The hotels in Sintra Portugal, much like the city's attractions, have something for everyone. For those with room in the budget, the upscale hotels and quintas should more than fit the bill. A quinta is essentially a historical manor house that has been converted to a small inn. Parallels can be drawn between quintas and bed and breakfasts. The Quinta das Sequoias is one of the better quintas in town. If you prefer booking a stay at one of the mid-priced Sintra hotels, there are many good ones to choose from, including the Hotel Tivoli Sintra. If saving some money is your main focus when it comes to lodging in Sintra, the Dois ao Quadrado Hostel offers some of the lowest rates around. Regardless of the kind of Sintra accommodations that you fancy, booking your stay in advance is recommended. The hotel rooms and vacation rentals here can go fast during the summer months, especially when the summertime music festival is in full swing.
You can always visit Sintra on a day trip from nearby Lisbon, but with Sintra hotels like the Tivoli Palacio de Seteais (pictured) to choose from, staying overnight is always a better idea. Sintra accommodations don't get any better than this, which is why many visitors look to stay here. The Hotel Palacio de Seteais occupies a former castle, and it can be found in the heart of the Serra de Sintra mountain range. Though it was built in the latter part of the 1700's, the structure fits in quite nicely with the historically-rich area attractions. There are 30 total guest units at the Hotel Palacio de Seteais, which is part of the reason why booking your stay in advance is necessary. Each guest unit is spacious and elegant and features an immaculate bathroom with a tub and shower combination. Common amenities include satellite TV, a safe for your valuables, a mini bar, a direct dial telephone, and a hair dryer. The rates, while relatively high, do include breakfast, and there's more than enough to do onsite when you're not visiting the nearby beaches or enjoying walks about town. The Hotel Palacio de Seteais facilities include tennis courts, a riding stable, an outdoor swimming pool, a bar, a restaurant, and internet access is available if you need it. Free parking is offered to guests, and you can even rent a car onsite.
While the Hotel Palacio de Seteais offers special golfing packages, golf enthusiasts who are looking for their ideal Sintra accommodations will likely prefer a stay at the Penha Longa Spa & Golf Hotel, which boasts two Robert Trent Jones, Jr.-designed golf courses. Arguably the best resort in the entire Sintra area, the Penha Longa Hotel offers more than two high quality golf courses. The spa is a retreat for both body and soul, and the onsite dining options leave little to be desired. There are no less than five quality eateries at the Penha Longa Hotel, and catering services are available if you are planning a special affair. As for the resort's 187 rooms and suites, all of them are luxurious. Private balconies offer guests the chance to savor the views of the countryside, and numerous amenities inside the rooms help to make for a comfortable stay. These amenities include signature bath products, plush guest robes, and beautiful marble bathrooms. High-speed internet access is available if you need it, and other amenities that you can expect to enjoy include plasma televisions, premium bedding, and individual climate control. There's too much to list when it comes to all of the facilities here, though it's important to note the kids club, which can keep the youngest ones in your bunch busy.
If you can't quite swing a stay at one of the more upscale hotels in Sintra Portugal, there are plenty of good mid-priced options. The three-star Hotel Arribas overlooks the beach, so if you have beach hotels in mind for your Portugal getaway, it's worth considering. All of the rooms here offer ocean views, and you can watch the surfers from your private balcony. Maybe you'll even try some surfing yourself when you're not enjoying walking tours in town. Fronting the beach at the Hotel Arribas is one of the largest salt water swimming pools in all of Europe. There are 59 total guest units here, and nineteen of them are larger family suites. All of the units are clean and comfortable, and standard amenities include satellite TV, air conditioning, heating, internet access, a telephone, and a mini refrigerator. A hair dryer is also provided for your convenience. Overall facilities include a restaurant that serves international and Portuguese cuisine, a private dining room that can fit up to 300 people, two bars, and a coffee shop. Other restaurants are within walking distance if you want to add to your dining options.
Whereas the larger Sintra hotels are ideal for some, others will prefer staying at more intimate establishments. The Cinco Bed & Breakfast is one of the better small hotels in Sintra Portugal, partly because of its location in the center of old town. Tucked away on a peaceful side street, the Cinco Bed & Breakfast is part B&B, part vacation rental. There is only one guest unit here, and it is an apartment-style unit that is attached to the owner's main house. The owner offers terrific service, especially when it comes to recommendations for things like area attractions and restaurants. As for the guest unit here, it features a fully-equipped kitchen, a clean bathroom, a cozy bedroom with two twin beds, and a lounge that boasts cable TV, a DVD player, and a radio. There is also a sofa in the lounge that can be converted into a bed for two. Outside, a lovely terrace with a table and chairs is yours to enjoy. The views from the terrace are simply divine, which is what your stay at the Cinco Bed & Breakfast is also sure to be. The complimentary continental breakfast will help you start your day, and it only helps to cement this B&B's place among the best hotels in Sintra Portugal.