Casa de São Lourenço

  • Location: Mountains
    Serra da Estrela National Park: In walking distance
    Ski resort in winter: 29km (35 mins by car)
    Burel Factory: 10km (10 mins by car)
  • Porto Airport (OPO): 200km (2h 30 mins by car)
    Lisbon Airport (LIS): 315km (3h by car)
    Airport transfer available on request
    Car recommended
    Free parking

Panoramic views of the mountains, from any part of the hotel
Delicious food at the restaurant, spa and a heated pool

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Breakfast; Afternoon snack in the panoramic restaurant, with full view to the mountain; Welcome Drink; Free access to the indoor pool and to the small outdoor pool with hydromassage, both heated with spring water, to the sauna and Turkish bath; Free parking and electric car charger; Guided tour to Burel Factory, a wool factory from the 19th century in full operation, property of the hotel Guided walking tour (whenever weather conditions allow)

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An introduction to Casa de São Lourenço

How would you describe Casa de São Lourenço in a nutshell?

Casa de São Lourenço is a 5-star hotel but with the sensation of being in a comfortable, cosy home.

What was the inspiration or story behind Casa de São Lourenço?

It was originally one of the first Portuguese pousadas that the government built in the 1940s. The idea was to show the world how beautiful Portugal was at a time when the country was a little bit closed off due to the dictatorship of Salazar.

A few years ago, the government decided to sell some of the smaller posadas. So I bought one and had one of Portugal’s most renowned designers of the 20th century, Maria Keil, do the interior decorations. We recovered some of the existing furniture and mixed them with contemporary Portuguese designs and beautiful wool fabric from Burel.

Please describe the atmosphere of Casa de São Lourenço.

It’s cosy, comfortable and contemplative, with a beautiful fireplace and amazing views over the glacial valley of Zêzere. The ambiance is more formal than its sister property, Casa das Penhas Douradas, which is just a few kilometres away.

Casa de São Lourenço suite
Casa de São Lourenço terrace
Lounge area
Lounge area
Lounge area fireplace
Reception
Reception
Restaurant
Restaurant
Premium Panaroma Plus
Premium Panaroma Plus
Premium Panaroma
Premium Panaroma
Suite Panorama
Suite Panorama
Suite Panorama
Suite Garden
Suite Garden
Suite Mountain
Suite Mountain
Comfort Garden
Comfort Mountain
Superior Panorama
Maria Keil Panorama
Maria Keil Panorama
Maria Keil Mountain
Maria Keil Valley
Pool
Pool
Pool
Pool terrace
Terrace
Casa de São Lourenço
Casa de São Lourenço

Casa de São Lourenço rooms & rates

Rest comforted by the panorama of the Serra da Estrela mountain range. The rooms are all different and truly special. With a decor that juxtaposes the new and the old, concrete and wood, wool and burel, including rest areas, balconies and access to a private garden. The rooms praise the landscape, the mountain and its culture, without giving up comfort and silence. At 1250 meters of altitude.

  • Comfort Garden for 2-3 people / 26 m²
    175 / night
    • 1 Twin bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning

    Amenities:
    Bright bedroom (26 m²) with twin beds
    Free Wi-Fi
    Luxurious feather pillows and duvets
    Molton Brown bathroom amenities
    Air conditioning
    Living room
    Bathroom with shower
    Safe box
    Kettle
    Robes and slippers for your comfort
    Portuguese design decor, including pieces in burel wool
    100% wool blankets from Burel Factory
    Mini-bar
    Radio
    100% Percale cotton bed linen
    Hairdryer
    Telephone
    LCD television with more than 100 channels
    Balcony equipped with outdoor furniture
    View over the Glacial Valley
    Nightly turndown service
    Extra bed available upon request and subject to an extra cost
    Baby cribs are available for toddlers up to three years old upon request and are subject to availability. Additional fee applies.

