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
Can't fault this hotel which is very well located in a beautiful part of Lisbon. Charming staff, clean room with very comfortable beds, delicious breakfast and a terrace with a panoramic view of Lisbon. Would definitely stay again when next visiting Lisbon.
We booked for lunch and was blown away with everything about this place. I cannot recommend this place any higher.
The food, the staff, service, the views looking over Lisbon, the décor were just outstanding.
I found my senses being blown away with my meal, the taste and smells were out of this world.
we originally went just for lunch but ended up spending all afternoon and most of the evening.
We loved this hotel, great views, good vibe, wonderful service, great food. it was a short business trip but the hotel had what we needed, the only thing I missed was a gym on property. food was great, people were super friendly. city view rooms are great however there is some noise coming from the restaurant which is right below you.
My boyfriend and I stayed at this property for five nights in May on vacation. The location of this property is fantastic, it's right near the action but far enough away to be relaxing. We booked a superior terrace room and the view from the balcony was amazing but the balcony offers zero privacy. There are no walls or separation from the other balconies so you could literally be sitting right next to your neighbor. The rooms are small but the closet space is great, two closets with four drawers in each one. My only real complaint about the room is the bathroom. There is no door separating the bathroom from the room (the shower and toilet have their own doors) which doesn't allow for much privacy. Also, there is a large sink but no drawers or space to put your toiletries. I had to keep all my stuff in the bags that I brought them in which was annoying after five days. The concierge recommended a wonderful restaurant and was helpful with arranging car service, etc. I would recommend this hotel on the location alone, but being a new property I wish they would have been more thoughtful about making the rooms larger, more privacy and storage in the bathroom, and more privacy on the balcony.
Excellent! Superb at all levels. I had the pleasure of having a work lunch at Café Principe Real and later I organized a group dinner and both went very well the Chef Vasco Lello is amazing and the restaurant has a very good environment and wonderful views!