Portugal and Pousadas have reopened with some smart adjustments
Pestana Hotels and Resorts, including the prestigious Pousada network, have reopened many of their hotels in several stages with more properties to reopen shortly and now that the airbridge has been officially opened betweek the UK and Portugal, where the virus has been recontained, Portugal is an attractive destination again for frustrated, eager travellers. The following hotels have opened and are operating with careful measures in place:
The following Pestana Pousada Hotels & Resorts have opened:
19 Pousadas: Alijo, Arraiolos, Alcacer do Sal, Alvito, Amares, Belmonte, Braganza, Crato, Estoi, Estremoz, Geres Canicada, Palacio do Freixo (Porto), Ria/Murtosa, Sagres, Serra de Estrela, Tavira, Viana do Castelo, Vila Obidos and Viseu
5 Pestana hotels on the Algarve: Pestana Alvor Praia, D. Joao II Hotel, Dom Joao Villas II, Pestana Viking, and Pestana Alvor South Beach.
Also the Pestana Palace (Lisbon), Pestana Vintage (Porto) and Pestana Cascais aparthotel
And in Madeira, the Pestana Carlton,and Pestana Bahia Praia
On 1st and 2nd September, the Pousada Lisboa and the following Pestana hotels will reopen: Sintra Golf, Vintage (Porto).
And in early October, the Pousadas in Beja, Castelo Obidos, Cidadela Cascais, Evora, Guimaraes, Madeira (Churchill), Marvao, Palmela, Queluz and Vila Vicosa will open as will the CR7 Lisboa and Pestana Brasileira (Porto).
And in Madeira: Casino Park, CR7 Funchal, Miramar, Grand, Palms, Promenade, Royal, Vila Sol, and Village.
More news on the remaining Pousadas and Pestana Hotels will follow soon.
Pestana Hotels and Resorts, and Pousadas, have undertaken very strict hygienic procedures in the hotels that are now opening, and are taking these measures very seriously. As a result of the additional demands on their reception and cleaning staff, they have adjusted their check-in and check-out times to permit this to be carried out properly, so would you please note that for the time being, clients are being asked to delay arrival at these hotels until 4pm onwards, and to depart before 11am on the morning of checking out. Pestana hotels and Pousadas comply with Portugal's new ''Clean and Safe'' seal of Health and Safety measures, which commits each property and its staff to a charter of procedures and measures that ensures an extremely high level of cleaning and mindfulness of the risk of infection, so as to provide you with confidence.
The Portuguese Government has in the most part done a magnificent job of leading the country through the pandemic with the lowest infection rate possible, and you can inform yourselves here of their current measures and the procedures for tourists to heed: www.visitportugal.com
We thank you all in advance for your patience and understanding as business and tourism now start to return to normal activity and service as usual (with an abundance of masks, gloves and gels). We hope that you are keeping safe and well.