5 Days Yoga Retreat in Colares, Portugal

  • The Lodge Portugal, Rua Dr. Fernando Andrea, 20, 2705-332 Colares, Sintra, Lisbon, Portugal

5 Days Yoga Retreat in Colares, Portugal

  • The Lodge Portugal, Rua Dr. Fernando Andrea, 20, 2705-332 Colares, Sintra, Lisbon, Portugal

Yoga Retreat Portugal

The Lodge is a result of a collection of ideas from a group of travel fanatics. All the positive experiences and ideas that they have gained from travels all over the world, they now try to materialize in The Lodge. Vacation, for them, is a combination of action and relaxation, wellness and adrenaline, and experiencing new cultures while still feeling at home. To do what you want, when you want it.


  • 3 daily morning yoga sessions
  • Daily evening yoga sessions for three days
  • Use of sauna and Jacuzzi during spa hours
  • Free use of yoga mats and accessories
  • Daily breakfast buffet and lunch pack
  • Fresh fruits and tea all day
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 3 days with instruction
  • German, English
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The Lodge has private and shared accommodations. The rooms are equipped with a private bath en-suite and a private terrace. All rooms feature an iPod or MP3 docking station. The rooms are also equipped with a heater which is available in October, November, March, and April. They use quality anti-allergy care mattresses to give their guests a good night’s sleep. For individual and harmonious furnishing of the rooms, they used mainly recycled wood for ecological reasons. The Lodge has a saltwater swimming pool, a yoga pavilion, a fitness area, a palm tree garden, a chill-out-lounge, and a common kitchen that you can access during your free time.

Morning yoga

The morning yoga session is one hour and 30 minutes of Vinyasa yoga. Asanas with emphasis on balance, stretching, and strength will be the focus of this lesson. The experienced yoga teacher, Ines, will guide you through the various positions for more body awareness and flexibility, and prepare your mind for the day.

Evening yoga

The evening yoga classes will be held before dinner. This one-hour yoga session focuses on how to restore your energy by relaxing your muscles and calming your mind after an action-packed day.

  • Ines

    Ines is passionate about yoga as a revealing art that, through a very detailed and aware conscious movement, distributes intelligence into the cells of the body, showing the mind and body not only its current state, but its great potential.

The Lodge is the only place in Europe where you are in a 50 kilometer radius of 129 kilometers of stunning coastlines with 64 surf spots, 376 kilometers bike path, 40 climbing spots, a 100-square-foot yoga and fitness area, spa, and countless other sports facilities. It is located in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, one of Europe's most diverse and enchanting regions.

Fifteen minutes inland from The Lodge lies Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This historic town has been a summer residence for the Portuguese royal families from the 14th to the 20th century and thus there are several impressive royal buildings to visit.

Nearby places

  • Lisbon - 40 minutes’ drive
  • Praia das Macas - 20 minutes’ walk
  • Sintra - 15 minutes’ drive

A scrumptious buffet breakfast and packed lunch will be provided and are included in the price. The Lodge offers two types of breakfast, trying to use regionally grown products as much as possible. The generous breakfast is offered from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. to cater to early birds as well as to late sleepers.

Standard breakfast is included in the price. The standard breakfast is a rich breakfast buffet that will provide you with all you need for an action packed day. It includes tea, coffee, different juices, yoghurt, various fresh breads, ham and cheese, jam, honey, fruits, and cereals.

A packed lunch is an easy way to prepare you for a day outdoors. Create your own delicious sandwich at the breakfast buffet and receive your lunchbox containing a bottle of water or isotonic drink, fruit, and cereal bar. The Lodge gets their ingredients locally to support local farmers and avoid long transport routes. This also means that only the freshest and most delicious products will be served on your plates.

Another option offered for an additional cost is a special healthy breakfast that will provide you with special power shakes where only the most nutritious and healthy ingredients are allowed. It includes a shake made out of fruits, various nuts, flakes and sunflower seed, oats, and whey powder or a Acai granola fruit muesli, a Chia seed honey yogurt booster, and a wheat grass mango juice.

  • Boule
  • Climbing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Horse-back riding
  • Kite surf
  • Mountain bike
  • Rock climbing
  • Skate boarding
  • SUP
  • Surfing
  • Windsurf


Feel the warm water massaging your tired muscles, gaining new energy for the next day. Open for everyone on Monday and Thursday between 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. or you can book the Jacuzzi exclusively for you and your friends for 10 EUR per hour. This option if open from Monday to Sunday, from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.


Massages are available optional at an extra cost. The masseuse will be at your service, offering different types of massages.


Relax your tired muscles and chill out on the wooden deck till it’s time for the next round of sweating. Open for everyone on Tuesday and Friday between 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. or you can book the sauna exclusively for you and your friends for 10 EUR per hour. This option if open from Monday to Sunday, from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.

  • 3 morning yoga sessions
  • 3 evening yoga sessions, one hour per day
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast and lunch package
  • Free use of yoga mats and accessories
  • Free use of the swimming pool, gym, dartboard, and chill-out lounge
  • Free use of sauna and Jacuzzi during spa hours
  • Unlimited fresh fruits and tea daily
  • Airport transfers
  • Massage treatment
  • Other sports activities
  • Sauna and beach towels
  • Sports rental

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. One-way airport transfers cost 50 EUR for one to three people and 75 EUR for four to eight people. Transfers are to be paid at The Lodge on arrival.

Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

  • K
    Review by Karen Stringer from Great Britain

    A lovely tranquil place to do yoga and chill.

    CONS Cons: The weather can be unpredictable - 2 days were cloudy and cool - but the staff told us that when it is like that it will be just around the immediate area. We took a 20 Euro taxi and found the sun in Cascais (where it is 'always sunny' ) and had a lovely afternoon there. As the rest of Europe had been hit with a heatwave a lot of people appreciated the cooler weather.

