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About Christiane Stapf
My name is Christiane Stapf and I am from Tirol but living in Vienna. I am a teacher and I love Portugal. From beginning I spent my holidays always in Sintra. It is our second home.
Christiane Stapf purchased this Apartment in 1980
Why Christiane Stapf chose Sintra
The nice and charming penthouse has such a beautiful view out of the living and dining room. and even if there are many turists in Sintra you are up there in a good and quired place.
What makes this Apartment unique
The penthouse is siutated in the historical center of Sintra and so you can visit all the nice places, castles and museums there by foot. also a trip to Lisbon is easy from there without car. But if you want to visit places like Tomar, Batalha or to the south etc. you can do this by a one day trip by car.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Beautiful view and comfortable.
We were in Sinatra during the month of January. Evenings and Mornings were very chillly; however, the bedrooms were warm and cozey. The apartment is very comfortable and well appointed. You have a clear view of the National Palace and the square in front of it. Easy walking distance to primary shopping, 15 minutes from the train station, feet away from the buses that take you to the major tourist sites. Management was very responsive to our needs and gave marvelous references for dining. Romania de Baco was a restrraunt next to the Tourist Information office that is superb with wonderful wine collection and superb wait staff. Management helped with taxi reservations and more. Take warm clothes, pj's in particular, for when the sun goes down but couldn't ask for a better location or more well appointed apartment with a view in the historic district of Sinatra. There are 35 narrow steps to get up the stairs to the apartment so not for individuals with mobility issues.
We appreciate the atmosphere, the decor and how sweet Christiane was to us even though we never got to meet her in person. She is a great host who thinks of everything in detail. She provides everything needed for a comfortable stay. For instance, she had detergent for laundry, washer/dryer. And it was a very nice surprise to find a bottle of welcoming Port wine. Beautiful views. The bed was so comfortable that it felt like sleeping on a cloud. Great stay!
Very central and lovely view of the palace
The apartment is very central to all things Sintra - it's right in the middle of the historic center, and right across the street from the Sintra Palace. It's also very close to the circuit buses that go to all the main attractions in the area. Full apartment is wonderful and although right in the main square which can be very loud during the day, it's actually quite peaceful at night.
Christiane was very responsive to messages and Mr Erler, who handled the check in, was very kind and helpful in providing tips on what to do in the area.
Highly recommend staying here!
Location and comfort!!
This is a excellent place to stay. Check in was easy by wonderful friendly people who made you feel right at home. They have a shop near by that was easy to pop in with questions. The establishment we stayed at was directly across from national palace so beautiful view and great location. Perfect place for a tourist location if you want to get out and do things. Beautiful town to stay in. We stayed a week and still could of been longer. Very busy village so if lots of people bother you then don't stay here. This was perfect for us. We loved all the activity right outside our door!! Thankyou for the cozy lovely homey place to stay that had everything we needed!! We would love to visit again.
Great View and location. Pretty, Large comfortable near everything.
Check in was easy, our host was very friendly. The apartment is in the top floor or the most central building in town. Loved the apartment and Sintra. We decided to see Lisbon from Sintra since we are so close to the train. Ideal spot for exploring.
The very best for us is, if guests feel well in Casa Christiane! We do everything, which is possible to reach this!
Christiane and Team
Excellent communications with Christiane (owner) via email from the onset. We were met by Mr Erler upon arrival. He is a warm and friendly individual and a pleasure to deal with. The apartment building is a short 15 minute walk from the train station and is directly across from the Sintra palace (the view from the living room balcony). This makes the area bustling and noisy with tourists during the day but a quiet and calm place by evening.
There is easy access to the markets in the 'real' town and the attractions of the Palace of Sintra, Pena and the Castle of the Moors. (Go first thing to avoid the tourists!
The apartment is located at the top of the building via stairs (no elevator) and is very clean and well appointed. It has a cosy family feel to it . No TV but excellent WiFi reception
We would book this location again and would recommend it to others.
Sintra is an important historical town at the foot of 'Sierra de Sintra'. Because of the small mountainside with its lavish vegetation and as a result of its proximity to the Atlantic, it has a particularly comfortable micra climate.
Here in the vivinity of the ancient Royal Palace the nobility moved to their bright country houses to flee from the summer heat in Lisbon.Sintra and Serra togeather are one Botanical Garden with magical Castles and Palaces and a romantic old town.
Golf: Sintra prides itself as the place for golf holiday makers. The 8 courses are quick and easily reached from here. In addition to this there is an area south of Lisbon (1 hour away by car), making the total number of golf courses 14! Giving just a few examples and naming the most important golf courses we have: Estoril with 2 courses (18 and 9 holes), 8 km away. Quinta da Beloura with 18 holes, 4 km away. Penha Longa also with 2 courses (18 and 9 holes), 5 km away. Estoril sol 4 km away (9 hole course). Quinta de Marinha, about 15 km away with 18 holes.