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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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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lisbon, Portugal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Maia, Portugal
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6 reviews 6 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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Singapore, Singapore
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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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32 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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226 helpful votes 226 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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39 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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Bedford
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is a recently opened pousada located in a former mountain sanatorium for TBC patients. It has been tastefully restored, and has all modern amenities including a swimming pool. The location is stunning with a fabulous view of the valley (but ask for the room with a view as the other side looks out to the mountain). The dining was... More 

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

Dear JackSko, We thank you for your comments and the time spent share your experience at Pousada da Serra da Estrela. It is with personal satisfaction that I acknowledge the positive feedback regarding our team work and effort. It is reassuring to know that our endeavor to create memorable moments is successful. We hope to have the opportunity in welcoming... More 

Povoa de Varzim, Portugal
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99 reviews 99 reviews
27 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Two or three years ago I passed through the same building and I thought to myself " It's a shame that such an impnent building, in such a beautiful landscape is completed ruined and destroyed. It should be rebuild" And the miracle happened. The gardens are beautiful for a long walk, the builldind is ery well restaured, keeping the past... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review about the Pousada da Serra da Estrela. We are delighted by your satisfaction on recovery of the building. This hotel in the Serra da Estrela is located in a building of the first decades of the 20th century; its architecture was conceived by Eduardo Souto Moura with a new concept of... 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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