Pousada Marvao
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Pousada Marvao

Rua 24 de Janeiro, 7 Santa Maria de Marvao, Marvao 7330-122 Portugal
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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The Pousada do Marvão is located in the village of Marvão in the region of Alentejo. It is distributed among four small, traditional cottages, and the nearest city is Portalegre, just 21 km away. The village sits at an altitude of 860 metres, which offers fantastic views of Spain and the Alentejo plains. Enjoy the restaurant, with a cozy atmosphere and rustic ambiance and the best panoramic views in the region, as well as the bar. The rooms afford magnificent views of the mountains or the picturesque village, and all feature televisions and free Wi-Fi. If you are looking for peace and tranquillity, the Pousada de Marvão guarantees a unique and original stay!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Hiking
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Newspaper
24-hour front desk
Parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

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Rua 24 de Janeiro, 7 Santa Maria de Marvao, Marvao 7330-122 Portugal
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Jose A wrote a review Feb 2020
Lisbon, Portugal
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a very good hotel. Staff was very friendly, the place was warm despite our visit developed in the winter, the room was very clean, spacious and the bed was very comfortable.

The breakfast was varied and rich, going from the usual continental breakfast with eggs and bacon, the yogurt and cereal, and varied types of bread and pastry, up to slices of the excellent local cheeses, hams and chorizos. Of course nice coffee and juices were available. And, last but not least, from the breakfast room there is a fantastic panorama of Spanish and Portuguese lands through a very large window: you even can see Cáceres, about 85 km away from Marvão.

Marvão itself is a very well preserved medieval village, with a castle which has been started by the Moorich people in the end of the 9th century (around 875). I had the privilege of visiting the open castle at night, illuminated by upward focus lights and engulfed by fog, with nobody around, and it was a very nice experience. A nice set for filming a horror movie :-)

In the day you have a 360 degree vision of the surroundings from the higher tower of the castle. The Portuguese writer José Saramago once stated that "from Marvão one can contemplate all Earth". And I believe him now :-)

