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About Lisbon

Lisbon is a vibrant city of charm and colour, filled with melancholic fado music and the characteristic rattling of yellow trams as they trundle past decorative tiled façades. A capital since its conquest from the Moors in 1147, it suffered a devastating earthquake in 1755, which resulted in much of the centre being rebuilt and some of the best places to stay in Lisbon are found in this area.

Built across seven hills, Lisbon is an easy city to explore, with plenty of treasures to discover. Take a stroll uphill from the river and you'll come upon grand Gothic cathedrals, nice little museums, pretty palaces and the odd monastery, just as readily as you'll come upon charming cafes and restaurants.

It's a relatively friendly place, with plenty of well-used public baths and a whole district full of music venues where you can hear everything from fado to reggae to electronica.

This is also a city on the ocean, which keeps things balmy, and Lisbon is probably one of Europe's warmest winter city break destinations. Summer is obviously very hot and busy so if you want to ensure a bed in one of the best places to stay in Lisbon, you'll need to plan well ahead.

Where To Stay - which neighbourhood?

  • If you’re travelling to Lisbon for the food and the culture, graceful Baixa is probably one of the best places to stay. This district was completely rebuilt after the earthquake in the 18th century, in a rather grand, neo-classical style. 
  • If you’re here for the city’s history, the oldest part of Lisbon is the Alfama district, a Moorish maze of cobbled alleyways opening onto tiny squares with fountains and flowers. This area surrounds the cathedral and the castle of St. George, but it’s far from touristy. 
  • Chiado is the artist’s quarter, with elegant Art Nouveau era cafes, beautiful Belle-Époque buildings and some of the best restaurants in Lisbon. 
  • While adjacent Bairro Alto is lively come the evenings.
  • If you’re looking for a peaceful district, consider Belém, which is at the river mouth, just outside of the centre of town. 

What Not To Miss

  • The Castle of Saint George sits atop the highest of Lisbon's seven hills overlooking the Rio Tejo, which rises from the old Moorish quarter of Alfama - a labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets. This is a perfect spot for watching the sunset, but also probably one of Lisbon's highlights.

  • The neighbourhood of Belém, at the mouth of the Tagus River, is another top destination packed with monuments and must-sees. This is where famous Portuguese explorers, such as Vasco de Gama, set sail from. It is also where the Jerónimos Monastery stands as a reminder of Portugal's power and wealth during the Age of Discovery.

  • Lisbon is home to a number of interesting museums (such as the Gulbenkian), as well as parks, gardens and monuments - including the twin bridge of the Golden Gate Bridge.

The Hotel Guru's pick of the best places to stay in Lisbon vary from excellent value B&Bs to top end luxury for those with deep pockets. Use our guide and start to plan your city break.

The Best Places to stay in Lisbon

For Baxia

  • Carefully converted from an 18th century building on Lisbon’s Município Square, AlmaLusa is a chic, contemporary, 28 room hotel with a fantastic Portuguese brasserie.
  • Pousada de Lisboa boasts a great central location and combines elegance with contemporary design. Excellent cuisine and all the creature comforts of crisp linen and spacious rooms.

For Alfama

  • Memmo Alfama features clean lines and contemporary colours, offering great rooftop and terrace views of the city as well as the river Tagus. Minutes away from trendy Chiado and bohemian Bairro Alto.

  • Just a short distance from the coast, the Santiago de Alfama offers boutique accommodation combining old with new, whilst it's also just a short distance from many of the city's sights.

For Chiado

  • Teatro B&B offers contemporary Parisian-style decor in a wonderfully central location. You’re sandwiched between Barrio Alto and Chiado, and close to many of Lisbon’s major sights but also the beach. There are just 15 rooms - with some quite dramatic art works - plus a superb buffet breakfast.

  • Martinhal Chiado is a cool, contemporary townhouse in a central location. It’s been designed with families in mind and has light and well laid out suites and self-catering apartments, and a well equipped kid’s club too.

For Barrio Alto

  • The Bairro Alto Hotel was Lisbon’s first contemporary boutique-style hotel. It has 55 rooms, decorated with a minimalist style and palette, with glorious, hand-painted bird frescoes and wooden floors. The views of the city and the Tagus River are incredible too.

  • The Independente Suites and Terrace is in an historic building in the heart of Lisbon. There are 18 rooms and suites, individually designed and featuring plenty of colour, and antique furnishings. There’s also a great restaurant with stunning views.

For the Commerical District

  • Hotel Lisboa Plaza has traditional, old world charm coupled with a very personal atmosphere. The bar and fabulous chill-out terrace emphasise the relaxed ambience. The Hotel Lisboa Plaza has a long list of devotees who wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else, so you might want to book well ahead!
  • Heritage Av Liberdade, on one of Lisbon's most famous streets, is the award winning brainchild of architect Câncio Martins - renowned for the Buddha Bar in Paris and Strictly Hush in London.

