Home > Lisbon Best Hotels > Memmo Príncipe Real ReviewUpdated: April 8, 2021
Essentials• Location: Rua Dom Pedro V, through a gated tunnel.• Hotel website: memmohotels.com• Hotel phone: +351 219 016 800• Check prices on Booking.com
Memmo Príncipe Real is a modern and trendy hotel with opulent rooms, an excellent bar, and a magnificent pool terrace in a great location.
Memmo Príncipe Real – Designer chic, that memories are made of, in hip Príncipe Real.
The first five-star from the boutique Memmo brand is characterized by unforced modern elegance and exceptional service. The geometric new build by Samuel Torres de Carvalho is perched on a quiet hillside and features sleek rooms with full-length windows offering outstanding city views. Just off the main street in Príncipe Real, the swanky design symbolizes this neighborhood, once royal, now increasingly trendy. There is classic limestone on the floors, a portrait of the Royal Prince in the lobby, and contemporary slatted oak screens and furniture. Luxurious touches include Bose speakers and port cocktails; some rooms boast a private terrace or a balcony with a fireplace. The enthusiastic staff offers fresh recommendations placed under a ‘host hat’ and sweet surprises in the room daily. The open-plan restaurant and bar’s glass walls open onto an inviting pool terrace with magnificent views.
Memmo Príncipe Real – Location
Memmo Príncipe Real – The Basics
Memmo Príncipe Real – Amenities
- Pool: Heated pool on the terrace outside the restaurant, with fabulous city views. Sunloungers and sunscreen are provided and there is a poolside bar in the summer.
- Spa: No spa, but in-room massages and treatements are available.
- Fitness Center: No fitness center currently. The hotel has plans to put in an outdoor gym on its rooftop.
Memmo Príncipe Real – Food and Drink
- Restaurant: Café Príncipe Real Restaurant & Bar is at the heart of the hotel, with green velvet sofas and a lovely terrace out by the pool. Talented chef Vasco Lello is inspired by the Portuguese global voyages, so there are also Brazilian, African, and Asian influences on the menu. Open for lunch 12:30-3:00pm daily and for dinner 7:30-10:00pm Sun-Wed/7:30-11:00pm Thu-Sat. Light bites are served during the afternoon. $$-$$$.
Memmo Príncipe Real – Rooms
- Room Types: Exclusive Double • Superior Double • Superior Double with City View • Superior Double with Terrace and City View • Junior Suite • Premium Double • List of all Rooms
Memmo Príncipe Real – Local Transport
Memmo Príncipe Real – What’s Nearby?
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Memmo Príncipe Real – The Hotel
The hotel is accessed via a gated tunnel leading to a narrow, steep street off Rua Dom Pedro V.
The hotel exterior is strikingly modern, designed by Samuel Torres de Carvalho, with glass walls all around the ground floor to let in the city.
The expansive lobby with its terrace view is dominated by a modern painting of Dom Pedro V, the ‘Royal Prince’ by Carlos Barahona Possollo.
Café Príncipe Real Restaurant on the ground floor is smart yet colorful, with green velvet sofas and black and gold chairs. The limestone floor and oak walls are found throughout the hotel.
The bar is inside Café Príncipe Real and serves classic cocktails and new ones inspired by Portuguese voyages.
The stunning pool terrace is just outside the restaurant. It features a narrow, heated pool looking out over Lisbon, sun loungers, and a poolside bar in the summer.
A Premium Double room, the largest in the hotel at 50 m², is located in a separate building.
The sitting area in the Premium Double. The hardwood floors, modern art by Miguel Branco, and huge windows are typical of the hotel.
Rooms come equipped with ingredients for a port tonic as a welcome cocktail.
The view over the roofs of Lisbon from the Premium Double.
The limestone bathroom in the Premium Double has a designer bathtub and lots of natural light as special features.
The shower in the Premium Double, with free Hermès toiletries.
The Premium Double comes with generous closet space.
A Superior Double with City View, around 26 m², showing the consistent style of the rooms.
The spacious bathroom in the Superior Double.
The Superior Double features an elegant limestone sink and a powerful shower. The bathrooms also come with toilets, robes, slippers, and plenty of luxury Hermès toiletries.
The ‘host’ hat hangs in each room; new individual suggestions for the guest are placed underneath every day.
The ample closet in the Superior Double.
An Exclusive Double is the smallest room at around 25 m².
The exclusive feature of an Exclusive Double room is the balcony with a fireplace which can be shuttered for extra coziness.
There are terraces attached to some of the Superior Doubles, so guests can enjoy the city view.
Contemporary art plays an important role in the hotel. Here is a drawing of the building on display in a corridor.
Come out of the hotel entrance and up the street to Rua Dom Pedro V. This road is a shopping haven with plenty of cool choices such as slow fashion boutique Shon Mott.
Walk to Tapisco for inventive Spanish-Portuguese fusion.
Local, a tiny, creative chef’s table restaurant can be reached by continuing west on Rua Dom Pedro V.
Mercado Biológico do Príncipe Real, an organic market, runs weekly around Jardim do Príncipe Real.
Across from the park is Embaixada, a concept store in a 19th-century neo-Moorish palace.
Red Frog, with its speakeasy air and exceptional cocktails, is a short walk downhill.
To the north is crazy-stylish restaurant JNcQUOI Avenida.
Avenida da Liberdade is a glittering parade of hotels and high-fashion boutiques like Fashion Clinic. Head southwest on the avenue.
Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara is one of the city’s famous viewpoints and a great place to chill out.
Flor da Laranja, with its delicious Moroccan cuisine and vibrant décor, is nearby.
BA Wine Bar do Bairro Alto, an excellent spot to taste local wine, is further south on Rua da Rosa.
Manteigaria is a serious contender for the best pastéis de nata in town.
Stop at Le Consulat for their bar’s cool ambience and fantastic craft cocktails.
Head south for Taberna da Rua das Flores, a cute tavern where food is traditional by day and daring by night.
Continue further south down Rua das Flores for fine single-origin coffee at Fábrica Coffee Roasters.
Find fresh produce and gourmet treats at Mercado da Ribeira.
Pensão Amor is a notorious local bar with a louche vibe.
Head north to Maison Nuno Gama for finely tailored menswear.
Close by is Alma, one of the finest Michelin-starred restaurants in town.
Next door is A Vida Portuguesa, one of the best places to shop for Portuguese crafts.
Pan-Asian eatery Boa-Bao is also close by.
The gorgeous ruin of Convento do Carmo is a must-visit. Behind the convent is Topo Chiado, a fine terrace bar.
The viewing platform of the landmark cast-iron Elevador de Santa Justa can be found just behind Convento do Carmo. Here it is seen from the base on Rua de Santa Justa.
From the bottom of the lift, go east on Rua de Santa Justa to reach Rua Augusta, the busy main shopping street in Baixa, downtown Lisbon.
Ginjinha Sem Rival is one of the best spots to try the local sour cherry liqueur.
Venerable wine-seller Garrafeira Nacional has a branch nearby. Retrace your steps south to Rua de Santa Justa, then turn left.
Stop to appreciate some very lisboeta street art, painted by artists from the neighborhood, at Escadinhas de São Cristóvão.
Head south and you will be in Alfama, known as the most traditional and photogenic part of the city.