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Recommended gay friendly hotels in Lisbon

As an LGBTQ+ traveller, it's important to stay somewhere welcoming, with great value and maybe near to gay venues, and at GayMapper, we have done the hard work for you, curating a list of recommended hotels. In Lisbon, the gay nightlight is clustered around Bairro Alto and Principe Real, so you may prefer to stay in our of our recommended hotels there. Treat yourself to a luxury hotel or stay budget and spend what you save on partying! Check out GayMapper recommendations for gay friendly hotel deals in Lisbon, Portugal. Please support GayMapper by checking out our hotel deals as this helps us to keep the site updated with all this useful information!


3* My Story Hotel Augusta

Located in central Lisbon, close to the Bairro Alto gay area and within 500 m of Rossio and 600 m of Dona Maria II National Theatre, My Story Hotel Augusta features great value accommodation with a bar and bistro. The 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom and free WiFi. My Story Charming Hotel Augusta revived an old building on one of Lisbon's best‐known streets. Rua Augusta is the main artery resulting from the planning of Lisbon after the earthquake of 1755. All rooms in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV and a wardrobe, with quality toiletries provided in the bathrooms. A buffet breakfast is available each morning at the property. Languages spoken at the reception include English, Spanish and French. Commerce Square is 2.7 km from My Story Hotel Augusta, while Castelo de Sao Jorge is 2.8 km away.

3* My Story Hotel Ouro

With a themed decor based on Portuguese tiles, the charming My Story Hotel Ouro occupies an 18th century building in the heart of the historic Baixa district of Lisbon. Its outdoor esplanade is on one of Lisbon's traditional pedestrian streets, and is conveniently located to access the gay life of Bairro Alto nearby. Featuring a golden headboard, all air-conditioned rooms have a private bathroom, a Smart TV, safe and free WiFi. They also have a minibar. Communicating rooms are available upon availability. Each room has an elegant decor and some feature views over the surrounding streets. Featuring tasty dishes and a comprehensive cocktail list, the bar and restaurant at My Story Hotel Ouro is a great spot to enjoy traditional Portuguese cuisine or savour a drink. The central location of the hotel allows guests to easily explore the capital city. The reception is open 24-hours a day. Tejo River is around 400 m and offers the ideal setting to enjoy a drink while watching the sunset, in of Commerce Square's summer terraces. Santa Justa Lift is less than 5-minutes walking from the hotel. Baixa/Chiado Metro Station is a few steps from My Story Hotel Ouro, providing access to most of the greater Lisbon area. The historic facade of the Rossio Train Station is within 5 minutes' walking. Lisbon International Airport is 7.6 km away and is accessible via metro.

3* My Story Hotel Rossio

Offering a restaurant, My Story Hotel Rossio is located in central Lisbon within walking distance of the gay life in the Bairro Alro district. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with air conditioning and a minibar. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer and free toiletries. You can enjoy city view from the room. Extras include a desk, a safety deposit box and bed linen. At My Story Hotel Rossio you will find a 24-hour front desk and a bar. Other facilities offered at the property include luggage storage. The hotel is in Rossio, 400 m from Chiado and 350 m from Liberty Avenue. Lisbon Portela Airport is 6 km away.

4* 9Hotel Mercy

Modern, 4-star 9Hotel Mercy features spacious rooms overlooking old Lisbon and Sao Jorge castle, close to the gay nightlife of Bairro Alto. The larger rooms offer panoramic views over Bairro Alto, Tagus Bridge or Sao Jorge Castle. The air-conditioned rooms were designed by Portuguese architect Miguel Saraiva. Every room has free WiFi and a minibar. The decor is modern, with contrasting colours. A daily breakfast is served at the Lounge Bar. 9Hotel Mercy's terrace bar "In Heaven" is located on the 6th floor and offers panoramic views over Sao Jorge Castle and the Tagus River. Room service is available via the 24-hour front desk. There are also several bars and restaurants within 200 m. Lisbon's Trindade Theatre is 50 m from the 9Hotel Mercy. Rossio Train Station and Baixa/Chiado Metro Station are within 8 minutes' walk. Lisbon International Airport is 9 km away.

4* BessaHotel Liberdade

BessaHotel Liberdade is located in the heart of Lisbon, right in "Avenida da Liberdade", making it a great choice not only for business stays but also for those deserved vacations. In this area you will find the most prestigious international brands, business centers and the most vibrant gay nightlife in Bairro Alto and Principe Real. The air-conditioned luxurious rooms of BessaHotel are decorated in a vintage style. All rooms have a Bluetooth integrated sound system, a work desk and a satellite/cable flat-screen TV. Some rooms have balconies with views of the city. Featuring a 24-hour reception, BessaHotel provides a business centre and therapeutic massages upon request. Other facilities offered at the property include luggage storage and laundry facilities. BessaHotel Liberdade is 500 m from Rossio and 700 m from the commercial area of Chiado. The Restauradores Metro Station is 300 m away and Lisbon International Airport is 6 km away.