    PROS Pros: Friendly and helpful staff. Gorgeous pool and gardens - the sea is too cold so the pool was great. Very good kitchen and BBQ so we shopped at the local market for very good fish and veg and cooked a few meals at the Lodge and ate in the pretty garden. Breakfast buffet was extensive and plentiful. 10 minute walk to a lovely beach - Praie Grande - with steep cliffs, golden sand and crashing waves or a bit longer to a smaller beach along the coast path.

    2017-Aug-11 10:42:30

  • B
    Review by Bastian Heckl from Germany

    Die perfekte Balance für unseren Urlaub

    CONS Cons: Da musste ich überlegen - vielleicht die unscharfen Küchenmesser? ;)

    PROS Pros: Schöne Anlage, mit viel Liebe zum Detail gestaltet und gepflegt, wunderbare Mitarbeiter. Kein Wunder, dass die Mitgäste/Nachbarn dann auch noch so sympathisch sind. Ihr macht großartige Arbeit und lasst es dabei noch leicht aussehen. Ein großes Dankeschön an alle!

    2017-Aug-10 19:20:24

  • T
    Review by Tamsin Johnson from Great Britain

    PROS Pros: Relaxation and yoga

    2017-Aug-02 06:59:51

  • K
    Review by Katrien Rennemeier from Belgium

    PROS Pros: Great homely place,perfectly kept and fantastic little extras:) thank you,deffinetly coming back!

    2017-Jul-28 07:16:25

  • L
    Review by Linda Knauer from Germany

    2017-May-28 11:36:08

  • L
    Review by Leea Hiltunen from Switzerland

    The lodge beak

    CONS Cons: I was expecting dinner there , but plenty of nice restaurants around!

    PROS Pros: The concept of the lodge is a perfect mix of relaxing and being active - whenever and whatever needed.

    2017-May-26 07:04:31

  • J
    Review by Anonymous

    CONS Cons: the yoga was too slow for my taste in the weekend sessions, and there was a little too much explaining every time we had a session because new people joined each time we had a class, but that really is splitting hairs as the experience was lovely.

    2017-May-24 08:51:02

  • E
    Review by Eva Nießner from Germany

    2017-Apr-23 19:03:20

  • J
    Review by Jeanne Ballot from France

    2017-Apr-07 10:02:27

  • L
    Review by Anonymous

    2017-Sep-18 15:58:46

  • E
    Review by Ellie Donithorn from Great Britain

    2017-Sep-17 22:01:51

  • S
    Review by Serena Gavardi from Republic of Italy


    CONS Cons: N/A

    PROS Pros: The welcoming and positiveness of everyone

    2017-Sep-17 08:34:05

  • N
    Review by Nicholas Battle from Great Britain

    2017-Sep-02 09:36:45

  • A
    Review by Aurélie Gaillard from France

    Séjour détente au top

    CONS Cons: Rien

    PROS Pros: Les infrastructures, les disponibilité du personnel pour nous guider sur les activités à faire au alentours, l'organisation générale du Lodge.

    2017-Aug-28 13:25:03

  • N
    Review by Anonymous

    2017-Aug-27 16:40:06

  • K
    Review by Anonymous

    CONS Cons: Yoga good for beginners but not for intermediate/advanced.

    PROS Pros: Facilities and atmosphere are great

    2017-Aug-25 15:48:32

  • C
    Review by Claire Collet from France

    PROS Pros: L'endroit du surf camp est privilégié. Il est aménagé simplement et confortable., les espaces extérieurs sont très bien entretenus. L'équipe du surf camp est très accueillante. Les cours de yoga étaient top et ceux pour le surf bien organisés.

    2017-Aug-21 09:01:41

  • S
    Review by Sian Thomas from Great Britain

    2017-Aug-20 08:05:33

  • K
    Review by Anonymous

    CONS Cons: Just to note, we didn't do the yoga while we were there so can't comment on that. Many people who stayed seemed to really enjoy it from what we could see. We came to do surfing and mountain biking. We found the surfing sessions not very well run, on one day in particular there were way too many beginners and the conditions were terrible (very strong current and messy waves) so it was very difficult to not try and catch any waves. There were too many people in the water and not enough instructors to help. The beach that was nearby wasn't very good for swimming the week we were there, the waves were big and dumpy.

    PROS Pros: The kitchen and sauna/jacuzzi facilities were great (though there was an extra charge for these on most days, there were 2 free/no-charge) days per week). There was a nice outdoor swimming pool and some lovely hammocks for relaxing in. The staff were quite friendly. The breakfast and self-made lunches were pretty good.

    2017-Aug-13 19:23:28

  • L
    Review by Anonymous

    2017-Jul-19 21:35:40

  • F
    Review by Anonymous

    Absolutely incredible holiday

    PROS Pros: Vinyasa yoga in the mornings, falling asleep to the sounds of the sea, eating authentic Portuguese food, meeting new people

    2017-Jul-17 10:05:56

  • N
    Review by Nicole Scheulen from Germany

    PROS Pros: Ungezwungene, herzliche, lockere Atmosphere.

    2017-Jul-12 05:55:06

  • J
    Review by Janine Brazier from Great Britain

    2017-Jul-09 04:35:22

  • A
    Review by Anonymous

    the lodge is a little paradise

    PROS Pros: I loved the accomodations, staff is wonderfull , very helpful. I loved the way everything is so well organised ( communal kitchen, honesty fridge, yoga studio, etc. ) The place is just fantastic. Yoga teachers are so incredible. and surf school had a great team of instructors.

