|The Hotel Palacio de Seteais
is not just a hotel, it's a way of life!
It is quiet, beautiful and
is complemented by the lovely town of Sintra with its evergreen
vegetation, ancient Castles and Palaces. Sintra is often described
in poetry as 'heaven on earth'.
The Palacio de Seteais is located on a narrow road leading to Colares and is a fifteen minute walk from the town centre.
The restoration of the Palace of Seteais was completed in 1992 and carried out with the greatest care and consideration.
There are 30 large bedrooms and suites all with en-suite bathroom and tastefully decorated with period furniture.
The accommodation is air
conditioned and has direct dial telephone, television with Cable/Satellite
reception, mini bar and safe etc.
The service is attentive but not intrusive, and the cuisine is superb.
The hotel has a swimming pool, tennis court and a riding facility for the enjoyment of the guests.
There is also a baby-sitting service and private car park. Pets are accepted.
Peaceful spots for the guests to relax include the reading rooms, leisure and television rooms.
Guests will enjoy walking in the gardens, or riding in a horse drawn caleche through the streets of Sintra and visiting the palaces.
Others will enjoy the excitement
and bustle of the nearby small towns of Estoril and Cascais which have
many tourist attractions including a casino.
The town has changed little from those past times and so has retained its unique charm. It is still has green woodlands, dotted with Castles and Palaces similar to the beautiful Palacio of Seteais.
The Lords of Lisbon, the
Governors in the days of the rule by the Moors, had their palaces in the
town. When the Portuguese were able to retake this part of the country,
Sintra became the summer residence of the Kings of Portugal.
Sintra loops around a series of green and wooded ravines, a confusing place in which to get your bearings. Getting around involves a fair amount of walking or alternatively, a ride in a horse and carriage.
There is the Moorish Castle to visit and, a walk of an hour or so will bring you to the Palacio da Pena above the town. The Palacio da Pena is a wild fantasy of domes, towers, ramparts and walkways, and is approached through mock Manueline gateways and a drawbridge.
Forty five minutes walk along a leafy lane brings you to the luxuriant gardens of Monserrate which are well worth a visit.
For details of golf courses in the area, please click here.
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