We were welcomed gracefully by Nelson and later enjoyed breakfast outside. It was local, fresh and done exquisitely. The palace is gorgeous and there is an incredible attention to detail; it is impeccably decorated and thoughtfully restored. With the jet-lag, I was in a dream!
The incredible honeymoon suite, "Padre Himalaya" was where we rested our heads. This three story ancient tower has 360 degree views from the bedroom. We enjoyed the sunset over local cheeses and Porto. The sunrise was just as grand. I enjoyed a late night bath in the very special bathtub after having enjoyed a wonderful dinner (suggestion from Maria).
Words can barely describe staying at the Belmonte. The experience superseded all of my already high expectations. Like I said to the owner Maria, I will remember this moment forever. Her generosity was so gracious, I hope to have the opportunity to return the gift one day.
I must admit, I have a soft spot for female owners of great businesses, but Maria is truly one of a kind!
She and the space simply inspire! A absolute must.
- Also Known As:
- Palacio Belmonte Hotel
- Palacio Belmonte Hotel Lisbon
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the Belmonte there is no crowd, no noise, no chocolate on the pillow, no television, just fresh air, space, light, your own laughter and music. For an experience beyond compare, far back to our roots, to our childhood, to fantasy, let Palácio Belmonte be your house while discovering the wonderland of Portugal. Palácio Belmonte offers 10 suites, all different, all unique, some with terraces, winter garden or built in a Roman tower with 360º view or in a Muslim one on top of a 40 meters high rock, all equipped with fully modern bathrooms, natural ventilation, a Mediterranean garden and black marble swimming pool to relax, read or dream. House of the Earl of Belmonte, Cabral and the Marquis of Atalaia for the past 500 years, the Belmonte is a stunning sculpture, a 2197 years synthesis of Portuguese history. It became a few years ago the House of a Landscape Collector. He then decided to open his house to a very few for whom luxury is synonymous of encountering one’s emotions. Palácio Belmonte prides itself on delivering memorable unique customized experiences for those who choose to stay with us. For this reason Palácio Belmonte suggest experiences that can be personalized for you, whether it be a fabulous sunset in a yacht on the Tejo River, a private tour to unique architectural features of old Lisbon, your own private Fado singer, a special day out with wine, olive oil tastings and Lusitano horses in the Alentejo or maybe a dinner at the unique local "Tascas" in which you will experience the real authentic Portuguese hospitality. The Belmonte is the most veiled secret in Lisbon… and definitely a place to experience! History, Architecture, Culture, Sustainable Development… here you will not find a standard accommodation but a single life option! While receiving the highest level of service, you will be merged by this deep philosophy of well being, exclusivity, simplicity, natural comfort, intimacy and introspection. Palácio Belmonte is a real alternative way of life… come join us! ... more less
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