House of Zen is a yoga-friendly place offering yoga retreats. It cherishes tranquility, peace of mind, harmony with people, and nature.

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Melanie Meisch

from Ireland, July 2019

I spend one week at the House of Zen and the experience was just amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed the daily yoga classes, the instructors have a very high level of yoga. The room was spacious, very bright. I really liked the vegan/ vegetarian breakfast. Would highly recommend the place if you want to switch off from your busy life.

Marianne Nordås

from Norway, July 2019

Jeg likte best av alt yoga timene med Simon. Hun er en svært god instruktør yoga! Astanga timene var utfordrende og lærerike. Vinjasa timene, var for meg en ny måte å jobbe på, med uttøyning og styrke. En god opplevelse!

Alle som arbeidet på huset var vennlige og hjelpsomme. Renholdet var utmerket og frokosten var anderledes, men god! Møtte mange hyggelige gjester og jeg fikk mange gode samtaler med mennesker fra ulike land.

Jennifer Siung

from Ireland, June 2019

"Yoga oasis just outside Lisbon city"

Really enjoyed my time here and staff were so nice and friendly. Great yoga classes of mixed styles, lovely bedroom, well kept, garden and rooftop. Great breakfasts. The ability to choose classes was a plus. It is by far the best yoga week I have done. Missed it the minute I departed. Thank you.

Iuliana Chiru

from Romania, May 2019

"Truly special yoga retreat!"

Such a beautiful stay and amazing hospitality! It was my first yoga retreat and it was truly special!

The yoga sessions were excellent, the teachers were great, passionate, different and unique in their own way!

I loved the stay and I feel totally inspired to practice yoga more often and to start learning ayuverda. 🌱

Taking care of my body and soul with the yoga classes, the healthy and delicious food, the fresh and sunny air, the beautiful surroundings, the relaxing atmosphere in the house and the amazing ocean nearby made it a week that I would not forget.✨💖After the retreat was over, we spent 6 more days in Lisbon downtown, but honestly we liked more the week spent practicing yoga near the ocean at House of Zen.

Thank you: Silvie, Simona (Simona is amazing!!!!💗) Francisco, Kimma (very interesting music) , Stori, Mariana, Caterina (healthy and delicious breakfast), for the wonderful days we spent at House of Zen.

Observation! The names of the instructors are not updated and I wanted to rate Simona because she is a true source of inspiration and Francisco for his interesting meditation class.

Tariq .Siddique

from United States, October 2018

"Fantastic retreat "

I loved the authenticity of all the wonderful people that took the classes. Each unique and wonderful. Simona is not on the list do a personal note to her to say thank you. Sylvie was fantastic as the owner. Always helpful with her hosts Katrina and Ricardo.

Kimma’s Yin yoga made me feel loved and in love, rare for me. The amazing cacao ceremony with our guest host with such a lovely smile. I danced like never before unhindered and unselfconscious, free and at peace. Give her and all the amazing people at HoZ my deepest heartfelt love.


from United States, October 2018

The house is clean, and the staff are very kind and helpful. Good location, 10-min walking to the sea. I really enjoyed the yoga sessions, relaxing and meditating.

Tony Brecher

from Great Britain, August 2018

"Perfect break to unwind"

A very relaxed atmosphere and super-friendly staff. Basic but comfortable and clean rooms. The house is only five minutes from the beach and lots of fresh fish restaurants.

Ailbhe Beirne

from Ireland, June 2018

"The Perfect Balance"

As soon as you arrive at House of Zen, it's clear you're very welcome, it's like arriving at a friend's house :) The place is spotless, the rooms are calming and minimalist, and it all feels very cosy. One of the great things about House of Zen is its location - 5 mins from the nearest beach, a comfortable 30 min stroll into Cascais (which is gorgeous) and near the train station if you want to day trip to Lisbon. The yoga instructors are amazing - being taught by such strong, and fabulous woman is an inspiration. Simona, Cátia, Kimma - you guys are awesome....I did yoga twice a day, so that speaks for itself. And the breakfast is unreal. I will definitely be back to House of Zen. Loved it :)

Floriane Dauvillier

from France, May 2018


I really enjoyed the quality of the classes, all professors are amazing, I learnt a lot during my 1 week stay. The room and bathroom were spotless, the breakfast is delicious, I can only recommend!

