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Located in the medieval town of Marvao, the Pousada of Marvao has panoramic views of the rugged Alentejan plains and across to the Spanish border

Tucked away in one of the many winding, cobbled streets of Marvao the Pousada Marvao has been converted from two medieval buildings, parts of which date back to the 13th century. The Pousada has retained the medieval character of the buildings whilst being fully modernised and is now a bright and elegant hotel.

This Hotel in Marvao has 31 rooms, including 7 superior rooms and 3 suites, all with en-suite bathroom, heating/air conditioning, minibar, hairdryer, telephone, cable TV and internet access.

Surrounded by 13th century walls, the beautiful little walled town of Marvao has remained virtually unchanged for centuries. The steep narrow cobbled streets wind up to the picture-book castle rising from the rock.

The Hotel Santa Maria is the perfect location from which to explore the many historic sites of the area.

Hotel facilities
Restaurant and BarLift
Free internet access in public areasBusiness centre
24h receptionRoom service
Laundry serviceShop

Activities nearby
Hand glidingHunting
Bird watchingWalks
Swimming in the natural river pool of PortagemFishing

Other information
Lisbon airport is 229 kmsAdjoining rooms available
Excellent conference/meeting facilities
Pousadas Promotions - Golden Age

Golden Age
Upto 20% discount on the Best Available Rate for guests aged 55 or over

Pousadas Promotions - Pousadas Passport

Pousadas Passport
525€ - 5 night stay including breakfast and 20% off 3 meals

Pousadas Promotions - Pousadas Passport + Car

Pousadas Passport + Car
660€ - 5 night stay including breakfast, car rental and 20% off 3 meals

Pousadas Promotions - Long Stays

Long Stays
Upto 20% discount applies for 2 or more consecutive nights at the same Pousada

Pousadas Promotions - Early Booking

Early Booking
Upto 15% discount for pre-paid bookings confirmed until 60 days before arrival

Pousadas Promotions - Spring Offer

Spring Offer
20% discount for stays until 30 June 2015

1 Nov 2014 to 31 Oct 2015
Rates in EUR
1 Nov to 29 Dec 2014
4 Jan to 1 Apr 2015
5 Apr to 31 Jul 2015
13 Sep to 31 Oct 2015
30 Dec to 3 Jan 2015
2 to 4 Apr 2015
1 Aug to 12 Sep 2015
Standard double room 90 120 110 140 105 105
Golden Age Standard double room 81 108 99 126 94.5 94.5
Superior room 108 144 132 168 126 126
Golden Age Superior room 97.2 129.6 118.8 151.2 113.4 113.4
Suite 121 162 148 189 141 141
Golden Age Suite 108.9 145.8 133.2 170.1 126.9 126.9

Please note

- Prices are per night for 2 persons sharing a double room and include breakfast and taxes
- Prices are valid until 31 October 2015 - they are subject to change without prior notice
- Special rates apply at New Year (30 and 31 Dec)
- Special rates are available for reservations of 10 bedrooms or more
- Cancellations - 1st night will be charged if the reservation is cancelled less than 48 hours prior to arrival (special promotions may have different cancellation policies)
- No show - the whole stay will be charged
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Santa Maria de Marvão
7330-122 Marvão

Surrounding area:
  • Portalegre (22 kms): Situated close to the Spanish border, the walled town of Portalegre is overlooked by the ruins of its medieval castle and was of strategic importance for national defence throughout the Middle Ages.
  • Badajoz, Spain (96 kms): This Spanish border town has retained the atmosphere and ambience of its fascinating history, from Roman villas to infamous accounts of the Spanish Civil War. A stroll around the historic quarter will reveal Arab walls and interesting monuments as well as picturesque streets.
  • Castelo Branco (102 kms): A beautiful city with centuries old monuments, medieval churches and typical architecture. It is internationally renowned for its intricate hand embroidery, regional cheese, olive oil and wine.
  • Caceres (117 kms): Described as one of the ‘most unspoilt medieval town in Europe’, Caceres’ winding streets and ancients squares seem to have remained untouched for the last 600 years.

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Guests' Comments

Comment posted by James Harris
This year we visited the Pousada in Marvao for the third time, since before the year 2000. Every time we found the Pousada as charming as the time before. The second time we took a couple of friends, and this third time our son traveled with us. The little town on top of a mountain, surrounded by a wall where you can walk and appreciate the great views, will always be a stop for us when we visit Portugal. The staff is friendly and accommodating, our rooms were very comfortable.

Comment posted by Steve
Stayed in Marvao in May, 2014. Neat old town in the mountains. Pousada was great. It did rain and it was windy, but we saw the castle and everything before the rain. It was great except somewhat hard to find even with GPS. So make sure you have GPS. Great view from the longe area as well as the restaurant. Food was very good. Our room was large and nice with twin beds.

Comment posted by I.R.
After our very nice holidays in Portugal we want to thank you for the perfect bookings and the very nice stays we had in your Pousada's. Many thanks! It was great to find everywhere the information we wanted to get and the hospitality from all your staff in all pousada's. Special thanks for the Pousada in Marvao for the (special) early breakfast!

Comment posted by Peter Stoehr
We stayed in lovely Marvao in September 2012. We found the Pousada to be a wonderful place to stay, with a very warm staff. The young blond girl at the desk was especially helpful (Was her name Frida? She was from Portalegre) Our room was small but adequate. The terrace had a terrific view. Wifi worked fine and we were given a 3 day password when we complained that the one we were originally given expired after 90 minutes. Breakfast was unexpectably ample, and was self service, fortunately. We ate in the restaurant the first night and found the service to be terribly slow-all we had was a bottle of wine and two appetizers, which took 90 minutes in an almost empty room! The lounge areas were comfortable and scenic. Besides Marvao, we saw a bit of Castelo de Vide on the way in, and went Portalegre for a short visit. Castelo de Vide is a very well kept medieval town with many restaurants. Portalegre is more modern. There we ate lunch at a homey local place called A Capela, after the street it's on, near the center of the old town. Delicious, friendly and cheap.

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Pousada Marvao was just wonderful. We stayed in a suite. the views from the hotel was just amazing. ... more

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