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Mexico, New York
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82 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pousadas of Portugal offer visitors a chance to stay in a variety of historic locations. The Pousada Queluz was once the guardhouse/clock tower for the Queluz Palace, known as the "Portuguese Versailles." The palace was the permanent residence of the royal family from 1794 until it was designated a National Monument in 1910. The baroque/rococo style of the pousada... More 

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Tiago G, General Manager at Pousada de Queluz Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear sanscott, Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion, with your great comments and the reference to our excellent accommodations, service and food. It's with great honor that we receive your comments and your visit for this second time. We are delighted to read the awesome comments about your stay at the Pousada de Queluz, and especially... More 

Scarborough, Maine
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We needed to fill one night on our Portugal travels and settled on this wonderful hotel. Staff was extremely friendly with a universal sense of humor. We felt pampered, particularly by the best gin-and-tonic of our lives

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Thank Bruce M
Tiago G, General Manager at Pousada de Queluz Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bruce M, Thank you for taking your valuable time sharing your experience in Pousada de Queluz. I am delighted to read your comments and I am happy that you had a great experience with us and that the services of our staff met your expectations. I have personally conveyed your feedback to the teams and they are all very... More 

Panama City, Panama
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123 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is an acceptable little hotel right across the street from the Palace and within easy walking distance of a few good restaurants. The rooms are an ok size and the bathroom ample but our bed was horrible and our slightly brown carpet was very soiled. Service at the desk was almost nonexistent and we often just walked behind the... More 

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Thank HolyCrossSanPedro
Tiago G, General Manager at Pousada de Queluz Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. HolyCrossSanPedro, Thank you so much to have shared your experience and concerns about your last stay at Pousada de Queluz . In fact it is based on the opinions and feedback of our customers and friends, that we can meet the expectations of those who we have the privilege of receiving at the Pousadas de Portugal. We work... More 

Regensburg
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Nice, old atmosphere, good breakfast. Room cleaning service came late, additional 5€ service charge if you order food in the bar. Breakfast ok, chairs uncomfortable. Location very good. Conclusion: as described in the subject line.

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Tiago G, General Manager at Pousada de Queluz Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Wumpsi, Thank you so much to have shared your experience and concerns about your last stay at Pousada de Queluz . In fact it is based on the opinions and feedback of our customers and friends, that we can meet the expectations of those who we have the privilege of receiving at the Pousadas de Portugal. We work... More 

Dorset
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Stayed as part of a group. The area isnt too great at the moment, but restoration and upgrading going on. The hotel stands within a large open area and doesnt have much in the way of communal areas, just a small bar and lounge area, but our room was a good size. The food in the restaurant, in the old... More 

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Tiago G, General Manager at Pousada de Queluz Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear hilliya, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent visit to Pousada de Queluz. I hope that you had a pleasant return journey. I greatly appreciate your comments on our Pousada and services as we find both positive and negative feedback constructive to come up with ways to eliminate all elements of dissatisfaction and... More 

Putnam, Connecticut
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Excellent accommodations, service and food. A gem in the pousada offerings! Quiet, comfortable room, excellent service from friendly staff, dining in the palace of kings and easy access to the Versailles of Portugal!

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Tiago G, General Manager at Pousada de Queluz Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear dianeshoshin, Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion, with your great comments and the reference to our excellent accommodations, service and food. It's with great honor that we receive your comments. We are delighted to read the awesome comments about your stay at the Pousada de Queluz, and especially about our Staff members. Effectively we are... More 

Almancil, Portugal
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

A huge disappointment and not to be recommended. Apart from breakfast, there is no dining facility in the hotel. Their supposed restaurant is a 5 min walk away across cobbles - soft soled shoes a must. The only place we could get something to eat for lunch was the workmen's cafe up the road. Once you leave the room both... More 

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Tiago G, General Manager at Pousada de Queluz Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jenny885A, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at Pestana Pousada de Queluz. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies regarding the mentioned issues. Unfortunately, being in a building located in the guardhouse of Queluz Palace, from 1654, that served as a... More 

Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

There are Pros and Cons to this Pousada. Pros: 1. The staff are very polite and nice with helpful advice when asked. 2. The bed was very comfortable. Cons: A. The bathroom had a dirty mark on the floor tiles when we arrived, which was still there when we left after 5 days. I gave the mark a rub with... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit and for your important opinion. We deeply regret to learn we could get your expectations and will seriously improve our service. Best Regards A.Teixeira More 

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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Great location when visiting the palace. The food was pretty average especially when considering the high prices. My avocado was so hard as to be inedible. We were the only diners apart from a large tour group. Unexciting wine list. The dessert buffet was the highlight of a disappointing meal.

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Thank Min M
Tiago G, General Manager at Pousada de Queluz Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Min M, We appreciate that you take the time to share with me your experience and we are indeed very sorry that we did not reach your expectation. Usually our food is praised for their taste and quality. Be sure that I will remind our Restaurant Chef to pay more attention on what you mentioned. Thank you for... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

The palace is simply remarkable; beautiful indoors, big rooms with stunning decor; The walk trough the gardens was amazing, I enjoyed it soo much. We arrived one hour before closing so we were the only visitores there, that kind of gave me the feeling that I was the princess in my own palace :-)

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Dear Guest, We are very pleased to learn you apreciate the Palace with his beautiful museum and gorgeous gardens. Feel like a princess in your own palace is really a wonderfull feeling. You will be the most welcome , any time , at your Palace and it will be an honour to provide you the time of your life!! Best... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Pousada de Queluz is found in the clock tower building, next to the National Palace of Queluz, known as the " Portuguese Versailles " and the permanent residence of the royal family from 1794. The building of the Tower is by the architect and staff sergeant Manuel Caetano de Sousa, and served as a warehouse and as the quarters for the staff in service to the palace. With a unique and sumptuous decor, the Pousada de Queluz, D. Maria I, is a treasure waiting to be discovered and marvelled at. The air-conditioned rooms of the Pousada de Queluz are individually decorated, with warm colours and elegant wooden furniture. The Pousada is a point of reference for whoever is looking for the Lisbon business area, idyllically situated around 14 km from Sintra and 20 km from Cascais. It comfortable decor and its rigorous rehabilitation makes the 2 rooms an excellent choice, having been carefully reconstructed for the purpose of meetings and seminars. The rooms have natural lighting and access to the internet fixed of wireless, air conditioning among other characteristics. Free parking is also available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pousada de Queluz Palace Hotel

Address: Largo do Palacio, Queluz 2745-191, Portugal (Formerly Pousada de Dona Maria I)
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Sintra Municipality > Queluz
Price Range: $109 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pousada de Queluz Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 26
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“Try to face the palace”
 of 5 bubbles BruceM348, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles HolyCrossSanPedro, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Avoid hotel”
 of 5 bubbles charlie267, 15 Dec 2015 | Read review
“I think all rooms are good.”
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 of 5 bubbles GMRFG, 25 Nov 2015 | Read review
“There are no sweeping landscapes high up on a mountain top. Our room had a view of the the palace across the street.”
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 of 5 bubbles chasmania, 3 Nov 2015 | Read review
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