film stills from "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"
You know when you're hotel appears as the setting for a 1969 James Bond movie, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, it's gonna be good. It'll have that old world elegance, martinis, a healthy dose of class and a sexy pool, no doubt. You hope and pray it's survived the 80s and renovations. Well lucky for us, the Hotel Palacio in Estoril, about 30 minutes from downtown Lisbon, is a grand old dame. The hotel hasn't changed a bit (except there's no moat around the pool, boo!) and that's a good thing.

Built in the 1930s and used as a hideaway for exiled monarchy and spies in World War II, the history and memories of champagne toasts and fallen empires breathe life to each room. I am officially a Pig In Slop.

If You Go:
Hotel Palacio Estoril
R. Particular, 2769-504 Estoril - Cascais

1 comment:

  1. Incredible place. You've totally transported me. And it's been beautiful!

    Thanks Leela!


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