Solar Do Castelo Hotel
Rua Cozinhas 2, Lisbon, Portugal, 1100181
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Culture vultures, Honeymooners, Design and architecture, History, Romance, Sightseeing, Special occasions
Best for Romance - Expert review of Solar Do Castelo Hotel
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.
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.
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.
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.
An excellent American buffet breakfast is served in the courtyard, and there’s also an honesty bar in the lounge.
From the moment I arrived the only effort required was when I had to reluctantly leave.
Romantic weekenders and culture seekers.
At certain times of the year the hotel offers free airport transfers and tram tickets.
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- Rua Cozinhas 2, Lisbon, Portugal, 1100181
- Business Centre, Room Service, High-Speed Internet, Fitness Centre, Parking