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Solar Do Castelo, a Lisbon Heritage Collection

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Rua das Cozinhas 2 (ao Castelo), Lisbon 1100-181 Portugal
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#13 of 300 hotels in Lisbon
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2020 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
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Solar Do Castelo is truly a romantic shelter in the birthplace of Lisbon - within the walls of São Jorge Castle at the top of Alfama. It is a small 18-century mansion surrounding a noble patio, built on the site of the former kitchens of the Royal Palace. Apart from the genuine antiques, most part of the furniture was specially designed for the hotel in a medieval contemporary style. In this magical place you will find welcoming rooms offering complete modern day comfort.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
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Non-smoking hotel
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Soundproof rooms
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian and 1 more
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Grade: 100 out of 100
574Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
187Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Jesper Krøyer H wrote a review Oct 2020
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It is worth the effort of walking up the steep hill from downtown Lisbon to reach this gem of a hotel, situated next to the Castelo Sao Jorge. The hotel itself is a charming boutique hotel with a spacious lounge and an equally charming courtyard. The personnel of the hotel are courteous, attentive, helpful and competent and the service they provided during our stay at the hotel provided the perfect framework for having a wonderful out-of-season vacation in Lisbon. We can highly recommend staying at the Solar do Castelo.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Diogo Laranjo, General Manager at Solar Do Castelo, a Lisbon Heritage Collection
Responded 15 Oct 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us and for your kind words. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, our friendly staff and our setting in the castle village, on the top of Alfama. Lisbon is a hilly city (like Rome it has 7 hills) but that is also one of its attractions. The best way to enjoy our city is to take a public transport to the top of the hills (there are funiculars, trams, buses, etc.) and from there easily walk down, calmly enjoying the nice details of this historic city. We hope to welcome you again soon and offer you another pleasant stay. Kindest regards, Diogo Laranjo General Manager
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Jeanne151961 wrote a review Mar 2020
Asheville, North Carolina19 contributions10 helpful votes
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I stayed for two nights last week and loved my time there. The staff was very friendly and professional. You have the option of adding breakfast and it was wonderful. The rooms were neat and clean and the location excellent in the Alfama area of Lisbon. It was so nice to come "home" to this hotel after a day of walking along the busy Lisbon streets. This area is very quiet and within walking distance of some excellent restaurants. It's just a door down from the entrance to the old castle. I'm so glad I made this choice. I researched several neighborhoods and decided to go with old and historic. Perfect choice.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: We were in room #1 which was lovely and closest to the check in point.
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Gale E wrote a review May 2020
Emmaus, Pennsylvania19 contributions35 helpful votes
Loved this hotel that was like an island in the city. Located inside the outer area around the castle, it was a great spot to walk the neighborhood, shop and visit the castle itself. They had a wonderful assortment of breakfast and happy hour foods and an honor system bar. Would highly recommend it!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from LisbonHeritageHotels, General Manager at Solar Do Castelo, a Lisbon Heritage Collection
Responded 14 May 2020
Dear Gale, I hope that you and your family are well and safe. Thank you for staying with us and for your feedback. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Solar do Castelo. It is really a magical place on the top of old Alfama, where the kitchens of the Royal Palace once stood. We have just received an official Clean & Safe Seal which is a reflection of our commitment regarding the safety of our Guests and Staff during these difficult times. Looking forward to welcoming you again to our beautiful city. Kindest regards, Diogo Laranjo General Manager
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Jennifer W. wrote a review Mar 2020
Arlington, Virginia17 contributions37 helpful votes
This is a truly beautiful, well maintained property supplemented by an attentive and gracious staff. The common spaces are inviting and exceptionally clean. The private rooms are comfortable and well appointed with the added consideration of a complimentary decanter of port in every room. If possible, I highly recommend a room with a balcony. We were charmed by the view of the courtyard and beyond, with extra special sightings of the peacocks. There are a couple things to consider: 1) As the hotel states, it is located in an historic neighborhood which is not open to automobile traffic. The hotel offers mutliple solutions for handling this, just ask. (It is worth saying that we managed a taxi to/from the hotel door and the airport, so don't be too dissuaded by the restriction.) 2) The area is quite heavily trafficked by tourists during the day, but relatively early in the evening it clears out completely, leaving mostly just the residents of the neighborhood. Restaurants are not particularly plentiful or open late nearby, so plan accordingly. 3) We did notice the unfailing attentiveness of the castle groundkeepers nextdoor in the mornings. (Read, noise.) If you wish to sleep in or are a light sleeper, perhaps consider ear plugs (even with the window closed). 4) While the hotel is in a beautiful part of the city with its own very special appeal, this hotel may not be ideal for anyone looking to be in the heart of activities and night life. (That is one reason we liked it!) The Castelo is undeniably worth your time, but many other sights worth seeing are further afield. All in all, we enjoyed our experience here and will remember it fondly for a long while to come.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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lizzielamb wrote a review Mar 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom8 contributions11 helpful votes
This is a gem if a hotel. It’s all in the little things, tea coffee pastries in the afternoon, beautiful rooms and the gorgeous courtyard to sit in at night around the fire pit. There is also an honesty bar which is a lovely touch, and very well stocked at sensible prices The staff especially the receptionist, Maria and everyone who looked after us made us both feel welcome ; nothing was too much trouble. I’m planning on returning with my book club. If I could give them 10 stars , I wouldn’t hesitate.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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PRICE RANGE
US$147 - US$313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
PortugalCentral PortugalLisbon DistrictLisbonCastelo, Alfama & Mouraria
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Solar Do Castelo, a Lisbon Heritage Collection
Which popular attractions are close to Solar Do Castelo, a Lisbon Heritage Collection?
Nearby attractions include Castelo de S. Jorge (0.05 km), Escape Hunt Lisbon (0.4 km), and Lisbon Escape Game (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Solar Do Castelo, a Lisbon Heritage Collection?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Solar Do Castelo, a Lisbon Heritage Collection?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Solar Do Castelo, a Lisbon Heritage Collection?
Conveniently located restaurants include Augusto Lisboa, Solar 31 de Alfama, and Restaurante Altar.
Does Solar Do Castelo, a Lisbon Heritage Collection have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Solar Do Castelo, a Lisbon Heritage Collection offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Solar Do Castelo, a Lisbon Heritage Collection located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Lisbon.
Are any cleaning services offered at Solar Do Castelo, a Lisbon Heritage Collection?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Solar Do Castelo, a Lisbon Heritage Collection?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Solar Do Castelo, a Lisbon Heritage Collection?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mosteiro dos Jeronimos (6.5 km), Castelo de S. Jorge (0.05 km), and Panteao Nacional (0.8 km).