The hills of Serra da Estrela National Park are the perfect choice for a family break in touch with nature.
After a long day trekking, biking or kayaking, the ideal refuge will make the difference. We suggest charming 4-star hotels to stay in the Serra da Estrela.
Discover the natural and cultural history of the region, including the Zêzere valley, the Lagoa Comprida, the glacial valley of Covão do Urso. Explore the many walking trails, head to the lake of Vale do Rossim, and visit the historic villages of granite and schist that have survived 900 years of Portugal’s history.
Casa das Penhas Douradas Design Hotel & Spa
Casa das Penhas Douradas is a design hotel in the Serra da Estrela National Park, and the perfect mountain retreat. The rooms feature huge panoramic windows and a balcony overlooking the mountain and the misty valleys below.
Madre De Água Hotel Rural
On the slopes of Serra da Estrela, Madre De Água is set on a farm that produces wine, cheese and olive oil, about 5 minutes’ drive from the town of Gouveia. Guests can join the farm’s daily activities, walk in the vineyards, or enjoy a picnic.
H2otel Congress & Medical Spa
Tucked away in Serra da Estrela National Park, H2otel Congress offers spa and wellness treatments. Some rooms have balconies, offering panoramic views of the valley. The local restaurant serves healthy cuisine and slow food.
TRYP Covilhã Dona Maria Hotel
On the outskirts of the town of Covilhã, TRYP offers stunning views over the valley of Cova da Beira and the surrounding mountains. The hotel has a hot tub, a gym, a sauna and a steam bath.
Luna Hotel Serra da Estrela
Luna Hotel makes a great base for outdoor activities, including skiing during the winter months. All rooms have wooden floors and ceilings, and antique furniture. Horse riding and hiking are some of the most popular activities, and there are also bikes to borrow.