4* Late Birds Gay Urban Resort

The Late Birds Lisbon is a top-rated Gay Guesthouse in Lisbon. Located in Bairro Alto, in the heart of Lisbon Historical center, The Gay Men's Guesthouse offers an outdoor swimming pool, a garden, a sun deck and a lounge bar. Each air-conditioned room at The Late Birds Lisbon includes a computer, a cable channel TV, free WiFi access and a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries. Small cooked breakfasts can be served in the morning and a brunch is prepared on Sundays. Gay weddings as well as birthday parties or special events can be organized by The Late Birds' team. The guest house is located just 650 m from Principe Real. Lisbon Portela Airport is located a 20-minute drive from the property.

4* Le Consulat

Le Consulat offers luxury rooms, apartments, a brunch and a coworking space within a historic building in Praca Luis de Camoes in the center Lisbon, moments from Bairro Alto, where you will find much of Lisbon's gay life. For more than 100 years, Le Consulat was the home of the Brazilian Consulate. Now it is a 20-room hotel with an elegant and characterful accommodation proposal that you can savor from the first minute. We offer a fine selection of original Portuguese art in each of the rooms and apartments, so that our clients feel inspired at all times. Furthermore, it is located in one of the most emblematic squares in Lisbon, Plaza Luis de Camoes -in the Chiado neighborhood-, just in front of the city's historic tram stop. An excellent location to let yourself go and walk around its stately streets, go shopping, or walk to the promenade, just 10 minutes from the hotel. Each of the Le Consulat's rooms and suites was decorated in collaboration with the most important art galleries of Lisbon. All units are equipped with air conditioning, soundproofing and the Consulaire/Ambassadeur suites offer a fully equipped kitchenette and a dining area. A breakfast buffet is available every morning and guests may relax at the Le Consulat's on-site bar. The surrounding area offers a variety of restaurants serving Portuguese and international cuisine, and the trendy nightlife neighbourhood of Bairro Alto is just a few metres away. Le Consulat features an exhibit area on the 2nd floor where new Portuguese artists show their latest work and there is a tea area on the 1st floor where guests may socialize. The Baixa-Chiado Metro Station is a 1-minute walk and the Cais do Sodre Train Station, connecting guests to Estoril and Cascais, is 600 m away. Lisbon International Airport is 9 km away, easily accessible via public transportation.

4* Lisboa Pessoa Hotel

Inspired by the life and work of Fernando Pessoa, Lisboa Pessoa Hotel is located in the centre of Lisbon, 200 m from Chiado and perfectly located to explote the gay options available in Lisbon. The Hotel features a restaurant with panoramic views, a SPA and fitness centre, meeting facilities and a library. Free WiFi and paid private parking are available. Lisboa Pessoa Hotel offers a variety of rooms, including interconnecting rooms, rooms with a terrace and stunning views of Lisbon. All rooms have air conditioning, a safe and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Each bathroom includes free toiletries and a walk-in shower. The reception is available 24 hours. The hotel has free Wi-Fi. Restaurante Mensagem provides an intimate atmosphere with eight niches with a private window and 2 terraces with views of the Portuguese capital. The products are carefully selected by Chef Manuel Ferreira and the dishes are inspired by Portuguese tradition. Lisboa Pessoa Hotel is 200 m from Rossio and 300 m from Dona Maria II National Theater. Humberto Delgado Airport is 6 km away.

5* Memmo Principe Real

Memmo Principe Real is a five star & boutique hotel located right next to Bairro Alto and Chiado, with breathtaking views of Lisbon, and easy access to the gay nightlife of both Principe Real and Bairro Alto. Memmo Principe Real features an outdoor pool and lounge, with panoramic city views. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a modern Bang & Olufsen TV. A terrace is featured in certain rooms. For guest's comfort, there are bathrobes and slippers. The private bathroom comes with premium Hermes amenities and with professional quality hair dryers. Cafe Principe Real Restaurant is a celebration of the Lusophony roots through Portuguese and international dishes, with Brazilian, African and Asian influences. The restaurant is located in a central, stylish and comfortable area of the hotel with a terrace overlooking the pool and the city. Breakfast is served here in the morning exclusively for guests. Light meals and fresh juices or cocktails are available at lunch time and during the afternoon. The property has a timeless and contemporary architectural style, complete with an oil painting of D. Pedro V, by the artist Barahona Possollo. The decor also features classic vintage furniture, contemporary paintings by Miguel Branco and a piece by Iva Viana. The hotel is 1.8 km from popular Commerce Square, which has many eateries and has views over the Tagus River. Restauradores Metro Station is within 700 m. Lisbon Portela Airport is 6 km away.

