Rest And Recharge - 10 Best Hotels To Stay At In Lisbon

Rest And Recharge - 10 Best Hotels To Stay At In Lisbon
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The sights, smells, tastes, and sounds of Lisbon are exhilarating delights for the senses, but it can all be a lot to take in. At the end of the day, or perhaps maybe even in the middle of the day when the soporific afternoon heat of summer is at its strongest, the luxury comfort of a hotel is a welcome respite. Lisbon offers an expansive array of hotel options, whether you’re looking for luxury, convenience, or a private oasis of calm. Here are our top 10 picks on where to stay in Lisbon:

1. Valverde Hotel (From 308 USD)

Hotel Valverde lives up to its reputation! The staff is top notch, welcoming, informative and helpful from start to finish. Our room was beautifully appointed with the most comfortable beds of our stay in Portugal! The location is perfect. The breakfast absolutely delicious! We loved Valverde and highly recommend to travelers looking for a lovely boutique experience in Lisbon. Pamela K
Right in the middle of the impressive Avenida da Liberdade, the 35th most expensive avenue in the world with famous luxury brands gracing its storefronts, Valverde Hotel is luxury at its best. The location is ideal, especially since it is situated in the flattest part of Lisbon. Also, the verdant gardens of the 19th-century Botanic Gardens and Parque Eduardo VII, the largest park in central Lisbon, are within an easy strolling distance. Shop until you drop … quite literally onto the fluffy white sheets in your cosy room! All 25 rooms of this boutique hotel are styled individually, incorporating furniture from the 1950s into the design. The warm palette of the rooms and thoughtfully-chosen paintings that adorn the walls create an inviting ambiance. Some rooms overlook the courtyard while the suites offer views of Lisbon’s sun-baked red roofs.

The on site restaurant, Sitio Restaurant, offers views of the lush courtyard and heated swimming pool. Guests can bask in the warm Lisbon sunshine on the enchanting outdoor terrace by the pool. If your muscles are sore from attacking the hilly terrain of Lisbon, request a massage treatment in the comfort of your hotel room. The service staff are attentive and friendly and take effort in providing that extra touch for guests.

Valverde Hotel may be small but it packs a powerful punch and delivers in all the right ways.

Valverde Hotel

Address: Avenida da Liberdade 164, Santo Antonio, 1250-146 Lisbon, Portugal (see map)

Price: From 308 USD

Access: 3-minute walk from Avenida metro station

Contact: +351 308 806 060

2. Olissippo Lapa Palace (From 374 USD)

The Olissippo Lapa Palace is beautifully situated on the hill overlooking the harbour close to Ponte 25 de April. A wonderful old style building, a quiet area and impeccable service makes this our hotel of choice for Lisbon. There is nothing to add to the many 5-star reviews that Olissippo Lapa Palace already has. Christoph S
Live and breathe like royalty when you stay at this 19th-century palace perched on Lapa Hill. Olissippo Lapa Palace Hotel is situated in one of Lisbon’s most elegant neighbourhoods, home to many politicians and members of high society. Originally built for the Count of Valenças, this resort-style hotel is now an exclusive garden sanctuary overlooking the magnificent River Tagus. It has three defined wings: the Palace Wing, the Garden Wing, and Villas. Each section has its own distinct furnishings that were inspired by Portuguese royalty, and the 109 rooms are uniquely decorated with elements of Art Deco, colonial style, Algarvian, and Neoclassic. Some rooms offer fantastic views of the sub-tropical garden and some of the magnificent river, while the lavish Tower Room has a balcony that was the turret of the original palace. The view is unparalleled and you can almost imagine the Count standing stately looking out from the turret.

On the edge of the hubbub of Lisbon, Olissippo Lapa Palace will transport you to a whole new world of decadent luxuries.

(An added bonus - free parking is available on the premises!)

Olissippo Lapa Palace

Address: Rua do Pau de Bandeira, No. 4, Lisbon 1249-021 Portugal (see map)

Price: From 374 USD

Contact: +351 21 394 9494

3. Pousada de Lisbon (From 313 USD)

Brilliant location. Excellent staff who were very friendly and helpful. Fantastic rooms. Very comfortable and well furnished. Breakfasts were outstanding.


Seated right on one of Lisbon’s most famous squares, Praca do Comercio, Pousada de Lisbon has witnessed centuries go by and history made. The former home of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the sunshine-yellow facade belies its opulent interiors. Luxury, art, and history are harmoniously weaved together in this beautifully restored building with vaulted ceilings, glimmering chandeliers, and art pieces borrowed from Lisbon’s museums. The rooms are sophisticated with neutral tones of greys and browns adorning the walls and furniture, and offer far-reaching views of the Tagus River or the Sao Jorge Castle. The marble-clad bathrooms come with bathtubs or rainfall showers.

