Fall asleep checking Lisbon’s rooftops, admiring the wide River Tejo, and listening to fado. These are amazing experiences to live in the medina-like Alfama neighbourhood.
For an unforgettable stay, we’ve picked some of the best hotels in the middle of the old Alfama with the perfect view of the River Tejo. These hotels have a great location on the tram 28 line, and are close to Lisbon’s main attractions, such as the cathedral and the castle.
Memmo Alfama – Design Hotels
The Memmo Alfama is housed in a restored 19th century building in the picturesque Alfama, close to all the hot tourist spots in Lisbon. The Terrace Rooms have their small wooden decks with stunning views over the river. Surrounded by the best fado restaurants in Alfama, the hotel is 5 minutes’ walking distance of the Castelo de São Jorge.
Hotel Convento do Salvador
Set in a former convent, dated from 1392, the Hotel Convento do Salvador offers rooms with some of the best views of Alfama’s rooftops and the river. It’s the perfect choice for families, but rooms are also adapted for guests with reduced mobility. However, you should be aware that all the Alfama area is on a steep hill. The delicious breakfast can be served on the beautiful patio.
Overlooking the castle walls and the Baixa district, this 4 star hotel is in a magical location. Some rooms have a private terrace. The castle is just a few minutes away, and the Baixa is easily reachable. Note that climbing back the steep and cobbled streets around the hotel may not be easy for people with reduced mobility.
Santiago de Alfama – Boutique Hotel
The Santiago de Alfama Boutique Hotel is a quiet hotel tucked into the sleepy side of Alfama. The rooms are cosy and have large beds. The hotel is within walking distance of restaurants, and many tourist attractions.