Lisbon; home to some of the most beautiful streets, thriving restaurants and now best hotels. The city has been through a major boom in the last 10 years, with travellers shunning more classic European city breaks in favour of staying somewhere that offers beauty, culture and fun. The best addresses are dotted throughout the city – from those whose USP is the location to something a little more focused on taking things at a slower pace.
Whether your focus is cramming as much as possible into 72 hours or taking your time to discover little-known parts of the city away from the crowds, Lisbon’s creative scene is more thriving than ever before. In no particular order, this is our selection of the best hotels in Lisbon – including the latest openings and revamped places to stay. For a private stay, see our guide to the best Airbnbs in Lisbon.
What is the best part of Lisbon to stay in?
Some of our favourite addresses are in Bairro Alto, a charming and buzzing bohemian neighbourhood with cobbled streets and vibrantly coloured houses. This is the ideal area to stay and soak up the city's foodie and nightlife scene. One standout spot is The Bairro Alto Hotel, a boutique stay beloved for its hard-to-beat location and outdoor dining restaurant BAHR – one of the best restaurants in Lisbon. Another great area is Alfama, one of Lisbon's oldest neighbourhoods, where winding lanes are flanked by beautifully tiled palaces and dotted with shady squares lined with fragrant orange trees. It's also where you'll find hotels Memmo Alfama and Santiago de Alfama.