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.