Memmo Príncipe Real
What We Love
- Hermes toiletries in all bathrooms
- Limestone flooring, a nod to Lisbon’s many palaces
- A mosaic-tiled terrace pool with views of the city’s trademark red roofs
- You can whip up the hotel’s signature drink, a Porto Tonic Café Colonial, from a cocktail station in your room
What To Know
- The hotel offers a complimentary 90-minute walking tour of the stylish surroundings
- Two of the guest rooms have outdoor fireplaces
- The property is one of the first five-star hotels to grace the neighborhood
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Surrounded by the crumbling 19th-century mansions of Príncipe Real, this geometric four-story building, the work of architect Samuel Torres de Carvalho, breathes some much-needed modernism into Lisbon’s famed Moorish district. While its interiors do pay elegant homages to Portugal’s glamorously Gothic capital by way of hand-carved stucco walls, hand-painted tiles, and locally sourced glass lamps (your bedside lighting), the 41-room property isn’t stifled by its regal heritage. 21st-century splendor reveals itself through modern art by Miguel Branco and Barahona Possollo, a young and enthusiastic staff (known to eagerly offer shopping recommendations and restaurant reservations), and sleek rooms, not counting the occasional faux-fur throw. But perhaps no single spot exemplifies the hotel’s classic-meets-contemporary soul better than the Colonial Café, a velvet sofa-clad expanse with chic black marble tabletops and inimitable city views. The menu brilliantly mashes up flavors that take cues from the voyages of renowned Portuguese seafarers, fusing age-old Japanese, and West African and Goan ingredients with of-the-moment techniques.
In the Area
Once Lisbon’s main antique district, this leafy bairro, just north of the city’s bohemian center, though still mostly residential, is slowly becoming a shopper’s paradise: the luxe British clothing label Barbour recently set up an outpost here. But the real neighborhood darling is Embaixada, a revamped 1877 Neo-Arabic palace (part of a larger urban revitalization project) complete with stained glass windows and frescoes that now serves as a gallery for a number of beloved local brands. For a glimpse at the area’s past life, make your way to nearby Jardim do Príncipe Real, a green plaza with an alfresco café and 200-year-old cedar tree.
How to Get There
Attention to detail, great service and restaurant - a perfect stay in Lisbon for a week. Location is perfect, walkable to all the sites and shopping. All the restaurants along Rue Dom Pedro V were excellent. Hotel is tucked away off the main street - quiet. Get ready for hills!
My wife and I stayed there a few nights and we are platinum SPG members. The rooms are very nice. We had one with an out door real wood-burning fireplace on the balcony. So, we had a staff member lighted, but it was too smoky. The thought of it was better than the reality. The rooms are very comfortable, but not exceptionally large. Around 270 ft.². The heating and air conditioning was not working during our stay and even though it was winter, the room felt stuffy at times, but we could open the sliding glass door.
There is a very nice bar and restaurant, with great views over the city. The bar and restaurant staff are very friendly and helpful. As a matter of fact, all the staff at the hotel are great.
We enjoyed the hotel a lot, even with some minor annoyances. We loved its location! We would not mind staying there again.
I can't say enough good things about this little jewel box of a hotel. Amidst the splendid age of Lisbon, this brand new, clean, contemporary styled (dare I says sexy?) space proved a welcoming home when we arrived in Lisbon not long ago... personable, personal, caring and eager to help. The portrait of the titular crown price at the entrance was the understated twist and great expression of the easy style of the place.
In the heart of what seemed to be the nicest neighborhood, on teh top of a hill with the best, sweeping views of restaurado, baixa and st George castle beyond... clean, modern rooms with plenty of space, modern fixtures, Hermes toiletries ... the front desk fixed several reservations for us, arranged custom tours and did everything we could image to offer welcome, enjoyable, calm experience.
We are recommending this spot to all of our friends.
Stayed there for 4 nights in a room with a balcony. First of all the location is in the best spot in town with Lisbon lying under you from your bedroom. Can’t beat it!! Then the staff-they are amazing all of them smiling friendly and helpful and I mean the doorman the reception staff and the breakfast people they all make your stay unforgettable.
The first day we took the complimentary 2 hour walking tour in the amazing vicinities of the hotel highly recommended!!!
The room is cosy the amenities great (Hermès) they give you daily tips where to go and what to do. Some of the best restaurants in town are nearby and a non commercial Fado experience is around the corner just ask the reception. Everything you need is brought in a second be it ice at 1 am or whatever.
As you can see I travel around the world and I must say that this is one hotel I’ll certainly recommend and come back to. Amazing experience worth every $.
The memmo Principe Real is a lovely small scaled hotel (around 40 rooms) perfectly located in a vibrant district of Lisbon, up the hilly Bairro Alto. There is a lot to do at a walking distance.
The room was reasonably large, very well decorated with a lot of wood but above all ingeniously designed to appear much bigger. The actual bedroom is separated by a wooden sliding door from the entrance where you will find the bathroom, the separate toilet and a walking closet! The lighting system is practical and cosy. Our room had a stunning view of the city.
The common areas are equally well designed and decorated. There is a nice outside pool. Breakfast is delicious and quite generous. Most importantly, the staff are very helpful and friendly and really make sure all your needs are catered for. Upon arrival you will find all you need in your room to mix yourself a good Porto tonic as a welcoming cocktail... I would definitely come back at the memmo Principe Real and recommend it warmly.