from Finland, August 2018
Liked this place so much! The Starpine Lodge feels like home and my room was beautiful and clean with a great view. The pool and the yard are nice and there's a good common kitchen. I also liked the fresh herbs you could take from the garden. This didn't feel like a budget place, great value for money!
Juan, Susana and Sam were super nice and took great care of us visitors. Susana's breakfast was amazing and the lunch package is a good idea because there is plenty of time to explore the surroundings between the yoga classes. There are also grocery stores and good restaurants nearby.
The location is awesome: the ocean is right there, not too hot, beautiful nature everywhere, hiking routes, good connections to for example Sintra and Lisbon (also Uber is very cheap and convenient), great activities and trips. There is a walking distance to several beaches that are very beautiful.
I had yoga nine times, and especially loved the teacher Madalena. She is super sweet and warm and has a lot of knowledge of yoga. Her take on yoga is very spiritual but the classes were also dynamic, kind of like vinyasa flow. There were a lot beginners but I still found enough challenge and new ideas from the classes even though I've practiced yoga for many years. And from what I heard the beginners liked the classes as well.
Very relaxing holiday surrounded by beautiful scenery and great people. Good place for a solo traveler. I will definitely come back and recommend this place to friends!
from Great Britain, August 2018
"Superb relaxing yoga break "
All the staff at Star Pine Lodge were excellent, Juan met me at the station, Suzanne made incredible breakfasts and my yoga teacher Madelena was just amazing. It was better than I had hoped for and I would definitely go back.
from Great Britain, October 2017
We booked this retreat advertised as a budget one so we knew that the lodge would not be luxury accommodation. It is however very cute and the rooms surpassed our expectations, clean and comfortable. Two of us had to share a bathroom with other guests but that was only with one other person and it worked perfectly. There are only very few rooms and guests at one time so the lodge provided a very quiet and relaxing environment. The breakfast buffet was just superb, quality fresh food and plentiful. I enjoyed the yoga classes even though it was at times difficult as the instructor ( the lovely Madalena) had to cope with very different abilities, we had complete beginners and advanced individuals in the same class. The staff on premises were kind and helpful. I loved the fact that the lodge is a few minutes' walk from the ocean.
from Spain, September 2017
Loved the chilled out atmosphere of the hostel- more like a shared hotel villa environment. The yoga was enriching and challenging everyday, perfect instructor that could cater to every individual!
from Great Britain, September 2017
"My whole experience was nothing far from perfect . "
The resident staff David Sam Petra and of course the wonderful yoga teacher Maddelana made my experience even more perfect. The short walk to the beautiful beach or just lazing around the pool after my yoga twice a day. The evenings were social if you wanted or complete space if needed. The whole environment was ideal and I will be back in the near future for another trip. Thank You x
from Netherlands, April 2018
"yoga in a quiet environment"
-the involvement of the staff to make your holiday as comfortable as possible.
-the different styles the yogateachers Magdalena and Mascha used. Everybody, no matter what level of yoga, could learn something.
from Germany, October 2017
Die Yogaeinheiten waren sehr gut mit einer tollen Lehrerin, die Ruhe, Übungen und Spiritualität steht's im Ausgleich zueinander hielt. Das Frühstück danach war herrlich und abwechslungsreich!
from Netherlands, September 2017
"Fijne yoga retreat"
Mooie locatie, fijne service van het team, gezellig en behulpzaam. Heerlijk en uitgebreid ontbijt en lunchpakket, volledige keuken, hele prettige yogalessen van geweldige yogalerares, strand op 5 minuten lopen, mooie omgeving. Echt een aanrader!
Gedeelde badkamer was geen probleem. Er was ook nog een extra badkamer te gebruiken.
from Great Britain, August 2018
"Want to go back already "
The staff at Star Pine Lodge are very helpful and they made me feel at home. Juan makes delicious porridge and he taught me how to make it as well. There’s only a short walk to the beach and it’s beautiful. Lovely hiking trail, food market where I brought some fish kebabs and it’s so fresh and tasty😋 Yoga teachers and lessons were amazing, wish I could record them so I can practice at home.
from Belgium, August 2018
"Great place for solo travelers "
Staff extremely helpful, friendly, Suzana amazing cook, breakfast was top with her surprises in the kitchen.
Madelain and Masha were very qualified yoga teachers! Loved each session and i am quite advanced myself, but they found style for each and every student.
from Italy, May 2017
Riding mountain bike with Pedro through the amazing and very changing Sintra Park and Cascais seaside.
Practising yoga with Maddalena in a powerful way ffeding mind and body.
Just enjoying nature, silence and kindness of the very mixed and pleasant staff around
from Great Britain, April 2017
"Wonderful way to get away"
Starpine lodge is a beautiful place to get away from the city and enjoy everything that the area around Sintra has to offer. The lodge itself has lovely rooms set around a nice pool area, with a communal kitchen, free wifi, access to fresh fruit and tea all day, and warm, friendly staff who will help you with anything you need. It's a 5 minute walk to the beach and some wonderful fish restaurants.
The yoga sessions were some of the best I've ever done. The studio is set in beautiful grounds and the classes are really holistic and inspiring, as well as being a good workout.
Staff are really flexible around the other activities that are on offer - just let them know what you would like to do and they will organise it for you!
