Top stylish and unique hotels in Lisbon, Portugal

Logan Ly | Live the World

December 1, 2022

Rooftop pools, creatively designed suites, and friendly hospitality - these are the best quirky hotels Lisbon has to offer.

Lisbon has become a booming city as the capital of rustic heritage, chic design and a culinary scene that delights any local or visitor. These pillars of Portugal’s capital have been infused into its hospitality as well, with its accommodation and hotel scene offering an array of quirky hotels and unique places to stay in Lisbon.

With the help of our Live the World editors - some Lisbon locals themselves, and some who frequently visit the city - we’ve rounded the cool, blink and you may not even know offerings of hotels in Lisbon for you. Since the capital has been on everyone’s radar lately, some of these places tend to be booked quickly. But with our curated list, there are plenty of quirky hotels in Lisbon that you can choose from no matter what type of trip you’re planning. Looking for budget-friendly accommodations? We got you covered for Lisbon too.

Also while you're out and about in Lisbon, also be sure to check out some of these top activities in the city:

1. Portugal Boutique Hotel

  • A 2-minute walk from the Rossio metro station
  • 360º view from the rooftop bar
  • Guests have access to a 150-space car park

Sophistication is a verb and a lifestyle at the Portugal Boutique Hotel This chic hotel is interwoven into the city’s history. If you ever do not want to step out of the building - that’s fully possible, since there’s a lavish bar adorned with cool locals, a rooftop bar that’s great for sunsets, and an in-house restaurant serving outstanding Portuguese cuisine. But by the off chance that you do want to go out and explore (I mean, it's Lisbon after all!) then you’re in a prime historical location with luxury shops all around you, as well as steps away from Lisbon’s monuments and must do in the city.

Check out more photos and book your stay at Portugal Boutique Hotel here.

Dear Lisbon – Charming House

2. Dear Lisbon – Charming House

  • chic pool in a secluded courtyard
  • Concierge service to hook you up with restaurants rsvp, cultural programs you name it
  • Baby and child sitting

Look no further for a quirky hotel in Lisbon’s heart, as this charming house literally lives up to its name of Dear Lisbon - Charming House. Originally a noble house in the 19th century belonging to one Viscondes de Loures (what a name right?), today the accommodation has been elevated to modernity

While keeping its cultural gems. That means the 20 rooms (yep, it’s a boutique with utmost attention to their guests) are all designed with you and your needs in the centre of the mind.

Check out more photos and book your stay at Dear Lisbon - Charming House here.

3. Mid-range Alternative: Esqina Cosmopolitan Lodge

  • Ideal location minutes walking from Rossio and Chiado
  • Spectacular views
  • 24-hour front desk

This Lisbon hotel brings together what we love so much about the Portuguese capital: art, culture, music - you know, those things that make life pleasurable. This quirky hotel in Lisbon is in one word: chic. You’ll find sleek design suites and events happening on different evenings in their kitchen like DJ nights. We vouch for what Esqina Cosmopolitan Lodge describes about themselves, “People never forget two things: their first love and their first time at Esqina.”

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Pousada de Lisboa

4. Pousada de Lisboa, Praça do Comércio

  • indoor swimming pool with a private sunbathing deck
  • a completely equipped fitness centre
  • spa with Magic Spa signature massages and treatments

Walk through the storied halls of Pousada de Lisboa and you’ll notice right away the decorative touches that evoke the heritage of Lisbon’s Age of Discovery. That’s probably because this quirky hotel is housed in a building that’s more than two centuries old with different museum pieces (literally loaned out to them), sitting in different corners of the hotel. Since the famed Rossio Square is only 600 metres away, staying at this luxury hotel will feel like the whole city is right in front of your doorstep.

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5. Wine & Books Lisboa Hotel

  • Sauna and car rental service are available for guests
  • Includes a restaurant, private parking, a fitness centre and a bar
  • A travel Sustainable property

Decadent, swanky and without missing a beat, the Wine & Books Lisboa Hotel knows how to roll out the red carpet for any guest stay. Even just walking in the hotel you’ll be enamoured right away with the floor-to-ceiling stacks of leather-back books. This quirky hotel in Lisbon is like a wine-cellar and a rare library, designed into one place. In your own suite, it’ll feel like your own cocoon that makes it hard to even want to leave.

Check out more photos and book your stay at Wine & Books Lisboa Hotel.

Altis Belém Hotel & Spa

6. Altis Belém Hotel & Spa

  • Feitoria Restaurant & Wine Bar, a one Michelin Star restaurant in the hotel
  • BSpa by Karin Herzog the inhouse spa that in-house spa offers a heated pool, sauna, Vichy shower rooms, and treatments
  • A whole Turkish bath

The Altis Belém Hotel & Spa taps into Lisbon’s grand heritage, with designs being an ode to Portugal’s Age of Discovery. With nautical and maritime symbolism and luxurious pieces throughout the hotel, you’ll really feel like a gilded traveller at this quirky Lisbon hotel. This hotel in Lisbon stops nothing short to live up to its 5-star hotel mantel, all while perching with great views over the Tagus river.

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7. LX Boutique Hotel

  • Breakfast was elected among the top five in Lisbon by Time Out magazine
  • Great location in the heart of Lisbon
  • Airport shuttle service is provided upon request

Not to be confused with LXFactory (where you should definitely check out and hang out in Lisbon too) LX Boutique Hotel is a top-notch place for travellers with a mid-range budget yet have a taste for impeccable design, modern touches and being within walking distance to all the great places of Lisbon. The rooms are spacious, which is a fine point when you’re staying in the historical centre. And from the window, you can either see locals going on their daily lives or the passing of sailboats cruising down the Tagus river.