For Belém

  • The Pestana Palace, a simply gorgeous 19th century palace which oozes extravagance. Moreover, there are magnificent gardens, two gorgeous pools and lavish suites adorned with opulent fabrics.

For a city break

  • The Internacional Design Hotel is a boutique hotel with contemporary designs and modernist furnishings. You're a few minutes from the Bairro Alto, but it's still an urban oasis.

  • The trendy Hotel Convento Do Salvador is a top city break spot. Located in the Alfama district, it boasts minimalist white-washed rooms as well as an expansive lounge and stylish bar.

For Families

  • Casa das Janelas com Vista is a cosy & friendly B&B situated in Bairro Alto, a great location close to bars and restaurants with good access to the sights. Kids will enjoy the breakfasts and the home from home feel with board games to hand.

  • Casa Balthazar is located near the Castle of St George. It offers suites with fully equipped kitchens, fabulous views of the castle and a top location in the historical centre.

  • Martinhal Chiado, a cool contemporary townhouse in a central location complete with kid's club and designed with families in mind.

  • Hotel Avenida Palace, traditional old style Lisbon with plush furnishing. Suites are ideal for a family stay and the location is good for Bairro Alto and Chaido, the heartbeat districts of Lisbon.

  • Palacio Belmonte, the luxury end of B&B in an historic nobleman's house. Well-located with fabulous sea views, the suites also provide lots of space and comfort - perfect for families.


  • Pousada de Lisboa boasts a great central location and combines elegance with contemporary design. Excellent cuisine and all the creature comforts of crisp linen and spacious rooms.

  • Pestana Palace, a simply gorgeous 19th century palace which oozes extravagance. Moreover, there are magnificent gardens, two gorgeous pools and lavish suites adorned with opulent fabrics.

  • Four Seasons Hotel Ritz. Glamour goes with the name, plus a fabulous indoor pool and rooftop running track complemented by the best spa in the city. Close to St George's Castle and Lisbon's Eduardo VII Park.

  • Lapa Palace, a film star setting with the most wonderful views of the river Tagus. This historic pink palace sits in the quiet residential area of Lisbon and is the ultimate in 5 star luxury.

Pre or Post Cruise Stop

  • Internacional Design Hotel, a unique experience where design and style hold court. If exploring Lisbon is your aim then this is a great location for Bairro Alto, Chiado, St George's Castle and the Design Museum.

  • As Janelas Verdes is set in an 18th century palace overlooking the river. This old world spot is full of character with ornate interiors, a rooftop library and wonderful views.

  • Situated in Lisbon's medieval quarter, the historic Palacio Belmonte B&B is set in a nobleman's palace. This splendid spot features plenty of vibrant colours as well as mixing various antique furnishings with more contemporary features.

For a special occasion

  • Book a room at the Solar do Castelo, and you will have bagged the only accommodation within the Castle walls. This unique hotel manages to effortlessly blend the old and new - exposed stone walls are complemented by new pale wood and rich fabrics.

  • The only Art Deco hotel in Lisbon, the Hotel Britania has been beautifully restored and retains many period features. Bedrooms are large, and a library and intimate bar on the ground floor give the place a distinctly private club feel.

For romantics

  • Close to the Tagus river you'll find As Janelas Verdes, a charming hotel created from an 18th century palace. It brims with old world tradition, offering a top floor library with superb views and the unusual treat in Lisbon of a leafy interior courtyard.

  • The Hotel Avenida Palace is a five star taste of old world Lisbon, with luxurious fabrics and elegant furnishings. What's more, you'll be just a stone's throw away from the city's main sights.

  • Palacio Belmonte is a very special ten room B&B in Lisbon's medieval quarter. Converted from a nobleman's palace, this property is historic, romantic, elegant and has fantastic sea views.

For those on a budget

  • York House Hotel is a converted 17th Century convent built around a beautiful stone courtyard - now also the breakfast cafe. Expect old world charm with modern comforts, and its 32 rooms start from £78 per night.

  • The Sky Lofts is a great value base located near designer shopping on the Ave Da Liberdade and the restaurants and bars of Bairro Alto. Comfortable and spacious loft rooms with a useful shared kitchen.

  • Casa das Janelas com Vista offers unfussy yet chic accommodation in a quiet spot. With bicycles available to hire and kids menus for breakfast, this is a great choice for family breaks without breaking the bank.

For a city centre apartment

  • For a self catering option, we recommend you visit our online partner,, where you'll find a wide range of options from chic penthouse apartments to budget studios.

