House of Zen

Estoril, Portugal

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

Yoga Retreats 6

Speaks English

from US$306

Really Good 8.7/10

Based on 14 reviews
from US$306
Price for:

4 days / 3 nights

Really Good 8.7/10

Based on 14 reviews

Speaks English

from US$800

Really Good 8.7/10

Based on 14 reviews
from US$800
Price for:

7 days / 6 nights

Really Good 8.7/10

Based on 14 reviews

Speaks English

from US$623

Really Good 8.7/10

Based on 14 reviews
from US$623
Price for:

7 days / 6 nights

Really Good 8.7/10

Based on 14 reviews

Really Good

Based on 14 reviews

Speaks English

from US$647

Really Good 8.7/10

Based on 14 reviews
from US$647
Price for:

5 days / 4 nights

Really Good 8.7/10

Based on 14 reviews

Speaks English

from US$1,011

Really Good 8.7/10

Based on 14 reviews
from US$1,011
Price for:

7 days / 6 nights

Really Good 8.7/10

Based on 14 reviews

Speaks English

from US$335

Really Good 8.7/10

Based on 14 reviews
from US$335
Price for:

3 days / 2 nights

Really Good 8.7/10

Based on 14 reviews

Instructors 3

Laura Jane

Laura is a highly dedicated, experienced, and passionate yoga instructor with advanced certified training in Ashtanga principles. Her dance studies and acrobatic skills have influenced the vigorous yet graceful way she practices and teaches yoga. She can easily motivate and inspire people to go beyond in her classes. Laura took various yoga teacher training and other yoga-related certifications in Thailand, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. She developed her yoga teaching experience in Macau and England, and currently she is teaching in Estoril.

João Gama

João is an experienced guide and a passionate surf and rock climbing instructor. Born and raised in Cascais and with a degree in sports, he developed his outdoor sports skills since very young, nurtured by a growing love for nature. Like the palm of his hands, be it in the mountains or by the sea, he knows the best spots and routes in UNESCO Heritage Sintra Mountains and Sintra-Cascais Natural Park and surroundings. Feel captivated by João's unconditional love for his hometown region.

Cátia Pereira

Cátia is very mindful of the body-mind-spirit connection. She loves yoga, the arts of healing, psychology, and astrology. Born and raised in Portugal, she started to practice yoga in 2009. A deeper interest in yoga arose in Thailand, where she also took various healing training courses and, later, a Hatha yoga teacher training in India, in which meditation and mantra chantings had an important role. Cátia believes the yoga practice, while combining the use of sounds, breathing, and asanas, is a path to connect with one's inner self.

Reviews 2

  • Steven V.

    BookYogaRetreats Website

    Nice and quiet B&B in Estoril. Close to the beach and train station, so you can easily walk. With the train you can be in Lissabon within 30 minutes and in 5 minutes in Cascais. Very friendly staff: I felt (almost) like home. With no yoga experience at all, the teachers helped me in a very positive and supportive way. I can recommend this B&B to everyone!

  • Elizabeth Little Ireland

    BookYogaRetreats website

    The House of Zen provides a fantastic opportunity to develop your yoga practise with a wide range of teaching styles, thoughtful and experienced. I would highly recommend it from beginner to more intermediate yogis!

    The accommodation provides the ideal backdrop: clean, calm, relaxing. There is also a beautiful roof terrace and garden to spend some free time. The breakfasts were varied, nourishing and pleasantly served.

    Our hosts could not be more accommodating! Daily we were checked upon, advised of what the surrounding area has to offer and guided as to the best yoga sessions to attend for our requirements.

    Will definitely be heading back in the future with some more guests!

Testimonials 20

  • Natalia Madrás

    House of Zen

    I tried yoga in two different places before coming to house of Zen and it was good but never really felt a “connection”. In House of Zen I found a great combination. I did morning yoga lessons with Laura (more active and challenging for me) and evening lessons with Nivea (slower-paced and great to get a feel for the poses with more time for corrections) and from the first day I fell in love with their positivity, helpfulness, energy and the way I felt after the practice. The house itself is nice and peaceful and Michele and Silvie always welcome you with a smile. I am gonna miss you this winter!see you in spring.

