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Reviewed 26 July 2013

Having adjusted to early morning screeching by 'urban' seagulls in the Algarve, the peacocks did not bother us too much. A lovely 2 day break on our own. Picturesque and romantic. We were well looked after by the staff and well fed.

Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

This is right next door to the Castle. The room overlooked a lovely courtyard. The breakfasts were excellent. The trams were not far away and the staff excellent at directing you to various tourist attractions. Opposite the entrance is a great little family run bar and eatery.

Only drawback was the amount of noise from the wretched peacocks that scream all and every night - at least we had double glazing and air con to shut most of this out.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Jill J
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

Opposing some reviews, we felt that being above and remote from the city of Lisbon gives this unpretentious inn its whole appeal. Laid-back in style and service with antique furniture and quality fixtures throughout, Solar Do Castelo struck just the right note for us.

Room Tip: Our room overlooked the street and we were happy with it
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

Upmarket and unique B&B. A retreat from the tourists all around the castle area with a beautiful tranquil courtyard with loungers (and where breakfast is served when weather permits). And a lovely lounge area with an honesty bar. Rooms are small but comfortable and stylishly decorated. We were provided with a complimentary litre decanter of port to last us two nights- had to make sure my mother didnt finish it! Great breakfast and helpful staff.
Good tip for Lisbon is to buy a 24 hour travel card. It is around 4 euros and you can jump on and off trams (including the elevator ones which charge tourists quite a bit), buses, and the metro. Very handy if you are struggling with the unavoidable precipitous slopes all around Lisbon. You need to go to the metro station to buy the card but well worth it.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank HJT12300
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

My recommendation is to stay where you want to visit/eat or eat near where you stay. This hotel is not convenient to going to the central part of town. Taxi ride up or down is about 6 euros each way. The taxi's are not air conditioned and they will not take you directly to the hotel. You would think that a Heritage Hotel would have the rooms air conditioned before arrival but this one did not. When temperatures are in the upper 90's, they should do that. The lobby is also not air conditioned and the Wifi is spotty at best. We were also driving a car to the hotel and could not find it by GPS or smart phone since the hotel is in a no drive zone (residents/employees only). It took us about 30 minutes to get to the hotel after arriving on the hilltop. They said they sent a map with the hotel reservations but they did not. At least there was free hotel parking near by. There is no pool but you can use a sister's hotel pool down the hill in the central part of town. My recommendation, stay in central Lisbon where you can walk to everything easily.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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HeritageLisbon, General Manager at Solar Do Castelo, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback.
The Solar Do Castelo is located inside St. Jorge Castle’s walls, on the top of Alfama which is Lisbon’s oldest quarter. As you refer traffic is restricted which makes this hotel a serene refuge in the birthplace of the city of Lisbon. At the door step of the Castle you can find several little restaurants and bars and enjoy great views walking down Alfama to the river Tagus or to Baixa.
We do have air conditioned and free Wi-Fi throughout our premises and we apologize for any malfunction during your stay.
Once again thank you for sharing your thoughts.
Yours sincerely,
Diogo Laranjo,
General Manager

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