An amazing retreat, beauty and tranquillity set within an 18th century palace surrounded by 12 acres of lush gardens sums this beautiful luxury hotel well.
This is an ideal hotel for people looking to enjoy the history of the area in elegant palace like surroundings, especially the gardens.
Quinta das Lágrimas, member of the “Small Luxury Hotels of the World”, is a true luxury hotel set within an eighteenth-century palace in front of Coimbra. The palace, was restored in the Spring of 2016 to all its glory and is now a monumental hotel offering exceptional holiday experience in the heart of Central Portugal with its historic glory and beautiful ambiance.
Quinta das Lágrimas is much more than just a charming hotel. The comfort of its rooms and suites is complemented by a medieval legend of love. It was at the Quinta that in the XIVth-century Prince Pedro and Inês de Castro lived their forbidden love affair. Legend says that it was here that Inês cried for the last time, while being pierced by the daggers of the killers sent by King Afonso, Pedro’s father. Her blood still colours the stone-bed of the fountain that was born of her tears - the tears that gave the name to this romantic estate.
The palace has several rooms and verandas that offer perfect retreats to read or enjoy a quiet conversation. The Quinta’s library, completely covered with panels of exotic woods, has thousands of ancient books that narrate the history of Portugal and of the family that for centuries has welcomed guests in this Estate of Tears.
Quinta das Lágrimas has a world class collection of gardens in its park: romantic, Japanese, medieval, a garden of scents, an organic chef’s garden and extensive woods. The garden has a rich variety of rare and large trees that have been growing here throughout the centuries, bamboo woods and pleasant lawns to read and relax to the sound of the over 20 species of birds that live here.
All prices are ‘from prices’ and can fluctuate during each month. All prices are subject to change/amendment. Prices are stated as per person, per week, based on the standard occupancy of the room/villa/apartment. Unless otherwise stated prices are inclusive of car hire or transfers, as well as an estimate of flight costs, all covered by our ATOL protection. Flight prices can vary significantly by date and departure airport, so please contact us for your own personalised quote.
Whilst weekly prices are shown, our holidays are tailor made and individual nights can be booked at many of our properties. Please call us or use the Enquire Now form for our latest prices & availability.
- Outdoor Swimming Pool
- Bamboo Garden SPA
- Botanical Gardens
- Collection of gardens