In the very bright and beautiful country of Portugal, there is a magnificent fairytale town absolutely unlike any other, Sintra.
As if created from a fairy tale about a fantasy world, after the noisy and hectic Lisbon, it gently envelops its guests with the atmosphere of the Middle Ages and slightly opens the secrets of the numerous mysterious castles hidden in its emerald hills.
This town is enchanting, you just want to walk endlessly along the cobbled streets, to explore its views from different perspectives. And obviously, you would like to stay here longer, at least for one day and night.
So that in the evening, when most tourists return back to the bustling capital, and the town center becomes less crowded and sparkling with colorful lights – you can get to know it again, but from the other side – more romantic and secluded.
Of course, in such a fabulous town there are enough good quality hotels where you can stay for some nights.
But this is another special feature of Sintra: many hotels here are located in buildings of the 18-19th century and offer guests an attractive atmosphere of fairytale medieval Portugal.
This is a town where you want to stay in a hotel just because of the hotel itself.
We explored this town together as a couple and made our list of hotels where we would like to come on our next visit to Sintra.
These hotels are suitable for couples and solo-travelers.
For convenience I subdivided all the options into more detailed paragraphs:
– hotels with swimming pool;
– hotels for digital nomads;
– pet-friendly hotels.
Best Hotels In Sintra For Adults With Pool
Quinta Das Murtas
Built in the 19th century, a small cozy guesthouse inside looks more like a fairytale dollhouse.
Breakfast is served to all guests in the picturesque atmospheric living room.
For travelers by car: there is free parking on site, and for others: there is a bus stop next to the hotel, from where you can get to the Pena Palace.
Lush gardens and a relaxation area with a swimming pool helps you to relax after long walks through the hills of Sintra. Despite the closeness to the town center, the hotel area is quiet and secluded.
Charm Inn Sintra
Charming and antique: this hotel is a mix of architectural heritage of the 19th and 20th centuries and cozy rooms decorated in a classic loft style.
The hotel is located in the center, the old town area can be reached in 5-7 minutes by walking through a beautiful green park. It is just a 10-minute walk from one of the most unusual Sintra sightseeings – Vila Sassetti.
Breakfast is served for all guests in the main building of the hotel, and there is also a lovely relaxing area with sun loungers and a swimming pool.
There is no private parking, but you can park your car free of charge on the nearest street.
Quinta De Sao Thiago
This is the very hotel where you can feel truly at home.
It is a building from the 16th century, so there is a special historical charm here.
The interior of each of the rooms is done out to the smallest detail, they are so unique and atmospheric that you want to stay here as long as possible.
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Another unique feature of the hotel is the swimming pool with stunning views of the mountains and sunset: an ideal place for relaxation for those who are looking for peace and tranquility after a noisy city and busy working days.
The hotel is located on the lowest hills of Sintra, the best way to get there is by car or bus/taxi. There is free parking nearby.
One more adorable feature: you can meet the hotel owners, who will gladly tell you stories about the history of this place and give you a tour to some rooms, such as the library or music room.
Villa Das Rosas
Beautiful cozy hotel with a magnificent rose garden and a nice relaxing area on the territory.
Just a 10-minute walk from the railway station and a little away from the town center, which makes it possible to have a little break from the noisy and crowded streets.
During hot weather days, it is nice to have a refreshing dip in the cool pool.
The old town of Sintra is about 20-25 minutes walk on foot, the hotel staff can give recommendations about places and restaurants to visit.
All rooms are air conditioned, there is a free breakfast for all guests and free parking available on site.
By the way, take a look at the superior double rooms – they are so much atmospheric.
Mostly I can say about this hotel that many girls will fall in love with it 🙂
Cute, beautiful and with a lot of attention paid to details.
It is decorated in the romantic boutique hotel style; all the guests will get great service, a nice breakfast and room pajamas and slippers.
The old town and Sintra train station are within a 15-20 minute walk, plus there is a bus stop right next to the hotel, from where you can get to the most main attractions.
I should also add that reception is open 24 hours a day, you can leave your car for free on the square next to the hotel.
Moreover there is an outdoor pool on site where you can relax after long walks.
Pet-friendly Hotels In Sintra
Casa De Santo Amaro
The main feature of this hotel is that it is adults only, guests under the age of 18 are not accommodated.
Built in traditional Portuguese style, it offers rooms of different categories, varying from standard (with shared bathroom) to deluxe double room.
In any of the room categories you can stay with your fluffy friend, free parking and breakfast is also offered for all guests.
The hotel is located a little away from the center, so it is more suitable for travelers by car. Sintra’s main square can be reached on foot in 40 minutes.
