눇The location for this Pousada is the eagle’s nest town of Marvao, romantic and spectacular beyond belief. According to legend, it was founded by lovers fleeing from the Romans and has been a citadel up in the clouds ever since.
Unfortunately, the hotel has only its location going for it, and is run down and in need of refurbishing. It was cold and foggy on the November night I recently spend there. The staff member checking me in said, “It is always cold here.”
I was the only guest on the night I stayed. The staff flitted about coughing and sneezing like members of some TB ward. I was the only customer for a rather pretension and awful dinner in the dining room, with the mile high view blanked out in the clouds.
Personally, I don’t want to be served by people who are obviously sick, this is not good management.
My room was run down and dowdy, but (very important) the heating worked well.
Certainly, a visit to Marvao is recommended when you are in Portugal, and this Pousada seems to be essentially the only game in town. It’s also a good recommendation against the privatization of the Pousadas, in my opinion.