15 Best Boutique Hotels in Lisbon

Many travelers prefer to book a stay in a boutique hotel when they visit Lisbon for a more intimate and cozy stay. 

The capital’s upscale boutique hotels offer a wide range of experiences, from adorable guesthouse stays to 5-star accommodations. They are located in the historic neighborhoods, the city center and in the cultural riverside district of Belém. 

What is guaranteed is that despite where you stay, a small and accommodating hotel will be provided. We have created this list to help you discover the best boutique hotels in Lisbon.  Knowing their different details, services, amenities and common guest reviews will help you to determine the right match for your vacation. 

1. Alma Lusa Baixa, Chiado

Appropriately translated as “Portuguese soul,” the 18th century Pombaline style Alma Lusa hotel is for those who like a fine taste of history. Built in the thriving and vibrant neighborhood of Chiado, it enjoys a charming location across from city hall. 

Like much of Lisbon, it was constructed after the great earthquake of 1755 which destroyed the city. Although the building has been restored, it maintains a feeling of authenticity. The decor is earthy, featuring rustic touches such as distressed wood and leather, exposed iron detailing and stone walls. Through these details they make one feel as if they are connected to the past of Portuguese culture. 

All rooms are unique and have been planned and decorated differently. Ask for a room that faces the main plaza out front and witness the fun unfold as the sun goes down or watch the iconic yellow trams ramble by. This boutique hotel is often a favorite with younger travelers. 

2. Bairro Alto Hotel in Lisbon

Known as one of the first boutique hotels in Lisbon, the Bairro Alto Hotel is alive with energy. Situated in the blended streets of Bairro Alto and Chiado, it finds itself in neighborhoods famous for nightlife, dining and shopping which thrive late into the night. Guests often comment that one of the best parts about the hotel is that you can be smack dab in the middle of the city’s vibrant scene, yet the hotel is well soundproofed and a good night's sleep is guaranteed. 

All rooms are unique and luxurious, but from an insider's tip, request room 401 when possible, a room with a Portuguese twist on Feng Shui.  The restaurant features a menu from the famous Portuguese chef Nuno Mendes and has incredible dishes which highlight the Portuguese cuisine in a contemporary light.

3. Casa Chafariz in Lisbon

Guests often remark that one of the most appealing aspects of the contemporary Casa Chafariz, a property belonging to Hermitage Castelo, is that it is located in the quaint local neighborhood of Santos. The up-and-coming neighborhood features an assortment of fun bars, foreign food eateries that are vegan and vegetarian friendly and galleries in renovated spaces. 

These serviced sleek apartments were recently renovated and view the beautiful plaza and baroque fountain below. Casa Chafariz maintains  many traditional Portuguese architectural features, such as exposed wooden beams and ceilings with decorative medallions. Their architectural details are examples of luxury and class. Each apartment has a kitchen with basic cooking appliances and dishwasher, which make staying in for a romantic dinner an enticing option.

Head down to the concierge and ask for help with just about anything and they will be more than willing to assist. The host is readily available and can arrange airport and luggage transfers. And last but not least, the building is so astounding it has been classified as a National Monument.

4. Le Consulat in Lisbon

Book a reservation at Le Consulat and have the opportunity to stay in a boutique hotel that was the Brazilian consulate for over a century.

With less than twenty rooms, this historic Pombaline hotel in the center of lively Chiado suits travelers who want intimacy and convenience. The rooms and suites have all been hand decorated with art chosen by local gallery curators. 

Stand on one of the terraces and look out over Praça de Camões, a beloved gathering place for locals and tourists. Head downstairs and enjoy a famous pastel de nata at Manteigaria, one of Lisbon's most famous bakeries. 

For nightlife check out their in-house bar Rove, which has been described as “between urban surf culture, gastronomy and art.”

5. Flora Chiado Apartments in Lisbon

Enjoy a stay in the cultural center of the Chiado neighborhood. Only seconds away from luxury shopping, theaters, more restaurants than you can choose from and adorable bakeries, there is no shortage of things to do outside the hotel. Flora Chiado Apartments has consistently received exceptional reviews from previous and repeat guests.

