Memmo Principe Real is a newly opened hotel in Lisbon. It was an easy choice for us to choose this hotel. Mostly because of the lovely Lisbon rooftop pool and Lisbon rooftop bar – but also for the great service and location. The hotel is located in the trendy and lively area, Bairro Alto in the central parts of Lisbon. As soon as you enter the hotel, you’ll be met by the attentive and nice service. The staff are very helpful and polite.
The roof terrace is located at the second floor, same as the lobby and restaurant. The hotel is only 4 floors high, but located on top of a hill, which makes the view magnificent. The terrace is very long and with a breathtaking view over the rooftops of Lisbon. For the hotels guests, there’s a luxurious rooftop swimming pool to cool off in, and sun loungers to relax in. For the non-guests of the hotel, you can come here for drinks, lunch, dinner or just to chill out.
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We spent most of our time by the rooftop pool. The perfect way to start off your day. Every day after breakfast we took a morning swim while gasping out over Lisbon. At this time of the day, you can have the terrace and pool for yourself if you’re lucky. The atmosphere is always very relaxed and harmonious up here. In the evening, the volume is a little bit higher but still very sophisticated. Many people have dinner in the restaurant and some drinks at the terrace afterwards.
Given the fact that the hotel opened less than a year ago, all rooms here are very modern and luxurious. The 5-star standard makes it self present in everything from shampoo to the interior. All rooms have a view and some of them with majestic city views of Lisbon. If you like rooms with a view, make sure to ask for a room on a high floor. We sure did, and it was definitely worth it.
We arrived very late in the evening, but the staff had prepared some pastries and drinks for us at the room. Wine, own made Gin & Tonics and so forth. A lovely gesture and we felt at home right away. Beds are super comfortable and everything in the rooms feels well thought through and well combined. We even had a walk-in closet right next to the beautiful bathroom.
Firstly, the breakfast here is amazing. Fresh, healthy and made to perfection. We loved it! Specially the fresh berries with granola and yogurt. Juices, bread, coffee, ham, cheese and fruits all taste good. There’s also an a la carte menu, where you can order different eggs with belongings.
Except breakfast we also had our first lunch here. We choose the 2-course set menu recommended by the chef. One starter and one main course. For starters, we got a tuna taco and the main course was a Thai shrimp salad with a spicy sauce on the side. To that a bottle of dry and cold white wine. A nice lunch on the terrace overlooking the skyline and sunny rooftops of Lisbon. You can’t ask for a much better lunch view than that. Service was top notch and we get the chance to try some different wines, before choosing the right one.
We loved Memmo Principe Real! One of our favorite rooftop hotels thus far. We felt at home directly and the vibe and interior was spot on. And most importantly for us – the roof terrace was very good. The view, the service, the atmosphere and location will make this one of the best terraces in Lisbon ahead.