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 AlcaÃ§ova 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.
During the second half of the XVIII century a mansion was built within St. Jorge's Castle walls on the site of the former AlcÃ¡Ã§ova Palace kitchens. That's why it is still known as the "Palacete das Cozinhas" (Kitchen Mansion).
Along with two floors and a mansard, an inner courtyard and gardens, the Palacete das Cozinhas possesses some Medieval remains - such as the cistern - which are thought to have formed part of some of the original Palace's outbuildings.
The mansion combines elements of the rationalist Pombal style of building - the sober frames around the windows and the main gateway - with others that expressed a greater freedom, such as the elaborate design that surmounts the wall attached to the gateway in the main faÃ§ade, on which we can read " 1765 " - the probable date of its construction.
The mansion, which is classified as an Historic Building, has now been transformed into a hotel under the name Solar Do Castelo and has been brought back to life by a high-quality contemporary design.
Contemporary classic boutique
The Solar do Castelo is in an excellent location within the walls of the old St George Castle in the centre of the city. It is within easy walking distance of the Alfama and the beautiful Cathedral. The historic buildings, museums and art galleries are all close to this luxury boutique hotel in Lisbon’s most historic district. The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, the Centro de Art Moderna and the Museu da Marinha are all popular attractions to visit as well as the lovely gardens of the city.
The Solar do Castelo offers just 14 rooms in this delightful location, which is part of the old Castelo. It is built on the site of the former Alcaçova Palace and is in the style of a small mansion. The date on the main façade reads 1765, the date this historic building was probably rebuilt over the former Palace Kitchens. It was renovated in 2001 by architect Vasco Massapina and the interior designer was Atelier Graça Viterbo.
The delightful Portuguese style doorway leads into this charming boutique hotel residence. Spread over two floors, the hotel has an inner courtyard and a garden for guests to enjoy. Historic relics such as the old cistern are retained and mix perfectly with the more up-to-date facilities such as cable TV and WiFi internet access.
The 14 rooms are designed for a comfortable stay with specially designed furniture in a medieval contemporary style. The double-glazed rooms have a safe, air-conditioning along with a soaking bathtub, bath robe and Molten Brown products in the fully equipped bathrooms.
The Solar do Castelo offers a lift, concierge services, a library and newspapers, currency exchange and a computer for guests’ use. There is also a cosy bar and a lounge within the hotel. For those looking for a romantic boutique hotel in Lisbon, look no further. The Solar do Castelo is the perfect place to stay with charm, character and a wonderful atmosphere, along with excellent service from the multilingual staff.
Martim Monez/ Rossio – Verde (Green)
Castelo - 37
Business: Non-smoking rooms.
In-room amenities: Air-conditioning,Designer toiletries,Dvd/cd player & library,Flatscreen tv,Safe,Turn-down service,Wifi.
Check in time is 15:00 Check out time is 12:00