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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The Pousada de Sao Filipe is closed and no warnings whatsoever about it. This situation is so embarrassing because in any site including the Setubal Council wil infomed the building closure. After make some enquiries a Council official worker told me they closed the building because they found out a huge estrutural failure. Since then the Pousada is closed and... More 

Thank Miguel S
Lisbon, Portugal
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204 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

The Pousada de Setubal began its existence as a castle built by Spanish King Phillip !! in the mid-16th century. It has a stunning location on a hill on a promontory overlooking the estuary and across to the Troia peninsula. It has a chapel filled to the brim with gorgeous and rare 17th and 18th c. azulejo tiles. The furnishings... More 

2 Thank barbararitchie
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Up a winding and increasingly steep hill (try cycling up the polished cobbles), it has commanding views over the hinterland and coast. Spectacular but windy setting. Palatial building around a drafty courtyard. Take warm clothes. Cuisine not particularly special. Wifi extremely fickle almost everywhere but what do you expect in a castle!

Thank DocDoz
Povoa de Varzim, Portugal
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141 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2014

We stayed for two night in a room classified as superior. Ok, it was a large room but there was nothing eles that can be condidered superior in this room. The toilette was completly olf fashioned but not in the good way. The bate tube was very and the taps very difficult to control the Walter temperature. But the worst... More 

Thank Maria149
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128 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2014

"Views are Spectacular" as other reviewers have said. We stayed here on the last night of our 3 week vacation. It was great. We enjoyed drinks on the out door patio overlooking the valley and sea. We were given corner rooms, so had spectacular views in 2 directions. The rooms are large, the hallways are large. This place gives a... More 

Thank Flexecutives
Zurich, Switzerland
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131 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2014

stayed one night here, place is in an amazing old building with views to die for. They could make so much more of it than they do, the place has no atmosphere. The waitress serving our Drinks was miserable and not very friendly. Mario was great and helped us carry our cases all the way up to the Hotels main... More 

2 Thank Kim005
Aurora, Canada
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157 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2014

This was our second Pousada so we had expectations of a high level of service (which we got). Mario, did everything at the hotel (waiter, bar, breakfast) and was a fountain of knowledge for our time in Setubal. We spent 2 days in Setubal which was perfect. Park Natural da Arrabida is worth the drive. PRAIA DA FIGUEIRINHA is the... More 

1 Thank Rick B
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2 reviews
Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

It's a great historic hotel, the hotel, the stuff and the view were amazing. We stayed for one night and enjoyed the park, the restaurants and the quiet of the hotel. The view is mesmerizing Rooms luck a bit in decor but in all a charming spot for a couple

Thank Irina S
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45 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014

The photo of the Pousada made a wonderful impression but the reality was different. From the town there was a long an uninteresting drive to the lower entrance of this historic fort pousada. The exterior of this entrance/car park was unkempt & a lot could be done to improve the appearance. There was a long cobbled walkway and steps which... More 

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104 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2014

As long as you can lug your cases uphill over cobbles for 200 metres, this is a fabulous place. Our room overlooked the bay and, whilst relatively small, very comfortable.The restaurant has a small menu but all the food seemed very good. Charming staff and friendly atmosphere overall.

2 Thank PaulNCKent

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Pousada de Setubal is situated in the nearby historical city of Setubal, offering stunning views of the River Sado, the Troia peninsula and all of the surrounding Natural Park of Arrabida. In this old fort of seventeenth century architecture, named Sao Filipe, you can feel the traces of the past, having more than four centuries of history. Just a breath of imagination could give live to the thick walls and gravestones of this historical Pousada, rising out of the cold slabs, a lively picture of live in the court during the reign of the Spanish monarch Filipe II. For those who enjoy golf, you will find near the Pousada de Setubal, Sao Filipe, the magnificent golf courses of Troia and Montado. Within the Setubal region you can also go on cruises on the River Sado to do some dolphin watching, visit the beaches in Arrabida and eat traditional fried cuttlefish. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pousada de Setubal Historic Hotel

Address: Estrada do Castelo de Sao Filipe, Setubal 2900-300, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Alentejo > Setubal District > Setubal
Price Range: €158 - €236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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“Tower room was UNIQUE!!!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles barbararitchie, 17 Aug 2015 | Read review
“I suspect all rooms have excellent views.”
 of 5 bubbles DocDoz, 2 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a corner room”
 of 5 bubbles Flexecutives, 27 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Park Natural da Arrabida - wait till noon or later to go up the mountain. Fog encompasses the whole top and it is very difficult to see the amazing views (and a litter nervous to drive) in the morning. We had to turn back in the morning and go up later.”
 of 5 bubbles RickB341, 15 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a sea facing room or for a little extra book the suite.”
 of 5 bubbles mcbIreland, 13 Jul 2014 | Read review
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