Casa da Alcáçova

Historic hotel in Santarém

With the atmosphere of a stylish country retreat, but right in the city, this secluded manor house is set by its own section of the city walls, offering spectacular views from the ramparts and many of the rooms. The interior, although lovely, is a bit can't-put-your-feet-up sumptuous and, crammed with antiques and attitude to match, it's not to everyone's taste.

Extras include a lovely pool area and a summer lounge with the foundations of a Roman temple in the middle of it.