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Pousada de Sagres, Infante
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ponta da Atalaia, Sagres 8650-385, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #4 of 9 hotels in Sagres
Mississauga, Canada
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“Wow is all I can say!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We had an amazing room that overlooked the beach. Definitely get second floor rooms 201 to 212. Extra for seaside but well worth the extra money. They had a questionnaire asking you to name the best employee but honestly they were all so fabulous it was hard to single it down to one person, enjoyed our lunches on the balcony with a bottle of wine and bread, cheese and salamis which we had purchased at the supermarket. It was so nice to breathe in the nice clean air.

Room Tip: As per above go 2nd floor rooms 201-212
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

I've done a whole bunch of Tripadvisor reviews over the years and this is one of the hardest ever because I really want to rate this place higher. I'd go back in a heartbeat and I waffled between a 3 and 4 but, after thinking about it for a week, it's a three. My wife and I just spent two weeks in Portugal at five different places (including two other pousadas) and Pousada de Sagres just doesn't measure up for the reasons below.

First of all, what we loved. The view is beyond belief, really one of the most stunning places we've ever stayed. You really feel you are looking out on the end of the known world. Even better was the staff. They were so personable and willing to help and give advice. Breakfasts (the same, with minor changes, in every pousada) were fresh and very extensive. Eggs, breads, rolls, many different fresh fruits, meats, cheeses, and on and on. No need for lunch after a breakfast like that. The balcony and balcony furniture made it our favorite spot. The bed was just fine with a lovely, light comforter, and first rate linens throughout.

So, what makes it a three star? A whole bunch of stuff that could be (and should be, at a pousada) remedied quickly and, in most cases, pretty easily. Like chipped paint. I could have touched them up in five minutes - max - but there probably were 15 chipped paint areas in our room and hallway. The bedroom furniture (desk, closet) was old and, frankly, reminded me a of 1960s-era college dorm room. Not at all first-quality stuff. The mini-fridge was a joke. The safe didn't work. We let the staff know that the first day. On the last day, the safe still didn't work. The lighting fixtures were old, pretty ugly, and gave off about as much light as three candles on each side of the bed. Others in the room were no better. Outside, the wall beyond the swimming pool is cracked, stained and in need of paint.

I would guess that this pousada is an ongoing project. The door/window to the balcony was very new and a perfect seal to noise. As stated above, the bed, mattress, pillows and linens were all top quality. I would guess the owners are working on the place, little by little, and I understand that. What I don't understand are things like chipped paint and a worthless mini-fridge.

My wife and I really do hope to go back. The Sagres area - particularly the beaches north of Cape St. Vincent - is great. I hope they've touched up the paint by then.

Room Tip: Only worth staying at if you have an ocean view room.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

I am still revisiting the beautiful views in my mind. Portugal natives are such friendly people, and staying at a Pousada was an experience I am glad I didn't miss. The rooms are not "flashy", but comfortable and clean. We visited off season. However, no crowds are always fine with me! (Some local fish were not in season....something to think about.) To watch a storm come in across the ocean, only to bring sunshine/rainbows afterwards in a matter of hours brought moments of reflection and relaxation for me. The am buffet was plentiful and fresh. We ate dinner here one night, and it was just above average. Service was exceptional. The staff wanted us to be happy. We rec'd comp. fruits and champagne. We had heard from other travelers who belong to the Pousada club, that other Pousadas are even better than this particular one. Price here was approx. 100 euros/night. Don't miss king prawns with cognac @ Ristorante Carlos, just down the street. And....I mean that !! Yum-Yum

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

The view alone is an amazing reason to book a night at the Pousada de Sagres. The views of the cape are breathtaking. Add to that friendly, helpful hotel staff and an amazing dining experience, and you get an all around spectacular retreat.

We toured Portugal for our honeymoon and the staff provided us with a complementary assortment of delicious chocolates and a bottle of champagne, which we enjoyed on our balcony overlooking the bay at sunset.