To conclude, my opinion is that if you want to enjoy Marvão, be sure to be a guest in "Pousada do Marvão" as it certainly will improve your experience, at a very good cost/quality ratio.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Room with double beds was large, almost like a small apartment.
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Response from Catarina Sequeira, Outro at Pousada Marvao
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Dear Guest José A, We hope you had a pleasant journey back home. We thank you for your preference for the Pousadas de Portugal, as well as for time in sharing your opinion in respect of your stay at the Charming Hotel Pousada de Marvão- Santa Maria, which deserves our utmost attention. It is with words such as these which motivate us on a daily basis and helps us to improve the quality of our services. We hope to be able to continue to welcome you in the Pousadas de Portugal, and look forward to see you again in Pousada de Marvão- Santa Maria. Many thanks once again and if you ever do decide to make a return visit to Portugal please do bear us in mind. Kind regards, Catarina Sequeira
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KeenPhotographer-11 wrote a review May 2022
Birkdale, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Location, location, location is what this hotel is mostly about. Well worth a 2 night stay here. You need at least half a day to explore the hill top village where this Pousada is located. Being there for late in the day and again next morning before the day trippers arrive was very pleasing and a photographer's heaven. Great views and comfortable (but not luxurious) accommodation.
If driving, get lat / long map coordinates not for the front hotel door (which is off a very narrow not car friendly lane) but for a church car park about 150 m to the South. Then walk your bags back to the hotel.
Our check-in went very smoothly with a very helpful male manager.
We had a Superior std room which while comfortable, showed its age and somewhat lack of user friendly modern conveniences eg no power points near to the beds, no room safe, only one suitcase stand. In room 306 we had a street light 1.5 m away from our bedroom window, whose blackout curtains did not work. The air con appeared to not be working. All very clean though.
I would have given our stay there near 5 stars if we did not have a negative evening meal dining experience. The full kitchen we knew was closed for May but we took up the offer of a snack dining experience for dinner on Sunday 15 May. We made a booking for two people for 20:00. We ordered 4 items from the youngish male waiter whose english was helpful enough to ask that we did not wish for tomato with two of the ordered items. My soup and a toasted sandwich arrived after 30 mins but the 3rd item only appeared at 20:50. At 21:00 I was forced to ask the same male waiter where our 4th food item was and he flatly refused to comprehend that we had ordered 4 items now an hour previously with him. Reluctantly he only then chased up this item which like item 3, still came with the unwanted tomatoes. Ahh !.
Definitely not the customer is always right experience.
In a high end establishment, which Pousadas are, why not always verbally repeat the order back to the patrons before leaving our table?
I appreciate that the staff were flat out at this time.
Worth visiting / staying at Marvao overall though.
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Date of stay: May 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Manager Crato, Gerente geral at Pousada Marvao
Responded 18 May 2022
Dear Mr. Keen, On behalf of our entire team at Pousada Marvão, we would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Your opinion is crucial for us to continuously improve in anticipating our Guests' needs, preferences, and expectations. We were glad to hear that, overall, you enjoyed your stay at Pousada Marvão. At the same time, we would like to apologize for not fully meeting your expectations in some instances. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused. We have shared your comments with our teams to ensure that improvements will be made. It was a real pleasure for us to have you as our Guest, and we hope you will give us another opportunity to welcoming you again at Pousada Marvão and regain your trust during your next visit. Warm regards, The Team at Pousada Marvão
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Maria José wrote a review Jan 2022
Quinta do Anjo, Portugal
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a Pousada that you always want to come back to because of the location in this wonderful village.This is a Pousada that you always want to come back to because of the location in this wonderful village. However, it has not had the investment it deserves: it needs a modernization in the rooms and, more importantly, to recruit professionals for the restaurant. It is unacceptable to have an improvised level of service in a place where we expect to have a quality service.
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Petra wrote a review Jul 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect little double room with balcony that faces east and gets a gorgeous view of the sunrise over Spain. Was not a huge room but completely adequate with a closet and a nice sized bathroom with a full size shower. But imo upgrading to a room with a balcony is worth the small extra cost.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: rooms in the east building that face east get a great view of the valley and sunrise over spain
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Response from Manager Crato, Gerente geral at Pousada Marvao
Responded 28 Jul 2022
Dear Mr./Mrs. petralogy, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We were glad to read your enthusiastic comments about our location and rooms. We take great pride in being able to offer a great experience to our Guests. We thank you for your stay, and we look forward to welcoming you again soon at Pousada Marvão. Kind regards, The Team at Pousada Marvão
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Kev H wrote a review Sept 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I've stayed in a few of the Pousadas of Portugal and always enjoyed the experience, but this was my favourite.
Situated in such an incredibly dramatic position on top of the mountain, the hotel has been renovated enough that it's comfortable and feels modern enough, while also retaining its old world charm.
The staff were outstanding, throughout, giving us a warm welcome and, especially in the restaurant at dinner on Saturday night, just going that extra mile to tell us about the food on the menu, the region, etc.
Breakfast was delicious and varied and the view from the terrace has to be seen to be believed. Would definitely go back!
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ana Reis, Administrador da pousada at Pousada Marvao
Responded 13 Sept 2023
Dear Mr. Kev H, Thank you for your feedback on your stay at Pousada Marvão. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the experience and our team's dedicated, attentive, and professional service. Your comments make us proud and serve as an incentive for continuously improving our service and striving for excellence. It was a great pleasure for us to welcome you as our Guest. We would like to thank you for staying at Pousada Marvão, and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best regards, The Team at Pousada Marvão
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aahtravel wrote a review Dec 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Every team member was excellent and went out of their way to assist us or respond to requests. It was a wonderful personalized experience in a unique historical village and building. Clear days provided views that went on forever and The Pousada provided the comfort to enjoy them.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Manager Crato, Gerente geral at Pousada Marvao
Responded 6 Dec 2022
Dear Mr./Mrs. aahtravel, On behalf of our entire team at Pousada Marvão, we would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback. Your opinion is crucial for us to continue improving our service and anticipate our Guests' needs. It was a real pleasure for us to have you as our Guest, and we look forward to welcoming you again at Pousada Marvão. Best regards, The Team at Pousada Marvão
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Laura33572 wrote a review Sept 2022
Tampa, Florida
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely stunning location. Beautifully preserved castle town with breathtaking views. Hotel staff were very accommodating
The rooms are clean and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious with a very nice variety of hot and cold items available
The view of the from the dining room is mesmerizing.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The roads inside the castle are not for the faint of heart !
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Response from Manager Crato, Gerente geral at Pousada Marvao
Responded 24 Sept 2022
Dear Mrs. Laura, We were delighted to hear that your recent stay at Pousada Marvão was delightful and that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. Our team would like to thank you for your very kind feedback. Many thanks for choosing Pousada Marvão. We look forward to hosting you again soon at our hotel. Kind regards, The Team at Pousada de Marvão
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paulandc0 wrote a review Jan 2020
Sintra, Portugal
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our first Pousada and we were a bit disappointed in view of the price.
First, our superior room was not with double bed. Wish we had realized that before as we probably would have gone elsewhere.
Then on the 30th, there was a definite shortage of personnel as the receptionist / barwoman had to go and help out in the kitchen and the sole waiter was obviously stressed: Impossible to get an evening drink for some 30 minutes in an otherwise cosy area.
Food and wine in the restaurant were OK, but nothing special.
Otherwise staff are very kind and the old housing in the middle of the beautiful village of Marvao is quite nice.
Driving in the narrow streets is also quite an experience 😌.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from pousadademarvao, Unit Assistant Manager at Pousada Marvao
Responded 8 Jan 2020
Dear Customer paulandc0, Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Pousada de Marvão- Santa Maria, and for taking the time to post your opinion, as it helps us to get better. We take all feedback seriously and we hope to be able to welcome you again in a near future. With kind regards, Catarina Sequeira
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charleside wrote a review Nov 2021
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
3.0 of 5 bubbles
the views are magnificent in this historic mountain village.

