Best luxury hotels in Central Portugal just above Lisbon

Penha Longa Luxury resort Sintra


Central Portugal a hidden paradise

Central Portugal is a relatively unknown area of Portugal even though its located between the 2 main airports of Portugal, has great infra structures, fantastic landscapes and a diverse history marked by many UNESCO and national heritage sites.
It has also become the area of interesting innovation when it comes to accommodation. Hotels in old manor houses and modern buildings that emphasize the natural diversity of the area, its culture, nature and past make it a luxurious and pleasant location to get to know this amazing district of Portugal.

This article attempts to provide an overview of some of the most interesting accommodation concepts easily reachable from Lisbon Airport.

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Hotels within 50KM of Lisbon Airport

Penha Longa 5 star luxury resort

just 30 km from Lisbon Airport, the Penha Longa is a stunning 5-star luxury resort. Located in the protected nature park of Cascais-Sintra the resort is a countryside retreat minutes from the town of Sintra and the city of Lisbon. Listed a the top 100 worldwide golf resorts and top 30 European, its golf course also hosts the Portuguese Open.
The resort has a state-of-the-art conferencing and events center of which most of the 25 event rooms are located in the 14th-century palace and monastery making it perfect for private and corporate events. Its 8 restaurants provide culinary experiences and recently its LAB restaurant run by chef Sergi Arola, received its first Michelin star.
All in all the Penha Longa resort amazes in detail and luxury.

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Penha Longa >> 195 rooms 25 event rooms
8 restaurants, Wellness center, 27 hole golf course  highway access: yes

Dolce Campo Real

43 km from Lisbon airport the Dolce Campo real resort is a golf resort set in rural Torres Vedras between the Lisbon vineyards. The resort centers around golf, spa & wellness, and outdoor activities. With its large capacity for events, it’s most popular for corporate and private events of all types. The small town of Torres Vedras is 6KM and various beaches at 10Km.

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Dolce Campo Real >> 151 rooms, self catering villas and town houses
Event rooms for corporate & private events 2150 m2 (23142 ft2)
Wellness center, spa, par 72 with 18 hole golf course, golf academy,  highway access: yes A8


Quinta dos Machados, A manor house with history in the beautiful, forested landscapes of Mafra

33km from Lisbon airport, The quinta Machado is a rural farm hotel set in the forested former royal hunting grounds of Mafra. This small hotel has 29 unique rooms, a spa, a swimming pool, and a restaurant is a much-loved location for weddings and private events in which the staff take care of every aspect. The house is a recovered manor house extended with modern features perfect for those who like to get away to nature within a stone’s throw from the UNESCO town of Sintra, the impressive palace of Mafra, and some of the popular west coast beaches.

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Quinta dos Machados >> 29 rooms
various meeting rooms and a large outdoor garden
Highway: 6km A21  


Within 150KM of Lisbon Airport

Hotel dos Templarios 4 star town hotel with a view of the 12th century!

The Hotel Templarios is located in the small historical town of Tomar 129km from Lisbon. The hotel a modern 4-star with walking access to the city is strategically located in the center of the country between its 2 main cities. Tomar is home to the UNESCO World Heritage monument Convento do Christo an amazing building with lush gardens stemming from the 12th century and a Templar knights heritage. The town itself has many amazing sites to see. Home to the oldest synagogue in Portugal and many historical streets and monuments. It is also located close to Portugal’s cleanest lake, the Castelo do Bode, a relatively unknown paradise for water activities, sunbathing, and boating.
The hotel has a swimming pool, 167 rooms, and 14 meeting rooms.

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  Templarios hotel >> 167 rooms
14 event rooms
highway access: Yes at 6KM

The Evolutee Spa & Golf resort 5 star Obidos

80KM for Lisbon airport you’ll find yourself immersed in world heritage monuments, beaches, and mountains. The Evolutee spa & golf resort is set in one the most beautiful locations close to the popular town of Obidos and overlooking the sea and lagoon. The Evolutee is a small 5-star hotel with 38 rooms, an 18-hole golf course along the coast, a wellness spa, and a conference center that holds up to 420 people. Amazing views combine with the beaches and UNESCO towns of Óbidos, Batalha, and Alcobaça all at a stone’s throw away.

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Evolutee >> 38 rooms of which 2 suites
6 rooms for up to 420 pax
 Highways A8 – A1  


Apartamentos do Lago, 4 star self catering apart hotel over looking the Castelo do Bode, 150KM from Lisbon

For a real luxury hideaway between the central Portugal mountains and overlooking the wonderful Castelo do Bode lake, Apartamentos do Lago provides all you need for a quiet nature getaway or a perfect offsite event.

The apartments, all fitted with modern amenities and a balcony facing one of the most awe-inspiring views in Central Portugal, are the best way to discover the wild and natural surroundings of the lake. The hotel pays much attention to detail and service and the staff are more than happy to help with any request that could possibly be answered. The hotel has a swimming pool, sauna, yoga area, and restaurant within walking distance. Equipment includes tennis courts, bicycles, and sports equipment. At a minute’s walk, you’ll find the marina which has the possibility for boating and water activities. The silence of the mountains is only broken by the many birds that reside in the area.

Apartamentos do Lago >> 33 apartments
20 meter swimmingpool, tenniscourts, restaurant, sauna, event space
 highway access: 10 km  

Cooking & Nature emotion hotel in the mountains

the cooking and Nature hotel set in the Serra d’Aire mountains 120km North of Lisbon is a small boutique hotel in the small village of Alvados. Its unique concept based on food and nature makes it a much-loved destination for small groups interested in hiking, nature, and cooking. The location is a unique natural park in Portugal home to many unique species of fauna and flora among which the elusive eagle owl, various types of eagles, foxes, and wild boars. A large range of flowers and a rugged, stony landscape make it a unique place to visit at any time of the year.

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Cooking & Nature hotel >> 12 unique rooms with mountain view
cooking classes, hiking, food and nature experiences
highway: E1 Minde 10KM  

Monte Real Termos

At 148 km from Lisbon Airport in the interesting Leiria area The Monte Real Termos provide a healthy, luxury getaway. This palace hotel which got almost 100% excellent feedback on Tripadvisor, is a pleasant suprise in a beautiful area close to the city of Leiria. The Spa is 1600m2 exclusively dedicated to tranquility and silence. Palace Hotel Monte Real features meeting and banquet rooms with a capacity for up to 250 people. The Monte Real spa hotel is more than just a spa hotel, specialized in medical spa solutions it provides all types of services to enhance the health and well-being of its visitors.

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Palace Monte Real hotel >> 101 rooms
Event spaces for up 250 pax
highway: Leiria  

The hotels mentioned are a small selection of excellent hotels in the area.

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