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Pousada de Valença

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

At the end of another stage of the Portuguese Way of Santiago, I decided to sleep comfortably in a hotel room. Two hours before arriving I phoned the Pousada de Valença and I booked a standard room. Upon arrival I was greeted by the friendly and professional receptionist Paula who upgraded me to a superior room. The room was spacious and with the standard of Pousadas de Portugal. It also had a window with a dazzling view over the Minho River and the Spanish town of Tuy. I went down to the Bar. This one has a zone enclosed with a magnificent view. Breakfast is also full with hot food. The only thing that was not well were the constant flaws of the Internet. The service is friendly and professional.

This modern hotel on the Portuguese border, situated high within the ancient fortress of Valence, commands stunning views of the Spanish countryside across the River Minho.The rooms are clean, spacious, and well equipped, with comfortable beds. The restaurant offers attractively presented, tasty regional cuisine with an elegant wine list. Service is welcoming and customer-focused. Parking is easy.

Very interesting "pousada" inside the fortress, in a corner over the river Minho and Spain. The pousada is very comfortable, with a cosy bar and a good restaurant, uniformly warm which is an advantage in March. Maybe you should ask for a "superior" room, they have great view. But the thing is that the fortress in Valença is special. Maybe one of the best we have in Portugal (after Elvas). And walking around needs a camera to take pictures. And then you have lots of little shops, and restaurants. Minutes walking from the pousada.

We stayed here on our way down to Douro and what an amazing hotel. It's in the historic star fort with fantastic views over the Minho to Spain. Once we eventually found it, no thanks to our sat nav, we were welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine and then shown to our lovely room with a large comfy bed. The hotel is reasonably price for wine and food, you don't need a starter even though they bring you out about 5 tapas like plates, the main course is enough. At breakfast there was a large selection of hot and cold food, which was again very tasty. Well worth the stay. The car park is at the side of the Pousada and very safe. I'm not sure how suitable the hotel would be for people with mobility issues. The hotel has ramps, but the streets in the fort are very uneven and cobbled Hint when you arrive in Valenca, follow the signs to the Pousada and not your sat nav. Our sat nav wanted us to drive through a solid wall. It's a bit of a tight squeeze getting into the fortifications, but it's well sign posted.

Road trip in Portugal ended up in Valenca at the Pousada. The location is just amazing, forming part of an old fortified village. From our room you had a wonderful view of the River Minho and the spanish town Tui. Rooms are quite big and hitel is quite. The staff is very helpful and service-minded, in the restaurant as well as the reception desk. The village is full of shops selling towels, linen and other textile products. Beware of the narrow gates when driving to the hotel!

My sister and I were walking the Camino Portuguese to Santiago de Compostella. We had no place to stay, and we were too tired to go further. We took a chance on treating ourselves if a room was available. It was, and we were treated as graciously as if we had Louis Vuitton luggage. Our room was clean quiet and overlooking the river. It was difficult to leave Portugal after this.

Stayed one night and was ok. Location is inside the fortress which allows for spectacular views. From the train station it is about a 20 min walk with a slight incline to get up to the top. The fort is alive with tourists in the day but dead at night (after 7pm) but you can still get something to eat at the local restaurants. The hotel is nice. The reception nice with a welcome drink but wish they had a candy bowl. The room we had was a bit stuffy. A/c worked fine and you can open the window for fresh air but beware the mosquitos. The sheets were clean and bed was comfy but we could hear running water when other people around us used their water. Other than the pipes it was quiet. For the amount that you pay you should get more than just shower gel and shampoo. Breakfast had a good variety. Overall this hotel is ok for a treat but not the best value for money. We probably would choose somewhere else to stay next time and come here for a drink.

Woau views over the minho river, food is a bit pricy ;the pillows are on the heavy and high side with no alternative. The tendin is very good. We are on our way to Spain and it is a good stop before proceeding. The sourrounding town is medieval like bella's in beauty and the beast. Breakfast is included and with ample of choices.

Another lovely stay in a Pousada, beautiful setting, views. Staff first class from reception to restaurant to housekeeping. We stayed in 106 very comfortable and cosy room with gorgeous views, can't wait to go back. Only small negative the restaurant was a bit cold on arrival but staff put heating on and it quickly warmed up, also they had an adjacent side sitting area with a lovely log fire. Well done to all the staff for making this a memorable nights holiday for my family.

The lobby of the posada seems to be popular for those staying in the hotel and those visiting the medieval town of Valenca. Step out onto the verandas and be dazzled by the wonderful views. We saw a lone horse in the grassy moat, as well. Beautiful rooms, and a wonderful location.

Baluarte do Socorro Valenca

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Pousada de Valença places you next to Valenca Fortifications and within 2 miles (3 km) of Church of San Telmo. This 4-star hotel has 18 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, free self parking, and a rooftop terrace. Tui Cathedral and Porta dos Ferreiros are also close to this Valenca hotel.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. This hotel serves as home to a bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in regional cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


All 18 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars and safes. LCD TVs come with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and bidets.

Property features

At Pousada de Valença, guests have access to a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and free newspapers. There's free parking if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with sightseeing, directions, and local dining recommendations. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a garden, and a gift shop.

Room options

Family Double Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Superior Double or Twin Room, Balcony

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

87.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 166 reviews