Make the most of the hotel’s excellent facilities and take a dip in the spacious indoor pool or spend some time in the hotel’s spa. Dine at the hotel’s Lisboeta Restaurant where traditional Portuguese ingredients, like black pork, are used to create mouthwatering delicacies. With its impeccable location, all of Lisbon is at your doorstep. That is, if you can bear to leave the luxurious comforts of the Pousada de Lisbon!

Pousada de Lisbon

Address: Praça do Comércio 31-34, Santa Maria Maior, 1149-018 Lisbon, Portugal (see map)

Price: From 313 USD

Contact: +351 218 442 001

4. Memmo Alfama (From 246 USD)

Hotel is beautifully decorated, immaculately clean and very welcoming. Location and view are unbeatable, and the various communal areas are a great addition. The breakfast is of a very high standard considering it was included in the price, and the free wifi is faster than my broadband at home!


Make yourself at home at the Memmo Alfama in the stylish 42-room design hotel. A creative touch is the honesty fridge that is stocked with snacks and drinks. A complimentary daily walking tour of the Alfama neighbourhood is also offered to help guests get their bearings. In the summer, cool off after a long day of walking and enjoy a dip in the red-tiled infinity pool while admiring the lovely vistas of Lisbon’s terracotta rooftops set afire in the glow of the setting sun. Some rooms even come with a terrace that offers direct access to the pool. While there is no restaurant in this hotel, guests can enjoy light meals (tapas) at the Wine Bar on the terrace.

Tucked away in the maze of cobbled streets in the old neighbourhood of Alfama, Memmo Alfama offers an authentic and immersive Portuguese experience. Do note that guests have to be above the age of 16 to stay here.

Memmo Alfama

Address: Travessa das Merceeiras 27, Santa Maria Maior, 1100-348 Lisbon, Portugal (see map)

Price: From 246 USD

Contact: +351 21 049 5660

5. LX Boutique Hotel (From 212 USD)

Staff were super friendly and helpful. Bed was huge and really comfy. Beautifully decorated hotel and we had a great view out over the river. Love the free port and pastel de natas. Delicious sushi in the restaurant. Located within walking distance from restaurants bars and sights. Charlotte
Moments away from Lisbon’s main railway station, Cais do Sodre, the LX Boutique Hotel is situated in an up-and-coming area. The hotel is divided into 5 themed floors that showcase the different facets of Lisbon: the Tagus River, Fado, Seven Hills, Barrio Alto, and Pessoa, the early-20th-century poet who used to stay in the building. The light-filled rooms are charmingly decorated in accordance with their themes and the resulting atmosphere is informal and refreshing. Complimentary Portuguese egg tarts and port wine are also available for guests at the lobby daily. The hotel’s restaurant, Confraria do Sushi, is popular even among the locals and serves up some amazing sushi. Make reservations ahead of time if you plan to dine there as it can get pretty crowded.

Once a rather lackluster and shabby neighbourhood, Cais do Sodre has since been given a makeover and transformed into a happening nightlife district. LX, which stands for Lisbon Xperience, will show you Lisbon from a new perspective, a reinvented experience.

LX Boutique Hotel

Address: Rua Do Alecrim, 12, Misericordia, 1200 - 017 Lisbon, Portugal (see map)

Price: From 212 USD

Contact: +351 21 347 4394

6. Lisboa Carmo Hotel (From 160 USD)

Amazing breakfast buffet, definitely worth purchasing. We could not have asked for a better location, would urge everyone to stay here just for that. It shaped our whole Lisbon experience. The square is so nice to hang out in during the evenings after exploring the city, and the military museum across the street is very informative about the history of Lisbon and Portugal. The train station is incredibly convenient, but the hotel is still quiet and feels more private. Absolutely stay here to get the best out of Lisbon.


Steps away from the picturesque Carmo Square and the jaw-dropping skeletal ruins of Carmo Convent, this 4-star contemporary hotel is conveniently placed among restaurants and shops. Take a leisurely evening stroll to Carmo Square and sit in one of the cafés and admire the sea of violet blooms in spring on the jacaranda trees lining the square. The hotel is also within easy walking distance of the elaborately ornamented Rossio metro station and other historical sites in Lisbon. The pastel-coloured rooms are simple but comfortable, and some have views of the the castle, river, or city.

Lisboa Carmo Hotel

Address: R. da Oliveira ao Carmo 1, 1200-307 Lisbon, Portugal (see map)

Price: From 160 USD

Contact: +351 21 326 4710

7. Heritage Avenida Liberdade Hotel (From 166 USD)

Room was excellent. Lovely bed and big bathroom. Ruben on reception was fabulous. He recommend 2 restaurants and we ate at both. Food, service, ambience all excellent. Heritage Avenida Liberdade is a lovely and perfect for our needs. Excellent little touches like Molton Brown toiletries and free port, tea and coffee available. Breakfast was excellent too. Andrew
Along the tree-lined Liberty Avenue, Hotel Heritage Avenida Liberdade stands out with its blue facade, a legacy of its past as a palace in the 18th century. Location wise, Hotel Avenida Liberdade is a 10-minute walk from Rossio Square and 5 minutes from Restauradores metro station. The lobby is welcoming with its plush chairs and warm tones. Head up the winding spiral staircase to the library and lose yourself in a book, or take an afternoon siesta and help yourself to the free port wine, coffee, and selection of teas available all day long. Stay connected everywhere you go with the free Wi-Fi provided in all areas of the hotel. There is also a small gym and a narrow indoor jet pool should you wish to burn off some calories.