Travel Information

  • Part of the appeal of Lisbon is that it’s easy to get to. You can fly into Lisbon Portela (LS), which is 6.5kms from the city, close to Loures. The centre of town is about 25 minutes from the airport and there are easy public transport options: there is a metro line which will take you straight to the centre and all around Lisbon, whilst taxis are amazingly good value and there is a good bus service too. Lisbon is also connected to the European rail network, and you can get there in just shy of 24 hours via Paris. Slightly more surprising, is that Lisbon is a busy port and there are three cruise ship terminals: Alcântara, Rocha de Conde d’Óbidos and Santa Apolónia.
  • Lisbon is one of Europe’s mildest capitals, with very warm, very sunny summers and mild, wet winters. Come July and August maximum average temperatures get close to 30°C, while during winter they’re rarely below 15°C. September is lovely because the sea is warm, but this is really a great city to visit all year round, with plenty of sunshine. The city's Mardi Gras celebrations are also a wonderful experience, as are the many street fiestas held in June.
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Still not sure which hotel to book?

    Best Hotels in Lisbon

    • Hotel Britania, a Lisbon Heritage Collection 33 rooms from £170


      Lisbon’s only Art Deco hotel is a beautifully restored heritage townhouse in the heart of the city. The spacious rooms feature cork and parquet floors, retro fixtures and marble bathrooms. Enjoy sparkling Portuguese wine at breakfast before exploring the area. A truly unique stay.

      Exclusive offer  -  Welcome drink
      City Style  -  A magnficant testimony to the art-deco brilliance of the 1940s, lovingly restored and centrally situated.
      Great walks  -  Set out from the hotel and wander this historic city centre, with interesting sights around every bend.
      Lively  -  Hip and happening.
      Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Frommers, Sawdays
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    • Solar do Castelo, a Lisbon Heritage Collection 20 rooms from £171


      A unique historical setting for 14 individually decorated contemporary bedrooms. The old blends with the new - stone walls, pale woods, heavy bricks, all the mod cons. Charming inner courtyard and garden with Medieval remains. The only hotel within St. George's Castle walls.

      Exclusive offer  -  Welcome drink
      Value chic  -  A wonderfully enchanting stay, with peacocks dancing on the old castle walls and the gentle tinkle of the courtyard fountain.
      Local exploring  -  Tucked in the walls of the medieval San Jorge castle, with a rabbit warren of winding cobbled streets to explore.
      Great walks  -  Explore the pedestrians-only fortress, the winding streets are lined with cool shops, boutiques and cafes.
      Sights nearby  -  Within the walls of St. Jorge's Castle and just a few minutes walk to the waterside Jeronimo's monastery.
      Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet, Frommers, Sawdays, Fodors
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    • Heritage Av Liberdade, a Lisbon Heritage Collection 42 rooms from £174


      Contemporary-classic rooms in an elegant 18th-century building, sitting on the exclusive city avenue, Avenida da Liberdade. Luxurious bedrooms designed by Miguel Cancio Martins feature huge bathrooms & plenty of natural light. Close to the main sights and shops, yet offering an air of quiet luxury.

      Exclusive offer  -  Welcome drink
      City Style  -  You can't beat the winning cobination of 18th-century palace facade and stunning modern Miguel Câncio Martins interior design.
      Sights nearby  -  Walking distance from the São Jorge Moorish Castle, this hilltop wonder is a must see for any visitor to the city.
      Designer  -  By Miguel Câncio Martins.
      Swimming Pool  -  Indoor Pool
      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Frommers
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    • As Janelas Verdes, a Lisbon Heritage Collection 29 rooms from £192


      Charming and elegant, this townhouse hotel oozes quiet calm and comfort. Bedrooms are classically designed, with generous bathrooms, and there’s both a patio and rooftop terrace - the latter with stunning views.

      Exclusive offer  -  City break
      City Style  -  this aristocratic townhouse breaths artistic elegance with complimentary Port in the library and objets d’art at every turn.
      Writing a novel  -  Once the home of the Portuguese novelist Eça de Queirós, the hotel retains a refined literary air.
      Full of character  -  The decor honors the 18th C Palace style and creates a relaxed ambience.
      Views  -  Great views from hotel
      Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet, Frommers, Sawdays, Fodors
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    • Hotel Lisboa Plaza, a Lisbon Heritage Collection 94 rooms from £213


      Charming traditional-style hotel in the historic centre of Lisbon. Old world charm, elegant sun-flooded rooms, and perfect chill-out terrace. Sit beside the fire with a book borrowed from the private library. A home from home with a warm and family-friendly atmosphere.

