Stay in an 18th-century palace in the heart of medieval Sintra. The five-star Tivoli Palácio de Seteais Hotel is the only luxury hotel in the charming old town. It’s close to attractions, including the National Palace of Sintra and is a destination in itself, with stunning views, lush gardens and décor featuring tapestries and frescos. The hotel has 30 rooms on two floors, offering lovely views of the Sintra Mountains, hotel gardens and outdoor pool, which is open in the summer months. Decorated with fresco paintings, the rooms are fully equipped with modern amenities including Nespresso machines, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Begin your day with a breakfast buffet feast featuring local breads, as well as pastries, cheeses and eggs any style. The hotel restaurant is the place to experience authentic Portuguese cuisine, with traditional dishes like octopus and suckling pig on the menu. To try wonderful regional Colares wines, head to the hotel’s tasting Colares room, or enjoy a cocktail in the hotel bar. Whether you want to pamper yourself with a treatment or massage in the Anantara spa, enjoy a dip in the pool or play tennis on the clay court, the hotel will meet all your needs.