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Solar Do Castelo

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Our family stayed for four nights in this hotel, and we really enjoyed our time here. Super friendly and helpful staff that makes the stay so comfortable. We liked the idea that every guest can get free drinks and snacks in the lobby, feels like your own living room at home!

Excellent location and refreshment facilities but bedroom was very cold and bathroom very small. The heating system is insufficient for purpose in the room and we found a need for 4 extra blankets to get comfortable. Staff very good and helpful but an hotel of this profile we would expect greater comfort

Absolutely excellent hotel, lovely furnishings and in an excellent location. The breakfast was brilliant and of a very high standard and served until noon - cannot rate this hotel high enough. We will definitely be back to Lisbon and this hotel

We found the hotel on line and booked our stay based on reviews by other guests; the hotel has surpassed our expectations, we’d recommend it highly. The location is unique and, despite being accessed via steep, narrow cobbled streets and being inside the wall of Castelo Sao Jeorg, it is possible to get a taxi to and from the door. The decor is light, the staff friendly and competent and there are plenty of good bars, cafes and restaurants within walking distance for meals or drink. We’ll stay again on our next visit to Lisbon.

This hotel was charming! Staff was very friendly, common spaces were a great place to start and end our days. Rooms were small- but had all the amenities needed to make the stay comfortable. Loved that they had a nespresso machine and snacks out. Staff also helped with restaurant suggestions and reservations. The property is connected to the castle and at the top of the hill, so this made getting taxis a little hard to reach, but once we figured out how to get up/down the hill, we planned our days accordingly.

Really enjoyed this hotel right at the top of the hill next to the castle. Service was excellent with very helpful staff and a very comfortable room. Not for you if you don't like hills or want to eat in the hotel in the evening, but perfect for our visit to Lisbon.

Gorgeous hotel in the castle walls. Great views. Friendly staff. We enjoyed the walk/hike up the hill but there are other options. A central outdoor seating area is special. Also a help yourself to tea and coffee in the lounge.

Great place to base from while touring Lisbon. Excellent accommodation, easy walk to most anything you want to see, close to the train station and a quiet peaceful place to call home at the end of the day. I should mention Solar Do Castelo is beautiful too!!! The courtyard and dinning room are special. The streets immediately around it are just wonderful.

We enjoyed our two night stay at this hotel. We arrived late, our flight having been delayed for 8 hours. Preparing a snack for us in the middle of the night was no problem and achieved quickly. The staff were all extremely friendly and there were complementary hot drinks, cake and fruit always available. Our room was quiet and comfortable. The location is a good one to explore the nearby attractions such as the castle and the huge “Thieves’ Market” which is held every Tuesday and Saturday a short walk away. There was a reasonable range of varying types of breakfast as well as an honesty bar. It was fascinating to visit the museum in the basement which was a bit like a tiny version of the interesting museum in the castle . The only problem we had, and this was nothing to do with the hotel, was with our taxi ride from the airport. Despite having the map thoughtfully provided by the hotel by email, our driver dropped us at the bottom of the hill and charged us €35 compared to the standard price of €15 we paid to get back out to the airport. I’d recommend a pre- booked transfer based in this experience.

This hotel is perfectly situated in old Lisbon. If you are interested in the unique culture of Fado music you cannot do better than to stay here. The hotel operates to the highest standards. It is wonderfully quiet with a lovely internal court yard for breakfasts or an any time drink via its ‘honesty’ bar. Buses, taxis and trams are all within easy reach. I have stayed here twice now and will always choose it if I come again.

Rua das Cozinhas, 2 Lisbon

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Castle of Sao Jorge and Lisbon Cathedral
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Concierge services

Located in Alfama, Solar Do Castelo is adjacent to Castle of Sao Jorge and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Lisbon Cathedral. This 20-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like a bar/lounge, 24-hour room service, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Lisbon, the hotel is also a short walk from Santa Justa Elevator and Rossio Square.


Start each morning with breakfast, served for a fee from 7:30 AM to noon. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Solar Do Castelo's 20 soundproofed rooms provide safes and desks. LCD TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in pillow menus.

Property features

A local mainstay since 1765, Solar Do Castelo offers free WiFi in public areas, a library, and free newspapers. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle for a fee (available 24 hours). Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. This boutique hotel also has a terrace.

Room options

Single Room (Castelo Room)

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 1

Superior Double Room (Mansard)

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Double Room (Romantic Lisbon)

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Double Room (Romantic Lisbon)

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

95% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 901 reviews