Casa Do Vinho Sintra Guest House
This guesthouse is located in the real heart of Sintra, just a 3-minute walk from the town’s main square and within a 15-minute walk from the Sintra train station.
They offer accommodation with pets by paying a fee – 20 euros for the whole time. All rooms are air conditioned.
The hotel does not have its own parking, but the car can be left on the street next to the hotel.
On the grounds of the hotel there is a small cozy garden with rabbits.
Palácio De Sintra Boutique House
The center is within a short walking distance, but the hotel and rooms are quiet and peaceful, plus they have a small garden on site, where it is very cozy to sit with a cup of coffee or tea.
The hotel accepts guests with pets, you should just pay on arrival a 20 euros fee per animal for all time.
Each room is decorated in its own individual style, some of them have beautiful garden views.
There is no parking on site, but you can leave your car for free on the next street.
The main feature of this hotel is that it has the MOOOST amazing view of the mountains and Quinta da Regaleira castle.
And the second main feature is that it’s located right next to the National Palace and the walking streets of the old town.
The hotel is stylish and modern, and all (!) rooms have panoramic views of Sintra hills valley.
Guests with fluffy friends are welcomed, you only need to pay 25 euros per pet on arrival. By the way, there is a 24 hours check-in desk.
Breakfasts are offered for an extra charge and are served in a restaurant with beautiful mountain views.
For travelers by car – there is private parking, costing 10 euros per day.
Best Hotels In Sintra For Nomads
– good quality-price;
– within a walking distance from the center and the train station (20-25 minutes on foot);
– there is a rental parking on site, no reservation needed;
– nice decorated cozy rooms with a working area;
– a quiet place away from noisy streets.
There is a small flower garden on site, and there are several restaurants and a small grocery store next to the hotel.
Villa Aedan Sintra
The hotel location is quite convenient because it is close to the railway station (within 10 minutes walk).
If you are traveling by car, there is free parking on site, but you should book in advance.
The hotel is recommended for those who want to relax and take a break from busy working days, or for those who value peace and quiet more than a location in the noisy town center.
The National Palace of Sintra can be reached by bus (bus stop is just 100 meters away) or on foot in about 20-25 minutes walk.
Free breakfast is served to all guests, plus there are several restaurants and supermarkets in the area.
A hotel has its own inimitable charm, all the rooms here are sophisticated and vividly reflecting the romance and special vibe of the town.
And what are the suites here!
Take a look at them, they are amazing, you can easily shoot movies or do paintings in these rooms..
If your job is related to creativity or art, you will definitely enjoy working here.
Moreover, there are many cafes and several shops nearby.
The hotel is only 2 minutes walk from the train station, and does not require any uphill walk (that is an important thing in Portuguese cities).
The hotel area is quiet and secluded, and there is a small lovely green garden.
Storytellers Villas is a complex of villas hidden from the others’ eyes in the stunning emerald hills of Sintra.
And at the same time, it’s just 15-20 minutes walk from the old town area.
Each villa has a unique design, each one has a full kitchen, lovely views of the private hotel garden or the mountains.
The hotel garden is such a special place where you can come for meditation, to feel yourself alone with nature, to reload your mind or just for peace and quiet.
There is free parking on site (reservation is not needed) and an electric vehicle charging station.
Breakfast can be booked in the hotel, and the staff will take into account all your food requirements (food allergens, gluten-free or vegan menu).
Zen Museu Do Bonsai
I would call this hotel as “Little Japan” or some kind of an Asian vibes garden in the center of Europe. Lovers of Asian countries and especially Japanese culture will definitely feel homey here 🙂
The uniqueness of this hotel is that it’s located on the territory of the Bonsai Museum, which has a large collection of bonsai trees, as well as a farm for growing them. The entire territory of the museum and the hotel is made with a delicate and sophisticated taste.
There is a small cozy garden where you can sit and drink tea, and there is also a small pond with golden carps and small cute turtles.
By the way, some samples of trees, as well as different Japanese souvenirs, are on sale in the museum.
The guest house is very cozy, the rooms are also made in Japanese gardens style. Free breakfast is served to all guests.
It is more suitable for guests traveling by car, because it is located away from the center – about 20-30 minutes walk on foot. Free parking is available on site.
Cedros Nature House
Fantastic lounge area with swimming pool and amazing views of the surrounding mountains and castles.
Modern rooms, in a unique individual style.
Very helpful staff who will give recommendations on sightseeings and best restaurants to visit.
Cozy stylish terrace where you can relax with a glass of wine in the evening after long walks through the streets of Sintra.
The center is within walking distance (about 15 minutes on foot), as well as its own free parking. Breakfast is included for all guests.
I hope you will enjoy your stay in Sintra and you will be happy with your accommodation!
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