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Solar Do Castelo

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#4 of 247 Hotels in Lisbon
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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2016

We visited this hotel on 04.02.16 to 07.02.16. Having read previous reviews we were expecting something special and were not disappointed. The hotel is situated in the castle grounds and used to be part of the castle kitchens. The staff are very helpful and know the area well. It is well worth spending a few minutes with the reception staff...

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2016

An excellent little hotel once you have found it !! We arrived at 10 pm with a taxi driver from the airport who couldn't find the street. It is a real challenge, as the streets are extremely narrow, hilly and cobbled. In the end our driver telephoned the hotel for directions. Once found, it isn't difficult - through the arch,...

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 6 February 2016

The hotel is located in a beautiful site, on the top of a hill, just near the ruins of the Ancient Castel. The place is quite and may be hard to be reached on foot with luggages or stroller but it worth the light effort. Very good breakfast with fresh fruits and orange juice. They offer also a teabreak in...

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HeritageLisbon, General Manager at Solar Do Castelo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us and for your review. We are happy that you had a nice weekend with us and that you enjoyed our romantic atmosphere. We are extremely sorry that nobody helped you with your luggage. This service should always be offered at check in and we apologize if that was not the case. Also...

New York
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Very nice small hotel in the Alfama. Staff is more than helpful and multilingual. Breakfast was very nice (included in our deal); the orange juice was amazing. The coffee and pastries that are always out were wonderful and great after a long day exploring. We had a small room but it was very functional and although it faced the "street"...

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HeritageLisbon, General Manager at Solar Do Castelo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your opinion. We are happy that you enjoyed our Portuguese charm. The Alfama is the oldest district of Lisbon , spreading on the slope between the São Jorge Castle (Lisbon’s cradle) and the Tagus river. Its narrow streets, alleys and views are a pleasure to see and it feels...

Reviewed 2 February 2016

We had a very nice three night stay in Room 8. The room is nice, spacious with a high ceiling and a comfortable bed. The hotel is located right next to the castle which means you walk down to everything and up to get back to the hotel. There are trams and buses that run close by including the famous...

Thank Richard V
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Such a beautiful hotel with a superb location. Very friendly staff, always helpful and welcoming. On the hill along with the castle so atmospheric. Well connected as the 727 bus or the famous 28 tram is only a short walk away. I would definitely stay here again and warmly recommend this delightful home in Lisbon away from the bustle of...

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Skipton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2016

We spent 3 nights at the hotel in December '15 and had a room which looked into the castle gardens - nice to open the curtains in the morning and see several peacocks lined up on the wall! It's expensive of course but worth it for a special occasion. Amazing rooms, Molten Brown toiletries, and the best breakfast in Lisbon...

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Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed here in December 2015. The hotel is very clean and friendly. The breakfasts are well worth having. The Nespresso Machine and complimentary pastries in the lounge area were a life saver. The room was a little bit dark but very clean and spacious. It was a nice treat that there was a decanter of port in the room...

Thank Stephen P
Halifax, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Lovely hotel set within the castle grounds, an old house given an update but remaining cosy with friendly helpful staff. A complimentary carafe of port in your room and tea and coffee provided all day in the sitting area with cakes. You feel welcome. Breakfast has practically all you could wish for. Staff will help with plans for sightseeing and...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Stayed here for 3 nights and enjoyed the peaceful environment. The room is comfortable and the staff are helpful and friendly. Great breakfast! It is just beside the castle and convenient to visit the cathedral.

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Staying in Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria

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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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Solar Do Castelo

Address: Rua das Cozinhas 2 | (ao Castelo), Lisbon 1100-181, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon > Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
Price Range: ₹ 10,353 - ₹ 81,282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Solar Do Castelo 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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Solar Do Castelo Lisbon
Solar Do Castelo Hotel Lisbon
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#4 Luxury Hotel in Lisbon
#5 Green Hotel in Lisbon
#8 Romantic Hotel in Lisbon
#31 Family Hotel in Lisbon
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Personally I wouldn't mind which room.”
charthousejr, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Loved views and light from room 12”
leisurebug2016, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Elevator makes rooms accessible. Put on your walking shoes as the hills & cobblestone (tile really) roads are a challenge!”
HKRcat, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Views over the castle to the water are nice, but you will pay for it with the peacock noise!”
elenasierra, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Not easy to find. Take a cab as the roads are steep when you arrive and leave.”
258dorothym, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
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