The Best Hotels in Chiado, Lisbon
The Chiado area centres around the Largo do Chiado, an elegant square between the Bairro Alto and Baixa neighbourhoods. This is a great part of Lisbon to be based in, as well as enjoying elegant surrounds and some fantastic cafes and bars, you’re close to many of the main sights, but you’re also close to the beach. Chiado is also known for its shopping, its museums and theatres. So the best hotels in Chiado make a great base for really getting the best out of this varied city.
As a rather sweet aside the name means ‘squeak’ in Portuguese, and is thought to come from the nickname of a popular 16th century poet, António Ribeiro, who lived in the area. You can see a bronze statue of him today in Chiado Square.
Chiado’s ‘headline’ attractions number the Chiado Museum, which was the Museum of Contemporary Art, Lisbon’s Opera House, the Bertrand Bookshop, which opened in 1747 and the Paris em Lisboa boutique, which opened in 1888. Obviously there are a lot of newer boutiques too, numerous galleries, and some excellent cafes and restaurants.
The Best Hotels in Chiado, Lisbon
The Best City Break Hotels in Chiado
The Lisboa Carmo Hotel is a delightfully low-key hotel with a sky blue stucco facade and 45 simple, elegant bedrooms. The views over the city are wonderful, and there’s a charming restaurant which evokes the atmosphere and traditional flavours of the old taverns of the Bairro Alto.
Casa Balthazar is a boutique hotel offering luxurious self catering rooms and suites. Rooms are contemporary in style with modern kitchenettes in place. The Buenos Aires restaurant serves traditional cuisine and the pool has a jacuzzi plus there are lovely views too.
9 Mercy is 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.
The Best B&Bs in Chiado
Teatro B&B offers contemporary Parisian-style decor in a wonderfully central location. You’re sandwiched between Bairro 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.
The Best Hotels in Chiado for Families
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 kids club too.
Le Consulat offers elegant apartments and suites. The individually styled suites feature work by local contemporary artists plus bespoke furniture and unique design pieces; book the larger apartment for a family stay. A chic and stylish city bolt-hole.
The Best Value Hotels in Chiado
The LX Boutique Hotel is right on the edge of Chiado, in a sort of triangle between Baxia and Cais do Sodré. There are 61 rooms, decorated with plenty of blue - to match the facade. Plus a superb restaurant. And all starting from around €115 per night.
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Lisboa Carmo Hotel, Lisbon 45 rooms from £130Lisbon
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 CastleHistoric - 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 outisdeDesigner Shopping - A short walk downhill to the smart shopping area of Liberdade
Teatro B&B 15 rooms from £61Lisbon
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 staySights nearby - The historical sights of São Domingos, Igreja de São Roque and the Castle of São Jorge are within a 20 minute walk awayLocal 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
Martinhal Chiado 37 rooms from £190Lisbon
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.
LX Boutique Hotel 68 rooms from £123Lisbon
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
Le Consulat 18 rooms from £216Lisbon (Misericordia)
This hotel offers elegant apartments and suites in the cultured Chiado neighbourhood of Lisbon. The individually styled suites feature work by local contemporary artists plus bespoke furniture and unique design pieces; book the larger apartment for a family stay. A chic and stylish city bolt-hole.Romantic Break - Couples love the discreet accommodation at this hotel; book a luxury suite for a living roomLocal exploring - This hotel has an unbeatable location in central Lisbon, perfect for local sightseeingCity Style - With chic and cosy interiors, this hotel has reams of contemporary city styleSights nearby - Visit the Carmo Convent, a former Catholic convent located in the civil parish of Santa Maria Maior