Housed in a 19th-century former bakery and its vila operária (workers’ housing), this boutique hotel retains traces of its past, such as the original ovens. Outside is a mural by Portuguese artist Vhils in his unique chip-away style, commissioned for the hotel’s opening in 2013. The guest rooms – all with free Wi-Fi – are white and minimalist; some have river views while others overlook an inner patio.
The hotel has a delightful split-level terrace with a small pool and wine bar (open 6-11pm daily), and fabulous views over Alfama and the river. On warm days, you can take breakfast up here. There’s also a tiny gym with three machines (although you’re likely to get plenty of exercise negotiating the hills in this part of town). The young staff are friendly and helpful.
|Venue name:||Memmo Alfama Hotel||Contact:|
Travessa das Merceeiras, 27
|Transport:||Tram 12, 28 or bus 737.|