I stayed for two nights at the Sintra Bliss House in July 2014. Loved it. It advertises itself as a kind of guesthouse/hotel but I think boutique hotel is probably more accurate. Super nice and helpful front desk people, okay breakfast, no bar but you can get beer from a vending machine and there is free coffee next to it.
The building was clearly not retrofitted, but gutted and rebuilt, so everything is in great shape, including the lift, which can be dubious in the old retrofitted hotels. Lots of nice touches everywhere, the owners clearly have a vision for the place and it shows. A very comfortable, relaxing place to be.
Our room had a good TV, electronic safe, and a fantastic view from the openable full length window. The bathroom was modern (like everything else). My only negative comment at all is that no matter how you closed the shower stall door, a lot of water ended up on the floor. That's pretty common with the style of showers in many European hotels and doesn't bother me, but my hunch is that if they don't fix that they may get odour problems in a few years.
Although the Bliss House in not in the historic town of Sintra (it's a short enough level walk that even I managed it) its location is great. Right by the train station (so very close to where you catch the famous Bus #434 that takes you in a loop around all the main attractions and brings you back to the train station), in a quite neighbourhood. The corner store across the street sells wine and the proprietor was very knowledgeable and helpful about Portuguese wine. A lot of the highest rated restaurants are practically on the hotel's doorstep so for eating out it's probably a better location than the historic town of Sintra itself. We ate at Apeadeiro (about 100 metres away) the first night and liked it so much we ate there the second night as well.
Sintra is a popular day trip from Lisbon, taking only about half an hour on the train at an extraordinarily low fare. We decided to spend a couple of days in Sintra rather than do it as a day trip, which was well worth it. It did occur to me that, given the Bliss House is right by the Sintra train station, and the train delivers you to Rossio train station in Lisbon, which is very central to everything in Lisbon, and given it only takes about half an hour on the train and the fare is not much more than a single metro ride in Lisbon, staying at the Bliss House and making a day trip into Lisbon is an attractive option.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the historic centre of Sintra, Sintra Bliss House offers you a trendy accomodation.All rooms have a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, air-conditioned,work desk, and an en suite bathroom with hairdryer.Sintra Train Station is just 100 metres away and Sintra's National Palace is within a 10 minute walk. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sintra Bliss House Hotel Sintra