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 eight 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 44 suites are spacious 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 an expansive marble bathroom with separate tub and shower stall.
  • Deluxe rooms are a generous 538 square feet.
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 pan-Asian restaurant Spices and Italian option Penha Longa Mercato, where breakfast is also served.
  • The foodie highlights are the well-regarded Japanese restaurant Midori and 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 Arola's more informal recipes throughout the day and with the bonus of no booking required.
24-hour room service
Fitness classes
House car
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Pet friendly
Getting There
Estrada da Lagoa Azul, Sintra, 2714-511 Lisbon, Portugal
LIS (24-30 min)  
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