Scale of 90-100
In the hillside Alfama district, this evocative 10-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).
Good to Know
The palace was built in 1449 for the Cabral family. (The navigator Pedro Cabral discovered Brazil.) Over 3,800 blue-and-white hand-painted tiles were commissioned in 1720 and still adorn the rooms.
Palácio Belmonte Features:
- Airport transfers
- No a/c
Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):
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
Learn more about Palácio Belmonte:
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.