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Convento de Alpendurada

Lugar do Mosteiro | Alpendurada e Matos, Alpendurada e Matos 4575-059, Portugal
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Trafford, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the restored monastery as a special dinner event for a Viking cruise. Going in November, we arrived at night. So the area around and view from the monastery were not of any value. We were greeted by a "countess" impersonator who gave us a little background. After meandering many long hallways we made to the dining hall.... More 

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Alicante, Spain
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72 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We visited as part of a cruise tour organised by Amawaterways. We wouldn't mind staying for a night or two in the hotel. Grounds and the restored monastery all look in great condition. Reception of the 100+ group was weel organised. Dinner was, as can be expected for such a large group, not great but not bad at all. Overall... More 

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Katoomba, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We also visited this venue on a Viking Cruise. The building is spectacular and the views over the Duoro are to die for. However, the catering for our 100+ people left a lot to be desired. The soup was bland and the pork of the main course was dry (needed some apple sauce). There was a long gap between soup... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We had dinner as part of a Viking River Cruise. 97 people descending on a place at the same time could be a recipe for mediocrity or even disaster but this was wonderful. Twilight arrival at a magical location with a walk through long, long historic corridors to one of numerous, sumptuously furnished reception rooms where we had a short... More 

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Fort Worth, TX
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52 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This place was awesome. The ambience is like no other and the food was delicious. The place is about a thousand years old and was once a monastery so don't expect anything wild and crazy. Food was cooked in a very large wood burning oven. Everything down to the bread and butter was great. Since I was part of a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This convent is very special! They invested a lot of money to restore it. It's really amazing! Wonderfull wooden ceilings, nice restaurant, rooms are quite simple but very authentic. We liked this place very much. Prices also ok! We recommend.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We had the misfortune to visit this place whilst on Viking River Cruise as part of one of their pre arranged excursions. We were promised soup, succulent pork and potatoes, a salad and lovely wine. What a joke. The soup was cold and tasteless, salad was thinly sliced tomatoes with a bit of lettuce, amd the pork was 2 small... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We stayed at the covent in early 2000 it was a great experience they were not in full service at that time but they manage to serve a great breakfast in the morning .we spent 3 days there .and the place has a special feeling about it .the service was great .the manager at that time made shore we got... More 

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Bel Air, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

After reading several reviews about the hotel's meals, I decided to skip this trip sponsored by Viking River Cruise. I'm grateful that my husband talked me into going. Every course was delicious. And, the red wine was very good. The monastery was beautiful. The Fado concert was just okay, but the trip was worthwhile for the setting, food & wine.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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88 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We were part of a group tour booked into the convent for dinner on a bleak, cold, wet December night. After traveling a short distance above the Douro River, we arrived and were directed through the long, long hallways filled with items collected by the owner over the years. Along the hallways were numerous doors, all closed and numbered, which... More 

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