The main attraction of the Pousads of Portugal is the uniqueness of the view or the pousada's building. So, if staying in a special place is not your main goal, other cheaper hotels in Manteigas will fulfil your expectation better. The Manteigas Pousada offers a fascinating view over Manteigas and the Zezere valley and a special rock-stone made building, as well as a special atmosphere, and for that the pousada totally fulfilled our expectations.
The large and spacious cozy room includes sitting areas, queen-sized bed and comfortable and spacious bathroom.
Staff was courteous and provided help concerning the option of touring the area (yet, for those interested in exploring/hiking the area I highly recommend the Manteigas' Turismo where they will provide you with a "tailored" trip according to your expectations/abilities).
The breakfast was rich and tasty, on the other hand the dinner (not included in the basic hotel's rate) was very disappointing. I've ordered steak that was hard to chew and not tasty at all while my spouse ordered a vegetarian dish that was not more than OK. Some deserts - provided in a buffet style - where missing. Certainly not a dinner typical for a four start hotel.
Overall, we enjoyed staying in this pousada, and I would recommend others to stay there as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pousada de Manteigas, Sao Lourenco, is found on top of the Natural Park of Serra da Estrela, from which you can get a glimpse of the breath-taking views. This hotel in the Serra da Estrela is totally made out of granite in traditional Beira architect. It is without a doubt, a place the best location on the Vale do Zezere, where you can take advantage of the snow-capped mountains in the winter and the beautiful clear sights in the summer. Manteigas is confined by Gouveia, Guarda, Covilha and Seia. According to tradition, in the year 50 BC Julius Cesar commanded his troops into Manteigas. In 1188, the first charter was granted by D. Sancho I. To the village. Guests can relax in the Pousada's lounge or take advantage of many of the table games or play snooker with the family. The nearby activities to Sao Lourenco Pousada de Manteigas include fishing, cycling, paragliding, skiing and themed tours on foot and by jeep. Discover nature's treasures which surround the Pousada de Manteigas. ... more less