    2017-Jul-06 12:54:43

  • L
    Review by Anonymous

    2017-Jul-01 14:27:30

  • S
    Review by Sonya Lamothe from Canada

    CONS Cons: Rien. Par contre comme commentaires constructifs, j'ai noté 2 choses : 1) des moustiquaires ds les fenêtres pour qu'on puisse dormir la fenêtre ouverte sans se faire piquer par les maringouins. Sinon, c'est trop chaud dormir la nuit les fenêtres et portes fermées. 2) musique zen autour de la piscine ou une affiche disant : Espace de détente svp.

    PROS Pros: le calme, les chambres, les hamacs, la cuisinette privée, la piscine

    2017-Jun-27 02:56:14

  • S
    Review by Sandra Bittel from Great Britain

    Great relaxing holiday

    CONS Cons: The supermarket is a bit of a walk. But you can go after surfing if you are at that new.

    PROS Pros: The starpine lodge is such a relaxing place to be. The breakfast is lovely, the staff really nice, the surfing brilliant and the yoga relaxing and energizing. Would go back i a heartbeat. You meet lovely people as well so also great to go if you are on your own. Praia Grande is the place to watch an amazing sunset and only 5 minutes walk

    2017-Jun-25 19:04:07

  • A
    Review by Anonymous

    2017-Jun-25 07:14:33

  • M
    Review by Mike Anderson from Croatia

    Great facilities, very well run

    CONS Cons: Note that if you sign up for a "yoga retreat" it's not really the traditional one. It's a bunch of rooms that you can then sign up and do yoga or surfing or climbing or another activity. You won't be doing yoga with the same people every day for example...

    PROS Pros: This place is run by Germans, and you can tell as everything is high quality and runs like clockwork. They are EXTREMELY helpful and it's a great place for a worry and stress free getaway. It's a nice concept where they have a continental buffet breakfast, pack your lunch from there, then can eat out or use a great community kitchen for dinner.

    2017-Jun-19 09:35:56

  • K
    Review by Karin Schmidmeir from Spanish State

    Idealer Urlaub

    PROS Pros: Mir gefiel alles, aufmerksames Personal , alles sehr sauber, super Yogalehrer, sehr schön gelegen,+rund um hat alles gepasst.

    2017-Jun-04 20:02:31

  • C
    Review by Claudia Bühlmann from Switzerland

    2017-May-26 10:19:05

  • J
    Review by Jessica Korell from Germany

    2017-May-24 07:48:42

  • N
    Review by Niamh Hayes from Ireland

    2017-May-23 13:25:40

  • J
    Review by Anonymous

    CONS Cons: No wifi in individual rooms, scheduling was difficult as yoga ended right when surfing began, surf location was 45+ minutes away which made for a short break between surfing and the afternoon yoga class meaning there was not enough time to leave the retreat center

    2017-May-21 02:55:54

  • N
    Review by Nicola Weber from Switzerland

    2017-May-20 11:40:28

  • K
    Review by Kali Snell from Great Britain

    AMAZING, I want to go back again and again

    CONS Cons: Towel change daily and beach towels free of charge would have been nice. I also didn't realise the spa and sauna cost per use. But no complaints as such, I should have done my research.

    PROS Pros: Everyone at the lodge were so friendly and helpful. Food was fresh and different things to choose from daily. Facilities were great, esp the yoga hut & pool area. Converted stables as rooms were extra special. Several restaurants nearby had some of the freshest seafood I've ever tasted. (Staff recommendation) Will be back and will highly recommend. Loved it.

    2017-May-16 07:28:37

  • B
    Review by Bettina Kaiser from Germany

    2017-May-13 08:35:53

  • S
    Review by Sonja Haasdonk from France


    CONS Cons: Nichts! Es war alles wunderbar!

    PROS Pros: Es war ein wundervoller Aufenthalt. Ich bin immer noch verzaubert. Die yoga und surf Kombination bringt wahrlich alle Sinne zum tanzen. Ganz tolles Team! Man fühlt sich vom ersten Moment an gut aufgehoben. Es ist alles super organisiert. Es fehlt an nichts! Es sind Kleinigkeiten, die entzücken und den Aufenthalt lange nachhallen lassen. Thx!

    2017-May-10 21:48:32

  • L
    Review by Lynne Summerfield from Great Britain

    portugal yoga retreat

    CONS Cons: I had hoped that I'd picked a venue which was easy to get to from the airport at just 45mins, but when I got the details it seemed quite tricky, buses trains and metro so I opted to be picked up and taken back, which at 100euros was quite an additional cost to the holiday Although the rooms were very good I ended up having one next to something like a pumping well, whatever it was, there was an unfortunate low intermitant buzz so during the night I had to use earplugs, which was a shame as otherwise it would have been a very peaceful location

    PROS Pros: Good location, easy relaxed staff, very good grounds and facilities

    2017-Apr-24 15:06:01

  • J
    Review by Johanna Sardal from Denmark

    Just perfect

    PROS Pros: I liked all about The Logde. The staff was SO kind and helpful. I felt welcome and safe. With a german owner as Ralph, you find everything in hand everwhere. Any detail needed had been thought of. Every morning I was met with a personal greeting and Ralph even knew our names. The yogateachers were exellent and so were the food. The place was cosy and clean with a spacius beautful garden and a lovely pool with saltwater.

    2017-Apr-19 21:13:44

  • F
    Review by Ferdinand Fischleder from Austria

    2017-Apr-17 05:53:45

  • L
    Review by Lisa Dann from Ireland

    4 night stay with surfing and yoga

    CONS Cons: It gets pretty chilly at night so wrap up warm!!

    PROS Pros: This was one of the most relaxing holidays I've been on yet! The surfing was organised well and we had great instructors. The yoga in the evening was the perfect balance after surfing. The Lodge itself was beautiful. The rooms were gorgeous, fitted out with all natural furniture and materials. There was a relaxed atmosphere among all guests and staff. Truly enjoyed the holiday!

