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 river view.
These hotels have a great location on the tram 28 route, close to major attractions, such as Lisbon’s castle and cathedral.
A note on Alfama hotels: If you happen to be in Lisbon on 12 June, and a good night’s sleep is important for you, beware. The Feast of Saint Anthony is celebrated all night in Alfama and other historic neighbourhoods. Exceptionally, to get a decent night’s sleep, you may want to check these Central but Quiet Hotels in Lisbon instead.
Memmo Alfama – Design Hotels
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 within 5 minutes’ walking distance of Lisbon’s medieval castle.
Hotel Convento do Salvador
Housed in a former convent dated from 1392, 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 also for guests with reduced mobility as rooms are fully adapted. But take note that the Alfama area is all set on a steep hill. Breakfast is often served on the beautiful patio.
Overlooking the castle walls and the Baixa (Lisbon’s downtown area), Olissippo Castelo is a four-star hotel set in an outstanding location. Some rooms have a private terrace. The castle is a few minutes away, and the Baixa is easily reachable. However, climbing back the steep and cobbled streets around the hotel may not be easy for people with reduced mobility.
Santiago de Alfama – Boutique Hotel
Santiago de Alfama 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.