There’s no denying it: Lisbon is having a moment. The City of Seven Hills has some of the best weather, abundant seafood, and tons of cute, design-centric hotels at a reasonable price point. We asked the Portuguese sisters behind travel website JO&SO, our go-to resource for hotel recommendations in Portugal, for a list of their favorite boutique spots in Lisbon.
This hotel is perfect for couples.
Atmosphere: The first boutique hotel in the city’s oldest neighborhood has 42 bright, airy rooms that feel like a mash-up of contemporary Scandinavian and Portuguese styles.
Perks: A rooftop terrace with a red infinity plunge pool and glorious views over Alfama’s rooftops and the Tagus River.
This hotel is perfect for hip travelers.
Atmosphere: A new spot set in a gorgeous building (circa1908) in the most up-and-coming and multicultural part of town.
Perks: The hotel is also a gallery featuring pieces by contemporary Portuguese artists Vanessa Teodoro, Bordallo II, David Oliveira, and Irmãos Marques.
Santa Clara 1728
This hotel is perfect for architects and designers.
Atmosphere: Serene design by local architect Manuel Aires Mateus. The setting is a refurbished 18th-century building offering six spacious rooms, a communal dining table, and a secluded garden.
Perks: On the hotel’s doorstep you’ll find the legendary flea market Feira da Ladra, which is open every Tuesday and Saturday.
Memmo Príncipe Real
Neighborhood: Príncipe Real
This hotel is perfect for luxury lovers.
Atmosphere: A recently opened 5-star boutique hotel in Lisbon’s trendiest neighborhood doubles as a secret sightseeing spot — the city views are breathtaking. From the same owners of the amazing Memmo Alfama.
Perks: The neighborhood remains a residential district filled with gardens, a couple of the city's most tranquil squares, and colorful mansions.
Casa das Janelas com Vista
Neighborhood: Bairro Alto
This hotel is perfect for those looking for a homey vibe.
Atmosphere: A beautiful B&B on a peaceful street in one of the city's hippest neighborhoods has superb views.
Perks: Very cool and cozy open living room and kitchen.
Neighborhood: Avenida da Liberdade
This hotel is perfect for boutique shopping enthusiasts.
Atmosphere: 5-star, decorated in warm colors, on the upscale Avenida da Liberdade. There is an inviting patio and small swimming pool.
Perks: Locals hangout here for brunch at the patio or at the bar for after-work cocktails.
Neighborhood: Príncipe Real
This hotel is perfect for Scandi design enthusiasts.
Atmosphere: A boutique guesthouse with only five rooms overlooking a charming little park in trendy Principe Real.
Perks: A small but might library of books and magazines.
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