Lisbon is a fantastic city in Portugal and a great city to start your cruise. The ‘white city’ is the romantic name attributed to Lisbon in many books. The capital rises above the northern bank of the Tagus and stretches over seven hills. You will find picturesque, winding, and narrow streets, as well as wide shopping avenues, squares, and fountains. To start your cruise in style with the right Portuguese feeling! we have listed the 12 best Cruise Port Hotels in Lisbon for you.
This Cruise Port Hotel selection was created through recommendations from luxury cruise enthusiasts. Their experiences, together with our personal experiences, make these hotels ideal for cruise enthusiasts. All 12 Best Hotels in Lisbon also have the Cruisers’ Choice Award. After all, the start (or end) of your great cruise should be just as enjoyable as your cruise! This also includes choosing a hotel. And that’s what we’re good at; Creating Lifelong Memories!
About Lisbon / Lisboa
Sprawling beautifully along the right bank of the Tagus River Estuary, Lisbon proudly faces the Atlantic Ocean.
Legend has it that Lisbon was founded by the Greek Odysseus during his journey to the Odyssey. We cannot verify whether this is correct. What is certain; that Lisbon was founded as a trading post by the Phoenicians in the twelfth century BC.
Lisbon and most of present-day Portugal were part of the Roman Empire. From the second century BC until the Roman Empire fell apart. Later, Lisbon belonged to the Moorish Empire. With the help of Crusaders in the twelfth century, the city was conquered by Alfonso I of Portugal. After the conquest, the king had the Castelo de São Jorge built to protect the city from enemy attacks.
A major event in the history of Lisbon is the great earthquake of 1755. During this earthquake, a large part of the city was destroyed and entire parts of the city became uninhabitable. In the years that followed, the city was rebuilt stone by stone, although many historic buildings have been lost forever.
Some of the most popular sights in Lisbon survived this earthquake and can be visited this day. In other places, large squares have arisen, making Lisbon sometimes feel very spacious. Lisbon is a patchwork of different and colorful neighborhoods, such as Baixa, Chiado, Alfama, Bairro Alto: take up the challenge of discovering Lisbon on foot or take the famous old yellow tram!
Lisbon is one of Europe’s smallest capital cities but considered by many visitors to be one of the most likable. Spread over a string of seven hills, the city offers a variety of faces, including a refreshing no-frills simplicity reflected in the people as they go unhurriedly through their day enjoying a hearty and delicious cuisine accompanied by the country’s excellent wines.
Our hotel selection
Lisbon is a city of many beautiful places and beautiful hotels. A cruise port hotel must of course meet a number of requirements. The cruise terminal must be easily accessible, the location must be such that the city is easy to visit. The design of the hotel must be really nice. The service and the room must be good and last but certainly not least: it must be a hotel where you will create fantastic and lifelong memories. The right feeling of the city of Lisbon.
Here are the 10 best Cruise Port Hotels in Lisbon in random order:
- HOTEL AVENIDA PALACE *****
- FOUR SEASONS HOTEL RITZ LISBON *****
- ALMALUSA BAIXA/CHIADO ****
- PALÁCIO BELMONTE *****
- HOTEL VALVERDE LISBOA *****
- PESTANA PALACE LISBOA *****
- PALÁCIO PRÍNCIPE REAL *****
- HERITAGE AVENIDA LIBERDADE BOUTIQUE HOTEL ****
- PORTUGAL BOUTIQUE CITY HOTEL ****
- FONTECRUZ LISBOA, AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION MARRIOTT *****
- CORINTHIA LISBON HOTEL *****
- TIVOLI AVENIDA LIBERDADE *****
HOTEL AVENIDA PALACE *****
Luxury and Charm combined
The Hotel Avenida Palace, located in the center of Lisbon close to Bairro Alto and the Chiado, is a 5-star hotel that combines luxury and charm and is regarded as part of the city’s historic heritage. Boasting an exceptional location between Lisbon’s Pombaline Downtown and the Avenida da Liberdade. Elegant neoclassical architecture, sophisticated and luxurious decoration. More than a century of history, although completely renovated, the hotel occupies the boundary where tradition and innovation meet.
They present the right intimate and relaxing atmosphere, and the personalized and refined service. But also the thorough attention to detail make each stay at the Avenida Palace an unforgettable experience.
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL RITZ LISBON *****
The heart and soul of Lisbon
Located in the heart of Lisbon, this historic hotel wears the cultural heart and soul of Portugal on its sleeve. Inside, art-deco sensibilities mingle with an updated Louis XVI style. Plus a collection of important contemporary local artwork fills the halls.
