I absolutely am in love with this hotel. It is a fairytale come true. The setting is magnificent and every detail in this property is pure luxury. This was our 3. visit and as always everything was perfect, BUT THE FOOD! The food never has been up to standards. For such a unique place, the cuisine should be divine.
It is amazing, as one can walk down the road and eat in any small place and find much better food than here.
I again complained and as every year, I always hope, that on our next visit, the hotel will have invested in a fine chef. There is so much talent out there in Portugal! (we discovered some incredible chefs)
To sum it up: THE SETAIS deserves guests, leaving the dinner table with nothing but a smile and those unmistakable sounds of pleasure! (ahhh, uhhhh, mhhhhh)
And not my sounds, which were similar to 'ihhhhh...aehhhhh,.... (the vinegar-sour dressing that killed the foie gras ) or my pulled up nose when the overly cooked duck breast arrived, again with a very sour berry sauce, that killed the taste-buds. (oh, and how a duck loves a sweet companion, not a sour one!)
Maybe the Chef was in a sour mood?
I will be back, as I love this place, but maybe I could bring my own Chef next time?!
Because food is part of a holiday as much as the ambiance and the people.
PS: While there, you must visit the stables and go for a ride. We went up in the mountain and the views were just breath-taking!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- More than just a five-star Sintra hotel, a luxurious and romantic palace which takes us back to the days of the elegance and architecture of the XVIII century. On the mountainside of Sintra, a town classified as world heritage by UNESCO, and with spectacular views of the Moorish Castle and Pena Palace, enjoy the magnificent surroundings of lush gardens and spectacular scenery. The beautifully decorated rooms with furnishings of extraordinary wealth and the ballrooms with their rich tapestries and incredible frescos make this hotel something quite unique and every event or stay becomes an unforgettable experience. Spend idle hours wandering the mazes or enjoy them from a distance in the comfort of our Seteais Restaurant while you sample the traditional Portuguese cuisine of our master Chef. Rediscover this incredible Sintra castle hotel, now remodelled to surprise. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tivoli Palacio De Seteais Hotel
- Palacio De Seteais