Penha Longa Resort *****
Located in Sintra, 25 km from Lisbon and 10 minutes drive from the beaches of Cascais and Guincho, this 545-acre property offers an exquisite combination of culture, nature and leisure. The recently renovated hotel offers a wide range of luxurious and spacious rooms with breathtaking views over the golf courses, Sintra mountains and surrounding woods, comprising 150 Deluxe rooms, 27 Junior Suites, 14 Executive suites, 2 Presidential suites and 1 Imperial Suite. Food and beverage facilities include three restaurants: assaMassa offering Mediterranean and Portuguese cuisine; Midori, a Japanese gourmet experience and Hole in One restaurant, offering light bites in a relaxed atmosphere. A recent 20 million Euro renovation programme has seen the transformation of the lobby and the addition of a Club Level. The popular lobby bar has been extended and a tea lounge added. Club Level guests benefit from access to the exclusive Club Lounge offering five food and beverage presentations daily, a dedicated Club concierge and keyed lift access to the private lounge. Various meeting and banqueting rooms are available, catering for between 15 and 650 people and the resort also offers unique settings for special events, such as the beautiful gardens, the 19th century palace and church and 14th century monastery. The resort`s sport and leisure facilities include two golf courses of 18 and 9 holes, a lavishly appointed spa operated by Six Senses and a Health Club. The resort also boasts indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, jogging tracks and special children programmes. Limousine and helicopter services are available upon request.