My wife and I stayed for one night to break our drive from Porto to Lagos. The view across the Sado valley from this highpoint is really impressive and you can start to appreciate what made this such an important defensive position in days gone by.
Although the staff were very helpful & enthusiastic, they seemed to be slightly short handed, and this showed when we had dinner. The meal was very nice, but the presentation quality & the service were not quite up to our expectations for the price.
The museum displaying the archaeological history of the site is excellent.
Our overall impression was that Pousada management need to focus more resources on the hotel operation - about time for a makeover/upgrade. A bit expensive, but we're glad we went there!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pousada de Alcacer do Sal opened in 1998, is found in the medieval style castle, a hotel of truly luxurious design. This new project was drawn from the ruins of castle, with 33 rooms and 2 suites. The Alcacer do Sal city, with over 5000 years of history, takes us to the end of the Neolith period, one of the main Atlantic costal ports in the south of the Tagus. Throughout the whole city we come across many remnants of the Phoenician, Arab and even Roman culture. The Pousada de Alcacer do Sal has a panoramic view over the Sado River which runs through a vast green valley. Distinguishing characters reside at Pousada which makes it very desirable. The rooms are spacious, delicately decorated with warm colours and wooden furniture offering the guests an experience of the fact that it is actually a castle with a lot of history. Guests can take part in a variety of activities just outside the Pousada de Alcacer do Sal, such as canoeing, fishing, hiking and horse-riding. Alcacer do Sal's railway station is 2.5 Km from the Inn itself and the city of Setubal is a mere 45 minute car ride away. The Pousada defers a parking lot on site. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pousada De Alcacer Do Sal Dom Afonso Ii Hotel Alcacer Do Sal