Romantic Hotels in Lisbon. The Loveliest Places to Stay in the City

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 several 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. Spend time in Pálacio Belmonte for a real sense of occasion plus a wonderful dining option. Likewise, the new Lumiares Hotel in Bairro Alto offers its guests a romantic interlude option in noble surroundings. Similarly, spending a night in AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado is to embrace 18th-century elegance with a sophisticated charm, and you’ll be immediately smitten with this centrally located property. Its original antique décor lends Palacete Chafariz D’El Rei near Alfama a wonderfully authentic and traditional air. Along the Lisbon coast beyond Cascais is charming Fortaleza do Guincho, which offers guests an upscale stay in a converted sea fort, replete with Michelin-star restaurant. In picturesque Castelo district there are two discreet boutique properties, Solar do Castelo and the equally enchanting Solar dos Mouros – both ideal for a romantic city break. Meanwhile, hidden away in the narrow winding lanes of Alfama, is the chic Memmo Alfama: the views from the terrace swimming pool are quite beautiful! Over in the west of the city, in the trendy Santos district, Pálacio Ramalhete guarantees its guests a peaceful and discreet stay. And back in the Santa Clara district is the wonderfully refurbished Santa Clara 1728.



Located in Lisbon's Campo de Santa Clara district and set overlooking the city's landmark Panteão Nacional is this delightful six-suite retreat. Borne out of a carefully undertaken restoration project, Santa Clara 1728 retains its original...  Read More

Cais do Sodré/Santos


A real sense of history greets guests at this noble property, parts of which date back to the 17th century. Once the home of the Dukes of Palmela and Counts of Póvoa, the building speaks of exclusive elegance and timeless romanticism and...  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

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



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



Tucked away in a corner overlooking Lisbon's splendid Praça do Munícipio is this enchanting boutique bolthole Occupying an historic 18th-century premises which used to be the city's former military arsenal but was later turned into a bank, the...  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


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