Solar Do Castelo Hotel

Rua Cozinhas 2, Lisbon, Portugal, 1100181

Price from: £90

By Guyan Mitra, your Lisbon expert

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#3 of 30
expert-rated hotels in Lisbon
Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Location:
4.9
4.9
Bedrooms:
4.5
4.5
Eating/drinking:
4.4
4.4
Public areas:
4.8
4.8
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
4.6
4.6
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Honeymooners, Design and architecture, History, Romance, Sightseeing, Special occasions

Best for Romance - Expert review of Solar Do Castelo Hotel

Your very own quarters on castle grounds in Lisbon’s historic Alfama district.

Rich in regal history, this hotel – within the St George’s Castle walls – is unforgettable. It resonates medieval charm and character throughout, from its austere, candle-lit, all-stone lobby to the honking holler of the courtyard peacocks. A must stay, for those seeking a slice of historic charm.

Location: 

The only hotel within the walls of the medieval castle that looms over the whole city, it’s not the most practical location. However, it is certainly the most romantic and atmospheric spot in town. Plus, the city centre is a lovely 10-minute trundle down the hill in one of the city’s rickety old trams.

Bedrooms: 

The 14 rooms couldn’t really be classed as ostentatious. They’re more understated and comfortable, with varnished-wood flooring, low ceiling beams and iron and glass desks and chairs, all of which maintain a marvelous medieval feel. The views look out onto the surrounding castle, which is a peachy-orange vision at sunset.

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Public areas: 

This is certainly a hotel that draws you in. Lantern and candle-lit stone corridors lead into a voluptuous lounge area, which opens up into a dreamy peacock-filled courtyard. The kind of serene place where minutes turn into hours very quickly.

Eating and drinking: 

An excellent American buffet breakfast is served in the courtyard, and there’s also an honesty bar in the lounge.

Service: 

From the moment I arrived the only effort required was when I had to reluctantly leave.

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Who stays there: 

Romantic weekenders and culture seekers.

Price advice: 

At certain times of the year the hotel offers free airport transfers and tram tickets.

Pros: 
Genuinely unique and special
Cons: 
Expensive

More information on Solar Do Castelo Hotel:

Price from:
£90
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Rua Cozinhas 2, Lisbon, Portugal, 1100181
Amenities:
Business Centre, Room Service, High-Speed Internet, Fitness Centre, Parking
Neighbourhood:
Alfama

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