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.
2014 USA Today Travel
10 Best Romantic Hotels
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
2019 The World Luxury Awards / Luxury Historical Hotel
2019 Global Luxury Hotel & Spa Awards / Most Historically Authentic Luxury Hotel
2019 Lawyer International 2019 Awards / Best Hotel & Spa of the Year – Portugal
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
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
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 colourful history and enduring culture of Portugal.