What We Love
- The gorgeous rooftop pool, with heart-stopping views of the city
- Browsing the living room library
- Depending on your room, you might luck out with views of Alfama and the Tagus River
What To Know
- Don't bring the kids: this hotel is adults only
- Rates include the breakfast buffet
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
This boutique sleep, tucked away in the quiet, cobblestoned hills of Alfama, feels like a discovery—that’s because it is. Behind its whitewashed, 19th-century façade lies one of the city’s most attractive stays: think muted taupe and gray palettes in all 42 streamlined rooms, exposed brick walls, and designer chairs—a definite departure from the neighborhood’s Moorish lean. By day, it’s a casual affair, where distinctly Portuguese breakfasts consist of traditional pastries and house-made cakes and guests, more often than not, are found browsing the living room library. By night, the mood picks up at the sleek rooftop lounge, where the city’s style set gather around a red-tiled lap pool (in the summer) or fire pit (during the winter) to clink glasses and witness spectacular sunsets over the neighborhood’s rusty rooftops and Tagus River.
In the Area
Alfama, Lisbon’s oldest district, is home to a handful of the city’s most notable attractions including São Jorge Castle and the twin-towered 12th-century cathedral, just down the road. The hotel is also within walking distance of Conserveira de Lisboa, an ever-crowded (but worth the hassle) culinary specialty store where you can buy retro-packed tins and other delectable finds. For those looking to strike out a bit further, the shopping district of Chiado is about a 20-minute walk from Memmo, home to landmark cafés like Royale and shops including House of Madeira. (Remember to pack comfortable walking shoes.) Day trippers: an hour’s drive outside Lisbon, you’ll find the fairytale-like Pena National Palace, the former summer residence of the royal family now open for tours.
How to Get There
Visited 01/04/18 with my sister.
The staff get 6 stars they were absolutely fabulous.
My sister and I are high maintenance! but the staff rose to the challenge getting all our requests correct every time,
Very friendly, accomadating went the extra mile particularly when we arrived to find we had a double bed this was efficialntly dealt with and with a smile.
Did not have any issues only smothered us in kindness and I believe this was because they are genuinely caring.
Thank you all soo much,
We will return,
Had really high hopes for this place from the pictures and reviews, however it fell short. Service was ok, they seemed to be short staffed both at the reception and at breakfast. Poor waiter was running around trying to serve everyone and take orders. Breakfast selection was just ok, for the price you pay for a room I would have expected more. Coffee was terrible. You had to call reception several times if you needed something b/c they would not pick up right away. I needed an iron and was told to call back in the morning because it was being used by another guest. A hotel this size with only one iron? Seemed like everyone working there was super junior and did not have the experience needed to work at a 4 star hotel. It also felt overpriced, we spent 458 euros on a superior room that had a very lame view. Definitely not worth the high price tag. We had stayed at other hotels in this price range in our travels through Portugal and this one definitely did not stack up to the others. It's only saving grace is the rooftop patio. It has spectacular views of the city. A really nice place to grab a drink and watch the sun go down. There are so many hotel options when staying in Lisbon, would definitely choose another one next time.
This is a very pretty intimate hotel, with excellent service. It is very well-situated if you want to stay in charming, hilly, historic Alfama area of the city. The terrace is lovely, with views of the Alfama rooftops and the river. The breakfast was excellent, with freshly-squeezed orange juice and eggs or crepes made to order. Staff was very helpful and sweet. Room was comfortable, with good bed.
We spent three days at this hotel as a part of our honeymoon. The place is so peaceful as if everything is going so slowly. There were many details that made us feel so calm. Great service, clean room, cute amenities, the lighting and not to mention the breakfast buffet, which made us have heavy breakfast. The only drawback of our stay was that the room was not big enough, with a narrow window that does not allow much light from outside. Maybe I should have checked if the room was spacious. I guess the
he only drawback of our stay was that the room was not big enough, with a narrow window that does not allow much light from outside. Maybe I should have checked if the room was spacious. I guess the opposite side of the hotel with a big window would have been amazing though.
Loved it. Great, friendly, professional staff, wonderful, functional, comfortable design, awesome terrace, unbeatable location. What’s not to like. Really!! Would go back in a heartbeat. Definitely the perfect stay in Lisbon - thank you so much!