NileGuide Expert Says:
The historic 18th-century setting is complemented by a stunning and wonderfully serene landscape.
Avenida Barbosa du Bocage 10
2710–517 Lisbon, Portugal
+351 (0)21 923 3200
NileGuide Expert tip:
If you fancy "losing" yourself in this charming environment, wander through the maze at the rear of the hotel.
Located a short walk from Sintra's historic centre, Seteais Palace commands an outstanding location at the foot of the Serra de Sintra hills, with rear views across coast. Inaugurated in 1787, the palace was built for the Dutch consul Daniel Gildemeester. The current configuration dates from 1802. Now a beautiful five-star boutique property managed by Tivoli Hotels & Resorts, careful refurbishment has maintained the elegance and extraordinary wealth of the building's 18th-century interior. Of note are the rich tapestries lining the hall, and the wall frescoes in Sala Gildemeester. The luxuriously appointed 30 rooms and suites enjoy stunning views of the Sintra Mountains, the Moorish Castle and Pena Palace. The restaurant is noted for its international gourmet cuisine, comprehensive wine list and impeccable service. Leisure facilities include a comfortable bar with shaded terrace, and an inviting exterior swimming pool.