Solar Do Castelo
Solar do Castelo is a romantic hotel set in a small mansion dating from the 18th century with a privileged location within the walls of São Jorge Castle, atop Lisbon’s highest hill. The hotel is distinctly modern yet sympathetic to the medieval origins of the area, blending period features and contemporary elements.
The city centre is only a quick stroll away through the narrow cobbled streets of the medieval village, where access is restricted to locals and taxis. Guests can easily avoid the walk back up the hill thanks to the convenient golf cart provided by the hotel. After a long day out exploring the city, they can grab a drink from the well-stocked honesty bar and sink in the comfy leather sofas of the stylish lounge or join the peacocks visiting from the adjacent castle in the beautiful courtyard framed by lush greenery and decorated with colourful Portuguese tiles. There is also a little museum housed in the medieval cistern, showcasing ancient artefacts recovered during the excavations.
Food & Drink
There are no restaurant facilities, but there are plenty of good eateries in the area and the hotel provides 24-hour room service. A delicious breakfast buffet with local pastries, fruit, Portuguese coffee ad freshly-squeezed orange juice is served in the courtyard in a pretty room inside.
The hotel’s 20 rooms are styled with traditional aesthetics using soft hues, heavy curtains, rugs, glass desks, and details drawing from the history all around. Most rooms gaze over the palace grounds and some have a balcony. Bathrooms are modern, offering tubs with showers, bathrobes, and Molton Brown toiletries. The complimentary bottle of Port wine is a nice touch.
20 rooms • Garden • Honesty Bar
You can book directly with hotel or take advantage of Tales Concierge. Best Available Rate is always guaranteed.
Amenities you get when booking with Tales Hotels Collection
- Late check out upon availability
- Early check-in upon availability
- Complimentary Private Arrival transfer from the airport or the station
- 50€ credit per staying, minimum 3 nights, on experiences booked via Tales Collection Concierge
Points of View
Staying in Lisbon
Alfama is a fascinating neighbourhood, the oldest in Lisbon, where a labyrinth of cobbled alleyways snaking up the hill lead to enchanting little squares, magic viewpoints, quaint cafés, and historic sites like the São Jorge Castle and Se Cathedral, the city’s oldest church. This is also the area where Fado, Portugal’s famous music tradition, has its historical roots.