Penha Longa Sintra Portugal | Wellbeing Escapes

Penha Longa Resort

Sintra, Portugal

Overview

Penha Longa is an elegant, 5-star resort situated in a protected Natural Park just minutes from trendy Cascais, romantic Sintra and historic Lisbon. Set on a historic estate that traces its origins back to the 14th century when both monks and Lisbon royalty called the tranquil Sintra Mountains home. You can still enjoy this grand luxury, tranquility and beauty today but with modern touches of 21st centrury. All guestrooms feature balconies so you can enjoy unspoiled views. Find your balance in the Spa which offers a wide range of quality treatments and therapies. If you like your food, Penha Longa will not disappoint either with 7 restaurants serving innovative dishes from around the world. Historical charm, award-winning spa, 2 Michelin star restaurants, 27-hole golf course and major sights and beaches nearby. What a combination for a short luxury break!

When to go

The warmest months of the year are usually June to September although it is generally mild throughout the year and rarely goes below 10 degrees.
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What we love

  • The resort's golf course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and is in the top 30 in continental Europe
  • Hire a car for a day and explore wonderful Sintra and nearby towns and beaches
  • Resort was originally founded as a monastery in the 14th century and later used as a palace retreat for the Portuguese Royal Family

Who should go

  • All walkers and nature lovers as location within the national park is spot on
  • Those who are looking for a 5* luxury spa break
  • Travellers who are seeking best of both worlds - comfort of 5 star hotel, peaceful location but historical and cultural sights easily accessible

Offers

  • For B&B Bookings: 
  • - A free treatment enhancement (choice of The Mindful touch, Hot stone melter, Oil scalp treatment, Eye anti-age booster) for every treatment you book (via us or hotel directly)
  • For booking with pre-purchased spa programme: 
  • - Free spa credit of €50 per room, for stays of 3 - 5 nights (min 2 treatments must be booked)
  • - Free spa credit of €75 per room, for stays of 7 or more nights (min 3 treatments must be booked)
  • Loyalty guests who stayed at the hotel with us: all above + free room upgrade to the next category (subject to availability at the time of booking).


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Bed & Breakfast

This is bed & breakfast stay, ideal for those who want to stay at the hotel but don't want to have any spa package pre-booked. You can add all additional treatments or training session on an a la carte basis. There is no minimum stay.


Prices Low Season:

From £69 per person when sharing / £135 single occupancy room per night in a leading room type

Prices High Season:

From £109 per person when sharing / £215 single occupancy room per night in a leading room type

The Programme
  • Daily breakfast
  • Wifi
  • Daily access to the spa facilities, gym & outdoor circuits
  • Access to group activities (chargeable) 


Wellbeing Exclusives and Benefits
  • A free treatment enhancement (choice of The Mindful touch, Hot stone melter, Oil scalp treatment, Eye anti-age booster) for every treatment you book (via us or hotel directly)

Exclusive Discover & Unwind for Couples

Are you travelling with a loved one? Why not to share some precious moments together! Enjoy a combination of spa treatments and the opportunity to explore the local area. You can chose between a wine tour or half day visit to Lisbon, Sintra or Cascais with an English speaking driver. Minimum 3 nights stay.

Prices Low Season:

From £439 per person when sharing for 3 nights stay in a leading room type

Prices High Season:

From £560 per person when sharing for 3 nights stay in a leading room type

The Programme
  • 1 Private tours, select from:
  • - Private Half Day Visit to Lisbon, Sintra or Cascais (includes an English-speaking driver who will give some commentary, 4 hours)
  • - Penha Longa Wine Tour (4 hours): disposal to 4 touristic points (Santuário da Peninha, Cabo da Roca, Praia da Adraga, Azenhas do Mar) with a wine tour/tasting experience (1 hour) in the winery Adega de Colares* 
  • 1 Feel Free or Aromatic Massage per person (50 minutes)
  • Daily access to the spa facilities, gym & outdoor circuits
  • Access to group activities (chargeable) 
  • Daily breakfast

* excluding the winery tasting tickets- price with 2 wine tastings is €13 per person and 4 wine tastings is €19 per person.  

