Pousada de Queluz - Lisboa, D. Maria I
The origin of the name Queluz, is said to have derived from the Arab word quê or cã, which means narrow valley or riverbed, and lûz or Ilûz, which means almond.
In Queluz people frequently flocked to the Court to watch serenades, horse shows and fireworks, in celebrations of the patient saints, especially Saint Peter, and of the birthdays of the "Royals".
Alongside the "Portuguese Versailles"
The Pousada de Queluz is found in the clock tower building, next to the National Palace of Queluz, known as the " Portuguese Versailles " and the permanent residence of the royal family from 1794. The building of the Tower is by the architect and staff sergeant Manuel Caetano de Sousa, and served as a warehouse and as the quarters for the staff in service to the palace.
With a unique and sumptuous decor, the Pousada de Queluz, D. Maria I, is a treasure waiting to be discovered and marvelled at. The air-conditioned rooms of the Pousada de Queluz are individually decorated, with warm colours and elegant wooden furniture.
All rooms have air conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, internet, a desk, a mini bar and a private bathroom with a hairdryer.
The guests of this hotel in Queluz can take advantage of an authentic Portuguese cuisine in the Cozinha Velha (Old Kitchen) Restaurant. The menu includes cod fish fritters with black-eyed pea mousse flavoured with red wine vinegar, rack of lamb in a plum crust with gratin potatoes and spinach leaves or the famous Marfim pudding.