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Penha Longa Resort in Portugal

by Banu Yilmaz

Dec 1, 2016
December 2016

Arrival/Check-In: My TAP Portugal flight arrived in Lisbon early in the morning, which brought up some questions regarding hotel check-in. Although Penha Longa Resort is located in Sintra and check-in is in the afternoon, I was hoping to get into my room early and enjoy a little shuteye before exploring the property. The receptionist who helped me check in could see how tired I was. She kindly suggested I enjoy the breakfast at the resort while staff rushed to get my room ready. By the time I was finished with my meal, my room was waiting for me.

Guest Quarters: I felt guilty shutting the curtains, blocking the gorgeous view of the golf course, but it was necessary to nap. What I thought would be a quick, one-hour snooze turned into five hours thanks to the featherbed, duvet and amazing Egyptian cotton sheets. Once awake, I took full advantage of the spacious room with my windows wide open to let the breeze whisper through the balcony doors.

Services/Amenities: The resort has become a popular wellness center. With a “must-Zen” attitude, I had to try the diamond lifting multisensorial facial during my spa visit — it’s definitely a “must-do” for anyone staying at this breathtaking location. I wish I had the time to try some of the other body treatments.

The Experience: Overall, the resort is absolutely perfect for every kind of traveler. Whether you’re in Lisbon on business or leisure, this property provides the best experience. The team plans weekly itineraries for visitors to enjoy — labyrinth meditation in the spa, golf clinic hour in the golf club or wine tasting at one of the six restaurants, just to name a few.

GT CHECKLIST

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Penha Longa Resort

Estrada da Lagoa Azul,
Sintra – Linhó 2714-511
Portugal
tel 35 1 21 924 9011
penhalonga.com

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