Lisbon, Portugal

Pestana Palace Hotel & National Monument

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Why We Love It

  • Set in a fairytale palace, now a National Monument
  • It has a great freeform pool & expansive spa
  • Secluded hotel, overlooking the Tagus River
  • Madonna's hotel of choice when she’s in town

'One of the best examples of Romantic Revival architecture' -- Frommer's


Map & Directions

Lisbon Airport is quite close to the city, and the best option is to take a taxi (there are no metro stops in the area), which takes about 15 minutes.

Rooms & Rates

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"One of the best examples of Romantic Revival architecture in Portugal" (Frommer's), the stately Pestana Palace Hotel is one of the most opulent grande dames on the Lisbon hotel scene. Classified as a National Monument, the restored property is a fairytale palace. It's located in the quiet residential district of Santo Amaro-Ajuda and is surrounded by lush gardens, meandering paths and tropical birds.

Overlooking the Tagus River, the hotel is just about within walking distance of the Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery in historic Belém, but other key sights aren't as close. The plus side of being fairly secluded means there's every excuse to laze by the free-form outdoor pool or indulge in a treatment at the expansive spa and health club, where there's a gym, sauna and indoor pool.

The fine-dining Valle Flôr restaurant is lavish, with Rococo frills and Romantic ceiling art. It's open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves traditional dishes, such as bacalhau (salted cod stew - it tastes much better than it sounds!) and wild partridge. During warmer months be sure to get a table out on the terrace overlooking the pool. Post-dinner, retire to one of the formal lobbies for a glass of port.

Rooms are mainly situated in the newer wings and, after the opulence of the formal public rooms, they can feel a little subdued. They are, however, well equipped with modern comforts and are furnished in a classic style, with carpeted floors, pretty table lamps and little balconies or terraces facing the gardens. High-end suites (including the one where Madonna stays when she's in town) are in the main palace and are much more decadent.

From the press:
  • "The hotel's core is one of the best examples of Romantic Revival architecture in Portugal, combining at least four distinct architectural styles ... into one shimmering whole" -- Frommer's



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • No pets allowed


  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Complimentary shuttle service
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time:3pm.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children up to 2 years old stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Extra bed available on request: extra charge will vary based on high or low season. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: There is a three-night minimum stay required on Dec. 28-31 and a two-night minimum stay over the Easter weekend.

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