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Solar Do Castelo

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Reviewed 12 October 2015

Friendly welcome from reception and all staff. Excellent breakfast and tea/coffee/water available at all times. Lovely courtyard to sit in. Relaxing atmosphere away from the busy Lisbon streets. Good room with nice toiletries. Plain exterior to hotel but lovely inside. Need sensible shoes for all the cobbled streets outside where not every taxi will venture!

Thank Pabolina1
Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 11 October 2015

This hotel is located in the heart of Alfama. The common areas, courtyard and living room are luxurious, but at the same time homey. An amazing breakfast buffet. The staff was friendly and helpful. The only reason, I am not giving it a 5 star review was our room. It was decently sized for Europe, but it was located on...

Thank Norman A
Reviewed 10 October 2015

We stayed here on our anniversary weekend, and what a treat! The room was full of charm and history, and we loved the coyness of the room we were given. The bottle of port was a treat, and enjoyed after a long day of walking around. Nice big bathroom, amenities such as a hair dryer included, and lots of maps...

1Thank Canadianabroad2010
Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2015

A fine place to stay with excellent service. The location in the Alfama district is splendid, the local bus to take you into Lisbon centre had all the atmosphere of a village bus - lots of chat between the driver and the regulars, all adds to the charm of the area. The restaurant in the castle itself is well worth...

1Thank Mike W
Callington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2015

An oasis of calm in an area full of tourists. Just what we wanted after 7 days walking the Alentejo Coast with Inntravel. A bottle of port in our room was most welcome, however a bottle of water would not have gone amiss. They also provided me with a bottle of champagne to celebrate my birthday, free of charge. The...

1Thank Peter M
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2015

It was a lovely hotel. The rooms was a little small but very nicely decorated, good quality toiletries and free tea & coffee all day. We liked the location which is up a steep hill and quiet in the evening. But it isn't suitable for anyone who doesn't like walking up hills!!

1Thank Janice M
San Diego, California
Reviewed 5 October 2015

This is a very charming, quiet, little hotel just like everyone else said - we agree. That said, let's be very clear that it's at the very top of a very steep hill so with slick cobbled streets so be prepared. If you're in good shape, no problem. Otherwise, you should be prepared to take a either a bus or...

Thank Michelle M
Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2015

This probably falls into the boutique hotel category. Built into the old town, to the side of Castel do Sao Jorge it is a conversion full of character with a discrete frontage in keeping with the heritage area. With only some 20 rooms the service is personal and very helpful. There is a nice courtyard garden for breakfast or simply...

Thank jayjaynp
Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Solar do Castelo is a great little hotel on the top of the hill in the Alfama district of Lisbon. It is build into the walls of the old fort. Alfama is the old part of town and on a hill with steep narrow cobble stone streets. Not for those with mobility issues. But we had a wonderful time walking...

1Thank Tio d
Stroud, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2015

My wife and I stayed here at the end of a holiday walking along the Costa Vicentina and we wanted to take the opportunity of visiting Lisbon over 2 days. We couldn't have selected a better location adjacent to the castle and once we passed through the doors from the street we entered a tranquil world and the bustle of...

1Thank Coastwalker21

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Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
Explore narrow streets and alleyways, small cafes and, of course, the internationally acclaimed Fado music. The earth-shattering Great Earthquake of 1755 destroyed most of the city but the contiguous neighborhoods of Mouraria, Castelo and Alfama remained standing to this day. These neighborhoods represent Lisbon at its historical best. The cool breeze of the Tagus river will take you up the hills to the sound of Fado, where you'll discover the best "tascas," eat delicious fresh fish and drink great wines. Discover hidden viewpoints and ancient traces of other civilizational ruins in the heart of the Portuguese capital. These are centuries-old neighborhoods that will welcome you to the very best of old Lisbon culture.
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Solar Do Castelo is truly a Romantic Boutique hotel in the historic center of Lisbon. The only hotel within St. George's Castle walls, at the top of Alfama, Solar Do Castelo is a small Mansion built on the site of the former Alcaçova Palace. With two floors and a mansard, an inner courtyard and garden, most part of the furniture was specially designed for the hotel in a Medieval Contemporary style. You will find welcoming rooms offering complete modern day comfort. ... more   less 

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Address: Rua das Cozinhas 2 | (ao Castelo), Lisbon 1100-181, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon > Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
Price Range: $169 - $426 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Solar Do Castelo 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Solar Do Castelo Lisbon
Solar Do Castelo Hotel Lisbon
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#5 Green Hotel in Lisbon
#8 Luxury Hotel in Lisbon
#8 Romantic Hotel in Lisbon
#31 Family Hotel in Lisbon
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“We booked room 21, which was not the most expensive, but up there! We had the best views all across the River Tagus to one side and the castle the other side. ”
 of 5 bubbles LynnePeak, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had room 9 which looked over a narrow street but you could glimpse the castle. The bathroom was very nice and large with a good powerful shower over the bath. ”
 of 5 bubbles 906catherinee, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing the courtyard or avoid the room above the entrance door”
 of 5 bubbles Swisserman, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“get the Romance package! ”
 of 5 bubbles C_Bod91, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“double room for single use”
 of 5 bubbles 820karinl, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
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