We started our trip to Portugal in Sintra, and then continued to Porto (including the Douro Valley) and finally Lisbon. After a long flight, Sintra was the perfect starting point. We enjoyed the beautiful historic property of Palacio de Seteais and surroundings for three (3) days/nights.
Palacio de Seteais is in an ideal location. The setting is very tranquil and the beautiful panoramic view and sunset add to the romantic atmosphere. The property and grounds are well maintained. The entire Palacio de Seteais team was very professional, but there were a few shining stars. Diogo, Sandro and the gentleman at the reception in the early morning whose name escapes me were extremely attentive and welcoming. Diogo was instrumental in making recommendations for sightseeing, restaurants, etc. On the day of our arrival we received a "Welcome" decanter of Port and some sweat treats which we thought was a nice touch. Breakfast is served in the elegant restaurant and consisted of a wide range of fresh fruits, variety of cheese, breads, etc., which was the perfect way to start off the day. Palacio de Seteais is located outside the Sintra village center. By taxi it is five minutes tops. However, by foot it entails a walk down hill on a narrow cobblestone sidewalk to the village center and a walk up hill to the hotel, but it is scenic and worthwhile.
Even in the new wing the room doors still require an old fashion key which we seemed to find challenging when unlocking. The espresso machines in the rooms are worthless! And it will cost 2 Euros per capsule. The lighting in the bathroom is too dim.
Truly enjoyed our stay and Sintra!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- More than just a five-star Sintra hotel, a luxurious and romantic palace which takes us back to the days of the elegance and architecture of the XVIII century. On the mountainside of Sintra, a town classified as world heritage by UNESCO, and with spectacular views of the Moorish Castle and Pena Palace, enjoy the magnificent surroundings of lush gardens and spectacular scenery. The beautifully decorated rooms with furnishings of extraordinary wealth and the ballrooms with their rich tapestries and incredible frescos make this hotel something quite unique and every event or stay becomes an unforgettable experience. Spend idle hours wandering the mazes or enjoy them from a distance in the comfort of our Seteais Restaurant while you sample the traditional Portuguese cuisine of our master Chef. Rediscover this incredible Sintra castle hotel, now remodelled to surprise. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tivoli Palacio De Seteais Hotel
- Palacio De Seteais