Visiting Sintra is like taking a trip back in time. The small streets of the village remain super charming and retain their main characteristics. In a quick walk you will see houses with typical tiles and artisans embroidering carpets by hand, for example. In addition to all the cultural wealth in the most residential area of the city, Sintra has stunning castles and palaces that will make you feel like you are in a period film.
If you still have doubts about the tours to do there, just read the post we did talking a little about the most interesting tourist posts in the city. To enjoy the best of Sintra, it is ideal that you spend at least two days there. That is, you will also have to worry about hosting. Thinking about it, I selected the 5 best hotels in the village so you can already have an idea of the accommodations around the region and, who knows, already book one of them ?
Tivoli Palácio de Seteais
Have you ever thought about staying in a real palace? If you have this curiosity, just choose the Tivoli Palácio de Seteais as accommodation. The hotel is super romantic and luxurious, perfect for those who want to stay in a differentiated accommodation and take advantage of the hotel’s services, such as the restaurant and spa.
The rooms are beautiful and comfortable, really worthy of royalty. His location is also incredible, as you can go to Quinta da Regaleira and Castelo dos Mouros by walking for a few minutes. The city center is also very close – one of the best known confectioneries in the region, called Piriquita, is less than 20 minutes on foot!
A little more simple but cozy accommodation is Lawrence’s Hotel. Its decoration is classic and traditional, without giving up elegance and style. It has existed since 1764 and has even received celebrities like Lord Bryon and Eça de Queirós!
The 16 rooms are specially decorated and tell varied stories. The rooms and suites are not numbered, but named – each door has a different name. Very interesting, right? As in the Tivoli Palácio de Seteais, the Castelo dos Mouros, Quinta da Regaleira and the city center are very close to the hotel.
Penha Longa Resort
For those who don’t mind staying close to the city center and prefer a hotel with a larger structure and leisure options within it, Penha Longa Resort is ideal. It occupies a historic property that once served as a refuge for Portuguese royalty. By staying in a more remote area, you can rest a lot and enjoy a very peaceful environment.
The rooms are very modern, as are all the external parts of the hotel. They all have private balconies and the views vary according to the accommodation you choose. As it is further away from the center and the main tourist attractions, this is a good accommodation for those who are driving ?
Sintra Boutique Hotel
If you want to stay in the center of Sintra, don’t think twice before booking the Sintra Boutique Hotel. By staying in the central region of the village, you will have easy access to most points of interest, even if you are depending on public transport to get around.
His rooms are simpler and smaller when compared to other hotels on the list. However, they remain very comfortable. The hotel’s restaurant is also widely praised by customers. The menu is based on local ingredients, so you will have a typical Portuguese experience if you decide to have lunch or dinner there!
The Oitavos follows a line similar to that of Penha Longa Resort. It is not exactly in Sintra, but in Cascais. So, if you are not driving this is not a good choice. The hotel offers countless leisure options, and its open air swimming pool is one of the most beautiful and interesting things about it.
His rooms are great and several of them have wonderful views. The accommodations are super spacious. As Paulo and I always travel with lots of bags, staying in a spacious room makes all the difference. Most of the sights of Sintra are just over 10 km away. It’s a worthwhile trip, especially if you don’t mind hitting the road for a few minutes.
I made a very small selection of hotels this time because those were the ones that really pleased me. Did I leave any very special accommodations off the list? If so, put the name of the hotel in the comments to let us know ?