The best hotels near São Jorge Castle

Sao Jorge CastleFlickr user Jess & Kate

São Jorge Castle sits high above the city offering spectacular views across the Tagus River and the terrocotta roofs of the city. Remnants of habitation of the site dates back to the 11th Century and the archelogical site and adjoining museum display objects from this period onwards. For a real insight into the city's history and some stunning views the castle is a must-see on any discerning travellers list. For those who want to be right in the heart of the historic city then staying on one of the best hotels near São Jorge Castle will fit the bill. The surrounding Alfama district is Lisbon's oldest neighbourhood and is filled with churches, cute cafes, restaurants and bars as well as offering a wide selection of accommodation from chic and contemporary hotels to beautiful traditional properties.

The best hotels near São Jorge Castle

Within the castle walls

Solar do Castelo

  • Solar do Castelo, A Lisbon Heritage Collection, boasts a unique historical setting. The old blends with the new - stone walls, pale woods, heavy bricks alongside all the mod cons you could wish for. A charming inner courtyard and garden features Medieval remains. The only hotel within St. George's Castle walls.

Castle views

Solar dos Mouros

  • Solar dos Mouros is an extremely attractive B&B with breathtaking views from the castle rampart over the city and the river. Colourfully decorated with walls covered in African art work. A perfect getaway for a weekend exploring.

Traditional charm

Palacio Belmonte

  • Palacio Belmonte is a very special B&B in Lisbon's medieval quarter with fantastic sea views. A nobleman's palace; historic, elegant, utterly romantic. Enormous family rooms and suites have original tiling, oil paintings, large marble bathrooms and private balconies. A treat for romantics and families alike.

Contemporary style

Hotel Convento do Salvador

  • Hotel Convento do Salvador is a trendy contemporary hotel in the historic Alfama district. The minimalist white washed rooms draw the eye to the stunning sea views. Boasting an expansive lounge and slick bar, decorated with large pieces of pop-art. Walking distance to many of the cities best attractions. A chic choice.
  • Memmo Alfama is tucked away in the higgledy-piggledy streets of Alfama, the city’s most atmospheric district. Designer-cool and surprisingly large with a rooftop pool and stunning views. Bright rooms and suites have wooden floors, clean lines, and private balconies.
  • The Lisboans offers impeccably designed apartments featuring a great balance of thoughtfully sourced artisanal and contemporary pieces, and upcycled or vintage furniture. The effect is a sophisticated home-away-from-home, with tasty breakfasts delivered each morning. A great base for discerning, independent guests.”

Boutique

Santiago de Alfama

  • Santiago de Alfama is a meticulously crafted boutique hotel that seamlessly combines the old and new. Constructed from Roman-era ruins using the original ancient blueprint. Vibrant, hand-picked interior design and an extensive breakfast menu served by some of the friendliest staff in Lisbon.

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  • Solar do Castelo, a Lisbon Heritage Collection Lisbon 20 rooms from £169

    Exclusive offer  -  Welcome drink
    Value chic  -  A wonderfully enchanting stay, with peacocks dancing on the old castle walls and the gentle tinkle of the courtyard fountain.
    Local exploring  -  Tucked in the walls of the medieval San Jorge castle, with a rabbit warren of winding cobbled streets to explore.
    Great walks  -  Explore the pedestrians-only fortress, the winding streets are lined with cool shops, boutiques and cafes.
    Sights nearby  -  Within the walls of St. Jorge's Castle and just a few minutes walk to the waterside Jeronimo's monastery.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet, Frommers, Sawdays, Fodors

    A unique historical setting for 14 individually decorated contemporary bedrooms. The old blends with the new - stone walls, pale woods, heavy bricks, all the mod cons. Charming inner courtyard and garden with Medieval remains. The only hotel within St. George's Castle walls. See More

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  • Solar dos Mouros Lisbon 10 rooms from £188