  • Comfort Mountain for 2-3 people / 23 m²
    200 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning

    Amenities:
    Bright bedroom (23 m²) with a double bed
    Free Wi-Fi
    Luxurious feather pillows and duvets
    Molton Brown bathroom amenities
    Air conditioning
    Living room
    Bathroom with shower
    Safe box
    Kettle
    Robes and slippers for your comfort
    Portuguese design decor, including pieces in burel wool
    100% wool blankets from Burel Factory
    Mini-bar
    Radio
    100% Percale cotton bed linen
    Hairdryer
    Telephone
    LCD television with more than 100 channels
    Balcony equipped with outdoor furniture
    View over the Glacial Valley
    Nightly turndown service
    Extra bed available upon request and subject to an extra cost

  • Maria Keil Valley for 2-3 people / 23 m²
    175 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning

    Amenities:
    Beautiful and spacious suite (22,5m²) with double bed
    Free Wi-Fi
    Luxurious feather pillows and duvets
    Molton Brown bathroom amenities
    Air conditioning
    Living room
    Bathroom with shower
    Safe box
    Kettle
    Robes and slippers for your comfort
    Portuguese design decor, including pieces in burel wool
    100% wool blankets from Burel Factory
    Mini-bar
    Radio
    100% Percale cotton bed linen
    Hairdryer
    Telephone
    LCD television with more than 100 channels
    View over the Glacial Valley
    Nightly turndown service
    Extra bed available upon request and subject to an extra cost
    Baby cribs are available for toddlers up to three years old upon request and are subject to availability. Additional fee applies.

  • Maria Keil Mountain for 2-3 people / 35 m²
    185 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning

    Amenities:
    Beautiful and spacious suite (35 m²) with double bed
    Free Wi-Fi
    Luxurious feather pillows and duvets
    Molton Brown bathroom amenities
    Air conditioning
    Living room
    Bathroom with shower
    Safe box
    Kettle
    Robes and slippers for your comfort
    Portuguese design decor, including pieces in burel wool
    100% wool blankets from Burel Factory
    Mini-bar
    Radio
    100% Percale cotton bed linen
    Hairdryer
    Telephone
    LCD television with more than 100 channels
    Balcony equipped with outdoor furniture
    View over the Glacial Valley
    Nightly turndown service
    Extra bed available upon request and subject to an extra cost
    Baby cribs are available for toddlers up to three years old upon request and are subject to availability. Additional fee applies.

  • Maria Keil Panorama for 2-3 people / 23 m²
    245 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning

    Amenities:
    Beautiful and spacious room (22,5m²) with double bed
    Free Wi-Fi
    Luxurious feather pillows and duvets
    Molton Brown bathroom amenities
    Air conditioning
    Living room
    Bathroom with shower
    Safe box
    Kettle
    Robes and slippers for your comfort
    Portuguese design decor, including pieces in burel wool
    100% wool blankets from Burel Factory
    Radio
    100% Percale cotton bed linen
    Hairdryer
    Telephone
    LCD television with more than 100 channels
    Balcony equipped with outdoor furniture
    View over the Glacial Valley
    Laundry service
    Nightly turndown service
    Extra bed available upon request and subject to an extra cost
    Baby cribs are available for toddlers up to three years old upon request and are subject to availability. Additional fee applies.

  • Superior Panorama for 2-3 people / 29 m²
    220 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning

    Amenities:
    Spacious and bright double bedroom (28,5 m²)
    Free Wi-Fi
    Luxurious feather pillows and duvets
    Molton Brown bathroom amenities
    Air conditioning
    Bathroom with shower
    Safe box
    Kettle
    Robes and slippers for your comfort
    Portuguese design decor, including pieces in burel wool
    100% wool blankets from Burel Factory
    Radio
    100% Percale cotton bed linen
    Hairdryer
    Telephone
    LCD television with more than 100 channels
    Balcony equipped with outdoor furniture
    View over the Valley
    Laundry service
    Nightly turndown service
    3 of the rooms within the typology allow an extra bed or cot for children up to 3 years old, subject to hotel availability and additional fee.

