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More than a luxurious hotel, Tivoli Palácio de Seteais is a romantic retreat

Tuesday, June 11, 2019,
By Tivoli Palácio de Seteais
Tivoli Palácio de Seteais
Tivoli Palácio de Seteais
Photograph by Tivoli Palácio de Seteais

More than a luxurious hotel, Tivoli Palácio de Seteais is a romantic retreat. Just 30 minutes’ drive from Lisbon, it’s located on the Sintra hillside, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with views of the Moorish Castle and Pena Palace.

The building was transformed into a luxury hotel in 1953 and combines 18th-century elegance with all of the comforts of the 21st century.

There are 30 spacious guest rooms, while the public rooms are adorned with over 2,000 pieces of art, from paintings to tapestries and frescoes.

A butler service is available, ensuring a stay here is as enjoyable and personalised as possible.

Seteais Bar is the ideal place to relax; at Seteais Restaurant expect exquisite dining complemented by views that stretch toward the gardens and the elegant outdoor pool, to the Sintra Mountains and Atlantic Ocean.

The new Seteais Colares DOC room is a tasting den for wine lovers, where they can sip exclusive vintages from the neighbouring wine region, Colares. Wine tasting can be accompanied by tapas or paired with a gourmet dinner.

For special occasions, the private Dining Delight experience is a must. Clients can sip Champagne and enjoy wine pairings as part of an exclusive five-course tasting menu served by their waiter, either in a pergola by the pool overlooking Sintra or a palace room decorated with frescoes by French painter Jean-Baptiste Pillement. Ideal for wedding ceremonies, the ‘Own a Palace for a Day’ programme gives guests the chance to journey back in time and enjoy the romanticism of an 18th-century neoclassical palace.

The Anantara Spa is the epitome of the luxury for which this unique hotel is justly famous. Personifying the Anantara ethos, it’s rooted in Thai therapies and Asian traditions, yet fused with indigenous elements unique to an historic palace and the picturesque town of Sintra.

Based on timeless healing traditions, the Anantara Spa’s tranquil surroundings help to restore the necessary balance of body and mind. The adjacent Vichy Experience massage leaves guests feeling invigorated and prepared for another day’s discovery of Sintra.


Savour the charm of Portugal’s mountainside from the Anantara Spa — offering pampering treatments fit for royalty



• Seteais Restaurant
• Anantara SPA with three treatment rooms
• Outdoor swimming pool
• Pool bar (May to September)
• Bar
• Tennis centre

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