The Hotel Palácio Estoril is one of Europes great hotels which has been enchanting successive generations of guests from the four corners of the globe since 1930. Its long existence is intertwined with the history of Europe and the world and with changing attitudes. Now, in the 21st century, the Palácio is still grand but at the same time is a completely renovated, up-to-date hotel with modern facilities that manages to be welcoming and cosy despite its grandeur.
The hotel was the international Allied spy HQ during World War II. It was here that Ian Fleming witnessed a card game between enemy agents, which was the inspiration for the plot of his first novel Casino Royale.