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
My husband and I stayed two nights at the hotel and fell in love with it. Great design,friendly and helpful staff, amazing location! Walking distance to many points of interest such as Chiado and Baixa.
We took the neighbourhood tour the hotel offered and it was awesome, I highly recommend it! Our guide was a portuguese student who knew a lot about the area and the city itself, we had a great a time.
Lokking forward to stay there again,thanks for everything!
We spent 6 days in this absolutely beautiful boutique hotel. My 13-year-old daughter and I went to Lisbon during a school break. The staff immediately made us feels welcome. They were all warm, friendly, sincere & extremely helpful. Much to our surprise, the hotel provided us with a complimentary walking tour upon arrival. That was a perfect introduction. We were surprised to find how centrally located the hotel is. We easily walked to all the hot spots...Chiado, Barrio Alto, Baixa, etc...Transportation is nearby too.
More about Memmo Principe Real, the rooms and common areas are immaculate. The beds are very comfortable. The soap and shampoo are from Hermes. Oola la la! Our balcony had its very own fireplace. The staff will light it for you. The pool is gorgeous and it overlooks Lisbon. The architect and designer paid very close attention to every detail from the floors to the light fixtures, all the hardware, and the overall decor. Every day we ate breakfast at Memmo and it was delicious. I’m sure the other meals are as well but we experimented around Lisbon for lunch & dinner. The neighborhood is beautiful with wonderful restaurants and stores right outside. I only wish I were boarding a plane tonight to go right back to Lisbon and this hotel. My daughter and I are so very grateful for our special time there.
Being in the most vibrant and central location, the rooms are amazingly quiet. The rooms are almost zen like, with meticulous details beautifully executed. Service is excellent, everyone is friendly and genuinely eager to help.
Really welcoming hotel in Lisbon. Great location, great rooms and lovely staff. I travel a lot for work and this felt like pleasure. The rooms are well sized, if you want a room where you can open a window ask for a higher one as the ground floor are patio doors. But all are great with really comfortable beds and a lovely touch of a small bottle of port when you arrive.
Only negative of the stay is the restaurant isn't great. The breakfasts are very good but the food for dinner was not up to scratch for a hotel of this standard. I can see why I was the only person in the restaurant on a wet evening when normally a hotel restaurant should be full. A shame as the hotel is really great in all other areas.
We spent three days as guests and were not disappointed.
At once secluded yet central,the hotel is surrounded by a very pleasant and engaging staff neighborhood.
But in moments you are in Bairro Alto and Chiado full of shopping , cafes and restaurants.
A lovely view over the city and high end amenities complement a very accomodating staff that simply wants to do everything to make your stay as pleasant and care free as possible.
Our suite was spacious, comfortable and well appointed.
Our breakfast was excellent.
Special mention to Joana and Rita at the front desk.
They are kind , engaging and very professional.
Lastly we took the free tour that the hotel offers to acquaint guests with the area.
Our guide was knowledgeable, vivacious and just a pleasure. Though not required nor expected we were grateful and happy to show our appreciation at the end of the tour.
Wish everyone did the same.
The experienced and discerning traveler should feel well cared for and comfortable at the Hotel Memmo Principal Real.