Pousada Palácio De Queluz

Description

This magnificent pink and white Baroque Pousada was formerly used by the Royal Guard of the Court while resident at the Palace of Queluz, known as ‘the Portuguese Versailles’. The Pousada, opposite the palace and only twenty minutes taxi ride from the centre of Lisbon, has been beautifully renovated and retains a charming small theatre which would have been used for private performances, complete with gilded balcony and armchairs. It has tall windows dressed with gold curtains, candlelit tables, an open fire, dark antique furniture, bronze fixtures – and there is even a splendid harp. The Pousada's dining room, the "Cozinha Velha" Restaurant, is quite exceptional and located across the square, in what was the original kitchen of the palace with its bread oven and magnificent stone table. For a gastronomic experience of real Portuguese cuisine, we highly recommend the restaurant here either for a proper lunch or a romantic dinner.

How To Arrive

Situated in the town of Queluz, only 30 minutes north west of Lisbon and the airport, 15 minute drive from Sintra and from the Torre de Belem, and 30 minutes to Cascais.

Location

The Pousada is situated in one of the most important sites of 18th and 19th Century Portugal, in the town of Queluz. The hotel is adjacent to the Royal Palace of Queluz, known as the “Portuguese Versailles”, which was the permanent residence of the Portuguese royal family from 1794. Lisbon, Sintra Mountains and the beaches of Cascais are all nearby.

Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Lift
  • 24h reception
  • Shop
  • No private parking – limited free spaces outside Pousada

Activities

  • Lisbon 14 km - Europe’s second oldest capital city which oozes history and culture.
  • Sintra 17 km - A UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its fairytale palaces, incredible vistas, and notable museum collections.
  • Estoril 19 km - A cosmopolitan coastal town which has maintained its somewhat faded grandeur. The picturesque beach of Tamariz is overlooked by a castle and has many cafes and bars. Behind the beach is the casino which was the inspiration for Ian Fleming’s James Bond and Casino Royal.
  • Cascais 25 km - A former fishing village, now a cosmopolitan beach town.
  • Guincho 26 km - The magnificent sandy Atlantic beach of Guincho has some of the best rollers in Europe – it’s a true paradise for surfers.
  • Mafra 43 km - When built, the gigantic Mafra Palace was intended to compete in magnificence and grandeur with Spain’s Escorial and St. Peter’s in Rome.
  • Ericeira 52 km - A charming fishing village with narrow streets, whitewashed houses, sandy beaches and excellent seafood restaurants.

Nearest Paradores

  • Pousada de Lisbon 17 km
  • Pousada de Cascais 25 km
  • Pousada de Palmela 54 km
  • Pousadade de Obidos 86 km

Room Types & Prices

CLASSIC ROOM – From € 110.00 / night

CLASSIC FAMILY – From € 110.00 / night

SUPERIOR ROOM – From € 118.00 / night

STANDARD SUITE – From € 138.00 / night