Casa Holstein Quinta de Sao Sebastiao Sintra

Casa Holstein Quinta de Sao Sebastiao Sintra

Estrada de Sao Sebastiao 3-5, Sintra 2710-592 Portugal
Ripped out gardens replaced by an ugly black fence
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4.5
#9 of 23 guest houses in Sintra
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.0
Value
3.8
This historic Quinta is an elegant boutique hotel, today´s comfort, technology and luxury have been combined with the tradition of a typical aristocratic Portuguese estate, with a modern twist.Adapted and transformed into an elegant boutique hotel, today´s comfort, technology and luxury have been combined with the tradition of a typical aristocratic Portuguese Quinta. The Quinta features 15 hectars of land with 13 hotel rooms and suites. Come and enjoy the memories of the past with modern amenities to make your stay unforgettable, situated calmly just in the middle of the city centre. Our tree lined allée leads you to a big 17x8 m pool, a magnificent and unique view from the pool towards the Atlantic ocean and over the castles of Sintra. On 15 hectar we have a meadow, a small farm, different terraces and agricultural fields, our own forest, a large event space. You can spend all day walking only on the Casa Holstein Quinta Sao Sebastiao property and still have not seen it all.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Meeting rooms
Outdoor furniture
Dry cleaning
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Air conditioning
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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MikeF61 wrote a review Apr 2022
London122 contributions72 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 3 nights in Casa Holstein and we were so happy -Its in a fabulous location in the heart of Sintra but you feel like your in the middle of the countryside. The surrounding countryside reminded us of Tuscany.

The large gardens on several different levels were fantastic and the views are stunning and we were greeted one morning by one of the resident Peacocks!

The room was a one bedroom suite which was very comfortable and clean and it felt like we were staying with friends rather than staying in a hotel . The staff are very efficient but relaxed and it all added to a very elegant , and personal experience .

The breakfast was varied and well laid out offering hot and cold breakfasts and the the team were always available if you needed anything different than what was on offer .

Another big bonus for us was the ample free parking .

I asked the management team if I could host pre dinner drinks for some family that were staying nearby and it was not a problem . They set up an area for us next to a archway/tunnel of wisteria which was beautiful with some wine and beer and it was a special experience .

All of our guests loved Casa Holstein and they took numerous photos and some are looking to stay next time they visit - That says a lot as on this visit they were staying at the Ritz Carlton a few miles away just outside Sintra costing a great deal more !

I would highly recommend this hotel if your coming to Sintra or the surrounding area and there is also a train station a short walk away where you can get trains direct to Lisbon.
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: We stayed in room 10 which was lovely
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americagirl22 wrote a review Sep 2021
Rotterdam, The Netherlands885 contributions214 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful hotel, you feel like going back in time. The grounds are so beautiful and makes you feel you are staying in a palace.

Room was very nicely decorated, clean and the bed was super comfy!

Location is excellent: a short 5 minute walk and you are in the center of Sintra. De Quinta da Regaleira is just a 15 minute walk. Parking on the grounds is free, so you can leave the car and explore everything by foot
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Sjhedcon wrote a review Jan 2020
Mount Laurel, New Jersey26 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Casa Hostein for two nights while visiting Sintra. Would have liked to stay a week. Great accommodations in a beautiful garden setting very near the center of town. The receptionist was super friendly and helpful. The rooms were very large, we had the suite, which has a sitting room and two bath rooms. Super nice.
Breakfact was excellent.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: GPS finds this hotel, Trust it.
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J F wrote a review Oct 2022
Edinburgh, United Kingdom77 contributions49 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely setting with great views from the gardens and the pool, and convenient location in between the train station and the centre of town. The room was a good size, and clean and comfortable. Staff were friendly and helpful and the continental-style breakfast was nice, with some of the small open-sandwich style choices particularly good. The coffee wasn't great though, as with the other hotels we stayed in in Portugal. The gardens were a little underused/unkept as it was off season but include a petanque and croquet area which might be nice during the summer. The (unheated) pool has a great view of the Sintra Palace and the Moorish Castle. The one remaining peacock is a good breakfast companion!
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Date of stay: October 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jenny B wrote a review Aug 2022
Whitehaven, United Kingdom20 contributions10 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel is in a great place, very accessible for town.
Service was ok, not once during our stay where we asked if everything was ok. Kept locking the door on the corridor to our bedroom which was frustrating!
Breakfast was poor, eggs were cold, bread / meat did not taste fresh. Second day we opted to eat out.
Room was ok, clean and bright - but small.
Pool area was nice, and views were lovely.
Similarly priced to another hotel in the area, but not as good value for money.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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FDR wrote a review Feb 2024
Philadelphia61 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a very pleasant stay at Casa Holstein.
The hotel is set in large, expansive grounds, with little hidden paths one can explore. There's even a beautiful peacock who wanders around. The hotel is contained in an old estate and has a bygone sense of charm.
Our room was very large and comfortable. The bathrooms (we had two) were very spacious and well appointed. The shower was excellent.
The host was very pleasant and available to help and answer questions.
They served breakfast at the hotel.
Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Megan C wrote a review Jan 2024
2 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Arrived with my fiancé thrilled to finally see our wedding venue to find the beautiful gardens they advertised and sold to us for the backdrop of our wedding was completely removed without any prior notice, replaced with a barren landscape and black fence.

