Casa Palmela Hotel & Villas
Estremadura - Boutique Hotel
Casa Palmela Hotel & Villas, a proud member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, collection is located in the heart of Arrábida Nature Park, an idyllic lush green region, just 35 km south of Lisbon and 5 km from the sea.
Nested in a valley, surrounded by the Arrábida mountain range, stands out this manor house with a history that dates back to the early XVII century and which has been in the Palmela family for over 200 years.
The name of the hotel is due to the family name of the owners – House of Palmela – and they have kept the property over the years has a private residency until 2016 when the family decided to transform and adapt the house and estate to become a 5-star hotel.
Inserted in a property with over 170 acres, different paths snaking through the vegetation of cork oaks and pine trees, and the house vineyards, will take you to find the perfect spot for a picnic, to read book, or just to be there, lying in a hammock, living the moment.
You can also choose to visit the estate on horse or bike, or a good relaxing massage in our Wellness centre.
With 21 glamorous rooms, 4 Villas, 2 swimming pools, 1 restaurant with terrace overlooking the vineyards and the house gardens, this house is managed by a team of professionals to make it all happen.
More than just a great bed, a super breakfast and the amazing views, Casa Palmela Hotel & Villas offers unforgettable moments to those who visit it.
From a family experience to independent travellers, we can provide a large range of experiences that will surely be remembered for quite a while.
1 Night /
From € 215 depending on type and time of year.
Wine Cellars and Wine Tasting
In a wine region you should never miss out on a wine tasting experience or a visit to a local wine producer. From industrial to boutique wineries, the options are many.
At the Hotel you may always have your private tasting experience with the comments of an expert oenologist.
Discover our harmonized dinners and let yourself wonder through the flavours prepared by our chef.
Harvest & Pruning
The harvest season normally begins in August and goes through to mid-October. Guests are welcome to participate or may just admire this rural traditional practice at the house vineyards. Throughout the year it is possible to see the different stages of the vines and walk around with the winegrowers getting privileged information and tips.
Local product tasting & Picnics
A very fertile region, bathed by the Atlantic Ocean and river Sado, offers a vast selection of exquisiteness’s that can be appreciated at the hotel, on board a comfortable sailing vessel or motorboat or even at the producer’s home.
From oysters to cheese, from the sea or from the land, many combinations are possible to have a true immersion into what local gastronomy consists of.
To make the most out of the gastronomical options available you can order your picnic basket and decide where and when to stop and have it.
Horses & Bikes
The property has its own horses available for guests who wish to ride in the Nature Park along the vineyards and through the cork oak woods. A beautiful animal in a beautiful place.
Those who prefer to make it more physical, can choose a BTT or E-bike available at the Hotel.
Boat Trips & Beach Club
The hotel offers a wide range of boat experiences. You can navigate and admire the gorgeous scenery of the Arrábida coastline with its turquoise waters and white sand beaches, visit the resident Dolphin community.
The beach club is a practical, yet tailor made service provided by the Hotel in which we take care of every detail for guests to enjoy the most of the experience. From sunshade to beach chairs, our lunch box with food and beverages and the privacy of a bespoke transfer on a private boat to a white sand beach.
Stand up paddle & Kayak
Discover the beauties of this coast in a different and sportive way by SUP or Kayak. On board these, you may visit areas unreachable by land, visit different beaches or paddle around to dock next to the restaurant of your choice.
Fins, diving mask and snorkelling equipment can be provided to maximize the experience.
Body & Soul
Our Wellness centre is the cherry after a day of activities or a day of dolce fare niente. From here you will leave completely reinvigorated.
There are different treatment options, provided by a professional, for specific goals and results.
This is a moment you should take into consideration when visiting Casa Palmela.
Convent of Jesus and Convent of Arrábida
Two major landmarks in the history of Portuguese religious architecture.
The Church of Jesus is considered to be the first hall church built in Portugal, designed as a homogeneously illuminated space. The Convent of Jesus displays innovative solutions for the era.
Built on the southern slope of the mountain, overlooking the vast Atlantic Ocean from above, the Arrábida Convent, founded in 1542 by Franciscan friars, looks more like a work of nature than a man-made construction due to its modest architectural features and size.
The coast of Arrábida
This is the largest area of the Portuguese coast that is protected from the North which allows unique conditions for navigation and other activities that require calm waters.
Diving or snorkelling, water skiing or wake boarding are some other possibilities in the area to explore. All available from our front desk.
In Arrábida, you will also find Galapinhos Beach, recently elected the most beautiful beach in Europe.
00351 265 249 650 / 00351 969 298 381
Quinta do Esteval - E.N. n.º 10, Km 33,5
GPS 38.523102, -8.945411