Where better to say “I love you” than in Portugal’s charming capital, Lisbon. Its candle-lit wine bars, fine dining options and soulful sounds of traditional Fado music make a dreamy backdrop to a romantic weekend away. Whether you want to relax together or explore the sights hand in hand, you can find lots of hotels to make your getaway feel extra special, from 5-star stays with luxury spa areas to intimate guesthouses located in the heart of the city.
Impress your loved one with this refined city stay. Valverde Hotel offers 5-star luxury with its sophisticated interiors, shady patio area with a swimming pool and dark wood-finished rooms complete with sensual ambient lighting. It’s located on Lisbon’s upscale Avenida da Liberdade, a tree-lined boulevard with designer shops and plenty of fine dining options. The hotel also offers a luxury dining experience on the patio where you can be serenaded by live jazz and Fado music throughout the week.
With candle-lit courtyards, luxury poolside cabana beds and a grand historical atmosphere, Palacio Ramalhete was made for romantics. Housed in an 18th-century palace, the hotel is dripping in opulent original features from the authentic ceramic tiles to the high stucco ceilings. You and your partner can enjoy starry-eyed meals on the hotel’s patio, or head into Lisbon’s city centre for drinks, which is a short drive away.
Memmo Príncipe Real – Design Hotels
Located in one of Lisbon’s most upscale districts, Príncipe Real, this boutique hotel is ideal couples after a sophisticated stay. Memmo Príncipe Real offers sleek interiors with floor-to-ceiling windows and premium touches like Hermés bathroom products. For days that call for relaxation, you and your partner can de-stress on the hotel’s luxury rooftop pool, which boasts views over the city. In the evening, wind down with drinks from the bar and gourmet meals inspired Portuguese, Brazilian, African and Asian flavours.
Santiago de Alfama – Boutique Hotel
Set in an historic building with luxury, generously-sized suites, Santiago de Alfama feels sumptuously boutique. You and your loved one can wake up to breakfast in bed thanks to the hotel’s handy room service. If you’re after some pampering, head to the hotel’s beauty area where you can get all kinds of treatments from massages to makeovers. Lisbon’s main area, Pombaline Downtown,is a short cab ride away.
Pestana Palace Lisboa Hotel
Experience a slice of old-world romance in this striking palace stay. A Portuguese National Landmark, Pestana Palace Lisboa Hotel exudes historic grandeur, from its 19th-century facade to its extravagantly-decorated dining rooms. You’ll be able to spend your days soaking up the Portuguese sun on the hotel’s secluded, tree-lined swimming pool area or enjoying drinks on the terrace. Visiting in the colder months? There’s an indoor swimming pool too, as well as a steam bath and a hot tub.
Pousada de Lisboa
The luxury Pousada de Lisboa hotel enjoys a romantic setting on the Tejo River. Once the house of kings, this monumental building has been transformed into a sophisticated stay with carefully-curated interiors that highlight its unique historic character. Dine under an atmospheric decor in the hotel’s restaurant or head to the spa for massages and sauna sessions. Look out for rooms with river views if you’re trying to impress.
Enjoy a home from home with added luxury when you book a stay at Casa Balthazar. More than just a comfortable stay however, this 1882-built property was acquired by Balthazar, the founder of the famous Confeitaria Nacional (the oldest pastry shop in Lisbon). Have your breakfast pastries delivered to your room every morning courtesy of the the nearby patisserie. You’ll also have a fully-equipped kitchen for all other meals and a private balcony with views over the city in some of the rooms. Visiting in summer? Take advantage of the on-site swimming pool and terrace area.
O Artista Boutique Suites
Set in the heart of Lisbon, O Artista Boutique Suites is an ideal base for you and your partner to explore the city. You can expect to find sleek rooms with dark-wood finishes, refined furnishings and neat kitchens. There’s also a restaurant on-site too which serves Portuguese dishes and breakfast packages delivered straight to your door.
Flora Chiado Apartments
Indulge in a luxury self-catered stay when you book Flora Chiado Apartments. Based in the centre of Lisbon, this stay gives you the perfect balance of exploring the city and relaxing in the apartment’s spacious interiors and patio area. As well as a sophisticated decor, the apartments come with a fully-equipped kitchen, cable TV and air conditioning. If you don’t fancy cooking, you and your partner can opt for a romantic breakfast in bed delivered to your door instead.