Thanks to all of you for your kindness.

Andrea Jansen

from United States, April 2019


Das man sich richtig gut um mein befinden gekümmert hat

Diane Dianewuergler

from Switzerland, October 2018

"entspannende und erholsame Tage an einem wunderschönen Ort."

Die Zimmer waren sehr gemütlich und immer sauber. Die Dachterasse für die Yogalektionen idyllisch und der Garten hinter dem Haus lud auch zum verweilen ein.

Klein aber fein. Alle waren stets freundlich und zuvorkommend. Ich konnte meine 10 Yogalektionen frei auswählen, was mir sehr entgegengekommen ist.

Das Haus liegt im ruhigen Wohngebiet und zum Strand und der schönen Strandpromenade mit vielen Restaurants sind es nur ein paar Minuten.

Das Frühstück war abwechslungsreich, ausgewogen und lecker, deshalb dürften die Portionen auch etwas grösser sein.

Nora Gohlke

from Germany, September 2018

"Great stay und super pleasant time"

I simply liked everything, thank you!

Marilyn Raymond

from Canada, July 2018

"Very nice stay "

House of zen is located in a quiet neighbourhood, next to the beach, grocery and local restaurants. The breakfasts are very good. Let's not forget the great yoga teachers! The staff is nice and welcoming.

Harriet Abbiss

from Great Britain, November 2019

"Instantly felt at home and relaxed"

I felt so welcome from the moment I arrived at House of Zen. I loved my room and the little thoughtful touches. Wish I had my own rooftop yoga terrace at home with a view of the sea! Will definitely try to visit again in your new home in Cascais!

Margaret Falsey

from Ireland, October 2019

"Really positive experience with great instructors"

As this was my first yoga retreat I didn't not have any expectations but I had practiced yoga before but none with the excellence and knowledge of the instructors at House of Zen. Neither of the instructors that I had are listed (Simona and Stori) but I found both really had a great love of yoga and shared that with us students.

The location is fantastic, just a short walk to the beach and a boutique market but even better was the lovely walk along the promenade to Cascais.

The room I had was really spacious and warm (the evenings had an autumnal feel) and there was a zen room with tea and books for extra relaxation.

Nadjia Zychowicz

from Great Britain, October 2019

"Peaceful stay, varied classes, great breakfast, by the beach"

Great variety of yoga classes and teachers and I also loved the meditation class. Amazing breakfast. Bright clean and comfortable room. Clean bathrooms with natural soap and shampoo:-). 5 minutes walk to the beach, 30 minute walk down the beach to Cascais and 40 minutes to Lisbon on the train for €2.


from Ireland, September 2019

The location is very good, it’s a 5 minute walk downhill to lovely beaches and restaurants and about a 25 minute stroll to Cascais.

The breakfast was nice, we had a different freshly squeezed juice each morning and there was fruit, yogurt, cereals and bread available.

Catherine’s yoga class was very good, and it was nice to practice on the rooftop.


from Great Britain, August 2019

"Great yoga break"

We stayed for 3 nights in this spotlessly clean retreat which is conveniently located within 5 minutes walk downhill to the beaches and restaurants, it is a small building with just a few rooms which gives this retreat a more homely feel. The staff are friendly and welcoming and couldn’t do enough for myself and two friends, any queries/questions were dealt with straight away. It feels like a very calm place to visit, there were female solo travellers visiting the same time as us and I would be happy to do the same here.

The breakfasts were just lovely with a different combination each day, all tasty and freshly made, with fresh bread, cereals, overnight oats, yogurt and fresh fruit to name just a few.

