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“An attractive cloistered pousada not far from Lisbon with incredible 360 degree panoramic views from the fortified hilltop location. Plain, simple and comfortable.”

“An attractive cloistered pousada not far from Lisbon with incredible 360 degree panoramic views from the fortified hilltop location. Plain, simple and comfortable.”

Hotel Review

Only 45 minutes by car from downtown Lisbon, this traditional Portuguese pousada makes a fun overnight change of scene from the city. The soaring hilltop location offers arresting views out towards Lisbon and beyond. Dating back to the 15th century this former convent is traditionally and attractively laid out around a central cloistered courtyard with orange trees and shrubs. The no-frills bedrooms and bathrooms are plain and simple and rather old fashioned - in need of a facelift but nevertheless clean and tidy and comfortable. Staff are friendly but could be a little more in evidence. Breakfast is served in the sunny cloisters, dinner in the downstairs refectory decorated with antiques and tapestries. You can clamber over the ramparts of the adjacent Moorish castle marvellously unimpeded by health and safety regulations and gaze out at the infinite panorama. Walk down the steep pathway to reach sleepy Palmella, or take a taxi to nearby Setubal for delicious fresh seafood straight off the fishing boats.
Recommended for
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Amazing views to Setubal and beyond
  • Views
  • Romantic Break
 

Written by Caroline Townsend

Recommended For

  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Amazing views to Setubal and beyond
  • Views
  • Sights nearby
  • Visit the castle of Palmela
  • Romantic Break
  • Free wifi
  • Quiet
  • Conference facilities
  • Traditional
  • Child friendly
  • Village
  • Historic
  • Restaurant

Facilities

  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Amazing views to Setubal and beyond
  • Views
  • Cots available
  • Outdoor dining
  • Bar
  • Parking
  • Conference facilities
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Sitting Room
  • Child friendly
  • Restaurant

Activities

  • Sights nearby
  • Visit the castle of Palmela

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