Prior to its refurbishment, this hotel had already become a hallmark for snow tourism in Portugal and was known for as the most atmospheric mountain hotel in the country. Since its full refurbishment, this establishment is set to become the top destination for those wanting to lodge in Serra da Estrela, whether it be for business or for leisure purposes. The ski hotel comprises a total of 79 guest rooms and suites and is fully air-conditioned. Facilities include a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out service and a hotel safe, as well as a hairdressing salon and an on-site bar and restaurant. Guests can find some entertainment in the games room and business guests can make use of the conference facilities and Internet access. Room and laundry services are provided and guests arriving by car can leave their vehicles in the hotel car park. Those wishing to explore the nearby area can hire bikes from reception and younger guests can make some new friends in the kids' club.
This ski hotel is set in a mountain village, which lies in the heart of the Serra da Estrela, harmoniously nestled within the urban setting of Penhas da Saúde. At an altitude of 1500 m, the village consists of the hotel and the mountain chalets and is just 10 minutes from the Vodafone Ski Resort. Slightly below the mountain village, the Varanda dos Carqueijais hotel sits overlooking Cova da Beira. Guests are invited to discover this group of hotel resorts, which have been built to meet standards of excellence to match the altitudes of the highest mountain in Portugal. Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is 300 km away and Portela Airport is some 320 km from the accommodation.
The en suite guest rooms (bathtub/shower) have been fitted with a hairdryer, a direct dial telephone, a satellite TV, a safety deposit box and Internet access. The beds are double or king-size and air conditioning is provided.
There are 2 tennis courts at the hotel and guests can go cycling.
This establishment offers bed and breakfast, half-board and full-board stays. Guests may select their continental breakfast from a buffet or a menu, and midday and evening meals are available à la carte.
The hotel accepts the following credit cards: American Express, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard and VISA.
From Lisbon: Take the A1 motorway and head north. Exit at Torres Novas (A23). Follow the A23 and, after passing the city of Castelo Branco, take the Covilhã South exit. Drive to the centre of town and look for the route to Serra da Estrela.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV
King size bed