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“An amazing stay at a beautiful hote”
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Penha Longa Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Linho
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“An amazing stay at a beautiful hote”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

Our third stay at this wonderful hotel. We had a lovely room with an amazing view over the golf course. We enjoyed dining at the Italian restaurant and also the Japanese. Service and food was exemplary in both restaurants. We fully intended to use the spa but the weather was gorgeous so we just sat by the pool reading. Spa definitely next time! There was some building work going on by the pool but it was screened off and didn't spoil our enjoyment. A very relaxing break.

Room Tip: Definitely go for a resort view
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Although the hotel looks huge, the staff do a wonderful job of making you feel special. On check-in, they were totally prepared for us with freshly squeezed lemonade. The room was ideal with a good bathroom and balcony with many small but valued touches.
We particularly enjoyed the Italian restaurant so were a little disappointed that it was closed for a private group on our last night. The only alternative on this beautiful evening was to eat indoors as the Aqua restaurant was also closed.
For other travellers, note that you really need a car as it is a bit isolated.

Apart from this everything was ideal, the golf course was worthy of its championship status and the golf staff were also warm, welcoming and helpful.

all in all, we will definitely return!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Russellville, Alabama
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

We loved this hotel. The staff goes above and beyond to make you feel welcome and special. The rooms were beautiful well equipped and very clean. The staff helped us plan our days and had excellent recommendations for local restaurants and an excellent guide for our day in Lisbon. Will defiantly come back to this wonderful hotel. Great location so you are close to Lisbon and Sinatra and all the other beautiful towns along the coast. Wish I could thank each one of the staff who made us feel like family and our anniversary so special. Wonderful gym,spa and pool as well as restaurants. Loved every minute. EXCELLENT hotel and staff.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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PenhaLonga, Public Relations Director at Penha Longa Resort, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Dear Mrs. Maudie B,

Thank you so much for your review and for such positive comnents on our staff and hotel!
The Ladies & Gentlemen wil be pleased to meet you again at the beautiful Penha Longa Resort in a near future.

Warmest Regards,

Vanessa Tomé
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

Wish we had more than one night to stay at Penha Longha because it was a really wonderful experience. Far and above, it was the nicest of the four hotels we stayed in during this trip to Portugal.

We were greeted as we arrived with fresh squeezed lemonade, which was great in the 100 degree heat. We sat in the lounge to check in, and they brought our paperwork in there for handling. Everything was ready for us when we arrived, and we were escorted to our room by the person who checked us in.

The property is beautiful, but what makes this such a special place is the high level of personal service. It seemed like everyone knew us by name, even though this was our first time there, and it was only for one night.

We just reserved a regular king room, but it was great. Very roomy, with all the amenities you could want. The bed was very comfortable, and they had the pillows I like, as per my profile. The room had a small terrace, with a table and chairs, and a view of the trees. (Really nice and cooling on a hot day.) Turndown service, complete with a candy on the pillow. They have robes and slippers in the rooms, a lighted make-up mirror, and a hairdryer. The bathroom actually has an outlet where you can plug in your curling/flat iron, which is not always possible in Europe.

The little things make a huge difference here... the doorman offers bottled water whenever you leave in your car or taxi. The staff at reception offers cookies. We were taken by golf cart over to the Arola restaurant where we ate dinner, and were again greeted at the door by a hostess who was notified we were coming and was expecting us. When we finished eating, by the time we got to the entrance, they had already called for the doorman to come back and pick us up.

Dinner was "chef's surprise," since it is a Sunday night tradition there. The food was tapas-style, but it was a set menu of 8-10 small plates. No hints or explanations in advance; you just put yourself in the capable hands of the chef and enjoy the adventure. Great food with paired wines, and the price was quite reasonable.

The breakfast buffet was excellent, and fast. Checkout was seamless. Not one glitch.

This hotel is very convenient if you want to visit the important historic sites at Sintra. Even if you rent a car, take a taxi to Sintra because there isn't much parking available there.

Room Tip: If you don't stay longer than one night, you will surely wish that you had.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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PenhaLonga, Public Relations Coordinator at Penha Longa Resort, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Dear Helen K,

Thank you so much for your comment below. It is truly amazing to see that our work and pleasure on welcoming our guests is well reflected on their experiences over their stay.

Thank you once again for your kind notes and hope to welcome you back again for an excellent stay at Penha Longa Resort!

Warm Regards,

Rita Moniz
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Idaho Falls
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Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

Wow! A perfect peaceful ending to our whirlwind Portugal tour! We ended at Penha Longa for two nights. Everything was perfect! The grounds beautiful - so peaceful, almost magical. We explored the grounds - the chapel was beautiful.

Upon our arrival, the staff greeted us with lemonade and hand towels, a welcome sight after the trip from Porto. We found the staff to be very friendly and accommodating! They certainly offered more help than we required - and always with a smile. The rare times that we had any issue, staff immediately made adjustments to our liking.

The food - particularly our meal at il Mercato - was delicious. The lobster stuffed ravioli in a lemon sauce was exquisite. And our deserts were phenomenal! (Maybe our only regret, not all the restaurants were open due to the timing of our stay - but our schedule did not allow otherwise.)

Our room was perfect. It was very private with the most amazing view. We were able to fully decompress and savor every last moment of our vacation.

It was the perfect relaxation we so needed. We hated to see it end. We want to come back and stay for more days - and not waste any time sight seeing, just stay on the grounds and soak in the peace!

  • Stayed July 2013
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PenhaLonga, Public Relations Coordinator at Penha Longa Resort, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Dear jspears0825 ,

Thank you so much for your comment. It is truly amazing to see that our work and pleasure on welcoming our guests is well reflected on their experiences over their stay.

Thank you once again for your kind notes and hope to welcome you back again for an excellent stay at Penha Longa Resort!

Warm Regards,

Rita Moniz
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

My wife and I arrived early from an overseas flight and were checked in with excellent service from the front desk. Our room was upgraded, with golf course and mountain views that were breath taking. Food in the restaurants were delicious. Would recommend.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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PenhaLonga, Public Relations Coordinator at Penha Longa Resort, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Dear copiercorp,

It was with great pleasure that we´ve received your review!
On behalf of all the Ladies & Gentlemen at Penha Longa we thank you and hope to welcome you back in a near future!

Warm Regards,

Rita Moniz
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Varanasi, India
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Overall, it was a fine experience with the major plus point being it's quiet and serene location. My check in being smooth with the staff being freindly and the food in Midori is pretty good. A session of golf was fun as well though I am far from being a pro. Golf Course should be maintained better.
Wouldn't mind staying here again to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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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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Also Known As:
Penha Longa Hotel And Golf Resort
Penha Longa Hotel & Golf Linho
Ritz Carlton Linho
Penha Longa Resort Portugal/Linho

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