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Pousada Castelo de Palmela - Historic Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We loved our stay in this Pousada. Reception staff charming, bar and restaurant service excellent. Lovely food. Room spacious and very comfortable. Views from the room just superb, you can see all the way north to Lisbon and south west to the Troia peninsula. Right next door is the old castle that is worth exploring. One thing. There is a self-service coffee machine but it makes awful coffee. Ask the staff and they'll bring you a proper cup of coffee.

I've always picked one Pousada every year in this case it was Palmela.. I enjoyed my stay tremendously . The room was spacious with a good view and amenities. The dinning locations were beautiful and romantic. This place was the opposite of last years' stay in Sagres . From the room to the dinning experience it was all a pleasure. Service from all the staff was excellent and professional unlike previous years. It was also very convenient in having a historical site right on the premise to tour.

We visited the Middle Ages Fair in Palmela and we accomodate ourselves in the Pousada Historic Hotel, where the facilities of the old XV Century Convent were reclassified. The Pousada is very near to the Palmela Castle where king John I of Portugal undertook expansion and reinforcement.It was a very good choice! The service is excellent, The rooms are large and confortable and the views to the valley and river Sado are superb. Very appropriate for a romantic weekend or even a wedding night. The Fair is also not to be missed, at least once!

I have just stayed at this place for a couple of days for a friend's wedding. Great views from our room, very friendly staff. It is an historic hotel and can be a little noisy with the wind. The restaurant was ok, again with great service and a lovely selection of local wines at a reasonable price.

We recently stayed for 2 nights. As a base to explore Lisbon and the surrounding coast location is perfect. The hotel is an ex monastery next to a ruined castle on the top of a hill overlooking the coast. Rooms were generous and clean with stunning views. Drinks and food were taken in the cloisters. Only slight niggle was lack of bar staff so you had to find somebody to serve you a drink. Hardly a major moan though

I had planned a day of visiting a coupe of wineries in the Setúbal region, which is famous for their Muscatel do Setúbal and had chosen this Pousada as the pit stop for the night befor continuing southward. This used to be a fort/covent, we arrived right before sunset to witness a glorious view of the valley under. The rooms are okay, a bit rustic for me. Since this is located on top of the hill, it is not convenient to drive out for dinner, so we stayed out and dined at the restaurant. Not very satisfactory with poor service and salty food. Parking can be hard if they are fully booked, you may have to park on the side of the road getting up to the Pousada, if you are lugging luggages, could be hard.

After a long 5 day road tour driving through the Alentejo down to Seville, Spain and back through the Algarve we stopped in Palmela to stay at this historic hotel. We were worn out when we arrived about 6:30, made up reservation at 8 and got up to the room to clean up. It was a beautiful day with plenty of evening light left so we sat in the courtyard enjoying drinks from the bar and reviewing the day's highlights. The dinner that followed was fantastic. I would categorize as served with old world elegance. Great food and a nice wine made it a perfect way to unwind. It's just such a quiet and peaceful setting to be in the old convent. That elegance extended to the corner suite we booked. It was extremely large and tastefully styled in the traditional Portuguese style. Sure it's not the most modern room we've been in but we just loved it. Comfortable room and bed with very large bathroom that had a great shower/bath. I'd just call the whole thing an authentic pousada experience. Really I wish we would have booked one more night but our road tour had to continue the next day on the Parque Naturale Arrabida along the coast, then over to Sesimbra and onto Lisbon that I can also recommend doing. I think you'd struggle for stuff to do over more than one night in Palmela but if you used it as a base to visit the park and get over to Setubal and Troia on day trips, that'd be worth an extra night for sure.

What a wonderful place The Pousada looks very plain from outside, but inside it is magical. The original features of cloisters, courtyard, vaulted ceilings and window seats in the rooms are lovely. The whole place has a very calm ambience, with lovely decoration and wide corridors.... we loved it. We went out every night so did not try the restaurant or bar. Breakfast was fine. Thank you, we are now thinking we should try more Pousadas!

The hotel is beautiful, with amazing views of Setubal and the ocean. Our room the 104 is really nice highly recommend. The downside is just the fact that the hotel doesn't have a swimming pool or I gym.

It is the most, by all means, nature embrace , breath taking views, authentic stay you can have in palmela. If you wish to escape life's complications and seek basics and free minded surrounding, Pousada is your ultimate location.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Pousada Castelo de Palmela - Historic Hotel places you next to Palmela Castle and within a 5-minute walk of Church of Sao Pedro. This 28-room, 4-star pousada has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Also nearby are Bonfim Stadium and Setubal Museum.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. This pousada is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


The 28 rooms are air-conditioned and have minibars and desks. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets.

Property features

Pousada Castelo de Palmela - Historic Hotel features free WiFi in public areas and a garden. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables.

Room options

Superior Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2


Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Double or Twin Golden Age (over 55 years)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room (Suite)

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 344 reviews