Stay at the Tivoli Palácio de Seteais
It’s hard not to feel the history of the historic Tivoli Palacio De Seteais hotel in every corner; this was once the playground of the Portuguese royal family after all. Stepping into the lobby is like stepping back a century, complete with antique furniture, frescoed walls and impressive chandeliers.Drink Portuguese sparkling wine by the pool, or enjoy the sunsets over the expansive Sintra-Cascais natural park, stretching out in front of you towards the Atlantic ocean. Enjoy the quiet of a peaceful location safe in the knowledge that both Sintra and Lisbon are just a short drive away.
A 30 minute drive from Lisbon airport and close to the UNESCO world heritage site of Sintra, this is a hotel set very close to the majestic Pena palace and just on the cusp of the natural park of Sintra-Cascais. Its location would suit those of you who love peace and quiet but want access to the bright lights of Lisbon and Sintra.
Just 29 of them. Period furniture, deep baths, silk furnishings, there’s nothing but quality in the rooms. They are however of a certain style that would suit those of you who love old world grandeur. If you’re looking for modernity, you’re not going to find it here.
Who is it for
This is definitely a hotel for adults, ideally ones that are into history, old school charm and polished service. Kids are welcome but might have more fun elsewhere.
Amenities & Activities
On site activities are limited but charming nonetheless. There’s an outdoor pool set into a pretty garden complete with roaming peacocks and a brand new spa. The restaurant does a nice line in Portuguese classic cuisine that is hard not to love. A private Champagne dinner amongst the frescos can be arranged.