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Pousada da Serra da Estrela

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Zürich
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place, impressive classic architecture, great view on the plain and a sky full of stars. Real luxury. Only big minus (and a real pity) - the dinner uffet (not inviting, a hotel of that standards should have a la carte menus) and the coffee at the breakfast buffet (the buffet itself leaving no wishes, but the coffee that you... More 

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Thank masidler
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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A few days of peace and tranquility. I stayed in one of the rooms with a round balcony. Lovely views overlooking the gardens, mature trees and the countryside beyond. Food was buffet style, plentiful and loads of choices. Everywhere was clean.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely clean hotel with very helpful staff at the reception, dining room and in the room. The swimming pool is clean but cold with a bar and lunch available. There are some excellent Portuguese wines available at a reasonable price. On certain nights there is an a la carte menu with a good selection of dishes which do not... More 

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Australia
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81 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a converted Sanatorium. If the building was like this when new wow but it was not. The check-in was good. The rooms are a good size and the ensuite is also good. There are 2 pools one inside one outdoors. The lifts are delightful. The dinner and breakfast was also good - buffet.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Portuguese hotels aren't the most sophisticated but this one was very pleasant. Newly opened and with fabulous views. Decent selection at the bar and food was good but limited. Small outside pool and larger indoor one attached to Spa. The area is close to a (the?) Portuguese ski resort.

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

Dear Customer, We thank you for your comments and the time spent. 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 have taken note of suggestions for improvement. Thank you for your opinion and we will take... More 

Sra. Da Hora
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautifully restored historical building with absolutely breathtaking views. We had a "Spa room", though not the one with the jacuzzi (that's room 002, if you want to ask). The room was nice and big, even with the extra bed for our daughter. Breakfast is very good. The swimming pools are relatively small for such a big hotel,... More 

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

Dear Customer, We thank you for your comments and the time spent. 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. Once again we thank you for your comments which we will be passing on to all our... More 

madrid
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Good: Architecture Location Breakfast Buffet dinner Service Pools Bad/not up to standard: Matresses (most important aspect in a hotel, we were a group of 4 adults on 4 different mattresses and all woke up unrested and with back pain) Pool food (awfull) Picnic food Prices of food / drinks, just discourages comsumption)

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

Dear Mr. "Rstalves", We thank you for your comments and the time spent. We have taken note of suggestions for improvement. Thank you for your opinion and we will take the suggestions into consideration. Our apologies for the inconvenience caused. Once again we thank you for your comments which we will be passing on to all our team members and... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

What can I say when you have perfection in front of your eyes? Amazing place to take some days off to recharge batteries. Perfect views, Serra da Estrela in all her beauty. Amazing staff, always ready to make sure you will have the best experience.

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

Dear Mr. "nuno f", We thank you for your comments and the time spent. 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. Once again we thank you for your comments which we will be passing on to... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Th Pousada is located on the Serra and has a beautiful view. We requested and were given a room with a view over a Covilhã and it is breathtaking. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed the outdoor pool and later the indoor pool. Due to the location of the pool and the mountain, the outdoor pool loses sunlight relatively... More 

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

Dear Customer, We thank you for your comments and the time spent. 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. Once again we thank you for your comments which we will be passing on to all our... More 

southampton, UK
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33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

This Pousada is about 5000ft / 1500m up above the town of Covilha. It used to be a sanatorium for TB sufferers taking the fresh mountain air. The rooms are very modern and comfortable. and well equipped. It is very isolated but there is a pool and a kids play room. There is a large lounge/bar area with lots of... More 

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

Dear Customer, We thank you for your comments and the time spent. 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. Once again we thank you for your comments which we will be passing on to all our... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about Pousada da Serra da Estrela

Address: Estrada Nacional 339 | Penhas da Saúde, Covilha 6200-324, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Castelo Branco District > Covilha
Price Range: $59 - $232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pousada da Serra da Estrela 4*
Number of rooms: 92
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