The Flora Chiado apartments are impressively trendy while still maintaining tradition. The heritage building underwent extensive renovations but kept its authentic decorations, such as the endearing high ceilings with traditional azulejos, local art and funky one off pieces of furniture. Be sure to request an apartment with a terrace and enjoy the beautiful views of Lisbon. 

6. Hotel da Estrela in Lisbon

One of the few lodging accommodations in the upscale and quiet neighborhood of Estrela, the Hotel da Estrela is housed in the former Condes de Paraty palace. The hotel, classified as one of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, features a private lush garden with a large fountain to sit by.

The boutique Hotel da Estrela is for those looking to stay in a local and calm area. Here you won't find any of the hustle and bustle transportation or bar noise of the city. Only a few minutes walk from one of the most magical gardens in Lisbon, Jardim Estrela, as well as the Estrela Basilica, this area is for those who want to see the other side of Lisbon’s culture, away from the tourist hotspots. 

Choose from a room or suite and enjoy the in-house restaurant which serves Portuguese fusion dishes.  The electric trams pass by out front, making reaching the city center as easy as can be. 

7. H10 Duque de Loule Hotel in Lisbon

The historic building which houses the H10 Duque de Loule hotel has been rated as a 4-star accommodation. The superior service by the staff is sure to impress any guests and the modern twist on what is traditional decoration gives the hotel a fun and funky feeling. Get ready for boldly patterned floors, murals that stretch to the ceiling, statement piece furniture and light filled rooms. There are a variety of room sizes to choose from, all offering a different design and setup. The tiles on display were made specifically for the hotel. 

Grab a bite in the Azul e Branco restaurant or a drink on the rooftop bar, Limao, where you can admire the Tagus Estuary. This hotel also has on site parking and electric vehicle charging stations. 

8. The Independente Hotel in Lisbon

This half hostel half boutique hotel is the perfect option for travelers who are looking for budget friendly options.

Situated between Bairro Alto and Príncipe Real, The Independente offers cozy rooms, comfortable beds and decorations that are both witty and endearing. The hotel has an artsy vibe which lends to the social environment created by its hostel half.

Guests agree that this is a great place to meet others while in Lisbon as there are various activities and Lisbon explorations organized by hostel owners. Each floor also has its own communal space for people to sit and chat and relax with a beer. For a bit more socialization, head to their rooftop bar and restaurant, Insólito.

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Don't be fooled by the simple facade of the Inspira Liberdade Boutique Hotel. Beyond the front walls is a building full of personality.

The hotel takes a green initiative whenever they can in regard to using recycled materials in the architecture, sustainable products in the room and biodegradable amenities. The restaurant features fresh and healthy options from local suppliers. All rooms have been carefully planned taking into consideration a minimalist approach and a Feng-shui design.

Inspira has become a favorite with the LGBTQ community and has a staff that is consistently warm and welcoming. 

10. Jardin da Lapa Boutique Hotel by Shiadu

The Jardin da Lapa Boutique Hotel offers guests an intimate stay in the attractive neighborhood, Lapa. Home to consulates and embassies, it carries a highly respected reputation and sits on the electric tram line, making it easy to reach all of Lisbon’s biggest sights. 

The coral colored boutique hotel is modern and has an overwhelming feel of warmth and light.  Many of the rooms open to the pool and have garden balconies where you can soak in the sun. It's a great stay for families as they can accommodate larger groups and have private parking on site. 

The pool is set beside a beautiful garden that offers a peaceful and quiet escape. The sparkling clean pool is heated almost year round, so guests can enjoy it whenever they come. When you see it, you will understand why guests have given this location a superb rating!

11. LX Boutique Hotel

A stay at the trendy LX Boutique Hotel puts visitors right in the center of Cais do Sodré. Surrounded by hip bars, lively clubs and only a moment's walk from all major transportation lines, this setting is ideal. 

In recent years the neighborhood underwent a massive renovation, bringing new life into what was once most abandoned. Now, this 18th century building, complete with forty-five rooms, has an important spot as a widely sought out accommodation. 

