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Pousada de Setubal Historic Hotel

Forte de Sao Filipe, Setubal 2900-300, Portugal
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Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Setubal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cardiff
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Up a winding and increasingly steep hill (try cycling up the polished cobbles), it has commanding views over the hinterland and coast. Spectacular but windy setting. Palatial building around a drafty courtyard. Take warm clothes. Cuisine not particularly special. Wifi extremely fickle almost everywhere but what do you expect in a castle!

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Povoa de Varzim, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We stayed for two night in a room classified as superior. Ok, it was a large room but there was nothing eles that can be condidered superior in this room. The toilette was completly olf fashioned but not in the good way. The bate tube was very and the taps very difficult to control the Walter temperature. But the worst... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

"Views are Spectacular" as other reviewers have said. We stayed here on the last night of our 3 week vacation. It was great. We enjoyed drinks on the out door patio overlooking the valley and sea. We were given corner rooms, so had spectacular views in 2 directions. The rooms are large, the hallways are large. This place gives a... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

stayed one night here, place is in an amazing old building with views to die for. They could make so much more of it than they do, the place has no atmosphere. The waitress serving our Drinks was miserable and not very friendly. Mario was great and helped us carry our cases all the way up to the Hotels main... More 

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Aurora, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This was our second Pousada so we had expectations of a high level of service (which we got). Mario, did everything at the hotel (waiter, bar, breakfast) and was a fountain of knowledge for our time in Setubal. We spent 2 days in Setubal which was perfect. Park Natural da Arrabida is worth the drive. PRAIA DA FIGUEIRINHA is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It's a great historic hotel, the hotel, the stuff and the view were amazing. We stayed for one night and enjoyed the park, the restaurants and the quiet of the hotel. The view is mesmerizing Rooms luck a bit in decor but in all a charming spot for a couple

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Caro viajante e recente hospede Gostariamos de agradece-lo por a sua recente visita e por congratularmo-nos com a sua avaliação... More 

Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The photo of the Pousada made a wonderful impression but the reality was different. From the town there was a long an uninteresting drive to the lower entrance of this historic fort pousada. The exterior of this entrance/car park was unkempt & a lot could be done to improve the appearance. There was a long cobbled walkway and steps which... More 

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

As long as you can lug your cases uphill over cobbles for 200 metres, this is a fabulous place. Our room overlooked the bay and, whilst relatively small, very comfortable.The restaurant has a small menu but all the food seemed very good. Charming staff and friendly atmosphere overall.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

My wife and I arrived in Lisbon after dark and upon renting our car and driving 45 minutes south to Setubal getting turned around more than once, finally were able to locate this pousada ...giving much heartfelt thanks to a gentleman at a local garage who although very limited in speaking english (and my poor attempt at Portuguese) was kind... More 

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Newport, Mayo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This pousada was the fourth we had visited in our recetn tour of Portugal. It showed the same very high standards as the others in this group: attractive and imaginatively-decorated rooms with wonderful view over the bay, good food, and friendly and helpful staff. All accommodated in a beautiful building.It's true that the steps are steep but the view makes... More 

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