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Where to Stay in Lisbon – My Top Picks of 3, 4 & 5-Star Lisbon Hotels

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Planning a city break to Lisbon but not sure where to stay?  I’ve got ten highly rated Lisbon Hotels to help you make the most of this charming city. 


A beautiful coastal city built on seven hills, renowned for terrific sightseeing and a great food scene, it’s not surprising that Lisbon is one of Europe’s top city break destinations. However, choosing where to stay is not easy – but don’t panic! I have done all the hard work for you, and have hand-picked ten great Lisbon hotels, in various parts of the city, ranging from three to five-star.


Each area has its own unique charm and is easily accessible on foot, or by the classic old trams. The trendy Bairro Alto area is packed with al-fresco eateries and late night bars, while the medieval Alfama district offers the best sunset views over the Castelo de São Jorge. I have no doubt there are Lisbon hotels here to suit all tastes and budgets. 

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3-Star Hotels:


HF Fénix Music

This music-themed hotel is one of the top-rated three-star hotels in Lisbon. Its trendy rooftop pool, funky decor and location close to the Marques de Pombal Square, probably has something to do with that. It is also located beside the Oriente metro station which connects to Lisbon airport. This hotel receives excellent reviews on TripAdvisor and is a super choice for anyone looking for a good value hotel with a lively atmosphere.

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Lisbon Sao Bento

The centrally located São Bento Hotel has only 52 rooms. Its modern décor and super service ensure excellent reviews from guests on TripAdvisor.  This hotel offers superb value for a Lisbon city break, and they offer complimentary breakfast!




Ibis Styles Lisboa centro Marques de Pombal

Another great value option, the modern Ibis Styles Marquês de Pombal is ideally located close to Avenida da Liberdade and the Marquês de Pombal metro.  It also offers complimentary breakfast and receives excellent reviews on TripAdvisor.

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4-Star Hotels:


Hotel Lisboa Plaza

This Lisbon Heritage Collection Hotel has been owned and managed by the same Portuguese family for over 60 years. Located in the heart of the historic centre of Lisbon, this boutique-style hotel has a classic and relaxed atmosphere. Facilities include a bar, restaurant, library and a fitness room. Highly rated on TripAdvisor, this is sure to please those looking for a traditional hotel in central Lisbon.

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PortoBay Marquês

The PortoBay Marquês hotel is a popular choice for its central location, friendly service and facilities on site. The rooftop plunge pool with solarium and sauna, and the choice of dining options ensure high ratings on TripAdvisor. The complimentary breakfast is a nice touch too!



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Avani Avenida Liberdade Lisbon 

This highly-rated modern hotel offers the advantages of a five-star hotel, with the price of a four-star. Its sister hotel, the five-star Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa is located just two-minutes away and has a swimming pool, sauna, a Sky-Bar and a choice of restaurants, while the Avani Avenida Liberdade has a state-of-the-art fitness centre. The in-unit handy phones are a great asset to have when navigating the streets of Lisbon – enjoy all the perks of a phone, without the costs! Check out the excellent reviews on TripAdvisor if you still need convincing.

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Hotel Mundial

One of Lisbon’s most iconic hotels, the Hotel Mundial boasts superb city views from its famous Rooftop Bar – the perfect place for sundowners 🍸. Located beside Rossio Square and the main entertainment and shopping areas, it is hard to beat the Mundial’s location. The famous ‘Tram 28’ stops right outside the door, which will take you to all of Lisbon’s top spots. Check out the reviews on TripAdvisor here.

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5-Star Hotels:


Altis Grand Hotel

The Altis Grand Hotel is excellent value for a five-star hotel. Centrally located and recently renovated, it boasts a covered heated pool, a spa with jacuzzi, sauna and turkish bath, fitness room, three bars and two restaurants! One of the restaurants is located on the top floor with a panoramic view of the city. Check out the reviews on TripAdvisor here.

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Iberostar Selection Lisboa

The brand new Iberostar Lisboa is a luxury boutique hotel located near the Marques de Pombal in Lisbon. With an outdoor pool, wellness centre, spa and state-of-the-art fitness centre, it is not surprising that this hotel receives such excellent reviews on TripAdvisor.



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Hotel PortoBay Liberdade 

The PortoBay Liberdade Hotel would be my hotel of choice, if I was to return to Lisbon. Not only is the hotel superbly located next to the upmarket Avenida da Liberdade, but the building itself is an architectural delight. The historic facade of the palaces of Lisbon are preserved, while the interior is modernly furnished, with a focus on technology. The indoor swimming pool and spa make it a great choice at any time of year. With over 1300 excellent reviews on TripAdvisor, make sure you check this one out.

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Top Family / Group Choice:


4- Star Altis Prime apartments

I travel a lot on city breaks with my children and I find apartments are a great option. I chose the Altis Prime, not only because of its excellent reviews, but also because it has a swimming pool. A swim is a great reward for children after a long days sight seeing. The extra space means you can opt to stay in one evening and order a take-away, or maybe even make use of the kitchenette. The Altis Prime are also a great choice for a girls or guys weekend away, with plenty of room to enjoy pre-dinner drinks together 🍸. The Altis Prime are highly rated on TripAdvisor and enjoy a top floor sundeck, a lounge café, heated swimming pool, sauna and fitness room. 

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Like Lisbon? Read my blog on the top things to do on the Lisbon Coast


Prices are correct at the time of issue but are subject to change. Please note these Lisbon hotels contain affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made.



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