Pousadas de Portugal.

The Pousadas de Portugal are a chain of over 40 exclusive hotels, located throughout Portugal. Their very name is synonymous of a unique form of quality accommodation, where a warm welcome and personal service awaits every guest.

In each Pousada de Portugal you will find a restaurant serving the best regional specialities, accompanied by the exclusive qualities of the Portuguese wines.

Pousadas in Portugal
Sleep with History and charm on your next trip to Spain or Portugal

Whether travelling in a group or just on your own we have selected unique accommodations in various Pousadas of Portugal and Paradores of Spain. For those of you who do not know what a Pousada or Parador is let us explain... They are a chain of historical and regional establishments in unique locations and within monumental buildings like: Castles, Monasteries, Noble Mansions, Palaces...
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Pousada De Estoi

Pousada De Estoi ***** Faro (Algarve)

Located in the town of Estoi, just 10 km from Faro, these deluxe rooms are set on the grounds of a beautiful 19th-century palace.

Combining the best of old and new, Pousada De Estoi features 63 guest rooms, most of which are in the modern annex. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or soak up the sun while reading a book on your very own balcony.

The palace itself includes Versailles-style gardens and tea pavilions, perfect for exploring after a dip in the indoor pool or sauna visit. Marvel at Pousada’s many original elements, including beautiful wall frescos and antique furnishings.

Pousada Vila Viçosa - Vila Viçosa- Region: Alentejo/Formerly a 16th Century Convent, located in the same square as the favorite royal residence of the House of Braganca in Portugal.

The Pousada Vila Viçosa is set in the former Convent of Chagas de Cristo in the historical village of Vila Viçosa. With its very characteristic intricate thematic rooms full of legends and tales, the Pousada has kept the convent cells, the retreats and the oratories intact which were built by the nuns.

Pousada D. Afonso II - Alcácer do Sal (Alentejo) set in a thousand year old castle overlooking the valley where cork, rice and pine-nuts are produced

Located not far from Lisbon, in the Álcacer do Sal castle. At this site, with 5000 years of History, that go back to the later Neolithic period, we come across a variety of important cultural remains, such as Phoenician, Arab or even Roman. This Pousada overlooks the river Sado, which runs through a vast green valley.

Pousada Beja

Pousada Beja

In the former 13th century Franciscan Convent, located in the heart of the historical centre of the Alentejo town of Beja, we find this impressive Pousada. Combining the mystic monument with the needs of today's standards of well-being and comfort, the São Francisco Pousada, with its magnificent cuisine, allows guests to relax both body and mind.

Alcácer dp Sal Pousada

Pousada de Alcácer do Sal - D. Afonso II - (Alentejo)

Hotel Pousada de Alcácer do Sal is housed in a small castle, overlooking the River Sado that runs through a vast green valley in Alentejo, Portugal.

Pousada de Alcácer do Sal - D. Afonso II offer large, comfortably furnished, modern rooms that offer views of the river and valley.

Pousada de Alcácer do Sal provides a restaurant and bar that serves international and local cuisine and drinks. There is an outside pool with a wide terrace, surrounded by natural green woodlands, parking facilities.

Pousada do Crato

Pousada do Crato - (Alentejo)

A castle, a convent and a palace, built in different periods, were the origin of this ecclesiastical architectural work of outstanding harmony. The former Knights of the Order of Malta's monastery, is surrounded in medieval mystic. Flor da Rosa Pousada manages to combine the genuine characteristics of the convent, highlighting them with an architectural project, which although modern, entirely respects its origins.

Pousada de Sousel

Pousada de Sousel -(Alentejo)

Situated on a hill overlooking the vast Alentejo plains, stands the white and peaceful S. Miguel Pousada, with cinegetic interior designs, this Pousada is always waiting for the shooting, leisure and unique rich cuisine lovers. Sousel has the oldest bullring in Portugal. Located near the Maranhão dam, it is also ideal for fishing and water sports.

Pousada de Marvão - (Alentejo)

The small traditional houses of Marvão, a medieval town with walls dating back to the 13th century, seem to squeeze the narrow little streets that wind between them.
The 2 village houses that have been comfortably converted into a Pousada offer an exceptionally beautiful panorama from the reception rooms and certain bedrooms.

Pousada Arraiolos (Alentejo)

The starting point for the Pousada was the restoration of a sixteenth century convent, situated in a valley in Arraiolos - a city that is world-famous for its carpets.
The Pousada is an example of the achievement of perfect harmony between the traditional and modern concepts of Portuguese architecture and a felicitous example of adapting the austerity of a convent to today's standards of comfort.

Santa Luzia Pousada *** Elvas -Santa Luzia Pousada was the first of the Pousadas de Portugal, a fine example of typical Alentejo architecture.

