House of Zen

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

Instructors 7

Cátia

Catia is a "lisboeta", meaning born in Lisbon. She enjoys teaching yoga with a focus on breathing techniques and mindfulness. She was certified in India, having traveled to Thailand and Australia where she took wellness training courses, including massage therapies. Catia believes cultivating yoga is a profound body, mind and soul expression, while the Universe and the alignments of the planets and stars influence each one of us. She teaches Hatha, Yoga Nidra, and Meditation and also leads meditative walks.

Kimma

Kimma simply loves teaching yoga. With lots of yoga teacher training courses from the US and Thailand, she is an experienced instructor teaching Hatha, gentle Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative and other styles. In her classes, you will be able to learn new insights on yoga philosophy and history and her own life experience. Originally from New Jersey, Kimma lived in Chiang Mai before moving to Portugal, attracted by the sunny weather and the beautiful sea in Estoril coastal area. She is also a certified Thai massage therapist, able to provide both relaxing and vigorous massage treatments.

Maryam

Maryam Madantji is a registered general nurse and off time nurse. She is a yoga instructor and a food adviser. Maryam holds a second bachelors degree in European public health and a Masters of Health Food Innovation Management, both from Maastricht University. Aside from health and food nutrition, she is also a passionate Ashtanga and Vinyasa instructor at House of Zen, drawn by the philosophy and lifestyle of yoga. Her focus in this workshop is to offer awareness for a mindful, healthy, and balanced nutritional state.

Silvia

Silvia loves teaching slow flow and Hatha, gentle approaches to the yoga asanas that focus on body alignment and self-awareness. She has a soothing melting voice and an inspiring filled with grace yoga practice. She is also leading House of Zen's outdoor meditative walks, offering new paths of well-being, mindfulness, and connection among all living beings. Silvia was born in Portugal but grew up and lived most of her life in California. She was trained as a yoga instructor in the US and has since then taught in Portugal exploring different styles and approaches to yoga practice.

Juliette

Juliette found in yoga the place of her own tranquility and safety, essential to keep balance. She started teaching right after her instructor certification in Costa Rica and loves to share her thoughts and feelings about yoga during classes. Juliette teaches Hatha and Vinyasa, with both gentle and more intense versions of yoga practice. She has an East meets West background. Juliette was brought up in the beautiful island of Bali, and has also studied and lived in Germany. She loves the sea, the sun and the easy-going lifestyle of Portugal!

Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Hatha Yoga, Iyengar Yoga)

Coco

Coco is inspired by the brightness and colors of the rainbow. She was born French, but lived in London and also in South America, before moving to Portugal. Yoga changed her life profoundly when she was 20 years old, making her want to be a yoga teacher and pursuit her own yogi path. Certified in Hatha and Vinyasa, you can feel how passionate she is during her classes, while at the same time her tranquility and positive energy drive you throughout the practice that will always be accompanied by her beautiful smile.

Cathrine

Freedom and its infinite possibilities. This is what best describes Cathrine's lifestyle approach. Born in Norway, the land of the magical dark nights and memorable auroras, Cathrine brings in her own mystical, enticing aura into her classes, exploring the edges of the best version of yourselves. Her Vinyasa classes are challenging and vigorous. Practicing yoga since her 15 years old, yoga is a beautiful journey in body, mind, and spirit where there is no goal, only awareness. She did her teaching training in Sweeden, having years of experience in Norway, Southern Europe, including Portugal.

Reviews 102

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!

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

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

"Amazing"

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

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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.

Anonymous

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.

Anonymous

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

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.

Anonymous

from United States, August 2018

"Perfection!"

Amazingly tranquil place

Anonymous

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

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Ruth Stewart

from United States, July 2018

"Very nice place to stay and do yoga "

Beautiful place. Very peaceful and quiet. Lovely staff.

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 :)

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 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.

Floriane Dauvillier

from France, May 2018

"Thanks"

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.

Anonymous

from Great Britain, April 2018

Anonymous

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.

Anonymous

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.