The yoga classes were fantastic, and a special thanks to Simona who took most of them, we are probably at intermediate level and have more to learn, but we felt that we took away with us some very valuable tools (and inspiration) from the House of Zen, to improve our practice. I personally found each practice to be very ‘grounded’, there’s no rushing on to the next bit which was very good e.g the instructors explained why the pose/breath would benefit us physically and mentally.

Donna Harman

from Great Britain, August 2019

"Amazing yoga retreat with free time to relax and explore "

An amazing retreat - very relaxing! The grounds are fantastic - gorgeous lush gardens with plum trees which were used in our freshly cooked breakfasts each morning (only when in season!)

The yoga was fantastic - quite unique in style - and the setting was even better - we did some classes on the roof terrace over looking the sea.

The owner was so lovely and accommodating as was star Mariania.

Location wise, the retreat sits around one mile from beautiful Cascais, a gorgeous, authentic, seaside town. You can walk along the sea front and stop along the way for a local wine or two and fresh seafood. It's also just half an hour by train to Lisbon - so easy to do an afternoon day trip.

Highly recommended! You wouldn't regret booking House of Zen! I travelled on my own, but other yogis came as friends, relatives and couples.

Ciara O'brien

from Great Britain, June 2019

"A little gem in a lovely location"

I really liked the staff, they were all so friendly, helpful and accommodating. The room was clean and spacious, bed was incredibly comfy, I got amazing sleeps. Yoga instructor Simona was amazing for early morning yoga.


from Great Britain, May 2019

"excellent heart centred female led team."

The sanctuary of this retreat is in the care, simplicity, professionalism and yoga of this impressive all female, heart-led team. This is essentially a local yoga centre with rooms upstairs, but certainly felt like a full retreat.

I would describe the retreat as almost as no frills with frills. The frills being the heart centred professional compassionate team at House of Zen and their small but significant attention to detail throughout the centre, interactions with the guests, yoga practise and breakfast.

The accommodation was exactly as shown on the website- simple and clean. Probably exceeded my expectations in terms of small but significant attention to detail throughout. The rooms are simple, but thoughtfully set out and cheerful in feel.Nice bathrooms.

The yoga was excellent, classes were often just 2-3 of us and the instructors were all high level. The variety of yoga was great - I was there 3 days and tried Vinyasa, yin and Iyengar styles. All very well taught. The yoga of the team was the best part in that everything was done thoughtfully and in the spirit of yoga and retreat. Couldn’t ask for more.

Also excellent Ayurveda massage- very experienced practitioner.

Rebecca Knubley

from Spain, May 2019

"Exceptional service, very accommodating. "

very relaxed and chilled vibes. Great location and lots to do around. All Yoga instructors were all very unique and great teachers. I felt comfortable and welcomed. Breakfast was amazing! I felt no expectations or judgement and very restored and revived after my stay.

Shanalondon Begum

from Great Britain, April 2019

"Zenned out! "

As an aspiring Yoga Teacher myself, House of Zen was beautiful from the moment I stepped in. Thank you for organising a very lovely driver to pick me up from the airport, and for Marianne (the young receptionist) for welcoming me in when I landed and giving me perfect and clear directions for the local area! The Yoga classes were exactly what I needed (I was entitled to 5 classes for my 3 day stay- which was actually more than enough, if I wanted more it would be €13 - which was fine!) The house is very peaceful, quiet and clean. It’s a shame the sun wasn’t out as much but I still made use of the rooftop. I loved my breakfasts and since being back home I’ve even made my own granola, apple and yoghurt jar! Special shout out to Sandra, a massage therapist who is so amazing at what she does and is lovely! Thank you Silvie to you and your team for a wonderful stay, looking forward to returning next year!

Danielle Weiss

from United States, April 2019

"Four days of bliss"

I was searching for a short escape and a chance to reset, recharge, and reconnect with myself and that is exactly what I found at House of Zen. The location, facilities, and classes provided the perfect setting to relax away from my daily routine and the instructors were so wonderful and kind. You could feel that they actually cared about your wellness. Loved every minute of this little escape and I can’t wait to go back again!


from Great Britain, March 2019

"Excellent value for money "

Great service :)

Belynda Wynn

from Great Britain, December 2018

"Lovely people, but....."