  • Premium Panorama for 2-3 people / 30 m²
    245 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Sofabed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning

    Amenities:
    Beautiful and spacious suite (25m² to 35m²) with double bed
    Free Wi-Fi
    Luxurious feather pillows and duvets
    Molton Brown bathroom amenities
    Air conditioning
    Living room
    Bathroom with shower
    Safe box
    Kettle
    Robes and slippers for your comfort
    Portuguese design decor, including pieces in burel wool
    100% wool blankets from Burel Factory
    Radio
    100% Percale cotton bed linen
    Hairdryer
    Telephone
    LCD television with more than 100 channels
    Balcony equipped with outdoor furniture
    View over the Glacial Valley
    Nightly turndown service
    Extra bed available upon request and subject to an extra cost
    Baby cribs are available for toddlers up to three years old upon request and are subject to availability. Additional fee applies.

  • Premium Panorama Plus for 2-3 people / 30 m²
    275 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning

    Amenities:
    Beautiful and spacious room (25m² to 35m²) with double bed
    Free Wi-Fi
    Luxurious feather pillows and duvets
    Molton Brown bathroom amenities
    Air conditioning
    Living room
    Bathroom with shower
    Safe box
    Kettle
    Robes and slippers for your comfort
    Portuguese design decor, including pieces in burel wool
    100% wool blankets from Burel Factory
    Mini-bar
    Radio
    100% Percale cotton bed linen
    Hairdryer
    Telephone
    LCD television with more than 100 channels
    Balcony equipped with outdoor furniture
    View over the Glacial Valley
    Nightly turndown service
    Extra bed available upon request and subject to an extra cost
    Baby cribs are available for toddlers up to three years old upon request and are subject to availability. Additional fee applies.

  • Suite Panorama for 2-3 people / 42 m²
    275 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning

    Amenities:
    Beautiful and spacious suite (42m²) with double bed
    Free Wi-Fi
    Luxurious feather pillows and duvets
    Molton Brown bathroom amenities
    Air conditioning
    Living room
    Bathroom with shower
    Safe box
    Kettle
    Robes and slippers for your comfort
    Portuguese design decor, including pieces in burel wool
    100% wool blankets from Burel Factory
    Mini-bar
    Radio
    100% Percale cotton bed linen
    Hairdryer
    Telephone
    LCD television with more than 100 channels
    Balcony equipped with outdoor furniture
    View over the Glacial Valley
    Nightly turndown service
    Extra bed available upon request and subject to an extra cost
    Baby cribs are available for toddlers up to three years old upon request and are subject to availability. Additional fee applies.

  • Suite Mountain for 2-3 people / 35 m²
    295 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning

    Amenities:
    Beautiful and spacious suite (35 m²) with double bed
    Free Wi-Fi
    Luxurious feather pillows and duvets
    Molton Brown bathroom amenities
    Air conditioning
    Bathroom with shower
    Safe box
    Kettle
    Robes and slippers for your comfort
    Portuguese design decor, including pieces in burel wool
    100% wool blankets from Burel Factory
    Mini-bar
    Radio
    100% Percale cotton bed linen
    Hairdryer
    Telephone
    LCD television with more than 100 channels
    Balcony equipped with outdoor furniture
    View over the Glaciar Valley
    Nightly turndown service
    Extra bed available upon request and is subject to an extra cost
    Baby cribs are available for toddlers up to three years old upon request and are subject to availability. Additional fee applies.

  • Suite Garden for 2-3 people / 35 m²
    295 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning

    Amenities:
    Beautiful and spacious suite (35 m²) with double bed
    Free Wi-Fi
    Luxurious feather pillows and duvets
    Molton Brown bathroom amenities
    Air conditioning
    Bathroom with two showers
    Safe box
    Kettle
    Robes and slippers for your comfort
    Portuguese design decor, including pieces in burel wool
    100% wool blankets from Burel Factory
    Mini-bar
    Radio
    100% Percale cotton bed linen
    Hairdryer
    Telephone
    LCD television with more than 100 channels
    Balcony equipped with outdoor furniture
    View over the Glaciar Valley
    Nightly turndown service
    Extra bed available upon request and is subject to an extra cost
    Baby cribs are available for toddlers up to three years old upon request and are subject to availability. Additional fee applies.