Opened in 1942, the Santa Luzia Pousada was the first of the Pousadas de Portugal and is a fine example of typical Alentejo architecture. Today, it offers its guests not only all possible comfort but also the best Alentejo cuisine, especially the renowned bacalhau dourado (golden codfish), or its famous dish of pork trotters in a coriander marinade.

Pousada de Almeida Pousada *** Almeida -within the old walls of the Monumental village of AlmEIda

Near the Vilar Formoso border and within the old walls of the village you will find the Pousada of Almeida. It reveals, in spite of its modern atmosphere and spacious rooms, the historical and cultural grandiosity of the village of Almeida, now a classified National Heritage.

Pousada de Alijó, Douro Pousada *** Alijo (Trás-os-Montes) located in the old village of Alijó, heart of the Douro Wine Region

Alijó Pousada is located in the old village of Alijó, in the heart of the Douro Wine Region, among the famous "quintas"; small estates where the Port Wine vineyards grow in terraces. It is the perfect place to get to know the way in which the most famous wine in the world is produced. The proximity of the Douro River allows our guests to go on pleasant cruises and enjoy one of the most beautiful landscapes of the country.

Pousada do Porto

Pousada Do Porto - Palácio Do Freixo *****

Designed by the architect Nicolau Nasoni and built in the mid 19th century, the Palácio do Freixo is a remarkable example of Portuguese architecture from the baroque period.

The Pousada has preserved the entire façade of the palace buildings, which became a National Monument in 1910.

Pousada de Ourém, Fátima Pousada *** Ourem

Conde de Ourem Pousada is located within the magnificent walled town of Ourem, a few kilometres from Fatima, one of the Europe’s main pilgrimage destinations. From the belvedere, enjoy the breathtaking view of the Seica River Valley and catch a glimpse of the world-famous Sanctuary of Fatima.

Dom Dinis Pousada *** Vila Nova de Cerveira

The Dom Diniz Pousada is set in a small walled town and is situated on the banks of the River Minho, which forms the northern border between Portugal and Spain. A bridge enables guests to take a visit to the Spanish region of Galiza to visit the city of Vigo, the sailing town of Bayona, the beaches of the nature reserve of the Iles de Cies or the pilgrimage city of Santiago do Compostela.

N. Sra da Oliveira Pousada *** Guimaraes-located in the medieval historical centre of Guimarães, traditionally known as the birthplace of the Portuguese nation

The Pousada de Guimarães - Nossa Sra. da Oliveira is located in the medieval historical centre of Guimarães, traditionally known as the birthplace of the Portuguese nation. This Pousada is part of the liveliness of the city, helping to reflect its century old traditions. Staying at this Pousada and walking through the narrow streets that lead to the castle and to the Palace of the Dukes, is like discovering the history of Portugal.

Quinta da Ortiga Pousada *** Santiago do Cacem

Quinta da Ortiga Pousada is situated on an Alentejo farm estate, a few minutes from Santiago do Cacem and the S. Vicente Coast beaches.

Pousada de Angra do Heroísmo - Terceira / Açores -16th century Fortress known as the Castelinho of São Sebastião.

The Pousada de Angra do Heroísmo - São Sebastião, is installed in a fortress of 16th century - known as well as "Castelinho de São Sebastião" (Saint Sebastian's Little Castle) - constructed after the demand of King D. Sebastião. The castle is surrounded by high walls, but some parts are nowadays in ruins. Eventhough, it still preserves its most characteristic elements. The Pousada is located in the village centre of Angra do Heroísmo that, in 1983, was classified World Heritage by UNESCO.

Pousada de Amares

Pousada de Amares, Gerês

Between the city of Braga and the Gerês mountain range stands our Pousada Santa Maria do Bouro, which is the result of the restoration of a former Cistercian Monastery, one of the most characteristic monasteries of that period in Portugal. In accordance with the monastic severity, but with a comfortable and modern decoration, this Pousada is an absolute must from which you can discover the cultural sites of Minho.

Pousada do Geres

Pousada do Gerês, Caniçada

With a unique location in the heart of Peneda/Gerês National Park, this Pousada has a breathking view over the river Cávado and the peaceful Caniçada dam. These are landscapes to remember, and you can enjoy a delicious appetizer on the Pousada's terrace, while watching the beautiful sunset, reflected on the water.

Santa Clara Pousada *** Santa Clara-a-Velha

The Santa Clara Pousada is situated near the beaches of the S. Vicente Coast, surrounded by a breathtaking mountain and close to the Sta Clara dam.

Santa Maria Pousada *** Marvao -Almost 1000 meters above sea level, the Hotel Pousada de Marvao is situated in the unspoilt 13th century Marvao in the Alentejo region of Portugal

The small traditional houses of Marvão, a medieval town with walls dating from the thirteenth century, seem to squeeze the narrow little streets that wind between them. The two village houses that have been comfortably converted into a Pousada offer an exceptionally beautiful panorama from the reception rooms and certain bedrooms.

