da Liberdade
- Boutique Hotels in Estrela
- Boutique Hotels in Cais do Sodré
- Boutique Hotels in Intendente & Arroios
- Boutique Hotels in Cascais & Sintra
- Boutique Hotels near Lisbon
Príncipe Real is a trendy residential neighbourhood bustling with boutique stores, gardens and cool restaurants.
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.
Chiado and Baixa are the “downtown” neighbourhoods of Lisbon. Historic monuments, shopping, cafes and restaurants. Bairro Alto is a picturesque neighbourhood that has traditionally been the city's bohemian haunt for artists and writers. At nighttime its narrow streets and bars are filled with a young party crowd.
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.
Standing amidst the Chiado, Bairro Alto and Príncipe Real neighbourhoods, 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.
Casa das Janelas com Vista
– 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A boutique hotel located in Lisbon’s downtown, set in the Luís de Camões Square and just a few minutes’ walk from the Chiado shopping area. Each of the Le Consulat’s rooms and suites has been decorated in collaboration with Lisbon’s most established art galleries. The stylish Consulaire/Ambassadeur suites offer a fully equipped kitchenette and a dining area.
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.
Children are central to the property’s philosophy, and there is a kids club open day and night, suitable for youngsters aged six months up to early teens. Located in Chiado, in the heart of Lisbon, with 37 types of boutique accommodation ranging from studios to two-bedroom apartments.
Thirteen unique, stylish lofts decorated with the owner’s private art collection. A project born from the acquisition of an old Portuguese Press Printing facility in buzzing Bairro Alto. À la carte and vegan breakfast offered.
Amoreiras is a residential neighbourhood located northwest of Lisbon's city centre, also well-known for its Amoreiras Shopping Center.
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.
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.
Alfama is Lisbon’s oldest and most picturesque neighbourhood. Graça is an old neighbourhood built on the hilltops, filled with tiny streets and charming views.
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.
A five-star charming boutique hotel set in a historic building with gorgeous views of old Alfama, in the historic centre of Lisbon.
Without a shadow of a doubt one of the most beautiful boutique hotels in Lisbon, Santa Clara 1728 is set in a refurbished 18th-century building offering six spacious rooms in charming Alfama, in 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.
A luxurious tree-lined avenue compromising of upscale designer shops and Lisbon's best fine dining restaurants.
Valverde Hotel is a five-star boutique hotel set in Lisbon’s upmarket Avenida da Liberdade district, decorated in lovely warm colours. There is an inviting patio and a small swimming pool.
Hotel Hotel is a boutique hotel located a stone’s throw away from upscale Avenida da Liberdade in downtown Lisbon, and within walking distance of the best neighbourhoods in downtown Lisbon: Chiado, Bairro Alto, and Principe Real. 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.
Self-described as a mix between a boutique hotel and a guest house, toc toc toc Lisboa is a peaceful haven in the heart of Lisbon.
The Look Living apartments in Lisbon are nestled between the Cais do Sodré and Santos neighbourhoods, renowned for their waterfront promenades, historic Time Out Market, bustling nightlife, and a mix of contemporary art galleries and antique shops. Renovated by Florêncio Pedro Arquitectos, The Look Living apartments are set in a 19th-century palacete with distinctively Lisbon interiors. The spacious apartments feature a blend of tiles, wood and minimalist décor with an emphasis on Portuguese brands. Services include breakfast delivery and a personalised concierge.
The most up and coming, multicultural and hip part of Lisbon.
Hotel 1908 is a boutique hotel in Intendente, housed in a renovated century-old award-winning building by architect Adães Bermudes. Set in the corner of the Almirante Reis Avenue and Intendente Square, the hotel includes an ever-evolving art gallery, a restaurant and a bar.
A boutique hotel in the heart of Lisbon, with breathtaking views of charming old rooftops, the Tagus River and the São Jorge Castle. Torel Palace consists of two traditional Portuguese 19th-century mansions, surrounded by a garden with a swimming pool.
Escape the city and visit Cascais, Lisbon’s charming seaside town with cobbled streets, 19th-century mansions and beautiful beaches. Further north there are the wild hills of Serra de Sintra, boasting a dramatic coastline, vast surfing beaches, exotic palaces and mystical gardens.
Villa Cascais is a boutique hotel set in a renovated 19th-century aristocratic residence, boasting views of Cascais Bay and the beach.
A charming guesthouse in the heart of Cascais, a relaxed and charming fishing village by the sea. 20-minutes drive from Lisbon and Sintra. With beautiful decoration inspired by the Atlantic, this centenary house has six rooms and one shared room. A handmade organic breakfast is included in your stay. The guesthouse is run by locals who offer handpicked programmes, activities and suggestions to ensure that each guest has an unforgettable and authentic experience.
With a century of history entwined within its walls, Rosegarden House has been brought back to life as an eight-room boutique guesthouse in the heart of Sintra. The quirky decor resembles that of a fairy tale, combining the old and the traditional with the modern. There's a small heated pool and a terrace made of typical Portuguese cobblestone, perfect for cooling down and relaxing after a day of exploring the local mystical castles and gardens.
Casa das Arribas is perched on the cliffs just outside the picturesque village of Azenhas do Mar in Sintra, offering an unbeatable view of the coast from Cabo de Roca to Ericeira. It comprises seven apartments with fully equipped kitchens and a vast shared garden with a swimming pool, yoga studio, tennis court, spa, BBQ area and numerous sitting areas with views of the Atlantic Ocean.
With surfing at its heart, Immerso is a chilled five-star boutique hotel in Ericeira, one of Portugal’s coolest surf towns. There are 37 rooms, an outdoor pool, a restaurant, a relaxing spa, a gym, yoga and lots of surf! Immerse yourself in nature's beauty as the hotel is surrounded by breathtaking ocean views, the scent of pine and citrus trees, and the refreshing sea breeze. It's located in Ericeira, Europe's only World Surfing Reserve. And here is the best part, Immerso is less than an hour’s drive from Lisbon.
Aethos Ericeira is a 50-room boutique hotel nestled on the scenic surf coast of Portugal, less than an hour's drive north of Lisbon. Its design is inspired by the stunning hues and textures of the local beaches, dunes, and cliffs. Surrounded by nature, gazing over the Atlantic from a cliff, the hotel is a mere two-minute walk to the beach. There's a spa, a heated swimming pool, a gym and yoga classes - while the restaurant offers a locally sourced healthy menu.
Areias do Seixo is a striking eco-boutique hotel with 14 rooms and six villas, set on a protected patch of coast near Santa Cruz beach, within an hour's drive from Lisbon. The romantic rooms blend Scandinavian-inspired minimalism with Moroccan styles, featuring log fireplaces, geothermal heating/cooling systems, bathtubs, rainfall showers and private patios.
Noah Surf House, a boutique hotel from the same owners as the nearby Areias do Seixo, is perfect for those seeking surf action near Lisbon. Guests can enjoy surf classes, SUP tours, yoga, complimentary bike hire, and a functional training gym, as well as a skate park and an outdoor pool overlooking the beach.
So there you go, those are what we consider to be some of the Best Boutique Hotels and Guesthouses in Lisbon and near Lisbon right now. We hope you like them as much as we do.
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