An iconic hotel
with a rich history

Transport yourself to the glamorous 1930s and indulge in the timeless luxury and sophistication of the Palácio Hotel. With its stunning white façade and beautiful gardens, the hotel exudes exclusivity and elegance, captivating all who visit. The classic décor and original features of the hotel create an atmosphere of opulence and grandeur, leaving a lasting impression on every guest.
During World War II, the Hotel Palácio provided sanctuary for European royal families who had fled to Estoril, earning the area the nickname “Coast of Kings.” Many members of European nobility made the hotel their chosen residence. However, the hotel also attracted British and German spies who frequented the hotel’s bar, leading to tales of intrigue and espionage that later inspired famous novels and movies, including the James Bond film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.”
Over the years, the Palácio Estoril has welcomed a long list of distinguished guests, including heads of state, emperors, kings, princes, artists, writers, sports champions, filmmakers, and actors, many of whom have played a significant role in shaping the destiny of the West. The hotel has also hosted private or state visits, festivals, and major summits. You never know who you might bump into in the public rooms or corridors – a Crown Prince, a film director, a European sovereign, an actress, or an internationally renowned musician.
Despite undergoing several refurbishments and renovations, the Palácio Hotel still retains its old-world charm and elegance. It offers all the modern comforts and conveniences of a five-star luxury hotel while preserving the charm of yesteryear.

The Royal Gallery

Make sure to visit the Royal Gallery, which was created in February 2011 in honour of the Spanish, Italian, French, Bulgarian, and Romanian royal families who have stayed at the hotel. The Royal Gallery is now one of Estoril’s popular tourist attractions.