      Exclusive offer
      Sights nearby  -  The hotel is just around the corner from Lisbon's National Monument, Santo António Church.
      Great walks  -  One metro stop will bring you to Parque Eduardo VII, the largest park in central Lisbon.
      Designer  -  Designer interiors by famed decorator Graca Viterbo.
      Traditional  -  Traditional decor with contemporary touches
      Recommended by  -  Tablet, Frommers
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    • The Sky Lofts 10 rooms from £56


      A charming, low-cost loft hotel near Lisbon's city centre. The rooms are comfortable and spacious with simple furnishings and original loft roofs. The surrounding area is home to trendy art galleries and lively bars and restaurants. A great cost-effective option for Lisbon.

      Groups  -  Trendy location overlooking Eduardo VII Park, loft style rooms and shared kitchen make it perfect for a group holiday.
      Sights nearby  -  Visit Lisbons historic old town via a ride on the iconic Glória Funicular.
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    • Teatro B&B 15 rooms from £61


      Teatro B&B is located in central Lisbon between the district of Bairro Alto and Chiado. It offers contemporary Parisian-style decor with dramatic artwork adorning the walls. Enjoy a superb buffet breakfast each morning to set you up for the day. Great accommodation in a fantastic location!

      Romantic Break  -  Upmarket accommodation, one of Europe's most beautiful cities on your doorstep and long walks on the beach together-perfect!
      City Style  -  Lisbon's most indulgent B&B with plush fabrics, marble floors, chandeliers and classical statues- a unique and quirky stay
      Sights nearby  -  The historical sights of São Domingos, Igreja de São Roque and the Castle of São Jorge are within a 20 minute walk away
      Local markets  -  Lisbon's TimeOut Market aims to host the city's finest food and cultural experiences under one roof-a must visit!
      Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels
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    • Hotel Convento do Salvador 43 rooms from £83

      Lisbon (2 B 1100-465 Lisboa Santa Maria Maior)

      A trendy contemporary hotel in the historic Alfama district. The minimalist white washed rooms draw the eye to the stunning sea views. Unwind in the expansive lounge and slick bar, decorated with large pieces of pop-art. Walking distance to many of the cities best attractions. A chic choice.

      City Style  -  A funky hotel littered with modern art and complete with slick bar amd gorgeous city and sea views.
      Local exploring  -  Nestled in the historic neighbourhood of Alfama, within striking distance of all the main sights.
      Local markets  -  Scour the stalls of the Feira da Ladra, open every Tuesday and Saturday.
      Sights nearby  -  Marvel at the studded facade of Casa dos Bicos.
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    • Casa C'Alma 4 rooms from £88

      Lisbon (1200-192 Lisboa)

      A chic understated guesthouse, comprising of just five rooms, in the pretty Praça das Flores. Rooms are bright, with an attractive, minimal design drawing on Scandinavian influences. Expect a generous breakfast and a home-away-from home feel, with a warm and welcoming living area.

      Local exploring  -  Located in Praça das Flores, a great spot from which to explore the many nearby sights and the pretty area
      Sights nearby  -  Popular sights include the Torre de Belém, St George’s Castle, the Monastery of Jerónimos and Rossio Square
      Local markets  -  Enjoy the Mercado da Ribeira food market and get lost in the Old Town Alfama District
      Surfing  -  Hit the waves at Caxias beach
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    • Torel Palace 29 rooms from £92

      Lisbon (1150-082 Lisboa)

      Two elegant townhouses join to form this sleek Lisbon hotel. Its attractive terrace with great views has a pretty pool and loungers. Quirky interiors feature ornate plasterwork and fun contemporary furniture, while romantic rooms have high ceilings and elegant decor. A great city-centre bolthole.

      Local exploring  -  Perfectly situated in a quite spot yet in the heart of the city, walking distance to many of its major attractions
      City Style  -  Mixing traditional design and architecture with chic contemporary flavour
      Sights nearby  -  Head to beautiful sights such as the Torre de Belém, St George’s Castle and the Monastery of Jerónimos
      Local markets  -  Go to the Mercado da Ribeira to soak up the atmosphere and browse the stalls
      Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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    • York House Hotel 32 rooms from £95


      A modern recreation of 17th century architecture and style. This former convent has beautiful light airy rooms and a stone breakfast courtyard to soak in the atmosphere. Old-world aristocratic charm with modern comforts - the perfect place to experience the essence of a bygone Lisbon.

      Sights nearby  -  Close to the Ancient Art National Museum and Lapa district
      Recommended by  -  I Escape, Frommers, Michelin Travel
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    • Casa das Janelas com vista 12 rooms from £106


      A chic bed and breakfast offering unique individually-decorated rooms, some with balconies and views of the river. A warm sitting room is stylishly furnished with modern design and antiques. Located in a quiet street in a historic neighbourhood of Lisbon - a good base for exploring the city.

