Ricardo Reis

Terrace Suite

The atmosphere at the Palácio Belmonte is of complete “lightness”, freedom, comfort and privacy.”


With original “azulejo” tile panels by the
Master Valentim de Almeida and original
frescoes all around the bedroom walls.

About the Suite

A double suite with a stunning view to the river and garden and an incredible natural light, the bedroom – the “alcove” of the palace –  has original” azulejo” tile panels by the Master Valentim de Almeida as well as original frescoes.  There is a very large living room with “caixotao” ceiling with a terrace facing the river. Area: 90 sqm.

Beds: Double bed or two singles
Occupancy: 2 guests
Size: 90 sqm
View: City, Alfama bairro, River, Garden, Pool.

Price: 900,00€/night with complementary breakfast and VAT included (City tax – 2€/person/day not included).
Special holidays: S. Valentines, Easter and Christmas holidays an extra cost of 100€ per suite will be applied.

Inspiring… Ricardo Reis

Ricardo Reis, as a heteronym of Fernando Pessoa: “Reis sums up his philosophy of life in his own words, admonishing: ‘See life from a distance. Never question it. There’s nothing it can tell you.’ Like Caeiro, whom he admires, Reis defers from questioning life. He is a modern pagan who urges one to seize the day and accept fate with tranquility. ‘Wise is the one who does not seek’, he says; and continues: ‘the seeker will find in all things the abyss, and doubt in himself. In this sense Reis shares essential affinities with Caeiro.

Believing in the Greek gods, yet living in a Christian Europe, Reis feels that his spiritual life is limited, and true happiness cannot be attained. This, added to his belief in Fate as a driving force for all that exists, as such disregarding freedom, leads to his epicureanist philosophy, which entails the avoidance of pain, defending that man should seek tranquility and calm above all else, avoiding emotional extremes.

In his detached, intellectual approach, he is closer to Fernando Pessoa’s constant rationalization, as such representing the orthonym’s wish for measure and sobriety and a world free of troubles and respite, in stark contrast to Caeiro’s spirit and style. As such, where Caeiro’s predominant attitude is that of joviality, his sadness being accepted as natural (‘My sadness,’ Caeiro says, ‘is a comfort for it is natural and right.’), Reis is marked by melancholy, saddened by the impermanence of all things.”

Ricardo Reis is also the main character of José Saramago’s 1986 novel The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis.

Described as the “alcove” of the palace
the Ricardo Reis suite is a favourite
among guests and press.

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An experience of privacy and intimacy,
where the subtle sounds of nature and
river reflections enhance your senses.

Moments that last forever

A double suite with incredible natural light, a bedroom, a very large living room with a “caixotão” style ceiling, a bathroom with a view, and a terrace with views over the Tejo River, our garden, the Alfama bairro rooftops and city life, and a magnificent cinematic sunrise that will take your breath away…