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Pousada da Serra da Estrela

4.0 of 5 Estrada Nacional 339, Penhas da Saude | Serra da Estrela, Covilha 6200-324, Portugal
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An impressive building, minimalist but refined decoration, the work of a great architect. Excellent recovery work combining tradition with modernity. The pool is a must. Good location from which to explore the Serra da Estrela.

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Paulo S, Gerente at Pousada da Serra da Estrela, responded to this review

Dear "Sabiresoj", Thank you for choosing Pousada da Serra da Estrela and for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor about your experience. We truly do value guest feedback and it is great to know that we are living up to the expectations of our guests. It was great to read that you enjoyed your experience with us.... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

The room is very wide and cosy, with adjustable temperature settings and pictures on the wall that let us know the past and history of the place. It also had a balcony with an amazing view! The staff was incredibly nice and helpful. After a nice walk on the snow, there is a warm indoor pool and sauna waiting for... More 

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Paulo S, Gerente at Pousada da Serra da Estrela, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for choosing Pousada da Serra da Estrela and for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor about your experience. We truly do value guest feedback and it is great to know that we are living up to the expectations of our guests. It was great to read that you enjoyed your experience with us.... More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My first reaction wasn´t good at all. I had asked for a "superior room" and at first it seemed a bit small and the bathroom wasn´t perfectly clean...Everything little thing vanished when i woke up to seem the sunrise...that priceless view! Probably the most beautiful i've ever seen. The location is amazing. The building is very interesting and it tells... More 

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Paulo S, Gerente at Pousada da Serra da Estrela, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for choosing Pousada da Serra da Estrela and for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor about your experience. It was great to read that you enjoyed your experience with us. We would be delighted to welcome you again in a near future, Sincerely, Paulo Jorge Silva More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Very good facilities and service. Front side view is amazing . Location is great because is halfway between Covilha and Torre. Old style looking from the outside but very modern and practical bedrooms from the inside. With 2 swimming pools( in and out) makes it an excellent choice also for a short summer vacation in the mountain. Good variety of... More 

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Paulo S, Gerente at Pousada da Serra da Estrela, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for choosing Pousada da Serra da Estrela and for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor about your experience. It was great to read that you enjoyed your experience with us. We would be delighted to welcome you again in a near future, Sincerely, Paulo Jorge Silva More 

Maia, Portugal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Great location, amazing imposing building restored almost from the scratch from an old sanatorium. Very friendly and helpful staff, always smiling. Excellent views of the city Covilhã from 1200m and very near of the highest point of Serra da Estrela. Nice breakfast, with variety of bread, fresh fruit and jams, but lousy coffee from vending machine. Unfortunately the common areas... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

My partner and I went to Pousada da Serra da Estrela. The architecture and history behind the building was impressive. The only way up from Covilha, if you do not have a vehicle, is by taxi and it will cost you somewhere between 8 and 10 euros. You can try to walk up if you are up for it but... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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118 reviews 118 reviews
32 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I am not sure I can comment on a 4 star hotel but here it goes. We got a very reasonable priced junior suite poorly furnished, having a wonderful night view of Covilha about 1,200 m below. Bed sheets, pillows and mattress of poor quality. Just 2 towels and 2 shower gels for the two of us. Heating worked well... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
40 hotel reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Yeah, it's a bit of a trudge to get to but way worth it. The owners must have spent a fortune on this place from the rooms, to the lifts, stairwells and public areas. The staff were absolutely charming and helpful and the restaurant worthy of it's surroundings. I would go back here in a minute!

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Seattle, WA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
39 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This hotel is perched in the side of a mountain overlooking the Covilha valley below. The drive up to the hotel was one of the most stunning (and I'm not gonna lie, a little terrifying) drives of our weeklong stay in Portugal. We were fortunate to have clear skies upon our arrival so we were able to enjoy the amazing... More 

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28 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The old building has been beautifully restored and is in a lovely location at 1200m elevation. We managed to see a few glimpses of the stunning views, but sadly there was a lot of low cloud during our stay. The staff were exceptionally friendly, helpful and cheerful, with good English. We had dinner and breakfast in the restaurant and both... More 

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Paulo S, Gerente at Pousada da Serra da Estrela, responded to this review

Dear "Rosepink22", We are delighted to read your review and it gives us great pleasure to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you for highlighting the great view, the staff exceptionally friendly, helpful and cheerful and the good dinner and breakfast in the restaurant Once again we thank you for your comments and we hope to... More 

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Address: Estrada Nacional 339, Penhas da Saude | Serra da Estrela, Covilha 6200-324, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Castelo Branco District > Covilha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Pousada da Serra da Estrela 4*
Number of rooms: 92
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