The hosts were very friendly and very helpful.

The house was very clean, with simple, tasteful décor.

The massages were fantastic.

Rebecca Vaile

from United States, November 2018

"Amazing retreat and so welcoming!"

House of Zen is so calm and peaceful, it's also very inviting and cosy. The instructors were all so welcoming and friendly, I am a complete beginner but they made yoga accessible for me. I enjoyed it so much that I booked some extra classes :)

I also did mindfulness walks with Catia and Silvia, which was my reason for booking. It was such a valuable experience and I learnt a lot about myself from it. They are really inspiring!

The room was lovely and very clean, the area was safe and the staff gave me lots of advice on places to go. The beach nearby is stunning, it's a magical place.

Also the breakfasts were absolutely delicious! :)

I hope to return one day and definitely now have a taste for yoga and for continuing my mindfulness journey.

Thanks so much for a memorable experience xxx

Aksinja Berger-paddock

from Switzerland, November 2018

"Wonderful timeout "

I spent an amazing few days at the House of Zen. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, the "healthy breakfast" was excellent, the teachers Simona and Catia were very professional, my room was simply furnished but very clean. Overall a wonderful experience. What I enjoyed the most? The warm-hearted atmosphere and the dedication of the teachers.

Bogumila Mila

from Great Britain, November 2018


I LOVE the breakfast. Each day the menu was different. We were all very excited coming after yoga practice to see what was waiting on the table.

The insuructors are professional and keep the class fun. They are mindul of less advanced yogies and give extra challange to more experienced practicioners.

It was very relaxing get away. Recommended especially to those who are looking for peace and quite place or get a short break from busy lifestyle in the city.

Maria Mahboobani

from Chile, October 2018



from Latvia, October 2018

Variability of activities, flexibility of dates.Accomodation, yoga classes, food and surroundings.

Jenny Brookes

from Great Britain, September 2018

"Lovely yoga retreat, excellent location"

Everything was lovely, the yoga was excellent, the breakfast was really healthy and surroundings were beautiful. The location is so close to Lisbon city, so its perfect for a short break. There is plenty to do in the way of trips and activities, and so many restaurants! I really enjoyed my time there.

Laurie Schmitt

from Spain, September 2018

"A Restful Retreat"

Estoril is a great place to have a yoga retreat! The accommodation is very comfortable and impeccably clean, and the house is situated in a quiet part of town. The garden in the back of the house is green and shady, a fine place to sit and read. I loved the rooftop yoga space with its view of the ocean, and the smaller indoor space was also nice for class. Each day, breakfast was nicely prepared, especially the juices which were always surprising and delicious. The house staff were all very lovely and helpful.

Dominika Janowicz

from Norway, August 2018

The breakfests were delicious

The yoga instructors were very professional

Andreas Balsam

from Germany, August 2018

"7 Amazing Days!"

House of Zen is a wonderful place!

When I was looking for a place to stay, to learn surfing and do some Yoga I had some things in mind I needed and some No-Gos also. House of Zen was the place, where I got the fast answer: We can arrange everything to your favour.

Fact: I almost can`t remember another place where the team was so friendly, helpful and so convinced in what they were doing. A peaceful, beautyful, clean, silent, relaxing, yoga-minded place. I stayed one day longer but would have liked to stay MUCH longer.

I was a complete Yoga beginner and thought the sessions aren`t "Learning"-sessions I found my way into it easily. All teachers are brilliant!


from United States, August 2018


Amazingly tranquil place


from Ireland, August 2018

"House of Zen is a peaceful and very clean retreat. "

Friendly staff and a peaceful atmosphere. The place was very clean. The beds are very comfortable. The Breakfast was healthy and there was plenty for every one. We found the yoga classes excellent.

