Hotels in Central Portugal - Continued
FEATURED HOTELS, CENTRAL PORTUGAL
|Condeixa-a-Nova, also known
as Condeixa, is a town and a municipality in the district of Coimbra, Portugal.
It is located 15 km south of Coimbra, and in the Greater Metropolitan Area
of Coimbra. The town is known for the ancient Roman settlement of Conímbriga
which is located nearby, and includes a museum and the well-preserved ruins.
The municipality of Condeixa-a-Nova is traditionally a center for agriculture.
The municipality has also a number of industries ranging form ceramics
to pharmaceuticals (Medinfar). The ancient Roman settlement of Conímbriga,
is an important tourist attraction.
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de Condeixa-a-Nova - Santa Cristina, Condeixa
The Pousada de Condeixa
a Nova, Santa Cristina, a former palace owned by the Almadas Family, was
built in the 16th century. For several years it received members of the
European nobility. In the first half of 19th century, the palace was transformed
in an hotel inn, later on it was an orphanage to poor Childs and finally
an asylum homeless elderly people. This Palace was completely reconstructed,
having been transformed in this beautiful charming hotel. The Pousada Santa
Cristina is close to the Lisbon-Oporto motorway (A1), near the historical
university city of Coimbra and only 2 Km from Conímbriga, one of
the best preserved Roman ruins in Europe. Its interior design, the
peacefulness of its surrounding green areas and the palace park nearby,
are all excellent reasons to visit this Pousada again and again.
FEATURED GOLF & SPA HOTELS, CENTRAL PORTUGAL
|Curia (alt. 40m/130ft), about
10km/6mi northwest of the Buçaco National Park, is a well known
spa. Its hot springs containing calcium sulfate are favored for ailments
of the joints and metabolism. Curia has modern treatment facilities a variety
of sport and recreational amenities and an attractive spa park.
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Grande Hotel da Curia Golf & Spa, Curia near Anadia
Rolling countryside and
natural hot springs enclose this golf and spa hotel housed in a grand nineteenth
century residence dating from 1888. Balconies afford views over the grounds.
The hotel extends to extensive spa facilities comprising of two swimming
pools (indoor and outdoor), Turkish bath, sauna, jetted tub and beauty
treatment rooms. Guests also have direct access to the connecting nine-hole
golf course, which includes a golfing school, equipment hire shop and terrace
bar. After a day luxuriating in the spa or putting around the green, guests
can enjoy mouthwatering dishes in the hotel's nineteenth century dining
room, whose signature dish is roast suckling pig. Those keen to explore
further afield can find a wine museum and a winery five and 20 kilometers
away respectively. Visitors are offered complimentary transport to and
from Coimbra Railway Station.
Palace Hotel Spa and Golf Resort, Curia
Curia Palace Hotel Spa and
Golf Resort is located in the vineyards of the Bairrada region in Tamengos,
Portugal, 27 kilometres from historic Coimbra, and 33 kilometres from the
beaches at Aveiro on the Costa Nova. Set in an opulent early 20th-
century European palace, Curia Palace Hotel Spa and Golf Resort features
jetted spas, sento Japanese baths, a Turkish Bath, sauna, and heated indoor
swimming pool. There is also an outdoor Art Deco pool. The Belle Epoque
restaurant offers a menu of classic international and Portuguese dishes
in an Art Deco setting. The lobby bar serves local Portuguese tapas, wines,
and cocktails, and there is a poolside bar and grill. Room service is available
and complimentary breakfast is served daily. The hotel features its
own 34-par nine-hole golf course. There is also a kids' club and pet farm
with pheasant and deer.
DA FOZ FEATURED HOTELS, CENTRAL PORTUGAL
|Figueira da Foz, also known
as Figueira for short, is a city of the district of Coimbra, in Portugal.
It is located at the mouth of the Mondego river, 40 km west of Coimbra,
and sheltered by hills (Serra da Boa Viagem). The city proper has a population
of 46,600 and the municipality has in total 62,601 inhabitants. It is the
second largest city in the district of Coimbra.
It is a coastal city with several
beaches, summer and seaport facilities in the Atlantic Ocean coast. As
a city of tourism it plays an important part in the centre of the country.
A zone of legal gambling, one can find in Figueira one of the biggest casinos
of the Iberian Peninsula – the Casino Peninsular.
