Where to Stay in Sintra in 2024

Sintra, once the summer retreat of the Portuguese royal family is a popular day trip from Lisbon. However, if you want to experience Sintra at a relaxed pace we would recommend  two or three days exploring so it  might be worth your while spending a night or two locally. Below are our hand-picked suggestions of where to stay in Sintra; including best hotels in Sintra,  guest houses and stylish apartments.


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Tivoli Palácio de Seteais Sintra Hotel ∗∗∗∗∗

If you are looking for luxury hotels in Sintra then Tivoli Palácio de Seteais ticks all the boxes. A converted palace set in the Sintra mountains, a short distance from the town, within walking distance is the palace of Monserrate. The light, elegant interiors mix ornate furnishings with 18th century antiques and restored frescos. The 30 rooms provide every modern comfort including Nespresso machines. Guests can relax by the outdoor pool, go horse riding or enjoy a game of tennis.

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Lawrence’s Hotel ∗∗∗∗∗

Lawrence’s hotel is set in a renovated countryside manor a few minutes walk from the town centre. Opened by an Englishman in the 18th century, it is reputedly the oldest, still functioning hotel, on the Iberian peninsula. Over the years the hotel has played host to some famous guests. In 1809 Lord Bryon wrote part of his famous work Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage while staying there.

The 11 rooms and 5 suites offer all the amenities of a luxury hotel while maintaining the atmosphere of a small charming hotel. Guests can enjoy regional and international cuisine in the on-site restaurant or relax in the spa.

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NH Sintra Centro ∗∗∗∗

Situated on the main square opposite the National Palace of Sintra you can’t get more central than the NH Sintra Cento formerly known as Tivoli Sintra. Renovated in 2023 the  77 spacious rooms are spread over eight floors. Look for a room with a balcony or terrace and enjoy the stunning views of the valley, castle or city.

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Quinta das Murtas ∗∗∗

Charming 19th century manor house set within peaceful gardens, less than 10 minutes walk to the town centre. Accommodation is in rooms and apartments making it ideal for family stays. There is a lovely outdoor pool and sun terrace where you can relax or enjoy a swim after a day exploring the sights. On-site car parking is available, a real bonus in Sintra.

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Águamel Sintra Boutique Guest House ∗∗∗

Located in town close to shops and restaurants. This family- run boutique hotel is set in renovated 19th century building. Inside the rooms are modern and comfortable and the service is friendly.

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Casa do Valle ∗∗∗

Just a short walking distance from the town centre. Casa do Valle is set in the middle of vast gardens with lovely views to the mountains and palaces. There are 11 rooms on the property, a guest kitchen, swimming pool and a bbq area.

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Villa Alba

Modern, spacious apartments in a central location, 5 minutes walk from Sintra train station near plenty of restaurants, shops and buses. There is free parking available nearby and the owners run a café where they make their own homemade ice cream downstairs.

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Penha Longa Resort ∗∗∗∗∗

Located in the Natural Park just 10 minutes from Sintra. This 5 star hotel  has two golf courses, a state-of-the-art spa centre and ten restaurants, two of which hold Michelin stars. Bedrooms and suites are luxurious with marble bathrooms. All feature private balconies with views across the landscaped gardens, swimming pools and golf courses.

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Arribas Sintra Hotel ∗∗∗∗

Located on Praia Grande beach 8 km from Sintra town centre. The 60 spacious rooms, all with private balconies, offer panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Recently renovated the hotel stands out for its good environmental practices. Guests can enjoy a large saltwater pool with a sun-lounge terrace.

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WOT Sintra Sarrazola ∗∗∗

Located in Colares 9 km from Sintra. A budget friendly option for those travelling by car or bicycle who would like to avoid the crowds in Sintra. Surrounded by lovely gardens, a perfect base for hiking in the mountains.

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