Outside, views of the city’s rolling hills and brightly tiled exteriors spread out before you. After spending the day exploring the city sights, many just steps from the hotel, you are invited for dinner on the terrace of the acclaimed Varanda Restaurant. To watch the pink hues of sunset emerge from the horizon.
ALMALUSA BAIXA/CHIADO ****
Stylish and charming boutique hotel
The AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado has 28 rooms and suites. It is located in one of the most emblematic squares of Lisbon – Praça do Município. The hotel is imbued with the spirit of the city and a charming, informal atmosphere that fits their boutique nature. Much more than just accommodation, the AlmaLusa Baixa / Chiado is a place that’s alive with Portuguese culture.
They use local and national brands throughout the hotel, to provide a unique flavor to your stay. With one of the best locations in the city less than a 2-minute walk from the Tagus River and just a short distance from the main attractions, such as the Castelo de São Jorge and the Sé de Lisboa, as well as the Alfama Fado bars, with a unique atmosphere. City buses, trams, taxis, and bicycles are easily accessible from the Hotel.
PALÁCIO BELMONTE *****
The most veiled secret in Lisbon
At the Belmonte, there is no crowd, no noise, no chocolate on the pillow, and no television. Just fresh air, space, light, your own laughter, and music.
For an experience beyond compare, far back to your roots, to your childhood, to fantasy. Let Palacio Belmonte be your house while discovering the wonderland of Portugal. Palacio Belmonte offers 10 suites, all different, all unique, some with terraces, winter garden or built in a Roman tower with 360º view or in a Muslim one on top of a 40 meters high rock. All are equipped with fully modern bathrooms, natural ventilation, and a Mediterranean garden. You will love the black marble swimming pool to relax, read or dream.
House of the Earl of Belmonte, Cabral, and the Marquis of Atalaia for the past 500 years. The Belmonte is a stunning sculpture. A 2197 years synthesis of Portuguese history. It became a few years ago the House of a Landscape Collector. He then decided to open his house to a very few for whom luxury is synonymous with encountering one’s emotions. Palacio Belmonte prides itself on delivering memorable unique customized experiences for those who choose to stay with them.
The Belmonte is the most veiled secret in Lisbon… And definitely, a place to experience! History, Architecture, Culture, Sustainable Development… Here you will not find standard accommodation but a single life option! While receiving the highest level of service, you will be merged by this deep philosophy of well-being, exclusivity, simplicity, natural comfort, intimacy, and introspection. Palacio Belmonte is a real alternative way of life… We LOVE this hotel!
HOTEL VALVERDE LISBOA *****
Oasis of comfort and discreet luxury
Located in the center of Avenida da Liberdade, in the noblest area of Lisbon.
Reminiscent of London and New York Town Houses, Valverde Hotel has a classic and elegant language, punctuated by contemporary furniture, works of art, objects, and antiques. It is these pieces, the light, the comfort of the fabrics and materials used, and the treatment of the space as if it were a residence, which intends to distinguish this from all other hotels that may exist in the surroundings, creating a unique place, like an “Oasis of comfort and discreet luxury”.
The Valverde Hotel welcomes leisure and cruise lovers, offering a space in a kind of enlarged house, with a deeply intimate atmosphere. Adjacent to the Restaurant and Bar, you will find a very cool environment. With its different-sized windows and its garden, the “Pateo” is a perfect place for reading, relaxing, or having a private conversation. The black background is broken by terracotta pots and varied furniture with colorful fabrics. In this idyllic space where you can enjoy a food and beverage service, a “classics” menu is available all day. For those who prefer lighter and outdoor dining. It also provides a “Five o’clock Tea” and Cocktails service, which is very popular with guests.
Special music nights make this a popular place for Lisbon society.
PESTANA PALACE LISBOA *****
15 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from the port!
Located in a restored 19th-century palace, the Pestana Palace Lisboa is one of “The Leading Hotels of the World“. Recognized for their extraordinary service. This 5-star hotel in Lisbon is close to the city’s main monuments, such as the Tower of Belém, the Belém Cultural Centre, the Jerónimos Monastery, the MAAT –Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, and the Lisbon Convention Centre.
With two swimming pools (indoor and outdoor), a spa, and lush gardens complete with plants designated as “National Monuments”. This is the perfect hotel for your pre-or post-cruise.
The Pestana Palace Lisboa Hotel’s spacious rooms are elegantly decorated. Each room is equipped with a 49” flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, and minibar. Some offer balconies with garden views and some have a living area with a sofa. Prepare for the classic historic feel in the rooms like you step back in time. I suggest booking one of the suites.
The four royal suites located in the palace were once used by the marquesses. A breathtaking view of the river or palatial gardens is part of a unique experience. You will feel like a marquess!
