Pousada de Lisboa

A luxurious look at Lisbon's past
Pousade de Lisboa’s position along historic Lisbon’s Praça do Comércio (“Commerce Square”) could not be more fitting. This 90-room stunner is a priceless example of how tradition (the 18th-century building once housed Portugal’s Interior Ministry) and modernity can come together in a structure that’s equal parts landmark and lovely European escape.

The hotel’s canary-yellow exterior surely commands a glance, but it’s the interior from architect Jaime Morais that has a real vibrancy, and you’ll see it from statement piece furniture and a bold staircase in the lobby all the way up to a Dom Pérignon Suite filled with polished hardwood floors, two balconies and a bathroom awash in Irish green marble.

When you step away from your sophisticated accommodations, follow your nose to a ground-floor restaurant, Lisboeta, serving a glorious sample of Portuguese dishes done with a modern spin. But because you’re in the heart of Praça do Comércio, you’ll find a wealth of other eateries just outside of the hotel’s front door.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Morais’ design touches — from candelabras dangling in the restaurant to carved headboards in the bedroom — assure that a sense of historical elegance is evoked throughout the property.
  • If the artwork on the walls appears to be gallery-worthy, it’s because it is. Area museums have loaned out many of the pieces that give the hotel such character.
  • The Lisbon hotel may sit in a building that’s over two centuries old, but many of its rooms and suites have a contemporary vibe that comes through in muted hues, soft light displays and marble-covered bathrooms separated from the bedroom with glass walls.
  • The Lisbon hotel is home RIB Beef & Wine, a trendy and cosmopolitan all-day dining spot complete with a terrace for dining al fresco. Specialties include the 28-day dry-aged tomahawk ribeye steak or the premium Chateaubriand.
  • The crème de la crème of accommodations at this luxury Lisbon hotel is the Dom Perignon Suite, topping out at a spacious 1,184 square feet, complete with a separate living room, two balconies with panoramic views of the Tagus River and an Irish Green marble bathroom bathed in natural light.
Getting There
31, Praça do Comércio 34, 1149-018 Lisbon, Portugal
LIS (14-20 min)  
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