Located in the heart of the historical district of Lisbon, Palácio Belmonte is one of the oldest in its kind. The first section of the building was built in 1449, on the top of the ancient fortified Roman and Moorish walls, called "Cerca do Alcáçova" and "Cerca Moura". In 1994 Frederic Coustols bought the Palácio and started a six-year restoration project to convert the old building into a unique boutique hotel. It offers 10 stylish and unique suites. Palácio Belmonte is the perfect base from which to explore the city of Lisbon and its historical district.
Palácio Belmonte received the Award for Urban Regeneration from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in October 2000. This success was possible thanks to Frederic Coustols who recovered the Palácio according to sustainable constructive methods, protecting the environment and the heritage. The unique preserved collection of 17th and 18th Century tiles and antiques from the same period give an authentic touch to the place. There is also a beautiful garden, which has been totally redesigned and planted according to organic principles. All species planted are from the region and treated organically.