A truly wonderful holiday experience :)
from France, September 2018
Très bel endroit, à 10 min à pied de plages magnifiques avec couchers du soleil, facilement accessible depuis Lisbonne avec le train de banlieue et le transfert en voiture jusqu'à l'hotel, chambres super confortables, belle piscine, cuisine partagée et staff super sympa qui fait qu'on se sent comme à la maison! Buffet p'tit déjà trop bon! Studio de yoga tout en bois ouvert avec un très bon cours de vinyasa, cours collectif de surf dans une école de surf avec moniteurs sympas.
Floor Van Der Kemp
from Netherlands, June 2018
"Perfect stay to get harmonized"
The people of the hostel made my week. Susanna and Juan are so sweet, they really are the best. The yoga lessons were perfect and the location is beautiful and restful.
from United States, May 2018
"Würde wieder kommen"
Super freundliches Personal. Nähe zum Strand. 2 von der Lage her traumhafte Restaurants. Essen dort auch sehr gut. Mir persönlich haben die Yogastunden bei Catarina Lino am besten gefallen. Super Kletterlokalitäten.
from United States, May 2018
"Top, alles perfekt für mich "
Die Ruhe und wunderschöne Anlage. Ich hab mich noch nie so erholt gefühlt. Die Kombination von Surfen und Yoga ist perfekt für mich gewesen. Man hört nur das Meer rauschen und den Gesang der Vögel. Für mich ist klar, dass ich definitiv wieder dorthin fahren werde.
from United States, April 2018
"Pine Lodge sehr gemütlich. zum wohlfühlen "
Besonders gut gefiel mir die kreative Einrichtung. Die Zimmer waren so gestaltet, dass wir uns sehr wohl gefühlt haben. Auch der Gemeinschaftsbereich drinnen und draußen ist super schön. Das Frühstück ist vielfältig und sehr lecker/nahrhaft (gute Produkte).
from Netherlands, April 2018
Fijne plek, dicht bij zee. Goed verzorgd, super relaxte sfeer. Fijn gebiked, prachtig gewandeld, fantastisch die ruige zee. Het weer hielp ook mee want zonder verwarming in het huisje was het best fris zo begin april. Maar met een paar truien en een actieve buitendag met volop beweging was het prima te doen. De kastelen van Sintra zijn ook zeer het bezoeken waard .
from Switzerland, March 2018
"Beautiful place with beautiful people"
Thanks so much to the team for an amazing stay, great talks, warm hugs and your flexibility to meet our individual needs. I loved how my stay spontaneously turned into a surf camp 😀. Stay beautiful! I'll be back
from Switzerland, May 2017
"Würde wieder kommen"
Schöne Unterkunft, sehr nettes und hilfsbereites Personal. Yoga Lektionen waren halt abhängig von der Lehrerin sehr gut bis nicht so mein Ding. Würde es trotzdem wieder buchen wegen der Landschaft und auch anderen sportlichen Aktivitäten.
a traveller Germany
October 27, 2016. TripAdvisor
Great and beautiful place with very nice rooms really friendly staff and lots of options for activities or just to hang out. Good breakfast, good pick-up service from sintra station. Depending on amount of guests you have to take yoga classes in "the lodge" (10 min walk) which is their partner accommodation.
a traveller United Kingdom
October 25, 2016. TripAdvisor
The star Pine lodge was like visiting a family home, the staff were friendly and helpful. The accommodation was amazingly clean and the breakfasts were lovely and fresh every morning. Being able to make a packed lunch was an added bonus. There is a great fish market near by where you can get fresh fish caught the same morning and then take them back to Star pine Lodge and cook them in the guest kitchen. The area is beautiful with clean beaches and forests all around - the beach is really just 3-4 minutes walk from the accommodation. The world heritage site Sintra is 30 mins away by bus and is well worth the visit. I did the daily yoga classes which were amazing. I would highly recommend Star pine lodge, I went by my self and felt safe, comfortable and fully at ease. It was a great experience
October 21, 2016. TripAdvisor
My friend and I booked a week yoga & surf retreat at Starpine Lodge. The staff was super nice and made us feel very welcome. They gave us a lift from and to the train station and were always very helpful. What we highly appreciated was that we could use the credit we bought for surfing for other sports activities instead as we changed our mind about surfing.
The rooms were clean and very comfortable. There is a little pool and a yoga pavillion. Starpine Lodge is a perfect place to relax. Small and quiet. The atmosphere was great.
The kitchen was modern and fully equipped. Breakfast was really good and we could make our own lunch packets for the day. The only thing we did not like was that the rooms were very humid and get quiet cold and night. But we were there end of the season and that is probably better during summer. We highly recommend you to stay in Starpine Lodge! :)
October 20, 2016. TripAdvisor
This hotel is excellent!!! Very friendly staff, nice designed, clean and cozy rooms, good breakfast and BBQ. Will be nice for any kind of vacation, no matter if you go with kids or parents :) Totally worth to come back!!!
a traveller Switzerland
October 5, 2016. TripAdvisor
Best breakfast, nice people, beautiful accommodation, very clean rooms, very sympathetic staff and nice beaches! Nearby there is a delicious fish market and small shops. A very nice place which I would recommend to all.