Burel Mountain Hotels values one of the Portuguese regions with the greatest tourist potential of the country: Serra da Estrela Natural Park and its relationship with wool and burel.
It all began with our first hotel, Casa das Penhas Douradas – Burel Expedition Hotel, which seeks an expeditionary relation with the region, with exploration proposals contextualized by the scientific expedition to Serra da Estrela, organized by the Sociedade de Geographia de Lisboa in 1881.
This year we opened the second hotel, also a house (Casa): Casa de São Lourenço – Burel Panorama Hotel, which reborned from the old Pousada de São Loureço. A panoramic hotel, overlooking the Zêzere Glacial Valley, where burel and the design are clear invitations to contemplate and appreciation the landscape in silence.
Burel Mountain Hotels is more than a project, it is a mountain lifestyle, its culture and its people. A true tourism experience in the Serra da Estrela mountain range.
Casa das Penhas Douradas
Burel Expedition Hotel
At 1500m altitude everything changes.
A House on the Mountain scented by wild aromas of jasmine, heather and rosemary.
Casa das Penhas Douradas is the first hotel of the Burel Mountain Originals family. Situated in Penhas Douradas, at 1500 meters of altitude, on the upper plateau of Serra da Estrela, this 4-star hotel is ideal for those who seek a direct contact with the Mountain, in silence and surrounded by the comfort of pure wool.
Burel Factory, the Burel Mountain Originals factory and one of the best examples of industrial tourism in the country. A space of design and production of burel, the most traditional wool fabric in the local wool industry, now used in a very different and innovative way. Today continues producing using the same machines and traditional equipment, from the time the industry was still made by hand, thus ensuring the production of unique, different and high-quality fabrics, preserving the past, reinterpreting it and raising it into a story of the future.