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Set on a hilltop overlooking Setubal, the Hotel Sao Filipe is set in a 17th Century fortress overlooking Portugal’s Sado River and Arrabida Natural Park

Built in 1590 on the order of King Filipe I of Portugal (Filipe II of Spain) the Pousada of Setubal offers magnificent views of the city below, the Sado River estuary and the Arrabida National Park.

The fortress’ four centuries of history have been beautifully incorporated in the renovation of this Hotel in Setubal. It offers a tranquil, historic but luxurious base for anyone wanting to explore this area of Portugal. The Pousada’s stunning Baroque Chapel is lined with azulejos (tiles) which depict the life of King Filipe.

The intimate Pousada Setubal has 16 rooms, including 7 superior rooms and 1 suite. All rooms have air conditioning/heating, minibar, bathrobes, hairdryer, safe, telephone, cable TV and internet access.

Setubal, which is approximately 50 kms from Lisbon, is an industrious fishing town with a beautiful old town centre. Its striking 15th century Gothic-Manueline Church of Jesus is recognised as the earliest example of Manueline architecture in Portugal and it was described by Hans Christian Andersen as 'one of the most beautiful small churches I have ever seen'. Setubal is also well located for exploring the Troia Peninsula and the Arrabida Natural Park.

This Hotel Setubal is accessed by steep stone steps and is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties.

The Pousada in Setubal will be closed from 1 November 2014.

Hotel facilities
TerraceSnooker table
Free premium internet access in public areasBusiness centre
24h receptionShop

Activities nearby
Dolphin watchingBoat rides
Water sportsDiving
ParasailingJeep tours
Quad bike toursMicro light rides
Scenic walksFishing

Other information
Lisbon airport is 50 kmsAdjoining rooms available
Pousadas Promotions - Golden Age

Golden Age
10% 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 - Golden Age Passport

Golden Age Passport
490€ - 5 night stay including breakfast and 20% off 3 meals for guests over 55

Pousadas Promotions - Pousadas Passport + Car

Pousadas Passport + Car
655€ - 5 night stay including breakfast, car rental and 20% off 3 meals

Pousadas Promotions - Golden Age Passport + Car

Golden Age Passport + Car
620€ - 5 night stay including breakfast, car rental and 20% off 3 meals for guests over 55

1 Nov 2013 to 31 Oct 2014
Rates in EUR
1 Nov to 27 Dec 2013
1 Jan to 31 Mar 2014
1 to 16 Apr 2014
20 Apr to 31 Jul 2014
15 Sep to 31 Oct 2014
28 to 31 Dec 2013
17 to 19 Apr 2014
1 Aug to 14 Sep 2014
Standard double room 115 145 145 175 155 185
Golden Age Standard double room 103.5 130.5 130.5 157.5 139.5 166.5
Superior 138 174 174 210 186 222
Golden Age Superior 124.2 156.6 156.6 189 167.4 199.8
Suite 155 195 195 236 209 249
Golden Age Suite 139.5 175.5 175.5 212.4 188.1 224.1

Please note

- Prices are per night for 2 persons sharing a double room and include breakfast and taxes
- Prices are valid until 31 October 2014 - 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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Forte de São Filipe
2900-300 Setúbal

Surrounding area:
  • Troia (15 minute car ferry trip from Setubal): A stunning peninsula with 18kms of clean, soft sandy beaches, some of the cleanest in Portugal. Parts of the island are built up, with an 18 hole Championship golf course and restaurants famous for their seafood. However you can still find untouched, secluded sandy beaches.
  • Sesimbra (31 kms): A small fishing village overlooked by a Moorish castle. It has excellent beaches and seafood restaurants which serve the day’s catch of local fishermen.
  • Lisbon (50 kms): Europe’s second oldest capital city which oozes history and culture.

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Guests' Comments

Comment posted by Keith Knight
Wonderful staff and a home from home, we were shown up to our room with georgeous views over the city and the Sado estuary with the restaurant next to our rooms, a lovely location with excellent staff and excellent food

Comment posted by Anthony Short
We enjoyed every minute of our stay in Setubal, staff were charming and helpful, the rooms delightful, and the views spectacular. Breakfasts were most enjoyable. My only gripe is a typical British one in that whereas we are used to hot meals on hot plates at dinner here at home that is not so common in Portugal, ( and Spain!) where they are often only luke warm. The quality and the service were first class however. We have become great admirers of Pousadas and will continue to work our way around Portugal until we have visited most, if not all , of them.

Comment posted by Brian Hill-Cottingham
Spectacular! Views and castle itself. Odd smells at times probably expected in such a beautiful old building. Staff welcoming, efficient and strong (luggage up many steps). Meals and service good. We could not really have asked for better.

Comment posted by Rebecca Kirk
Pousada - Setubal We stayed here for 3 nights over Christmas. Stunning location and buildings. The staff couldn't have been more helpful, meeting us when we arrived in the dark. I really cannot praise enough the professional and dignified service that we received. We couldn't have asked for more. The room was lovely, spacious, gorgeous views, pleasant decor and comfy beds. This was our first visit to a Pousada, we shall definitely be returning.

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