Hotels near Lisbon’s cruise terminals- A quick guide

Let me recommend some hotels near Lisbon’s cruise terminals. There are two main docks for cruise ships in Lisbon, Portugal. Both are at the foot of the Alfama neighborhood, Lisbon’s oldest neighborhood. The Alfama runs from the riverside, all the way up the steep hill to the Castelo de São Jorge.

Santa Apolónia Cruise Terminal: This terminal is located on the northern bank of the Tejo River, about 3 km (1.8 miles) east of the city center.

GPS Coordinates: 38.71334484231935, -9.122439647287583

Also, there is the Jardim do Tabaco Cruise Terminal. This terminal is located on the northern bank of the Tejo River, about 1.5 km (not quite one mile) east of the city center. GPS Coordinates: 38.71028079041231, -9.126269841670442

Both terminals are easily accessible by taxi or public transportation. The nearest metro station to the Santa Apolónia terminal is also called Santa Apolónia, while the nearest metro station to the Jardim do Tabaco terminal is Terreiro do Paço (at Praça do Comércio).

Ship docked at Lisbon's cruise terminal on the Tejo River
Ship docked at the Lisbon cruise terminal

Where to stay near the Lisbon’s cruise terminal

This is Lisbon Hostel – Affordable lodging near Lisbon’s cruise terminal

Rua da Costa do Castelo, 63. Like all of the lodging in this article, This is Lisbon Hostel is located in the historic Alfama neighborhood near the Castelo de São Jorge. GPS Coordinates of the hotel: 38.714994793091805, -9.13368536034663

This hostel located in a 19th-century building has a large terrace overlooking the neighborhood.  Breakfast is provided, but you are also welcome to get in on brunch, a Portuguese dinner, or Portuguese lessons.  They organize free walking tours, yoga on the terrace, and trips to the beach.

A large single room with a twin bed, balcony, and a view Is $60 a nightBeds in four, six, or eight bedrooms start at $27 a night.

Breakfast is not included.  Security lockers are available.  

Laundry service and airport pick-up are also available.

Hotel Convento do Salvador – a good deal for a hotel near Lisbon’s cruise terminal

Courtyard at Lisbon's Hotel Convento do Salvador
Courtyard at Hotel Convento do Salvador

Rua do Salvador, 2B. Hotel Convento do Salvador is located just below the Miradouro das Portas do Sol. GPS Coordinates: 38.7130298706941, -9.130012273839245

The hotel is housed in a beautifully restored 17th-century convent, which adds to its unique and authentic atmosphere. The hotel also donates a portion of each booking fee to a neighborhood children’s charity.

The location of the hotel is ideal for those looking to experience the city’s rich culture and history, with many famous landmarks and attractions just a short walk away, and it is a pretty economical choice. Rooms can be had for as low as $134 per night, if you book well in advance.

View of a cruise ship docked on the Tejo River in Lisbon, seen from the Miradouro das Portas do Sol viewpoint.
This vantage point, Miradouro das Portas do Sol, is right around the corner from Hotel Convento do Salvador

Hotel Riverside Alfama

Rua dos Bacalhoeiros, 12

GPS Coordinates: 38.70927822449246, -9.132913960346803

Hotel Riverside Alfama is located on flat land, next door to the historic Casa Dos Bicos. The location is very close to Praçá do Comércio and the Terreiro Paço metro station. There are several fantastic seafood restaurants on the same street as the hotel.

With its rustic and traditional decor and modern amenities, the rooms are beautifully designed and well-equipped, with stunning views of the Tejo River or the picturesque streets of Alfama.

The hotel also has a rooftop terrace, where guests can enjoy a panoramic view of Lisbon and the river while sipping on a drink from the bar.

The staff is friendly and accommodating, making guests feel welcome and at home. Overall, Hotel Riverside Alfama is an excellent choice for anyone looking to experience the true essence of Lisbon’s historic district.

A soundproof superior double or twin room (with two twins or a full bed), 194 square feet with air-conditioning, goes for $197 per night. You will need to book this hotel well in advance, or there will not be availability.

Santiago de Alfama Boutique Hotel

Rua de Santiago, 10 -14 (located near the Miradouro de Santa Luzía and the Lisbon Cathedral) GPS Coordinates: 38.71170947327666, -9.131260831510899

Located in the historic Alfama district of Lisbon, the hotel features 19 rooms, each uniquely decorated with vintage and contemporary design elements, creating a comfortable and stylish atmosphere.

The rooms are equipped with modern amenities such as air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and a flat-screen TV.

The hotel also features a restaurant, which serves traditional Portuguese cuisine with a modern twist, as well as a bar and a rooftop terrace with stunning views of the city.

Additionally, guests can enjoy the hotel’s spa facilities, which include a sauna, steam room, and massage treatments.

Santiago de Alfama Boutique Hotel is located within walking distance of many popular attractions in Lisbon, including the Castelo de São Jorge, the Lisbon Cathedral, and the National Pantheon.

The hotel also offers easy access to public transportation, making it easy to explore other areas of the city.

A corner double room with a king bed is $319 per night. The room measures 199 square feet.

A junior suite with a king bed and raised costs $910 per night. The suite measures 280 square feet and has panoramic views of the city.

Hotel Memmo Alfama

Travessa das Merceeiras, 27 (near Miradouro de Santa Luzía and the Lisbon Cathedral) GPS Coordinates: 38.7104129332447, -9.130632146854207

The hotel features stylish and modern decor that blends seamlessly with the traditional architecture of the area. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, offering stunning views of the Tagus River or the winding streets of Alfama.

View of the Tejo River from the rooftop lounge at Lisbon's Memmo Alfama Hostel
This comfortable lounge opens onto a deck with an infinity pool

Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast on the rooftop terrace, which offers panoramic views of the city.

The hotel’s staff is friendly and helpful, providing excellent service and recommendations for exploring Lisbon.

Red infinity pool on the roof of Lisbon's Memmo Alfama Hotel
Red infinity pool on the roof of Lisbon’s Memmo Alfama Hotel

Overall, Hotel Memmo Alfama is the perfect choice for travelers looking for a comfortable and stylish stay in the heart of one of Lisbon’s most picturesque neighborhoods.

To book: Another option, other than staying in the Alfama neighborhood, is choosing a hotel located near one of Lisbon’s subway stations. See my article, Hotels located near metro stations in Lisbon

Map of hotels near Lisbon’s cruise terminals

How to get from the airport to the Lisbon cruise terminal

At the airport, get on the metro red line.  At São Sebastião station, switch to the blue line.  Exit the metro at Santa Apolónia Station.  Once outside, you will see the cruise ships in easy walking distance.

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