Our selection of the 10 best accommodations by district in Lisbon

Lisbon is a great city to live in practically all year round, which is why the capital attracts so many people every year. As well as the beauty it exudes, with its colourful alleyways winding their way up to one of the 7 hills that form the city's base, it offers a multitude of activities that are impossible to do in a single visit. It's the perfect opportunity to come back and enjoy all that the city has to offer. Despite today's tourist influx, the Portuguese capital has managed to retain its soul of yesteryear, particularly in certain districts that the locals have not left behind. This cultural mix of locals and tourists provides visitors with an unforgettable experience. Whether you stay in the Fado district and listen to the haunting melody sung by the sailors' wives of the time, or gaze out of your window at the old iron lift dating from 1902, right in the centre of Baixa, you'll be spoilt for choice. Here are 10 of the best places to stay in Lisbon.

Streetcar 28 on a typical street in Lisbon, Portugal.

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1. Lisboa Carmo Hotel, in the heart of authentic Bairro Alto

Located in the highly sought-after Bairro Alto district, this magnificent hotel offers luxurious rooms in a modern decor. Day or night, the helpful staff will give you a warm welcome and make themselves available to meet your needs. The hotel's location is ideal for exploring the city on foot or by public transport.

© Lisboa Carmo Hotel / Booking.com

The rooms have a contemporary style with pastel colours and are fully equipped. Flat-screen TV, minibar, private bathroom with free toiletries, everything you need. The top floors boast views over the Tagus and the rooftops of the old city.

© Lisboa Carmo Hotel / Booking.com

The hotel offers a buffet breakfast every morning, which can be enjoyed in the restaurant in a peaceful, modern setting. Breakfast can also be taken in your room.

Lisboa Carmo 4* Hotel Lisbon
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Lisboa Carmo 4* Hotel

Luxurious rooms with contemporary influences make up this 4-star hotel in the centre of Lisbon.
9 Superb
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£284 / night
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2. Hotel Lisboa, Avenue de la Liberté less than a minute away

This modern complex is rather classic in appearance, but in reality hides beautiful, contemporary and comfortable rooms. It is less than a minute's walk from the famous Avenida da Liberdade, which could be called Portugal's Champs-Elysées. Easily accessible from the airport, it takes around 15 minutes to get there by car and 30 minutes by train.

© Hotel Lisboa / Booking.com

The establishment offers several types of accommodation, well soundproofed, with double or twin beds, a selection of family rooms with an extra bed for a child, all decorated in a trendy style. Some lucky guests will enjoy a terrace with panoramic views over the city of Lisbon.

© Hotel Lisboa / Booking.com

There is also a gym and a restaurant. The breakfast served each morning features quality products and a generous choice. Last but not least, the attentive staff play an important role.

Hotel Lisboa 4* Lisbon
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Hotel Lisboa 4*

With parquet flooring and contemporary furnishings, this 4-star hotel has been carefully decorated.
9.4 Fabulous
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£173 / night
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3. Riverside Lisbon Deluxe, on the banks of the Tagus

If you prefer to stay on the banks of the Tagus, the river that runs alongside the city, you can book this flat in a superb location. Just a stone's throw from the Place du Commerce, the flat has a large living room with mouldings on the ceiling. That's all there is to it!

© Riverside Downtown Lisbon Deluxe / Booking.com

A beautiful, softly-coloured kitchen is equipped with everything you need to cook a meal. With a central island opening onto the living room, it's great fun to whip up a dish while enjoying the company of friends and family. A fridge and coffee machine are also available.

© Riverside Downtown Lisbon Deluxe / Booking.com

The accommodation consists of two very pleasant bedrooms with two bathrooms in a sober, uncluttered style, with sandy tones and noble materials that blend in perfectly with the overall ambience of the flat.

