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One of the oldest cities in Europe, Lisbon predates London, Paris and Rome by centuries – in fact, Athens is the only capital that predates it. Although doused in culture, the city does not rest on its laurels. Instead, it continues to reinvent itself, raising the bar in culinary standards, e-commerce and artistic prowess. It’s also seriously upping its luxury stakes thanks to Paula Amorim’s recent outposts.

A notable city of great stature yet surprising affordability, there is little reason not to make Lisbon your next European trip. Live like a Braganza for a little less than you might think with our edit of the top 10 Lisbon hotels for less than £150.

1908 Lisboa Hotel

Set in the hip and historic Intendente neighbourhood, this sleek and buzzy design hotel offers a popular bar and restaurant along with on-site art gallery showcasing some of Lisbon’s up-and-coming contemporary talent.

Rooms from £100/night

Casa das Janelas com Vista

With its laid-back vibe and cool and cosy style – this 12-bedroom guesthouse is more like your dream apartment than bonafide boutique hotel. What’s more, with the most charming staff to help guide your meanderings – you’ll be feeling like a local in no time.

Rooms from £70/night

Micasaenlisboa

Tucked away down a cobbled street in one of Lisbon’s oldest neighbourhoods – Graça – this boutique B&B boasts charm in abundance. Only recently reopened after extensive renovations, each of the nine rooms has been individually designed with real care and creative flair by owner Maria.

Rooms from £65/night

Casa C’Alma

With only a handful of rooms and plenty of cosy corners to curl up in, there’s a decidedly intimate feel to this hidden gem. The design has a crisp and minimalist Scandinavian vibe and the hotel has a philosophy of ‘slow living’ – inviting you to just kick back and unwind after a hard day’s exploring.

Rooms from £144/night

Almalusa Baixa / Chiado

Housed in a beautiful 18th-century building – the capital’s former arsenal – there are original features aplenty in this 28-bedroom boutique. What’s more, set in the heart of downtown, you couldn’t be better placed to explore.

Rooms from £120/night

York House Lisboa

Tucked away in the peaceful Lapa district, the historical feel of this converted 17th-century convent has been sensitively and tastefully preserved. Arriving up the impressive, plant-lined stone stair case – the leafy courtyard beckons for a sit down and a glass of something chilled.

Rooms from £120/night

The Lumiares

Set atop a hill in the buzzing Bairro Alto neighbourhood, this elegantly renovated 18th-century palace is a class act. With a cool Art Deco vibe and many of the furnishings made bespoke – the building’s original features are offset beautifully by more contemporary design.

Rooms from £145/night

LX Boutique Hotel

Housed in a century-old building smack-bang in the heart of town, the classical facade belies a fun and modern boutique hotel within. Pick the right room, and you’ll get lovely views out to the River Tagus.

Rooms from £105/night

As Janelas Verdes

For something a little more traditional, this Neo-Classical 18th-century palace might just be the one for you. With one of Portugal’s greatest writers, Eça de Queiros, said to have lived here – there are nods to his work throughout giving the hotel a rather romantic, literary feel.

Rooms from £120/night

Baixa House

With 13 apartments set across a lovingly restored 18th-century building in downtown – this hidden gem is a rather special spot. Offering that perfect blend of old and new, the individually designed apartments are unfailingly cool and boast a plethora of original features and vintage pieces that will have you wishing you could pack the whole lot up in your suitcase and take it home.

Rooms from £130/night

1908 Lisboa Hotel

Casa das Janelas com Vista

Micasaenlisboa

Casa C’Alma

Almalusa Baixa / Chiado

York House Lisboa

The Lumiares

LX Boutique Hotel

As Janelas Verdes

Baixa House

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