One of Portugal’s oldest towns and home to early Portugese royalty, Sintra contains palaces and an 8th century Moorish castle ruins. Located in the lush mountains of northern Portugal, fifteen minutes from Lisbon.
Palacio dos Seteais
Rua Barbosa du Bocage 10, Sintra, Portugal
In English, it means the Palace of the Seven Sighs. There is an ancient love story behind the name, dating back to the 12th century Arab Princess Anasir. Some rooms in this romantic hotel have sea views while others overlook the town Lord Byron called, “maybe the most beautiful village in the world”.
This romantic small hotel’s architecture is typical of an early 20th petite bourgeoisie home. The guests rooms are all named after famous Libson cultural figures of that era. Renovated in 2012, it is centrally located within walking distance of museums and chic antique shops and restaurants.
Located in the Portugal’s southernmost region, Algarve includes 150 miles of beachfront, crowded urban areas, and quaint, charming and colorful towns filled with Moorish ruins and 18th century architecture.
Estiramantens Santo Estevao, Tavira, Portugal
Quirky, eclectic farmhouse combines modern design with rustic charm. Created by London ex-pats, this boutique romantic hotel includes Iberian gardens featuring olive, carob and almond trees.