2018 NKT-IKBU International

Fall Festival

OCT 5 - 11   ·   Deuachen Kadampa Meditation Centre, Portugal

Amitayus

Accommodation

On-site Accomodation

Festival Accommodation

There is limited available accommodation at Deuachen KMC, however there are a number of  hotels and hostels in Sintra, Cascais, and Estoril Monte available to book through the Festival booking system - see offsite accommodation tab.

Accommodation at Deauchen KMC

Indoor Accommodation

Indoor dormitory (bunk beds)

Outdoor Accommodation

Camping (own tent)

Note, there is limited parking available at the KMC. If you are staying onsite, we strongly recommend that you car-share where possible.

Offsite Accommodation

Sintra

Hotel Sintra Jardim

Hotel Sintra Jardim is a beautiful 150 year old house located half way between Sintra Town Centre (1.2km) and the Historic Centre of Sintra (1km).    The hotel has an outdoor pool and tranquil lush gardens with stunning views of Sintra’s Castelo dos Mouros (Castle of the Moors).

This traditional house retains much of the original features, and is furnished in a simple, classical style.

Twin, Double, Triple and Quad rooms are available.

  • This is a traditional house and rooms on the upper floors are accessed by stairs. There is no lift.  Dining room is accessed by stairs.
  • Must be booked for the whole Festival 5 – 11 October (6 nights)
  • Available rooms:  Double (1 large bed), Twin ( 2 x single bed), Triple (1 double + 1  single bed), Quad (1 double + 2 single beds)   
  • Continental Breakfast is included.
  • Free Wifi available
  • Free parking available
  • Children: Children taking up a bed in a room are charged as adult.  0-4 years sharing parents bed – €5/night,  5-11 years in extra bed –  €10 per night, 12 years and over are charged as adult.   Normal Festival policy applies regarding children’s accommodation (see Children  & Young Adults page, and  Terms & Conditions page for more details).
  • Shuttles: Regular Festivals shuttles will be available in the morning and evening to transport you to/from the Festival site.

Room Rates (including taxes)

  • Double/Twin room – €90 per room per night
  • Triple rooms – €105 per room per night
  • Quad room – €128 per room per night

Deposit and Cancellation Terms

Due to contractual obligations, the following deposit and cancellation terms apply:

  • All reservations are per room. The person booking is responsible for the full payment and for finding their own room-mates
  • 30% initial deposit due on booking refundable up to 31 August.
  • 20% 2nd deposit due on 1 September.  Total paid (50%) is non-refundable from this point in case of cancellation, unless we are able to re-sell the room.
  • Full payment due by 15 September– non-refundable after that date unless we are able to re-sell room.

Failure to pay the deposit or balance payment by the dates indicated above will lead to the cancellation of your accommodation booking. Due to the terms of our contract, there is no flexibility on this. Should we have to cancel your hostel booking due to nonpayment, any subsequent booking will be subject to availability and will be charged at the prevailing room rates and not at the special Festival rate.

Nice Way Hostel

Nice Way Hostel is located in the historic old town part of Sintra, only 350 meters from the National Palace. It is 1km from the main train station in Sintra. Although walk-able, the historic old town is quite hilly, however auto rikshaws and taxis are available to navigate the narrow streets. 

Nice Way Hostel has a very unique style.  Each room is individually decorated, it has a comfortable living room area and large garden. There is also a kitchen available for those who wish to prepare their own food.

Most rooms and all dormitories have shared bathroom facilities. There are small number of rooms with ensuite bathrooms.