The property is unkempt, broken rusted railings, dead decaying flowers, short staffed, paid outsider events supplement income which hotel guests have to pay to attend while losing access to hotel, weird owner of the property who intrudes on your stay (and cautioned us not to get married as he shared his divorce whoas), no chef - you'll find the hotel manager making your omelet while he avoids customer complaints.

The property is outdated, molded showers, dilapidated and uncared for. They pocketed our deposit despite changing the complete facade of their hotel, are unresponsive and dismissive and it's simply not worth the time or money. Sintra is gorgeous and provides no shortage of hospitable, charming and memorable stays - Casa Holstein is a joke.
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Date of stay: August 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Mission Hall Man. wrote a review Apr 2022
Dinton, United Kingdom323 contributions106 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
In the historic centre, a short walk from the national palace, some fabulous restaurants and sites. Not too close to be in the tourist trap.

The hotel room was lovely and huge, clean and comfortable. It wouldn’t be great for business or kids as the wifi is sketchy. There aren’t televisions in rooms, which we loved.

There are lovely grounds and gardens with a pool we didn’t get to use but looked lovely.

The staff are very friendly and helpful. There is a good breakfast but no bar or restaurant. You can order drinks to take in the balcony or in your room.

The hotel used to be a destination for the so called elites, or spoilt brats as I prefer to think of them. The room we stayed in used to Princess Margaret’s favourite when staying in Sintra.

The food in Sintra is fantastic. I do imagine it would be extremely busy in peak season. It was nice to visit in April.

I would recommend it, though it wouldn’t be for everyone perhaps.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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mintysnowflake7 wrote a review Mar 2023
Milwaukee, Wisconsin189 contributions74 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The perfect place to stay in Sintra! Free parking, amazing breakfast included, very clean, great location. Our room was comfy and cozy, with beautiful details. The grounds are beautiful and the location is perfect for walking to all of the attractions of Sintra. The staff was helpful.and friendly. If you're looking to stay in Sintra, look no further. Such a hidden gem.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Free parking Amazing breakfast included
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PassionwithPurpose wrote a review Oct 2021
Los Angeles, California1,114 contribution409 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you know what you are getting, you will be very happy with this charming gem.

It is a short walk from downtown Sintra and the castles in the area.

It is a peaceful and quiet hotel with beautiful trees and flowers everywhere.

We were here for a retreat and loved the suite we were put in.

There is a decent breakfast included, and wild peacocks roaming around.

If you are looking for a quiet getaway, this is the place.

I would definitely return.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dave wrote a tip Jan 2024
New York City, New York1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pool is not heated, don't swim"
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Arkansastraveler55 wrote a tip May 2023
Naples, Florida56 contributions37 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a map of how to get into parking area; don’t get room 5,"
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mintysnowflake7 wrote a tip Mar 2023
Milwaukee, Wisconsin189 contributions74 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Free parking Amazing breakfast included "
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Kelly H wrote a tip Sep 2022
Melbourne, Australia776 contributions180 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Yes the digital pad to get in is 100 metres from gate !"
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MikeF61 wrote a tip Apr 2022
London122 contributions72 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We stayed in room 10 which was lovely"
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Holstein Quinta de Sao Sebastiao Sintra
Which popular attractions are close to Casa Holstein Quinta de Sao Sebastiao Sintra?
Nearby attractions include LAS Tours Sintra (0.2 miles), Centro Histórico de Sintra (0.2 miles), and Câmara Municipal de Sintra (0.05 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Casa Holstein Quinta de Sao Sebastiao Sintra?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Casa Holstein Quinta de Sao Sebastiao Sintra?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Casa Holstein Quinta de Sao Sebastiao Sintra?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Casa Holstein Quinta de Sao Sebastiao Sintra?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Casa Holstein Quinta de Sao Sebastiao Sintra?
Conveniently located restaurants include A Praça - Sintra, Villa Craft Beer & Bread, and Tasca Boutique Das Tapas.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Casa Holstein Quinta de Sao Sebastiao Sintra?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Casa Holstein Quinta de Sao Sebastiao Sintra located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Sintra.
Does Casa Holstein Quinta de Sao Sebastiao Sintra offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Casa Holstein Quinta de Sao Sebastiao Sintra?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Castelo dos Mouros (0.5 miles), Convento dos Capuchos (2.9 miles), and Sintra National Palace (0.2 miles).
Is Casa Holstein Quinta de Sao Sebastiao Sintra accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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