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Pousada da Serra da Estrela - Historic Hotel

Mountain pousada in Covilha with outdoor pool and indoor pool

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
€109

Restrictions related to your trip

  • At check-in, guests must provide either a negative COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

Property renovations and closures

  • The property is closed between January 19 and February 11.

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Estrada Nacional 339, Covilha, 6200-324, Portugal
8.6.Fabulous.
  • The hotel was doing the best it could during the Covid restrictions. We stayed one night…

    Dec 6, 2020

  • Hotel has excellent views. As with other Portuguese Poussadas the staff was welcoming,…

    Nov 17, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Clean & Safe (Portugal), Yes, SGS (3rd party expert - Global), COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC), and CovidClean (Safehotels - global expert) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Property uses a professional cleaning service
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 92 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Indoor pool and outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Terrace

Feel at home

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • Serra da Estrela Nature Park - 1 min walk
  • Praca do Municipio - 3.9 mi / 6.2 km
  • University of Beira Interior - 4 mi / 6.4 km
  • Covão d'Ametade - 6.1 mi / 9.8 km
  • Ski resort of Serra da Estrela - 8.4 mi / 13.5 km
  • Torre - 8.8 mi / 14.1 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Double or Twin Room (or Twin Room)
  • Superior Double or Twin Room
  • Junior Studio Suite
  • Suite
  • Junior Suite (Triple)
  • Family Room
  • Family Triple Room

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Serra da Estrela Nature Park - 1 min walk
  • Praca do Municipio - 3.9 mi / 6.2 km
  • University of Beira Interior - 4 mi / 6.4 km
  • Covão d'Ametade - 6.1 mi / 9.8 km
  • Ski resort of Serra da Estrela - 8.4 mi / 13.5 km
  • Torre - 8.8 mi / 14.1 km
  • Igreja de Sao Tiago - 16.3 mi / 26.3 km
  • Belmonte Jewish Museum - 16.3 mi / 26.3 km
  • Belmonte Synagogue - 16.3 mi / 26.3 km
  • Olive Oil Museum - 16.3 mi / 26.3 km
  • Belmonte Castle - 16.3 mi / 26.3 km

Getting around

  • Dr. Francisco de Sa Carneiro Airport (OPO) - 153 min drive
  • Covilha Station - 10 min drive
  • Fundao Station - 26 min drive
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Estrada Nacional 339, Covilha, 6200-324, Portugal

At a glance

Size

  • 92 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.
  • At check-in, guests must provide either a negative COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

Special check in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. At check-in, guests must provide either a negative COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination. The negative COVID-19 test result requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up, and test must have been administered no more than 24 hours prior to check-in. COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up; guests must have received complete vaccination at least 14 days prior to check-in. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets allowed*
  • Restrictions apply*

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Spa services on site
  • Ski lessons available nearby
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby

Working away

  • Number of meeting rooms - 1

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2014
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Grab bar - near toilet

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include facials and body treatments.

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 31 December

Children & extra bedsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds

PetsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 25 per pet, per night
  • Contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation for details on pet restrictions

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

At check-in, guests must provide either a negative COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination.

The negative COVID-19 test result requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up, and the test must have been administered no more than 24 hours prior to check-in. COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up; guests must have received complete vaccination at least 14 days prior to check-in.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal) and Yes.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of:

  • CovidClean (Safehotels - global expert)
  • SGS (3rd party expert - Global)
  • COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Policies

Long-term renters welcome.

This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Also known as

  • Pousada da da
  • Pousada da Serra da Estrela - Historic Hotel Covilha
  • Pousada da Serra da Estrela - Historic Hotel Pousada (Portugal)
  • Pousada da da Hotel
  • Pousada da da Hotel Serra Estrela
  • Pousada da Serra da Estrela
  • Serra Da Estrela Hotel
  • Pousada da Serra da Estrela Historic Hotel
  • Pousada da Historic Hotel
  • Pousada da Serra da Estrela Historic
  • Pousada da Historic