Wellbeing Exclusives and Benefits
  • - Free spa credit of €50 per room, for stays of 3 - 5 nights (min 2 treatments must be booked)
  • - Free spa credit of €75 per room, for stays of 7 or more nights (min 3 treatments must be booked)
  • Loyalty guests who stayed at the hotel with us: all above + free room upgrade to the next category (subject to availability at the time of booking).

Exclusive Wellbeing Booster

Our signature wellbeing booster programme promises to relax your body and soothe your soul. Enjoy 2 spa relaxing treatments and one private session of either yoga, Pilates, tennis or personal training. Join any group activities or simply relax in spa. Minimum 3 nights stay.


Prices Low Season:

From £495 per person when sharing / £690 single occupancy room for 3 nights stay in a leading room type

Prices High Season:

From £615 per person when sharing / £715 single occupancy room for 3 nights stay in a leading room type

The Programme

  • Spa Welcome (30 minutes)
  • 1 Feel Free or Aromatic Massage (50 minutes)
  • 1 Penha Longa Signature treatments (80 minutes)
  • 1 Private Yoga OR Pilates OR Personal Training Session Or Tennis (50 minutes)
  • Daily access to the spa facilities, gym & outdoor circuits
  • Access to group activities (chargeable) 
  • Daily breakfast

Wellbeing Exclusives and Benefits

  • - Free spa credit of €50 per room, for stays of 3 - 5 nights (min 2 treatments must be booked)
  • - Free spa credit of €75 per room, for stays of 7 or more nights (min 3 treatments must be booked)
  • Loyalty guests who stayed at the hotel with us: all above + free room upgrade to the next category (subject to availability at the time of booking).

Exclusive Flexible Fitness

Our signature flexible fitness programme gives you a choice of 5 private fitness activities. Each class is 60 minutes long and you can mix and match the way you like. Increase your overall fitness, try something new or simply have fun! Minimum stay is 5 nights.


Prices Low Season:

From £709 per person when sharing / £1,040 single occupancy room for 5 nights stay in a leading room type

Prices High Season:

From £909 per person when sharing / £1,439 single occupancy room for 5 nights stay in a leading room type

The Programme
  • Wellness & Fitness Consultation (30 minutes)
  • Choice of one of the following private activities each day for 5 days:
  • - Yoga
  • - Pilates
  • - Personal training 
  • - Swimming
  • - Tennis
  • - Jogging
  • - Walking in nature
  • 1 Feel Free Massage (50 minutes)
  • Daily access to the spa facilities, gym & outdoor circuits
  • Access to group activities (chargeable) 
  • Daily breakfast


Wellbeing Exclusives and Benefits
  • - Free spa credit of €50 per room, for stays of 3 - 5 nights (min 2 treatments must be booked)
  • - Free spa credit of €75 per room, for stays of 7 or more nights (min 3 treatments must be booked)
  • Loyalty guests who stayed at the hotel with us: all above + free room upgrade to the next category (subject to availability at the time of booking).

Exclusive Discover & Unwind

Our discover and unwind programme has been designed so that you can enjoy a combination of spa treatments and the wellness facilities but also gives you the opportunity to get out and explore the local area. In this programme, you can chose between a wine tour or half day visit to Lisbon, Sintra or Cascais with an English speaking driver. Minimum 3 nights stay.


Prices Low Season:

From £779 single occupancy room for 3 nights stay in a leading room type

Prices High Season:

From £1,020 single occupancy room for 3 nights stay in a leading room type

The Programme
  • 1 Private tours, select from:
  • - Private Half Day Visit to Lisbon, Sintra or Cascais (includes an English-speaking driver who will give some commentary, 4 hours)
  • - Penha Longa Wine Tour (4 hours): disposal to 4 touristic points (Santuário da Peninha, Cabo da Roca, Praia da Adraga, Azenhas do Mar) with a wine tour/tasting experience (1 hour) in the winery Adega de Colares*
  • 1 Feel Free or Aromatic Massage (50 minutes)
  • Daily access to the spa facilities, gym & outdoor circuits
  • Access to group activities (chargeable) 
  • Daily breakfast

* excluding the winery tasting tickets- price with 2 wine tastings is €13 per person and 4 wine tastings is €19 per person.  