  • Jacinta Moulakas

    Facebook

    The location is absolutely amazing, so close to Sao Joao train station and the beach and to Cascais which is a lovely walk along the promenade. The owners are friendly - morning breakfast chats were very personal and they genuinely wanted to talk to you and see if everything was okay, or to give recommendations (or just have a general chat). The rooms are simple yet clean and stylish. The 3 shared bathrooms are really nice, always clean and it didn't end up bothering me abouthaving to share a bathroom as I stayed downstairs and I think there was only one other room next to mine and we never had to wait to use it. The breakfast in the morning was fine (lacto-ovo vegetarian) but no soy/plant milk options. Nonetheless, the morning juices are made fresh and were delicious. And that garden! The yoga classes I attended were with Laura and Simona who were lovely and really knew their stuff. They are great at keeping the yoga practice all about the body, mind and spirit and it is easy to stay focused in such a quiet, open and sunny yoga room. As I only stayed three nights, I didn't feel that the retreat deepened my practice per se, but it was a great way to feel revitalised and relaxed during my time by the coast.

  • Erin Kilborn

    House of Zen Facebook

    From the warm welcome, the comfortable surroundings and the delicious breakfast with fresh juices everyday, to the super good yoga classes with lots of variety, the house of Zen really delivered on what I needed- a relaxing vacation practicing yoga in a beautiful location. It's close to the beach and some really great little cafes and restaurants and there are extra activities offered as well to suit a variety of tastes, like massage, surf lessons and hiking tours. Easy access from Lisbon, for me this was a five star experience- thank you ladies!

  • Natalia Madrás

    House of Zen Facebook

    I tried yoga in two different places before coming to house of Zen and it was good but never really felt a “connection”. In House of Zen I found a great combination. I did morning yoga lessons with Laura (more active and challenging for me) and evening lessons with Nivea (slower-paced and great to get a feel for the poses with more time for corrections) and from the first day I fell in love with their positivity, helpfulness, energy and the way I felt after the practice. The house itself is nice and peaceful and Michele and Silvie always welcome you with a smile. I am gonna miss you this winter!see you in spring

  • Mitra Modaressi

    House of Zen Facebook

    I did prenatal Yoga with Kimma here. I absolutely enjoyed my time and the relaxation that came with it after class. The space is excellent- clean, newly renovated and fantastic staff. I totally recommend this place, especially for non Portuguese speakers. Namaste.

  • Carmen Cruz Guerreiro

    House of Zen Facebook

    Was such a great experience at House of zen! I felt very welcomed, everything very nice and clean! I felt at home and the owner was very available and friendly ! Is located in a really nice area and felt a lot of privacy and comfort!

    Highly recommended!

  • Heli Xir

    House of Zen Facebook

    Had a wonderful 5-day stay in House of Zen and can warmly recommend this place to anyone! Beautiful house in a convenient location near the sea, run by lovely and caring people. I felt very welcome and zen in this place. Both yoga teachers are also true professionals and warm-hearted wonderful people, enjoyed their classes very much. This is a place where you arrive as a guest but leave as a friend - with recharged batteries and a big relaxed smile on your face! * * * <3 * * * Thank you again for everything, guys! Wishing you all the best! Namaste! xx

  • Lucie Benesova

    House of Zen Facebook

    I always love to come back to House of Zen. Honestly, I had visited many yoga studios, but in none of them I felt so much professional care. At the same time the atmosphere is very positive and friendly. Wish you success - but even more happiness from what you do, guys. Obrigada. L.

  • Shima United Kingdom

    Tripadvisor

    House of Zen is a fab little Yoga B&B just a five minute walk away from the beach and 30 min walk away from the more bustling Cascais. You can also quite easily access travel to the Sintra mountains from where House of Zen is located - I spent a lot of time there and loved it! The house really does have a lovely, friendly and very Zen feel to it. The breakfasts were lovely with good coffee and fresh juices. And the rooms were always spotlessly clean along with the shared facilities. I attended the early morning yoga classes with Simona who I think is an excellent yoga teacher! Challenging and very compassionate in her approach to teaching - thank you again. And thank you to both Silvie and Michelle for providing such a lovely experience at House of Zen. I had the best solo break that I have had in a long time.