  • Note: the hostel is in an  old traditional building over 2 floors. There is no lift available.
  • Must be booked for the whole Festival 5 – 11 October (6 nights)
  • Double rooms (1 large bed), twin rooms ( 2 beds),  and dormitories (bunk beds) all have shared bathroom facilities.   
  • Limited number of double rooms (1 large bed), and quad rooms (1 double bed + 2 single beds) with ensuite bathrooms.
  • Linen and towels provided in all rooms.
  • Linen is provided in dormitories, but towels may be purchased separately on check-in for €2
  • Continental Breakfast is included.
  • Free Wifi available
  • Full kitchen available for those who wish to prepare their own food.
  • Children: 1-11 years free of charge if sharing bed with parents or require extra bed.  12 years and over charged as adult.
  • No private parking.  On-street parking is very difficult in the narrow streets of the old town.
  • Shuttles: Daily Festivals shuttles will be available in the morning and evening. Because the hostel is located within the narrow winding streets of the old town, it is not possible for the bus to pick up at the hostel itself.  The closest point that buses are permitted to stop within the historic part of Sintra is 500m away in Volta Duche.  Note that the walk to and from the bus pickup point involves walking up and down steep hills therefore this accommodation is not suitable for those with mobility problems.

Room Rates (including taxes)

  • Double/twin rooms (with ensuite bathroom) – €70 per room per night
  • Double/twin rooms (with shared bathroom) – €65 per room per night
  • Triple rooms w/private bathroom (1 double bed + 1 single bed) €90 per room per night
  • Quad room with private bathroom (1 double bed + 2 singles) €120 per room  per night
  • Dormitories – €25 per person per night

Deposit and Cancellation Terms

Due to contractual obligations, the following deposit and cancellation terms apply:

  • Double, twin, and triple room reservations, are per room. The person booking is responsible for the full payment and for finding their own room-mates
  • Four-person apartment reservation is for the whole apartment. The person booking is responsible for the full payment and for finding their own room-mates
  • Dormitory reservations are per person
  • 30% initial deposit due on booking refundable up to 31 August.
  • Full payment due by 15 September– non-refundable after that date unless we are able to re-sell room.

Failure to pay the deposit or balance payment by the dates indicated above will lead to the cancellation of your accommodation booking. Due to the terms of our contract, there is no flexibility on this. Should we have to cancel your hostel booking due to nonpayment, any subsequent booking will be subject to availability and will be charged at the prevailing room rates and not at the special Festival rate.

Sintra Bliss House

Sintra Bliss House is located in Sintra Town Centre, only 150 meters from the main train station in Sintra, and 1.1km from Portela de Sintra train station.

Sintra Bliss House has a modern contemporary design – it is accessible from street level at the front of the building and has stairs at the back to an outdoor patio area.  Accommodation is on the second floor and may be accessed via a lift.

There are twin, double, and triple rooms, as well as 2 x five-person apartments.  The apartments are up to 10 minute walk from Sintra Bliss House and you must check into the hotel first.  Breakfast is not included for those staying in apartments.

All rooms have private bathrooms.

  • Must be booked for the whole Festival 5 – 11 October (6 nights)
  • Double rooms (1 large bed), twin rooms ( 2 individual beds),  triple rooms (3 individual beds)
  • Continental Breakfast is included.
  • Five person apartment has one double (large bed), and one triple (3 beds) room.***check-in must be done at Sintra Bliss House, but the apartments are 5-10 minute walk from Bliss House.  Breakfast is not provided in the apartments.
  • Limited number of accessible rooms, please check with Festival registration before booking.
  • Lift to access upper floors
  • Free Wifi available
  • Children: 0 – 2 years (free);  up to 6 years old and sharing bed with parent – cost per night is €7; over 6 years (if additional bed) – €30 per night or counts as one person in existing beds. Normal Festival policy applies regarding children’s accommodation (see Children  & Young Adults page, and  Terms & Conditions page for more details).
  • No private parking.  Limited on-street parking in Sintra town centre.
  • Shuttles: Daily Festivals shuttles will be available in the morning and evening to transport you from a central pick up point. 

