The 4-star Pousada De Palmela hotel is a historically unique hilltop hotel, based in a converted convent and situated next to Castelo De Palmela castle. The hotel offers fantastic views, well-presented accommodation and excellent facilities including a restaurant, bar and beauty/hairdressing salon. The hilltop location of the hotel provides stunning panoramic views over Arrabida National Park and Palmela town. There is plenty to do in the area, aside from exploring the castle and Santa Maria church in the immediate vicinity. Locally produced wines can be sampled in Palmela at the foot of the hill. Plenty of sports activities also run in the local area. The former convent property, complete with original central courtyard, is a white painted rectangular shaped stone building which dates back 500 years. The hotel does not have any leisure facilities; however guests can relax in the courtyard, original to the convent, which contains a pleasant garden and seating area. Inside there is also an elegant lounge with sofa seating. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and serves national and regional Portuguese dishes and a variety of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages available at the bar. Standard rooms have a quaint decor and individual period features. Amenities include air-conditioning, a mini-bar, cable TV and a hairdryer. Other notable amenities include chargeable Wi-Fi in public areas, a complimentary car park and a beauty/hairdressing salon.