Where to Stay in Lisbon: Bed and Breakfast Options in Portugal's Capital

The choice of bed and breakfast in Lisbon is extensive. In fact, B&B options provide visitors to Portugal’s capital with a diverse range of accommodation, anything from inexpensive guesthouses to stylish boutique properties. For example, Casa do Patio Bed & Breakfast in the city’s Bairro Alto district is fashioned out of traditional Portuguese townhouse and exudes a charming rustic ambiance. Similarly, the colourful interior design that characterizes Solar Dos Mouros Hotel Lisbon in Alfama reflects the owner’s passion for local art and culture. Over in Lisbon’s Principe Real quarter is Pensão Londres, a charming reminder of yesteryear with its noble architecture and ironwork balconies. Across town, the Sete Colinas guesthouse is a popular B&B and handy for exploring the culturally diverse Martim Moniz area. As its name suggests, Botânico Hotel is located near Lisbon’s botanical gardens and represents great value for a three-star. For something a little different, check out Lavra Guesthouse – i­t’s been converted from an 18th-century palace! The centrally located Pensão Nova Goa sits towards the budget end of where to stay in Lisbon and has won plaudits from travellers for its high level of hospitality. Likewise, super friendly Residencial Florescente Lisbon is know for its impeccable guest service and snazzy décor. The no-nonsense Hotel Dom Afonso Henriques (or DAH) is a safe bet for seeking a wallet-friendly B&B within shouting distance of the city centre while the bright and breezy Lisbon Dreams Guesthouse is more contemporary in looks and works perfectly as a handy mid-town bolthole. 





Located on the first floor of a renovated mustard-hued townhouse near Marqu??s de Pombal, this modern and brightly decorated bed and breakfast is set under high ceilings and interconnecting internal patios that help accentuate the sense of...  Read More

Re-branded as Hotel DAH after an extensive makeover, this hotel has two stars but deserves another such is its elegant and contemporary interior, upscale accommodation and guest amenities. The 39 ensuite rooms are stylishly furnished and...  Read More

The homely ambiance and unbeatable location of this friendly bed and breakfast has put it firmly on the tourist map. Florescente's guest service and excellent value for money also makes it one of the best downtown options. Located in a...  Read More

Smack bang in the middle of everything is this no-nonsense budget abode with its 42 rooms, all with private bathroom, satellite TV and air-conditioning. A recent makeover has left the exterior gleaming and while the interior is rather...  Read More

You don't often get the chance to sleep in an historic building, but that's exactly what this charming guesthouse provides. It's housed in the 18th-century Palacete dos Le?--es Dourados (Palace of Golden Lions), a former monastery. The solid...  Read More

Named after its proximity to the city's Jardim Botânico, this 30-room 3-star choice is a useful option for those wishing to explore nearby Bairro Alto and Principe Real, districts known for their nightlife, and who don't mind a bit of a climb...  Read More

Santa Apolonia

Situated on Avenida Almirante Reis, one of the city's most interesting culturally diverse avenues, the "Seven Hills" guesthouse has won plaudits for the quality of its facilities and value for money. The ensuite rooms are well appointed and...  Read More

Bairro Alto/Principe Real

This handsome townhouse is a charming reminder of how early 20th-century Lisbon used to look like. The property is built from solid stone, with windows skirted by filigree ironwork balconies, and is a local landmark. Accommodation is set over...  Read More

When you live in a road that translates as the Miracle of Saint Anthony perhaps you should expect something special, and that's exactly what this fabulous place is. Tucked away in the middle of Alfama, Lisbon's oldest neighbourhood, this bed and...  Read More

This traditional Portuguese patio townhouse has been transformed into a delightful boutique guesthouse. The 8 rooms are designed for 2, 3 or 4 persons and are individually decorated in a fresh and contemporary manner to complement the original...  Read More


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