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Awards & Recognitions

Among the years Palácio Belmonte has been highly awarded and recognized by it’s unique and rare characteristics that describe it as one of the top exquisite luxury lifestyle hotels, or better yet as a private guest house, where the details of 2000 years of history design an incomparable ambience and urban private setting that many describe as “beyond imaginable”.

Known as the setting of many international movies and videoclips, here we detail below the awards and recognitions we’ve been privileged to receive throughout the years, and still counting year after year.

Timeline of Recognitions

2018  Turismo de Portugal
PME Lider 2018

2014  USA Today Travel
10 Best Romantic Hotels

2010  Sherman’s
Top 10 Castles Hotels

2010  Luxury Travel Magazine
Ten Top Europe Hidden Gems

2010  National Geographic
Heute zu den grossartigen Luxushotels der Welt

2003  Tatler-Abercrombie & Kent
101 Best Hotels / Little Gems

2000  Conde Nast Traveller UK
“21 coolest hotels in the world”

2000  Conde Nast Traveller USA
“Hot List 2000″ representing the year’s 36 top new hotels

2000  The selective Gallivanter’s Guide
Rated Palácio Belmonte in their May 2000 issue

Timeline of Awards

2018  World Luxury Hotel Awards – Luxury Palace Hotel Winner

2018 USA Today Annual Awards / Best Hotel of the Year

2018  Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice Award

2018  Condé Nast Traveler Gold List Award

2018  Luxury Travel Guide European Awards / 2018 Winner

2017  World Boutique Hotel Awards / Nomination

2017  International Hotel Network Global Awards Winner

2017  Condé Nast Traveler Gold List Award

2017  Luxury Travel Guide European Awards / 2017 Winner

2016  Hotel of The Year Awards
Best Boutique Palace Hotel Worldwide 2015

2016  World Luxury Hotel Awards – Luxury Suite Hotel Winner

2016  Rolls-Royce Enthusiast’s Club 2016 Award

2015  Best Boutique Palace Hotel Worlwide

2015  Trip Expert Award – Expert’s Choice

2015  Couture Travel Company / Award of Excellence and Philanthropy

2015  Condé Nast Traveler Gold List Award

2013  Business Destination Travel Award

2009  World Luxury Hotel Awards/Suite Hotel (2º exe quo)
Palácio Belmonte came 2nd ex aequo among the most beautiful Suite Hotels in the world, at World Luxury Hotel Awards. It is the pride of Lisbon and its secret gem.

2000  RIC’S Award for Urban Regeneration (given by Prince of Wales)
In October Frederic Coustols received the Award for Urban Regeneration from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) offered by Prince of Wales.
This success was possible thanks to its current owner, who took the decision to restore this iconic and oldest Palacio in Lisbon according to sustainable constructive methods and 6 years labor-of-love – protecting the environment and the heritage.
The Tate Modern and the Royal Opera House in London also received RICS Awards in the same year.

National Monument and National Interest
The Palace was officially classified as a National Monument 1910 and of National Interest in 1997.  Following a painstaking restoration, it has come to life once more, thriving today as an ode to the colorful history and enduring culture of Portugal.