Barbara Kearns

from Ireland, February 2018

Really friendly laid back house with great yoga, easy access to beach & lovely welcoming staff & owner

Tiziana Oliva

from Spain, January 2018

"Good yoga sessions "

The quality of the yoga sessions is superb, really experienced and professional teachers. I would certainly go back for yoga classes which one can access externally too.

The area of Cascais is really beautiful, great for long walks by the seaside.

Staff friendly and welcoming.

Place is spotless.

Anna and Sivia are not listed in the instructors list, but they were very good too.

Jasmin Johnson

from Switzerland, January 2018

"Amazing instructors!"

Very good instructors - Sylvia especially great! Super smart and invested.

Great group of women on retreat too - lifelong friends.

Bungalow is clean. It was winter so not as much opportunity to enjoy garden. Centre is not very well prepared for the winter... it was quite cold. :-)

Gemma Griffiths

from Great Britain, January 2018

"House of Zen"

Such a warm, welcoming environment with clean bright airy bedrooms and two great spaces for classes. All staff are incredibly thoughtful, considered and helpful, making your stay even more enjoyable and relaxing. Instructors are amazing, encouraging all students to work within their own means and develop their practice and confidence.

Kjersti Innjord Thomassen

from Norway, January 2018

"A calm and lovely transition to the New Year"

I went to House of Zen for the New Year retreat together with my mom, and we were both really happy with our stay! The accommodation was lovely, simple in a good way, with everything we needed in the room and a always clean bathroom on the other side of the hallway. It was a very quiet area, but still very close to the ocean and a little square where we could find restaurants, cafes and a really great supermarket. We also walked to Cascais a couple of times - it took about 30-40 minutes and was really stunning walk. It is also possible to rent bikes!

The experience overall was really nice from the minute we came and were welcomed by the beautiful staff. Totally tranquil and we felt very welcome and at home right away. The yoga classes was great, and even though me and my mom have very different background in yoga we both found them accessible and challenging enough. Really knowledgable and skillful teachers that was able to create a safe space for everyone. The meditation and the mindful walk was also really fun, really creating a different transition to the New Year.

And the breakfast was delicious, we especially loved the fresh pressed juices, so yummy!

We can totally recommend House of Zen if you want to stay in a calm place were you have yoga classes just down the stairs, and also a lot of other activities available. Very close to Cascais, Lisbon and Sintra, so it is a great place to explore from too. We'll be back for sure!

Emily Shan

from United States, January 2018

"Great value and a great time"

The staff at the House of Zen were very helpful in helping me settle down and guiding me on how to get to the train to go to Lisbon. The location is very close to the beach, so I highly recommend picking a warm time of year to go here.

Kimma was fun and took time to explain the specifics of some postures. I loved taking her class as it reminded me why I went on this retreat -- to unwind and slow down.

The breakfast was made fresh each morning and was delicious! I highly recommend this location for a retreat because you are getting great accommodation for your money.

Monika Dimitrova

from Germany, December 2017

"Perfect stay at House of Zen"

I had a really nice time during my 4 day stay at House of Zen! The yoga teachers are very friendly, knowledgeable and would assist you so that you get the best out of the yoga class. I've also learnt a few new techniques, which I continue to do today. The rooms, breakfast and coffee are very nice. The beautiful beach is just 5min. walking distance. Generally, my retreat at the house of Zen was better than expected!

Anonymous

from United States, December 2017

Thadeu T Freitas

from Brazil, December 2017

"Fantastic experience "

I liked everything. The local is next to several attractions. The hosts are accommodating. The yoga room is very good. The instructors are very good. The view from the terrace is fantastic. The ambiance is very good. Good Energy excels

Anonymous

from Germany, December 2017

"PerfePerfect"

Perfect little hideaway and great location for a restorative break! This is a wonderful yoga studio with a great vibe, everyone is super friendly and welcoming. No task is too great and they are happy to help. Wonderful classes with personal touches that make a bit difference. I organised my classes in the morning so that I had the day to explore the local area. There's lots to do with great transport links.

Madlena Mirsalimova

from Russia, December 2017

"I had very good & peaceful time at Zen house!"

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Teri Price

from Great Britain, November 2017

"Yoga retreat bliss!"

