Drawing on elements of traditional Portuguese design, the H10 Duque de Loulé is a chic boutique hotel with a wonderful roof terrace overlooking Lisbon. Set in a historic building, it blends traditional elegance with contemporary style.
Exquisitely eclectic in its design, the Valverde Hotel is a charming boutique option located halfway up the Avenida Liberdade in central Lisbon. With just 25 rooms and character to spare the Valverde brings together a wonderful collection of art, fabrics, prints and retro style to create a space that is a real treat for the senses.
Entering the dark, panelled lobby feels more like arriving into a grand townhouse than a hotel and as you explore further it becomes apparent how the mixture of styles, textures and tones have been so carefully balanced. The attention to detail is superb and each of the rooms has its own individual style in the same exuberant vein as the rest of the property. All feature plenty of modern comforts alongside retro furniture and modern design pieces.
The ground floor of the property is given over to the innovative Sítio restaurant which has an almost industrial feel with high ceilings, wide windows and exposed pipes which are softened with elegant furnishings. Seating from the restaurant extends out into an enclosed courtyard filled with ferns. The courtyard also has an inviting outdoor pool, while there's a small gym in the basement and a small reading room with a projector if you’d like to watch a movie.
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Each room at the Valverde has been carefully and uniquely styled to show off its own individual character. Huge attention to detail has been employed to create a seamless blend of retro and modern designs and each room displays a varied range of tones and textures. A number of the smaller rooms have their own balconies, while the Deluxe rooms and above offer views out over the Avenida da Liberdade. The large top-floor Valverde Suite also features views across the rooftops to the Castelo de São Jorge. The modern bathrooms are well-equipped and styled in black marble or bright white tiles. All rooms have air conditioning and free, high-speed internet access.
Situated in the heart of Lisbon’s Avenida da Liberdade, the Valverde Hotel is surrounded by some of the city’s best luxury shopping with a number of high-end boutiques right on the doorstep. The Baixa district is also an easy 15-minute stroll away, while the Chiado and Alfama areas can also be accessed on foot in around 25 minutes.
Food and drink
Breakfast is served each morning in the ground-floor restaurant whose tables extend out onto the terrace. Primarily based around a cold buffet, hot dishes are also available on an à la carte basis. The restaurant, Sítio Valverde, serves lunch, afternoon tea and dinner with a menu based around classic Portuguese specialities, while a lighter outdoor dining menu is available in the terrace courtyard. In the evening the bar serves a selection of signature cocktails.
Facilities and activities
Unusually for a city hotel, the Valverde offers a tranquil enclosed courtyard terrace with a small pool that is ideal for cooling off after a day of sightseeing. The secluded leafy patio is also a peaceful spot to relax. There is also a small gym in the basement and a reading room with a projector if you’d like to watch a movie.
Achingly cool, we love the decor and style of the Valverde and find the central courtyard terrace to be a wonderfully calming retreat in the heart of the city.
Places & hotels on the map
Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
An excellent family-friendly option located within the heart of historic Lisbon. Each apartment comes equipped with a full kitchen and for those travelling with young children, there is a kids’ club and baby concierge service available.
Situated on a steep hillside overlooking central Lisbon, the Memmo Príncipe Real is a chic modernist boutique hotel with a wonderful panoramic terrace and outdoor pool.
Converted from a 15th-century palace that once belonged to the Governors of Belém, the Palácio do Governador is a characterful boutique hotel steeped in history. There is a large outdoor pool and garden area as well as an extensive spa and indoor pool.
A lavish 19th-century palace turned hotel, the Pestana Palace is surrounded by acres of tropical gardens and provides a tranquil and relaxing retreat while still within easy striking distance of central Lisbon.
A historic boutique hotel in the heart of Lisbon and overlooking the central Praça do Comércio, the Pousada de Lisboa merges period charm with modern design to create an elegant and sophisticated base. The hotel features an indoor pool and spa as well as a rooftop solarium.
A charming boutique hotel located in the heart of Lisbon’s historic Alfama district the Santiago de Alfama is an elegant option housed within in a former 15th-century palace.
One of Lisbon’s most prestigious hotels, the stylish Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa offers a convenient location, excellent service, gourmet dining and a panoramic roof terrace. There is also an outdoor pool.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Explore some of Portugal’s most dramatic coastal scenery on this full-day private tour through the Arrábida region south of Lisbon. En route you’ll get to visit a local winery, coastal cliffs and quaint towns with medieval castles.
Explore the Alentejo, Portugal’s most significant food and wine region, on a full-day private tour. You’ll see Roman remains and medieval streets in historic Évora, sample local wines in a family-run winery, and drive through rolling countryside in-between.
Get to grips with Portuguese history with the help of a private guide on this full-day tour from Lisbon that takes in the 14th-century Monastery of Batalha, a medieval hilltop village and the flamboyant Palácio Nacional de Mafra.
Explore Lisbon with a local guide on a private half-day walking tour, which takes in several of its most interesting districts. You’ll learn about the city’s history and traditions, and stop for local food and drinks along the way.