Definition of pousada in English:



  • A hotel in Portugal owned and administered by the government.

    • ‘The day before beginning a tour of the Minho region in northern Portugal, I was logged onto the Internet looking for hospitals near the remote pousada on the Spanish border where my seven-year-old son and I would be spending our third night.’
    • ‘The goal: to paddle back to the pousada in time to savor every last second of an hourlong massage.’
    • ‘To experience traditional Portuguese cuisine, dine in one of the pousadas, where old recipes are served.’
    • ‘It is also used to beautiful effect in the town's palace, now a pousada.’
    • ‘Restaurants, chic boutiques, pousadas (B&B guesthouses) and a few dive shops now line the neat alleys cordoned off to traffic.’


Portuguese, literally ‘resting place’.