The best hotels in Lisbon with a rooftop terrace

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Lisbon's hillside position, its beautiful coloured houses with red-tiled roofs and, of course, its ocean views make choosing a hotel from which to enjoy these vistas a bit of a no-brainer. For those in search of a front-line view of the sea, picking a location such as Bairro Alto or Alfama is a good choice. Alternatively, Avenida da Liberdade's higher position allows for views of the whole city as well as easy access to the shops and sights. Our collection of the best hotels in Lisbon with a rooftop terrace include charming traditional properties or cool contemporary stays complete with a terrace pool or bar.

The best hotels in Lisbon with a rooftop terrace

Boutique

Bairro Alto Hotel

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.

Traditional

As Janelas Verdes

As Janelas Verdes, A Lisbon Heritage Collection, is 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.

Hotel Lisboa Plaza, A Lisbon Heritage Collection, is a charming traditional-style hotel in the historic centre of Lisbon. Old world charm, elegant sun-flooded rooms, and a 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.

Rooftop Bar

The Lumiares

The Independente Suites and Terrace offers 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.

The Lumiares 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.

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.

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.

Rooftop Swimming Pool

Memmo Alfama

Memmo Alfama is 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 a rooftop pool and stunning views. Bright white and cream rooms and suites have wooden floors, clean lines, and private balconies.

Torel Palace comprises of two elegant townhouses joining 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.

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  • As Janelas Verdes, a Lisbon Heritage Collection 29 rooms from £192

    Lisbon

    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

    Lisbon

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Independente Suites and Terrace 22 rooms from £112

    Lisbon

    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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  • 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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  • 9 Mercy 47 rooms from £231

    Lisbon

    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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  • 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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  • Memmo Alfama 42 rooms from £248

    Lisbon

    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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Written by Katie Harris

posted Wednesday, 24th July 2019