A beautiful calm and restful stay. Sylvie was an amazing host, who didn’t just make me feel instantly welcome, but was there to make my whole stay as enjoyable as possible! The yoga classes were fantastic, the quality of instruction was excellent. Perfect location for time to relax between classes.

Cherry Schomberg

from Great Britain, November 2017

"Hatha Great Time!"

Had a lovely experience overall at the House of Zen. My friend and I booked the 4 day retreat and indulged in 5 yoga classes over that period. All the instructors were very good and each yoga class was different. Everyone was very friendly and helpful also and there was a lovely calm feel to the house. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Felt totally relaxed the whole time. The breakfasts were amazing - healthy and scrummy! There were suggestions as to what you could do during your stay there also. We took a trip to the Sintra Mountains which we really enjoyed. Thoroughly recommend this Retreat.

Friederike Moellers

from United States, September 2017

"Great experience!"

I very much enjoyed this stay! Great location, wonderful people and fantastic instructors! I really liked Maryam teaching the class, she was fantastic!

Leanne Fox

from Great Britain, September 2017

"Idyllic in every way "

House of zen is perfectly located, great roof terrace views, short walk from the beautiful beach and along to Cascais. Plenty of restaurants to choose from and everything is so reasonably priced. As beginners we weren't sure if the yoga would be too advanced. This is not the case. Such a varied group of people from all over the world and all levels of yoga were at this retreat and nobody felt uncomfortable. We were all able to achieve our personal yoga goals in the most tranquil and spotlessly clean environment. The staff and instructors are some of the nicest people I have ever met and the place floats like a dream. Your breakfast is prepared in perfect timing to await you after your class and it is exciting getting interesting foods each day. Maryam was also an amazing instructor and I wasn't able to rate her on the list but wanted to say how great her classes were. Thank you everyone at house of zen, just what me and my mum needed to escape our busy, hectic lives. Total recharge. Silvie the owner is also the kindest person who makes it her business to get to know you and adds a really personal touch to your stay... as well as making a surprise fuss of my mum on her birthday with cake:)

Renske Ensing

from Netherlands, July 2017

"Perfect Portugese hang out"

All staffmembers from House of Zen were very welcoming. Very willing to help in any way they could make out stay more enjoyable. Location is fabulous, quiet but within 5 minutes walking distance to beach and restaurants.

Caroline Kearney

from Philippines, July 2017

"Amazing, totally recommend House of Zen "

The staff, accommodation , yoga classes. Everything was flawless

Kerry Needs

from Great Britain, June 2017

"Lovely stay"

Lovely 3 night break in Estoril. The beach is only a 10 minute walk away, with plenty of good restaurants. The House of Zen is a great place to do yoga, particularly the roof terrace. Silvie is very friendly and welcoming, and Fiona makes the most delicious breakfasts.I found the yoga very enjoyable, Laura is very knowledgeable and a good yoga teacher. There is a beautiful garden out the back with hammocks, and the shared bathroom is very nice and spacious.There's also a corner balcony to relax on and a small 'living room' downstairs. I would certainly return to the House of Zen in the future!

Karen Tam

from Great Britain, June 2017

"Lovely hotel owners, great yoga teachers."

The personalised touch made to the healthy breakfasts. All made fresh by Silvie daily. The fresh juices are very tasty. Also the ambience the place provides, the calmness, the zen.

The yoga teachers (I had Athena and Kimma) knows their stuff, proud to be a yogi there! Silvie and Michele were great hostesses, very friendly and helpful.

The accommodation was extremely clean, and is cleaned daily. Bed comfortable, rooms are decorated to a high standard. The wifi connection was strong.

Sue Tideswell

from Great Britain, May 2017

"Delightful stay at House of Zen "

We really enjoyed our stay. The room was charming as was Silvie the owner who gives everything a personal touch . The yoga was great and Laura was in tune with the needs and abilities of participants .

Mads Thomsen

from Denmark, April 2017

"Portugal on the beach"

Really great stay.

The bed n' breakfast was amazing, the yoga was inspiring and the beach city was great.

