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“Romantic and Charming Hotel, Beautiful Room, Other Areas Need Improvement”
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Lawrence's Hotel
Ranked #9 of 15 Hotels in Sintra
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Stayed at this lovely boutique hotel for a night. The location is wonderful... quiet but just a block away from the centre of town. Everything about Sintra is magical and so was my room.

The entrance of this hotel is a bit dark and dated but honestly Sintra is not a place where you spend your time hanging out in the lobby of your hotel. My room was so beautiful. It was a lovely suite.... Simple, elegant and charming and even had a fireplace. Plenty of windows everywhere to soak up the enchanting view. The bathroom was spacious and clean.

I do have to comment on the restaurant though. I went there at 3pm to grab a glass of wine and a small bite. Again, the view very nice but service was realllly slow even though I and one other couple were the only ones there - maybe because it was an odd time in the afternoon. The menu was a little uninspiring but again maybe because I was in between lunch and dinner timings. The hotel is such little walking distance to the centre that you can always enjoy a nice meal elsewhere.

Woman at reception was very nice and helpful with planning my time.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

August 2013, just left the Lawrence's. Summary: don't book. Among the few good points there are the historical footprint and good position (however many hotels are close to the center). As for the rest, there is no parking (Sintra is a mess for parking, so it becomes a relevant issue); the hotel furniture is very poor (our rom is one of the best) as well as the elevator; the restaurant (one of the main attractions according to Lonely) had a poor service (it could be romantic for the position, however when the two waiters go crazily all around without knowing how to serve, even the atmosphere could be 'damaged'. Fair hotel, clearly a demonstration of how the hotel star system does not work at all.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

We got married at Lawrence's Hotel and it was an amazing experience! All their staff was very competent, attentive and nice. They were concerned with every minor detail and very supportive and efficient in a moment that is usually quite stressful for every bride! The food and service was also amazing. I couldn't have had a better day and would strongly recommend it to every couple who wishes to get married in a magical place with a complete support from the Hotel staff that took care of everything!
The Hotel itself is very charming and romantic. Every room is carefully decorated and takes you into another time and place. The bedroom was quite spacious, clean and comfortable. Loved the bed and mattress! The bathroom was also big, had a nice bathtub, and it was overall quite charming.
The Hotel is minutes away (walking) from the centre of Sintra and Quinta da Regaleira which are delightful places to visit. Both Sintra and the Lawrence's Hotel have an old charm and romantic vibe and are widely mentioned by writers over the years! I would strongly recommend it not only for a special moment, such as a wedding, but also to everyone who wants to live a bit of the dream since the whole place seems out of a fairy tale.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

We stayed in Lawrence's hotel during our visit to beautiful Sintra. The room and bathroom were both very large, clean, and cozy. The location is perfect as it is within walking distance to the center of town. Our room had a balcony that overlooked a tree filled forest which was so peaceful and exactly what we needed after a long day of sightseeing among other tourists. We enjoyed our stay so much that we wanted to extend our visit a few more days.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Old hotel with character in a great location for exploring Sintra. We stayed with another couple and both rooms were of a good size. Bathrooms were fine with showers in the bath rather than separate cubicles.
There are several small public sitting areas which were quiet and comfortable. Breakfast is buffet style. The choice of a cooked breakfast was limited to a few rashers of bacon and some rubbery scrambled eggs. The cold selection was better with cereal, cold meats and cheese but was by no means extensive.
Neither of our rooms had a safe that worked and one room had a non-flushing toilet, a problem which was soon rectified. Internet access was free but only available in the conference room and was very slow.

Room Tip: Rooms on the second floor and above have best views
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

We stayed two nights at Lawrence's hotel as part of a walking holiday. The hotel is well positioned only a short walk from the centre of town but quiet. It is rather dark and pokey inside. We were in the Jane Lawrence room which was double aspect and with a four poster bed. The mattress however was very hard. The ensuite bathroom was very dark and had seen better days. There was a huge three way crack in the sink that had been crudely patched up. Internet access was only accessible two floors down sitting in a dark area outside the conference room. Breakfast was adequate. The reception staff were friendly and helpful. This hotel is living off the past. It has a certain charm but doesn't really warrant it's 5 star ranking.

Room Tip: The Jane Lawrence room has an extra window but the mattress is very very hard.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

Charming old world hotel, with a wonderful staff. We enjoyed three quiet nights at this establishment at the end of a 13 day trip to Spain and Portugal, and would highly recommend this hotel. Sintra is particularily enjoyable in the evening when all of the "day trippers" have returned to Lisboa, and one can wander through the tiny, curvy streets. We had two great dinners in the hotel restaurant, and truely enjoyed the wonderful breakfasts that this hotel provides. We were glad that we decided to use the Lawrence Hotel as our base to tour the Lisboa area, and hope to one day return on a future visit to Portugal.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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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 Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Sintra
#5 Romantic Hotel in Sintra
Price Range: $172 - $349 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Lawrence's Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 16
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