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Pousada de Setubal Historic Hotel

Forte de Sao Filipe, Setubal 2900-300, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The Pousada de Setubal began its existence as a castle built by Spanish King Phillip !! in the mid-16th century. It has a stunning location on a hill on a promontory overlooking the estuary and across to the Troia peninsula. It has a chapel filled to the brim with gorgeous and rare 17th and 18th c. azulejo tiles. The furnishings... More 

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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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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 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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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 53 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 via mobile

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 

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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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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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46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 156 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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Pousada de Setubal Historic Hotel

Address: Forte de Sao Filipe, Setubal 2900-300, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Alentejo > Setubal District > Setubal
Price Range: $168 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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