  • Dawn France

    Tripadvisor

    Just spent an amazing week at House of Zen. Everyone was extremely welcoming and helpful. Great peaceful location and lovely space. Varied yoga and pilates classes. All of the teachers were amazing and as someone with limited yoga experience, they took time to explain alternatives and correct body position. I can't recommend it enough for anyone thinking of going on a yoga retreat.

  • Berti Switzerland

    Tripadvisor

    Small hotel with lovely bright and airy rooms. The bathroom is shared, but it was always spotless. The yoga classes were excellent and the hosts made you feel very welcome. They have a rooftop terrace with seaview and a garden to relax. Happily go back there anytime.

  • Paul C

    House of Zen

    This was a great retreat experience! I loved the house and the facilities, with a gorgeous sea view terrace, the simple yet very well decorated bedrooms, the staff, Silvie and Michele, are always ready to assist you. I really enjoyed the yoga classes with Laura and Catia. Great vibe, great place!

  • a traveler Switzerland

    TripAdvisor website

    I enjoyed my stay at the House of Zen very much! The rooms are so nice and have everything you need and the shared bathrooms were very, very clean all the time. Especially all the staff were so friendly and helpful. Thank you, Sylvie, for your great tips. The yoga classes with Laura and Nivea were outstanding, they take the time to really help you and the teaching style is just great! I can highly recommend the House of Zen to everyone who is looking for a sweet, small accommodation, very close to the wonderful beach!

  • Heli

    House of Zen

    Had a wonderful 5-day stay in House of Zen and can warmly recommend this place to anyone! Beautiful house in a convenient location near the sea, run by lovely and caring people. I felt very welcome and zen in this place. Both yoga teachers are also true professionals and warm-hearted wonderful people, enjoyed their classes very much. This is a place where you arrive as a guest but leave as a friend - with recharged batteries and a big relaxed smile on your face! Thank you again for everything, guys! Wishing you all the best! Namaste!

  • Louise Johansen

    House of Zen

    Me and my friend had tried yoga previously, but stopped practicing for a time. So this was a really nice way for us to pick up the yoga. The instructors are very patient and because the groups are small, so they do provide a very personalised teaching. The location is really close to the sea. There is a very small beach called Azarujjinha which I found specially pretty and quiet. The Portuguese grilled fish is delicious and you have restaurant choices by the sea boardwalk. I do recommend!

  • a traveler Portugal

    TripAdvisor website

    New space in a peaceful area of Estoril, not far from Lisbon, and a few minutes from the seashore, if you would like to take a stroll to the beach. Cozy guesthouse with a good spirit to stop for a while from the busiest hours of work. Stayed there one night, they had just opened a few days before. Great staff.

  • Carla Alves Ribeiro Portugal

    TripAdvisor website

    I enjoyed the very friendly and cozy environment, the delicious and healthy breakfasts, the top-quality yoga instructors, and the beautiful surroundings. In need of peace and quiet, you cannot ask for more!

  • Julie G. Ireland

    TripAdvisor website

    I stayed here for three nights with my six-year-old daughter. It is a lovely, spotlessly clean house with a tranquil atmosphere. Bathrooms are shared and also were impeccably clean. We were made feel very welcome by Sylvie and Michele and my daughter felt right at home and even joined a yoga class with Nivea. There is a lovely safe shaded garden space with hammock type swings and various terraces to chill out on, including a rooftop one with fabulous views. Optional yoga and meditation are available and the quality of the classes was excellent. A fabulous, family-friendly beach was a five-minute walk away and also a supermarket and very good beachside restaurants. I would highly recommend and would love to come again for a weekend break soon with friends.

  • a traveler

    TripAdvisor website

    I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the House of Zen guesthouse. The staff were friendly and helpful, the guesthouse is comfortable and clean with lovely outdoor spaces, including a rooftop terrace with views of the sea and a peaceful garden. There are stunning beaches within walking distance and easy transport links to Lisbon. Would highly recommend it!

  • Jane C.

    TripAdvisor website

    A wonderful, clean, spacious, and relaxing guesthouse, just five minutes from the beach in the center of Estoril. This place is truly special with perfect rooms, its very own yoga studio, stunning views of the sea from the rooftop terrace, great value for money, wonderful staff, and a very homely feel. Definitely coming back here again soon!

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