In the hillside Alfama district, this evocative 11-suite hotel occupies an exquisitely restored 15th-century palace. Impressive public spaces, including a library and a music room, are furnished with period oil paintings, tapestries and rare antiques. Each guest room is individually decorated, but most have hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, 18th-century azulejos (hand-painted tiles) and private terraces with river views. Though the hotel lacks elevators, televisions, minibars, air-conditioning and room service, there is a small black-marble saltwater infinity pool in the Mediterranean-style palace gardens, plus a café for breakfast and lunch. A new gourmet restaurant serving seasonally inspired French cuisine has recently opened within the palace walls (open every day but Monday).
Lowest Rate: Concept Suite, $570; Editor’s Choice: Terrace Suite, $920.
Daily full organic breakfast served at the restaurant, in room or any other location on the property; Selection of complimentary alcoholic beverages; Wi-Fi
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.