Praça do Bocage, Setubal

There are loads of things to see and do in Setúbal and the surrounding area, so much so it’s worthwhile staying a few nights to make the most of the opportunity. This guide offers you my top tips for Setúbal hotels, guesthouses and apartments, from glamourous to quirky, unconventional to peaceful.

Setúbal is also a great base to explore Arrabida Natural Park; the Setúbal wine region, famous for moscatel wine as well as wonderful reds, whites and rosés; the village of Azeitão, famous for cheese, cakes and tiles; the medieval village of Palmela with its hilltop castle and the Troia peninsular and Sado Estuary.

I love it for its bursts of colour and creativity, which make wandering through the old town, main avenue and waterfront area particularly enjoyable. It’s a city that I keep coming back to, and know well, which makes it easy for me to help you choose where to stay.

Setúbal hotels

Wherever possible, I choose accommodations that follow sustainable practices, as indicated by the number of leaves (3 is the top score). No leaf simply means that I can’t verify their current efforts regarding sustainable travel but I love the property.

Boutique hotels and guesthouses in Setúbal

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This is a beautifully renovated hotel with quality modern furnishings and fittings, contemporary artwork and a degree of flair. Note that the bathrooms don’t have a door, a trend that I can’t get to grips with but which doesn’t seem to bother most guests and there is a more private bathroom in the hall. See photos and check availability.

Inside the traditional tile-clad exterior of Rio Art Hotel lies a modern hotel with uniquely decorated rooms full of colour and contemporary decorative features. Expect 4-star comfort and helpful service from this friendly guesthouse. The location, right on Avenida Luísa Todi, is very convenient. Check prices and availability.

5 star luxury hotel near Setúbal

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Setúbal’s only 5-star hotel is located in the heart of the Arrábida Nature Park. Rooms are large and some come with garden views and a private balcony or terrace. Besides rooms and suites there are 3 villas available to sleep either 4 or 6 people.

There’s a restaurant on site, free private parking and a seasonal outdoor swimming pool. Not to mention the spa and wellness centre. Read the glowing reviews and book your stay. 

Greenery and house. Hotel Casa Palmela in Arrábida Nature Park, Setúbal
Hotel Casa Palmela in Arrábida Nature Park, Setúbal

4 star hotels in Setúbal

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Green Sustainability leaf for hotels

This contemporary and gleaming hotel is located right in the centre of town. Rooms are spacious and the beds comfortable. There’s an onsite restaurant and free parking. Many of the rooms have been adapted for guests with physical challenges. Check availability.

Again, this is a very centrally placed hotel where you’ll find bright and spacious rooms. Right in front of the hotel you’ll find the pier for boat crossings to the Tróia Peninsula with its lovely beaches. Be aware that car parking can be an issue. Choose your room.

3 star comfortable Setúbal hotels

Hotel Solaris

Hotel Solaris is clean, comfortable and good value for money with an excellent breakfast. Location is great in the old part of town. The very friendly staff are always willing to help however possible. Rooms are not particularly large but some do have a balcony. Select your date.

Spacious Setúbal holiday apartments and villas

Cafofos da Zeta

This accommodation provides bright and attractive apartments which can sleep up to 5 guests. There are some fabulous touches (such as the exposed stonework) with wooden floors and ceilings. Some apartments come with a balcony and the host is very helpful. Choose your favourite apartment.

Bedroom at Y Baixa Boutique Apartments, Setubal
A bedroom at Y. Baixa Boutique Apartments, Setúbal

The double rooms and apartments at Marina Blue are really something special. You can enjoy sea views, balconies and a sunny terrace with bright and attractive accommodation, along with extremely hospitable hosts. Find your ideal dates.

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If you are looking for a little colour in your life, a stay at these wonderful apartments should do the trick. Decoration is to the fore throughout; there’s always something that will catch your eye. All of the apartments have a well equipped kitchen and one has access to a lovely terrace. You must see these photos.

Ana’s House

If you’re happier with a more subtle design then Ana’s House is probably more your cup of tea. The apartments are on a quiet street with all you need close by, including a local market. There’s lots of natural light and the accommodation is warm and cosy. The host is ready to give you lots of tips and recommendations. Check availability.

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To make your visit complete check out my Top Things To Do In Setúbal.

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