At the Pestana Palace, you will find one of the best restaurants in Lisbon, Valle Flôr restaurant. Carrying the hallmark signature of Chef Pedro Inglês Marques and located in the palace’s former ballrooms. Here you can opt for a unique gastronomic à la carte experience. Or try out a tasting menu which I would recommend. You can also have breakfast with views of the exotic and tropical garden. There you can enjoy the Palace’s Sunday Brunch. In the summer months, the oriental Casa do Lago opens the doors of its garden. They offer a menu appropriate for the season. On Saturdays, be sure to try a chic nic on the lawns by the pool.
This historic urban resort is a great starting point for touring the amazing city of Lisbon prior to your cruise. But surely also the renowned city of Cascais or the romantic town of Sintra. The airport is located 12.5 km away.
PALÁCIO PRÍNCIPE REAL *****
Space is the new luxury
Palácio Príncipe Real opens its doors and welcomes guests to a luxury palácio, located in the heart of Lisbon’s trendy Príncipe Real and with a large garden, heated swimming pool, and yoga rooms. All of the bedrooms give guests a flavor of times gone by when life was lived at a slower pace. Times when afternoon tea was enjoyed in the drawing-room or garden.
Built in 1877, the Palácio was enjoyed and loved by the Lisbon Teixeira da Mota family. The Lisbon society still speaks fondly of parties hosted there. When the current owners were introduced to the building in 2014, they immediately fell in love with the building and the garden and dreamed of recreating the decadent luxury of days gone by with all of the comforts of modern life.
The Garden is an oasis in the center of the city. Your bedroom comes with a SMEG fridge filled with little treats and they can serve breakfast in your room. Surely they can serve your breakfast on the terrace, or even by the pool. Lisbon is blessed with its climate. Even in February, you could be sitting in the sunshine with your freshly ground coffee.
HERITAGE AVENIDA LIBERDADE BOUTIQUE HOTEL ****
A bridge between modernity and the past in the historic center of Lisbon
The blue façade of the Heritage Avenida Liberdade stands out in an architectonic unit on the prime artery of the capital – Avenida da Liberdade. Subject to careful rehabilitation, this 18th-century building has come back to life by dint of a project of a unique nature.
Designed by Miguel Câncio Martins – whose interventions in the most cosmopolitan capitals are surprising for their daring and creativeness – the authorship of this rebuilding is expressed by the diluting of the physical frontiers between the city and the hotel.
The purpose of the rehabilitation was to keep as many original elements as possible: the 18th-century façade, the ashlar, the veranda railings, the wooden main door, and the shutters with their original ironwork, as well as the Pombaline tiles in the interior, have been subject to detailed restoration. In the exterior, the integrality of the architectonic design was conserved, maintaining the elegant features which characterize the Pombaline age.
A bridge between modernity and the past. Its 42 personalized rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, a free safe, satellite TV, free access to broadband wireless and LCD TV, DVD/CD reader. Also lovely Molton Brown amenities, hairdryer, and bathrobes.
As for the sister hotels of Lisbon Heritage Collection, Heritage Avenida Liberdade Hotel provides it all. Assisted breakfast buffet, library, lobby bar, a Fitness room with a Jet Pool and a Gym, 24h room service, laundry, free access to broadband wireless, free use of a computer and printer with internet access, and a video library. A hotel designated for non-smokers.
PORTUGAL BOUTIQUE CITY HOTEL ****
Your stay in the heart of Lisbon
Located in Lisbon City Center, a couple of steps away from the main points of interest of the city, Portugal Boutique Hotel offers its guests the possibility to indulge in the Lisbon lifestyle. Experiencing closely Rossio, Chiado, Alfama, Av. Da Liberdade, Castelo de S.Jorge, Bairro Alto, or Principe Real, discovering Lisbon and its most remarkable traditions.
Boasting 53 comfortable rooms, this hotel provides its guests with a service of excellence that sets it apart from the others. Turning each stay into a unique and unforgettable experience. From the entrance, the atmosphere is marked by a touch of luxury and refinement, induced by the materials themselves and the overwhelming golden spread by the entire Lobby Lounge and Reception. It is a unique design, typical of a historical building from the Pombaline era, fully recovered in a project of Arctic Interior Architecture Office, by Cristina Santos Silva.
In addition to Jony Rules, a Tapas Bar with a terrace sheltered from the bustle of the city, offering the best of Portuguese wines and tapas, Portugal Boutique Hotel also offers one of the most exquisite spaces you can find in the heart of Lisbon: Premium Wine House – a private wine cellar in Lisbon underground, offering unique wine experiences in an intimate atmosphere. During the week guests can experience Wine Tastings, whilst the Wine Brunch is available on Saturdays.
