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Penha Longa - Luxury holidays to Sintra

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  • About this holiday

    Penha Longa is an elegant golf and spa resort in the Sintra Mountains, offering a range of facilities for both relaxation and activity. Its majestic facade is only just visible above the trees on the hilltop, but the view on approach sets the scene for the grandeur of the hotels interior, and the privacy of its verdant grounds. High ceilings adorn each room, and emphasise the light that floods through the wide open windows, and golf, spa, and wellness activities ensure that guests feel the same serenity that decorates the hotel. The rural location of the Penha Longa, on the border of two national parks, means that it offers an intriguing alternative to the popular Portuguese beach resorts. We would recommend combining the Penha Longa with a seafront hotel as part of a two-centre holiday in Portugal.

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays include bed and breakfast, private car transfers and scheduled flights London to Lisbon with British Airways.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room
    From £516 per person for 3 nights in a deluxe room with forest view.
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    Hotel description

    Once the summer palace of Portuguese Kings, and with origins traceable to the 14th century, Penha Longa Hotel and Golf Resort has been elegantly restored to reflect its history. A brown building nestled amongst rolling hills, the resort’s architecture is inspired by local style, embodying the elegant design of a palazzo estate. Blending contemporary sophistication with the grace of tradition, interiors are bright and charming to provide a calm and welcoming atmosphere. The resort’s lush vegetation expands out towards two golf courses – the 9-hole Monastery Course and the 18-hole Atlantic Course – behind which the elevated hotel provides a striking backdrop. Six restaurants provide a varied choice for dining, from Il Mercato’s Italian cuisine, to Midori, a Japanese restaurant. Relaxation can be had on a chaise lounge at the outdoor pools - with one for families and one specifically for adults, or in the new spa. Here, located in the historical palace complex and amongst lush garden surroundings, a wide range of sophisticated and holistic therapies and treatments are available. A kids club operates during school holidays and provides a range of activities such as historical visits, treasure hunts, face painting and theatre performances. Guestrooms are spacious and luxuriously appointed, with exquisite fabrics and beautiful wooden furniture. Each has a balcony with views of the grounds.


    Sintra, Portugal

    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    All year.

    Distance from airport

    About 30 minutes by car.

    Closest airport


    Room types

    194 rooms (including suites) with picture windows and terraces that offer panoramic views that overlook the two golf courses, bath with separate shower, honor bar, coffee machines, 24-hours in-room dining, room safe, iPod docking system, satellite television, internet connection, telephone with voicemail.

    Hotel facilities and services

    6 restaurants, Outdoor and Indoor pools, Children’s pool, Tennis courts, Jogging trails, Spa, 2 championship golf courses, Biking trails, Kids club, Laundry service, Health club, Business centre, Free wi-fi internet access, Shopping gallery, Games room. Children are allowed to eat in 5 of the hotel’s restaurants (Lab is the exception) and there are no specified dining times for children. In the Aqua Restaurant, set beside the pool and open during the summer season, a children’s menu is available and the restaurant also serves ‘light bites’ and grills. Children's menus are also available at Arola, serving contemporary Portuguese dishes, and Japanese restaurant, Midori. In addition, Il Mercato specialises in Italian fare and light meals are served in the B Lounge.

    Water sports

    Complimentary: Swimming.

    Land sports

    Chargeable: 2 golf courses - the 9-hole Monastery Course and the 18-hole Atlantic Course, Tennis, Bikes.

    Other activities: Sports coaching available for children.


    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    The hotel is nestled in the National Park of the Southern Sintra Mountains and is only minutes away from the excellent beaches of the Estoril Coast. The UNESCO World Heritage Listed town of Sintra is within easy reach of the hotel. Lisbon is only 25km away.

    Sports nearby


    Minimum stays

    Other information

    Nature walks, Night nature walks.


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