The positive reviews share my experience. Large room, #22 Flowers, with a very large bathroom, and tall ceilings. If you are walking, it is not the easiest to find, but as Sintra is small, most people know where it is. Just be prepared for "Over there." and noticing that there are 2-19 possible over there's to choose from. Remind yourself that you are on vacation and cultural difference are part of your stories for later.
The location is a bit hidden, but it took us 10 minutes to walk to the center of town and take a bus to Pena Palace. It is not far just part of the landscape which is part of its charm. The Regaleria (spelling?) is probably 20-25 minutes away and well worth the walk. It has grounds designed by a set-designer. It is a Disneyland for grown-ups. Beautiful and fun grounds to explore. And, at 55 Euros a night for two that includes breakfast, que mas queres?
The B&B really does have beautiful tropical birds out back, and what makes this place different from other B&B's we have stayed in is truly the space and "feel." There is just enough room to avoid other travelers, and enough space to sit separately, wake up, and then call over and wish all a good morning. We met an interesting Russian professor and his wife on holiday. We exhausted his English and my Dosvedanya in 2 minutes and 18 seconds. We had plenty of room to continue our own familial conversations without that awkward moment of excusing oneself from a nicety. The family is friendly, welcoming, and they keep a respectful distance. It is their house, so I imagine they are quite comfortable meeting new people then going on their way. I suppose when traveling, I need alone time to gather my wits and adjust to all the newness around me.
Overall, we too wish we had stayed more than 1 night. We had our privacy, felt welcome, enjoyed the openness and natural light in their common rooms, and had an excellent night's sleep. The other reviews mention the plentiful amount of food and great bathrooms. It is the kind of place where you may feel inspired to get into the jacuzzi, or to sit out on their grounds, or to sit in and watch the birds. It is restful.
What is not restful is finding the B&B or walking from the B&B into town. If your knees are the not best, or you are pushing a chair, then this is not the B&B for a vacation. The roads are windy and uphills and downhills.
The roads are a reminder that Sintra truly is a UNESCO Heritage site. The locals have a wonderful sense of centimeters as they never once touched my bag with their side-view mirrors as they zipped by to somewhere beautiful. Perhaps that is why we found refuge at this B&B. It is not. You will see. This B&B with it's fine house, apartments, and peaceful grounds is a good place to experience. And they have local maps and give great directions.
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