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Tivoli Palacio Dei Seteais - Luxury holidays to Sintra

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  • About this holiday

    The five star Tivoli Palacio de Seteais is a classical 18th century palace set on the side of a mountain just outside Sintra in Portugal. Combining the history of its location with the history and beautiful situation of the property, this boutique hotel offers guests a grand and opulent experience. Guests are free to explore the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as the 19 golf courses in the region, or simply to enjoy the idyllic facilities at the hotel.

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled British Airways flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon, private transfers, and bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are based on two people sharing a Superior Garden View Room.
    From £1,340 per person in low season for 7 nights
    From £1,520 per person in high season for 7 nights
    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

    This boutique hotel offers a real taste of traditional Portuguese style and luxury.

    Hotel description

    The five star Tivoli Palacio de Seteais has a stunning mountainside position overlooking the town of Sintra and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra Castle. From their first glimpse of the grand driveway, which wraps itself around a central lawn, and the palatial exterior crowned by a large stone gate, guests are immersed in a feeling of opulent 18th century glamour and grandeur. Gardens containing perfectly maintained mazes add to the rich, historic atmosphere of the views from this elevated position. As you enter the hotel, you will be struck by the romance of the property, on which the hotel prides itself, characterised by the 18th century period features and the pervading sense of royalty. In the ballrooms, which are transformed into private dining areas through the Dining Delight programme, frescoes adorn the high ceilings. A grand piano takes centre stage in one of the lounges, plush armchairs populate the reading room, and painted murals decorate the walls of the halls. Seteais Restaurant offers a truly indulgent and opulent dining experience, in a setting that is both homely and otherworldly. The experienced chef serves a delicious menu of gourmet, regional cuisine. The guestrooms have a cosier feel, and are decorated with warm colours, rich textures and fabrics, and antique furnishings, while still retaining the spaciousness of the rest of the hotel. Here, guests are treated to the exclusivity and comfort of their own private palace. During the daytime, guests can enjoy a dip in the pool on the leafy, decked terrace that overlooks the town below, take a stroll in one of the gardens or on the lawn, or let off some steam in the tennis courts or one of the 19 nearby golf courses. In the evenings, watch the sun go down from your prime position on the panoramic bar terrace. The Tivoli Palacio de Seteais is a beautifully situated, secluded palace that offers the ultimate sense of classical luxury.


    Just outside Sintra.

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    Distance from airport

    18 miles

    Closest airport

    Lisbon Portela

    Room types

    30 rooms with air-conditioning, LCD television, telephone, Nespresso machine, safe, minibar, and hairdryer. All rooms have views across the gardens, the pool, or the Sintra Mountains.
    Superior Twin Room
    Superior Double Room
    Deluxe Room
    Diplomatic Suite with large sitting area and balcony.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Seteais Restaurant and Bar, Dining Delight options, outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, reading room, concierge, T/Kids activities, complimentary guest parking, and wifi.

    Water sports

    Land sports


    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Golf enthusiasts will find themselves at home amongst the 19 local golf courses. The Castelo dos Mouros in Sintra is a ruined castle set amongst the Serra de Sintra forests, and dates back to the 9th century. The Serra de Sintra National Park is the perfect setting for many long romantic walks. The town of Sintra itself is best known for its distinctive ‘Romanticism-style’ architecture. The Pena Palace is one of the most popular attractions in Portugal. Its very distinctive exterior can be seen for miles around due to its elevated position. Yellow towers, grey stone battlements, red turrets, and a vast dome complete the characterful appearance. The city of Lisbon is also within easy reach.

    Sports nearby



    Interconnecting rooms can be arranged, or extra beds can be added to existing rooms. T/Kids offers a range of activities, including trips to the local Toy Museum, the Living Science Centre, and the Museum of Natural History. Children’s tables are available in the restaurant, as is babysitting. Holiday camps and children’s parties can also be arranged.

    Minimum stays

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