Hayleigh Bosher

from Netherlands, April 2017

"Absolutely Wonderful!"

Lovely place and amazing people !

Amy Flood

from Great Britain, April 2017

"Relaxing mini break"

The House of Zen is perfect for a quiet, relaxing break. The house is clean, cool and calm. Very nicely decorated and maintained.

Silvie and Michele are very accommodating to your needs and provided a healthy tasty breakfast each day.

The yoga studio and classes are definitely a highlight. Laura is a fantastic, warm teacher who to tailored the experience to each pupil.

Overall, a great experience. Many thanks!

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.

Diane Würgler

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!

Anonymous

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

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.

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

Sandra Dos Santos

from France, March 2018

"Perfect stay in a perfect place"

Accueil top, lieu très agréable et très propre. Sylvie vous mets à l'aise et on se sent comme chez soi. Très jolie terrasse. 5 mn de la plage. Le lieu est magnifique.

Les cours de yoga sont très bien aussi, une préférence pour celui de Myriam, qui m'a fait découvrir l'Ashtanga.

Anonymous

from France, February 2018

"Très belle expérience dans cadre ressourcant"

Petits dejs sains et originaux qui nous attendent après une bonne séance de yoga

Anita Van Huet

from Netherlands, February 2018

"Boven verwachting"

Kleinschalige locatie, Sylvie en haar personeel. De zeer professionele yoga lessen.

Valérie Frey

from Switzerland, February 2018

"Highly recommended and good quality yoga retreat"

I loved the location and nice atmosphere in the House of Zen. Silvie and her staff do everything to make their guests feel comfortable and welcome. The breakfast is wonderful and the Yoga classes varied and of a high quality. I really loved all the Yoga classes and instructors: especially Juliette, Silvia and Kimma. All have a different style which made the experience complete and fullfilling. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. The location is close to the station (max. 10 minutes walk) and very close to the beach too. It's also easy and quite fast to visit Lisbon (30 minutes). The best is the cosy and personal atmosphere in this retreat. Besides of the guests all the staff really tries to make you feel welcome in every way. I hope to do another retreat in the House of Zen in the future. Thank you so much! :)

Inmaculada Mintegui

from Great Britain, January 2018

Las personas, muy agradables. Las clases de yoga de gran calidad. Todo muy relajante, lo que se espera de un retiro de yoga. Muy bien

Fleur Renes

from Netherlands, January 2018

"Perfect place to stay for a retreat or to do yoga classes!"

We did some yoga classes, all given by good instructors. Really wonderful to experience that they adjust the lessons to what we needed at the time!

The house of Zen is peaceful and tidy.

The surrounding is wonderful with the wild see and the beautiful coast.

Anonymous

from Switzerland, December 2017

"Great experience!"

I have enjoyed my stay very much. The house, the yoga classes, the breakfast and especially the people were very nice!

Theodora De Jong

from Portugal, November 2017

"Sweet people, good yoga, location isn't that great"

Very nice and sweet people who really do everything to make you feel welcome and try to do the best they can.

Chloé Mascetti-guenat

from United States, November 2017

"Incredible experience"

What an experience. My husband and I loved the location, the House (of Zen), the atmosphere, the yoga classes (the one on Friday evening after the arrival was just perfect) and the mindfulness sessions. It was the perfect week end and we can’t wait to do it again. Thank you all, it has been a real moment of happiness and of self-exploration.

Betina Schmidt

from Germany, November 2017

"Alles Perfekt! Tolle Auszeit. Ich komme wieder ;)"

Für mich war wirklich alles im House of Zen perfekt: Es ist gut gelegen im Wohngebiet, etwas hinter den touristischen Bars und trotzdem ist der Strand nur 3min. zu Fuss entfernt. Das Haus selbst ist sauber, in gutem Zustand, geräumige Zimmer, und von der Terrasse, auf der auch die Kurse stattfinden, hat man wunderschöne Aussicht. Ich wurde von Silvie herzlich empfangen, habe mich sofort zu Hause gefühlt, und es gab kein Problem, dass nicht sofort von Silvia gelöst wurde.