Wellbeing Exclusives and Benefits
  • - Free spa credit of €50 per room, for stays of 3 - 5 nights (min 2 treatments must be booked)
  • - Free spa credit of €75 per room, for stays of 7 or more nights (min 3 treatments must be booked)
  • Loyalty guests who stayed at the hotel with us: all above + free room upgrade to the next category (subject to availability at the time of booking).

Wellness

SPA at Penha Longa Resort, designed by the Zen philosophy teachings, occupies an entire building (1500 SqM) and delivers a true wellness experience. Penha Longa Spa & Wellness has been awarded by the World Luxury Spa Awards as 'The Best Southern European Luxury Resort Spa 2019 & 2020'. Spa menu includes a range of relaxing spa treatments including hot stone, aromatherapy, deep tissue or therapeutic massages, luxury facials, body therapies and physical activities. Products used for treatments are prestigious luxury brand Natura Bissé which was named 'World Best Spa Brand' at 2020 World's spa awards. Try Lomi Juma ritual by Natura Bissé which is a ritual of harmony, balance, and well-being  inspired by the ancient practices of the Pacific and Mediterranean massages, aimed at releasing the primary sources of energy and restoring the balance between body and mind using highly nutritious citric balms. 


Facilities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, 2 relaxation areas, 9 treatment rooms, tennis and squash courts, fitness centre and an exclusive zen garden with soaking tub, a plunge pool and three-metre waterfall. There is also a jogging path and bike trail (in operation in summer months). Resort has a golf course that was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and is in the top 30 in continental Europe.

Example treatments at Penha Longa Resort
  • Signature massage
  • Aromatic massage
  • Hot stone
  • Deep tissue
  • Lomi Juma ritual
  • 3D collagen facial
  • Diamond lifting
  • Vitamin C body scrub


Activities

Activities available at resort
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Walking
  • Tennis
  • Horse riding
  • Squash
  • Fitness
  • Mini-golf
  • Live entertainment 
  • Bicycle rental
  • Workshops

Activities available at the surrounding area
  • Visit Lisbon, Sintra, Estoril or Cascais
  • Beaches of Estoril and Cascais
  • Hiking in Sintra mountains
  • Cooking classes in Lisbon
  • Bike tours of Sintra
  • Surfing
  • Walking tours

Typical Group Classes

  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Fitness
  • Workshops

Sample Weekly Class Schedule

Please note - Classes are subject to change and seasonal adjustments


Rooms

Hotel has 194 rooms in total ranging from Deluxe rooms to huge Imperial Suite. Accommodation is luxurious, beds are fitted with Egyptian cotton sheets and similar touches. All rooms and suites feature private balconies offering spectacular views across the landscaped gardens, Natural park, swimming pools and golf courses. Suites have living and dining areas. 
Deluxe room
This standard room is 50 SqM . Room has a balcony overlooking the forest. 

Bedroom has a king-size or twin beds. 

Bathroom has a separate shower and bathtub. 

Facilities include air-conditioning, heating, Nespresso coffee machine, flat screen TVs with interactive menu, kettle, tea service, mini-bar, safe, Asprey bathroom amenities, hairdryer, slippers and robe. 

Deluxe room Natural Park View
This standard room is 50 SqM  Room has a balcony with views of the Natural Park. 

Bedroom has a king-size or twin beds.

Bathroom has a separate shower and bathtub.

Facilities include air-conditioning, heating, Nespresso coffee machine, flat screen TVs with interactive menu, kettle, tea service, mini-bar, safe, Asprey bathroom amenities, hairdryer, slippers and robe. 

Junior Suite
Junior suite is 60 SqM. 

Room has a private balcony with breathtaking views of gardens or golf course. 

Comfortable sitting area offers an extra space. Bed is king-size or twin. 

Bathroom has a double sink and separate shower and bathtub. 

Facilities include air-conditioning, heating, Nespresso coffee machine, flat screen TV with interactive menu, kettle, tea service, mini-bar, safe, Asprey bathroom amenities, hairdryer, slippers and robe. 

Executive Suite
Executive suite is 112 SqM and benefits from the best location within the hotel with a privileged view. 

