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The historic Bairro Alto neighbourhood dates back to the 15th century. The mostly pedestrianized, streets are quiet during the day. But in the evening, restaurants and bars open, giving the area a Bohemian feel. Bairro Alto is also home to Lisbon’s gay bars and clubs.
Neigbouring Chiado is small district between Bairro Alto and Baixa (the city centre) and is full of upmarket shops and boutiques, cafes & theatres.
based on 2107 reviews
Why this hotel? Walk to gay bars. Excellent dining. Very central. Free WiFi.
9Hotel Mercy enjoys a great central location between Chiado and Bairro Alto districts, close to upmarket shops and restaurants, and walking distance to Trombeta Bath gay sauna.
The hotel features gorgeous rooms with cable TV’s, air conditioning, free WiFi, minibars, and bathrooms with a separate showers. High quality service and very knowledgable staff at the concierge.
We also recommend the hotel’s Umai restaurant, headed by master chef Paulo Morais. Umai serves up some of the best Asian food you will find in Lisbon.
based on 2275 reviews
Why this hotel? Close to gay scene. Award winner. Fabulous views. Free WiFi.
This multi-award-winning 5-star boutique Bairro Alto Hotel is located pretty much in the centre of everything Lisbon has to offer. The surrounding area is full of shops, trendy cafés, restaurants and tourist sights.
The soundproof, air-conditioned guest rooms, styled by Portuguese designers, feature super-comfortable, extra large beds, minibar and safe. The rooftop terrace is a great spot for a drink and a light dinner, offering views of the city and the Tagus River.
Closed for renovation and expansion until August 2018.
The 1.6 km treelined Avenida da Liberdade boulevard runs north from the city centre to the Marques de Pombal square. The area has a great choice of hotels, cafés and shops, all with easy reach of the nightlife in Bairro Alto.
based on 6389 reviews
Why this hotel? Great location. Glamourous neighbourhood. Free WiFi.
One of Lisbon’s most prestigious hotels. The Sofitel Lisbon’s central location on the café- & boutique-lined Avenida da Liberdade is great for exploring the city and is within walking distance of the gay nightlife in Bairro Alto.
Guest rooms are air-conditioned and feature a super comfy bed, BOSE sound system and flat screen TV, WiFi and Lanvin toiletries in the bathrooms.
Why this hotel? Popular choice. Great for sightseeing & gay nightlife. Free WiFi.
Contemporary designer hotel near the Avenida da Liberdade (Lisbon “main” street), a great location for sightseeing and the gay scene.
Guest rooms & suites are air-conditioned and feature flat screen satellite TV, free WiFi, safe and minibar. Eurostars Das Letras has its own bar and restaurant, although plenty of local dining options are nearby.
Great value for money and a popular choice with gay travellers.
based on 2347 reviews
Why this hotel? Excellent location. Great pool & bar with rooftop view. Value for money.
The TIVOLI Avenida Liberdade is a bit of a Lisbon institution, with an ideal location near Avenida metro station and Principe Real nightlife district, 10-15 minutes from gay cruise BAR CRU and the popular TRUMPS dance club.
This 5-star hotel features a fabulous outdoor pool with by gardens and a rooftop bar with amazing views. Contemporary, stylish guest rooms feature very comfortable beds, espresso machines and sitting areas. The in-house Mediterranean restaurant is very good.
based on 3754 reviews
Why this hotel? Popular choice. Near the gay scene in Principe Real. Free WiFi.
Set in a classic 19th century building, the elegant Avenida Palace offers high quality rooms in an exclusive atmosphere, with views of the famous Restauradores Square,
All guest rooms have soundproofing, satellite TV and free WiFi. The hotel features a modern gym on the 5th floor and offers in-room massage service. A breakfast buffet is served daily in the lounge.
Location-wise, the Avenida Palace is just a short walk from gay bars in Principe Real, the metro station and Eduardo VII Park.
based on 8214 reviews
Why this hotel? Easy access to gay scene. Out-of-town option. Free WiFi.
The Corinthia is located a bit further away from the city centre but near a metro link to Chiado, the closest station to Principe Real, so you can enjoy Lisbon’s gay nightlife and attractions without the bustle of staying in the city.
This 5-star hotel has a fantastic swimming pool and a fully-equipped gym and spa. Guest rooms and suites are stylishly designed and offer free WiFi in all areas. An excellent ‘out of town’ option.