    2017-Apr-08 08:25:49

  • Review by Elodie from Switzerland
    8 out of 10

    "My experience at The Lodge was really great although the weather conditions were pretty bad. The staff is very nice and welcoming :) I liked very much the yoga classes. I had the chance to have 2 different teachers and this had made the difference in a positive way. My recommendation would be to always have two teachers and two different types of yoga to please everyone. I was more in the sportive yoga mindset so the classes with the 2nd teachers were more aligned with my expectations although I really enjoyed discovering the spiritual yoga from Magdalena! Conclusion: I would really recommend The Lodge, but be aware that there is not much to do when it rains."

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  • Review by Sonia Madurga from Barcelona
    10 out of 10

    "Good installations. The people that is working there is extremely nice and disponible at any moment, I really appreciate their disponibility and flexibility along all the stay."

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  • Review by Alice from United Kingdom
    8 out of 10

    "Lovely setting and good yoga teachers. Friendly staff and the perfect place to do nothing much at all."

    November 25, 2016. BookYogaRetreats.com, edited

  • Review by Madlena from Russia
    10 out of 10

    "I really enjoyed my stay in the Lodge. Very nice, comfortable & peaceful place! Friendly & careful staff, you feel like you are hosted by the family. Good choice for the breakfast, simple, testy & always fresh. You have the option to cook at the kitchen available for all guests 24 hours, very convenient! Yoga teacher is professional & attentive to each person in the class. Her classes has perfect combination of meditation, pranayama & asana's. Thank you very much to Ralph who built such great place!"

    November 28, 2016. BookYogaRetreats.com, edited

  • Review by Lyanca from Netherlands
    9 out of 10

    "I've had a great time at the lodge!"

    "The rooms are perfect! They have everything you need. The breakfast buffet is varied and the common kitchen enables visitors to prepare meals. The place looks very neat and taken care of with beautiful looking gardens. They basically thought of everything! The atmosphere at the Logde is really nice. Many people came alone (as I did) and everyone is in for a chat."

    "Then there was the great staff!!! They are there for you if you need anything. They are open en friendly and make you feel at home."

    "Last but not least, the Yoga was amazing! Madeleine is a great and inspiring yoga teacher. I would definitely recommend any yogi that wants to deepen their practice to go there and take as much classes of Madeleina as you can! :)"

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  • Review by a traveler

    "I had a lovely stay at Starpine Lodge. The accommodation was great amazing and it was lovely to stay in such a new, clean, homely environment. The staff at Starpine Lodge were also very friendly and helpful, young and vibrant and clearly enjoying their work at The Lodge and Starpine Lodge. The barbecue they cooked for us was great and the breakfasts, although basic were very tasty and fresh every day."

    "I attended for a 'yoga retreat' although sadly the yoga side was a big let down. I would question whether the yoga 'teacher' actually had any qualification in training. I have practiced various types of yoga for over 15 years and this lady was veering on the side of dangerous with the practice she led. There was no physical warm up prior to her encouraging us into some a few very strenuous positions, and no structure to the classes. She spent approximately 30 minutes of each class talking about nothing in particular which wasted time from the actual yoga. I understand about the meditation side of yoga and have attended meditation classes, but this was not even meditation, it was clearly ego-focused chat that had no benefit to those attending the class. When asked what style of yoga she was teaching she told another participant she preferred 'Freestyle' yoga. This is all very worrying given the lack of understanding she had for the physical dangers of yoga and also the ego centered time wasting in her classes."

    "I had a lovely time in terms of the relaxation, food and accommodation, but this wasn't a yoga retreat, in my opinion, as she wasn't practicing yoga. "

    "Organizer Response:"

    "Thank you for sharing your opinion. I am glad to hear that your stay itself at our new venue, Star Pine Lodge was pleasant and the staff great. I am sorry to hear that the yoga did not live up to your expectations. I know that sometimes people have trouble to adjust to one of our teachers spiritual approach to yoga. The general feedback about her classes are very positive, and I can assure you that she has been practicing yoga for 15 years and taken various courses as yoga instructor along her “yoga journey”. One fundamental misunderstanding is about her style of yoga: it is called "Yoga Livre“, originated in Brazil and does not have a proper English translation, which could be "Free Yoga“ or “Freestyle Yoga“. But that does not mean that it is a random combination of yoga elements without any concept. Yoga Livre teaches you to accept yourself and enjoy the beauty of life no matter what the circumstances (in a very short summary). The teacher in question is the least ego-centered person I have ever met. I think she was simply trying to explain this approach to life. I have given these explanations as I felt I had to clarify a few things. In your review, you mentioned that our very rich breakfast buffet is "basic" but we do offer such a variety of products, all fresh and regional. And almost every guest leaves a very positive comment during their stay. Sunny regards, Ralph (Manager)"

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  • Review by Julia from France
    10 out of 10

    "Great stay and yoga classes. Ideally located. Very nice staff. "

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  • Review by Suzy from London
    10 out of 10

    "The Lodge is a fantastic place to stay. Ralph and his team were great. The stable rooms are spotlessly clean and have great beds. The rooms look out onto the beautiful gardens with hammocks to relax in. I was doing yoga at The Lodge which I really enjoyed. The studio is nicely positioned and the teaching was good. Breakfast was excellent and the shared kitchen was well organised and perfectly clean. The honesty bar enables you to grab a beer at the end of the day. Colares has it's own micro climate so can be misty and chilly at times so warm clothes are needed even in August when I stayed. The cooler evenings mean that one sleeps well. The Lodge is a peaceful place to stay, the other guests were made up of singles, couples and families and this made a nice atmosphere. I hope to return soon."

