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Lawrence's Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua Consiglieri Pedroso 38-40, Sintra 2710-550, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #7 of 15 Hotels in Sintra
Geneva, Switzerland
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27 hotel reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Lawrence's in Sintra, bordering on the romantic..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Great location, close to town and its castles and palaces... Overlooking a quiet wooded valley.. Kind and efficient staff. Nice little bar and library, though it seemed we were the only guests to use these rooms. Byron is supposed to have stayed and, who knows, left behind something english..(?). Nice, spacious dining room, with "pomp and circumstance"-type music piped in, but food average and, again, not many other diners on the evening we had dinner there.. Breakfast good. Lovely rooms (we saw two), though ours had a not-so-nice smell in the bathroom as soon as water taps were operated.. Good cupboard space and regular hangers (as opposed to the hangers with straight hooks that clip into holes attached to the railing..)!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

If you're in the Sintra historic center to play tourist, you can't beat the location, which is in easy walking distance to the National Palace and Quinta da Regaleira, as well as the bus stop for the Moorish Castle and Palacio da Pena.

My room was spacious and charming, with a view of the Moorish Castle on one side and trees on the other. There was plenty of closet space, a nice little sitting room separate from the bedroom, and a jacuzzi tub in the bathroom. The bed was comfortable and had both down and non-down pillow options. Unlike most hotels of this age, it actually has a lift, so there's no hauling your heavy bags up flights of stairs. Included wifi is about average. As a recent reviewer mentioned, some aspects of the decor are a bit dated and funky, but no more so than you'd expect in any small, historic hotel.

There were just two downsides, really. In the room next to mine, there was either a washing machine or someone running a jacuzzi for long periods--this was noisy and a bit annoying, but not too bad if I shut the bedroom door. The restaurant also isn't that great. At breakfast, the bread was stale and the fruit not particularly fresh. However, it's pretty easy to walk down the hill a bit and get something else.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Racine, Wi
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137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Historic property that has a very unique feel. Our room had french doors leading out to a balcony overlooking the wooded ravine. The service was impeccible and the breakfast delicious. We were three couples with three rooms and everyone raved about our choice.
The location is very convenient- it's just a very, very short walk to the bus stop to take catch the tourist bus up to Pena Palace and the Castle of the Moors. Or walk past the bus stop a short distance to the Quinta da Regaleria. Walk down and in five minutes you are in the heart of Sintra with it's meandering streets and the Sintra Palace. Great restaurants nearby.

Rooms are a little worn but in a good way. Romantic and lovely. My only reason for not awarding five stars was the price. It is a bit on the pricey side.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Conegliano, Italy
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29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Historic place, fantastic atmosphere, very cosy, a breakfast you could hardly forget and if you choose the suite (the one shown here, close to the hotel's name) you'll always remember your stay! Unfortunately there's a price for it!
Minor flaws: bathroom a little noisy and personnel kindly cold

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Porto, Portugal
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Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

it´s a famous hotel in portugal and a historic place. So if u go for the history it´s a nice place. the point is that it is very expencive and so u expect more quality in the rooms. in my the azulejos were damaged and bathroom definately needs renewal. it s a specific place, cosy and full of memories, too expensive though for the standard.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

We have stayed at Lawrence's Hotel a couple times now and can not wait to go back! The hotel is set in a gorgeous old manor house and has a fantastic atmosphere, it is furnished in an old fashioned style and all the rooms are unique and full of charm fitting in perfectly with the Sintra surrounding. There are several cosy common areas (lounges, a library, a bar) where you can relax and an excellent restaurant.

The staff are very customer service orientated and friendly.

The first time we stayed was winter and because it was low season and there were better rooms available we were upgraded to a gorgeous suite overlooking the woods.

We had such a great time and felt so comfortable here that we actually decided to have our wedding at Lawrence's!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Banff National Park, Canada
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145 reviews 145 reviews
43 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

We stayed two nights lovely room spacious comfortable although there was a funny smell in the bath. Very cozy to have a little fire in the small common area. Loved the ambiance and heritage feel. Excellent well priced food in the hotel diningroom with attentive staff very professional. Loved the fabulous pork. Very kind lady at reception on checkin. But we checked out very early and the Guy at the desk did not even try to assist me struggling with three bags. Which tends to lower a hotels rating. All in all though a lovely place

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rua Consiglieri Pedroso 38-40, Sintra 2710-550, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Sintra Municipality > Sintra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Sintra
#5 Romantic Hotel in Sintra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Lawrence's Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 16
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