The Best Boutique Hotels in Sintra, Portugal for Stunning Views

Sintra - Portugal | © Kimble Young/Flickr
Sintra - Portugal | © Kimble Young/Flickr
Sintra may be the most enchanting town in Portugal. Once the go-to for some of Portugal’s wealthiest families and nobility, Sintra is now teeming with museums and hotels in breathtaking former manors and estates. Here are the top hotels in Sintra with great views.

Sintra Boutique Hotel

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Refined tastes and an elegant atmosphere at Sintra Boutique Hotel
Refined tastes and an elegant atmosphere at Sintra Boutique Hotel | Courtesy of Sintra Boutique Hotel /
The Sintra Boutique Hotel is located near major landmarks and is a four-minute walk from the National Palace of Sintra. Guests have four room types to choose from including themed rooms that each highlight a different era or event in Portugal’s history. Due to its four-star rating and close proximity to the Sintra train station, it might fill up quick.
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Lawrence's Hotel

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A sign at the Lawrence's Hotel
A sign at the Lawrence's Hotel | © Pedro Ribeiro Simões / Flickr

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.

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Chalet Saudade

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Chalet Saudade | Courtesy of Chalet Saudade /
You may begin to truly comprehend what the Portuguese mean by “saudades” after a night in Chalet Saudade, a vintage-inspired boutique hotel. This adorable hotel provides stunning sights of the mountains and sea from rooms that each have unique personalities. Some rooms have rustic stone-tiled walls while others offer more luxurious touches with hardwood furniture. An elegant staircase takes guests to each level and the rooms are bright and airy, with white French doors allowing the filtering in of natural light.
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São Miguel Guest House

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.

Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, R. Soto Maior 15, 2710-628 Sintra +351 21 924 4088

One of the bedrooms at the São Miguel Guest House © Courtesy of the São Miguel Guest House

One of the bedrooms at the São Miguel Guest House © Courtesy of the São Miguel Guest House

Tivoli Palacio de Seteais

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.

Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, Rua Barbosa Du Bocage 8, 2710-517 Sintra +351 21 923 3200

Quinta de São Tadeu

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.

Massett, R. Carlos Paião, 2710-221 Sintra +351 21 924 1622

Penha Longa Resort

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Guest room at Penha Longa Resort, Lisbon
Penha Longa Resort has everything you need for a relaxing holiday | Courtesy of Penha Longa Resort /
The Penha Longa Resort is a golf resort built around a 14th-century monastery. While located in Sintra, it is also close to Estoril. With 194 guest rooms and extensive golf grounds, The Penha Longa Resort contains more than enough accommodations and space. Views include the Sintra Mountains.
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