Official UK partner to the Paradors, Pousadas, Pestana Hotels & Resorts, Les Collectionneurs (Chateaux), and European Hotels Collection. Keytours International, formerly Keytel International, your agent in the UK.

Pestana & Pousadas

Pestana & Pousadas of Portugal is an exclusive collection of 51 hotels many of which are historic and considered to be among the top hotels in Portugal. The very embodiment of the best that Portugal has to offer. Many Pousada hotels were formerly monasteries, palaces, convents and castles and have been beautifully converted to offer luxurious, elegant accommodation, often in superb locations. These unique hotels are located throughout mainland Portugal,  the Azores and Madeira, in either historical cities such us the world heritage site of Evora or in rural areas of outstanding natural beauty and interest such as the Geres National Park.

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What is a Pousada?

Find out all about what a Pousada is, what makes them so special, what to expect during your stay and the range of services they offer.

Established in the 1940s by the Portuguese government, the network is now managed by Portuguese-owned hotelier Pestana, and together they strive to keep the hotels true to their historical roots.

These buildings, most of which are historical properties, are scattered across mainland Portugal and the Azores, making them perfect for a cross-country roadtrip.

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Self Drive Routes Through The "Real" Portugal

Portugal’s Pousadas are a network of historic palaces, fortresses and castles converted to luxury hotels. Discover our best Pousada itineraries or get in contact with us to tailor-make your own holiday plans, with many great-value offers available.

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Pestana Hotels in The Algarve & Madeira

Keytel International has faithfully offered opportunities for stays in historic hotels across Portugal via Pousadas and we are now extending our portfolio of hotels to Pestana Hotels and Resorts along the Algarve and on the green island of Madeira.

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