Our clients are attracted to Penha Longa thanks to its gorgeous location in the shady forested hills above the glittering Estoril coast. The perfect hotel for those who don't need to be right on the beach, and for those who want to combine fantastic sports facilites, a lovely tranquil atmopsphere and close proximity to great beaches and the fascinating city of Lisbon. Penha Longa offers something totally different. With the support of our dedicated team on hand to whisk you to the hotel in just 30 minutes from your touch-down in Lisbon, families appreciate the convenient location, too.
New for 2015, Penha Longa is now offer guests access to an exclusive beach club located a short 15 minute shuttle from the hotel. Here you'll find a bar and restaurant, which serves refreshing drinks and light snacks and sandwiches throughout the day.
Style and Tone
Penha Longa has great credentials; a luxurious, modern hotel sensitively incorporated into an historical landscape of ancient buildings and surrounded by a vast and private sporting estate. Whilst its origins date back to the 14th century, the facilities are first-class and right up-to-date, and the sense of space and exclusivity creates a relaxed and low key atmosphere that our clients often comment on.
With just a 15 minute drive down to the coast, the surf hot-spot of Guincho Beach provides the perfect backdrop for our renowned PB Surf Academy, welcoming kids and adults who want to enjoy this inspiring sport.
We recommend the hotel for its selection of modern rooms and suites which are perfect for families, some allowing for additional beds which make for a very economical option. Executive Suites are very popular, offering separate living rooms, some with large balconies overlooking the beautiful grounds and golf course.
Restaurants and Bars
Culinary adventures are in store at the hotel's five restaurants ranging from authentic Italian cuisine with tastes of the Mediterranean at Il Mercato, to Midori, the best Japanese restaurant in Portugal. 2 Michelin-starred chef Sergi Arola serves delicious Portugese tapas, while Aqua Bar serves poolside meals and the newest addition B Lounge serves gourmet burgers.
Our clients enjoy special dining highlights including an atmospheric banquet in the old monastery, and the proximity of some excellent restaurants along the coast in Cascais and Lisbon reward those prepared to explore the local area further. Our team is always on hand to help with recommendations and local transport so you can relax and enjoy your stay.
Spas and Pampering
You'll quickly slip into the slower pace at Penha Longa, where the calm and quiet of the Sintra hills provides the perfect escape from the stress of modern life. The highlight is the indulgent spa, which features nine treatment rooms as well as a private Japanese water garden with space to relax and rejuvenate. There you will find a Jacuzzi, a contrast pool
and a three meter waterfall, a platform over the pool for the practice of Yoga and Qi Gong, and two gazebos for meditation and treatments such as Shiatsu.
From Our Clients
"Really the best holiday the kids have ever had - we were totally satisfied with the high level of care (not easy for that age group). I was really impressed by the way you took the individual abilities of our kids into account when they were assessing whether they would enjoy planned events." - Summer 2014
"Really impressed by the level of care the for our kids at TheZone - enormous thanks to Chloe and Craig. The hotel was lush, location was fantastic but knowing that the kids were having such a good time was the best of all. High point: watching the kids learning to surf! Low point: er, no it was all just lovely. Didn't want to come home! It was a real luxury to have the PB team there to answer all our questions." - Summer 2014
"We were absolutely delighted with the quality of the service provided by the PB staff at Penha Longa." - Summer 2013
"We were incredibly impressed by your service...faultless in every way – loved our holiday" - Summer 2013
"Great variety – we stayed 2 weeks but our kids never got bored. Nothing was too much trouble and staff were really friendly and accessible" - Summer 2013
"The arrangements for the children during the day and night were very, very efficient. The staff were an absolute pleasure to deal with we had an excellent holiday and will use PB again." - Summer 2013
"As always, the team was absolutely fantastic. Very professional, personable and helpful. It will be difficult to beat the quality of the team in Sintra. Very satisfied with the service both from the office and in resort." - Summer 2012
"Really enjoyed having staff always on hand to sort out activities, restaurant reservations, transport out of the hotel etc." - Summer 2012
"We came because of the PB Surf Academy but loved everything! Fantastic holiday!" - Summer 2012
"Staff were all amazing. Inspired confidence immediately, children loved it. A very impressive standard of service." - Summer 2012
"We loved every minute of our stay at Penha Longa and were very sad to leave. The staff were, without exception, excellent, endlessly polite, always remembering our names, friendly and helpful….Powder Byrne provided superb entertainment for our teenage children with the Surf Academy. It could not have been a better holiday! We hope to be back very soon!" - Reviewed on Trip Advisor, September 1, 2013"
Even hotels which claim to offer activities and entertainment for children find it very difficult to actually achieve that for more than an hour or two a day. Penha Longa in conjunction with Powder Byrne is different. The kids had excellent activities throughout the day and a few evenings and loved every minute of the experience." - Reviewed on Trip Advisor, September 4, 2013
"We booked our trip to Penha Longa 3 days before we left through Powder Byrne who were both efficient and friendly. Emily was most helpful at ensuring our last minute booking went smoothly. From the moment we arrived at Penha Longa Hotel, it excelled in both quality and service. We were met with ice-cold fresh lemonade, cold flannels and taken straight to our room by our Powder Byrne rep, the incomparable Nigel Booth...I would definitely go back and rather wish I was there now!" - Reviewed on Trip Advisor, September 2, 2013
"Just 20 minutes from Lisbon airport this hotel and resort has everything a family is looking for. Wonderful staff who are pleasant, professional whilst not intrusive...if you are looking for a kids club to put your children in look no further than the club run by Powder Byrne; they are highly professional and like no other kids club I have seen before, well done!" - Reviewed on Trip Advisor, September 1, 2013