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Last updated: 15 November, 2022

History blends with romance at this gorgeous, 19th-century Viscount’s palace – now a sumptuous 5-star hotel – set in sub-tropical gardens just outside Lisbon.

Thoughtfully renovated to retain the palace’s original style, it combines original Portuguese 19th-century style with art deco, colonial and native Pombaline styles.

Set in sub-tropical gardens, it has an outdoor pool and a spa, gorgeous views towards the river, and luxurious Portuguese furniture and fabrics.

Buses link it to the centre; the Janelas Verdes and church and garden of Estrela are in walking distance.

It’s ideal for romantic couples on a city break, but families are very welcome, too.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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view of the beautiful, colourful Palace of Pena

Pena Palace

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This colour-fantastic, 19th-century Romanticist castle, built on a rock in the Sintra Mountains, is now a national monument and museum but was previously a summer residence for the Portuguese royal family. Built in 1854 on the orders of King Ferdinand, when the original monastery on the site was burnt down, it’s uniquely rich with decoration and symbolism – much at the best of the king and his wife Queen Maria.

Best for ages: 13+ | £7

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