Palácio Belmonte, an award-winning and historic property with contemporary furnishings in the stylish Alfama district of Lisbon, has launched its new "Dom Afonso Henriques Experience," offering travelers and culture-seekers the opportunity to reserve all 10 suites of the 15th-century palace and take advantage of all the impeccable service and exclusive amenities at the luxurious and incomparably sustainable property.
The regal package is named after Dom Afonso Henriques, the first King of Portugal, and offers a complete buy-out of the palace for a total of three nights. The exclusive-use experience includes the outdoor pool and garden and private use of the Maria Ursula Ballroom, a magical special events space with a centerpiece of hand-painted Azulejo tiles that date back to the 18th-century. Each tile and mosaic is original and unique to Palácio Belmonte.
Suitable for up to 24 guests (with the option to add four single beds), the package also includes:
- Three private dinners at Grenache Restaurant, the gourmet establishment helmed by Chef Philippe Gelfi (formerly of La Reserve), or in the nobile rooms within the palace
- An exclusive Fado music performance on a night of your choice
- Private driver and limousine whenever required
- Private boat ride through the Tejo river
- Expert-guided tour of Alfama neighborhood, the original district of Lisbon
- In-room or family-style organic breakfast for 28 guests
- Daily cleaning service
- Butler service on demand
The price for the Dom Afonso Henriques Experience for three nights starts at 80.000,00€ (+ 6% VAT).
Classified as a Monument of National Interest by the state of Portugal, Palácio Belmonte underwent an exhaustive six year restoration by owner and ecologist Frederic Coustals before being unveiled as a luxury property that upholds the highest level of preservation out of any other property in Europe. Step by step, the palace became a living luxury hotel upholding the principles of sustainability and restoration rules established by the Chart of Venice. The hotel has just 10 suites, capturing the interior beauty of its tiles and volumes. All of the main reception rooms and the 10 suites opened to the guests of the Palacio, contain 59 rare panels painted under the direction of Masters Manuel dos Santos in 1725 and Valentim de Almeida. 3,800 original blue glazed tiles "Azulejos" were removed, carefully restored and then put back across Palácio Belmonte.
To reserve the Dom Afonso Henriques Experience, contact email@example.com or visit https://palaciobelmonte.com/dom-afonso-henriques-experience. For more information about Palacio Belmonte, visit palaciobelmonte.com.