18 Lisbon Hotels With Pools That Are Perfect for Cooling Off

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Lisbon is a place for exploring, partying and culture seeking, but that doesn’t mean there’s no time for a little relaxation. Alongside the trendy bars, endless coffee shops, and historical landmarks, you can find luxury stays with pools, perfect for cooling off after a long day walking around the city. Visiting in the cooler months? Good news—you’ll find hotels with indoor swimming pools and perks such as hot tubs and saunas.

EPIC SANA Lisboa Hotel

EPIC SANA Lisboa Hotel rooftop pool

Making your Lisbon getaway feel extra special, EPIC SANA Lisboa Hotel boasts a stunning rooftop infinity pool. Sip on cocktails from your luxury cabana-style sun bed as you enjoy views over the city. If the weather’s a little cloudy, head to the hotel’s spa area where you can swim in the indoor pool, get a massage or warm up in the sauna. Foodies will love dining in the hotel’s restaurant which offers a variety of gourmet meals.

Jupiter Lisboa Hotel

jupiter lisboa pool

Positioned between Saldanha and Campo Pequeno metro stations, Jupiter Lisboa Hotel is well connected to the city centre. The hotel has kept its original 1906 façade, yet reveals a modern decor inside. You can spend your days between its rooftop infinity pool and the hotel’s luxury spa area. Book a treatment, swim in the indoor pool or simply relax in the sauna. You’ll feel well looked after here thanks to the hotel’s 24-hour room service and wide range of eating options.

Palacio do Governador

Palacio do Governador pool

Built on ancient Roman ruins, Palacio do Governador offers a stay like no other in Lisbon’s historical quarter of Belém. The unique hotel brings together traditional Portuguese styling from the azulejos tiles and a contemporary-luxe decor. Find boutique rooms with features such as freestanding baths and four-poster beds. No matter what season you visit, you can make the most of the hotel’s outdoor year-round pool, indoor swimming pool and spa.

Altis Belem Hotel & Spa

Altis Belem Hotel & Spa pool

Treat yourself to a little luxury when you choose to stay at Altis Belem Hotel & Spa. Set on the Tagus River in Lisbon’s historic district of Belém, the hotel offers a tranquil setting away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Find bliss on the hotel’s sunny roof deck pool, which looks out over the famous Ponte 25 de Abril Bridge, or in the luxurious spa area. The rooms, which come with perks such as Nespresso coffee machines and LCD TVs, also have panoramic views over the waters.

Corinthia Hotel Lisbon

Corinthia Hotel Lisbon pool

Home to Lisbon’s largest spa, Corinthia Hotel Lisbon is the place to unwind. Hot tubs, swimming pools, fitness centres and a multitude of beauty and body treatments are just some of the things on offer here. A club lounge, which sits 24 stories high, has 360º views over the city and a bar serving drinks and canapés. Foodies will delight over the hotel’s live cooking area and top-quality dishes inspired by regional flavours of Portugal and Lisbon. If you can pull yourself away, you’ll be a quick 5-minute metro ride to the city centre.

Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa

Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa pool

As one of the capital’s landmarks, the iconic 1930s Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa hotel offers a luxurious stay in the heart of the city. With many restyles over the years, the hotel is a fine mix of eclectic grandeur, from its modernist lobby to its trendy rooftop Sky Bar. Balance your stay with city sight seeing and days by the hotel’s pool and spa area. An indulgent food offering will make it hard to go elsewhere for meals. Have Michelin-starred chefs cook you up Portuguese dishes before heading up to the Sky Bar for DJ sets and cocktails.

NH Collection Lisboa Liberdade

Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa pool

Located on the city’s most well-known street, Liberdade Avenue, NH Collection Lisboa Liberdade is a convenient base to explore Lisbon. More than just a place to rest your head though, the hotel oozes sophistication from its rooftop pool and bar to its refined interiors and high-tech bedrooms. From its panoramic lift and rooftop, you’ll get uninterrupted views over the city and out towards the River Tagus. The on-site restaurant whips up breakfast, lunch and dinner and takes inspiration from local cuisine.

HF Fenix Music

HF Fenix Music pool

Whether you’re a music fan or just love to party, you’ll love staying at HF Fenix Music. The hotel brings together state-of-the-art technology, like Bluetooth sound systems in your room, and sophisticated interiors to provide you with a luxury stay. Party all day long on the rooftop bar, which has a swimming pool and DJ sets from sunrise to sunset. For chilled vibes, head to the lobby bar for drinks and relaxed music.

Torel Palace

Torel Palace pool

Combine culture with pleasure when you book your stay at Torel Palace. Housed in two early 20th-century mansions, this charming hotel combines stunning original details such as high ceilings, stucco sculpturing and wrought-iron balconies, with refined, modern decor. Thanks to its prime position on a hill in the heart of Lisbon, you’ll have views over the city from your bedroom, the swimming pool terrace and pergola sitting areas. Expect nothing less than fine dining in the hotel’s restaurant, as well as 24-hour room service incase you fancy a cosy night in.

