From 5 star hotels to cheap rooms for 40€ a night in characterful old buildings. The best deals are self catering
apartments and rooms in the heart of the old quarter. For example a twin bedded apartment can be 60€ a night (30€ per
person) and a twin bedded room 40€ a night (20€ per person). There are also large houses 10–15 minutes’ walk away with
attractive grounds and stunning views, as Sintra is built over several ravines. Please check whether breakfast is included,
and whether there is air-conditioning. The nights are cooler than the day because of the breeze from the sea.
DISTRICTS OF SINTRA
Of the three quarters of Sintra, the old quarter, Vila Velha is closest to the rehearsal and
concert venues. Accommodation here can be in narrow, winding streets, sometimes with great views. It is strongly
recommended that accommodation is booked in the old quarter, as the other districts are interesting to visit, but
too far away to be practical unless one is prepared for hearty walks. Estefânea is the modern
quarter close to the railway station; this is the cheapest area. São Pedro is a former village
where the twice-monthly market is held.