Room Rates (including taxes)

  • Double/twin rooms  – €100 per room per night
  • Triple rooms –  €135 per room per night
  • 5 person apartment –  €175 per apartment  per night

Deposit and Cancellation Terms

Due to contractual obligations, the following deposit and cancellation terms apply:

  • Double, twin, and triple room reservations, are per room. The person booking is responsible for the full payment and for finding their own room-mates
  • Five-person apartment reservation is for the whole apartment. The person booking is responsible for the full payment and for finding their own room-mates
  • 30% initial deposit due on booking refundable up to 31 August.
  • 20% 2nd deposit due on 1 September.  Total paid (50%) is non-refundable from this point in case of cancellation, unless we are able to re-sell the room.
  • Full payment due by 21 September– non-refundable after that date unless we are able to re-sell room.
  • Failure to pay the deposit or balance payment by the dates indicated above will lead to the cancellation of your accommodation booking. Due to the terms of our contract, there is no flexibility on this. Should we have to cancel your hostel booking due to nonpayment, any subsequent booking will be subject to availability and will be charged at the prevailing room rates and not at the special Festival rate.

Casa Azul

Casa Azul Hostel is located in the centre of Sintra.  It is  750 meters from the main  train station, and 500m from Portela de Sintra train station. It is a very comfortable hostel in a traditional style building.  Although the hostel is all on one floor, it is located on the first floor of the building and is accessed by stairs on the outside of the building.

Guests have access to a living room and kitchen (if you wish to prepare your own food), outdoor seating on the sun terrace, and there is  limited free onsite parking.

There is one four-person apartment available. You must first check-in at the hotel. Breakfast is not included for those staying in apartments.

  • Note: the hostel is situated on the first floor of a traditional town centre building and is only accessible by stairs – there is no lift
  • Must be booked for the whole Festival 5 – 11 October (6 nights)
  • Double rooms (1 large bed), triple rooms (1 double bed + 1 single bed), and dormitories (bunk beds) all have shared bathroom facilities.   
  • There is one four-person apartment available. You must first check-in at the hotel. Breakfast is not included for those staying in apartments.
  • Four-person apartment has two double bedrooms , lounge and kitchen
  • Linen and towels provided in all accommodation
  • Continental Breakfast is included for those staying in hostel.  Note: breakfast is not included for those staying in the apartments.
  • Free Wifi available
  • Full kitchen available for those who wish to prepare their own food.
  • Unfortunately children cannot be accommodated at this hostel
  • Limited free on-site parking – also parking on surrounding streets. Note: Sintra town centre has very limited available on-street parking..
  • Shuttles: Regular Festivals shuttles will be available in the morning and evening to transport you from a pick up point in the town centre to the Temple.  
  • Public bus service to the Temple (see Travel Info page) leaves from Portela de Sintra train station, approximately 500m (6 min walk).

Room Rates (including taxes)

  • Double rooms – €60 per room per night
  • Triple rooms – €90 per room per night
  • Dormitories – €25 per person per night
  • Four person apartment – €130 per apartment per night

 

Deposit and Cancellation Terms

Due to contractual obligations, the following deposit and cancellation terms apply:

  • Double and triple room reservations, are per room. The person booking is responsible for the full payment and for finding their own room-mates
  • Four-person apartment reservation is for the whole apartment. The person booking is responsible for the full payment and for finding their own room-mates
  • Dormitory reservations are per person
  • 30% initial deposit due on booking refundable up to 15 September.
  • Full payment due by 21 September– non-refundable after that date unless we are able to re-sell room.

Failure to pay the deposit or balance payment by the dates indicated above will lead to the cancellation of your accommodation booking. Due to the terms of our contract, there is no flexibility on this. Should we have to cancel your hostel booking due to nonpayment, any subsequent booking will be subject to availability and will be charged at the prevailing room rates and not at the special Festival rate.

Portuguese Hostel

Portuguese Hostel is located in the centre of Sintra, 300 meters from the main  train station. It offers good quality accommodation with a homely atmosphere and was fully renovated in 2014.

