Pousada de Viana do Castelo

Monte de Santa Luzia, Viana do Castelo, Portugal
50 Rooms
Contemporary Classic & Quiet
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

The concept is pretty simple, really: take a grand old Belle Époque building on a mountaintop overlooking the Atlantic, freshen up the guest rooms, furnish that big vista-rich veranda, and drop in an elegant restaurant serving fresh Portuguese fare. Ostensibly the pousada’s raison d’être is the lovely old church nearby, Santa Luzia, but even the most dedicated pilgrim will probably acknowledge that the natural splendor on display is the real attraction. One can hike, bike, golf, fish, sail — but in the end, the point of coming way up here to the northwestern edge of the country, past the outskirts of Porto, is to sit back and enjoy the surroundings.

While the guest rooms are relatively unadorned — not much more than sunny windows and a comfy bed — the public spaces live up to the grandeur of the setting. If you can look away from the views out the dining room window, you’ll find a ceiling dripping with crystal chandeliers, and the polish on the parquet floors is at least a couple layers deep. Outdoors, the pool is ringed with trees, set at the edge of one of many landscaped terraces.

Though the town of Viana do Castelo is about the furthest thing from a hard-charging metropolis, it’s not hard to understand, once you’ve arrived, why it has been occupied going all the way back to Mesolithic times. Surrounded by verdant hills, cooled by breezes off the ocean, lined with rivers that make their way toward a long, gently sloping coast, it’s a landscape that just seems to breathe relaxation. That there’s a quaint old town, all red roofs and white stucco, at the bottom of the hill, only makes the view from above all the better.

How to get there:
Pousada de Viana do Castelo is located 47 minutes away, by car, from Porto Airport.

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Pousada de Viana do Castelo
Monte de Santa Luzia, Viana do Castelo, Portugal

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Free parking
  • Off street parking
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • EV Charging Station
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Designated smoking area

Need to Know

  • Children up to 12 years old stay for free only when sharing parent’s room. Maximum 1 children per room.
  • Extra-beds are on request and subject to availability.
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 12:00

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Certifications and Sustainability Programs
  • Green Key by FEE (Foundation for Environmental Eductation), Eco-label
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Conserves energy when rooms are empty
  • Uses energy-efficient heating and cooling
  • Uses energy-efficient lighting
  • Gives guests the option to reuse linens and towels
  • No single-use plastic straws
  • No single-use plastic toiletries
  • No single-use plastics
  • Provides charging for electric vehicles
  • Offers vegan menu options
  • Sells or donates surplus food
  • Reduces food waste
Community and Environment
  • Purchases from locally owned businesses
  • Actively supports the needs of the local community
  • Trains staff in sustainability best practices
  • Trains staff in local cultural heritage
  • Restores and protects natural ecosystems and wildlife
  • Measures and reduces water waste

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