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  • Review by Dag
    9 out of 10

    "We had a very good experience at the Alpine lodge.We traveled father and son.The surrounding was nice and the atmosphere couldn't have been better. Recommend a stay at the Lodge for everyone who likes a vacation with activity and relaxation at the same time."

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  • Review by Poullet
    9 out of 10

    "The place is beautiful. Staff is very available and everything is well organized. My daughter discovered yoga and was completely seduced, the teacher had a real personality and was very soft, open mind and kind. The same for surf, the team seemed to have one purpose: " to help you to get the best experience in your surf live!"

    "Near the swimming pool every body is quiet and you can read and rest. 5 days very zen and athletic!"

    "Small bad point, the room street side are very noisy during the night. Two times, we were awake by music and firecrackers at 4 a.m. and by people talking loudly at 1 a.m."

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  • Review by Giorgia from United Kingdom
    8 out of 10

    "The Lodge Portugal is a great place. It’s new, super clean, full of nice touches and details. Everything is well organized and I can’t say that there is anything missing or anything that i would add. The atmosphere is chilled and relaxed, the surf team is great and the yoga instructors are also good. A place to recommend."

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  • Review by Sylvia from The Netherlands
    8 out of 10

    "I really enjoyed my stay at The Lodge! The staff is extremly friendly, always there to help out in any way. Great service! They have bags and bikes for free to drive to the supermarket, which is a 15 minutes bike ride. I stayed in the pool-house and it is a nice house, fully equipped. The lodge itself is beautiful, with a nice garden, outside dining area, bbq, and I enjoyed the yoga. Tip:If you go there, its good to know that the weather, in this particulair area is often cold, because of the mountain, so bring warm clothes. "

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  • Review by The Lodge Portugal in response to the review sent by a Traveller

    "Thank you for your positive feedback about Star Pine Lodge and the staff working there. I usually don´t respond to (negative) critics, as we value our guests opinions and try to learn and improve from it. But in this case your comment is extremely negative, and personal, so i would like to say a thing or two to it. First of all, the critics about my person came a bit as a surprise, as I don´t recall any negative encounter with you or your friends. As i manage The Lodge, and not Star Pine Lodge, we actually didn´t meet that often. For somebody to leave such a negative review I would have expected to have had a serious argument or discussion with you. None of that happened. Second of all, I went through our email communication again. I cannot find any unprofessional or unfriendly behaviour from my side. On the contrary, I responded friendly and patiently to the inumerous turns and twists your booking procedure involved, as you and your friends couldn´t decide on dates and packages, even though I had informed you that we were talking about very last availabilities at The Lodge, where ou wanted to stay in first place. By the time you took a decision (diffferent arrival and departure dates for all 3 of you, no problem from my side), The Lodge was fully booked, and I recommended our new property Star Pine Lodge, in the vicinity of The Lodge. You finally booked into Star Pine Lodge, thanking me in several emails for my patience and recommendations, and not showing any sign of irritation or frustration. I´ll just post an answer you sent about a week after the booking to the manager of BookYogaRetreats, where you found us:"

    "Hello Maya, Everything is settled already. Ralph (CCed) was of great help. "

    "That doesn´t sound like there were any problems, does it? :) Till this point I have no idea where your rather harsh critics of my person and professional behaviour come from. Well, till the moment I asked you how and when you will get to us, in the normal reminder i send out to all our guests about a week before arrival. There you even thanked me for the helpful travel description I had sent you again. You then said that you and one of your friends would arrive at Lisbon airport at 18:00, wait for the luggage, go into Lisbon centre, have dinner and some drinks, and then get to Sintra by train to be picked up by us around midnight. I guess the turning point of our „relation“ was when I explained politely that we are happy to pick up guests at early or late hours if their flights make it necessary, but that we do not wait all night for somebody to have a nice evening out. In the end a pick up around midnight including driving and check in keeps us up till about 1:00. We are fully aware that we work in a service industry and my team and me are working hard to give everybody the best possible time, but there are limits to everything, and RESPECT is a mutual thing. You might also consider how much you jeopardize a new small business like Star Pine Lodge and the jobs of the people working there (which you liked) by publishing such a negative review about my person, who you hardly met. Just wanted to share my point of view. Sunny regards, Ralph"

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  • Review by a traveler
    9 out of 10

    "Let’s start with the small negative part from our, beside that, awesome and really good feedback. Before I go any further I would like to stress that the negative feedback is only related to one person there, who is the manager. All other staff is more than friendly, helpful and cheerful – everything you can ask for. The E-Mail communication with the manager of Starpine up front was in our opinion unprofessional and unfriendly, when it comes to communication in the tourist sector. Also as we met the manager in person, he was reserved, snooty and gave us an unfriendly and unwelcome feeling. Now coming to the major part, the very good feedback part: We (3 females between the ages of 30-34) stayed for one week in Starpine Lodge in June 2016. Overall we had a great time in the lodge which includes accommodation, breakfast and the individual and really friendly service of the staff. We stayed in a separate bungalow in a four bed room which had enough space for the three of us. We liked the interior design which was dominated by self-made wooden furniture which put a really nice tough to the room (compliments to the carpenter). The bath was small but very clean and had everything we needed. Coming to the breakfast, it was a breakfast buffet in the main house, which we liked as we got in touch with other guests at the long breakfast table. The breakfast varied slightly every day which was a nice twist and had nearly everything you would also get in a Hotel with continental breakfast (besides scrambled eggs, grilled bacon). The beach is 10 minutes by foot. The sport activities we did was biking, climbing, bouldering, yoga and horse riding. Each experience was great. The yoga classes were okay, but we were not overwhelmed. Overall we had a great time."

