The best green hotels in Lisbon

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Portugal’s advances and awards in eco tourism make it even more enticing to visit, aside from the main reasons that people visit: gorgeous coastlines, delicious pastries, fresh seafood, and historical and cultural exploration. 

The efforts that Portugal has placed in becoming a greener country is seen clearly in its capital city, in its eco-friendly shops, organic fruit markets, and of course the green hotels in Lisbon.

Before you go, check out the best things to do in Lisbon with a low impact, and read up on cultural facts and etiquette in Portugal.

Our roundup of the best green hotels in Lisbon

Inspira Liberdade Boutique Hotel

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Lounge – Sofás

Inspira Liberdade Boutique Hotel is an award-winning 4* star hotel in the heart of Lisbon, within walking distance to Marques de Pombal. Access to various amenities (including a hospital) make this hotel a great location from which to explore Lisbon. 

The hotel was recently awarded the Global Winner (Luxury Eco Hotel) by World Luxury Hotel Awards. This means that it is recognised for its commitment to excellent hoteliering in the international luxury hospitality industry.

What makes Inspira Liberdade Boutique Hotel special?

This elegant and minimalist hotel is a small, boutique hotel refurbished from a print factory. It provides guests comfort and relaxation, with a focus on Feng Shui principles. 

It has a wellness centre with spa treatments, jacuzzi, sauna and steam bath, and a fitness room. The hotel also has an auditorium, 5 meeting rooms, an urban bar, a restaurant, and on site parking with 3 electric charging stations. 

All their rooms are allergy-free, meaning they are equipped and cleaned according to the European Center for Allergy Research’s recommended processes. And they have a few rooms that are adapted for guests with reduced mobility. 

Inspira Liberdade Boutique Hotel’s eco features

  • Seasonal and organic ingredients, locally sourced
  • Natural materials used for construction (wood, cork)
  • Energy use
    • 100% renewable energy
    • Solar heater panels
    • LED and lower energy consumption lighting
    • Lighting sensors
    • Lobby skylight with heat-reflecting film
    • Cork flooring rooms which reduces energy consumption due to its thermal characteristic
    • Rockwool insulation
  • CO2 Emissions offset program
  • Ecolabel and biodegradable products
  • Water waste management: low flow aerators and taps with sensors and dual flush toilets. 
  • Waste management:
    • Beauty products dispensers
    • Recycled paper
    • Organic waste recycling
  • Paper waste: paperless procedures and paper-free hand dryers
  • Use of recycled glass bottles for water
  • MSC certified or sustainable fishery (whenever possible)
  • Sponsorship of biodiversity preservation projects (Cascais Ambiente (Projeto Oxigénio) + Quercus (Projeto Criar Bosques)
  • Monthly initiatives and partnerships with local entities that encourage learning, community support, and social volunteer programs

Check out Inspira Liberdade Boutique Hotel and rates.

Dare Lisbon House

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Dare Lisbon House

Dare House Lisbon is an aparthotel in Baixa, very close to the metro and a variety of shops and restaurants. You can easily walk from the hotel to the river and Praça do Comércio. 

Why is Dare Lisbon House special?

The hotel was refurbished from a 200-year old historical building, and maintained its original charm but while offering modern day comfort. Guests will appreciate the beauty of vintage and contemporary mixed together in this unique, minimalist hotel. 

Dare House Lisbon is pet friendly, and you can bring your dogs upon request. It is a small hotel of only 23 apartments, where you can request spa treatments directly in the room. They have a concierge service 24/7, and breakfast is served in your room.

Dare Lisbon House’s eco features

  • Local, organic ingredients sourced from local producers
  • Minimal food waste: no buffet
  • Furniture from the historical building were restored by locals
  • Durable and natural materials used for refurbishment (wood, marble)
  • Art and sculptures from local Portuguese artists
  • Glass water bottles instead of plastic, filled with filtered clean tap water by the hotel
  • Organic, certified, and biodegradable packaging
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products in reusable bottles
  • Energy use:
    • Thermally insulated windows
    • LED lamps
    • Energy efficient appliances
  • Water waste: water flow reducers and a cap on hot water supply (20 minutes every 2 hours)

Find out more about Dare Lisbon House.

