Alicja McCarthy

Lisbon: Palacio Belmonte

by: Alicja McCarthy    |   

  • Why:

    A weekend break.

  • When:

    May 2013

  • Who:

    Me & my bestie for her birthday.

Important Bits

  • Type:

    A luxury home palace rather than a hotel.

  • Rooms:

    8 suites.

  • Pool/Gym:

    No gym but has an outdoor pool.

  • Restaurant:

    No but there is an adjacent café and concierge can bring in any chef in Lisbon to cater for any type of meal. You just have to ask.

  • Bar:

    Complimentary drinks cabinet is available.

  • Year Opened:

    2004

  • Wifi:

    Yes.

  • Vibe:

    Elegant, palatial, rustic, luxury and fabulous.

  • Music:

    Various music stations provide CD players including classical, latin, jazz, opera, blues music.

  • Children:

    Sure, but more a couples retreat.

  • Location:

    In the historic Alfama region of Lisbon, it's close to most places.

  • Designed By:

    The owner Frédéric Coustols an ecologist and philanthropist.

  • Best Way to Book:

    www.palaciobelmonte.com

  • Price:

    Expensive but something altogether unique.

Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Mini Bar

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

  • : 43/50

Highs + Lows

  • A wonderful piece of restored architecture that is a must-see.

  • Your stay is so relaxed you feel you actually own the place.

  • No TV which is a good thing!

  • The interiors are true to Portuguese tradition and style.

  • Wifi doesn’t get through the old stone walls (probably a good thing too)

  • Our suite at the front was a little noisy due to the courtyard café, request one of the hidden suites towards the back.

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