The best hotels in Lisbon with rooftop pools

By Emma Power,

Sprawling across seven hills, the capital of Portugal is a fascinating city famous for its cute cafes, cobblestone streets and distinctive yellow trams – not to mention its gorgeous hotels.

It’s also one of Europe’s warmest winter destinations, and summertime in Lisbon is beautifully balmy.

If you’re going to take a trip to this sultry city, then you’ll want to check out our selection of the best hotels in Lisbon with rooftop pools – you can thank us later.

In need of a break away from it all? The ultra-modern Spirito spa at the Sheraton features a dreamy outdoor pool to relax in, as well as a Jacuzzi, sauna, vitality pool, hammam and juice bar.

When you’re done soaking in the aqua-blue waters of the pool, take in the city views from the panoramic rooftop restaurant and bar. Who could resist looking over the picturesque Lisbon skyline with a cocktail in hand?

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Picture yourself watching the sunset over Lisbon from this Instagram-worthy rooftop terrace. Surrounding the hotel’s heated outdoor swimming pool, the bar serves some of the city’s best sushi, tapas and cocktails.

While you’re there, make sure you check out the Sayanna Wellness spa and fitness centre. The spa includes six treatment rooms and hydrotherapy facilities that look out over the hotel’s botanical gardens.

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Get ready to sit back and relax on a sun-lounger by the rooftop pool, bar and sundeck at this chic hotel in Lisbon city centre. Located on the eighth floor, it’s easily the best place to see all of what upper Lisbon has to offer.

The hotel is a trendy mix of the contemporary and the traditional, preserving the iconic 1906 facade of the building but decorating the interiors with clean, minimal furnishings and fun pops of colour.

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The quiet Duque de Palmela Street is the best place to unwind in central Lisbon thanks to the hotel’s petite rooftop swimming pool, solarium, sauna and Turkish bath – the ideal way to start or even end a day in the city.

Dining at the industrial chic restaurant involves simple, fresh dishes such as pasta and risotto, while The Upper Bar on the rooftop terrace is the best spot for sunbathing with a mojito.

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This chic hilltop hotel is home to all sorts of goodies like a rooftop swimming pool and craft cocktail bar, creatively using Lisbon’s famous limestone in a way that guests always feel connected to the city.

The design hotel’s architecture is striking, with a transparent ground floor that makes the hotel appear as if it is levitating above all of Lisbon. The rooms are modern and stylish with unique features like outdoor fireplaces.

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You’ll find this chic hotel on one of the most prestigious streets in Lisbon, the Avenida da Liberdade. Check out the rows of cafes and designer boutiques from the luxury of the outdoor pool and rooftop cocktail bar.

To make sure you make the most of the city views, check yourself into one of the gorgeous rooms or suites with their very own terrace – imagine being able to see the famous St Jorge’s castle without even leaving your bed?

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The Altis Belém Hotel & Spa is a luxury design hotel located just a few steps away from the Tagus River, right in the heart of the cultural and historic quarter of Lisbon.

After a sunny day spent exploring the city, treat yourself to a refreshing swim in the hotel’s rooftop pool, or check out the spa’s stellar facilities such as the indoor pool, hammam, Turkish bath, Vichy shower rooms and experience showers.

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Located in one of the most elegant neighbourhoods of Lisbon, Janelas Verdes, this 18th-century palace boasts a heated outdoor pool in the shade of a huge palm tree, offering guests a little oasis of peace in the vibrant capital.

A beautiful example of Portuguese architecture, all the original features of this boutique hotel have been preserved. Expect to see the painstakingly conserved stucco ceilings, oak walls and hand-painted ceramic tiles.

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The 3-star SANA RenoHotel, complete with rooftop pool, sauna and hot tub, is the perfect place to unwind and cool down in the central Saldanha area of Lisbon.

The atmosphere of this hotel is relaxed, while the rooms are modern and spacious. The generous and healthy buffet breakfast is the best way to fill up before heading out for a busy day of sightseeing.

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