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“Oasis in Sintra”
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Quinta das Murtas
Reviewed 16 July 2013

This "away-from-it-all" bed and breakfast, walking distance from Sintra's city centre, is a perfect place to enjoy a magnificent landscape. Family-owned, run by two charming siblings, with an aviary of parrots and cockatoos off the main dining room, it offers spacious suite-like rooms with generous bathrooms. The sights of Sintra are easily accessible on foot from QdM, as are many great restaurants. Breakfast had many choices and coffee was strong enough for our taste. I would stay here again in a heartbeat if I am lucky enough to get back to Sintra some day.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

We stayed here recently on our honeymoon. You may want to go a touch higher class if you are here for a special reason like that, but i was going for nice AND affordable.
I signed up on line and didn't realize were weren't in the main building. We got a tiny house on the grounds. It was cool and private. We were right on the pond they are building and that was the bad part. The workers were outside talking and working while we tried to sleep in. Once the work is done it should be fantastic! The grounds are really coming together. They have the pond with ducks, a pool (it was too cold to enjoy yet) and lots of birds in several enclosures. you can go feed them apples and they will stand on you. Very cute, but also a little loud in the morning.
Breakfast was your usual fare and the breakfast room is lovely. juices, bread, cheese, cereals and fruits.Wifi was only in the common areas and i did manage to grab it outside of the tiny house. So that was nice to sit on the deck and use the computer.
The staff was VERY nice.
We went out to go to the moorish castle and pena palace. We followed GPS and drove all over before settling on a parking spot and walking the rest of the way. It ended up that we basically parked right outside of Quinta das Murtas. So, you can walk from here to the sights. It took about 45 minutes and was a little strenuous at times but if you are remotely in shape you can do it. The roads are crazy so walking is easiest in the long run.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

This hotel offers: a good location, reasonable value for money, very friendly staff, an unusual and entertaining breakfast dining experience thanks to all the tropical birds knocking their beaks on the window demanding attention, free wi-fi in the public areas only, individually decorated rooms and lots of character.
However, be warned that when my friend and I tried to take showers in the evening the plumbing was erratic. The shower water either scalded or froze, trickled or stopped altogether. In the morning there was no problem and I was able to take a shower with full pressure and easily moderated temperature. Also, I advise you to bring your own soap since I didn't like the smell or texture of the liquid soap provided.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 February 2013

Arrived here on a dark & wet January evening, not easy to find, but well worth the effort. Lovely spacious room to sleep 3, with traditional painted furniture. Beautiful old house, well maintained. The owner was most helpful & friendly, suggested where to eat, what to see & provided maps etc.A very good continental breakfast was served buffet style in a breakfast room looking out on to a garden with parrots, cockatoo & other birds & animals....most amusing & fun.Unique, quirky & excellant value. May be worth enquiring about where to park as very tight for space by the house & beware one way streets!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

We stayed in Quinta Das Murtas on our first night in Portugal before moving on to a Villa for a week. I chose Sintra because it was not too far from Lisbon Airport, but in an outstandingly beatiful area. The family were extremely helpful in talking us in to the Hotel after some car hire issues; we arrived late but there was no problem. We were directed into Sintra for food which was walkable and needed. The room was great, clean but full of character. When we woke up we realised it was not a dream and things got better as we enjoyed freshly prepared breakfasts whilst looking out on the aviary; no problem about leaving the car parked up when we explored Sintra in the morning. A great way to start a holiday.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 January 2013

The service was great, the room was very original and very big. I enjoyed every bit of the experience. The garden was beautiful with lots of amazing parrots. Highly recommended, specially for a romance weekend.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

A very nice hotel, not an expensive one. Located in a good site, has his own parking lot.The rooms are clean, two stores no elevator. Breakfast is fare,and above the staff is a mother and daughter very nice ladies.Highly recommended

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Gad N
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Additional Information about Quinta das Murtas

Address: Rua Eduardo Vanzeller 4 | Vila Velha Old Town, Sintra 2710-593, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Sintra Municipality > Sintra
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Ranked #4 of 32 Speciality Lodging in Sintra
Price Range: £42 - £93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Quinta das Murtas 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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