Die Kursauswahl war für mich optimal, ich konnte jeden Tag 2 von 4 angebotenen Yogakursen auswählen, die abwechselnd von mehreren Lehrerinnen gegeben werden. Alle waren sehr gut.

Das Frühstück wird jeden Tag sehr lange angeboten, was optimal ist denn man kann wie man will vor oder nach den Morgen-oder Vormittagskursen frühstücken, kein Problem!

Nachmittags bin ich sehr gerne nach Cascais gejoggt oder gelaufen, ein toller Weg direkt am Meer entlang, und dort die herrliche Stimmung in der kleinen Stadt genossen.

Ich werde bestimmt wiederkommen! Meine absolute Lieblingslehrerin ist Maryam. Sie hat mich mit ihrer Begeisterung so angesteckt, dass ich einfach jeden Tag ihren morgendlichen Kurs besucht habe…der anfängliche Muskelkater hat sich dann nach den ersten Tagen gelegt und ich konnte meine Kurse voll und ganz geniessen. Auch die Massage im House of Zen ist sehr empfehlenswert und nicht zu teuer.

Anonymous

from France, August 2017

"Belle expérience"

- l'emplacement est idéal (face à la mer, à coté de Cascais et de Lisbonne)

- la gentillsesse du personnel

- la qualité des cours de yoga

- propreté du logement

Testimonials 5

Kerry Needs

House of Zen Facebook page

Lovely 3 night break in Estoril. The beach is only a 10 minute walk away, with plenty of good restaurants. The House of Zen is a great place to do yoga, particularly the roof terrace. Silvie is very friendly and welcoming, and Fiona makes the most delicious breakfasts. I think the only thing that could be improved is having aircon for the rooms, and a mini fridge, so we could keep ourselves/ bottles of water cool if it gets too hot. I found the yoga very enjoyable, Laura is very knowledgeable and a good yoga teacher. There is a beautiful garden out the back with hammocks, and the shared bathroom is very nice and spacious.There's also a corner balcony to relax on and a small 'living room' downstairs. I would certainly return to the House of Zen in the future!

Ur Pl

House of Zen Facebook page

Estoril Cascais is a wonderful area and House of Zen in perfect to spend some calming and relaxing days, location close to the beautiful beaches, the house is perfectly clean and very good energy and harmony. Sylvie is lovely host and she makes the stay very confortable and relaxed. The healthy breakfast also very nice ando Yoga teachers have also very good energy and good vibes.

Very profesional and really nice people!

Carolyn Wilson

House of Zen Facebook page

Recently stayed at 'The House of Zen'.

And was just what I was looking for. It was a calm and tranquil haven.

It was a short stay to re-charge and re-balance which I felt like when I left. I had not practiced yoga for a while and they made me feel welcome and confidence to start practicing again at home.

It is also the sea and beach which is lovely. Could definitely come back.

a traveler

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Great b & b, in a quiet location but only 5 minutes walk from the beach and central Estoril where I was attending a conference. Lovely, friendly staff, very clean rooms, great breakfast and a stunning view from the roof terrace. There are several yoga classes during the day and evening with excellent instructors. Highly recommended!

a traveler

TripAdvisor website

House of zen is perfectly located, has great roof terrace views and only a short walk from the beautiful beach and along to Cascais. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from and everything is so reasonably priced. As beginners we weren't sure if the yoga would be too advanced; this is not the case. Such a varied group of people from all over the world, at all levels of yoga were at this retreat and nobody felt uncomfortable. We were all able to achieve our personal yoga goals in the most tranquil and spotlessly clean environment. The staff and instructors are some of the nicest people I have ever met and the place floats like a dream. Your breakfast is prepared in perfect timing to await you after your class and it is exciting getting interesting foods each day. Maryam and Kimma were amazing instructors and both had their own style. We were also told Silvia's class is great but didn't get chance to take it. Thank you to everyone at house of zen, just what me and my mum needed to escape our busy, hectic lives. Total recharge. Silvie the owner is also the kindest person who makes it her business to get to know you and adds a really personal touch to your stay... as well as making a surprise fuss of my mum on her birthday with cake :)

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