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  • Review by Sharon
    10 out of 10

    "Starpine Lodge in Portugal was amazing and recommend it! None of it could have been better (except the weather). Will go back."

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  • Review by Melanie from England
    10 out of 10

    "We really enjoyed our stay, a lovely setting with a very friendly group of guests. The staff were excellent, nothing was too much trouble. Our room was very clean with a good outlook over the garden. The breakfasts were delicious. The yoga was challenging, we were pleased we improved over the week. The teacher was extremely warm and encouraging. We would have liked to have the evening meal included as it would have given us more opportunity to speak to the other guests. The BBQ evening was very enjoyable. We would recommend the lodge to anyone who would like a yoga holiday near lovely beaches and the wonderful historic town of Sintra"

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  • Review by Joelle
    10 out of 10

    "The Lodge is a little hidden peace sanctuary 10 minutes from a magnificent beach with few excellent restaurants but still free from the usual "junk places" traditionally associated with crowded, touristy beaches. The place was fully booked when we were there but it truly didn't feel that way, remaining calm and quiet throughout and we barely saw anyone other than for breakfast and yoga classes! The staff were very accommodating and friendly and the facilities were everything we could have wished for. The rustic look of the stable conversion was just perfectly charming yet practical and very comfortable. The surf school they use was also very good. It's not a good place if you're looking for a city break of hard partying but if you're after a calm, relaxing reboot then that's your place. I'm not one to go back to the same place twice but I may just have to make this a yearly trip! "

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  • Review by Nina from United Kingdom

    "We absolutely loved our stay at The Lodge. It was the perfect holiday and even better than we had hoped for. In the run up to our stay at The Lodge communication with Ralph was very easy and informative, he got back to me quickly and answered all of my questions. We were met by the lovely Cindy at Sintra station who drove us to The Lodge and gave us a full run through of all the information we needed. So by the time we got there we were already very happy and were even more delighted when we saw The Lodge itself which was much more beautiful than on the website!!! The website doesn’t do it justice!!! It had a lovely garden, swimming pool and yoga studio and our rooms were very clean and stylish and the staff were wonderful. They had thought of everything to make your stay comfortable – there were bikes you can borrow, an honesty fridge, well equipped kitchen and BBQ, bus timetables, maps, you name it - There was even a bottle of wine, two glasses and a corkscrew left in our room on arrival which was such a lovely touch. We were there for yoga and surfing and we were very satisfied with the service. Very friendly yoga and surf teachers and a very nice vibe in all the classes. Thank you so much Ralph, Cindy and the team. Your mixture of chilled, friendly, efficiency is really a winning combination and you made our stay so relaxing and comfortable. We are already thinking about when we will return!! Till next time…"

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  • Review by Alex from Switzerland

    "Amazing place for surf and yoga holiday and relaxation. I expected something more of a hostel, but it turned out to be a great villa with nice rooms, common area with a dining table, nice garden with the swimming pool. The staff is extremely helpful and nice. The surfing sessions were intense, and I really enjoyed the session. Surf Instruction was of superb quality. I don't think I'll ever be a pro at surfing, but I have definitely found my new hobby. The yoga teacher and the yoga classes were amazing with an emphasis to meditation and pranayama. The area is rather quiet, but there are still several restaurants around, with tasty food and great wine."

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  • Review by Mark from United Kingdom

    "It was really good, thanks. Well organized, a well set-up accommodation, and chilled out vibe. I don't want to write a full review but I'd give it 5 out of 5 stars."

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  • Review by Tracey from England

    "Our stay at The Lodge was absolutely fab. The most relaxing of places to stay with the warmest of staff. Nothing was too much of a problem...anything that needed booking or organizing for their guests was happily undertaken. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone or return for another stay. 5-star stay."

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  • Review by Annik

    "The Lodge staff were super friendly and kind, always looking for ways of making us feel more at home. The room was comfortable and the on site yoga facilities, with the sound of the nearby ocean, was nice and peaceful. As a beginner at surfing, the instructors were amazingly patient and motivating. Also, Praia Grande, a short walk from the Lodge, was absolutely breathtaking."

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  • Review by Marina from United Kingdom

    "I had a fantastic time at the Lodge. The resort is effectively run by Ralph, and all the staff were so kind and helpful, in particular Cindy and Petra. The resort is immaculately clean and tidy and there is so many things to do over there. The yoga classes were great, and the teacher Madalena was trully amazing. I would highly recommend this place and I would certainly consider going back."

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  • Review by Fabiana Illescas from Peru

    "I had the pleasure of staying at The Lodge for 8 days at the beginning of April. First of all, the staff are very very nice and they go out of their way to make you feel comfortable, guide you where to go and are always available to answer your questions. The place itself is very comfortable and you can see the love the staff put into making it welcoming, cozy and beautiful. The food was great - succulent and healthy breakfasts and thought they didn’t have to, they encourage you to make a sandwich to take away for lunch. As for the yoga, I would say it is not a yoga specialized lodge. One of the three teachers was very good - Masha knew what she was doing! Unfortunately, the other two were not as qualified and the language barrier made it hard to understand the practice - postures often didn’t flow and they looked improvised, often leaving the students lost to the point where we just did our own thing. All in all, this is a great place, perhaps more suitable for beginner yoga students or surf enthusiasts"

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  • Review by Nikki V. from United Kingdom

    "I had an amazing time at The Lodge. Ralph and the team make you feel right at home, facilities are perfect and the location is great for a getaway. I took the surf and yoga lessons, which were really well taught and fun. Be sure to make a day trip to Sintra too!"

