Romantic Hotels in Lisbon: The Loveliest Places to Stay



Feeling flirty and frivolous? Looking for somewhere to pop the question, enjoy a honeymoon, toast an anniversary, celebrate a special occasion or simply relax and unwind with your other half? There are a number of truly romantic hotels in Lisbon that offer a mix of modern or historic accommodation options, special places to stay for those seeking memorable moments in the Portuguese capital. Its original antique décor lends Palacete Chafariz D’El Rei near Alfama a traditional air, but if you’re after more contemporary lodgings head along the Lisbon coast to the funky Farol Design Hotel. In contrast, the nearby Pousada de Cascais and Fortaleza do Guincho offer guests an upscale stay in a sea fort environment. In fact, all three are set close to the ocean. Out of the city in Sintra the opulent Tivoli Palacio de Seteais reigns over one of the most romantic landscapes in Portugal. Meanwhile back in the capital, another regal building, Palacio Belmonte, holds court in the Castelo district. Close by is the discreet boutique property, Solar do Castelo and the equally delightful Solar dos Mouros. Hidden away in the winding streets of Alfama is the chic Memmo Alfama, currently the only hotel situated in this ancient Lisbon neighbourhood. And over in the west of the city, in the trendy Santos district, is York House, a former monastery that peeps out from behind high, 17th-century walls.


Look out for the chunky sky blue walls that enclose York House otherwise you could walk straight past the entrance. Discreetly tucked away in one of the city's quieter neighbourhoods, this boutique hotel has been receiving guests since 1880....  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


The bright and vivacious interior of this snug bed and breakfast hideaway is the result of the creative flair of Portuguese abstract artist Luis Santos, who in fact owns the property. His eye for design has seen each room decorated in a unique...  Read More


A favourite haunt of honeymooners and others seeking a romantic city getaway, this charming 14-bedroom boutique property is unique in that it's the only hotel located within the walls of Castelo de São Jorge. The 18th-century building was...  Read More


With its film-set looks and history book heritage, Palácio Belmonte is one of the most distinguished hotel properties in Lisbon – and one of the least conspicuous. Sections of the edifice date from 1449, built around towers constructed in 123...  Read More


Set at the foot of the Sintra hills in beautifully manicured grounds, Seteias Palace is quite simply one of the most romantic hotel properties in the Lisbon area. Sintra itself was the favorite retreat for the kings of Portugal and the old town...  Read More


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Outside the City

Perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the magnificent Guincho beach is Fortlaleza do Guincho, a former 17th-century military garrison that's now one of the most prestigious and enticing hotel properties in the Lisbon area. Accommodation is...  Read More


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Outside the City

Fashioned out of the landmark Cascais Citadel, an impressive 16th-century fortress complex overlooking the marina, this stunning pousada is composed of 126 modish and streamlined bedrooms and suites housed in the various wings that constitute...  Read More


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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




Sited on the edge of Lisbon's picturesque Alfama district and overlooking the River Tagus, this extraordinary boutique B&B property is one of the most charming and beguiling hotels in the city. Combining neo-classical design elements with art...  Read More


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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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