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Pousada da Serra da Estrela - Historic Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • The property is closed between January 19 and February 11.
  • This property confirms that guests must provide documentation related to COVID-19 at check-in. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an indoor pool and an outdoor pool.
  • Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of EUR 25 per pet, per night.
  • You can check in starting at 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Lindeza (2.5 mi), Casa do Clube (2.6 mi), and Varanda da Estrela (2.7 mi).
  • Have fun with nearby winter activities like snowboarding and skiing. Enjoy a swim in the indoor and outdoor pools after a day out and about. Pousada da Serra da Estrela - Historic Hotel also has spa services and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
8.6.Fabulous.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The layout of of the hotel is wonderful as every room has a great view down the hillside across the vast plain below. It has a nice old fashioned feel being built in the 1920s and has a touch of the Agatha Christie about it. However the whole hotel has been restored with modern facilities and decor (perhaps the interior decor is a little too modern and plain and doesn’t exploit the period design of the property). Our room was wonderful, large bedroom with balcony, separate dressing room and large well appointed bathroom and for around 220 Euros for 2 nights, that was excellent value (Saturday and Sunday nights in mid August B&B). For those who wanted to use the Spa and treatments I guess it was even more special. The niggles were: - A kettle and tea making facilities were provided in the room for the first night (perfect for Brits), but a charge of 5 Euros for another tea bag and synthetic milk sachet for each subsequent night was petty and absurd. - The restaurant was nice and the food quite good (very good for breakfast) but we were only offered a buffet at 30 Euros per person. Expensive for the quality of food provided (nice but nothing special).

    Tony, 2 night romance trip, Aug 10, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Well worth the trip to hotel and then to the top of mountain pray for a clear dry day.Hotel food excellent, service in all areas excellent.All amenities swimming pool etc excellent.Easy parking.

    Geoffrey, 2 night romance trip, May 5, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Property set is really breathtaking. However the exterior beauty of this pousada is an illusion. The interior is very flawed. First and foremost never book the second floor. The walls are paper thin. Therefore noise level is very high. We booked 4 nights and only slept 1 night. The reason is because after so so many complaints they had no choice but to change us rooms. Breakfast was good but not very creative. The exact same items every morning. Staff is very friendly and they really try. The problem is management. They do not seem to fully grasp the meaning of “Customer Service”. The staff has no authority. All decisions must be past to management no matter how insignificant the question is. The bathrooms need a renovation. Public areas are very clean and well kept. Try not to book twin beds because the mattresses are not balanced. You could actually end up on the floor and get hurt. Just remember when booking that there is nothing at all around the Pousada. If you need anything at all pick it up in the town of Covilha below before heading up or else it will cost you a lot of money by purchasing everything at the Pousada. I must say the best thing this Pousada has is the “View”, just breathtaking.

    Rosie, 4 night romance trip, Apr 12, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    People & facilities were nice, just felt that something was missing. Empty hotel, I guess, when other places we stayed at were pretty full. Other pousadas we've stayed in have much more old-building charm plus modern rooms. Here, charm, not so much. Feels like a new building slapped up around an old-style elevator.

    i/o, 1 night romance trip, Apr 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Comida fantástica

    Prédio majestoso e áreas comuns agradáveis. Uma pena que teve nevoeiro todos os dias que lá estivemos, pois à vista deve ser deslumbrante. Alimentação é fantástica. Os funcionários Marcelo, Marta e Aurelio perfeitos. Única ressalva que faço é para o ambiente hospitalar dos quartos, essa frieza me lembrou meus tempos de tratamento de câncer e não é experiência para se passar a hóspedes.

    GRACIELA, 5 night family trip, Dec 21, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    5 estrelas

    Pousada 5*, staff impecável e simpático. O único aspeto negativo, são as crianças não pagarem e haver muitas, que fazem muito barulho e choradeira, que incomodam os restantes hospedes.

    Ivo, 2 night trip, Dec 2, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Historic, spacious and relaxing

    Amazing historic site, with great views, and very relaxing atmosphere. The silence at night is overwhelming, and the food is delicious.

    Richard, 1 night trip, Oct 15, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Melhorar a carta

    Carta muito reduzida.

    Carlos, 1 night trip, Oct 8, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Trevligt hotell med mycket god mat. Dyrt att ladda elbilen 5€/tim!! Slitet gym. Trångt i poolen med massor av barn som stojade. Hårda sängar.

    Ewa, 1 night trip, Sep 25, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Très bon séjour dans superbe endroit . Par contre restauration un peu décevante rapport qualité prix et absence du menu affiché 33 € . Personnel doit progresser dans l’accueil

    nadine, 1 night trip, Jul 16, 2021

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