Managed by PHC Hotels – Portuguese Hospitality Collection, Portugal Boutique Hotel has the sister-hotel nearby, Hotel Mundial. Ensuring a wide range of bars and restaurants, and even events, which liven up the guests’ stays throughout the year. Whether it’s dinner at Lisbon’s prestigious Varanda de Lisboa Panoramic Restaurant, with a menu designed by Chef Vitor Sobral, or a memorable Sunset Party in the famous ROOFTOP BAR, Portugal Boutique Hotel offers its guests everything they need to complement a memorable Lisbon experience.
FONTECRUZ LISBOA, AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION *****
Experience modern luxury in downtown Lisbon
Embrace thoughtfully crafted, traditional Portuguese decor combined with modern luxury at this 5-star hotel in downtown Lisbon. Situated on Avenida da Liberdade near Rossio Square and the Baixa District, this boutique accommodation is a contemporary oasis with access to the city’s best transportation options, including a nearby metro station.
After you arrive, settle into the sophisticated rooms or suites with soundproof windows, sleek furnishings, and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi. Start your day in downtown Lisbon with a coffee on the outdoor terrace at Bistro. This stylish restaurant offers Portuguese specialties in the morning, afternoon, and night. The hotel has modern facilities with hi-tech AV equipment and space for 135 guests. From an updated fitness center to 24-hour room service, the amenities and services will elevate any experience in Lisbon, Portugal.
CORINTHIA LISBON HOTEL *****
Elegantly capturing the spirit of Lisbon
Corinthia Hotel Lisbon is a great choice when visiting Lisbon prior to your cruise or after your cruise. It is not only affordable but also comfortable and centrally located. Enjoy a family-friendly environment with a host of amenities designed especially for travelers like you.
Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar. Guests can enjoy free wifi at the hotel. The hotel features a concierge and room service, to make your stay even more pleasant. The property also offers a pool and breakfast.
Corinthia Hotel Lisbon is close to Lisbon’s most popular attractions. Such as Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (2.1 km) and Miradouro da Senhora do Monte (3.4 km). It is therefore ideal for tourists.
Lisbon has plenty of Mediterranean restaurants. During your visit, head to popular spots such as Pharmacia – Chef Felicidade, Alma, and Solar dos Presuntos. There you can enjoy delicious dishes. Looking for sights? Perhaps popular tourist attractions within walking distance, such as the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum (1.1 km) of the Palace of the Marquises (0.8 km), are for you. You will enjoy your stay and have fun in Lisbon!
TIVOLI AVENIDA LIBERDADE *****
Discover Lisbon’s best-kept secrets
Welcome to Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa, the Grande Dame of hotels in central Lisbon, Portugal. A true landmark, delivering exceptional hospitality since 1933. Today, as ever, the place to see and be seen. It is a natural meeting point for celebrities, heads of state, and royalty alike.
Discover Lisbon’s best-kept secrets with their Experience Teams. Shop till you drop in Avenida da Liberdade and Chiado’s luxury stores. Or simply unwind by the oasis of the hotel’s unique swimming pool amidst the fronds of its semi-tropical garden.
Discover the wealth and variety of rooms and views at our luxury hotel in Lisbon. From Deluxe Rooms to the stunning Presidential Suite, which makes each stay an unforgettable experience.
Wining and dining are paramount in the European tradition; join in the thriving and bustling ambiance of the Cervejaria Liberdade. Indulge yourself with the best fish and seafood in Lisbon, sourced from over 800 km of Portuguese coastline. For more relaxed moments, step into the luxurious world of Anantara SPA and discover the exceptional pampering. Place your beauty and wellness needs in the hands of highly trained and intuitive therapists.
The room you won’t want to leave. With comfortable beds and signature bed linen which sets them apart from other 5-star hotel rooms in Lisbon. At Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa they’ve fitted their rooms and suites to the highest standard. And anticipating your every whim. Lazy afternoons on the balcony, reviving in the walk-in shower or unwinding in the large bathtub. From spacious Deluxe Rooms to the jaw-dropping Presidential Suite, there’s something for everyone. And do not forget to zip cocktails at the beautiful sky bar!
There are so many beautiful hotels in this city on the hills. It was difficult to make a selection of only the 12 best cruise port hotels in Lisbon. But the personal recommendations and experience of cruise enthusiasts helped make this selection. Would you like a larger selection of the best hotels in Lisbon? Then go to www.cruisetcetera.com/mediterranean-portugal/. Did we forget a great hotel? Leave a note below! Have fun in this marvelous city! Divirta-se nesta cidade maravilhosa!