the hotel is rather expensive when one is lodged in the annex, which has the atmosphere of army barracks…decent decoration in the long corridors would help.

maybe because of covid problems staff was limited and, with exceptions, rather inflexible and seemed insufficiently trained.
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Date of stay: November 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: do not let yourself lodged all the way back up the second floor of the annex…it will give you the...
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Response from Mario Bonacho, Gerente geral at Pousada Marvao
Responded 1 Dec 2021
Dear Mr./Mrs. charleside, We would like to thank you for giving us your honest opinion on your stay. Unfortunately, we did not satisfy your expectations. We would like to sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused. We have taken note of all the issues mentioned so that improvements can be made in the short-term. We appreciate that you chose Pousada De Marvao, Santa Maria for your stay. We hope you will give us another opportunity to demonstrate our high service standards and regain your trust during your next visit. Kind regards, Mário Bonacho
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GlobeTrotting86027 wrote a review Oct 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived during the Alommossa Festival and the roads were closed to the general public. The hotel staff guided us (on the phone) through the winding narrow streets to an available car park. the front desk then carried our luggage up and gave us a lovely welcome and tour. Thank you!

Clean and nicely appointed, we stayed in a room with views across the district. The restaurant has amazing panoramic views. The hotel is situated a short walk from the castle and the square (great because it was super quiet).
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Manager Crato, Gerente geral at Pousada Marvao
Responded 8 Oct 2022
Dear Mr./Mrs. GlobeTrotting86027, On behalf of the entire team at Pousada Marvão, we would like to thank you for your kind feedback. It is delightful for us to know that you had a pleasant stay with us and that we could help you create beautiful memories. We look forward to hosting you again soon at our hotel! Warm regards, The Team at Pousada Marvão
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H0g wrote a tip Jan 2024
Winchester, United Kingdom44 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are about 5 parking spaces next to steps up to the reception street and other spaces are a little lower down the road system. "
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Joana M wrote a tip Nov 2023
New York City, New York4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are only staying one night, try to arrive early enough to see the sun set from the castle walls. "
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Steven W wrote a tip Oct 2023
Lexington, South Carolina177 contributions61 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The village is small and historic. The roads are narrow, and some surfaces are irregular. "
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E G wrote a tip Aug 2023
Cascais, Portugal34 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Inside the walls where the hotel is located the roads are extremely narrow and parking is very tight. Also, if you are a mountain biker there is a bike park a few km away"
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José Antonio G wrote a tip Mar 2023
4 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bast location, wonderful breakfast and kind staff"
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PRICE RANGE
£86 - £122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Pousada Santa Maria
LOCATION
PortugalAlentejoPortalegre DistrictMarvao
NUMBER OF ROOMS
31
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pousada Marvao
Which popular attractions are close to Pousada Marvao?
Nearby attractions include Aglomerado urbano Intra-muros (0.06 miles), Centro Cultural de Marvao (0.1 miles), and Ponte Quinhentista de Marvão (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Pousada Marvao?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Pousada Marvao?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Pousada Marvao?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Pousada Marvao?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pousada Marvao?
Conveniently located restaurants include fago, Restaurante Mil-Homens, and Restaurante J.J. Videira.
Is Pousada Marvao located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.08 miles away from the centre of Marvao.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pousada Marvao?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Pousada Marvao?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Castelo De Vide (4.6 miles), Castelo de Marvao (0.08 miles), and Casa Natal De Salgueiro Maia (4.5 miles).
Does Pousada Marvao have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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