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Pestana Palace Hotel & National Monument

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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 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.

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  • 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


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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.

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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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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