Best places to stay in Sintra Portugal. Best boutique hotels, Sintra guesthouses and other accommodation

I firmly believe that Sintra deserves more than a day trip. Not only does it have more sights than you can feasibly visit in just one day, once the majority of the tourists have disappeared back to their Lisbon hotels, the historical town takes on a more relaxed atmosphere. Strolling around the cobbled streets is more pleasurable without the hoards so when choosing your Sintra accommodation, ideally you’ll be looking for somewhere central.

I’ve hand-picked some of the best Sintra hotels, guesthouses and apartments in terms of quality, style and value for money and, of course, comfort.

If you prefer to be away from the historical center I’ve included a section just for you.

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Best boutique hotels in Sintra
Best guesthouses in Sintra
Best luxury hotels in Sintra
Best budget accommodation in Sintra
Best apartments in Sintra
Further afield
Sintra Town Hall
Sintra Town Hall, close to many of these Sintra hotels

Best boutique hotels in Sintra, Portugal

Sintra Boutique Hotel couldn’t be better located, right in the heart of the old town but off the main road. With modern design and decor and an inventive approach to the restaurant offerings, the level of comfort and customer service are worthy of the 4-star rating. Relax in the landscaped garden after a day of sight-seeing. Choose the room for you.

Perhaps my favourite Sintra hotel, the beautiful Casa Holstein, aka Quinta de São Sebastião is a delightful oasis close to the town centre and the train station and has on site parking. The video below shows you how lovely it is. Check prices and availability here.

Best guesthouses in Sintra

Águamel Sintra Boutique Guest House is right in the centre of Sintra, in a fully renovated 19th century townhouse. The owner, Manuel, will go out of his way to help make your stay as comfortable as possible. Superior rooms have a private balcony. Secure your room at Águamel.

Choose from a wide range of accommodation at Sintra1012 Boutique Guesthouse. Rooms are bright and the decor is cool and welcoming. Staff are very friendly. Check these photos.

Another boutique guesthouse is Casa da Estefanea Boutique GuestHouse. Enjoy this traditional Portuguese building with it’s limestone interiors and exteriors and matching cork details. Each room is decorated with paintings by a local Portuguese artist. Rooms are large and elegant. Choose your room now.

Bedroom at Casa de Estefanea Sintra
Bedroom at Casa de Estefanea, Sintra

Casa do Valle is a cosy, comfortable guesthouse which, although not staffed 24-hours, offers excellent customer care and the opportunity to have tapas and wine served in your room if you’re too tired to venture out to a restaurant. Check prices and availability.

Chalet Saudade is a beautifully restored townhouse with glamorous and historical touches near the train station with meals served in the equally charming Café Saudade. Enjoy the frescoes in the elegant living-rooms or take a stroll in the romantic gardens complete with antique water fountains and ponds. Check availability at Chalet Saudade.

Best luxury hotels in Sintra

The Sintra Marmoris Palace is a gorgeous manor house just a short walk from the historical center. The grounds and swimming pool make for a relaxing escape and the rooms are luxurious and beautifully decorated. Take a look at these fabulous photos.

As the name suggests, Tivoli’s Palacio de Seteias was once a grand palace and enjoys privileged views from above the town. The historical features of the interior are beautifully restored and the place exudes quality and character.

Even if you don’t stay here, you could take afternoon tea in the glamorous dining room. With all the comforts you’d expect from a 5-star hotel and more, this is a worthy splurge. If you have a car, it’s ideal. Otherwise, you’ll need to take taxis to get to the historical centre of Sintra. See photos and check availability.

Best budget accommodation in Sintra

Sintra Bliss is bright, colourful and thoroughly modern boutique guesthouse near the train station. Breakfast is varied and there’s a pleasant garden area. Check prices and availability.

Casa da Pendoa is actually a collection of rooms and self-catering apartments spread across several buildings in the historical centre. As such, each space is unique so check the descriptions to find the best fit for you. Staff are friendly and helpful and the welcome pack of groceries is a bonus. Parking is possible nearby in low season but don’t even think about trying to drive here in summer months. Choose the most suitable accommodation.

Stay in a 150 year-old residence surrounded by a garden with a swimming pool and castle views at Hotel Sintra Jardim. Rooms are simply decorated and boast wooden floors; some have interesting bathrooms and French balconies. Choose something to suit you.

Best Apartments in Sintra

The two-bedroomed Sintra Wine Apartment is comfortable, spacious and close to the train station. The hosts are friendly and helpful. See the photos.

There are nicely decorated apartments and studios at Villas de Cintra that are sure to make your stay in Sintra a happy one. The studio apartment uses a lovely blend of wood, stone and tiling. Check availability.

For a clean apartment with a good equipped kitchen and comfortable bed try CasAzulApartments. The three bedroomed one comes with a balcony and nice big terrace. Select your dates.

Sintra accommodation further afield

Located on Praia Grande and 7km from Sintra, Arribas Sintra Hotel boasts panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Besides the beach you can relax in the large saltwater pool. All rooms are spacious and modern and come with ocean views. See the photos.

The 5-star Penha Longa Resort is a beautiful estate in the hills of the Sintra Cascais Nature Reserve. There’s golf, a spa center and a range of restaurants (some Michelin). All rooms have private balconies, with views across landscaped gardens, swimming pools and golf courses. A luxury experience and less than 4km from the sights. Book a room now.

Pool in forecourt of Penha Longa Resort, Sintra
Penha Longa Resort, Sintra

If the urge to get away from it all is strong then a stay at quinta Colina flora would be perfect. It’s a small, sustainable, organic, vegetarian/vegan eco-guesthouse with 4 rooms, hidden away in a remote location surrounded by nature in the hills of Sintra Natural Park. Remove the hassle of driving and parking in Sintra; the bus stop is 5 minutes away and buses run all day every hour. Choose a room for a lovely stay.

Less than 4 km from Pena National Palace, Paço do Bispo Boutique House offers a range of modern, thoughtfully decorated rooms. You can relax in the sauna and the breakfast each morning is delicious. There’s also free parking. Choose a room in this beautiful house.

The elegant and recently restored Vila Vitorino is 9 km from Sintra National Palace. Many of the original materials have been preserved so you get a great sense of history when you stay here. Enjoy the garden, outdoor swimming pool and a shared lounge. Private parking is also available on site. Choose a room with a mountain or garden view.

11 km from Sintra is the beautiful Azen Cool House. Rooms are bright, clean and spacious or maybe stay in a one-bedroom bungalow. Free private parking is available on site. Check availability.

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Insider guide to the best centrally-located accommodation in Sintra, for all budgets.
Insider guide to the best centrally-located accommodation in Sintra, for all budgets.
The best places to stay in Sintra. Handpicked Sintra hotels, guesthouses and apartments
The best places to stay in Sintra. Handpicked Sintra hotels, guesthouses and apartments
Some of the best Sintra hotels, guesthouses and apartments in terms of quality, style, value for money and comfort.

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