Classic Luxury

Pousada de Lisboa

Pousada de Lisboa offers a five star experience in a renovated 18th century ministry building that offers tantalizing glimpses into Lisbon's past. The spa, gym, pool, buzzing bar and restaurant complement the hotel’s enviable location on the Tagus River.

Lisbon, Portugal
Pousada de Lisboa
  • Overlooks the Tagus River from Lisbon's most elegant square

  • The former 18th century ministry building oozes history

  • Luxury urban style offers a chic retreat in beautiful Lisbon

  • Though intimate, the hotel boasts a spa, fitness centre and pool

Pousada de Lisboa stands in Lisbon’s Praça do Comércio, or Commerce Square, in the wonderful Baixa district at the edge of the Tagus River. Set close to Chiado, which offers the city’s finest shopping, and overlooked by the Castelo de São Jorge and the lively Bairro Alta and Alfama, it’s within walking distance of Lisbon’s most compelling sights. 

The hotel’s elegant façade, dating to the 18th century, is the signature goldenrod yellow of many of Lisbon’s most distinguished buildings. The building, with its graceful arcades, has been beautifully restored, in some places down to the historic vaulted brick dome ceilings and stained glass, to incorporate Lisbon’s storied history into a modern luxury retreat. The interiors were designed by renowned Brazilian architect Jaime Morais, who pays respect to the building’s legacy with pieces on loan from Portugal’s great museums mixed with contemporary art.

For a small city hotel, Pousada de Lisboa has great amenities. In addition to a buzzy bar and lounge, the RIB restaurant and sidewalk café are overseen by up and coming chef Tiago Bonito. The hotel’s top floor houses a spa, sauna, indoor pool and fitness area, to ensure that you stay limber after long and happy hours walking Lisbon’s seven hills. 

Walking tours, Portuguese tapas trails, an evening enjoying Fado (Lisbon’s affecting and plaintive music tradition), and even one of the cities iconic custard colored trams privately rented for you and yours are all on your doorstep. For explorations further afield, the lovely seaside town of Cascais as well as the hilltop aerie of Sintra – complete with its palace, Moorish castle, and impossibly charming historic centre – are just 30 minutes away on private day tours.

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Smack dab in the Centro do Commercio, you'd be hard pressed to find a better location in Lisbon.

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Lisbon, Portugal

Set on the waterfront in Lisbon, in the stylish and elegant Praça do Comércio, Pousada de Lisboa enjoys a perfect location in the heart of the city with the city's best sights, shops, and eateries outside your front door.

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