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Figueira da Foz
The Mercure Figueira da
Foz is located in Figueira da Foz, Portugal. Figueira da Foz Casino is
300 metres away, and the Palacio Sottomayor monument is one kilometre from
the hotel. The hotel has wireless Internet access throughout its public
areas, and two meeting rooms for conferences and seminars. The Mercure
Figueira da Foz houses O Astrolabio, which serves international dishes.
There is also a bar. This hotel has 102 guestrooms. All come equipped
with wireless Internet access, satellite television, minibars, radios,
direct-dial phones, and desks.
Mayor Hotel, Figueira de Foz
The Sotto Mayor is located
in Figueira da Foz, Portugal, 300 metres away from the sandy beaches. The
historic Casino da Figueira is one kilometre away and includes restaurants
and bars. The city of Coimbra is located 40 kilometres from the hotel.
The outdoor swimming pool is open during the summer months and has waterfalls
and a poolside bar. The hotel also offers discounted entry to the nearby
health club. The air-conditioned public areas have wireless Internet access
and free parking is available. Sotto Mayor has an onsite restaurant that
overlooks the pool and offers Portuguese, Italian, and Indian dishes. Al
Fresco dining can be taken on the terrace. The hotel has conference and
meeting rooms which include audio-visual equipment and banquet facilities
can be provided.
FEATURED HOTELS, CENTRAL PORTUGAL
|Manteigas is a town and a
municipality in Portugal with a total area of 125.0 km² and a total
population of 4,002 inhabitants. The municipality is composed of 4 parishes,
and is located in the District of Guarda; in Region Centro and Sub Region:
Beira Interior Norte, Comunidade urbana: Beiras. It is located in the Serra
da Estrela Mountain, the highest elevation in mainland Portugal. Cities
nearby: Guarda, Seia, Gouveia and Covilhã. The present Mayor is
Esmeraldo Saraiva Neto Carvalhinho, elected by the Socialist Party. The
municipal holiday is March 4.
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de Manteigas - São Lourenço, Manteigas
Entirely built with stone
of the region, the Pousada de Manteigas, São Lourenço, is
located on the top of the Serra da Estrela Natural Park, enjoys a magnificent
view over the river Zêzere Valley. This nature hotel in Manteigas
has a panoramic Restaurant, that promotes and priviliges the regional Gastronomy.
It is the perfect place for peaceful walks, followed by relaxed conversations
by the fireplace. Guests can either practise winter sports during
the season or have a refreshing swim in the Summer, in the natural lagoons.
FEATURED HOTELS, CENTRAL PORTUGAL
|Murtosa is a town (vila)
and one of four parishes (freguesias) of the Murtosa Municipality in Aveiro
District in Portugal.
de Murtosa/Torreira - Ria - Murtosa, near Aveiro
Located in the isthmus that
connects Murtosa to the beaches of São Jacinto, the Pousada de Murtosa
Torreira, Ria de Aveiro is set in a preserved area with a unique natural
beauty. From the balconies of this nature hotel it is possible to
overlook the Ria de Aveiro, and on peaceful evenings you can appreciate
the fishermen at work on the traditional "Moliceiros" boats. Surrounded
by water, this is the ideal spot for fishing, water sports or going to
the beautiful beaches wich are near the Costa Nova's typical colourful
|Vila Pouca da Beira is a
village and freguesia (parish) in the Portuguese municipality of Oliveira
do Hospital. Vila Pouca was an independent municipality until the
beginning of the 19th century. In 1801, when it became a parish of Avô,
it had 402 inhabitants. The municipality of Avô, and with it Vila
Pouca, merged into the municipality of Oliveira do Hospital in 1855.
A historical landmark in Vila Pouca
is an 18th century former convent, the Convento do Desagravo do Santíssimo
Sacramento ("Convent of the Soothing of the Blessed Sacrament"). When the
last nun of the convent died in the beginning of the 19th century the convent
became a military hospital. It ultimately became a pousada around the beginning
of the 21st century.
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de Vila Pouca da Beira - Convento do Desagravo
History tells us that the
Convento do Desagravo was built on the orders of the Bishop and Count,
Dom Francisco de Lemos de Faria Pereira, during the last quarter of the
eighteenth century. The Pousada de Vila Pouca da Beira preserves
this fascinating piece of history intact, carefully adapted to provide
contemporary comfort. The shaded convent cloister and formal gardens are
oasis of calm to relax in from the heat of the day. It was opened
in August 2002 as a historic luxury hotel, offering very high standard
accommodation in superb surroundings. Its superb location, close
to the mountains of the "Serra da Estrela" and the "Serra do Açor",
helps to create a romantic and peaceful atmosphere.
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