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Palacio Estoril

Portugal, Lisbon Coast

Good for Couples

  • The hotel dates back to 1930 and boasts a blend of period and modern décor
  • Is located in Estoril, home to casinos, art galleries, Tamariz Beach and museums
  • Golfers have access to seven courses in the area, including prestigious Estoril Golf
  • Enjoy an outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, kids’ club, restaurants and bar

Palacio Estoril is a five-star hotel located just outside of Lisbon, whose past guests include novelists, filmmakers and European royalty. Couples and families alike will enjoy top-class facilities including two restaurants, a state-of-the-art wellness centre and opulent spa. Families can take advantage of the kids’ club that runs over summer, as well as the close proximity to Tamariz Beach.

The hotel is set in beautifully-landscaped gardens with views over Estoril and the Bay of Cascais. Inside the grand white façade, you’ll find classic décor from the 1930s with contemporary facilities. There are 161 rooms which feature chic suites with marble bathrooms and terraces, sitting rooms, lavish fabrics, and furnishings.

Palacio Estoril has hosted European royalty for decades as well as spies during WWII and was aptly featured in the James Bond film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Estoril is also part of Portugal’s Golden Triangle, which includes Cascais and Sintra, which are both ideal options for day trips. Other nearby attractions include a golf course and Estoril Casino, the largest in Europe.

Hotel child prices apply to ages 2–12 years.


Bars & Restaurants

Four Seasons Grill Restaurant

Dine on a variety of traditional Portuguese, as well as international dishes. The restaurant has a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere, with tables spread over the ground and mezzanine level. Choose from the regular or healthy menu, which has options for vegetarians and gluten-free guests. 

Restaurant Bougainvillea Terrace

Have an al fresco meal or drink overlooking the stunning gardens and swimming pool. The Bougainvillea Terrace has a healthy menu with vegetarian and dairy and gluten-free options, as well as a special brunch and substantial main menu. 

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pool

The hotel has a large outdoor swimming pool set in beautifully-landscaped gardens. There’s plenty of surrounding space for sunbathing and relaxing. 

For Families

Kids Club

There’s a kids’ club which offers a range of activities for children, run by qualified staff. 

Ages: 3 -12 years

Open: between July and August

Spa & Wellness

Banyan Tree Spa

The spa boasts staff that were trained at academies in Indonesia, China and Thailand, providing authentic Asian massages and beauty treatments. Spa facilities include a hammam, sauna, dynamic pool, Turkish bath, whirlpool and sensation showers. 

Estoril Wellness Centre

Located next to the hotel, the wellness centre has exercise equipment, plus three studios offering classes such as yoga, dance, Zumba and Pilates. There’s a team of therapists and medical staff, as well as a nutritionist on hand.

Activities & Entertainment


The 18-hole Estoril Golf Course lies just a kilometre from the hotel and is one of Portugal’s oldest and most prestigious clubs. Make use of the 5,200-metre-long course and golf lessons.

About the location
Palacio Estoril is located along Lisbon’s sunny western coast, in the upmarket town of Estoril. It’s just a 30 minute drive away from Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, where you can enjoy some excellent day trips full of shopping, delicious local cuisine and spectacular sightseeing. The resort itself is home to quiet sandy beaches lined with palm trees, and a laid back atmosphere dominated by its iconic casino, which was featured in Ian Fleming’s ‘Casino Royale’. 

If you’re looking for a touch of luxury Estoril has it all. It’s surrounded by beautiful nature, including beaches and forested hills, as well as boasting some excellent golf courses. There are plenty of upmarket restaurants and hotels dotted throughout, as well as boutique shops.
Transfer time
Palacio Estoril is a 30 minute drive from Lisbon Airport. 
Classic Room

Max 3 adults

Classic Rooms are elegantly designed with contemporary touches with views over the town of Estoril.

Measures between 20-25m²

Junior Suite

Max 3 adults

Junior Suites are notably more spacious than the other rooms available. The suites feature a queen size bed and separate living room with sofa and arm chairs with views over the town of Estoril.


Superior Deluxe Room

Max 2 adults

Superior Deluxe Rooms are located on the upper floors of the hotel. Views of the hotel gardens, Estoril Park and Cascais Bay can be enjoyed from the balcony, and the bathroom features a bathtub and separate shower.

Measures between 25-35m²

Superior Room

Max 3 adults

Superior Rooms are similar to Classic Rooms but with views over the hotel gardens and Estoril Park.

Measures between 20-25m²

Complimentary rail ticket

Guests receive one complimentary return rail ticket from Estoril Station (Hotel's closest station) to Lisbon City Centre, per person, per stay, when staying a minimum of 3 nights. 

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Old school European luxury hotel
Tripadvisor review Mar 29 2020
Old school European luxury hotel Rooms fairly basic. Maybe see if you can get one facing the pool. The pool was beautiful, but we were there when it wasn't warm enough to use. James Bond bar was cool...
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Traditional luxury with excellent service
chrismC7799MZ, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Mar 09 2020
4 couples on a birthday weekend with golf and relaxation. Staff attentive and professional, bar was elegant served by Wilson who is great fun. Breakfast has good selection and cappuccino if you ask...
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