Chalet Saudade

Vintage GuestHouse

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Chalet Saudade is a century-old property full of character that makes us travel to other eras. With its positive energy, it can be your "home away from home" in the beautiful village of Sintra. It's located on a hillside of the magical Vale da Raposa in the surroundings of "Monte da Lua" (Sintra Mountain), Castelo dos Mouros and Palácio da Vila. We hope your stay here will be very pleasant and will last in your memory.


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In 2001 we drove by a quaint, beautiful, old rose-colored chalet in Sintra with a «FOR SALE» sign hanging on a white door. Having searched for months for a home in Sintra, the locale of Luís’ dream place to live, we thought – why not look at this charming “fixer upper”? It was nearly sundown when we entered the beautiful rooms with painted high ceilings (Eugénio Cotrim painter) and as the light flowed through the winter veranda overlooking the lush green gardens it was love at first sight.

A dozen years later and having lived through rainy humid winters with old cracked windows and creaky floors, our home is completely restored and refurbished. It took five long years but the outcome was better than expected as we have stayed true to the style and essence of this peculiar type of architecture.

The chalet style was imported at the end of the XIX century from the Alps and was used to build vacation homes throughout Portugal.

Now our home and guesthouse is enjoying its second life and we hope to continue our mission that we have developed at our café – Café Saudade. This café is a few meters from the Chalet Saudade and it is here where breakfast is served all day to our guests.  Our mission is to provide, with the utmost quality, an authentic Portuguese experience to all our visitors to Sintra.  

We hope this is what you experience when you stay with us.


Chalet Saudade is located in the most central area of Sintra, already in the historic center of Sintra, but away from the places of greatest tourist concentration.

120m - Sintra CP Station | 600m - National Palace of Sintra | 1300m - Quinta da Regaleira | 2900m - Pena Palace | 4400m - Monserrate Palace | 27Km - Lisbon Airport | 30 minutes - Lisbon (CP do Rossio Station)

The Chalet Saudade has been completely renovated with vintage furniture and lighting and offers modern and comfortable accommodation, elegant living rooms with Eugénio Cotrim's trompe l'oeil frescoes and romantic gardens.

All rooms have Super King or King beds and include tea and coffee.

Free WI-FI available in all areas.

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