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Pousada de Setubal Historic Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Forte de Sao Filipe, Setubal 2900-300, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
33 hotel reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I had read that the steps were terrible and that you had to haul your own luggage so our travel agent (there were 13 of us and none below 62) pre-arranged for our luggage to be brought up. The rooms were fine and the view stupendous. However the location of the hotel in an industrial town doesn't allow for sightseeing... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

The Pousada in the Forte de Sao Filipe is part of the tradition of converting castles and other sites into great - but quirky - hotels. This one is no exception. The moment you realise that you're parking at the foot of the towering walls, and then have to walk through the long sloping ramp makes even the start of... More

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I stayed here whilst on business with a colleague. When the taxi driver pulled into the carpark we could not really tell where the hotel entrance was!! So there we were dragging our cases round trying to find the entrance!! When we found the entrance it was a large archway followed by a fairly steep set of wide steps, so... More

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Cascais, Portugal
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10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

The place is just wonderful. The views are breathtaking, the historical significance of the fortress is very meaningful in European history. Staff friendly and helpful. But...rooms ungently needing refurbishment so that the price/quality ratio can mount up to what's expected of a Portuguese Pousada.

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

When we arrived at the Pousada I must admit we wondered on the winding journey up the rather unkempt path, if we had made a mistake! On arrival though we were greeted by very friendly staff who quickly helped us with our bags up the long stone stairs and up to our room. We had a lovely view of the... More

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Address: Forte de Sao Filipe, Setubal 2900-300, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Setubal District > Setubal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Pousada de Setubal Historic Hotel 3*
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The Pousada de Setubal is situated in the nearby historical city of Setubal, offering stunning views of the River Sado, the Troia peninsula and all of the surrounding Natural Park of Arrabida. In this old fort of seventeenth century architecture, named Sao Filipe, you can feel the traces of the past, having more than four centuries of history. Just a breath of imagination could give live to the thick walls and gravestones of this historical Pousada, rising out of the cold slabs, a lively picture of live in the court during the reign of the Spanish monarch Filipe II. For those who enjoy golf, you will find near the Pousada de Setubal, Sao Filipe, the magnificent golf courses of Troia and Montado. Within the Setubal region you can also go on cruises on the River Sado to do some dolphin watching, visit the beaches in Arrabida and eat traditional fried cuttlefish. ... more   less 
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