Room has 220-foot terrace with lounge area with panoramic views of golf course, mountain and resort. 

Bathroom has a double sink and separate shower and bathtub. Bed is king size. 

Facilities include air-conditioning, heating, Nespresso coffee machine, flat screen TV with interactive menu, kettle, tea service, mini-bar, safe, Asprey bathroom amenities, hairdryer, slippers and robe. 

Presidential Suite
Room is 162 SqM and is the hotel's finest suite. 

It has 2 balconies overlooking the golf course and the Sintra mountain.  
There is a spacious living are and dining room that takes up to 6 guests. Master bedroom has a king-size bed. 

Bathroom has double sinks, separate bathtub and shower. 

Facilities include air-conditioning, heating, Nespresso coffee machine, 2 flat screen TVs with interactive menu, Ipod station, kettle, tea service, mini-bar, safe, Asprey bathroom amenities, hairdryer, slippers and robe. 

Imperial Suite
Imperial suite is a largest suite in the hotel (415SqM) which features 2 balconies and a terrace. 

Suite has office, living and dining space. Balcony is overlooking the Sintra mountains and gold course. Bed is a king-size. 

Bathroom has a double sink, shower, bathtub, sauna and jacuzzi. 

Facilities include air-conditioning, heating, Nespresso coffee machine, 2 flat screen TVs with interactive menu, Ipod station, kettle, tea service, mini-bar, safe, Asprey bathroom amenities, hairdryer, slippers and robe. Included in this room is unpacking and packing service. 

What’s on the menu

Dining at Penha Longa offers the best of the world's cuisine. If you are a foodie this place will not disappoint. Hotel has 8 food & beverage outlets including two Michelin star restaurants led by a creative Chef Sergi Arola. Menus are versatile and service is highly personalised. Flavors will take you around the world, showcasing local Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Asian and Japanese cuisine. Midori restaurant is a Michelin star restaurant serving Japanese cuisine with Portuguese touch. Restaurant is open for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. LAB by Sergi Arola is another Michelin star restaurant within the resort. 22 seats restaurant serves innovative dishes and offers an intimate dining experience. Dishes are complemented by hundreds of wines.

Eneko Lisboa & Basque, are actually located in Lisbon and Forte da Cruz is in Estoril. 

If you book your stay on half or full board meals you will be able to take your meals at Penha Longa Mercatto, Arola or Spices. Menu is based on Chef's daily suggestions. Please note that for dining on Saturday there will be an additional supplement applicable on top of your half/full board. 

Please note that due to Covid-19, operation days and times of the restaurants can change. 

Penha Longa Mercado
Penha Longa Mercado
This restaurant infuses the Italian classics with new flavours using fresh ingredients. The view of the resort’s breath-taking surroundings can be enjoyed from the dining room or the patio. Restaurant is open daily for breakfast. Dinner is served from Sunday to Tuesday.
Spices
Spices
This is the newest restaurant at the hotel and celebrates the best of Asian cuisine. Spices is open on Tuesday to Saturday in the evenings. Japanese buffet is available on Saturdays.
Arola
Arola
The essence of Mediterranean living is captured at this contemporary restaurant and bar. The menu takes a creative approach to traditional Portuguese fare. Arola is open daily for lunch, and Friday & Saturday for dinner.

Location

Hotel is located in UNESCO Sintra Cascais Nature Reserve with its rolling green hills and true beauty. Hotel is situated within the natural park with 27 hole golf course attached to it. Sintra’s elaborate historical town centre is a 15-minute drive from the hotel. Penha Longa is in a prime location for hiking and cycling excursions. Lisbon is only 25 minutes away if you fancy a spot of shopping or visit a museum. Beaches at the traditional fishing village of Cascais and the upmarket town of Estoril, are 15-minute drive away. 

Nearest airport

Nearest airport is Lisbon International airport. 

Airport transfer to the hotel takes about 25 minutes. 

There are frequent daily flights from London and other parts of the UK. 

Families, Children & Infants

Families with kids are welcome. Hotel has a mini golf, playground and a kids' club with range of fun activities. Kid's menu is available at most restaurants and spa menu with treatments for children is also available at the Spa. Baby sitting available upon request. Access to spa is from young adults aged 16 and over.

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