      City Style  -  Chic interiors, luxurious beds and fantastic local wines all within a few minutes walk of Lisbon's hotspots!
      Local exploring  -  Ideally located in Bairro Alto with easy train connectivity to other parts of the city.
      Families  -  The hotel provides board games, a library and a special kids menu for breakfast.
      Local markets  -  The Ribeira Riverside Market has many kiosks, restaurants, cocktail bars and ice-cream parlours.
      Recommended by  -  Tablet
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    • The Visionaire Apartments 18 rooms from £110

      Lisbon (Santa Maria Maior)

      This hotel offers beautiful, self-contained apartments on Praça da Figueira in Lisbon. Inspired by 16th-century merchants' houses, the apartments boast tapestries and textiles from across the world. Rooms are spacious and bright, with self-catering facilities and living space. A stylish city stay.

      City Style  -  Located in the heart of Lisbon in a heritage building, this hotel is oozing city style
      Families  -  The apartments are great for families, with self-catering facilities and living space
      Romantic Break  -  Couples will love these stylish apartments with luxurious beds and plush linens
      Great walks  -  Wander the picturesque streets of Lisbon to reach the pretty botanical garden, Jardim Botânico da Universidade de Lisboa
      Recommended by  -  Tablet
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    • The Independente Suites and Terrace 22 rooms from £112


      Quirkily decorated rooms in a turn-of-the-century townhouse with stunning views across the city. A choice of two restaurants, one with rooftop terrace and bar. A first-rate city stay.

      City Style  -  A stylish spot boasting parquet flooring and stucco ceilings, perfectly positioned in the hip Bairro Alto
      Local exploring  -  With bikes available to use and many sights nearby, there's no excuse not to explore all over the city
      Sights nearby  -  Head over to Chiado square, wander along Liberty Avenue or check out the architecturally stunning Jeronimos Monastery
      Local markets  -  Time Out market aims to attract the city's finest food and cultural experiences under one roof-a must visit!
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    • Lisboa Carmo Hotel, Lisbon 45 rooms from £130


      Delightful low-key hotel with sky blue stucco facade situated in the hilltop, historic neighbourhood of Chiado. It was in Carmo Square where decades of dictatorship finally ended in 1974. Simple, elegant bedrooms with views over the Old Town and the Tagus river. Charming old-fashioned restaurant.

      Suites  -  Room 503 on the top floor is the most spacious with a free standing bath and views of St George's Castle
      Historic  -  The district of Chaido goes back to Roman times and houses two beautiful Baroque churches.
      Restaurant  -  The Maria do Carmo bistro serves tapas and Portuguese specaiities with tables outisde
      Designer Shopping  -  A short walk downhill to the smart shopping area of Liberdade
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    • Internacional Design Hotel 55 rooms from £123


      This truly boutique hotel provides a really unique city experience. Its contemporary designs with their modernist furnishings, aromas, touches, and sounds create a vivid wonderland. An urban oasis.

      City Style  -  Meticulous in its design and character makes for a really unique city experience
      Sights nearby  -  A few minutes from the Bairro Alto, Chiado and Saint George Castle
      Recommended by  -  Tablet, Small Luxury Hotels, Michelin Travel
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    • LX Boutique Hotel 68 rooms from £123


      This centrally located townhouse hotel with a bold blue-and-white colour scheme and contemporary style rooms has stunning river views. Well-placed for enjoying the city’s best sights and nightlife. Plush rooms, a superb restaurant and an unbeatable location all combine to create a formidable hotel.

      Sights nearby  -  Ten minutes walk from Lisbon Cathedral, Praça do Comércio and Igreja de São Roque.
      Local markets  -  Two minutes walk from Mercado da Ribeira.
      Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
      Full of character
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    • Hotel Avenida Palace 82 rooms from £133


      A taste of old world Lisbon in this classical Five Star hotel. Elegant rooms and suites have luxurious fabrics and wallpapers. Fitness centre, business facilities and a lovely lobby. A great choice for families, couples and business visitors.

      Families  -  A great central location with large suites which are perfect for families.
      Sights nearby  -  Centre of town. Close to both Bairro Alto and Chaido districts.
      City Style  -  This is city with luxury and traditional style.
      5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
      Recommended by  -  CN Traveller
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    • Altis Belem Hotel & Spa 50 rooms from £140


      This swish and modern luxury hotel is situated on the banks of the Tagus offering stunning riverside views. Luxurious rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and clean minimalist style. Boasting a fabulous Michelin-star restaurant and an indulgent full-service spa that is not to be missed!