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  • Review by Mary Ryan from United Kingdom

    "I have just returned from a very nice few days at the Lodge, on the 4 night full yoga package. It was easy to get there from Lisbon airport by metro and train and easy to get around the area by bus during my stay. It was my first time going there and I found it to be a very relaxing, low key place to stay.The accommodation is simple but clean and comfortable. The kitchen facilities are also good if you want to cook. The breakfast buffet was varied and plentiful and the packed lunch a great idea. It was also nice to have fresh fruit and tea available in this area all day. I liked the honesty fridge (containing chocolate, soft drinks, water and beer) which saves having to carry these heavy items back by bus/ walking. I was traveling on my own and found that there were many solo travelers there, all friendly so there was company for day trips and dinner if desired. There are shops, restaurants and beaches within easy walking distance and all the food I ate in the restaurants was very good and very reasonable. (mostly fish). The yoga teacher Maddelena was very good. The yoga was challenging at times but varied and covered all aspects of yoga practice. I enjoyed my time at the Lodge and was sorry I wasn't staying for a full week. I would go there again. "

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  • Review by Elisabeth Schwarz from Germany

    "My stay in The Lodge was incredibly great. Very friendly staff, clean and cozy room. Good breakfast and lunch sandwiches. We had a BBQ Night together. The yoga teacher Madalena is very warm and good at what she es doing. I will definitely return to this place"

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  • Review by Tamara from Netherlands

    "Only got to stay for a week, but would definitely like to go back. Both Ralph and his staff are great and he did a great job renovating the horse stables into comfortable rooms. I felt right at home. We had dinner at a really nice restaurant close by and a barbecue at the lodge with the whole group, which is not mandatory of course, but really added to the great feel of the week. I had a rental car which I found really useful. Both for getting groceries if your want to cook your own dinner and getting around to Cascais, Sintra, Lissabon, and Costa da Caparica. But you can also get around with public transport or one of bikes they have at the lodge. The free yoga style was something I had to get used to, but our teacher Madalena was very sweet and intuitive and she gave good massages. Really worth the money. Also the other guests were a true joy. I didn't go surfing or climbing, but heard great stories about it from the other guests. Good teachers and good vibes all around. Until next time!"

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  • Review by Georgia from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "Ganz spontan entschied ich mich mit einer Freundin für Yogaurlaub in Portugal. The Logde hatte ein tolles Angebot und war gut zu erreichen. Mit einem Mietwagen waren wir mobil vor Ort. Doch auch ohne ist es kein Problem zum Strand, den Supermärkten oder auch ins nahe gelegene Sintra zu kommen. Die Zimmer sind gemütlich, die Mitarbeiter sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit, die Anlage ist grün und hat viele Bereiche zum Lesen/Entspannen/sich einfach wohlfühlen. Den Tag begannen wir mit einer Yogastunde: toll geführt, kleine Gruppe mit der Möglichkeit auf jeden individuell einzugehen. Danach gab es ein reichhaltiges, langes Frühstück. Wir fühlten uns sehr wohl und kommen sicherlich wieder! Vielen Dank an das Team!"

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  • Review by Simona C.

    "I was looking forward to a relaxing holiday, enjoying the sounds and smells of nature, yoga, meditation and generally taking it slowly. I couldn't have picked a better place! The gardens of the property are stunning, the rooms are cleverly decorated (minimalist chic incorporating nature materials like cork) with a comfy bed and amazing hot shower (perfect after a day in the sun). The breakfast is plentiful and the communal kitchen is well equipped. I took the yoga package (10 lessons) and was pleasantly surprised by the dedication of the yoga teachers, who would take time to connect with you and help you to fully immerse yourself in the practice. I would say the yoga is of the more spiritual, mindful (rather than sporty) type - this is what I was after but perhaps it doesn't suite someone who is more interested in sweating it out rather than breathing techniques and meditation. The only disappointment I had is that when I arrived, there were 2 big groups of people staying at the Lodge and doing boot camp style yoga and surfing sessions. It was hard to coordinate with the group (as they had their own lessons) and organize any activities together. So to my disappointment, for the first 3 of the 7 nights there was little scope for socializing and I found myself eating and walking alone (and the roads can be dark!) in the evenings. I couldn't have changed my travel dates, but for other sole travelers it would be good to be given a heads up if there are not many like-minded solo travelers staying over around the same time. But as the yoga teacher would say, nothing is permanent and everything is in a state of flux - the Lodge quickly filled up with lots of solo travelers and the evenings got fun and relaxed with lively dinners (try sushi in the nearby village at David's - it's a must!). Everyone was super helpful, organised and friendly - there is a very welcoming atmosphere at the Lodge and everyone is doing their job wholeheartedly. I was truly impressed by how beautiful the place is and how everyone is super professional and tries very hard to make sure you have an amazing stay - and I definitely did, thank you! "

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  • Review by a traveler from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "I stayed in the mini suite with my partner and couldn't have had a better time. We booked an extra night immediately (we were lucky there was the availability). The photos don't do the Lodge justice, it is a stunning place with great facilities (pool, gym, spa, sauna, all set in the pristine garden). The staff are amazing, the food at breakfast is super fresh and delicious. Although I was there with my partner, The Lodge is perfect for families and friend groups. You won't be disappointed."

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  • Review by Peter
    10 out of 10

    "If you have teenage children you'll know how impossible it is to find a holiday to please the whole family. So this was perfect for us. Both teenagers wanted wi-fi. Tick. One wanted a pool and local beaches - tick. The other wanted activities like surfing and rock climbing - tick. My wife and me like yoga - tick. And we all like visiting places like the Pena Palace in Sintra. I could go on but you've got the picture. Oh and the staff are lovely - kind, thoughtful and very helpful. Great mixture of hotel and self catering as well. Please don't share this with too many people - we want to go again."

