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Travessa das Merceeiras 27 - Alfama, Lisbon 1100-348 Portugal
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Located in the heart of the most typical district of Lisbon - Alfama - steps away from the Cathedral and the Sao Jorge Castle, memmo Alfama is already considered as one of the best hotels in Lisbon and is the first boutique hotel in the city's historic area, with it's narrow streets, traditional shops and the famous Fado restaurants. Memmo Alfama redefines the standards of hospitality in Lisbon: the authentic and contemporary style, perfectly integrated in the surroundings, the 42 rooms overlooking the river Tagus and Alfama, the special feeling of being at a Portuguese hom and the attentive staff that will make your visit to Lisbon unforgettable. The memmo Alfama Terrace with a service of wine bar and pool on the first floor offers a perfect combination between the authentic Portuguese gastronomy and wines and a sublime vantage point to take in the sights and sounds of the city and the Tagus River. Just minutes away in downtown Lisbon is the emblematic Avenida da Liberdade and the historic centre to the bohemian Bairro Alto and the trendy Chiado. The famous yellow tram "28", also known as the tourists tram stops nearby the hotel and it's the perfect way to discover the most interesting aspects of Lisbon's historical and architectural heritage. This hidden treasure in the heart of one of Lisbon's most picturesque districts has mastered the art of local integration, offering a truly authentic Lisbon experience with unmatched views of Alfama and Tagus River.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Infinity pool
Free breakfast
Car hire
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
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Harbour View
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese

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Marshall wrote a review Jan 2023
13 contributions1 helpful vote
A stylish boutique hotel which, certainly in Jan, is very reasonably priced. Just off the famous Tram 28 winding street, it is a pleasant downhill stroll to town, with plenty of good restaurants on your doorstep. Rooms are adequate, even if not luxurious,’and wonderful shower. A view to front provides interest. Cosy bar and lovely terrace. Brilliant helpful staff
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Randy M wrote a review Aug 2022
San Francisco, California198 contributions55 helpful votes
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This hidden away gem delivers, not with wonderful service but spectacular views from their pool deck. Clean and well appointed, the property offers a serene and relaxing environment from the bustle of the neighborhood. From complimentary breakfast to afternoon drinks, the patio/deck area offers sweeping views of the bay and picturesque hillside neighborhood. Only negative was that it appears that tourist from off the street have found this spot.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: August there are far too many tourists and cruise ships block the view
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Response from Francisca Calado, Proprietário at Memmo Alfama Hotel
Responded 21 Aug 2022
Dear randymSF, Thank you for choosing memmo Alfama and for taking the time to write a review about your hotel experience. We are glad to understand you had a positive impression regarding the service and overall experience. It is always very rewarding to receive this kind of feedback! Still not a very touristy spot, people don't know there's this hidden gem at the end of the alley! We will be very happy to welcome you back to memmo Alfama. With my kindest regards, Francisca Calado Guest Experience
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DK63 wrote a review Dec 2022
London217 contributions142 helpful votes
Hidden on a cobbled no through road this hotel delivers stylish tranquility. Great views from the large terrace, and drinks and tapas, also has a small pool. Rooms are modern , good size and if you have one overlooking the terrace quiet at night and shutters deliver real black out. Excellent breakfasts hot to order and cold buffet - worth doing B&B. Service was also excellent - we had a few minor problems at first but they dealt with them quickly and effectively. Parking available through the hotel a 3 minute walk away if needed . Would stay again and recommend .
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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NaiNai38 wrote a review Nov 2022
Melbourne, Australia92 contributions28 helpful votes
Hidden down a narrow cobblestone road that you might miss is this gem. Incredible architecture and ammenities as well as well trained staff make this hotel something special. Treat yourself in Lisbon and book a few nights.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Room Tip: Wear good walking shoes as the cobblestone streets can be hard to walk on.
