If you are planning your first trip to Portugal, we advise you to look for strategically situated accommodation in central Lisbon, in such a way that it will be easier and cheaper for you to explore its beautiful downtown. This post will help you find and book some of the best hotels in Lisbon for first-time visitors.
When visiting Lisboa, travellers get the chance to tick off some of Europe’s most instagrammable landmarks on anyone’s bucket list: St. George’s Castle, the Alfama neighbourhood, the Praça do Comercio, the Belem tower, the Monastery of St. Jerome, the Oriente railway station and the Vasco da Gama bridge. Accomplishing this sightseeing tour in just a couple of days is even possible if they stay in downtown Lisbon and get around by bus, underground or tram, as the city centre is really well connected to these points by the different transportation networks and Portuguese travel cards are quite inexpensive.
4-star hotel in Lisbon city centre: Lisboa Pessoa
Located in the heart of Lisbon and only 6 kilometres from Humberto Delgado International Airport, this establishment provides guests with free WiFi all throughout its premises, and comfortable rooms equipped with flat-screen TV that are cleaned daily and can accommodate solo travellers, couples, groups or families.
The Lisboa Pessoa hotel has an onsite bar, an indoor swimming-pool, parking spaces available, a wellness centre and complimentary services like left-luggage, safes and daily buffet breakfast. You may check nightly rates and availability here.
Accommodation in Lisboa: Turim Terreiro do Paço
This hotel is situated in Rua do Comercio, within short walking distance to the Commerce Square (Praça do Comercio) and the Lisbon Cathedral, an ideal spot to enjoy the views to the river and hop on a tram. Guests staying here may choose single, twin or double rooms with TV, free WiFi access and assorted breakfast included in the price.
The Turim Terreiro do Paço has its own bar and restaurant, although it must be said that it is surrounded by a varied range of typical restaurants and cafés, and provides other paid services such as dry-cleaning, ironing, laundry and airport transfers.
3-star hotel in Lisbon downtown: Lisbon Sao Bento
Another conveniently located hotel in Lisbon, near to some of the most important landmarks as well as to Lisboa underground stations and bus stops, is the Lisbon Sao Bento Hotel. Among the perks of booking a room here we would like to highlight the stunning city and river views and the gluten-free variations of their breakfast.
Fashion lovers prefer this area because of its proximity to the shopping avenue known as “Avenida da Liberdade”, and may book double rooms, twin ones or suites with WiFi, safety deposit box and private bathroom with amenities.
*If you travel to Portugal strictly for work and need a business hotel in Lisbon, see Hotels near Parque das Naçoes and Oriente Railway Station.