Solar dos Mouros

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Address: Rua do Milagre de Santo Antonio 6, Lisbon, Portugal

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.1

An enchanting little hotel in Lisbon’s historic Alfama district.

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.

Location
4
90%
Eating/drinking
3.7
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4
90%
Value for money
4.4
90%
Bedrooms
3.9
90%
Public areas
3.8
90%

Location

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.

Bedrooms

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.

Public areas

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.

Eating and drinking

A decent continental breakfast is either served in-room or in the lobby.

Service

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.

Who stays there

Romantic weekenders and culture vultures.

Price advice

Room prices halve in January and February.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Honeymooners
  • Relaxation
  • Sightseeing
  • Art
  • History
  • Design and architecture

Pros & Cons

  • Stylish and full of character
  • The quirky décor won’t suit all tastes
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