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Barbara D wrote a review Nov 2022
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The stay was absolutely amazing, everything was very carefully looked after, every single detail. The views and the room were stunning. We will definitely be back. We also recommend to book the fado night offered by the hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pattychr wrote a review Nov 2022
Newnan, Georgia24 contributions7 helpful votes
This four star hotel gives a ten star experience. From the moment we walked in and Mirelle showed us around, we knew we had chosen the right hotel. She stored our bags while we walked around the town, and when we returned, they were waiting for us in our room. Everyone on their staff greeted us and made us feel welcome. The rooftop deck area has the best view of Alfama. We enjoyed drinks there every night, and Ali took good care of us. Breakfast every morning included a beautiful cold buffet and hot meals you could order. David and Monica made sure we had everything we needed. I highly recommend this hotel; we will stay here again when we return to Lisbon.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Stephen E wrote a review Nov 2022
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom61 contributions79 helpful votes
If you are looking for a great place to stay in Lisbon then you will be hard pushed to find better than Memmo Alfama. This small boutique hotel is just behind the city's cathedral in the Alfama district. The main square and attractions are all within a 15-minute stroll. The room we had (number 17) also had a small terrace, the hotel overlooks the surrounding roof tops straight out to the Tagus river, lovely views. Breakfast was way above what we could have hoped for ..... pastries, hams, cheeses, croissants, breads, fruit, cereals, yogurts, cakes etc. Also the option of hot food (make sure you try the crepes!!!) Small bar offering tapas type food - great to sit on the terrace with a cold beer after a long day wandering around this lovely city. If we are back in Lisbon we will definitely stay here again, no question.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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LAguy90046 wrote a review Oct 2022
Los Angeles, CA78 contributions173 helpful votes
One’s affection for this somewhat quirky hotel will likely depend on your love of Lisbon’s Alfama neighborhood generally. It’s a charming area, but not necessarily the most comfortable or convenient to spend time in. The same can be said about the Memmo Alfama. First, the good: the staff is friendly and relatively helpful. The property is spotlessly maintained. And the views from the roof desks are not to be missed, especially at night. Beds were comfortable and towels and linens were plush. On the downside, the property is somewhat difficult to find and access. The entrance is located down a very long, unevenly cobblestoned alleyway that most Uber or taxi drivers won’t try to navigate. While the area is not particularly dangerous, I’m not sure I would have felt entirely safe walking down it late at night, and it’s definitely not for people with mobility issues. My room was very small, even by European standards, with the view almost totally obstructed by a high exterior wall that the hotel was apparently required to retain for historical purposes. Frankly, it felt a bit like a jail cell. The WiFi was laughably slow – easily the worst I’ve encountered in any hotel in the last decade. Strangely, the bathroom wall was floor to ceiling glass, and the only privacy provided from the main guest room was from a curtain pulled across from the outside – so unless you’re an exhibitionist, this place might not be the best place for you. The lighting in the bathroom was also quite dim. Lastly, unlike most European hotels I’ve stayed in, the breakfast (available for an extra charge) felt quite limited, and was heavy on the breads and pastries and light on the proteins. I was able to order some cooked eggs, which arrived in a very small portion the size and shape of a small cat food can. It was overpriced at 20 euros, and caused me to seek out breakfast places elsewhere on multiple occasions, despite my usual habit of enjoying a leisurely breakfast at my hotel before beginning a day of sightseeing. This isn’t a bad place by any means, and depending on one’s tastes and priorities, you may enjoy it. I just expected a little more comfort, space and value for the price.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Try to get a room without and obstructed view.
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Adam S wrote a review Oct 2022
United Kingdom9 contributions5 helpful votes
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Have just returned from a short two night stay at Memmo Alfama. Overall it was absolutely spectacular. The location is perfect, in the heart of Alfama ... you can walk to most of the main tourist spots in Lisbon but when you are in your room or sitting on the terrace the only thing you can really hear are birds and other guests taking in the view with a chilled drink. The hotel is located down a quirky alley that you could easily walk past from the main streets, staff are fantastic, relaxed and only too happy to help with information or recommendations. Our room (number 18) was on the first floor and had a fantastic view out over the Tagus, I imagine rooms higher up were even more spectacular but we were happy enough. Bathroom was large with a huge shower (no bath) and funky double sided glass perspective so you could draw the curtain and look out over the Tagus whilst taking a shower. Bed was really comfortable, shutters blocked out all light if you needed to, air con was handy, fridge was a good size so you could store your own water and keep chilled, good size safe that was free to use in room. Then had a small sitting room with comfy sofa, nice chair, handy set of shelves to keep pieces on and we even received a complimentary bottle of port with some chocolate brownie cake after we had settled into our room. Slept well every night. Breakfast wasn't included in our deal but we did take breakfast there on our final morning and it was again superb, choice of cooked food (to order) or selection of pastries, fruit, cereal if you didn't want the cooked stuff. Lovely way to start the day with stunning views over the city and river, perfectly relaxed and food cooked to perfection. Terrace itself served great food all day (we had a couple of steak sandwiches), music is normally played during the day and on the evenings we were there they had some small DJ sets going on until about 10pm, creates a really nice chilled vibe. You are only minutes from great food, great music. Just wander and you will be mesmerized. One place we would highly recommend for food outside of the hotel is a great little Tasca restaurant called Lisboa Tu et Eu. Only 5 minutes from the hotel, unreal sea food. My wife and I had full dinner and drinks for just over 40 euros. Sunrise is spectacular over the property (see pics) I'd love to come back here one day, Lisbon is a beautiful place and staying here only enhances the entire experience. Please see photos from our trip that correspond with the review.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Lori Freitag wrote a review Oct 2022
Los Angeles, California47 contributions4 helpful votes
We loved this boutique hotel with a beautiful view. It was in a great location that was slightly off the otherwise crowded Alfama. Our room was great but we couldn't open the window because the bar was literally outside our window. It was our only complaint. It could have been handy to order drinks though... The staff was really great and we loved the breakfast too... We are planning to come back in June and will stay here again but I am trying to figure out the best room. So, moral to this review is that location and view are everything ! Some of the rooms are a little awkward I heard (the attic rooms) so do your research about which room category to pick. I still gave it 5 starts because we loved it.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: don't get attic room or the room directly behind the bar.
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US$163 - US$285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Memmo Alfama Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Memmo Alfama Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Alfama (0.2 km), Castelo de S. Jorge (0.4 km), and Museu Do Aljube (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Memmo Alfama Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Memmo Alfama Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Memmo Alfama Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Memmo Alfama Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Memmo Alfama Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include STŌ Mercearia, Augusto Lisboa, and Agulha No Palheiro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Memmo Alfama Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an infinity pool during their stay.
Is Memmo Alfama Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Lisbon.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Memmo Alfama Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Memmo Alfama Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mosteiro dos Jeronimos (6.7 km), Castelo de S. Jorge (0.4 km), and Igreja de São Vicente de Fora (0.5 km).
Does Memmo Alfama Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.