After having stayed in the luxurious Pousada at Porto the week before, we were looking forward to our stay at Sagres.
All Portuguese pousadas are run by the Pestana Group which is very professional and owns/runs some of the very best spots (pousadas, hôtels, resorts...) in the country and some abroad.
Our expectations were therefore high.
During our stay, the weather was lousy (cloudy sky and mist on land and see) which is not Pestana's fault of course, but the main thing for which we went there, the view over Sagres cape, was dull.
The pousada itself could have compensated but it didn't.
Upon arrival, the very sweet young trainee told us that the room wasn't ready and offered us two vouchers for a drink at the bar.
The trainee also gave us a small scale local map with interesting information regarding nice walks to be done around the cliffs. We took some of those paths and believe they must be very nice with sunshine.
As far as the building is concerned, the older part of the pousada needs a serious refurbishing as several areas look tired.
I agree with the comentator hereafter stating that the hotel smels. A building sitting by the seaside needs a lot of airing to get rid of the sea humidity.
We had dinner at the hotel. It was ok. Service was friendly but not really professional with trainees serving.
The location is a guarantee for quietness. He had it during the night.
Breakfast was quite good.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Pousada Do Infante Sagres
- Pousada Do Infante Hotel Sagres