Riverside Lisbon City Centre Deluxe Lisbon
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Riverside Lisbon City Centre Deluxe

Located close to Rossio, the flat is ideal for a group stay.
9.3 Superb
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£225 / night
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4. Retrato de Lisboa, nature and good living at the foot of Sé Cathedral

This little haven of peace is located in the area near Sé cathedral. This flat in natural pastel tones is a real ode to well-being. Sleeping up to 4 people, it has a balcony with a breathtaking view of the Cathedral towers, the Tagus, the 25th April Bridge and the other side of the river, home to the famous Cristo Rei. A veritable viewpoint in itself!

© Retrato de Lisboa / Booking.com

The living room is soberly decorated with a few natural and floral touches. It has a comfortable sofa bed, a flat-screen TV and a bay window overlooking the pretty Portuguese-style balcony with its wrought-iron arches. It's a delightful setting. You could almost wake up with a morning yoga session. And why not, after all?

© Retrato de Lisboa / Booking.com

The accommodation includes a second bedroom, again in pastel and natural tones. The decor is simple but refined. There's a calm and gentle atmosphere that makes you feel instantly at ease. One of the flat's little extras is that bed linen and towels are provided. There's no need to load up your suitcase with them.

Retrato de Lisboa Lisbon
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Retrato de Lisboa

Located just a few steps from Place du Commerce, this flat has a balcony with a lovely view.
9.6 Exceptional
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£100 / night
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5. Chiado Square Apartments, one of the most beautiful flats in the centre

Welcome to the flats in Chiado Square! Housed in an old building full of ancestral details. As well as being ideally located, right in the heart of Chiado, the flats offer top-of-the-range facilities and sometimes even an outdoor space with a view over the city.

© Chiado Square Apartments | Lisbon Best Apartments / Booking.com

Chiado Square Apartments offers 8 modern-style flats, all with air conditioning and free internet access. Dining area and kitchen utensils, flat-screen TV, towels and bed linen... nothing is left to chance. Everything you need is provided to make you feel comfortable and almost at home!

© Chiado Square Apartments | Lisbon Best Apartments / Booking.com

For those who have decided to come to Lisbon by car, the accommodation offered at this residence is a good compromise for enjoying excursions in the surrounding area without worrying about parking. Private parking is available free of charge. And if you're still not convinced, the team can provide you with Nespresso capsules, a fruit basket and water. A nice little extra that sets the tone for the accommodation.

Chiado Square Apartments Lisbon
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Chiado Square Apartments

The flats can be adapted to suit the number of visitors.
9.4 Fabulous
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£228 / night
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6. Hotel da Baixa, visitors' favourite location

With its colourful tiled exterior, this 4-star hotel boasts a strategic location on Rossio Square, just a few steps from the famous Santa Justa lift. Its central location means you can reach all areas of the city on foot. Very practical for short stays. This charming establishment will provide you with an exceptional holiday.

© Hotel da Baixa / Booking.com

The hotel offers a range of rooms of different standards, to suit everyone's needs. There are premium suites with city views and superior facilities, luxury rooms with king-size bedding, family flats with large interconnecting spaces and standard models to suit smaller budgets. All rooms are equipped with television, internet access and a Nespresso coffee machine.

© Hotel da Baixa / Booking.com

The restaurant serves traditional Portuguese cuisine as well as international dishes. A buffet breakfast is served daily, with vegetarian and gluten-free options available. If you prefer to enjoy the surrounding area, there are plenty of restaurants, bakeries and cafés around the hotel.

Hotel da Baixa 4* Lisbon
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Hotel da Baixa 4*

This 4-star hotel is located in the heart of Lisbon, close to shops and restaurants.
9.4 Superb
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£247 / night
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7. Luxury Graça Apartment, next to the Senhora do Monte belvedere

Just a stone's throw from the panorama of Senhora do Monte and the Jardim da Cerca da Graça, in the authentic Graça district where a few locals still live who haven't left the centre of the capital, you'll find the Luxury Graça flat. This district is full of picturesque houses and a pleasant atmosphere. You'll see locals hanging out of their windows or hanging their washing on the colourful facades. Scenes that are both typical and poetic.

