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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this pousada for the last 3 nights of a tour which involved 4 pousadas, all run via the Pestana group. All pousadas seem to have their own Unique Selling Points and this one may have undergone significant restoration but there is no denying that the site has real history as one can discover by visiting the museum that...

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Southampton UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right in the middle of Alcacer do Sol with free parking. Large, well appointed room with small balcony and lovely views. Bit of traffic noise and occasional dog barking with doors open but not enough to disturb our sleep. Many of the original medieval Moorish castle features have been retained making for attractive and interesting interiors. Very good dinner off...

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Manager_DAfonso, Gerente at Pousada de Alcacer do Sal Dom Afonso II, responded to this review

Dear Mr.oomdavie, Thank you for your visit to Pousada Castelo de Alcácer and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I hope you had a pleasant journey back home. It is words such as yours that actually encourage us and motivate us to continue and improve our work. Your comments made us feel very proud in the...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Part of the Pousadas network, formerly state run and now privately operated, Alcácer do Sal is the ideal point for the tired traveller who reached Lisboa after a long flight and picked up a car rental on his way to the Algarve. In less than one hour's drive destination is reached, the property is very quiet, the restaurant has great...

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Manager_DAfonso, Gerente at Pousada de Alcacer do Sal Dom Afonso II, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Jose D, Thank you for your preference in Pousadas of Portugal as well as the dispatch of your sympathetic views on your stay at Pousada Alcaçer do Sal, which deserved our best attention. It is words such as yours that actually encourage us and motivate us to continue and improve our work. I have personally conveyed your feedback...

Worthing, UK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an extremely pleasant historic Pousada that has modern interiors with well incorporated features of its past. The rooms are large and comfortable and have small balconies offering great views down towards the town and river. All the staff are very friendly and most attentive and helpful. The food is good, especially the breakfast buffet, and typical local produce...

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Manager_DAfonso, Gerente at Pousada de Alcacer do Sal Dom Afonso II, responded to this review

Dear Mr/Mrs. PhilipandSue, Thank you for your visit to Pousada Castelo de Alcácer and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I hope you had a pleasant journey back home. It is words such as yours that actually encourage us and motivate us to continue and improve our work. Your comments made us feel very proud in...

Issaquah, Washington
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Unfortunately, by the time they got around to turning this castle into a pousada, it had been sitting out in the weather for over 100 years. All they could salvage was some of the walls, a few pillars and archways. Most of the hotel is modern, so you really don't get the feel of staying in a castle. But it's...

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Manager_DAfonso, Gerente at Pousada de Alcacer do Sal Dom Afonso II, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Entiat, Thank you for your visit to Pousada Castelo de Alcácer and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I hope you had a pleasant journey back home. It is words such as yours that actually encourage us and motivate us to continue and improve our work. Your comments made us feel very proud in...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This was the final hotel on our Saga tour and the best of the four by far. The conversion of the 'castle' was beautifully done and the rooms were lovely and comfortable. The rooms were of a good size and well appointed. The lounge and bar were stylish and the dining room large yet welcoming. The variety of food was...

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Manager_DAfonso, Gerente at Pousada de Alcacer do Sal Dom Afonso II, responded to this review

Dear Mr. DuchessofJericho, Thank you for your visit to Pousada Castelo de Alcácer and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I hope you had a pleasant journey back home. It is words such as yours that actually encourage us and motivate us to continue and improve our work. Your comments made us feel very proud in...

Reviewed 9 January 2017

After years of passing through Alcácer do Sal, we finally spent there a night. I have to say the city is charming and has a lot of potential, but on a cold January night there was very little happening in the city. Nevertheless the hotel was sublime, great location on top of the hill, warm welcome, big room with balcony,...

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Manager_DAfonso, Gerente at Pousada de Alcacer do Sal Dom Afonso II, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Andrea D, Thank you for your visit to Pousada Castelo de Alcácer and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I hope you had a pleasant journey back home. It is words such as yours that actually encourage us and motivate us to continue and improve our work. Your comments made us feel very proud...

Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

The menu sounded fingerlicking good , very well explained and varied .Both my friend and I ordered the vegetable lasagna , very disappointing , the pasta crust was too hard , the whole thing tasted rather sweet and with a cinnamon flavour , will not return .The waiter though was charming.

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Manager_DAfonso, Gerente at Pousada de Alcacer do Sal Dom Afonso II, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Sandra D., Thank you for your preference in Pousadas of Portugal as well as the dispatch of your sympathetic views on your stay at Pousada Castelo de Alcácer, which deserved our best attention. Your comments were greatly appreciated as we find them constructive and helpful in order for us to improve in the future and eliminate all elements...

London, England
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This was the first stop of nine on our honeymoon, touring the cultural and gastronomic highlights of Eastern Portugal, Western Spain and Northern Portugal. We have stayed or eaten at a few pousadas over the years and this didn't disappoint. The place oozes history and is beautifully situated at the top of this delightful but (nowadays) fairly insignificant town, with...

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Manager_DAfonso, Gerente at Pousada de Alcacer do Sal Dom Afonso II, responded to this review

Dear Mr. MrsH2813, Thank you for your visit to Pousada Castelo de Alcácer and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I hope you had a pleasant journey back home. It is words such as yours that actually encourage us and motivate us to continue and improve our work. Your comments made us feel very proud in...

Santo Antonio de Lisboa, SC
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Excellent getaway, in october, pool just for us! Excellent service and staff. A real castle and very nice photos, enter the chapel that is now used as conference room, the door is locked but you can open it.

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Dear Mr. paulorcrs1, Thank you for your visit to Pousada Castelo de Alcácer and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I hope you had a pleasant journey back home. It is words such as yours that actually encourage us and motivate us to continue and improve our work. Your comments made us feel very proud in...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Pousada de Alcacer do Sal opened in 1998, is found in the medieval style castle, a hotel of truly luxurious design. This new project was drawn from the ruins of castle, with 33 rooms and 2 suites. The Alcacer do Sal city, with over 5000 years of history, takes us to the end of the Neolith period, one of the main Atlantic costal ports in the south of the Tagus. Throughout the whole city we come across many remnants of the Phoenician, Arab and even Roman culture. The Pousada de Alcacer do Sal has a panoramic view over the Sado River which runs through a vast green valley. Distinguishing characters reside at Pousada which makes it very desirable. The rooms are spacious, delicately decorated with warm colours and wooden furniture offering the guests an experience of the fact that it is actually a castle with a lot of history. Guests can take part in a variety of activities just outside the Pousada de Alcacer do Sal, such as canoeing, fishing, hiking and horse-riding. Alcacer do Sal's railway station is 2.5 Km from the Inn itself and the city of Setubal is a mere 45 minute car ride away. The Pousada defers a parking lot on site. ... more   less 

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Address: Castelo de Alcacer do Sal, Alcacer do Sal 7580-123, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Alentejo > Setubal District > Alcacer do Sal
Price Range: $104 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pousada de Alcacer do Sal Dom Afonso II 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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