All staff was most helpful in giving us directions to sight seeing areas around the retreat. We had a happy well rested time.

Nurjahan Julie Begum

from Great Britain, July 2018





Ruth Stewart

from United States, July 2018

"Very nice place to stay and do yoga "

Beautiful place. Very peaceful and quiet. Lovely staff.

Holly Schofield

from Great Britain, June 2018

"Exactly what I needed!"

I had a lovely experience at House of Zen. I had been really stressed out and the retreat was exactly what I needed. Staff were helpful and friendly. Yoga instructors were of very good quality. Amazing massage! I feel so much more chilled out. The location is really peaceful. No complaints at all. Thank you :)

Lesley Scott

from Great Britain, June 2018

"Experience at House of Zen"

Staff and instructors were lovely and very good.

Annemarie Ward

from Ireland, May 2018

"Zone out at Zen!"

My only regret was it was too short. A lovely experience the staff were friendly helpful and very kind especially Adriana who also does excellent massage. The yoga was diverse with Simona, Kimma and Silvia and the breakfast in the morning delicious. A lovely location minutes from a wonderful beach and lovely restaurants, i look forward to returning. Annemarie from Dublin

Gillian Arya Scadden

from Great Britain, May 2018

"Heaven in Portugal "

I could not of been more happy with my stay. The staff were so welcoming, friendly and helpful that I very much felt like I was staying in a home away from home. The location was ideal for exploring (walking and biking), shopping, eating and resting on the beach. My room was exceptionally comfortable and the yoga classes were professional, welcoming, nurturing and the ideal way to start my days! I will be recommending House of Zen to friends and do hope to be back!

Gunilla Gerdin

from Sweden, May 2018

A personal, warm and friendly b&b. Wonderful room with ocean view over the rooftops. Such comfertable beds that provided beautiful sleep. Fresh, tasty, and healthy breakfast. Excellent yoga-classes! A perfect stay!

Alison Ward

from United States, May 2018

"Great long relaxed weekend away"

Great spot, good rooms, nice food and friendly feel.


from Great Britain, April 2018


from Great Britain, April 2018

"Great value for money near the beach"

Both catia and Juliette great teachers, plenty of yoga classes and different styles morning and evening, very understanding and skilled teachers. Sylvia was very hospitable and also andrianna who did the breakfast. Great location and near cascais and easy train ride to lisbon.


from Norway, March 2018

Sweet and hospitable personell, nice atmosphere. Felt at home, lovely house, garden and roof terrace.

Deirdre Walsh

from Ireland, March 2018

"Beautiful peaceful retreat, it truly is a house of Zen!"

My mam and I stayed for three nights in the calm, peaceful House of Zen and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The hospitality was exceptional, we stayed in a quaint and cosy bedroom and there were exceptionally clean bathroom facilities. The yoga classes and mindful walks in the beautiful scenic nature of the area were fantastic and far exceeded expectations. Thanks so much all at House of Zen, you were so welcoming and we left feeling connected and refreshed! We hope to return some day soon :)

Anastasia Ward

from Great Britain, March 2018

"Portuguese Paradise"

From arrival the friendly staff and tranquil setting at in this converted house made me feel very welcome especially as a single traveller. Met some lovely people and will be back. Great location and very clean with amazing healthy food makes for an unforgettable first yoga retreat. Thank you Silvie, Ricardo and the team x

Inez Tjin

from Suriname, March 2018

"This is surely good for individuals. It is not for a group"

Food and location were super.

Linda Carleke

from Sweden, March 2018

"Good vibes"

Professional instructor with wonderful voice and great knowledge

Lynn Greenslade

from Great Britain, March 2018

"Solo yoga trip"

Staff were all lovely very helpful. Very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was amazing and always ready and waiting for me following morning yoga. Sylvie very warm and welcoming and offered advice and kindness. Light meals delicious again waiting for me following evening yoga. I was only guest staying so very quiet but all good needed some quiet time.

