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Tivoli Palacio de Seteais

Sintra, Portugal

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Historic palace hotel situated on a mountainside overlooking a UNESCO world heritage town, the lavish property is surrounded by gardens and mazes, with an upscale Portuguese restaurant, outdoor pool, and tennis courts.
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  • $100 F&B or Spa Credit
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Tivoli Palacio de Seteais

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Excellent wellness hotel. Good for sightseeing and close to the city center. Awesome vibe. Fantastic service.

Originally built by orders of the Dutch in 1787, the Tivoli Palácio de Seteais is magnificent example of XVIII century architecture. Set on the mountainside of Sintra, the palace's iconic neoclassical façade and Triumphal Arch were added in 1802, and the property opened as a hotel in 1953. Fully restored in partnership with Fundação Ricardo Espírito Santo Silva in 2009, the guest rooms and ballrooms feature murals, frescoes, tapestries, and furniture restored by skilled local artisans. Surrounded by traditional gardens and mazes, the property has the Setais Restaurant with upscale Portuguese cuisine, outdoor pool, and panoramic views of the Sintra Mountains, Moorish Castle, and Pena Palace.

The hotel’s 29 rooms are set within two palace wings. Featuring rich and opulent decor, inspired by the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as the elegance of the palace, accommodations have magnificent paintings, frescoes, luxe carpets and Dona Maria style furniture. Finished with modern amenities, accommodations include wood-framed TVs, safes, Nespresso coffee machines, soaking tubs, and Tivoli Collection toiletries.

The Setais Restaurant serves chef-prepared Portuguese and international cuisine in a luxe and unforgettable environment filled with paintings, rich fabrics, and frescoes, along with views of the gardens and mountains. The bar has an outdoor terrace, ideal for enjoying a cocktail and the view of Sintra in the distance.

The palace has an outdoor pool, surrounded by a sundeck for lounging. There's also two tennis courts on-site, and bicycles are available for exploring the area.

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Located in Sintra, a resort town 20 miles from Lisbon and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tivoli Palácio de Seteais is much more than just a five-star hotel, it is a gem of period architecture taking you back to the romance and luxury of the 18th century. The palace is an authentic and whimsical sanctuary for discovering the wonders of Sintra, with the famous must-see Pena Palace and Quinta da Regaleira Gardens and the nearby Guincho Beach and Roca Cape.

Guests making reservations through Five Star Alliance under the "Five Star Signature Package" or "Five Star Signature Suites & Villas" will also receive the following amenities:

  • Breakfast Daily
  • $100 F&B or Spa Credit
  • Gift
  • VIP Status
  • WiFi
  • Upgrade
  • Early Check-in
  • Late Check-out
Terms and Conditions
Reservations must be made through Five Star Alliance under the “5 Star Signature Package." Full American breakfast is provided for each guest daily in Seteais Restaurant. A $100 food and beverage or spa treatment credit is included, once per room, per stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full). Also included is a welcome fruit and water amenity. Upgrade, early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability at time of check-in and departure.

Hotel Address:
  • Tivoli Palacio de Seteais
  • Rua Barbosa du Bocage 8
  • Sintra, 8125-901
  • Portugal

Location Summary
Situated on the mountainside of Sintra, a town classified as world heritage by UNESCO, with views of the Moorish Castle and Pena Palace, the hotel is within waling distance of the gardens of Quinta da Regaleira, the National Palace, and old town Sintra. Cascais and Grinch Beach are a 20-minute drive, and Lisbon city and the International Airport are 30 minutes away.

Directions to Hotel
By car from Lisbon International Airport: Take the Avenida de Berlim towards the 2ª Circular / A37. Drive toward Sintra for 24 km and access n375 road in direction to Sintra old town (4 km). Cross Sintra Old Town towards Quinta da Regaleira/ Tivoli Palácio de Seteais.
Business Center
Offering internet access and printing.
Banquets & Meetings
Seteais Restaurant and terrace can host banquets with up to 280 guests.
Fine Dining On Site
Setais Restaurant serves chef-prepared Portuguese and international cuisine with paintings, rich fabrics, and frescoes, along with views of the gardens and mountains.
Pool Outdoor
Outdoor pool surrounded by a sundeck for lounging.
Tennis Courts On Site
Two tennis courts on-site.
Biking, Mountain
Available for an additional fee.
6 courses about 20-minutes away.
Horseback Riding
For an additional cost.
Available at Cascais Marina.
Sintra old town boutiques and pastry shops are less than 1 mile away.
Theatre Museums
Pena Palace, Mourish Castle, and Quinta d Regaleira are within walking distance.
Available at Guincho Beach about 20 minutes away.
Winery Tours
Collares Wine Region is 15-minutes away.
Recommended Rooms
Deluxe Rooms: Set within the palace, 2 out of 5 of the Deluxe Rooms have Dona Maria style bathtubs, and views of the Sintra Mountains.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - High Speed Internet
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Tennis Courts On Site
Available Activities
  • - Biking Mountain
    - Biking Touring
    - Dining
    - Golfing
    - Hiking
    - Horseback Riding
    - Sailing
    - Shopping
    - Theatre & Museums
    - Windsurfing
    - Winery Tours