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Solar Do Castelo

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Littleton, Colorado
Reviewed 26 September 2015

My husband and I absolutely loved this beautiful hotel. Our room was comfortable and lovely. The common areas of the hotel were very special, including an outdoor courtyard, a beautifully furnished and decorated living room complete with a fully stocked bar, and a small museum! The hotel is located in the Alfama district, which is a great area to explore....

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Reviewed 24 September 2015

Delightful small hotel attached to the castle itself and accessed by extremely narrow cobbled streets that even fool the taxis at times. Would have preferred double bed instead of two put together and the bedroom was a little tight but very quaint and good en-suite. Excellent breakfast buffet and all day coffee and tea in lovely courtyard or lounge area....

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 September 2015

What a fantastic hotel we were made to feel comfortable from the time we arrived, the rooms have everything you require but done well , but the main thing is where you are. , your in old portugal the alfama district cobbled streets with wonderful food in restaurants no chains , the food in the hotel is fine to breakfast...

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New York
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Just returned from five nights here in Room 18, which was lovely and overlooking the courtyard. The hotel itself is really nice and the lounge area is the perfect place to unwind between the end of the day and dinner. The location is a bit of a pain in the neck. Cab drivers just don't know how to get here,...

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Right next door to castle a really nicely modernised hotel, We Cannot fault anything. The staff were very nice and friendly. Very good breakfast. What more could you want from a hotel in a lovely city.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 16 September 2015

We loved our stay here. The room was lovely with a beautiful view of the river and had some nice amenities (robes, slippers and a bottle of Port wine), and we especially loved the patio/courtyard (complete with peacocks!). Not only did enjoy all of our breakfasts there, but we looked forward to retreating there in the afternoons for wine and...

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Porto, Portugal
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Perfect choice for a place to stay in Lisbon. Excellent location, very helpful staff who went out of their way to provide help on places to eat, etc. atmospheric, being so close to the castle and very comfortable room. The breakfast was terrific.

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San Clemente, California, USA
Reviewed 16 September 2015

It was a pleasant surprise. Driving up to the hotel, we had some reservations but once entering the large double doors it was a paradise in disguise. The service was awesome and the room was great. A beautiful place to stay. Away from the hustle and bustle of the main city. Wish all hotels were like this.

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Reviewed 14 September 2015

This is a beautiful hotel in a brilliant location. Looking at the reviews and the hotel website, the last thing you'd expect would be a very dark, rather damp-smelling basement room (Room 4). That, sadly, was what we were given when we arrived and the only alternative offered was an identical room next door. Or we could have moved the...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing your comments about your stay with us. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed our location inside the Castle outer walls. The room 4 is not in the basement but at street level - above ground level. Like other houses in the same street (Rua do Espirito Santo), many locals live...

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Stayed in Solar do Castelo for a week with my sister and very much enjoyed our stay. We had a great room overlooking the courtyard on the 1st floor. The hotel is located inside the Sao Jorge castle on top of a hill in the Alfama district, the streets were cobbled and very narrow, so our trip included a lot...

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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 

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: ₹ 9,474 - ₹ 65,318 (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
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#31 Family Hotel in Lisbon
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“Rooms not large but very well decorated. Port decanter with bathrobes and slippers. I would rate this as 5 star. Lovely breakfast with Buck's Fizz!”
 of 5 bubbles suetc718, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“rooms with view of courtyard”
 of 5 bubbles lisajJ5511AW, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The room was very clean and quite large by the standards of many European hotels.”
 of 5 bubbles janetZ2112GA, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room top floor with sea and castle views”
 of 5 bubbles tcnevin_, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The castle view is, I feel, over-rated. Our view of the courtyard was very relaxing and much more interesting.”
  • The peacefull courtyard
 of 5 bubbles clivepalmer2016, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
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