Dorisol Pousada Dos Vinhaticos - Ribeira Brava

Dorisol Pousada Dos Vinhaticos is situated in the middle of the island and is surrounded by nature. This is the place to stay if you want a secluded holiday. It has plenty of possibilities for nature walks in the surrounding area, known as the famous "Levada walks".
Access to the city centre of Funchal is very easy and quick if you have your own car.

Pousada de Braga

Pousada de Braga ****

Set within a stunning turn-of-the-century building, this charming hotel provides the ideal base from which to explore all that Braga’s historic centre has to offer.

Carefully restored to provide all modern comforts whilst maintaining its original features, Pousada de Braga - São Vicente offers a beautiful outdoor swimming pool and a relaxing terrace area. Each of the 26 rooms features soothing colours to ensure a peaceful night’s sleep.

Pousada de Setubal

Pousada de Setubal -Setúbal (Costa Azul)

Pousada São Filipe, a fortress built in the 17th century by King Philip II of Spain (Philip I of Portugal), offers a breathtaking view over the River Sado estuary.
Setúbal, one of Portugal's main ports, also offers possibilities for beautiful walks within the historic centre and its surroundings, such as the river banks of the Sado or the Arrábida mountain range.

Palmela Pousada

Pousada de Palmela - Costa Azul

Palmela Pousada is located in the village castle, incorporated with the convent cloisters. Located on top of an imposing hill, it offers one of the most impressive panoramic views in the area.
The city of Palmela boasts excellent wines and superb cuisine and it is also the perfect starting place to discover the Costa Azul and the magnificent Arrábida Natural Park.

Sao Bento Pousada *** Geres/Canicada

The Sao Bento Pousada is situated on a unique location in the heart of Peneda-Geres National Park. This Pousada has breathtaking views over the river Cavado and the peaceful Canicada dam.

Pousada Castelo de Palmela - Palmela (Costa Azul)-Region: Lisbon and Tagus Valley

Pousada de Palmela is part of a medieval castle, built by the Moors. It is near Lisbon, the exciting capital city of Portugal.

Palmela Pousada is located in the village castle, incorporated with the convent cloisters. Located on top of an imposing hill, it offers one of the most impressive panoramic views in the area.
The city of Palmela boasts excellent wines and superb cuisine and it is also the perfect starting place to discover the Costa Azul and the magnificent Arrábida Natural Park.

Pousada Convento do Desagravo - Vila Pouca da Beira (Beira Alta)

History tells us that the Convento do Desagravo was built on orders of the bishop and count Dom Francisco de Lemos de Faria Pereira during the last quarter of the eighteenth century.
Today's Pousada preserves this fascinating piece of history, carefully adapted to provide contemporary comfort. Its superb location, close to the mountains of the "Serra da Estrela" and the "Serra do Açor", helps to create a romantic and peaceful atmosphere.

Sao Miguel Pousada *** Sousel

Situated on a hill overlooking the vast Alentejo plains, stands the peaceful Sao Miguel Pousada. Guests can also visit numerous places of interest such as Estremoz, Evoramonte Castle, Pavia Dolmens and many more, close by.

Sao Teotonio Pousada *** Valenca do Minho

The Sao Teotonio Pousada is located inside the walls of Valenca, a fortified town on the northern border with Spain. The Minho River is one of the most beautiful one in Portugal and is navigable from the Pousada down to the sea at Caminha and has many interesting towns along its banks.

Monte de Santa Luzia Pousada *** Viana Do Castelo

Set on the hill of Santa Luzia, Monte de Santa Luzia Pousada overlooks the town of Viana do Castelo and the beautiful estuary of river Lima. From this Pousada, guests can enjoy stunning views of the vast and beautiful landscapes of the country and sea.

Condeixa-a-Nova

Pousada Condeixa-a-Nova - (Zona Centro / Estremadura)

Santa Cristina Pousada is close to the Lisbon-Oporto motorway, near the historical university city of Coimbra and only 2 km from Conimbriga, one of the best preserved Roman ruins in Europe.

Pousada de Sagres *** Sagres- (Algarve)

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Pousada do Infante is located in the village of Sagres, in the Algarve region. This village has an important historic and maritime significance because it is the place from where, 500 years ago, Prince D. Henrique's caravels left to look for new countries. The discovery of the cultural authenticity of the area and the possibility of walking on deserted beaches allow you to forget about the real world.

Pousada da Horta

Pousada da Horta, Ilha do Faial - Faial (Açores)

This Pousada is set in a 16th century fortress, built along the Horta Bay and is classified as a National Monument since 1947. It offers magnificent views over the Pico Island, but you can also admire the famous Marina and its yachts.