5* Raw Culture Arts & Lofts

A hotel born from the acquisition of an antique Portuguese Typography. Raw Culture Art & Lofts Bairro Alto is a a new concept of lodging, offering a unique cultural experience, with comfort and a sophisticated ambiance. Each loft was decorated tapping into the owner's private art collection and temporary displays often adorn the property's public areas. Location wise, this accommodation can't be beat, being close the action in Bairro Alto and Principe Real. All of the comfortable lofts offer accommodation with free WiFi, soundproofing and a flat-screen cable TV. Each includes a fully equipped kitchenette and city views, with some also including a balcony. Both a la carte and vegan breakfast options are available each morning at Raw Culture Art & Lofts Bairro Alto. The surrounding area is filled with an assortment of popular restaurants and eateries, many within a 5-minute walk. Bairro Alto is also one of the city's top nightlife areas. Guests will be able to relax in the communal lounge area and also wander around the property, admiring the many art pieces on display. There is a 24-hour front desk, as well as private parking with a valet service. Chiado is 300 m from Raw Culture Art & Lofts Bairro Alto, while Rossio is 400 m away. The nearest airport is Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport, 6 km from the property.

5* The Lumiares Hotel & Spa

The Lumiares is a 5* boutique hotel & Spa in bohemian Bairro Alto. A former 18th century palace converted into spacious apartment suites with a panoramic rooftop with views across to the River Tagus on one side, and the Castelo de Sao Jorge on the other, this hotel is a great choice to treat yourself on your gay holiday to Lisbon, with all the gay life located nearby. The Lumiares Hotel & Spa is part of the Small Luxury Hotels Of The World association. All units feature a flat-screen TV. There is a seating and/or dining area in some units. There is also a kitchenette, equipped with a dishwasher. An oven and coffee machine are also offered. Each unit is fitted with a private bathroom with a bath or shower. Guests can enjoy a drink at the on-site bar. Rossio is 400 m from The Lumiares Hotel & Spa - Small Luxury Hotels Of The World. The nearest airport is Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport, 6 km from The Lumiares Hotel.

5* The Vintage Hotel & Spa

Welcome to The Vintage, a 5* hotel and spa where one-off art & design can be found in every corner. Set just north of Principe Real, within easy reach of Bairro Alto and situated just 300 m from Lisboa's lively Avenida da Liberdade. It features a rooftop bar with panoramic views over the city, a heated indoor pool, a spa and a fitness centre. Rooms at The Vintage Hotel & Spa come with free WiFi and feature large windows and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Each open-plan en suite bathroom is stocked with bathroom amenities and a bathrobe. Rooms also have a separate seating area. Suites offer an exclusive living and working area. Complimentary snack, craft beer and hot drinks are also provided. The Blue Restaurant serves traditional Portuguese cuisine. Cocktails and wine are served at The Vintage Lisboa's Lobby Bar. The hotel's modern spa facilities include a heated indoor pool, water circuits and treatment rooms. A well-equipped gym is also available. Avenida Metro Station can be reached with a 10-minute walk. Portela Airport is 6 km away. Staff at the 24-hour reception desk can arrange car rental service.

5* Valverde Hotel

Located right in the middle of Lisbon's upscale Avenida da Liberdade, the 5-star Valverde boutique hotel features a patio with pool. Free WiFi access is available. The tranquil bedrooms feature strong-coloured walls contrasting with the light-coloured fabrics. They all include sophisticated and functional furniture plus objects from the 1950's. Each private bathroom comes with a bathrobe and slippers. Guests of the suites will find a Delta coffee machine in their room. The on-site Sitio Valverde Restaurant and Patio offers a daily menu inspired in traditional Portuguese cuisine. Themed dinners are available, with live Fado music on Tuesdays and Saturdays, while Thursdays feature jazz and bossa nova. In addition, guests can enjoy an afternoon tea or a cocktail in the intimate ambiance of the Patio. Breakfast is served daily between 07:00 and 11:00, and a brunch is available on Sundays, from 12:00 to 16:00 and accompanied by live jazz music. The 24-hour reception can organise all tours and required visits to the city and other places. Transport services, car rental and purchase of tickets for shows or theatres are also available. Rossio Square is a 10-minute walk, as well as D. Maria II National Theatre. Lisbon International Airport is 8.2 km away.

Urbano FLH Hotels

Offering air-conditioned rooms for travelers on a budget in the Santa Maria Maior district of Lisbon, Urbano FLH Hotels Lisboa is 1 km from St. George's Castle. This property is set 1.8 km from Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, 2.4 km from Commerce Square and 7 km from Jeronimos Monastery. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi throughout the property. At the hotel all rooms have a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Guests at Urbano FLH Hotels Lisboa can enjoy a continental breakfast. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Rossio, Ribeira Market and Dona Maria II National Theatre. The nearest airport is Humberto Delgado, 7 km from Urbano FLH Hotels Lisboa, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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Lisbon Gay Scene

While you'll struggle to find a Lisbon bar that doesn't welcome LGBTQ+ travellers, most of the dedicated gay bars can be found in the neighbouring areas of Principe Real and Bairro Alto. The street at the heart of it is Bairro Alto where you'll find crowds of gays hanging out and drinking in the street late at night, since bars and clubs here are busiest around midnight and the early hours. These atmospheric streets come to life after dark, letting you party till morning and explore a diverse range of venues from traditional pubs to decidedly more modern cruise clubs.

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