Solar Do Castelo
Solar Do Castelo
Contemporary classic

Solar Do Castelo

A romantic boutique hotel with an exclusive location within the walls of the São Jorge Castle, in Lisbon’s Alfama district. The elegant interiors, the enchanting inner courtyard, and a well-stocked honesty bar make it an ideal haven in the historic heart of the city.

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.


Contemporary classic

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

The hottest address in town
Solar do Castelo is the only hotel hosted within the walls of the São Jorge Castle, one of Lisbon’s iconic landmarks. It occupies a palace built on the site of the former royal kitchens and makes for a truly unique stay in the Portuguese capital.
A special outdoor lounge
Beautiful blue-and-white Portuguese tiles, potted plants, and colourful cushions decorate the hotel’s inner courtyard, a peaceful corner where guests can lounge, joined by the beautiful peacocks that live at the castle.
A perfect mix of past and present
The interior decoration project by Portuguese studio Atelier Graça Viterbo developed unique spaces that mix sleek, contemporary design with elements clearly nodding to the medieval origins of the place, and the result is wonderful.
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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.

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