      City Style  -  This five-star riverfront hotel draws upmarket travellers with its posh spa, roof deck and striking architecture
      Sights nearby  -  The Torre de Belém, St George’s Castle, the Monastery of Jerónimos and Rossio Square are all easily accessible
      Local markets  -  Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Mercado da Ribeira food market
      Surfing  -  Ride the waves at Caxias beach
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    • Casa Balthazar 11 rooms from £147

      Lisbon (R. do Duque 22)

      Right in the heart of the historical centre of Lisbon, this boutique hotel offers luxurious self catering rooms and suites. Rooms are contemporary style with modern kitchenettes in place. The Buenos Aires restaurant serves traditional cuisine and the pool has a jacuzzi. Lovely views too.

      Local exploring  -  Located in the centre of the Old Town, the hotel is close by to Rossio train station, many restaurants, nightlife and shops
      Families  -  Suite with castle views are perfect for families and feature a fully equipped kitchen
      Local markets  -  The Fiera da Ladra, Avenida da Liberdade and Bairro Alto all located within walking distance to the hotel
      Sights nearby  -  Must visit the impressive Convento do Carmo, a 2 minute walk away
      Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels
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    • Casa dell'Arte Club House 3 rooms from £152

      Lisbon (São Vicente)

      A family run hotel offering an authentic Portuguese stay in the heart of Lisbon. Suites are spacious and light and filled with a choice selections of antiques and artworks. The Portuguese tiled bathrooms are spectacular. The perfect spot for culture enthusiasts.

      City Style  -  A stylish city base celebrating art and culture.
      Sights nearby  -  Marvel at the varying architectural styles of the Torre de Belém from Moorish to Gothic.
      Restrictions on children  -  Adult only
      Full of character
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    • Santiago de Alfama 19 rooms from £161


      A meticulously crafted boutique hotel that seamlessly combines old and new. Constructed from Roman-era ruins using the original ancient blueprint. Vibrant, hand-picked interior design by owner Heleen Uitenbroek. Extensive breakfast menu served by some of the friendliest staff in Lisbon.

      City Style  -  An unmissable stylish and sophisticated converted palace, nestled in the historic streets of Alfama.
      Romantic Break  -  With luxurious suites and a sleek bar- it's perfect for an indulgent, romantic weekend in Lisbon.
      Great walks  -  A great starting point for a city walk through the historic old town of Lisbon.
      Sights nearby  -  Five minutes walk from Santiago Church and Lisbon Cathedral.
      Recommended by  -  I Escape, Great Small Hotels
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    • The Lumiares 53 rooms from £170

      Lisbon (Misericordia)

      Stunning 5-star hotel in the heart of the Bairro Alto district of Lisbon, offering rooms and suites that blend classic Portuguese decor with chic contemporary style. Featuring a spacious spa, two restaurants and a rooftop bar. A prime location for exploring the cobbled alleys and shops of Lisbon.

      Spa breaks  -  The spa boasts a gym, sauna, steam room and a variety of massage and beauty treatments.
      Sights nearby  -  The Carmo Convent, a ruined old monastery, is a short walk away.
      Outstanding location
      Views  -  Great views from hotel
      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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    • Pestana Palace 190 rooms from £175


      An opulent extravaganza of stained glass, parquet floors, stucco work and painted rococo ceilings in this 19th Century Palace. Rooms ooze classical elegance and romance with views of the Tagus River from private balconies. Enjoy the fantastic fine dining cuisine, sleek bar, pool and spa.

      Total relaxation  -  Indulge in a truly regal stay- lavish suites filled with fine antiques and rich fabrics, lush gardens and wonderful food.
      Sights nearby  -  The fascinating Hieronymites Monastery is just two minutes down the road, trace the history of the Order of Saint Jerome.
      Great walks  -  The sprawling sub tropical gardens are well worth exploring, they have even been declared a National Monument.
      Swimming Pool  -  Two lovely pools.
      Recommended by  -  Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection
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    • Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade 171 rooms from £189


      Extremely well located on the Avenida da Liberdade. Beautiful contemporary design - red and gold features contrasting with marble sculptures, dark wood and brown tones. This luxury hotel with all its comforts is the perfect place to discover the city from.

      Downtown  -  Very central location on the Avenida
      Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
      Recommended by  -  Tablet, Frommers
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    • Martinhal Chiado 37 rooms from £190


      A stylish hotel, in the heart of Lisbon, perfect for family centred fun. Set in beautiful townhouse, the suites are superbly designed maximising space, light and comfort. A well equipped kids club will have the kids distracted for hours, whilst the parents explore the city.

