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What an Amazing Palace to visit

This is an old palace that there is a hotel attached. The grounds are breathtaking, fountains... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
caducastro
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Montreal, Canada
Know your Portuguese gas terms

Don't learn the hard way, like I did. They have three terms for petrol for your car: diesel... read more

Reviewed March 28, 2019
Richard M
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London
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an old palace that there is a hotel attached. The grounds are breathtaking, fountains, gardens, sculptures..it is free. Parking is easy.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A thoroughly unimpressive stay. The gym had a lack of basic equipment and even that had broken equipment during our entire stay. This was also the case with their sauna. The indoor pool was the size of a cloakroom. The outdoor pool was unheated and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a wierd place. No information about opening times, everything behind a high fence. You do not know even where the entrance is. You are not even able to see it properly from outside as all the gates are close and you do not...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed March 28, 2019 via mobile

Don't learn the hard way, like I did. They have three terms for petrol for your car: diesel, gasolina and gasoleo. The first one, diesel, is self-explanatory. The second one, gasolina, is regular gasoline like we have in North America and it comes in octane...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Richard M
Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

To be honest I wouldn't make a detour to visit this place. Entrance is through the hotels reception. You can park there as well. The building and statues are quite impressive and seem to be very old, however the garden itself is poorly maintained, no...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 13, 2019

You can stay at this pousada that has an original part and a modern one. Nice to visit and to walk in the garden.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

Dropped in here yesterday for a bite of lunch and a reconoitre because we are considering using it as a base for a future tour. The staff were pleasant and helpful. Lunch was good. The setting is wonderful. The grounds and primary rooms have a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

We stayed here from Tuesday 12th February until Friday 15th, it was an amazing hotel, the grounds are stunning. The staff were excellent and were constantly checking that our stay was good. It cost between €15 and €20 in a taxi to Faro but we're...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 21, 2019 via mobile

This is a great place to stop off on your way somewhere. We spent about an hour here and you probably wouldn’t need much more than that. The building and grounds are beautiful and really relaxing to walk around. Uber’s from Faro to here are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 10, 2019

Visiting with friends, having drinks cannot be better. The sitting areas are quiet and palatial. The rooms are inviting. The view is fantastic. Drinks and appetizers are served in these palatial rooms or sit the well manicured gardens.

Date of experience: December 2018
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KayleaS9
December 30, 2017|
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Response from dawnGalicia | Reviewed this property |
free, you can walk around parts of the hotel and the lovely gardens.
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SueRich1
August 9, 2016|
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Response from Edwina40 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know but you can get more info if you google it - try the Algarve tourist website - tried to paste link for you but this page doesn't like HTML characters!
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petal27
July 30, 2016|
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Response from danielled908 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The hours for meals is 12:30 to 3:00 and 7:00 to 10:00. As it is a poussada, you can get there earlier and visit the beautiful rooms on the main floor. The view from the patio is spectacular. As we thought of staying... More
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