“This 19th-century palace was built by the Marquis of Valle Flor on the riches from his cocoa farms in São Tomé. He created a magnificent garden of botanical specimens and both palace and gardens are now classified as National Monuments. Beautifully restored and converted into a five-star hotel in the 1990s by the Pestana Group, it has since proved popular with celebrities. One for romantic revivalists rather than minimalists.”
Written by Mary Lussiana
“The Pestana Palace is 5 star luxury hotel in Lisbon near the Estoril coast (Sintra and Cascais) and its beaches. This palace was built in the beginning of the XIX century by José Constantino Dias, Marquis of Valle Flor. It is located in a residential area, with an wonderful view over the river Tagus.”
The sheer treat of staying somewhere quite so beautiful, authentic and mercifully unspoilt. By Fiona Duncan.
Originally published by Hotel Guru Blog (view article)
"The original palace brims with all the pomp of the early 19th century. It was painstakingly restored over 12 years to its opulent best, complete with gleaming marble columns, polished parquetry and gilded, frescoed ceilings."
Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)