What makes the LX Boutique Hotel special is the way it's been decorated. Each floor carries its own theme based on something from Lisbon's character, whether its Fado or the famous writer, Fernando Pessoa. The hotel can be best described as artsy, urban and stylish, popular with a younger crowd. It represents the changing face of Lisbon and the younger travelers that are being attracted to the city. It is a symbol of the new energy that is driving the capital to become one of the most popular destinations in Europe.

Their in-house restaurant Confraria serves amazing sushi and Japanese nibbles, offering a change of pace from much of the Portuguese seafood dishes you'll find during your stay. 

Memmo Alfama is perfectly integrated into the small but quaint and winding streets of the Alfama neighborhood. The historic district  is a sea of warm colored terracotta topped buildings, traditional taverns and overflowing bougenvilla. Memmo was the first boutique hotel in Alfama and was so popular that it found a place on the list of the 48 Best Urban Hotels in the World

Before becoming a hotel, the 19th century building previously functioned as a shoe factory. Today it has had a modern renovation but still features stone walls, rustic textiles, and chunky yet charming wooden furniture. Although it is simple, the decor is authentic and makes one feel as if they are in a home away from home. 

Of all the features that make Memmo Alfama impressive, it is the terrace with rooftop pool that stands above the rest. The red-tiled pool offers the perfect spot to relax and look out at the Tagus River and city, a view truly mesmerizing.  With 24 hour reception and an amazing breakfast buffet of the freshest foods, a great stay is promised. 

→  Alfama is full of secrets and stories, best discovered with the audio-guide Taste of Alfama tour. Listen to a local resident explain the history and culinary culture of Alfama and Portugal and get access to discounts and insider tips with YourMobileGuide. 

13. Tandem Palacio Alfama Suites

The Tandem Palacio Alfama Suites is truly a location for those who want the experience of feeling as if they stayed in a home. The quaint property is made up of a few bright and modern apartments which face an outdoor garden and pool.

Aside from the down to earth decor, its incredible location puts guests in the center of the historic Alfama neighborhood. Lounge by the pool and soak in the view of the dome of the National Pantheon.

The spacious apartment suites are fitted with their own kitchens, laundry machines and relaxation common areas, making it a great stay for those who want to cook some meals at “home” or enjoy a vacation with a family in Lisbon

14. Torel Palace

For an unforgettable vacation in a boutique hotel, booking a  night at the Torel Palace is a must. The 20th century hotel is formed by two connecting mansions with decor of decadent chandeliers, fairytale-like balconies and enchanting period furniture. 

The rooms take their names from Portuguese kings and queens and the attention to detail from the staff will make you feel as if you’re royalty as well. Not familiar with Portuguese royalty? No problem; each room has cheatsheet cards with interesting facts and stories about the country’s past. Brush up on your history before heading to the Lisbon Cathedral and São Jorge Castle, located in the same neighborhood.

Embrace a slow afternoon poolside in the garden, where the terrace is dotted with luxurious cabanas. From here, and pretty much anywhere on the hotel grounds, you can enjoy a spectacular view of Lisbon.

15. Pessoa Hotel

Step inside the Pessoa Hotel and discover what it was about the famous writer that inspired the designers. Located in Chiado, one of the most popular areas of Lisbon, the Pessoa Hotel is a short stroll away from one of Pessoa’s former homes. The panoramic bar, Mensagen, was even inspired by his book Message.

This hotel is perfect for those who are in the mood to walk. The top sights of Lisbon can be reached on foot and its location allows guests to pop in and out throughout the day as they sightsee. The hotel guest services even offers a walking tour which retraces the literary spots that are featured in his novels, allowing you to discover the capital and its literature hand in hand. Understand the passion and immense love held for Lisbon through Pessoa’s eyes.

The hotel aims to “offer guests with unforgettable experiences about one of the most brilliant minds in Portuguese literature.'' In the on site library there are often poetry gatherings and readings. 

That wraps up our list of the top boutique hotels in Lisbon. When planning your stay to the sunshine capital we suggest consulting our 3 Day Guide to Lisbon for ideas. 

Let us know where you stayed, what you found helpful and any other recommendations you have for visitors to Lisbon!

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