Included in the rates
Rates include a delicious breakfast, afternoon snacks in the panoramic restaurant, a welcome drink, free access to the indoor pool and the wellness area, free parking and electric car charger, guided tour to Burel Factory (a wool factory from the19th century in full operation).
Optional extras
Available on request: massages and treatment, transfers
Children & Extra beds
Children of all ages are welcome. Extra beds for children from 4 to 15 are available in most room (EUR 60 per night). A baby cot is also available on request in most rooms (EUR 30 per night).
Minimum stay
1 nights
Check in time
after 15:00
Check out time
before 12:00

Facilities & services

  • Swimming pool
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Terrace
  • Maid service
  • Bar
  • Concierge service
  • Babysitting on request
  • Sauna
  • TV
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Not suitable for children
  • Whirlpool/Plunge pool
  • Music system
  • Central heating
  • Room service
  • Business facilities
  • Not suitable for young children
  • Steam room/Hamam
  • Laundry service
  • Safe box
  • Bicycles
  • Hair dryer
  • Spa

Our restaurant offers regional Portuguese cuisine that draws on seasonal, local ingredients, accompanied by dramatic views across the valley. We have a concierge service that can provide recommendations for restaurants, activities and sightseeing in the area, as well as organise guided walking or 4x4 tours.

We offer free guided walks each day (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) and have bicycles for exploring the surrounding trails. In the winter months, there are snowshoes available at the hotel. We also have a large swimming pool and an on-site spa offering oriental-style massages.

Things to do in Centro & Manteigas

  • Massages / Treatments
  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Cycling

Most people come to go walking in Serra da Estrela Natural Park and there are nice lagoons and rivers where you can take a break to go swimming. The water is very clear and the temperature is perfect at around 21°C. You can also do a 4x4 tour of the park and I’d highly recommend visiting some of the mountain villages, several of which are centuries old. Free guided tours are offered at the Burel Factory in nearby Manteigas where you can learn about the Portuguese wool industry and see machines from the 19th century.

There are historic mountain villages very close to the hotel to explore. They are undoubtedly the stage for a privileged encounter with the natural wonders and old traditions. Through the mountain, there are 250 km of marked hiking trails to explore. Take the beech route, stroll through the rye fields, discover the trails and landscapes shaped by glaciers, glacial lagoons, rivers, and breathtaking views. It’s also possible to enjoy the landscape by bike or car. And in the hotel, the mountain scenery can be appreciated from the outdoor pool.

The location of Casa de São Lourenço

Casa de São Lourenço is located in Serra da Estrela Natural Park, which is around 300 kilometres (or three hours’ drive) from Lisbon and 200 kilometres (or two hours’ drive) from Porto. The journey is mostly on highways, so it’s very easy to reach. It’s located in quite an isolated setting overlooking the Zêzere Glacier Valley, so the silence and nature are all part of the experience.

It is really special because it is a combination of the beautiful location, the amazing views and the authenticity of the local communities. The old traditions have been very well preserved in the mountains. Proof of that is its connection to wool, evidenced by a century-old factory 10 minutes from the hotel that still works with looms from the 19th century — the Burel Factory, owned by the hotel, with daily guided tours for a local experience.

It’s all of these things that make it such a special place to stay.

When is the best time to visit Centro?

The four seasons are very present in the Serra da Estrela, which makes it such a beautiful place for walking. In the autumn, you have the golden colours of the changing leaves and in winter, it’s one of the only places in Portugal to get snow. Summer is a nice time to visit if you want to escape the heat of Lisbon as the air is much fresher, with several lagoons and rivers for swimming close by. But for me, spring is the most beautiful season and the long days are perfect for exploring. You can travel up in altitude to find snow or go down to the villages where the temperatures feel more like summer. The hotel promotes great contact with nature, through daily guided tours through unique viewpoints, incredible mountain paths, and historic mountain villages.