Johanne Fondrouge

from Canada, September 2019

"Excellent séjour!"

Tout! Les cours, la nourriture, l’emplacement, c’est une excellent façon de début un voyage au Portugal!!


from Germany, August 2019

"Yoga "

I liked the yoga schedule and my main yoga teacher Simona very much. All people working in the house of Zen are super friendly and create a peaceful atmosphere. I also liked the healthy and fresh breakfast and my sunny room as well as the rooftop terrasse very much.


from Germany, July 2019

Delicious breakfast, calm and peaceful atmosphere, helpful staff, very nice and clean rooms, Stori's excellent yoga classes (thanks again!).

Fabienne Lea Gmür

from Switzerland, July 2019


Very nice experience! The house is very clean, the people are all very friendly and the yoga classes with Simona are great. It’s just a few steps from the beach and restaurants/bars etc are very close as well. Go there from Lisbon airport by uber, it’s less expensive than by taxi.

Juliette Modolo

from Great Britain, July 2019

"Highly recommend for few days of peace"

I spent 4 days at the House of Zen with 5 classes included.

I’ve been amazed by the kindness of people from the house, and other travelers. The place is clean, relaxing, 6 minutes walking from the beach but also have a nice terrace/garden to relax and read. There is a large range of choices for classes which made me discover a more yin practice of yoga.


from Germany, April 2019

The teacher Simona (I couldn’t choose her above) was amazing! Ashtanga practise was absolutely fantastic. Overall, I had incredible days at this calm and peaceful place. Thank you!

Donica Buisman

from United States, March 2019

"Zeer mooie en warme ervaring bij Yogaretreat House of zen"

Mooi huis, mooie tuin warme mensen, oprechte en hartelijke ontvangst, iedereen is welkom alle 'niveaus', lekker eten, er wordt echt voor je gezorgd.

Marion Hacot

from United States, February 2019


J'ai particulièrement apprécié les petits-déjeuners, la possibilité de choisir les cours de yoga auxquels on veut assister et le temps libre durant la journée pour explorer les environs. Toute l'équipe de House of Zen est charmante et on se sent comme chez soi !

Anne Godof Marion

from United States, February 2019

"A good place to stay and relax "

Yoga class was serious and focus.

A teacher is missing in the list, Story, she was very good at the second class but not at the first, lack of experience but she has ability when she focus on her practice. I have 16 year of experience in Yoga and would not be able to teach anyone. It is a difficult job. I cannot change it but I am not from US but France, no one is prefect😉

Claudia Beerli

from Switzerland, October 2018

"Der perfekte Ort um Kraft zu sammeln "

House of Zen ist sehr sauber und das Personal sehr freundlich. Ich fühlte mich willkommen bei Freunden.


from Germany, August 2018

"Great experience, great staff, great teacher,great breakfast"

Simone is a extraordinary very good teacher. I'd loved the classes.

The breakfast was very delicious. It was made with love and unique every day.

Thank you guys😚.

Laura De Roos

from Netherlands, August 2018

The lessons, relaxed atmosphere, nice staff in the house, immediately felt "at home".

Serena Andreotti

from Spain, August 2018

"Nice b&b to spend some days at the beach"

I had a great relaxing massage with Catia. Simone’s yoga classes are very good, I felt she was the only professional teacher.

Marloes Kranenborg

from Netherlands, August 2018

"Great experience at “cosy” house of zen"

The house of zen was great. The staff is super friendly and the house is super clean. We had a great special rooftop yoga class with a detox brunch which was great. Variation of lessons is great and the massages ( by catia) where heavenly. Great rooftop. I would definetly reccomend this place! Thank for everything

Gilles Brumberg

from United States, June 2018

"very good place to rest..."

the kindness of the host Silvie, the quality of yoga teachers, the tranquility of the place ... very good place to rest

Katja Püttker

from Spain, May 2018

The flexibility and openness, the warm and friendly welcome, the size of the retreat. mostly we were only three people in the classes and the teachers had a lot of time to correct positions