2 Best Castle Hotels Near Sintra, Portugal - Updated 2024

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Sintra, a fairytale-like village located near Lisbon, Portugal, is in the foothills of the Sintra Mountains and has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With natural scenery, historic buildings, whimsical palaces, and castle ruins, Sintra is an ideal holiday destination. While you are here, the vibrant exterior and beautiful garden of Parque e Palácio Nacional da Pena along with the twin conical chimneys and lavish interiors of Palácio Nacional de Sintra are worth exploring. Adventure seekers can hike the Santa Mara trail to visit the ruins of the 10th-century Castelo dos Mouros. You can also wander the streets of the historic center to savor traditional Portuguese cuisine. In addition, staying in one of Sintra’s castle hotels is a unique way to experience the city’s vibe. For recommendations, check out this list of the best castle hotels near Sintra, Portugal.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on March 12, 2024.

1. Pousada Castelo de Obidos; Óbidos (from USD 383)

With 700 years of history, Pousada Castelo de Obidos features multiple accommodation options for its guests. In addition to thick stone or tile-lined walls and fireplaces, the vaulted ceilings, wooden panels, and ogival doors will transport you back in time. After a long day of exploring the historic town, retire to your air-conditioned room and snack on refreshments from the mini bar. Alternatively, head to the in-house restaurant to feast on delicious local cuisine like royalty.

If you have the time, explore the castle grounds or participate in horse riding, guided cultural tours, or golf. You will also have access to free Wi-Fi to stay connected with your family and friends.

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Pousada Castelo de Obidos

Wifi Available

Address: Paço Real

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Fishing

2. Pousada Castelo de Palmela; Palmela (from USD 109)

This property, perched 230 meters (754.59 feet) above sea level in Palmela’s historic center, was once home to the Knights of the Order of Santiago. It also provides spectacular views of the Serra da Arrábida.

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast in the cloisters of a former convent before heading to the reception to book a guided wine tour for a gastronomical experience. If that doesn’t sound exciting, there are other activities such as water sports, jeep tours, golf, boat trips, and more to keep you entertained.

Retire to your comfortable air-conditioned room with an en suite bath for a restful sleep. The rooms also feature a flat-screen TV, a mini bar, and free Wi-Fi.

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Pousada Castelo de Palmela

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Castelo de Palmela

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden

Head to Sintra for a picture-perfect holiday

Sintra is a breathtakingly gorgeous historic town. You’ll enjoy strolling through the streets, discovering the opulent palaces, gardens, and ruins, and taking in the surrounding beauty. Time will stand still once you enter these magnificent castle hotels. Be enchanted, lose yourself in its allure, and savor every moment. Don’t forget to choose one of the castle hotels from the curated list above for the ultimate getaway experience.

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Sahana had an idea, built it, and subsequently sold it. Now a full-time explorer and travel writer, she enjoys exploring food, cultures, people, and places worldwide.

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