  • Note: the hostel is situated on the third floor of a traditional town centre building and is only accessible by stairs – there is no lift
  • Must be booked for the whole Festival 5 – 11 October (6 nights)
  • Twin rooms (2 single beds), double rooms (1 large bed), triple rooms (3 single beds), and dormitories all have shared bathroom facilities.   
  • Linen provided in all accommodation
  • Towels are €1 and may be paid for upon arrival.
  • Continental Breakfast is included.
  • Free Wifi available
  • Full kitchen available for those who wish to prepare their own food.
  • Children are welcome however there is no space for extra beds. Normal Festival policy applies regarding children’s accommodation (see Children  & Young Adults page, and  Terms & Conditions page for more details).
  • Children are charged as adult.  Due to the nature of the building, it is not suitable for very young children.
  • On street parking only.  Note: Sintra town centre has very limited available on-street parking..
  • Shuttles: Regular Festivals shuttles will be available in the morning and evening to transport you from a pick up point in the town centre to the Temple.  
  • Public bus service to the Temple (see Travel Info page) leaves from Portela de Sintra train station, approximately 700m (10 min walk).

Room Rates (including taxes)

  • Twin and Double rooms – €60 per room per night
  • Triple rooms – €90 per room per night
  • Dormitories – €25 per person per night

 

Deposit and Cancellation Terms

Due to contractual obligations, the following deposit and cancellation terms apply:

  • Twin, double, and triple room reservations are per room. The person booking is responsible for the full payment and for finding their own room-mates
  • 30% initial deposit due on booking refundable up to 31 August.
  • 20% 2nd deposit due on 1 September.  Total paid (50%) is non-refundable from this point in case of cancellation, unless we are able to re-sell the room.
  • Full payment due by 21 September– non-refundable after that date unless we are able to re-sell room.

Failure to pay the deposit or balance payment by the dates indicated above will lead to the cancellation of your accommodation booking. Due to the terms of our contract, there is no flexibility on this. Should we have to cancel your hostel booking due to nonpayment, any subsequent booking will be subject to availability and will be charged at the prevailing room rates and not at the special Festival rate.

Cascais

Hotel Cidadella

Hotel Cidadela is a 115 room 3-star hotel in central Cascais.

Its hill top location offers stunning sea views.   It is a 10 minute walk (900m) from all the the train station, Praia do Rainha beach, museums, Cascais Cutural Centre and the Fortress.  Hotel Cidadela has an outdoor pool and lovely gardens to relax in.

Twin rooms and a limited number of spacious apartments with fully equipped kitchens are available.

  • Must be booked for the whole Festival 5 – 11 October (6 nights)
  • Twin rooms have 2 single beds
  • All twin rooms may be accessed via a lift.
  • T3 apartment sleeps 6 people (1 x double room (1  large bed) + 2 x twin rooms (total 4 single beds)
  • T3 apartments are accessed via a staircase on the outside.  Bedrooms are upstairs with an open wooden staircase.
  • Fully equipped kitchen in each apartment
  • Continental Breakfast is included.
  • Free Wifi available
  • Children:  0-3 years are free.  4 – 11 years extra bed in room is €10 per night (maximum of one extra bed per room). 12 years and over (or 4-11 years but sleeping in existing bed in room) are charged as adult.   Normal Festival policy applies regarding children’s accommodation (see Children  & Young Adults page, and  Terms & Conditions page for more details).
  • Free parking available (limited number of spaces)
  • Shuttles: Regular Festivals shuttles will be available in the morning and evening to transport you to/from the Festival site.

Room Rates (including taxes)

  • Single room – €60 per room per night
  • Twin room – €82 per room per night
  • T3 apartment – €210 per room per night

Deposit and Cancellation Terms

Due to contractual obligations, the following deposit and cancellation terms apply:

  • All reservations are per room. The person booking is responsible for the full payment and for finding their own room-mates
  • 30% initial deposit due on booking refundable up to 31 August.
  • Full payment due by 20 September– non-refundable after that date unless we are able to re-sell room.