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  • Review by Kristine
    10 out of 10

    "Two parents - one child - five days. Easy and accurate booking, pick up and drop off from Sintra and everything as promised. Mother did yoga and meditation every morning and evening. Beautiful friendly teachers! Catering to both experienced and beginner yoga practitioners. The rest of the family joined the last day and wished they could continue. Surfing lessons every day for father and son, with skilled instructor. We did several days of sightseeing in beautiful Sintra with surrounding hills and castles. Easy to get there, about 20 min trip by bus. Met several interesting, friendly, fellow travellers and Ralph and his crew were perfect hosts. Beautiful, clean rooms, great healthy breakfast and make-your-own-lunch. We made friends, went biking to the store, walked to the beach, chilled in the hammock, swam in the pool, went horseback riding, played football, had both self-made dinner and takeaway pizza at home as well as several good restaurant dinners. Highly recommended! Wish we could go back soon."

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  • Review by Jenny from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I had a great time thank you, Ralph and Cindy went above and beyond to make our stay a great one. The surfing instructors were also brilliant."

    "Ralph has really created something perfect and I would definitely recommend and go back."

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  • Review by Neha S. from United Kingdom

    "Stayed here for a week and had a wonderful time surfing and doing yoga. Easy to get to from Lisbon and the staff there made me feel at home instantly. Everything was clean and comfortable - really high standard. Although I was alone, it was easy to meet people and the group BBQ was a lot of fun. The supermarket was a bit of a trek (especially for city folk like me used to having shops 5 minutes away!) but the surrounding walks are beautiful so not a huge problem. A wonderful place."

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  • Review by Freddo from Australia

    "What a wonderful place - great location, staff, amenities and activities. Ralph and his friendly team have put together a fantastic facility which offers a wide range of options for their guests. If you want to partake in the activities on offer (surfing, yoga, bike riding ) or simply enjoy a relaxing time out in one of Europe's premier locales, then this is well worth a visit. I'll definitely be back!"

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  • Review by Mahsa R from United Kingdom

    "Stayed at The Lodge, it's beautiful, clean and very comfortable. Great for relaxing and having a peaceful time. Staff is really nice and friendly and you feel like home!Rooms are beautifully decorated and beds are very comfy, It could do better with one more pillow. The only slightly downside of it is the fact there isn't any supermarket close to The lodge and you better of having a car to go around at least I prefer it this way but overall experience is really good. I had a good time :)"

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  • Review by Angelique H from Germany

    "Normally I am too lazy to write reviews, but I had a really, really good time at The Lodge, so this one is well-deserved. The staff was super friendly and made us feel at home right away. They organized barbecues and a restaurant trip together. Ralph was really accomodating organizing climbing trips, mountain biking, surfing for us from one day to another; everything was very uncomplicated and flexible. We could get the mountain bikes last minute for grocery shopping, Jacuzzi and sauna times and even doing archery. The location is amazing, the lodge itself beautifully equipped and the surrounding with the mountains and the sea, and Sintra and Lisbon being close by was perfect for us. We had an optimal mixture of relaxing, sports, food and culture and will make sure to come back some time!"

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  • Review by Julie Pendersen from Denmark

    "I can only recommend this fantastic place. I stayed at The Lodge for a week and enjoyed every minute of it - lovely people, beautiful garden, good food, comfy bed, nice room - came back totally relaxed and happy."

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  • Review by Catherine from United Kingdom

    "Imagine a place where German super-efficiency meets laid-back surf cool. Sounds unlikely, but Ralph and company have achieved the near-impossible. The result is wonderful - a place where groups of friends, families, solo surf bums and yoga freaks from all over will feel equally at home. The owner-managers have gone out of their way to think of everything, so that you don't have to - to the point of physically signposting two different routes to the beach. There are board games, garden games, an honesty fridge stocked full of beers, and nothing is too much trouble for the always friendly staff. The entire place is new, super clean and beautifully finished with a real creative touch. It's also a great location for exploring the Sintra and Lisbon areas. Thanks for a fabulous week from the 5 English girls."

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  • Review by Youkou from Switzerland

    "We booked the lodge for a weekend with a group of 20 people and we had a very good time. Ralph is a nice and very professional guy, he was also very cool.We some special stuff and activities organized:"

    "* Surf: a very good place with nice teachers 15-minutes walking from the Lodge"

    "* Yoga: Masha is giving courses in the yoga rooms, in the garden of the Lodge the breakfast and the BBQ we had in the lodge where also very nice. The rooms are clean and nice. Last point, we had an issue with the bus to go to the airport and they organized a last minute transfer for us which was also very useful."

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  • Review by a traveler from Denmark

    "The Lodge is located in a quiet area outside Colares village very close to the beach, around 2 minutes by car. Lovely large garden with pool, sauna, jacuzzi, and hammocks. Guestrooms are located in perfectly renovated and refurbished former horse stables. Rooms are beautiful, but not big, with private bathroom and private terrace viewing into the nice garden. Good bed, great sleep comfort, quiet. A tranquil place and perfect to relaxing. Further, different sport activities such as yoga, surfing and archery are offered. Very good breakfast buffet including different yoghurts, fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, good cheese and ham, different bread types and pastry in dining room and outside on the big terrace. Possibility to prepare lunch packs with breakfast items. A common guest kitchen fully equipped is available. Additionally to the beaches, Sintra and surroundings can be easily explored from Colares by private car. The Lodge is a very charming and peaceful B&B and has a great location."

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  • Review by a traveler from United States

    "I highly recommend the Lodge! They have great amenities (Jacuzzi, spa, pool, and yoga room) and are close to a ton of different options for surfing, biking hiking and sight-seeing. The staff was extremely friendly and the overall atmosphere was amazing."

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Sintra, Portugal

The Lodge Portugal offers accommodation and a range of activities, including surfing, climbing, mountain bike, and yoga.

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