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Pousada de Estremoz - Rainha Santa Isabel
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Estremoz
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“Fabulous!”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

Amazing experience! Gorgeous old castle with good modern amenities put in. Lovely staff, good restaurant, lovely views. The lady at the front desk was very helpful with lots of good suggestions
Liked the city too. We only stayed one night so we didn't try of the restaurants around.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 11, 2014

The Pousada at Estremoz is on a hill above the small town. It is large and all is decorated with beautiful period furnishings, including the rooms. It even has its own tower to climb. We booked a superior room that was on the second floor and looked over the town and the valley--beautiful. The room was very large with a separate seating area. Since we were travelling with another couple, this was a nice benefit. The price was a pleasant surprise at under $150/nite. Our experience with the restaurant was mixed, two really liked their choice and two not so much. The staff was charming. This was a great stop for us on the way to Spain and we would definitely recommend this Pousada.

Room Tip: The superior rooms are spectacular. Didn't see any of the standard rooms.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

I stayed here for two nights in May 2013. This is a quality hotel in a stunning location. The hotel is located a short stroll from the centre of Estremoz. The hotel itself is packed full of antiques and character. Our room was lovely with wonderful views over the town and countryside beyond. The breakfast was wholesome with lots of choice. We ate in the restaurant one evening and the food was excellent. We visited early in the season and the pool was not particularly clean and the surrounding terrace was a bit tired. Otherwise, I would strongly recommend this Pousada and I will certainly plan to visit again in the future.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

While we were in Portugal on our babymoon, couldn't pass up the opportunity to stay in a real life castle! Amazing!! We had a beautiful suite, all with original furniture. My only complaint is that it was drafty! But it's a 12th century castle and we had plenty of blankets. Our room was updated with the creature comforts so it was a good blend of old and new. Highly highly recommend. Great experience!

  • Stayed February 2013
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Cambridge, Canada
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

The drive up to this place was very impressive as we drove over a drawbridge to approach the posada.The exterior is also very beautiful and welcoming and there is very good parking right in front.The public areas are warmly furnished with many castle like antique pieces but the upper hallways are dark ,worn and need refurbishing. Our room was very clean with a spectacular view.
Pool was not heated which was disappointing.Did not do dinner there because was advised by others to eat elsewhere.Had a very good dinner in the square beside the posada at a little place called Rosa.Highly recommend staying here at this great location.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mafra, Portugal
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

The hotel soars impressively as you drive into the square where there is plenty of parking, and if you have the legs you can get up into the tower where you will be rewarded by extensive views of the Alentejo. Our room was stately, clean, beautifully furnished and cool in the 35C heat, though the air conditioning rumbled a bit. The reception staff were very helpful and welcoming and generally everyone else was very accommodating, but you get the impression that austerity has cut into staff numbers. The one disappointment was the breakfast which was not up to the standard we expected from a luxury hotel, with kiddy cereals, aroma-only yogurts and fruit salad made with cooking apples. The croissants were great though. Overall, a great place to stay.

Room Tip: Get a room with a king-size bed. Ask for special rate for over-55's.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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France
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

This was our third and last Pousada this trip, and we were glad we had saved it till last as it was the best.
We had a stunning view over the town and were woken each morning by fabulous sunrises.
Our room was spacious and was very well appointed, the staff were friendly and helpful and the pool area was clean and inviting, with more of those stunning views.
We found the town very pleasant and smart, with lots of places to stop for a coffee and watch the world go by.
The food at the Pousada was the average Pousada menu, and like most of the other residents we chose to eat a few steps away on the second evening.
We would return to this Pousada for sure

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Pousada de Estremoz - Rainha Santa Isabel
Address: Largo Dom Dinis, Estremoz 7100-509, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Alentejo > Evora District > Estremoz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Estremoz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Pousada de Estremoz - Rainha Santa Isabel 5*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Pousada of Estremoz is situated in a privileged place, as is the Castle Estremoz. It is an authentic museum which has a range of antic furniture, wall tapestries, iron decorative pieces and porcelain from other times. D. Dinis ordered the construction of this building for his wife the queen Santa Isabel, which has given its name to the Pousada. Placed in the old city, this was the stage of battles, love and treason. This luxury hotel in Estremoz offers from its gardens and pool, a magnificent panoramic view of Estremoz and the Alentejo plain. Guests can enjoy a glass of regional wine in the castle's spacious dining room or enjoy a game of pool in the Pousada de Estremoz' games room. Nearby activities include fishing, guided countryside treks and bicycle rides. The Pousada de Estremoz has free local parking, at 1.2 Km from the Estremoz railway station and 17.3 Km from the Evora Monte Castle. ... more   less 
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