If you went to school in Portugal, the word “Ramalhete” will immediately remind you of Eça de Queirós and his novel “The Maias”.
The word means “bouquet”, a theme reflected in the sunflowers portrayed in tiles along its stone steps. Located in the Janelas Verdes street, near the Museum of Ancient Art, this is much more than just a hotel with a pretty facade. Every one of its nine rooms and seven suites is unique. Some of them have a view to the Tagus, the others to the inner courtyard, but all of them are faithful to its original architecture, with wooden floors, big windows and painted ceilings. The “wow” moment will come when you open the door to a suite that used to be the palace's kitchen, and gaze at an enormous fireplace. But even that might not be as wondrous as the chapel suite, with its tiled walls and king-sized bed. Ramalhete has something of a double personality: a classical side allied to a more modern perspective. Outer areas include a delightful heated swimming pool and a couple of small terraces and verandas, where you can have a buffet-style breakfast or some of the bar's specials (there is no restaurant but the bar has some good indoor dining options).
|Venue name:||Palacio Ramalhete|
Rua das Janelas Verdes, 92