Boutique Hotels in Lisbon: Where to Stay in Wonderful Bijou Boltholes.

Boutique hotels in Lisbon represent an outstanding choice of accommodation, anything from historic bijou boltholes to some of the most modern and contemporary four- and five-star properties in the city. The recently inaugurated 19-room Hotel Santiago de Alfama, sited near Lisbon’s oldest quarter, is fashioned out of a former 15th-century palace but its interior is modern and minimalist. Another new property, Behotelisboa also enjoys a contemporary design that’s wrapped in an historic façade. The achingly cool Memmo Alfama Hotel is currently the only hotel sited within the boundaries of Lisbon’s venerable Alfama quarter. Likewise, Solar do Castelo, once a grand mansion, is the only hotel set inside the walls of the city’s landmark castle. Back down in the Baixa (downtown) neighbourhood is the cozy and chic Brown’s Boutique Hotel & Apartments, which is not too far away from the popular Bairro Alto Hotel in Chiado, distinguished by its classical design. Again in keeping with maintaining historic façades, Mercy Hotel (named after the street it’s situated in) is also constructed out of the original façade. The interior, however, reflects a thoroughly modern makeover. Making a difference is the newly opened Hotel Convento de Salvador, a trendy place to stay but one that also promotes socio-economic issues. Visitors to Lisbon should also consider a stay at the super cool Lisboa Carmo Hotel, which overlooks a leafy square in Chiado. And if you want to explore out of town, check in to fashionable Farol Design Hotel in Cascais.  

Outside the City

Seemingly sculptured out of a rocky bluff on the outskirts of Cascais, this remarkable oceanfront hotel commands one of the most enviable and romantic locations on the Lisbon coast. Converted in part from a 19th-century nobleman's residence and...  Read More

Attention to detail is an outstanding hallmark of this graceful four-star boutique bolthole. Fashioned out of a grand old townhouse, the and sited overlooking pretty Largo do Carmo in Lisbon's upmarket Chiado district, the hotel effortlessly...  Read More

One of Lisbon's oldest former convent buildings has been turned into a smart and beguiling boutique property that markets itself, in part, towards families and those of reduced mobility. The hotel is also a pioneer in socio-economic projects...  Read More

A privileged position in the heart of Lisbon's upmarket Chiado neighbourhood together with its enviable five-star amenities has won this swanky five-star boutique option a string of plaudits and enthusiastic recommendations. The 47 rooms and...  Read More

This elegant 55-room-and-suite boutique hotel property is a favourite city-break option and an ideal base from which to explore Lisbon's elegant Chiado district and Bairro Alto, its racy neighbour. Enjoying a prime position overlooking one of...  Read More

Solar do Castelo is unique. It is the only hotel located within the walls of Castelo de São Jorge, and the location is simply unbeatable. This charming 14-bedroom boutique property began life as an 18th-century mansion, itself constructed on...  Read More

The stylish and contemporary four-star Memmo Alfama is currently the only hotel property situated within the city's ancient Alfama neighbourhood. This charm filled boutique bed & breakfast, beautifully converted from a townhouse, is tucked...  Read More

Some of the 39 ensuite units of this conveniently located boutique hotel are fashioned within its loft, making the so-called Mansard rooms mush sought after for their quirky interior design and singular character. Actually, every room radiates a...  Read More

The hallowed shell of a 15th-century palace, Palacio dos Castros, now encloses one of Lisbon's most alluring boutique hideaways – Hotel Santiago de Alfama. Worthy of its five-stars, this attractive 19-room property is located on the edge of...  Read More


Meet Paul Bernhardt

Paul Bernhardt cut his teeth as a press photographer in England before leaving the UK to settle in Portugal, where he has lived for over a decade, and where he started to focus on more...  More About Paul
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