When you travel to gay Lisbon, knowing where to find an excellent gay hotel is very important. The gay hotel Lisbon scene is varied, and you’ll find plenty of different accommodation options ranging from gay-friendly boutique hotels to all-male guesthouses. While Lisbon is very LGBTQ-friendly, it is recommended to find a gay hotel that is either in, or within easy reach of, Bairro Alto and Principe Real - the two main gay areas of Lisbon. Lisbon is an experience of the senses, so finding a dreamy place to stay is super important to ensure you can make the most out of this incredible city.
Gay hotels Bairro Alto
In terms of the gay hotel Lisbon scene, there are a few accommodation options that come highly recommended, including The Late Birds Lisbon All-Male Gay Guesthouse, Bairro Alto Hotel, and Hello Lisbon Bairro Alto Apartments. The Late Birds Lisbon All-Male Gay Guesthouse is centrally located in the historical center of Bairro Alto, on Travessa Andre Valente 21A, and offers a gorgeous outdoor pool, a lounge bar, sun deck and garden. It only has 12 rooms, but they’re excellent and offer air-conditioning, a computer, free WiFi, a television with cable channels, as well as a private bathroom complete with free toiletries and a shower. Breakfast is available and brunch is also served on Sundays. This is also the perfect place for birthday parties and gay weddings. The staff speak Portuguese, French, Spanish and English.
Alternatively, Bairro Alto Hotel is positioned a little closer to the water, and offers an elegant hotel experience that appeals to gay travelers. Having recently undergone an entire renovation, Bairro Alto Hotel promises the utmost comfort and style for you gaycation to Lisbon. The hotel is set within an 18th century building, and offers 87 guest rooms along with a restaurant and a dreamy rooftop terrace. If you are traveling in numbers, and you would like a little more independence, alternatively opt for the Hello Lisbon Bairro Alto Apartments, which offer plenty of space and fully-equipped kitchens.
Gay accommodation Principe Real
To the north of Bairro Alto, you’ll find Principe Real - a slightly calmer part of the city which is home to several gay bars and gay clubs including Trumps and Finalmente. Here you will also find some gay-friendly hotels and guest houses, including Flores Guest House. The dreamy guest house offers different accommodation options ranging from double or twin rooms, right through to one-bedroom apartments and penthouses. Whichever option you go for, you can be treated to an elegant design and all the essential amenities. A stay here also entails complimentary breakfast baskets delivered daily, a private garden, and laundry service. While Lisbon's downtown can be easily negotiated on foot, the city's modern metro system, trains, and series of trams makes it super easy to get to and from the aiport and some of the other areas outside of Lisbon.