Penha Longa Resort

Lisbon's picturesque mountainside getaway
Penha Longa Resort is set within a larger resort that is a destination all its own. This luxurious complex at the foot of the Sintra mountains has all the facilities you could need for a relaxing stay, whether you’re traveling as a couple, as a family or for business. It is large and varied enough for every guest to find his ideal spot, whether he wants peace and quiet or a more bustling atmosphere.

This exclusive Ritz-Carton hotel has six restaurants, a top golf course, a country club, three outdoor pools and one indoor pool, a wellness center and spa, a kids club, mini golf and children’s playground. There’s also a former monastery for events and quiet moments of contemplation.
Our Inspector's Highlights
• Penha Longa is just minutes from the historical and picturesque mountain town of Sintra, where the Portuguese royal family would retreat during the scorching-hot summers in Lisbon.

• The mountain is topped with a Moorish castle and a royal palace fit for any fairy tale nestled in a lush, green landscape.

• The Sintra hotel, with its monastery and estate, is an integral part of that history, but offers all modern amenities, entertainment, dining and leisure facilities.

• Both types have balconies with scenic vistas of the resort or the mountains.

• It’s a place where you can choose to relax in the Asian-inspired spa, go for a morning run along sign-posted jogging paths or sit by the pool looking out over the mountainside.
Things to Know
• Lab, arguably the resort’s most popular eatery, has just 22 covers per evening. It is advisable to book several weeks in advance.

• We recommend planning your visit during the summer, or a holiday, when the lush resort has fun activities available for both children and adults.

• Take a trip to the nearby city of Lisbon to see the astonishing street art from Portuguese artists.
The Rooms
• Penha Longa’s 17 suites are set at the corners of the luxury hotel and offer panoramic mountain or golf course views.

• The two-bedroom Imperial suite is the largest at 4,462 square feet and boasts 180-degree views of lush mountain greenery and a bathroom with its own Jacuzzi and sauna.

• The 194 sumptuous rooms, decorated in warm shades of tobacco and chocolate, are split into deluxe and premier categories and all are decorated similarly.

• Each room comes with a spacious marble bathroom with separate tub and shower stall.

• Deluxe rooms are a generous 538 square feet and Premier rooms 645 square feet. 4.
The Restaurants
• Poolside restaurant Aqua and the B Lounge bar in the lobby provide casual options of gourmet burgers, sandwiches and snacks throughout the day.

• More formal offerings are available at first-rate Japanese restaurant Midori and Italian restaurant il Mercato, where breakfast is also served.

• The foodie highlight is the intimate dining experience at Lab by Sergi Arola, a chef who cut his teeth at the famous El Bulli restaurant in Spain.

• Lab provides three tasting menus and à la carte dining along with a selection of around 550 wines from its exclusive cellar.

• For a more pared-down taste of the top chef’s food, try Arola, a restaurant that serves Sergi Arola’s more informal recipes throughout the day and with the bonus of no booking required.
Getting There
Estrada da Lagoa Azul, Sintra, 2714-511 Lisbon, Portugal
LIS (24-30 min)  
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