Neya Lisboa Hotel

This 4* hotel is located in Saldanha, right in the centre of Lisbon, which means easy access to the metro and buses, plus many amenities nearby, such as restaurants, shops, groceries, pharmacies. 

What makes Neya Lisboa Hotel special?

Despite its central location in Lisbon’s city centre, Neya Lisboa Hotel offers a serene refuge, the perfect place to rejuvenate after a long business day or a day out exploring.

Neya Lisboa Hotel offers free bicycles, a free app to help you explore the city better, four meeting rooms, a gym, a lounge bar, an onsite restaurant, and a day spa that offers massages, a jacuzzi, and holistic treatments. 

Neya Lisboa Hotel’s eco features

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Neya Lisboa Hotel

The urban hotel works with various institutions to reduce its impact, with a focus on its environmental, economical, and social responsibility. It was also the first hotel to receive the Zero Carbon Certification in Portugal.

  • Renewable energy sources and LED light
    • Solar energy to heat water
  • Water waste management
    • Sensors and flow reducers to reduce water waste
  • Locally sourced products and seasonal ingredients
  • No single-use plastics
  • Use of FSC recycled paper

Find out more about Neya Lisboa Hotel and rates. 

Memmo Alfama Hotel

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Memmo Alfama

As the name suggests, Memmo Alfama is located in the Alfama neighbourhood of Lisbon, a popular area among visitors due to its small steep streets and local Portuguese charm. Alfama was also the only area not damaged by the 1755 earthquake. 

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How is Memmo Alfama special?

The luxurious but minimalist 4* hotel is about 10 minutes walking distance to the metro, but has a lot of amenities such as restaurants and shops nearby. 

With a rooftop infinity pool overlooking the Tagus river and Alfama neighbourhood, warm-toned elegant rooms, private terraces, Memmo Alfama is a beautiful, modern, and comfortable sanctuary in the middle of Lisbon’s oldest neighbourhood. 

The eco features of Memmo Alfama Hotel

  • Use of natural materials (e.g. wood) 
  • Recycle their waste and encourage guests to do too
  • No single-use plastic items (e.g. straws, toiletries, cups, bottles)
  • Water-efficient toilets and showers
  • Locally-sourced food as much as possible
  • Energy-efficient: LED lights throughout the property and double-glazed windows
  • Emphasis on using local guides and showcase local artists’ work

Check out Memmo Alfama and rates.

Hotel Baia de Cascais

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Hotel Baia de Cascais

A little bit outside of the city centre, Hotel Baia de Cascais is easily reachable by train from Lisbon, or 15 minutes by car. The 3* beachfront hotel is family-owned, and offers gorgeous views of the bay, or town centre. 

How is Hotel Baia de Cascais special?

The hotel offers the peace and inner calm that one experiences when by the sea, but also has the advantage of being in the city centre of the beautiful town of Cascais. There are plenty of amenities and restaurants nearby.

Half of the rooms at Hotel Baia de Cascais have balconies with views of the ocean. The onsite restaurant is an award winning restaurant serving traditional Portuguese cuisine, and faces the sea. 

The hotel also has 5 rooms that are suitable for business meetings, conferences, or social events such as birthdays and weddings, a rooftop bar with views of the ocean, and an indoor pool.  

Hotel Baia de Cascais’ eco features 

Hotel Baia de Cascais has been awarded the Green Key certificate, an internationally recognised award for sustainable tourism. 

Here are the ways that Hotel Baia de Cascais is doing its part to tackle climate change:

  • Reduce water consumption (leak detection systems, water economisers on all taps)
  • Water temperatures are controlled so as to reduce gas usage 
  • Energy consumption
    • LED lights and low energy lightbulbs
    • Automatic light adjustment and air conditioning (turns off when the balcony door is open)
    • Preventative maintenance to keep equipment clean
  • Waste is separated and recycled, or reused where possible (e.g. old bed sheets recycled into cleaning cloths)
  • Charitable contributions to various associations

Stay at Hotel Baia de Cascais.

Our final thoughts on green hotels in Lisbon

We are happy to see that Portugal’s efforts to be more ecological are reflected in some of its hotels’ goals as well. There is still a long way to go to have more green hotels in Lisbon, but the ones mentioned above are paving the sustainable path. 

Check out our favourite green hotels in Europe and in Mauritius.

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