      Families  -  The spacious self-catering apartmenets are designed with families in mind, as is the funky kids club!
      City Style  -  A cool contemporary hotel, with sleek interiors and bold design- right in the heart of Lisbon.
      Sights nearby  -  Visit the nearby Jeronimos Monastery.
      Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
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    • Solar dos Mouros 10 rooms from £190


      Extremely attractive B&B with breathtaking views from the castle rampart over the city and the river. Colourfully decorated with walls covered in African art work. A perfect getaway for a weekend exploring.

      Views  -  Breathtaking views of the city and river
      Sights nearby  -  5 minutes walk from the Old Town and just down the road from the São Jorge castle.
      Recommended by  -  I Escape, Frommers, Michelin Travel
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    • AlmaLusa 28 rooms from £198


      This understatedly luxurious hotel, tucked away in a central but quiet square, oozes calm and chic. Original features of the 18th-century building are combined with a cool, monochrome palette, and a modern concierge service.

      Romantic Break  -  Superb accommodation, excellent cuisine and one of Europe's most romantic cities on your doorstep-the ideal choice!
      Local exploring  -  Situated in the heart of Lisbon, Alma Lusa is the perfect base from which to get to know the city
      Local markets  -  Check out the TimeOut market, a unique food and cultural experience created by the magazine's editorial curation
      Great walks  -  Meander through the iconic narrow sloping streets of Bairo Alto getting a feel for Lisbon's ambiance
      Recommended by  -  Tablet
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    • Palacio Belmonte 10 rooms from £257


      Very special B&B in Lisbon's medieval quarter with fantastic sea views. A nobleman's palace; historic, elegant, utterly romantic. Enormous family rooms and suites have original tiling, oil paintings, large marble bathrooms and private balconies. A treat for romantics and families alike.

      Romantic Break  -  This medieval quarter definitely gives a romantic air with beautiful sea views and elegant rooms.
      Families  -  Large suites give plenty of space for families, great views and close to main sights.
      Views  -  Fantastic sea views from balconies and terraces.
      Chic  -  A favourite with Christian Laboutin.
      Recommended by  -  CN Traveller
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    • 9 Mercy 47 rooms from £231


      A cutting-edge city hotel boasting seriously slick design. The rooms are luxurious, complete with dim lighting and black and gold detail. Expertly crafted cocktails are served on the rooftop bar overlooking Lisbon's colourful landscape. A stylish urban base offering an unbeatable location.

      Local exploring  -  The hotel stands on a street between Chiado and Bairro Alto - both districts are vibrant, filled with restaurants and churches
      City Style  -  The design is slick: black-brick townhouse exterior, with gilded, velvet interior touches
      Short fly break  -  Perfect for a quick city stop-over - taking you straight into the heart of things
      Sights nearby  -  Iconic symbol 'Convento do Carmo' is an old gothic convent located just around the corner
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    • Memmo Principe Reale 41 rooms from £270


      Memmo Principe Reale is set in one of Lisbon's most elegant districts, with the city's sights just a short distance away. Offers chic, contemporary accommodation featuring plenty of light hues. Enjoy classically Portuguese dishes at Café Colonial. Outdoor pool to boot. A smart and upscale city stay!

      Local exploring  -  Memmo Principe Reale is the ideal base from which to get to know Lisbon
      Short fly break  -  Located just 4 miles away from Lisbon Portela Airport
      Local markets  -  Feira da Ladra, Lisbon's largest flea market is well worth a visit
      Sights nearby  -  Head over to Liberty Avenue, Jerónimos Monastery of Belém Tower
      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet
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    • Memmo Alfama 42 rooms from £248


      Tucked away in the higgledy-piggledy streets of Alfama, the city’s most atmospheric district, this hotel is a surprise. Designer-cool and surprisingly large with pool and stunning views. Bright white and cream rooms and suites have wooden floors, clean lines, and private balconies.

      City Style  -  Clean lines and bright colours with a great vibe in the rooftop winebar, with great city views.
      Views  -  Great views from hotel
      Sights nearby  -  Santa Justa Elevator and Rossio Square.
      Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
      Recommended by  -  Fodors, Design Hotels
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    • Pousada de LIsboa 90 rooms from £259

      Lisbon (Santa Maria Maior)

      An impressive Pousada boasting a fabulous central location. Elegant contemporary rooms feature chandeliers, dark polished parquet flooring and crisp white linens. Dine on excellent cuisine in the atmospheric restaurant complete with vaulted ceiling. A superb base for city exploring.

      City Style  -  Housed in an opulent 18th-century sunflower-yellow Pombaline building, bursting with character, style and indulgent decadence.
      Local exploring  -  Well posisitioned within walking distance to many of the cities' major attractions.
      Full of character  -  Elegant decor in the best of traditional style, chandeliers add glamour maintaining the palacial grandeur.
      Sights nearby  -  Visit the ancient cathedral or the Church of St Anthony just a short walk from the hotel.
      Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels, Tablet
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    • Verride Palacio Santa Catarina 19 rooms from £262

      Lisbon (1200-401)

      A grand 18th century city house that combines chic decor and classical design. The rooms and suites have either a river or city view. There are two exemplary restaurants, a rooftop bar and stunning pool. The devil's in the detail here with all the carpets and linens handmade. Elegance defined.