Failure to pay the deposit or balance payment by the dates indicated above will lead to the cancellation of your accommodation booking. Due to the terms of our contract, there is no flexibility on this. Should we have to cancel your hostel booking due to nonpayment, any subsequent booking will be subject to availability and will be charged at the prevailing room rates and not at the special Festival rate.

Estoril Monte

Estoril Eden Aparthotel

Hotel Estoril Eden is 162 bedroom 4-star aparthotel,  in Monte Estoril, with beautiful beach views and only a 10 minute walk along the beachfront boardwalk to Cascais, and a few minutes walk to the centre of Estoril.  It is a 25 minute drive from both Lisbon airport and from KMC Deuachen.

Monte Estoril has its own train station on the Lisbon-Cascais line, only 250m from the hotel.

Hotel Estoril Eden has an onsite restaurant, as well as indoor and outdoor pool, sauna, hot tub, gym and massage service. All rooms have kitchenettes, and free wifi is available throughout.

Families are welcome, see booking terms and conditions  below for children’s prices.

  • Must be booked for the whole Festival 5 – 11 October (6 nights)
  • All rooms have double beds (1 large bed).  Triple rooms have one double bed and one single bed.   
  • All rooms may be accessed via a lift.
  • Continental Breakfast is included.
  • Free Wifi available
  • Kitchenette in each room
  • Children:  Maximum of 1 child  under 12 years is free when taking up a regular bed in a room.  Cots are available for those under 2 years – please request this in the comments box of your booking.    Normal Festival policy applies regarding children’s accommodation (see Children  & Young Adults page, and  Terms & Conditions page for more details).
  • Children aged 12 and over, or more than one child if already one child under 12 years, are charged as adult
  • Disabled accessible rooms are subject to availability –  please check with registration for details before booking.
  • Private parking is available – cost €15 per night.  There is on-street parking surrounding the hotel, some of which is paid and some of which is free.
  • Shuttles: Regular Festivals shuttles will be available in the morning and evening to transport you to/from the Festival site.

Room Rates (including taxes)

  • Double room – €142 per room per night
  • Triple rooms – €174 per room per night

Deposit and Cancellation Terms

Due to contractual obligations, the following deposit and cancellation terms apply:

  • All reservations are per room. The person booking is responsible for the full payment and for finding their own room-mates
  • 30% initial deposit due on booking refundable up to 31 August.
  • 20% 2nd deposit due on 1 September.  Total paid (50%) is non-refundable from this point in case of cancellation, unless we are able to re-sell the room.
  • Full payment due by 15 September– non-refundable after that date unless we are able to re-sell room.

Failure to pay the deposit or balance payment by the dates indicated above will lead to the cancellation of your accommodation booking. Due to the terms of our contract, there is no flexibility on this. Should we have to cancel your hostel booking due to nonpayment, any subsequent booking will be subject to availability and will be charged at the prevailing room rates and not at the special Festival rate.

Travelling to the KMC

For those staying in offsite accommodation, shuttle buses are provided daily between Sintra, Cascais, and Monte Estoril, and Deuachen KMC. Anyone can book these, it is not necessary to be staying in one of the Festival hotels.

Car parking facilities at KMC Deauchen are limited and we request everyone to car-share where possible, or to book on one of the shuttle buses from Sintra/Cascais/Estoril.

Accessibility

If you are a wheelchair user or have special needs please check carefully the information about each of the accommodation options as accessibility varies.  In general, most of the Festival hotels are in traditional Portuguese buildings and the accommodation is accessible via stairs. Sintra Bliss House, Hotel Cidadela and Estoril Eden are the only Festival hotels which have a lift.

Deposit and Cancellation Terms

Deposit and cancellation terms vary between hotels, please check carefully the terms listed for each option below which are subject to contract.