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. There are many excellent restaurants for dinner just a short stroll away.
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
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