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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
We booked a room with a little seating area on the terrace. Small room but it has all you need just not ideal if you had large suitcases. Buffet breakfast can be carried upstairs where you can sit on the beautiful terrace. You can order coffees and egg dishes from waiting staff.
We had a cheese and charcuterie platter one evening onthe terrace with some local wine, it was perfect watching the sun go down. In 3 evenings there was only a cruise ship once and it wasn’t a massive ship and didn’t impact any view.
We would stay there again. It’s in an historic part of the city with some good local restaurants.
Memmo Alfama is a charming boutique hotel in the Alfama neighborhood that is real gem!! Fantastic modern design combined with friendly service made for a fabulous stay in Lisbon! The roof top deck bar serves excellent cocktails and tapas with views of the river and Alfama neighborhood. The White port and tonic is our new favorite cocktail!!
An amazing gem of a hotel hidden in the heart of the Alfama. Fascinating layout, warm hospitality, multiple terraces with stunning views, excellent food. Manager's dinner on Tuesday was a special experience - glad we didn't miss it. Highly recommend Memmo Alfama.
The hotel is in a great location with wonderful views over the river and the Old Town. The rooms are very comfortable and very quiet! The breakfast offers a huge variety of choice and can be taken on the roof terrace to enjoy the view. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Our stay couldn’t have been better!
This hotel is delightful if you want to stay in a fancy dorm room and watch very large cruise ships from your patio. The ships run their engines all through the night. So, there is a constant hum. Regardless of how nice the staff can be, this issue can not and will not make your stay excellent. Stop believing the online pictures. We left the hotel after one night.