Perfect Pousadas

Choosing the perfect holiday hotel can be tricky. It’s an important decision, especially if it’s to be the base for your entire holiday. Do you want to be close to the town or on the beach? Do you want to be located in a lively spot or are you seeking seclusion in a peaceful hideaway?

If you choose to stay in one of Portugal’s Pousadas that poses a whole new set of questions. What’s most important, a world-class golf course or luxurious spa facilities? Do you want to stay in a hotel that was once the official residence of the Portuguese royal family, or perhaps a former convent located in a medieval castle is more your thing? Anything is possible on a Travelsphere holiday to Portugal, where the following Pousadas feature.

Pousada de Estremoz

Set in a 14th century castle, built by order of King Dinis I of Portugal, this stunning Pousada has been home to many of Portugal’s royal families over the centuries. It’s also played a role in major historic events too – it was from here that Vasco de Gama set out for India. During your stay you’ll enjoy sumptuous décor reflecting the building’s fascinating past, and private gardens offering amazing views of the Alentejan plains.

Pousada de Palmela

Formerly a convent of the Order of Santiago, this exceptional hotel is nestled in a medieval hilltop castle, offering breathtaking views. The cloisters remain intact and now offer a haven of peace and tranquillity for guests, with the former refectory now the elegant dining room. Surrounding the hotel is a charming town which lies in the heart of one of Portugal’s famous wine-producing regions. 

Pousada de Viana do Castelo

Located high on Mount Santa Luzia, this elegant early 20th century Pousada affords guests one of the most famous and spectacular views in Portugal, over the old sailing port of Viana do Castelo. Inside you’ll see a number of artefacts marking the Roman invasion of Portugal. Outside, discover the remains of a Celtic village dating back to around 2,000BC.

Pousada de Viseu

This majestic spa hotel is located in the former Saint Teotonio Hospital, where three statues – Faith, Hope and Charity – stand guard at the entrance. Outside, the original features of the hospital can be admired, whilst inside you’ll discover many luxury facilities, from a spa with tropical shower and ice fountain, to 84 comfortable rooms and 20 suites offering stunning views of the old city of Viseu.

Every Travelsphere holiday offers exceptional value for money. Included in the price are return scheduled flights/rail travel and internal flights, where applicable, overseas transfers and transportation, carefully chosen hotels, many meals and excursions and the services of a Travelsphere Tour Manager or Local Guide.