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Chalet Saudade - Vintage Guest House

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In 2001 we drove by a quaint, beautiful, old rose colored chalet in Sintra with a > sign hanging on a white door. Having searched for months for a home in Sintra, the locale of Luis' dream place to live, we thought - why not look at this charming "fixer upper"? It was nearly sundown when we entered the beautiful rooms with painted high ceilings and as the light flowed through the winter veranda overlooking the lush green gardens it was love at first sight. A dozen years later and having lived through rainy humid winters with old cracked windows and creaky floors, our home is completely restored and refurbished. It has taken four long years but the outcome is better than expected as we have stayed true to the style and essence of this peculiar type of architecture. The chalet style was imported at the end of the XIX century from the Alps and was used to build vacation homes throughout Portugal. Now our home and guesthouse is enjoying its second life and we hope to continue our mission that we have developed at our cafe - Cafe Saudade. This cafe is a few meters from the chalet and it is here where breakfast is served all day to our guests. Our mission is to provide, with the utmost quality, an authentic Portuguese experience to all of our visitors to Sintra. We hope this is what you experience when you stay with us. Cheers, and long life to the old-new Chalet Saudade!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Electric vehicle charging station
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
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This was a hotel with great character, with wonderful views, tranquil and the staff were very kind and helpful. It was also very clean and good value. The breakfast, which is delicious, is in a cafe a couple of minutes away. The only thing I would say is that if you are coming
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This place is heavenly, like sleeping in a fairytale cottage. Every single aspect of the hotel has been lovingly restored and it is truly beautiful. The ceilings are painted, there are delicate moldings in plaster, twinkling lights and antiques everywhere. There is a table
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from the outside this is one very attractive guesthouse that befits sintra and what you get on the inside-matches simple check-in from staff who go out of their way to make your stay comfortable and will willingly help you with luggage as there are no lifts.next to reception is
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Hotel is in a good location, near some good restaurants and wine bar. The hotel building has good view on upper floors. They are helpful with suggestions. Breakfast is at a cafe run by the same owner. No elevator though.
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Everyone was very friendly, the room was spacious, it's very centrally located. Parking (in January) was not as difficult as predicted. We had some challenges with heat and hot water, but they were ultimately resolved. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
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Beautiful Design in the Superior Room
Does the air conditioning really work well (to American standards)?
Yes, it does.
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Hi. We were on the ground floor. There are also rooms requiring guest to use the stairs.
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Are any sites within walking distance of the guest house? thank you
Pena palace and quinta da regaliera are both within walking distance but there is quite a lot of up hill walking involved. There is a public bus stop just outside the hotel which stops at all the main sites however I would recommend if you want a seat on the bus that you take the short walk to the train station and board it there as if the bus is too full it simply will not stop at the bus stop and it can fill up pretty quickly. Enjoy your trip!
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Hi How long is it on the train from Lisbon? Thank you
It's about 40 mins. Come out of station and turn left and a short walk to Chalet Saudade which will be on your right
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Absolutely! There is someone in reception until 11pm. Thank you! Mary Pereira
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"Room 10 was nice as it opened onto the garden, but all rooms looked good."
"Rooms at the back of hotel have great view of garden and conservation area."
"garden access rooms on the bottom floor - room 10"
"If you have mobility concerns, verify the number of stairs you will need to climb to reach your room."
"The 2nd floor rooms are newer."
US$67 - US$179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PortugalCentral PortugalLisbon DistrictSintra MunicipalitySintra
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