My husband and I toured through Portugal in October 2011 for our honeymoon, and stayed in 5 or 6 hotels throughout the course of the trip. This pousada was my absolute favorite of any of the places we stayed. The staff and the service they provided were absolutely top-notch, and the location and surroundings were unique and relaxing.
The on-site restaurant is phenomenal, and we ate there each day for every meal. This is the perfect place to stay if you are looking for relaxation and a slow pace. The location is somewhat difficult to access (particularly at night), but once you get there you will not be in any hurry to leave. There are hiking paths nearby (make sure you bring a detailed map), and this is also a wonderful place to sit by a fire and read. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and some of them have balconies over-looking the mountains. The view from the dining room is gorgeous at all times of the day. I cannot recommend this pousada highly enough -- I would love to go back and stay for a longer period of time.
- 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
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