Pousada da Serra da Estrela

Covilha, Portugal


The Essentials

  • pool, spa area, restaurant, parking lot, free wifi
  • Hotel Type: Spa, 4 star, Mountain, Quiet, Nature
  • Hotel size (number of rooms): 91
  • Check-in: 15:00 o'clock | Check-out: 12:00 o'clock
  • Spoken languages in the hotel: English, Portuguese, Spanish


  • Secluded location in the natural park of Serra da Estrela
  • Beautiful historic building from the 20th century, carefully renovated
  • Modern wellness area with indoor - and outdoor pool

Good to know

  • No pets are allowed in the Pousada
  • 2 of the rooms are suitable for guests with restricted mobility


Estrada Nacional 339 - Penhas da Saúde
6200-111 Covilha
Distrito de Castelo Branco, Portugal
License number

Hotel description

First opened in April 2014, the complex is in the ideal location for a spa hotel—at the centre of the natural park of Serra da Estrela. From the outdoor swimming pool guests can take in the impressive views across the natural surroundings. Inside an indoor swimming pool, Turkish steam bath and body treatments encourage you to relax. Even in winter, this retreat at the Pousada Serra da Estrela remains appealing, thanks to the nearby ski area. Your stay is rounded off by the friendly and personal service in the Portuguese Pousada.
Pousada: Historic mansion with modern concept
Once a sanatorium was located within the historic building, but in 2013 the 20th century manor house was renovated from the ground up. The new concept of this mountain hotel comes from the award-winning Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto Moura. With 92 rooms, the Pousada da Serra da Estrela promises a relaxing stay in the mountains; 12 of the rooms provide maximum privacy as spacious suites. All rooms are equipped with large bathrooms, air conditioning, minibar and flat-screen TVs. The free Wi-Fi and desks with phone access also provide comfort for working during your trip. The helpful service team can be reached around the clock and are happy to give you tips on excursions to the historical villages, castles and museums in the area.
Mountain Hotel: Clean air and views over the Serra da Estrela
The Pousada da Serra da Estrela is surrounded by mountains and nature in every direction. This secluded location in the mountains provides guests with undisturbed tranquillity. At 1,200 metres altitude, the hotel features panoramic views of the mountains, nature and the city centre of Manteigas in the valley. On the terrace you can relax in loungers and enjoy the views. The mountains of Serra da Estrela stretch up to 1993m in height and are surrounded by a large nature park. In the winter months, the ridges are covered with snow and provide an opportunity to go skiing and snowboarding in the nearby ski resort.
Food & Drink: Bar breakfast with views of the mountains, regional cuisine
.Guests at Pousada da Serra da Estrela can start the day with impressive views of the mountains. Against this backdrop, the Serra da Estrela restaurant serves a rich breakfast buffet. Puff pastry tarts, scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, typical cheeses like Queijo de Serra and fine cured ham are offered along with traditional corn and rye bread. At noon and in the evening the Serra da Estrela restaurant opens its doors. The menu provides fine Portuguese dishes like marinated beef with red wine and garlic or small Petiscos and empanadas with crab and vegetable filling. In the cosy bar you can relax with a glass of port or Beirão, a Portuguese liqueur, as the sun sets behind the mountains.
Sports & Leisure: Spa with indoor and outdoor pool, surrounding nature park, ski resort close by
In the spa area of the Pousada an indoor and an outdoor swimming pool, as well as a Turkish steam bath, massages and body treatments for relaxation are being featured. A fully-equipped fitness room and a games room are also available. The nature park is the ideal spot to go mountain climbing, or you can discover the historical villages, castles and museums of the area on bicycle tours and hikes. Just 14 km away from the hotel you will find Torre, the highest point of continental Portugal, nearby to which the winter ski resort awaits.
Location: Quiet location in the natural park of Serra da Estrela
The Pousada da Serra da Estrela stands alone in a mountainous area and benefits from the peaceful surroundings of the natural park of Serra da Estrela. In the nearby town of Manteigas, approximately 6 km away, you will find bars, restaurants and shops. Porto airport is approximately 212 km away.


      wireless LAN
      • free of charge
      • WLAN in rooms
      • WLAN in lobby
      air conditioning
        non-smoking building
        • entire hotel incl. lobby
        • parking spaces, Free of charge
        charging station for electric cars
            laundry service
              garden/outside area
                    • 24 hour reception
                    room service
                        • breakfast served in room
                        dogs permitted
                          table tennis
                          • For a fee
                          outdoor pool
                          • open year-round
                          indoor pool
                          • open year-round
                          fitness studio
                            children's play area
                              Massage services
                                wellbeing massage
                                  spa area
                                  • For a fee
                                  • facials
                                  • body treatments

                                  Frequently asked questions

                                  Yes, the hotel provides free parking facilities for its guests: Parking space

                                  There is free Wi-Fi in all rooms.

                                  The following pools are available onsite: outdoor pool and indoor pool

                                  The hotel has 91 rooms in total.

                                  Check-in: 15:00 o'clock | Check-out: 12:00 o'clock

                                  The hotel is suitable for the whole family and also offers activities for children. These include, for example a children’s play area

                                  Yes, a charging station for electric cars is available to the hotel's guests.

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