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Solar Do Castelo, a Lisbon Heritage Collection

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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)
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Breakfast included
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Breakfast Available
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Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
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542Restaurantswithin 0,5 km
139Attractionswithin 0,5 km
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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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Excellent staff nothing was too much for the staff to do. The staff were very polite and friendly. Our bedroom was very comfortable and the bed was wonderful. We would recommend it to friends and family. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
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Beautifully situated against the walls of the castle this quaint little hotel was a delight. The staff were extremely welcoming and helpful and the breakfasts-available all morning-were the best we had in Portugal. After dark the area empties of tourists, leaving just the
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Response from LisbonHeritageHotels, General Manager at Solar Do Castelo, a Lisbon Heritage Collection
Responded 14 Jan 2019
Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us and for your feedback. We are happy to read that you appreciated our helpful staff and our 18th century little palace built on the site where the kitchens of the Royal Palace once stood. The Solar Do Castelo is located in the castle village at the top of the old Alfama district, inside the fortifications of S. Jorge Castle (the cradle of Lisbon). As you say, locals have their little birdcages and washing hanging on the streets. Traffic in this is restricted to taxis and locals but for your convenience we can arrange a private transfer from the airport to our door. We also have a golf cart that can pick you up at the castle gate. We look forward to welcoming you again to this magical place. Yours sincerely, Diogo Laranjo General Manager
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This is a quiet, luxurious hotel. The only significant noise was the peacocks in the castle grounds next door. We had a room in the older part of the hotel overlooking the courtyard which was delightful. The courtyard is a great place for breakfast and a quiet relax at any time
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This unique setting by the castle had its challenges (access by car/taxi difficult) and didn't afford any benefit as far as touring the castle and skipping the line. But it's a gorgeous property with a lovely courtyard and fountain, such a peaceful respite in a busy city.
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This hotel was, put simply, probably the best holiday hotel I have ever stayed at. Location at the top of the hill was not as bad as we had feared, but may be an issue for some (and I'm nearly 70) but that they have a solution for (see below). The rooms were great, clean, well
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You get a key for your safety deposit box from reception free of charge Smoking is permitted only in the courtyard outside
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In open area like terrace and garden is allowed but inside the hotel it is not. The same rule is applied in all the eateries, pubs and stores in the area.
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Hi, does your hotel allow kids? My husband and I will be traveling with 2 young children, thank you!
Hello from sunny Lisbon, Solar Do Castelo is found in an historic XVIII century building within the medieval Castle village. Families with two children would need two rooms to stay at this romantic place. We usually recommend our sister property Hotel Lisboa Plaza from our Lisbon Heritage Collection, which is more suitable for families travelling with children, offering different types of family rooms. We remain at your disposal and look forward to have you with us. Warm regards ;)
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Hello from sunny Lisbon! The Solar Do Castelo is located at the top of Alfama old district, in the castle village, inside the outer wall of S. Jorge Castle (the cradle of Lisbon), where traffic is restricted to residents. Some larger taxis/ubers don’t feel comfortable driving inside this small area where streets are very narrow. For your convenience we can arrange a transfer from the airport to our door. We also have a golf cart that can pick you up at the castle gate. Please contact us for more details. Warm regards :)
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"Older part of the hotel"
"We stayed in room 12, possibly a Superior room. "
"A little further away from the castle might be quieter. Facing the courtyard with fountain is nice."
"With a view of the courtyard if poss"
"Get the high room with a view of the river! It's an extra flight of stairs, but worth it."
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PRICE RANGE
US$158 - US$385 (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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