    Local exploring  -  Located right beside the city's famous castle, this is the perfect base for history buffs
    Views  -  Breathtaking views of the city and river
    Sights nearby  -  5 minutes walk from the Old Town and just down the road from the São Jorge castle
    Great walks  -  Wander through Alfama district, considered to be one of the city's prettiest
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Frommers, Michelin Travel

    Extremely attractive B&B with breathtaking views from the castle rampart over the city and the river. Colourfully decorated with walls covered in African art work. A perfect getaway for a weekend exploring. See More

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  • Palacio Belmonte Lisbon 10 rooms from £257

    Romantic Break  -  This medieval quarter definitely gives a romantic air with beautiful sea views and elegant rooms.
    Families  -  Large suites give plenty of space for families, great views and close to main sights.
    Views  -  Fantastic sea views from balconies and terraces.
    Chic  -  A favourite with Christian Laboutin.
    Recommended by  -  CN Traveller

    Palatial boutique hotel in Lisbon's medieval quarter with fantastic sea views. A nobleman's palace; historic, elegant, utterly romantic. Enormous family rooms and suites have original tiling, oil paintings, large marble bathrooms and private balconies. A treat for romantics and families alike. See More

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  • Hotel Convento do Salvador Lisbon (2 B 1100-465 Lisboa Santa Maria Maior) 43 rooms from £82

    City Style  -  A funky hotel littered with modern art and complete with slick bar amd gorgeous city and sea views.
    Local exploring  -  Nestled in the historic neighbourhood of Alfama, within striking distance of all the main sights.
    Local markets  -  Scour the stalls of the Feira da Ladra, open every Tuesday and Saturday.
    Sights nearby  -  Marvel at the studded facade of Casa dos Bicos.

    A trendy contemporary hotel in the historic Alfama district. The minimalist white washed rooms draw the eye to the stunning sea views. Unwind in the expansive lounge and slick bar, decorated with large pieces of pop-art. Walking distance to many of the cities best attractions. A chic choice. See More

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  • Santiago de Alfama Lisbon 19 rooms from £159

    City Style  -  An unmissable stylish and sophisticated converted palace, nestled in the historic streets of Alfama.
    Romantic Break  -  With luxurious suites and a sleek bar- it's perfect for an indulgent, romantic weekend in Lisbon.
    Great walks  -  A great starting point for a city walk through the historic old town of Lisbon.
    Sights nearby  -  Five minutes walk from Santiago Church and Lisbon Cathedral.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Great Small Hotels

    A meticulously crafted boutique hotel that seamlessly combines old and new. Constructed from Roman-era ruins using the original ancient blueprint. Vibrant, hand-picked interior design by owner Heleen Uitenbroek. Extensive breakfast menu served by some of the friendliest staff in Lisbon. See More

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  • Memmo Alfama Lisbon 42 rooms from £246

    City Style  -  Clean lines and bright colours with a great vibe in the rooftop winebar, with great city views.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Sights nearby  -  Santa Justa Elevator and Rossio Square.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  Fodors, Design Hotels

    Tucked away in the higgledy-piggledy streets of Alfama, the city’s most atmospheric district, this hotel is a surprise. Designer-cool and surprisingly large with pool and stunning views. Bright white and cream rooms and suites have wooden floors, clean lines, and private balconies. See More

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  • The Lisboans Lisbon 15 rooms from £278

    Local exploring  -  Situated in the central and vibrant Baixa neighbourood, ideal for exploring the bars, shops and sights
    Great walks  -  Walk around these buzzing historic streets for a taste of local colour and culture
    Sights nearby  -  Head to Lisbon Cathedral just opposite and to the medieval São Jorge Castle
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Mr & Mrs Smith

    Impeccably designed apartments featuring a great balance of thoughtfully sourced artisanal and contemporary pieces, and upcycled or vintage furniture. The effect is a sophisticated home-away-from-home, with tasty breakfasts delivered each morning. A great base for discerning, independent guests. See More

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Written by Katie Harris

posted Friday, 26th July 2019