Palacio Belmonte

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Time Reconstructed

More like a palace refined by time than a hotel in the strict sense of the word, the Palacio Belmonte is a product of folly: the desire to revive an old Portuguese residence overhanging both Lisbon and the Tagus River, all the while keeping its soul intact.

The antique palace is the fruit of the considerable investments of Marie and Frédéric Coustols, both French, and the work of Portuguese architect Pedro Quirino da Fonseca.  Located a few steps away from the Castelo de Sao Jorge (Saint George Castle), it opened its doors to travelers in 2003.  With part of the edifice dating from 1449, with elements that are no doubt even older, its 30,000 azulejos remind us that it came out of the 1755 earthquake on its feet.

The palace's 10 suites are spacious at between 30 and 130m2, and - with no television and the old walls providing natural air conditioning - are a far cry from what one would call modern.  Concerned with offering an uncluttered, welcoming and familiar atmosphere, the rooms are eclectically furnished with the owners' own finds.

In addition to service that is equally simple, with its bougainvillea and lemon trees, balconies and a tiny black marble pool, the Palacio Belmonte offers panoramic view after view of the city's rooftops and the Tagus River.

 

The clientele

Remarkable and discreet with a personality all its own, the Palacio Belmonte is ideal for travelers who know how to appreciate their surroundings.

 

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Global Rating 8.5 Global Rating : 8.5

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Palacio Belmonte

Páteo Dom Fradique, 14
1100 - 624