The best luxury hotels in Lisbon

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Lisbon offers a wide range of accommodation choices when it comes to luxury properties from the classic elegance of a pousada to sharp contemporary apartments. There are also some very reasonable options in the mix too. Some of the best luxury hotels in Lisbon can be found in the central districts of Avenue da Liberdade, Bairro Alto and Chiado, ideal for those wanting easy access to the shops and main sights.

The best luxury hotels in Lisbon

Good Value

Internacional Design Hotel

Internacional Design Hotel 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.

Classic elegance

Pestana Palace

Heritage Av Liberdade, A Lisbon Heritage Collection, offers 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 and plenty of natural light. Close to the main sights and shops, yet offering an air of quiet luxury.

Pousada de Lisboa is 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.

Hotel Avenida Palace offers a taste of old world Lisbon in this classical Five Star hotel. Elegant rooms and suites have luxurious fabrics and wallpapers. A great choice for families, couples and business visitors.

Pestana Palace is an opulent extravaganza of stained glass, parquet floors, stucco work and painted rococo ceilings set in a 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.

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

Verride Palacio Santa Catarina is 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.

Lapa Palace is a stunning 19th Century Palace, turned luxurious hotel, in Lisbon's most exclusive neighbourhood. 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.

Contemporary style

The Lisboans

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 offering an unbeatable location.

The Lisboans is an 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.

Bairro Alto Hotel is a 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.

Great location

The Lumiares

The Lumiares is a 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.

Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade is 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.

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!

Hip design

Memmo Alfama

Memmo Alfama is tucked away in the higgledy-piggledy streets of Alfama, the city’s most atmospheric district. 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.

Casa Fortuna is an 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.

Spa break

Altis Belem Hotel and Spa

Four Seasons Hotel Ritz 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, unrivalled spa and leafy gardens.

Altis Belem Hotel & Spa is a swish and modern luxury hotel 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!

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  • Internacional Design Hotel Lisbon 55 rooms from £121

    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

    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. See More

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  • Heritage Av Liberdade, a Lisbon Heritage Collection Lisbon 42 rooms from £172

    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

    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. See More

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  • Pousada de Lisboa Lisbon (Santa Maria Maior) 90 rooms from £256

    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

    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. See More

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  • Hotel Avenida Palace Lisbon 82 rooms from £132

    Sights nearby  -  Set in the centre of the city close to both Bairro Alto and Chaido districts.
    Families  -  A great central location with large suites which are perfect for families.
    City Style  -  This is a city stay with luxury and traditional style.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  CN Traveller

    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. See More

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  • Pestana Palace Lisbon 190 rooms from £173

    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

    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. See More

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  • AlmaLusa Lisbon 28 rooms from £196

    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

    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. See More

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  • Verride Palacio Santa Catarina Lisbon (1200-401) 19 rooms from £259

    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

    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. See More

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  • Lapa Palace Lisbon 109 rooms from £278

    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

    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. See More

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  • Bairro Alto Hotel Lisbon (Bairro Alto) 55 rooms from £282

    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

    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. See More

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  • 9 Mercy Lisbon 47 rooms from £228

    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

    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. See More

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  • The Lisboans Lisbon 15 rooms from £278

    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

    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. See More

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  • The Lumiares Lisbon (Misericordia) 53 rooms from £156

    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

    Occupying a beautifully renovated 18th-century palace set on an old cobblestone street in the lively Barrio Alto district, this boutique hotel offers chic, mini-apartment style rooms, a restaurant, rooftop bar, gym and spa, and is easy walking distance from the city’s main attractions. See More

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  • Memmo Alfama Lisbon 42 rooms from £246

    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

    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. See More

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  • Memmo Principe Reale Lisbon 41 rooms from £270

    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

    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! See More

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  • Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade Lisbon 171 rooms from £187

    Local exploring  -  This hotel couldn't be more centrally located, set right on Avenida da Liberdade, offering easy access to the city's main sights
    Families  -  Interconnecting rooms are available and babysitting services can be arranged
    Great walks  -  Wander through the medieval alleyways of Alfama
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Frommers

    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. See More

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  • Casa Fortunato Lisbon (1070-170 Lisboa) 9 rooms from £265

    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

    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. See More

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  • Altis Belem Hotel & Spa Lisbon 50 rooms from £139

    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

    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! See More

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  • Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon 282 rooms from £542

    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

    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. See More

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Written by Katie Harris

posted Saturday, 27th July 2019