      City Style  -  A former Venetian palace's chandelier hangs above the living room; one of the royal suites has hand-painted Portuguese tiles
      Romantic Break  -  Bairro Alto, the trendiest area to party in Lisbon, is a 3 minute walk away
      Sights nearby  -  Visit the late Gothic Manueline-style Jerónimos Monastery or the imposing São Jorge Castle
      Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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    • Casa Fortunato 9 rooms from £268

      Lisbon (1070-170 Lisboa)

      Elegant family-run hotel in the heart of Lisbon. Expect minimally styled hip interiors clad in quirky geometric wallpaper featuring modern art, designer furniture and bespoke rugs. Elegant, homely rooms are in a similar style, each with its own twist. Delicious home-cooked cuisine and free yoga.

      Local exploring  -  The winding, cobbled streets of Lisbon are made for searching out unique treasures, from buzzing restaurants to antique shops
      Local markets  -  Wander around Príncipe Real, one of the coolest areas - full of restaurants, bars, markets, galleries and antique shops
      Sights nearby  -  Head to the idyllic Parque Eduardo VII, just 10 minutes away
      Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
      Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection, Tablet
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    • The Lisboans 15 rooms from £281


      Impeccably designed apartments featuring a great balance of thoughtfully sourced artisanal and contemporary pieces, and upcycled or vintage furniture. The effect is a sophisticated home-away-from-home, with tasty breakfasts delivered each morning. A great base for discerning, independent guests.

      Local exploring  -  Situated in the central and vibrant Baixa neighbourood, ideal for exploring the bars, shops and sights
      Great walks  -  Walk around these buzzing historic streets for a taste of local colour and culture
      Sights nearby  -  Head to Lisbon Cathedral just opposite and to the medieval São Jorge Castle
      Romantic  -  Good for couples.
      Recommended by  -  I Escape, Mr & Mrs Smith
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    • Lapa Palace 109 rooms from £281


      A stunning 19th Century Palace, turned luxurious hotel, in Lisbon's most exclusive neighborhood. Nestled in a beautiful sub-tropical garden with fantastic views of the Tagus River. Sumptuous rooms with antique furnishings, silks and drapes. Ristorante Hotel Cipriani is sure to draw a crowd.

      City Style  -  Crowning jewel on the city's most exclusive hilltop, opulent interiors of gold muslin curtains & hand-carved Indian headboards.
      Sights nearby  -  Wander through one of Lisbons most exclusive neighbourhoods and check out the palaces, embassies and historic buildings.
      Great walks  -  Explore the beautiful sprawling gardens, full of palm trees and a rainbow of flower bushes.
      Swimming Pool  -  Indoor and Outdoor pool
      Recommended by  -  Tablet, Frommers, Good Hotel Guide, Kiwi Collection, Fodors
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    • Bairro Alto Hotel 55 rooms from £285

      Lisbon (Bairro Alto)

      Currently closed for refurbishment until 2019. Contemporary boutique hotel with minimalist interiors and a warm ambience. Rooms have white washed walls, frescoes of birds and wooden floors. Sweeping views of Lisbon and the Tagus River from the roof terrace make this a stylish city break.

      City Style  -  A charming hotel in Lisbon's arty district, with classic chic decor, hand painted frescoes and amazing rooftop bar.
      Sights nearby  -  Right in the centre of town on Lisbon's main square Praça Luís de Camões, within walking distance of the castle.
      Great walks  -  The hotel offers two hour free English-speaking walking tours of the hip neighbourhood.
      Views  -  Panoramic views of Lisbon and the Tagus River.
      Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection
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    • Four Seasons Hotel Ritz 282 rooms from £548


      This city landmark offers accommodation of the very highest standard. Bask in the twinkling interiors of marbles, chandeliers and ceiling-to-floor windows. Sumptuous bedrooms with fantastic views exude luxury. Enjoy the great restaurant, unrivaled spa and leafy gardens.

      City Style  -  The most luxorious stay in Lisbon, commanding spectacular views, chandeliers, gilded furniture and top notch spa.
      Sights nearby  -  A must is the nearby St. George's Moorish Castle, full of history and architectural wonder.
      Great walks  -  Explore Lisbon's Eduardo VII Park, a fragrant oasis of calm.
      Swimming Pool  -  Indoor pool
      Recommended by  -  Frommers, Kiwi Collection
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