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 wonderfully evocative 19-room Hotel Santiago de Alfama, sited near Lisbon’s oldest quarter, is fashioned out of a former 15th-century palace. Its interior, however, is strikingly modern and minimalist. Also wrapped in an historic façade but revealing a contemporary soul is the appealing behotelisboa. The achingly cool Memmo Alfama Hotel is sited within the boundaries of Lisbon’s venerable Alfama quarter. Not far away is the lovely Solar do Castelo, once the home of a nobleman and the only hotel set inside the walls of the city’s landmark castle. Over in Chiado is the ever-popular Bairro Alto Hotel in Chiado, distinguished by its classical design and which overlooks one of the city’s most picturesque squares. Similarly, the eye-catching 9Hotel Mercy (named after the street it’s situated in) shines under the spotlight of a 19th-century façade. Another boutique hotel property known for its architectural clout is the charming 1930s Hotel Britania, an art deco gem. The super cool Lisboa Carmo Hotel stands over the leafy Largo do Carmo in one of the city’s most fashionable districts while the Turim Terreiro do Paço Hotel sits near the capital’s grandest square. And down in Cais do Sodré, known for its animated nightlife scene, is the smart LX Boutique Hotel, another great base from which to explore the Portuguese capital. 

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The five floors of this smart boutique property are individually decorated in soft pastel hues. The bedrooms occupy four floors and are branded Xssential (backstreet views), Xpanded (city views), Xecutive (riverfront views) and Xplendid, a...  Read More



Located in the heart of Lisbon's lively Baixa (downtown) district, this attractive and modern accommodation option is sited within walking distance of several city sights, places to see like the cathedral and Arco da Rua Augusta. A variety of...  Read More



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



Modernist architect Cassiano Branco (1897-1970) designed this handsome boutique hotel property during the 1940s and Britania is regarded as one of the finest examples of late art deco style in Lisbon. Located in a quiet backstreet that runs...  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 sited within the city's ancient Alfama neighbourhood. This charm-filled boutique bed and breakfast, beautifully converted from a townhouse, is tucked away in a quiet side street not too far...  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 much 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, Palácio 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...  Read More


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