Previous guests loved the spacious rooms, comfortable beds, and central location of this hotel. Staff are also welcoming, friendly, and thoughtful, which is always a wonderful bonus to have on top of everything else.

Heritage Avenida Liberdade

Address: Avenida da Liberdade, 28, 1250-145 Lisbon, Portugal (see map)

Price: From 166 USD

Contact: +351 21 340 4040

8. Solar do Castelo (From 206 USD)

Atmospheric hotel built in castle walls. Excellent rooms and staff. Real tea and Nespresso coffee complimentary and also custard tarts. breakfast was great and really calm, quiet setting with no traffic noise. Nina
Would you like to live inside a castle and pretend, just for a few days, that you live within the pages of a modern fairytale? Set within an 18th-century mansion, Solar do Castelo is the only hotel located within the walls of Sao Jorge Castle. Successfully integrating modern luxuries with medieval charm, the 14-room hotel with a peaceful inner courtyard and gardens is a romantic oasis of calm. Free coffee, tea, and pastries are served all day long, so you can spend a lazy afternoon in the courtyard and watch the peacocks strut about. The hilltop location might seem daunting at first but you will be rewarded by stunning views both in the day and at night when the castle lights up.

Do note that parking is not available due to its location within the castle and that there is no restaurant in the hotel.

Solar do Castelo

Address: Rua das Cozinhas 2 (ao Castelo), Santa Maria Maior, 1100-181 Lisbon, Portugal (see map)

Price: From 206 USD

Contact: +351 21 880 6050

A train ride away in Cascais

9. Villa Cascais (From 242 USD)

Great hotel! Comfy beds, soft towels, very clean, great breakfast, lovely views, pretty beach, near to all the bars restaurants and train station. Lovely friendly staff and great food and wine for evening meals. Deborah
Just 30 kilometres (18.6 miles) west of Lisbon is the charming coastal town of Cascais, a popular day trip from Lisbon, especially in the summer when the champagne sands and crashing waves beckon. Next to Fisherman’s Beach and overlooking the Bay of Cascais, this refurbished 19th-century villa is now a dreamy and elegant 11-room guesthouse. Royal blue and olive green shades bedeck the walls of the rooms, enveloping the senses with the essence of the ocean. Some of the bigger rooms even come with soaking bathtubs facing the sea for a truly romantic experience.

A complimentary breakfast is served every morning and guests can have other meals in the atmospheric restaurant, Reserva by Olivier. The bar area is decorated with hand-painted 19th-century blue and white azulejos, and the terrace overlooks the stunning Atlantic. Villa Cascais is a perfect romantic hideaway to enjoy the beach life.

Villa Cascais

Address: Rua Fernandes Thomás 1, 2750-342 Cascais, Portugal (see map)

Price: From 242 USD

Contact: +351 21 486 3410

10. Fortaleza do Guincho (From 235 USD)

Staff extremely welcoming and helpful. We were able to check in 2 hours early. Restaurant amazing. Wonderful meal with outstanding sea views from the restaurant. Lovely beach by the side of the hotel with a great beach bar. Travel Wren
Sitting on a rocky promontory that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean, this renovated 17th-fortress turned 5-star hotel overlooks the surfers’ paradise of Guincho Beach. The lighthouse of Cabo de Roca in the distance, Europe’s westernmost point, is also a part of the dramatic backdrop. Winding stone staircases, exposed brick walls, and wrought-iron chandeliers help retain the medieval charm of the site. The 27 rooms are also designed in keeping with the cultural heritage of the fortress, with rich fabrics, vaulted ceilings, and gold-framed paintings. It is worth a visit to the Michelin-starred restaurant that serves an outstanding assortment of Portuguese and French-inspired dishes, accompanied with an expansive wine list. There is no swimming pool within the hotel, but really, why would you need one when the vast pool that is the Atlantic is right at your doorstep?

At the end of the day, enjoy the spectacular sunsets from the privacy of your room or from the restaurant’s terrace and watch as the blue waters take on shimmery hues of yellow and gold.

Fortaleza do Guincho

Address: Estrada do Guincho, 2750-642 Cascais, Portugal (see map)

Price: From 235 USD

Contact: +351 21 487 0491

Inimitable style

Luxury, style, and comfort await you in Lisbon. Invigorate your senses and revitalise your soul. The natural beauty of Lisbon’s landscape lends itself to stunning views no matter where you choose to stay.

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