© Luxury Graça Apartment The Most Amazing View of Lisbon / Booking.com

The flat has two large bedrooms and three bathrooms with a modern style and a few designer touches. The living room, with its generous amount of natural light, is a convivial space with an open-plan kitchen. The décor is uncluttered, with functional storage units, making it a very pleasant place to live.

© Luxury Graça Apartment The Most Amazing View of Lisbon / Booking.com

The accommodation is fully equipped. There is a dining area, flat-screen TV and internet access. Bed linen and towels are provided. If you have a car, the flat has a private, secure car park on site. All you have to do is unpack your bags and enjoy your stay.

Luxury Graça Apartment Lisbon
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Luxury Graça Apartment

The highlight of the show is the bay window in the living room, which offers a breathtaking view of the city and a lively spectacle at sunset.
9.6 Exceptional
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£277 / night
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8. Palácio Ludovice Wine Experience Hotel, a palace at the foot of the Gloria cable car

This beautiful yellow building is less than 500 metres from Rossio and 700 metres from the Dona Maria II National Theatre. The decor is a mix of classic and contemporary. The décor will take you back in time, with pieces dating back to the 18th century, hand-painted tiles and carved wooden elements on the walls and ceiling. Enter Federico Ludovice's manor house.

© Palácio Ludovice Wine Experience Hotel / Booking.com

As well as being an exceptional place to stay, the hotel offers quality service and very attentive staff, available 24 hours a day. There is a bar-restaurant serving excellent cuisine, but if you prefer to stay curled up in your room, you can order room service.

© Palácio Ludovice Wine Experience Hotel / Booking.com

The individually decorated rooms are extremely comfortable and well soundproofed. Some have balconies with unique views of the capital and others are located in a pretty courtyard. The hotel was entirely decorated by interior designer Miguel Câncio Martins.

Palácio Ludovice Wine Experience 5* Hotel Lisbon
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Palácio Ludovice Wine Experience 5* Hotel

The palace also organises shuttle services to the airport.
9.3 Superb
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£302 / night
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9. Studios with Mezzanine Rua da Moeda, atypical accommodation in Cais do Sodré

At the foot of the famous Pink Street along the banks of the Tagus, this pretty 18th-century corner building houses 7 flats of different sizes. The stairwell plunges you into the traditional world of Portugal, with its typical azulejos. An ideal location for exploring the area and enjoying Lisbon, without the noise.

© Studios with Mezzanine Rua da Moeda / Booking.com

The flats have been individually decorated and are all very stylish. Each flat has a sitting area with a sofa bed for 2 people, a flat-screen TV and air conditioning. They also feature a mezzanine bed for a cosy atmosphere. Some have sloping ceilings and others have retained their exposed beams, which add a great deal of character.

A dining area and kitchen are available for you to prepare your own meals. However, the area is full of typical local bars and restaurants, but above all, the temple of gastronomy, "Time Out Market", is located just opposite the flat.

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Studio with mezzanine

The building has been designed to give you a wonderful experience for the duration of your stay.
9.5 Exceptional
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£189 / night
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10. Rossio Hotel, in the heart of Rossio

For those on a smaller budget, the capital has not forgotten them, offering affordable accommodation without breaking the bank, while still benefiting from a central location. This is the aim of the hostel located in the heart of Rossio and in the privileged area of the Carmelite Museum. Metro stations, trams and other means of transport are all close by.

© Rossio Hostel / Booking.com

The hotel offers a range of services, from an immersive experience in dormitories, where you can get to know other visitors who have come to discover the city, to a more comfortable option with en suite rooms. The decor is classic with vintage touches and offers all the comforts you need. Bed linen and towels are provided in all rooms.

© Rossio Hostel / Booking.com

The hostel has a relaxation area and table tennis table to let off some steam, as well as a kitchen for those who want to prepare their own meals. A choice of continental or buffet breakfast is served daily.

Rossio Hotel Lisbon
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Rossio Hotel

A hotel experience to suit smaller budgets.
7.9 Fine
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£81 / night
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