Pousada de Queluz Hotel Dona Maria I Portugal
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Largo do Palacio Nacional
PT -2745-191 Queluz Lisbon, Portugal
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Pousada de Queluz Hotel Dona Maria I Portugal
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With a fully ready staff to help you with any query that may have, feel as cherished as ancient kings were, both at the Pousada and at the restaurant.
The Pousada is a point of reference for whoever is looking for the Lisbon business area, idyllically situated around 5 km from Lisbon, 14 km from Sintra and 20 km from Cascais. It comfortable décor and its rigorous rehabilitation makes the 2 rooms an excellent choice, having been carefully reconstructed for the purpose of meetings and seminars. The rooms have natural lighting and access to the internet fixed or wireless, air conditioning among other characteristics. Free parking is also available.
Start your journey back in time in the kitchen which was inherited from Countess Almeida Araújo, who brought many recipes from France and trained her staff in a particular way to open the restaurant.
A unique experience
With a unique and sumptuous decor, the Pousada de Queluz, D. Maria I, is a treasure waiting to be discovered and marveled at. The air-conditioned rooms of the Pousada de Queluz are individually decorated, with warm colors and elegant wooden furniture.
All rooms have high ceilings and wide, spacious windows, air conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, internet, a desk, a mini bar and a private bathroom with a hairdryer.
Your unique experience in the Queluz historic hotel starts here. If you have a family and need more space, the lower floor rooms are more spacious, with views to the royal guard house and to the Palace. If you come as a couple, for a longer period or on honeymoon, you may stay in the top floor rooms, which are smaller and more romantic, with windows similar to the facade of the Palace, and providing greater privacy.
You will be delighted by the coquettish, comfortable and dainty rooms. There are two suites, one which is clearly more romantic, with a double bed, an entrance room and a fully equipped bathroom, and one which is more practical, where there can be placed two extra beds for children, and with independent access to the living room in case you wish to hold a business meeting in absolute privacy.
Free wireless internet access in the rooms
Lunches and dinners worthy of kings
In this historical place where you can almost imagine hunters arriving with partridges and hares and putting them down them on the table built in such massive stone, we leave the amenities of your historical stay in the hands of our restaurant. There is a room next to the living room where breakfast is served. For lunch or dinner, go through the royal courtyard where it is so easy to imagine carriages and horses around you. Let yourself be charmed at the Cozinha Velha restaurant. There‘s always something timeless about entering a kitchen and see that it has a stone fireplace and a table so huge its transportation defies the laws of logic.
Located in the old kitchen of the Palace of Queluz, the restaurant remains unchanged at its essence - the table where you will find the dessert buffet which has made this place so reputable is the same table where the meals of the Palace used to be prepared. The chimneys are ancient and the coppers that are displayed on the walls are original to the kitchen. Under the chimney there is a skewer which was used to roast whole animals (cattle, pigs) and numerous smokehouse bars where game sausages used to be prepared.
Overlooking the garden and the courtyard entrance of the Palace of Queluz, with wooden ceilings, sash windows and tables set in a simple and elegant style, in order to effectively highlight he quality of the food, you will feel transported to another world where it is easy to imagine women of round skirts using the copper pots. The sink and the cup are absolutely original. The paintings represent hunting scenes.
The appetizers represent the regional cuisine, not only from that region, but from all the country‘s regions, since this historic hotel also serves as an ambassador of the best products of the country.
Cod pataniscas, octopus salad and cod salad (salted, very thinly shredded to keep an aromatic and slightly intense flavour) are some of our exceptionally fresh appetisers, which will allow you to taste a bit of everything that comes from the sea which bathes Portugal. The ex-libris of the restaurant are the spiritual cod, the sole wrapped in puff pastry that was one of the restaurant‘s reputed recipes to host distinguished guests, and the Chateaubriand, an insane sirloin medallion weighing almost a pound (400 g), cooked between two steaks directly over hot coals, so it won‘t dry.
The traditional Portuguese pastry making is very rich, since the younger daughters of nobles were often sent to convents, not by vocation, but because there was not enough money to pay them the dowry. Nor was there interest in sharing land. On the contrary, the goal was to increase its area through marriages of convenience. This way, many young girls, accustomed to the good life, found in pastry making the sole consolation for their involuntary seclusion. With sugar, eggs, almond, and gila as ingredients, the pastries were improved and provided truly paradisiac moments on earth. Make sure you taste the Marfim Pudding, surprisingly light, caramelized, rich and tasty.
Meetings & Events
Eighteen century charm in your event
The Queluz historical hotel is perfect for a big party. In the Cozinha Velha (Old Kitchen), the golden room is spacious enough for round tables, a dance floor and access to a terrace, overlooking the gardens, where cocktails are served.
With capacity to host up to 70 people, there is a huge tradition passed down across generations to hold weddings and christenings in this place. The place is also perfect for business meetings or conferences. Be sure to ask if the Teatrinho (small theatre) is available to do your presentation, which will have a far greater impact if it is made on a stage that replicates the royal stages of 300 years ago.
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