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Dating from the 17th century, Hotel Casa Palmela proud member of small luxury hotels is located in the heart of the Arrábida Natural Park, in Quinta do Esteval. Once you have gone through the magnificent gate you will be amazed as you drive down a road lined with vineyards, bringing you closer to what will be an unforgettable experience. Disconnect from your world and come discover ours. At Casa Palmela, you will be able to create your own magical story. Whether in the manor or in the charming garden outhouse, you will appreciate a mixture of tranquility and glamour, hotel represent by Anthony Valen. 


The arrival at the hotel is almost cinematic. After crossing the beautiful black iron gate, you will be driving down a road lined with white stone walls and Muscat vineyards.

At the end of this road, you will find the discrete but grand facade of a magnificent manor. The coat of arms at the top of the main entrance immediately indicates that this sumptuous building is filled with history. Built in the 17th century, it has always belonged to the Palmela family and the renovation work done on the house to create Sétubal's first Five Star Hotel is an absolute success.


Located in the Arrábida Natural Park, within Quinta do Esteval and its 70 hectares of land, with the mountains in the backdrop, Casa Palmela is a retreat and a true haven of peace offering a multitude of personalized services. As soon as you arrive, Casa Palmela welcomes you as if you were a member of the family. The professionalism and discretion of the staff is a point real delight.

Hotel Casa Palmela is located 6 km from the Sado Estuary Nature Reserve, in the heart of the Arrábida Nature Park.

Just 40 minutes from Lisbon (40 km), you will be able to let go of the daily rush and stress in a peaceful and picturesque location

where you can relax and enjoy nature.

Main House

In the main house, you can breathe the charm and romanticism of a Five Star Hotel, surrounded by breathtaking nature and the stories of a mansion with a unique past.

Main House

Gardem House

Garden House

When you wake up at the Maison du Jardin, the oldest building on the property, enjoy the serenity and tranquility of this space, carrying your imagination back to the history of Casa Palmela.

Although the house offers all the comfort of modern life it has not lost its charm and authenticity: the famous Azulejos, Portugal’s well known prestigious decorated earthenware tiles, the small chapel on the first floor, the beautiful pictures from the past, the works of art and furniture of the owners' family dating from the different centuries. Each bedroom is delicately decorated in light colored tones, going from ocean blue, water green to pale pink. The old library has been converted into a luxurious room and, what used to be the owners' bedroom is now a spacious master suite with its own private garden balcony. At five o'clock, every afternoon, you can savor a delicious cup of tea, served in the living room by the fireplace. A tradition that you should not miss.


Classified as a Manor of Municipal Interest, Casa Palmela is as astonishing inside as it is outside. The view of the Arrábida mountain is breathtaking. In the Syrah vineyards, under a large cork tree, star observation sessions are regularly organized. Summer time, the swimming pool and garden allow you to relax and enjoy the weather. In winter, reading next to the fireplace, taking long walks or bike riding around the property will give you a real sense of bonding with nature. For those who want to go to the sea, Casa Palmela offers a unique service: at the corner of the property, which is located approximately one kilometer away from the seashore, you will be given a ride to a boat which will take you to one of the beaches, that is only accessible by sea, where you will be able to enjoy a wonderful day away from the crowd.