Sintra is home to the oldest hotel in Portugal and Spain. The Lawrence’s Hotel is a great choice for history buffs, as it once sheltered British poet Lord Byron and the Portuguese writer Eça de Queirós. The double rooms and suites are filled with charming furniture and antiques, and they look out towards both the town and the Sintra Mountains. Advance reservations are required.
Built in the 1800s, the São Miguel Guest House is elegant with bright pink walls, marble bathrooms, and views of the Castle of the Moors (Castelo dos Mouros) from its five rooms. While staying at the São Miguel Guest House, guests can enjoy a cozy library and stroll through the hotel’s beautiful and romantic garden. From the terrace, it is also possible to enjoy views of the National Palace.
Staying the night in a five-star, 18th-century estate is perfect for visitors excited about visiting a beautiful town known for mansions and palaces. The Tivoli Palacio de Seteais is the epitome of elegance, boasting manicured grounds and suites that reflect a combination of 21st-century and 18th-century styles. Between the neoclassical architecture, fresco murals, and antique furniture, stepping inside the Tivoli Palacio de Seteais may feel like stepping through time.
The Quinta de São Tadeu is the first hotel on this list to include views of the Monserrate and Pena Palaces, two of Sintra’s most iconic landmarks. Travelers can choose between regular or deluxe suites in this 18th-century abode. Each room is embellished with classic furniture. In the breakfast room, azulejo tiles add a traditional touch.