Need to know
74, including seven suites.
12 noon, but flexible at half a day’s cost. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $164.65 (€152), excluding tax at 6 per cent.
Rates include tax and buffet breakfast.
Guests dining at the hotel’s restaurant are treated to 10 per cent off the bill, and a glass of port in the bar.
At the hotel
Gym, free WiFi throughout. In rooms, flatscreen TV, minibar and Castelbel bath products. In-room spa treatments can be arranged.
Our favourite rooms
Stage a dress rehearsal in the dark, sultry rooms, decked out with plush velvet banquettes, vast beds and seductive bathrooms encased in smoked glass (with modesty-preserving blinds for quick costume changes). Suite 601 has an enormous terrace, a roll-top bath in the bedroom, his-and-hers sinks and a costume in the cabinet, ready to inspire your performance. Or plump for an Audience Room, which have the luxury of a bedroom-based bath tub, separate shower, stately chaise longue and views of the courtyard.
Elegant eveningwear for theatre nights, and a Portuguese phrasebook to try and make sense of them.
One of the Tribune rooms is accessible by lift and has an adapted bathroom for disabled guests.
Cots are free, and extra beds can be added to the Junior Suite or Suite categories. Babysitting can be arranged with a day’s notice, and the restaurant has a dedicated kids’ menu.