Solar Do Castelo

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History and passion in a romantic boutique hotel at the top of Alfama

Crowning the heights of the Alfama district, the São Jorge Castle accommodates between its walls a typical set of houses. Between these walls is the Solar Do Castelo, the only hotel situated within the medieval Castle village. An 18th century building, the small palace is built on the site of the former kitchens of the Royal Palace. The place of legends and the souls of princes, the doors of the palace open out onto the noble patio where the blue of the peacocks from the Castle predominates. A perfect setting for a stay as a couple to rekindle your passion in this romantic boutique hotel. As in a friend’s home, all the areas of Solar Do Castelo are exclusive for guests. The small unit comprising an attic and two storeys, a noble patio and a garden stores the traces of the memories of this place. The water tank was preserved and the museological unit of objects found during the renovation recount over eight centuries of History. The decorative project, undertaken by Atelier Graça Viterbo, stresses the contemporary nature of the revitalization of the space whilst simultaneously stressing the medieval origins. The streets of the Castle Village are very narrow and locals keep on having their flower pots and little bird cages literally on the street. Of course that is part of the enchantment of this place but it does not help much the traffic access to our place, that now is restricted to locals and taxis 24h a day.


The rooms at Solar do Castelo are designed to reflect the hotel’s historic and charming style. They feature antique furnishings, warm colors, and traditional Portuguese tilework, creating a cozy and authentic atmosphere. The rooms are spacious and well-appointed, with large windows that provide natural light and views of the castle or the surrounding neighborhood. They come equipped with essential amenities, including air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and minibars. The bathrooms are modern and stylish, with marble or tiled floors, walk-in showers or bathtubs, and complimentary toiletries.

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4 stars


  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Air Conditioned
  • Concierge Desk
  • Elevators
  • Wi-fi

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