Hotel Tivoli Sintra
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... for that... it does look pretty cool...
Next I follow a trail around to the back of the Moorish castle hoping to get a better panoramic view. On this side the boulders are 10 times larger, rising high above the trees. No real trail--but you can hop from boulder to boulder and squeeze your way up the crevasses in places. Above: the Moorish castle. Behind: the grand Pena Nacional Palace. Below: the town and castle of Sintra: to the left: scattered mansions in the forested hills ...
... to the Palace of Pena, which was another fantastic castle, completely different but equally as gorgeous. It's a fairy-tale like castle, with walls painted yellow and salmon and with porcelain and blue decorations. I loved just taking in the architecture-- and this castle was even higher than the Moorish Castle, so we could see even farther. Anna and I were in love.
Tired but still ready ...
... br> Outside is the Refugio Cafe, the local coffee bar where plastic tables and chairs teeter on the uneven ground. Smokers are outside enjoying frosty bottles of beer, men and women talking at a level that rivals a rock concert. Everyone seems excited. Inside lots of people are drinking beverages of choice and with a slap on a back or two return to their afternoon duties. We are going to climb back up the hill.
There are many huge ...
... My favorite may have actually been viewing it from a distance though- it looks like a formidable fortress yet is picturesque in the way it is built into the rocky hillside. Last up was Pena palace which is essentially what I always thought a palace should look like. It too stands on a hill but in stark contrast to the Moorish castle it awes with bright colours and countless architectural details. We went inside and saw ...
Soy milk, toasted almonds, pistacios, vitamins………. and a delayed banana.. Not as good as yesterday's breakfast, but still ….
Off to Lisboa on the train but the train is supposed to be relaxing and smooth. It was annoying and had terrible scenery. Like East Germany before it became West Germany. Figured the train station in Lisboa would have to be beautiful but it was incredibly boring and ugly, like a run ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Tivoli Sintra
I would repeat that the hotel is depressing from the outside. Once inside, the views are fantastic, the breakfast is excellent, the staff very helpful, and the room was large, clean and had a balcony (bonus!).
Views to die for
As a base to stay after the moto Grand Prix at Estoril (only five mins drive ) my wife and i stayed here for two days.The hotel looks a little tired in places but dont let that stop you . Very clean and tidy. Staff very very helpfull despite being harassed by us thirsty brit bikers.
The hotel is perched on a hill which warrants some spectacular view from the lounge.
The village of Sintra is so full of small delightfull side streets with equaly delightfull bars and restaurants. Twenty mins drive from Lisbon , i recommend the town and hotel wholeheartly
Great location & view!
I agree, but it's worth it! the Hotel itself is pretty nice & clean. Sintra is beautiful. I would recommend going to Hockey Caffee at Praça de la República, 12. Have fun!
My husband and I stayed 7 nights at the Tivoli Hotel in May 2004. We had a fantastic holiday. Sintra is a truly magical place and the Tivoli Hotel is superbly situated to explore this area. We agree with the other reviews that this hotel is not pretty to look at from outside, but it was very comfortable and the staff were friendly. The views from the dining room and our balcony were incredible. We would definitely visit Sintra again and would certainly stay at the Tivoli Hotel. Our room was quite spacious, spotlessly clean - in fact no faults at all. The hotel did lack atmosphere and the dinners were not the finest dining but we loved staying there.
Truly an excellent location and well appointed rooms with helpful staff though the hotel lacked atmosphere and is truly an architectural disaster given its location. The buffet breakfast was very good and the hotel bar offered a happy hour with very reasonable prices. A good way to relax before dinner. We enjoyed our stay.
What a neglecting
we stay at the hotel in september 2003 for one night. In the center of the historic core of sintra to design so uncharacter building is a sin.
but beside that the views from the rooms and the public areas are lovely and as the saing ,"those who are in the hotel does not see the hotel". the parking is in the basement and there is elevator from there to the rooms. the rooms are big and comfortable and so are the w.c.
Facing the side of the National Palace in Sintra The hotel is not very pretty to look at, but the views are something else, take a look from the bar/lobby windows especially at sunset. If there is no parking space available in front of the hotel,ask to park underneath in the hotel carpark,( it's down the hill behind th hotel) the receptionist will open the gate from the desk reluctantly. The rooms are a reasonable size + reasonable value for money, but the place is soulless We won`t be back Val