Patio São Vicente
Treat your loved one to a romantic getaway in one of Lisbon’s oldest quarters, Alfama. Surrounded by charming cobbled streets, the Patio São Vicente apartments are housed in beautifully-restored old cottages where contemporary decor fuses with rustic detailing to provide a trendy, upscale stay. You’ll have a kitchen for your meals and a cobbled communal courtyard so you can eat al fresco if the weather’s nice. Sights such as the São Vicente de Fora Church and São Jorge Castle are less than a 10-minute walk away.
BessaHotel Liberdade puts you in the heart of Lisbon along its most well-known street, Avenida da Liberdade. This modern hotel is all about luxury comforts—you can expect to find contemporary, high-tech rooms with features such as Bluetooth integrated sound systems and an indulgent spa area with a Turkish bath, a sauna, an indoor pool and massages upon request. Love a room with a view? Look out for balconied bedrooms with views over the city when booking.
Few settings are more romantic than Torel Palace. With its early 20th-century pink facade, charming terrace area with views over the city and fine dining options, you and your spouse can enjoy an idyllic stay in this fine hilltop hotel. Wake up to breakfast in bed courtesy of the hotel’s 24-hour room service before heading down the pool area. The bohemian area of Bairro Alto with its mix of quirky bars and traditional restaurants is a short 20-minute walk away.
My Story Hotel Rossio
Base yourself in the city centre when you stay at My Story Hotel Rossio. With the famous Avenida da Liberdade and bohemian neighbourhood, Bairro Alto just a 10-minute walk from the hotel, you’ll be in the ideal spot for city adventures. This contemporary hotel comes with views over the city and a refined interior. There’s a bar and a restaurant on-site for you enjoy after a long day of exploring the city’s streets.
Feels Like Home Bica Prime Suites
Feels Like Home Bica Prime Suites is located a short walk from one of Lisbon’s most iconic sights, the Ascensor da Bica and its yellow funiculars. The hotel, which was once an art gallery, offers a bright and airy atmosphere and comfortable rooms with lots of space. As well as a breakfast room, there’s an outdoor terrace for you to enjoy your morning meal in.
WC by The Beautique Hotels
Like the trendy neighbourhood it’s based in, WC by The Beautique Hotels is unique and effortlessly cool. This aquatic-themed and somewhat futuristic hotel invites you to experience an interior like no other where vinyl floors, ambient lighting and a turquoise colour scheme throughout are designed to mimic the calming effect of water. After a buffet breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant, you can explore the surrounding area, Almirante Reis, an up-and-coming district in Lisbon’s northern territory.
1908 Lisboa Hotel
With a sophisticated Art Nouveau decor, 1908 Lisboa Hotel oozes a stylishly romantic appeal. Housed in a restored early 20th-century building, the hotel celebrates a fusion of classic charm and modern comforts. Alongside French-balcony rooms, you’ll find an ambient restaurant and even an ever evolving art gallery. Staying here puts you within Lisbon’s up-an-coming Intendente district, which has a rustic Portuguese atmosphere and many hipster hangouts like Casa Independente.
Altis Belem Hotel & Spa
Perhaps one of the most romantic features of Altis Belem Hotel & Spa is its dreamy riverside location. You can both enjoy the view from the hotel’s sunny roof deck which has a pool for cooling off in. The sophisticated rooms, which come with perks such as Nespresso coffee machines and LCD TVs, also have panoramic views over the waters. Foodie couples will especially love the award-winning restaurant, while those after some culture can enjoy the historic surroundings of Lisbon’s historic district, Belém.
H10 Duque de Loule
What could be more romantic than watching the sunset together over a glass of wine? H10 Duque de Loule has a stunning terrace bar where you can watch the sun go down over the city and the Tagus River. The 18th-century hotel is based in the centre of Lisbon, just a few minutes’ walk from its most famous street, Avenida da Liberdade. As well as roomy, modern bedrooms with Portuguese-style tiling, the hotel has an à la carte restaurant and a cosy lounge area.
Brown’s Central Hotel
A boutique stay in the heart of Lisbon, Brown’s Central Hotel is perfect for couples who want to combine culture and pleasure. It sits close to one of Lisbon’s oldest districts, Alfama, in one direction and the vibrant neighbourhood of Bairro Alto in the other. Emblematic of the city’s essence, the hotel fuses historic character and a buzzy, bohemian atmosphere where artistic events are often held.