Lisbon airport is a 30-minute drive from the hotel and the train station is a short walk away. The hotel is a 5-minute walk from Tamariz beach and its promenade lined with bars and terrace cafés to enjoy the sea and sun. Also, just yards away is the famous Estoril Casino, the largest in Europe. On the Estoril Coast and in Sintra alone, golfers can enjoy seven magnificent golf courses including Palácio’s own famous course, Estoril Golf, just 1 km away, which presents a real challenge to all players.
The Hotel & Accommodation 1930’s elegance and history is reflected throughout the hotel. The lobby and entrance are so grand, it’s very entrancing. In keeping with the theme of the hotel, my room was lavishly decorated, providing a sense of timeless comfort and creating idyllic ambiance to relax and unwind.
The state- of- the- art Banyan Tree Spa and medical facility at Palacio Estoril is a haven of thick white spa robes, subdued lighting and shiny decor.
The spa has a two-method way with high-tech medical diagnostic tests to find out how we’re aging and what’s going on with our hormones and health, but also a range of treatments designed to ease stress, loss of collagen and improve muscle tone. The thermal pool for Watsu (also known as water shiatsu) is an amazing therapeutic treatment with a mix of massage, floating and being cradled like a baby, whilst being slowly swirled around.
The Hamman offers a sanctuary where I felt completely at peace, the water jets dissolved the tension from by body, specifically in my lower back and shoulders; words cannot describe just how revitalized I felt after, which encouraged the best night sleep I had in over a month.