I read the reviews written and ratings by other here before going and i thought I would be lodging in a non-plus-ultra hotel to be then disappointed by reality.
the hotel is located at the outskirts of the city making it easy to access it from the main roads to Lisbon and elsewhere without having to drive through the old town that is chronically congested. It is also situated next to a train station and also to the bus stops (5 minutes walk) that would take one to the main tourist attractions. A walk to the historical center would take around 15-20minutes. Most staff are friendly and helpful. They would help you carry your bag from street level to the hotel, at about 2 stories height above street level. The room and sheets were clean. Breakfast was OK but nothing special. Wifi was very good.
This is an old small house that seemed to have been a villa or a chalet before. Our room had a humid and moldy air. The furniture is a mosaic of mostly incompatible "styles", mainly cheep. sound insulation is pretty poor. Our room was located at the first floor and we were able to hear very clearly all what is said in the reception, floor and when our neighbours went in or out of their rooms. One can hear the sound of water flowing in the bathroom of the neighbours. Mostly annoying is a flashing fire detector that has been over the bed. It pulses every second a green light that flashes right into your eye. There is an illuminated exit sign over the room door that renders it impossible to obscure the room in case you need darkness for your sleep. There is a church close by that announces the time every hour between 7am and 10pm. A sleeping mask and earplugs are recommended if your sleep is sensitive to sounds and/or light. My mattress was also not very good and caused me pain in the neck next morning.
This is a small hotel. It was probably a villa or chalet for rich people from Lisbon. This what would give it the familiar charm that is described by some. This also causes the humidity in the rooms.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Nova Sintra has a large sun terrace overlooking the Sintra Mountain Range and a romantic patio shaded by large trees. It features simply decorated rooms and free Wi-Fi.With mountain views, recently renovated rooms at Hotel Nova Sintra come equipped with a satellite TV. They are all uniquely furnished with decorative headboards and antique furniture.Guests can enjoy a breakfast on the patio or the sun terrace. Indoors, there is a small living room that functions as a restaurant and lobby area, serving traditional Portuguese dishes.The villa is situated 1 km from the historical centre and 5 km from the Pena Palace. With the hotel’s car rental service, guests can easily visit Lisbon, a 30-minute drive away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pensao Nova Hotel Sintra