There is only one word to describe Lisbon and that is beautiful. This is a stunning town with gorgeous architecture around every corner. It therefore stands to reason that the city boasts a number of beautifully designed hotels. From palatial old houses to modern structures, this town has it all. It’s time to get planning. Take a look at our Lisbon travel guide and get booking one of the most beautifully designed hotels in Lisbon.
Belem is just a few kilometers from Lisbon’s city center. It is most famous for the Pastel del Nata – or Portuguese custard tart. The original is thought to come from Belem and the original shop, Fábrica de Pastéis de Belém, always has queues around the corner. Belem is more chilled out than Lisbon and has some impressive attractions of its own including the Jeronimos monastery and Belem tower. Plus, it’s just a quick tram ride into Lisbon city center. See more of this area with our Fado by night experience.
Pestana Palace, Belem
The Pestana Palace Lisboa is simply stunning. The hotel is a 19th-century palace with gorgeous gardens and two swimming pools. The rooms are like a step back in time (but with all modern amenities of course) with antique style wallpaper, art and furnishings.
Rua Jau, 54, Belem, Lisbon
Altis Belem Hotel & Spa
A striking modernist structure houses the Altis Belem Hotel & Spa right on Belem’s riverfront. Each of the striking rooms feature floor to ceiling glass windows, some with unrivalled views across the river Tagus. You can watch the sunset from the comfort of your very own terrace, eat magnificently well in the restaurant or treat yourself at the spa. Luxurious hotels don’t get much better than this.
Doca Do Bom Sucesso, Belem, Lisboa
Barrio Alto and City Center
If you want to be in the thick of it, Lisbon’s Barrio Alto is the neighborhood for you. Famous for its bar and restaurant scene, the Barrio Alto is the best place for those who like to socialize and be part of the action. Many of Lisbon’s attractions can be found in this central neighborhood, making it a perfect place to base yourself. You can explore it with our insider Lisbon city tour.
H10 Duque De Loule
The H10 Duque De Loule is a boutique hotel in the heart of Lisbon. It features a masterful fusion of traditional Portuguese decor with modern flair. We love the bright, spacious modern rooms. But the rooftop bar is the real feature of this hotel. The bar opens out onto a large terrace with stunning views over Lisbon and the Tagus river. It’s a perfect spot for a sundowner before heading out to Lisbon’s fantastic nightlife.
Avenida Duque De Loule 81-83, Avenida Da Liberdade, Lisbon
The Lumiares Hotel & Spa
The Lumiares Hotel & Spa is a homage to Portuguese design. They employed many local designers, brands and artists to decorate this former palace in the bustling Barrio Alto. The hotel drips with character and charm, from its eclectic furnishings to the rooftop bar and restaurant. And if you like your independence, you’ll love that the hotel also houses fully equipped apartments too.
R. Do Diario De Noticias 142, Lisbon
Brown’s Boutique Hotel
The small Browns Boutique Hotel is an art lover’s heaven. The spaces are covered with one of a kind artworks, from ceiling to floor. The rooms are each individually decorated with beautiful wall coverings. And the old-world bistro, with its wood paneled walls and large street terrace is the perfect spot for an informal lunch, dinner and drink.
Rua Da Vitória, 88, Baixa-Alfama-Rossio, Lisbon
The One Palacio da Anunciada
If you like history, you’ll love The One Palacio da Anunciada. Its heritage dates back to the 16th century, set right in the heart of Lisbon’s old town. The hotel itself is stunning inside and out. There’s a rooftop pool, a palatial dining room and serene outdoor terraces to take breakfast, lunch and dinner. Or head to the circular wine bar with large patio doors out onto the terrace. The rooms themselves are clean and modern with calming grey and cream tones.
Rua Das Portas De Santo Antao, 112-134, Avenida Da Liberdade, Lisbon
Brown’s Central Hotel
Brown’s Central Hotel is situated in a traditional house, right in the center of Lisbon. But it’s anything but stuffy. The furnishings are modern, trendy and bright. And the bar has gone for a speakeasy theme, with great cocktails on hand day and night. It’s quirky, it’s unique and its location can’t be beaten.
Rua Da Assunção 75 (Car Access Rua Dos Sapateiros), Baixa-Alfama-Rossio, Lisbon
Esqina Cosmopolitan Lodge
The Esqina Cosmopolitan Lodge is a concept hotel with art, life and soul at the heart. The rooms are each individually designed in bright tones some with beautifully designed Portuguese tiling. There is a fantastic cocktail bar to while away a few hours and a courtyard to take breakfast. Everything. is done with comfort, style and design in mind.
Rua Da Madalena, 195, Baixa-Alfama-Rossio, Lisbon
Little known to most tourists is Principe Real in the northern part of Lisbon. Its wide boulevards and green spaces make it a little more chilled out than the Barrio Alto or Alfama, yet still accessible to the heart of Lisbon. The district is famous for shopping, so if you like to shop for Portuguese fashion, crafts and arts, this is the neighborhood for you.
Memmo Principe Real
The Memmo Principe Real is a haven in Lisbon’s Principe Real quarter. The hotel sits on a hill and thus offers wonderful views across Lisbon’s terracotta rooftops. It’s a contemporary hotel complete with neutral toned rooms, an outdoor pool and modern restaurant. The area itself is one of the most up and coming in Lisbon, particularly if you’re fond of shopping, You can find out more about shopping in Principe Real in our Lisbon Design Guide.
Rua D Pedro V 56 J, Lisbon
On the eastern side of Lisbon, you’ll find Alfama. A colorful barrio set on the side of one of Lisbon’s 7 hills. The neighborhood is full of small traditional restaurants, up and coming cafes and bars and beautiful views across the estuary. Still central but less well known than the Barrio Alto, Alfama is perfect for those who look for a laid back vibe.
The location of Memmo Alfama hotel couldn’t be much better. Alfama is Lisbon’s oldest and most characterful neighborhood. They’ve gone simple and stylish in the decor with neutral tones in the bedroom, elegant furniture and relaxing vibes in the common spaces. But it’s the terrace which is the main attraction of this hotel. A rooftop space with wide vistas across the river Tagus complete with an infinity pool. The sunrises and sunsets up there are like nothing else.
Travessa Merceeiras 27, Lisbon
Beautiful Design in Lisbon
These are just a selection of our hand-picked Lisbon hotels, be sure to check them all out. You’ll need to be well-rested before taking a tour with us. But don’t forget, Lisbon can be just the start of your Portuguese travel adventure; there are plenty of activities and things to see just outside the city limits. Whether its food, culture, history or wine you’re interested in, this corner of Portugal has it all.