Castelo Do Alvito Pousada *** Alvito (Alentejo)

With the restoration of an unusual 15th century castle in the village of Alvito, the beautiful hotel Pousada Castalo de Alvito was born. It honours the culture of the region, not only by its atmosphere, but also by its traditional gastronomy and wines. What used to be the agricultural land of a medieval castle is now a superb garden.

Pousada Vila Viçosa Pousada *** Vila Vicosa

Set in the former Convent of Chagas de Cristo, the Dom Joao IV Pousada is located in the historical village of Vila Vicosa and is next to the impressive Palace of the Dukes of Braganza. The hotel is also close to the Spanish border and is just 3 kilometres from the city centre.

Dona Maria I Pousada *** Queluz

D. Maria Pousada is located in a building that was formerly used by the Royal Guard of the Court in the Palace of Queluz, which is also known as the "Portuguese Versailles". The hotel's attractive interior design and the exacting recuperation of its little private "theatre", can only match the exquisite cuisine of the Cozinha Velha Restaurant.

Nossa Senhora da Assuncao Pousada *** Arraiolos /Restored sixteenth century convent situated in a valley in Arraiolos.

The starting point for the Pousada was the restoration of a sixteenth century convent situated in a valley in Arraiolos a city that is world-famous for its carpets. The Pousada is an example of the achievement of perfect harmony between the traditional and modern concepts of Portuguese architecture and a felicitous example of adapting the austerity of a convent to today's standards of comfort. A wonderful excuse to get to know the traditional art of carpet-making.

Santa Marinha Pousada *** Guimaraes (Minho)12 century Augustin convent, rebuilt and restored, received the National Architectural Prize in 1985. Near the historical centre of Guimarães, set on a hill overlooking the city.

Near to the historical centre of Guimarães, set on a hill overlooking the city, we find the majestic Pousada Santa Marinha, the 12th century Augustin convent, which, after being rebuilt and restored, received the National Architectural Prize in 1985.
Penha Park, the small gardens and the interior corners with granite fountains, the rich Portuguese glazed tiles, the cloisters, and the balconies and terraces with views over the city will, together with the magnificent cuisine and wines, make you wish to stay with us for a very long time.

Mesao Frio

Pousada de Mesão Frio - Solar da Rede, Douro

In the midst of the demarcated wine region of Douro, on the road from Mesão Frio to Régua, you can find the Solar da Rede, with its breathtaking view over the River Douro. Ideally located on a 27-hectare vineyard, this 18th century manor house offers its visitors the chance to sample the reality of the local vineyard life, whilst reliving the ways of Port savouring.

Pousada de Manteigas

Pousada de Manteigas, Serra da Estrela

Entirely built of stones from the region, and located on the top of the Serra da Estrela Natural Park, the Pousada São Lourenço enjoys a magnificent view over the river Zêzere Valley.
It is the perfect place for peaceful walks, followed by relaxed conversations by the fireplace. Guests can either practise winter sports during the winter time or have a refreshing swim in the summer, in the natural lagoons.

Pousada da Torreira-Murtosa, Ria de Aveiro-(Beira Litoral)

Located on the isthmus that connects Murtosa to the beaches of S. Jacinto, this Pousada is set in a preserved area with a unique natural beauty. The verandas overlook the tributary of the River Aveiro and on peaceful evenings, you can watch the fishermen at work on the traditional "Moliceiros" boats. Surrounded by water, this is the ideal spot for fishing, water sports or for going to the beautiful beaches, which are near to the Costa Nova's typically colourful houses.

Pousada de Belmonte Belmonte (Beira Alta)

Very near Belmonte, where Pedro Álvares Cabral was born, the Belmonte Pousada is the result of the reconstruction of the ruined Convent of Nossa Senhora da Esperança, with the small 13th century chapel. The Belmonte Pousada has preserved all the historical architecture of the Convent, including the amphitheatre in the woodlands.

Pousada de Evora
Pousada de Evora - Loios -Évora (Alentejo)
In the heart of the historic centre of Évora, a city classified by UNESCO as World Heritage, stands the Pousada Dos Lóios, which was originally a convent and which is still one of Évora's most precious architectural buildings.
Staying at the Évora Pousada is reliving history itself in each stone, each glance and each object.

Pousada de Estremoz - (Alentejo)

The castle of Estremoz is the result of the restoration of the magnificent palace that King D. Diniz built for his wife, Queen Santa Isabel. The high quality of the building materials used has been complemented by the finest decor including museum pieces.
From the private palace gardens and swimming pool, which are surrounded by battlements, you have the most superb view over the city of Estremoz and the vast Alentejo plain.