Burel Panorama Hotel
Inaugurated in 1948, the Pousada de São Lourenço was one of the first inns in Portugal and one of the hotels with a more interesting setting and view, in an architecture considered as a function of the contemplation of the landscape without harming the integrity of the surroundings. At 1200 meters of altitude it extends to the whole Serra da Estrela and to the beautiful Glacier Valley of the river Zêzere, the largest glacier valley of Europe. Win today a new life and a new identity to adapt to the times.
Pousada de São Lourenço is now Casa de São Lourenço – Burel Panorama Hotel.
The Hotel has 17 rooms and 4 suites, all with panoramic views of the Glacier Valley and the village of Manteigas, all different and with real installations of art in pure wool to snuggle the walls with poetry embroidered on the burel, each one of them a clear homage to the design 100% Portuguese.
The Casa de São Lourenço had the hands of the P-06 and Site Specific architecture studios, with a focus on preserving the building’s history and its surrounding landscape, with the sustainability of materials and practices a key factor. A space designed for contemplation mediated by the frameworks proposed by common areas and rooms that extend their internal space to the exterior.
Its restaurant – São Lourenço Restaurant – bets on the diversity of traditional Portuguese cuisine, with a menu to evoke the gastronomy that over time has given the well-deserved fame to the region of Beira Alta. The glass walls bring the landscape to the table and allow you to enjoy the wonderful and totally panoramic view of the Glacier Valley of the river Zêzere while being involved with the flavors and wines that characterize the region.
The SPA provides treatments that use herbal oils from the mountain range and the purity of the waters of the mountain top. The indoor pool communicates with the outside, both with heated, spring water and under the panorama of the Valley and the Mountain.
Being at the center of a vast network of pedestrian paths, river beaches and points of historical, museological and scenic interest, Casa de São Lourenço is a destination hotel that allows the guest to benefit from varied activities in longer or shorter stays , in any of the seasons.
The hotel is an integral part of the Burel Mountain Originals family and the “Second House” of the Serra da Estrela group, which already had Casa das Penhas Douradas at 1500m altitude. It is also in the village of Manteigas, well marked in the view of the hotel, which is the Burel Factory, the burel factory that gives it the theme and which is still an integral part of the list of activities with daily guided tours.
A truly amazing hotel ..