Check out more photos and book your stay at LX Boutique Hotel here.

WC by The Beautique Hotels

8. WC by The Beautique Hotels

  • Soundproofed rooms are elegantly furnished
  • All rooms are equipped with a smart TV
  • Rooms include a coffee machine, with complimentary capsules

One of the most stylish and Instagrammable hotels in Lisbon is hands down, the WC by the Beautique Hotesl. Yes, you read that right - not boutique, beautique. On top of the sleek design that will make you feel like you’ve stepped inside a turquoise-splashed art piece, the hospitality here are open, welcoming and friendly. Chuck out the formality and intimidation, and the staff will make you feel like you’re already at home when you’re checking into the WC by the Beauitque Hotels.

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9. Hotel Mundial

  • Both the restaurant and the rooftop bar offer sweeping views over Lisbon
  • Adega Premium Winehouse Bar & Shop has an extensive wine list
  • There is a stop of the famous Tram 28 and City Tours Hop on Hop off in front of the property

Amongst locals, Hotel Mundial is a beloved location for its fabulous panoramic views from the rooftop bar. This is where you’ll get to mingle with other international travellers as well as locals who enjoy the sunset and a cocktail from here. The rooms here tend to be more spacious than other hotels, which is a huge bonus for a historical city. You’ll be able to reach all the sights and corners of Lisbon easily since this luxurious place is in the heart of Lisbon.

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Internacional Design Hotel

10. Internacional Design Hotel

  • You can choose your rooms based on four design concepts: Urban, Zen, Tribal and Pop
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • On-site bar includes workshops on wine & cocktails

This trendy boutique hotel in Lisbon is immaculately restored with a traditional Portuguese façade all the while elevating each of its room for modern luxury living. No two rooms are alike - each is designed with a tasteful eye with an affinity for art. Internacional Design Hotel sits on the emblematic Rossio Square where whether you’re out during the day or in the evening, there’s always something to do from here in Lisbon.

Check out more photos and book your stay at Internacional Design Hotel here.

11. Mid-range Alternative: Lisbon Garden Boutique Guest House

  • Partnership with one of the best restaurants in the city. They can even serve you dinner in their lounge spot or in your room/apartment
  • Every room includes a flat-screen TV with cable channels
  • A bar with unique cocktails under the sun

A jungle-like oasis in the middle of this bustling Portuguese capital city? Stop the press because on top of a cool Amazon-forest-like design, this guest house is cosy as it is affordable. There are only 12 rooms at the Lisbon Garden Boutique Guest House, so no matter who you are or where you come from, rest assured that your stay in Lisbon will be intimate, soulful and comfortable.

Check out more photos and book your stay at Lisbon Garden Boutique Guest House here.

Jardim da Lapa by Shiadu

12. Jardim da Lapa by Shiadu

  • Outdoor pool Is heated 9 months a year
  • Every room includes a flat-screen TV with cable channels
  • A bar with unique cocktails under the sun

Stay in the same neighbourhood where Lisbon's bourgeois class settled in the 18th century with this quirky hotel in Lisbon, the Jadim da Lapa by Shiadu. Today, the rooms are sleek, simple and airy - for those who enjoy minimalistic designs and contemporary spaces. The outdoor courtyard, with its gorgeous pool and signature rustic pink-washed walls, are basically begging you to take an Instagram photo. More than ever, the common lounges provide a community feel to your stay, while your own suites are made for optimal privacy.

Check out more photos and book your stay at Jardim da Lapa by Shiadu here.

13. Browns Central Hotel

  • Sauna and car rental service are available for guests
  • Air-conditioned rooms offer unique decoration and feature elements from renowned world-class designers
  • Each room is equipped Bluetooth MediaHub system

If you love the Great Gatsby, 1920s design and the flair of the prohibition era then the Browns Central Hotel is a chic stay for your trip to Lisbon. The staff here goes above and beyond to make your stay as perfect and comfortable as it can be. They do not compromise on service in excellent hospitality here. That goes from the

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EPIC SANA Marquês Hotel

14. EPIC SANA Marquês Hotel

  • Heated infinity pool at the top of the building
  • Wellness centre in the hotel features 3 private treatment rooms, 1 double spa suite with its own jacuzzi and steam room; 1 wet area with sauna and sensorial showers
  • Fabulous fitness centre

Alright, alright I know that Lisbon has tons of quirky hotels and unique buildings that root back to its empirical heyday. But that’s the charm of this city - it's like a time capsule somewhat still frozen and possible to experience like a traveller before modernization. Now nestled between that are still glittering modern gems that contrast beautifully with heritage such as the EPIC SANA Marquês Hotel. With three different restaurants and dining spaces, on ontop of its wellness centre and fitness rooms, this is a state-of-the-art stay.

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15. Lumen Hotel & The Lisbon Light Show

  • Every day a light art show is performed in the interior garden of the hotel where guest can be immersed
  • Top room service and a concierge service
  • Rooftop pool

The Lumen Hotel & The Lisbon Light Show combines two flawless things that travellers love into one setting: impeccable accommodation that defines what luxury is, along with an immersive art experience where each evening a light show happens at the quirky hotel. As a guest, you’ll have a full experience to what makes Lisbon so special at this hotel.

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Looking for budget-friendly options?

Look no further - our on-the-ground Lisbon editors also rounded up a recommendation of fabulous just as chic stays that won’t break the bank here.

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