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
This is a wonderful little boutique hotel in the heart of Alfama, worth every penny. If you visit Lisbon for the first time, Alfama is the place to stay and this hotel is a must!
When I went up the stairs from the lobby into the bar, first thing that came to mind was the MasterCard commercial that says that there are things in life you can’t buy, and the view from this terrace is exactly that. The hotel used to be a bakery, so the library and the elevator hall used to be the ovens, very cute. The room was on the small side and did not have a coffee machine but breakfast is included and it is wonderful. You have the option to have breakfast in the terrace with the lovely view. There also is an infinity pool, but it is winter so it was cold to use. The location of the hotel is wonderful as well, and they offer a free tour of the Alfama area every day. Upon arrival we were welcomed by a nice receptionist who showed us the hotel, beyond him, the other employees were not particularly warm. All in all, I highly recommend this hotel and would definitely stay here if I ever come back to Lisbon.
Memmo Alfama hotel offers great experience if you are looking for an interior design gem in the heart of old Lisbon, the terrace is amazing to enjoy a top class breakfast with a spectacular view on Tejo river in the morning bright light or have a drink in the night. The position is convenient to visit the town without car and is just few steps away from the 28 tram route. The service personnel is really nice and helpful to satisfy customers request.
Memmo Alfama is an incredible hotel. I absolutely loved staying there.
The hotel is a converted bakery so has very unique architecture. They have even converted an oven into a cosy mini library!
It is very well decorated with lots of natural light, and very simple but stylish and comfortable furniture.
When we checked in we were greeted by Raquel who is a very warm and friendly person. She went above and beyond by suggesting some fantastic things for us to do and see in and around Lisbon. She highlighted all the neighbourhoods on a map for us and explained what the vibe was in each place. Her love of Lisbon really showed through. All the staff were accommodating, friendly and helpful people.
The hotel provided a nice hand written note with a free bottle of port and homemade pastéis de nata in our room, which was a lovely touch. The bedroom was large with big windows and lots of light. The bathroom had a concrete minimal design and was very clean. It also had a rainfall shower head which was lovely. My only criticism was that we could have done with more clothing storage.
The hotel breakfast was fantastic, there was a great range of food from the buffet but you could also order off the menu which included cooked food and coffees. The breakfast room was big and very well decorated. You could also go on the roof to have breakfast with beautiful views of the river Tagus.
The hotel also organised a walking tour of the neighboured of Alfama which was very interesting and informative. Our guide (who's name I forgot) was a brilliant guide and answered all our questions and explained the important historical events and characters and gave us insights into local life and buildings.
I absolutely loved this hotel and would happily stay here again. I will be recommending this place to friends and family if and when they travel to Lisbon.
I stayed here with my daughter for 5 days in February.
I couldn’t fault the hotel: amazing location; beautifully furnished; clean and unfailingly friendly and helpful staff.
The rooftop terrace is the perfect place to relax after a day of sight seeing and the tapas and sangria are fabulous.
We did the walking tour organised by the hotel, which gave us a fascinating insight into the neighbourhood.
We had been recommended this hotel by a friend and I will be recommending it to others.
This hotel is in the perfect location to explore Alfama and its nearby restaurants and streets. Definitely make use of the free walking tour offered by the hotel daily; this was a highlight and offered us great insight into the local area.
The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful and it felt like coming home after a busy day of exploring. Included breakfast was fresh and good variety. We enjoyed eating breakfast on the terrace which offers amazing views over the gothic quarter - also a good spot for reading in the afternoon/ enjoying a drink.
The actual rooms themselves were clean, modern, with great bathrooms. Only downside was that the bed in the room was unable to be separated into twin beds and the WiFi wasn’t very strong in parts of the room.
I would definitely choose to stay here again! Thanks.