Solar dos Mouros
Rua do Milagre de Santo Antonio 6, Lisbon, Portugal
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Culture vultures, Honeymooners, Art, Design and architecture, History, Relaxation, Sightseeing
Expert review of Solar dos Mouros
This intimate abode, which is owned by a French artist, Luis Lemos, has lots of colourful character with modern and African art dotted throughout the hotel. Built within the foundations of the Porto d’Alfofa, which once gave access to the castle, the hotel mixes panoramic hilltop views of the city with easy town centre access, just a short stroll down the hill.
The hotel is in the Moorish Alfama distict. The oldest part of town is a mound of dusk-orange, tree-shaded, cobbled streets that maze around the foot of the medieval St George’s Castle. It’s great part of town to be in for culture, plus it’s only a few minutes walk into the city centre.
The 12 rooms look onto the castle or the river, and are big, bright and airy, with lightwood flooring and tall windows. What really stood out when I visited was the African art and bold colours such as sunset orange or bottle green, which inspires a fun and creative vibe. The only drawback was that my bed was a little firmer than I’d like.
There’s a small water garden, reception and lobby, but there aren’t any real communal areas as this is more of a small luxury guesthouse than functional hotel.
A decent continental breakfast is either served in-room or in the lobby.
All of the staff were very attentive last time I visited, always asking how my day was and full of historical info on the local Alfama district.
Romantic weekenders and culture vultures.
Room prices halve in January and February.
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- Rua do Milagre de Santo Antonio 6, Lisbon, Portugal
- Room Service, High-Speed Internet