Memmo Príncipe Real

Memmo Príncipe Real pool

Set in one of Lisbon’s most upscale districts, Príncipe Real, the boutique hotel is ideal for those after a sophisticated stay. Memmo Príncipe Real is tastefully decorated with a neutral colour palette, atmospheric lighting and modern floor-to-ceiling windows. Its outdoor pool sits high on the rooftop so you’ll have views over the city as you sunbathe. Foodies will love the on-site restaurant which offers dishes inspired by Portuguese, Brazilian, African and Asian flavours.

PortoBay Liberdade

PortoBay Liberdade pool

Perfect for the cooler months, PortoBay Liberdade has an indoor pool and an outdoor hot tub for you to relax in. The hotel can be found just off Lisbon’s most recognisable street, Avenida da Liberdade. It was designed by the architect Frederico Valsassina and boasts a grand 20th-century façade. You can start your day with a hearty breakfast before exploring the city. When you return, unwind in the spa with a massage or sweat it out in the sauna.

Eurostars Museum

Eurostars Museum pool

Part museum, part hotel, this unique stay has a fascinating history. Alongside upscale interiors and modern comforts, the hotel is home to an archaeological exhibition, with parts of its walls and other artefacts dating back to the Roman era. Learn a little more about its history with daily tours before retreating to the spa for a swim and massage. There’s a sophisticated restaurant here serving Portuguese and international dishes, as well as restaurants and bars within a 5-minute walk.

Palacio Ramalhete

Palacio Ramalhete pool

One of Lisbon’s most romantic small hotels, Palacio Ramalhete is housed in a former 18th Century Palace and its list of boutique amenities includes a small but incredibly-inviting outdoor swimming pool. Its location in Lapa is perfect for those that want to be close to Lisbon City Centre, but still far away enough that they can escape the noise and crowds. Ideal for couples on a romantic break, or just anyone who’s looking for a picturesque outdoor swimming pool.

Pestana Palace

pestana palace pool

One of Lisbon’s most luxurious hotels, Pestana Palace is perfect for those that are looking for a hotel for a special occasion like an anniversary, honeymoon, or milestone birthday. Or, maybe you’re just the type of person who knows how to treat themselves.

Either way, the Pestana Palace is perfect for you. It’s rich in history, features an upmarket restaurant and bar, a spa with a sauna, and 2 swimming pools: a heated indoor pool and an outdoor pool.

Dona Graca Lisbon Apartments

Dona Graca Lisbon Apartments pool

Dona Graca Lisbon Apartments offers guests a self-catered stay in the historic Graça quarter of the city. Housed in a 19th-century villa, the apartments fuse original features and contemporary decor. Every detail of each apartment is carefully curated to provide a bright and airy space that nods to Scandi sophistication. Outside, you can find a tree-lined garden with lawns and a rectangular swimming pool perfect for doing a few laps.

Light Blue Apartments

Light Blue Apartments pool

Enjoy the convenience of having your own kitchen as well as restaurants and shops near by in this city centre apartment. Light Blue Apartments has been designed with style in mind—expect to find sleek, minimalist interiors and luxury bathrooms. Outside, there’s a sun deck and swimming pool to help you soak up the Portuguese sun. The apartments even come with a coffee machine for those who need their caffeine fix each morning.

Sunset Destination Hostel

Sunset Destination Hostel pool

If you’re visiting Lisbon on a budget, you’ll want to check out Sunset Destination Hostel. The hostel is packed with money-saving features like a shared kitchen, dorm rooms and a free breakfast each morning. It may be a cheaper option, but it certainly doesn’t lack in quality amenities—expect to find a pool terrace area overlooking the River Tagus, an urban garden and a bar. The friendly hostel organises daily tours and is just a 1-minute walk from the nightlife hotspot, Pink Street.

Selina Secret Garden Lisbon

Selina Secret Garden Pool

Another budget friendly stay is Selina Secret Garden Lisbon. The hostel is set in the centre of the city, just a few minutes’ walk to the boho district of Bairro Alto. With co-working spaces and a sunny swimming pool deck, the hostel is a haven for both work and play. You can get chatting to other travellers in the hostel’s hipster hangouts, like the movie room, coffee shop or art-filled courtyard. You’ll also find a range of organised tours to help you discover the city.

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James Cave is the founder of Portugalist and the author of the bestselling book, Moving to Portugal Made Simple. He has visited just about every part of Portugal, including Madeira and all nine islands of the Azores, and lived in several parts of Portugal including Lisbon, the Algarve, and Northern Portugal.