Palacio Estoril Hotel

Location: Lisbon & Around | Portugal & Madeira

Price guide: £££££ Less than £100 per person per night

A sophisticated luxury period hotel located in the heart of Estoril. Since opening in the 1930's Palacio Estoril has attracted many prominent figures from royalty to movie stars and, to this day, retains it glamorous charm.
Perfect forThose wishing to experience 1930's European luxury. 
In the knowAs well as the neighbouring casino, Palacio Estoril hosted many British and German spies during World War II, which brought Ian Fleming to write Casino Royale while at the hotel's bar. Not only was it written here but various scenes from the movie were also filmed here, including in the lobby and garden/swimming pool area.

Recommended for...

  • History & Heritage
  • Short Break
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Couples

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Located in the heart of Estoril with golden Tamariz beach and the beautiful promenade, that stretches from Estoril to Cascais, only a short walk away. 

Rooms at Palacio Estoril Hotel

Rooms are spacious and decorated with warm colours for a comfortable and elegant feel, with marble bathrooms for complete luxury. There are seven room types including the Deluxe Palacio Suites which give views over the lush gardens as well as the crystal blue sea. The suites have also been graced by the likes of King Leopold of Belgium and Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain. 

Food & Drink

The Four Seasons Grill Restaurant offers Portuguese dishes, as well as a variety of international dishes, with an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere. For something a little less formal the Bougainvillea Terrace offers a relaxed ambiance overlooking the garden and pool.

Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Bar Estoril where Ian Fleming spent time writing Casino Royale. 


The Banyan Tree Spa is the perfect place to unwind with its holistic approach to physical and mental wellness. Using traditional Asian techniques it offers a number of treatments as well as a dynamic pool, Jacuzzi and sauna. Focusing on relaxation and wellness they not only offer a spa but also a wellness centre. The centre offers a variety of services and facilities along with a clinical team who provide a provide a fully intergrated, 360 approach to physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.  

To keep your heart rate up there is a fully equipped gym and if you would prefer to spend your time outside there is an outdoor pool and a well renowned golf course, Estoril Golf Club, a short walk away. 

Activities at Palacio Estoril Hotel

We highly recommend visiting the famed Estoril Casino which has nightly extravagant shows but also holds fame to inspiring Ian Flemming's James bond character and Casino Royale book. During World War II the casino was also used as a rendezvous for spies and their handlers with many clandestine meetings carried out right under her roof. 

With so many cycling routes around Estoril, especially following the coastline, hiring a bike can also be a fantastic way to get out and explore the region. 

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Hotel location

Palacio Estoril Hotel is a 30-minute drive from Lisbon airport.

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