Ratings based on 218 Verified Reviews

4.5 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from T

Super hotel in the old centre

Posted Jul 24, 2017
Brilliant location for sightseeing in the heart of the city. Staff ever so helpful with advice and service. Great to have drinks on the terrace at the end of the day. Breakfast on the terrace a lovely start to the day. Would definitely return.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Derbyshire England

Wonderful Lisbon hotel

Posted Jul 16, 2017
Pros: In a word "everything". We liked its informality and differentness(new word invented). So welcoming. I'd thoroughly recommend it.
Cons: I'd be unhappy if they did change. They have the right business model at the moment
Location: Close to castle and all sights of Alfama ie churches, Roman ruins and miradores with great views of Lisbon. 10 mins from town as elevadores close by.
Great location near castle. Brilliant, helpful and caring staff who were also informative. Lovely views from the terrace and room over the Tagus. Good breakfast selection. So easy to get down into town for restaurants and sights and also other local restaurants within 400 yards if you felt lazy.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 18, 2017 by Luis Lemos, Hotel Management
Hello Dave, thank you for finding the time to give us your feedback. Change is the law of life, as they say, but we'll try to maintain the current traces of the Solar in the future.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from San Diego

Super staff. Very nice views. Excellent breakfast.

Posted Jul 15, 2017
Pros: Above
Cons: Above
Location: Above
A little hard for taxis or Ubers to find/ get to on narrow street near the fort that only permits local traffic, but that is part of the hotel's charm. Great breakfast with top quality meats, cheeses, coffee, fruit and pastries. They may also have eggs to order, but we did not ask because everything else was so good that it filled us up. Staff were super helpful with restaurant bookings/advise, transport, tourism advise/directions, laundry, everything.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 15, 2017 by Luis Lemos, Hotel Management
Dear guest, we're so glad that your stay with us was great! Ubers and taxis may have a slight issue sometimes, however they can always call us, local calls are cheap, and we'll be more than happy to explain the situation. It was our pleasure to assist you with all your needs.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Very nice hotel.

Posted Jul 5, 2017
Nice cozy hotel with friendly staff. It is located in a picturesque neighborhood of narrow winding streets, just a short walk form the castle - one of Lisbon's main attractions, and minutes away from city center. There is a scenic view from hotel's restaurant over the city and the river. I highly recommended it to enybody wishing to stay away from crowds and enjoying the scenery of the past.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 8, 2017 by Luis Lemos, Hotel Management
Dear guest, We'd like to thank you for taking the time to write a comment. Our location is absolutely fabulous for somebody who wants to explore the Castle and Alfama. All the best and see you the Solar one day!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 4, 2017
Beautiful views of the city, comfort and location are excellent; plus reasonable prices. We definitely recommend it and we would stay there when we come back to Lisbon. The staff was very nice, too.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 8, 2017 by Luis Lemos, Hotel Management
Hello and thank you so much for the comment, we're pleased your stay with us was nice.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Cambridge, Uk

Great place to stay

Posted Jul 1, 2017
Pros: Small and friendly
Cons: Size of TV maybe
Location: Loved the location near the castle. Most places to visit were easy to get to from where we were.
We found the staff to be very helpful and friendly from the moment we arrived. Enjoyed our lunch and wine on the terrace. If we visited Lisbon again would stay here again.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 8, 2017 by Luis Lemos, Hotel Management
Dear guest, Thank you very much for your feedback. We'll see how we can supersize the TV! An upgrade is probably due. All the best and see you next time at the Solar!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 1, 2017
Great views, comfort and location. I highly recommend this hotel!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 1, 2017 by Luis Lemos, Hotel Management
Dear guest, we're thrilled to bits you love the views and our hotel in general! Thank you so much!
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Don't be fooled by the photos

Posted May 31, 2017
The staff is very nice only 2 workers doing everything), but it's not enough to overcome all of the flaws of the hotel.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 2, 2017 by Luis Lemos, Hotel Management
Dear guest, thank you for taking the time to write a comment; it's a shame your experience at the Solar didn't correspond to the expectations. Accidentally, there's more than "only two workers" at the hotel, we'd like to point that out.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great location and view with a great staff!

Posted May 27, 2017
Easy to get around from this hotel. A block away from the castle. Lots of great restaurants near by. Staff were so friendly and accommodating. Great place to stay in Lisbon.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 2, 2017 by Luis Lemos, Hotel Management
Dear guest, thank you so much for your kind words, it means a lot to us!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from England

Good hotel in the Alfama district of Lisbon.

Posted May 24, 2017
Pros: The staff were great; very helpful, good service, spoke excellent English all of these points made our stay at the hotel more enjoyable.
Cons: This really depends what you are looking for. This boutique hotel met all our needs. Good service, good location, great views of the river Tagus.
Location: Great location for views, cafes, restaurants, street music, Castelo de Sao Jorge. Also short walk to the city centre. Guided tours available.
We enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The staff made our experience great. Good breakfast and lunches outside on the roof with river and city views. The bedroom was of a good size with a great shower and we could see the sea from the bedroom window. The old town is great for walking through the narrow hilly streets with good views and many cafes and restaurants. The city centre was easily reached as was the historic buildings, art gallery and museums. Everyone was friendly and helpful. We could hear voices from all over the world, young and old. A great atmosphere.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 2, 2017 by Luis Lemos, Hotel Management
Dear Scott, it's been a real pleasure, we're thrilled to bits that you had enjoyed your vacation in Lisbon and at the Solar!