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Enjoy the unique experience of Hotel Casa Palmela, located in the heart of the stunning Arrábida region.


Situated in the heart of the stunning Arrábida region, within the Natural Park, Hotel Casa Palmela, a member of the Once Upon a House chain, is a luxurious retreat that offers a unique hospitality experience immersed in the natural beauty and rich history of this area.

The history of the house dates back to the 17th century, and over the years, the property has undergone various phases, some of significant religious and political relevance, duly documented in Portugal’s history. 

Visual reference: Pedro de Sousa Holstein, Duke of Palmela, former Prime Minister of Portugal.

In the same family since 1826, it was in 2016 that the main house and its dependencies were adapted to be transformed into a prestigious boutique hotel, preserving all its original charm and character.

With 21 rooms and 5 houses, a stay at Hotel Casa Palmela, a member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World network, is a true delight for the senses. Each room and house has been carefully and tastefully decorated, combining the charm of the classic with modern comfort. Additionally, breathtaking views of the gardens, vineyards, and the surrounding Arrábida Natural Park complete the experience.

For special events and celebrations, our versatile spaces and dedicated team are ready to turn your dreams into reality. Whether it’s a wedding, a corporate meeting, or a private party, we will take care of all the details to ensure your event runs just as you wish.

Guests also have the privilege of enjoying an unparalleled gastronomic experience at the Zimbral restaurant, a member of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, where we celebrate Portugal’s rich culinary tradition, highlighting fresh flavors and local ingredients in both traditional dishes and contemporary creations.

With our own garden and local suppliers of regional products as the main protagonists, the entire gastronomic experience aligns with a cuisine of flavor and textures.

Furthermore, to enhance your stay…

a variety of activities and experiences within the property are available. From wine tastings to nature walks, horseback riding, and boat trips in Arrábida or along the Sado River, there will always be something for every taste, age, and season. Our team will assist in planning your itinerary and exploring everything this region has to offer.

And to relax and rejuvenate, we invite you to enjoy our Slow Wellness Center, where we offer a range of rejuvenating treatments and relaxing therapies aimed at providing a total sense of well-being.

With that said, rain or shine…

whether for a romantic getaway, a business meeting, or simply to relax and recharge, we look forward to welcoming you soon to Hotel Casa Palmela. Every moment here is a memorable experience you won’t want to miss.


Disconnect from your world and come experience ours.