Afterward we had dinner in the hotel's restaurant and were not disappointed. For our meal, we selected a catalplana (copper cooking dish) filled with local Algarvian seafood, which our server dished out to us at the table. She also suggested a delicious bottle of vinho verde wine which complemented the meal perfectly. All of the waitstaff were prompt, courteous, and extremely attentive, not to mention very nice.

The decor of the restaurant isn't spectacular and the dinner service could use some local music and a dimming of the lights (very bright!) but again the views and the food made us forget any issues.

We highly recommend the Pousada!

Room Tip: You must get an ocean view!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

As almost every reviewer observes, it is the spectacular views that make this pousada an outstanding place to visit. But that does not mean that service suffers. Upon our arrival for a two-day visit we were given a warm welcome and we and our bags were whisked away to our sea-view room in no time.

The common areas of the building are most appealing with decor that complements the architecture, history and atmosphere of the place. The rooms are less appealing but are quite adequate. They are minimally equipped, no minibar or coffee and the bathroom was under-ventilated and was sauna-like after a shower. There was an in-room safe. But honestly, the balcony and the views up the coast and out to the ocean overwhelmed any minor omissions in the room.

We had breakfast and dinner in the pousada's restaurant and both were very good with friendly, efficient service from all the staff.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Pousada de Sagres is an excellent place for a weekend retreat. Location is amazing, overlloking the cliffs and the ocean. Rooms are comfortable and lively, not exactly luxurious, but they match the sobriety of the place. The whole place was redone in 2004, but i was glad to see that they maintained many of the original 1940's elements. Did not try the restaurant, but breakfast was great, with lots to chose from. Staff deserves a special mention, as they were all extremely professional and helpful. Will definitely return!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

The hotel is in an excellant locaion and the building, facilities and service were excellant, but how they were let down by the meals in the restaurant. The two members of staff were efficient, but the standard of the main courses in particular were well below the standard expected of this hotel, especially from the advertising of fresh and local food etc. Service was very slow even though the restaurant was less than half full.
The second night in the restaurant we ordered a meal that we had had the previous night which turned out to be completely differant - black pork - instead of casseroled meat and veg. it was fried chops and chips. Even though we complained they insisted this was the right meal. Needless to say we didn't use the restaurant the third night, but went to a nearby indian restaurant which was excellant.
A real letdown for a first class hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Pousada de Sagres, Infante

Address: Ponta da Atalaia, Sagres 8650-385, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Sagres
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Sagres
#4 Family Hotel in Sagres
#4 Luxury Hotel in Sagres
#4 Romantic Hotel in Sagres
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Pousada de Sagres, Infante 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a Fortress with a breath-taking view The Pousada de Sagres is part of a scenario with flavours of the sea and with great historical importance. Designed by architect Jose Segurado and opened in 1960, in the commemorations of the fifth centenary of the death of Prince D. Henrique. From here, one can see the Fortress of Sagres, from where the Portuguese caravels departed for the Discoveries. Cape St. Vicente, named Sacrum Promontorium, is one of the most south-western parts of Europe, and fishing port. Overall, Algarve signifies soft sandy beaches with turquoise blue sea, green pine forests, flowers amongst the dunes, heat and a climate for passion, whether it is in the intense summer or the tranquil winter. But Algarve is more than just that. It's in this different Algarve where you can find the small fishing town known as the Vila do Bispo (Bishop's Town) and were lies Sagres in the south of Algarve. In entering the Sagres region you absorb a mystic atmosphere surrounded by an unspoilt landscape where the sea and the mountains meet to form an unusual natural heritage. The Pousada has 51 rooms that are ideal for an invigorating rest which include air conditioning, a desk and a safe. Outside there is a magnificent pool with sun loungers around it offering a stunning view of the coast. The more active guests can go fishing, Walking or do some surfing. After a relaxing day the guests of the Pousada de Sagres, Infante, can enjoy the Pousada's restaurant, which offers its guests the best cuisine of Algarve based on the sea and the freshness of its ingredients. The Fortress of Sagres is located 5 minutes by car from the hotel and the city of Lagos can be reached within 30 minutes. Experiencing the Pousada de Sagres is a starting point to go and discover the cultural authenticity of this region. ... more   less 
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Pousada Do Infante Sagres
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