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“Golf holiday”
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Penha Longa Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Linho
Certificate of Excellence
Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Golf holiday”
Reviewed March 1, 2012

Full service golf resort. Spacious rooms, excellent services and beautiful surroundings.
Easy to reach by car in 0,5 hours from Lisbon airport.
Very friendly and helpful staff.
The golf course is located next to the hotel, so you can just walk to the course from your room.
The only negative thing was quite expensive prices at restaurants (e.g. 26 euros for breakfast).

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 1, 2012

The stay at Penha longa was fantastic. We had great service from the time we arrived. The hotel had endless activities, and a great golf course. The tapas restaurant was amazing! The server Nuno was as equally perfect as the offerings!

  • Stayed February 2012
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Reviewed February 28, 2012

This was my first time in Portugal.
We drove about 25 to 30 minutes from the airport to the resort and arrived at a private property surrounded by gates and security guards. Once on the property, you feel like being in a dream. Everything is perfectly maintained, as well the buildings as gardens, roads.
A huge respect for all staff. Everybody was extremely kind and really everybody was there to help you out or to answer any question with a great smile.
The check in was highly appreciated, so quick and so kind. A lot of companies could learn from this great customer approach.
My room had a great view on the mountains and i could appreciate the silence.
Although there must be a F1 circuit in the surroundings as during the day, you can hear this noise. For a drink, go to the golf club restaurant/bar and enjoy the view on the terrace. Although i was surprised by the modern interior from the bar. Seeing those well maintained and old buildings, you could be surprised by it's modern architecture inside. Again the service in the bar/restaurant is at high standards with a fantastic smile. Food is a good quality and dishes looked renewed and modern.
If you consider visiting this place, i can only say, enjoy.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with mountain view, floor 3 or 4.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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lebanon
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Reviewed February 28, 2012

Nice and luxurious! Far from the city but great place to relax and enjoy quiet Vacation and very good food

  • Stayed March 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 25, 2012

We loved Penha Longa and plan to return. Booked a 3-day golf weekend with Golf Breaks and couldn't believe that we paid 215 euros per person for a weekend at a Ritz Carlton and 3 rounds of golf each. The hotel is beautiful, nestled in the Sintra mountains with a centuries-old monastery on-site. The staff could not have been friendlier and they really went out of their way to assist us. We played two rounds of golf on the Atlantic course, which weaves its way through the mountains. It is stunning and very well kept, but definitely very hilly - a fun challenge for two mediocre golfers. We were there during the off-season, and practically had the golf course to ourselves. It's isolated, so if you're without a car and want to get to Sintra or Cascais (for dinner, sightseeing), a taxi ride will be about 12-15 euros each way. We really liked the casual food in the hotel bar, especially the French fries. Lunch at Arola was so-so (the Caesar salad from the bar was better than the one at Arola). The spa staff was also very friendly (I highly recommend a massage from Michael). The room was very nice - large beautiful bathroom with rainfall shower, king bed, decent TV (channel 20 has several American shows). Only negative about the room is the pillows. We had plenty of sun. Clearly, it's not as warm in the off-season, but a few days of sun in the 50s (deg F) was perfect given that were coming from 32 deg F weather.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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PenhaLonga, Public Relations Manager at Penha Longa Resort, responded to this review, February 27, 2012
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It was with great pleasure that we´ve received your review over Tripadvisor. It truly makes all our 180 Ladies & Gentlemen proud to be working in such property and with such remarkable and proud guests!

Once again we really thank you for your note and we´ll await your next visit at our property.

Warm Regards,

Vanessa Tomé
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Salado, Texas
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Reviewed February 16, 2012

I noticed the Penha Longa resort in an article in the Ritz-Carlton magazine and decided we had to go. We'd never been to Portugal before, so you can say our entire experience was based on this hotel.

The hotel itself was fabulously comfortable and unpretentious. I think it was the part of the year when they are training new staff members for a busy summer season, but I can say that made it even more special. Everyone was wonderful and helpful. The prices were surprisingly reasonable (5,50 Euro for a glass of wine in the RC Bar). We ate dinner twice at Arola. The food was amazing, down to the last bite. The only downside was that internet service was 6 Euro per hour, or 18 Euro for 24 hours. Both rates were very high for a service that is usually provided for free nowadays, at lesser hotels.

The location was quiet and very convenient to the fairytale town of Sintra and the coastal town of Cascais. We were only there 3 days, but never ventured into Lisbon. We were so busy exploring Sintra and Cascais! Both towns were about 15-20 minutes drive through beautiful countryside. Plenty of sightseeing and shopping to do there.

Overall, for our very first trip to Portugal, Penha Longa gave us every reason to return. You may find that we become regulars there for our breaks from Northern Europe's icy winters.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2012

The wonderful atmosphere and beautiful room made my stressful and intense business meeting enjoyable. The staff is friendly and attentive. The food was excellent - for any American's who get homesick get the Cheeseburger and fries in the bar. Make sure to ask them to cook it well and ask for lots of ketchup. Delicious. Then, to bring you back to Portugal order the Portuguese pastries for dessert. The perfect meal. And after a long, stressful week go to the spa! Make sure to take advantage of the sauna and jacuzzi before your massage. If you are lucky you will get Elsa. Perhaps the best massage ever. Thank you Elsa!!!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a balcony and view of the front of the hotel.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Penha Longa Resort
Address: Estrada da Lagoa Azul | Sintra, Linho 2710-314, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Linho
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Linho
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Penha Longa Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 194
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Walk in the footsteps of royalty along the gorgeous Estoril coastal region of Portugal. Penha Longa Resort traces its origins back to the 16th century, includes a landmark monastery that was built on its ground and has been a frequent retreat of Portuguese royal and foreign dignitaries. A graceful palazzo-style estate set amongst the spectacular rolling hills, lush gardens, and clear lakes of the southern Sintra mountains.The Penha Longa Resort features: 194 well-appointed guest rooms Five exceptional dining facilities Two world-class, championship golf courses A state-of-the-art 1,500 square meter spa Numerous indoor and outdoor recreational amenities ... more   less 
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Penha Longa Hotel & Golf Linho
Penha Longa Hotel And Golf Resort
Ritz Carlton Linho
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