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Pousada Convento do Desagravo Historic Hotel

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Calcada do Convento, Vila Pouca da Beira 3400-758, Portugal
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Il.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the most relaxing hotels we have ever stayed at in our travels. The setting is lovely. I'm not even going to add pictures because I think there are enough to see what I'm talking about. We had one of the large rooms at the end of the building with a terrace. Our view of the swimming... More 

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Maria J, Gerente at Pousada Convento do Desagravo Historic Hotel, responded to this review

We thank you for your kind comments posted concerning your stay at Pousada Convento de Vila Pouca da Beira, Histpric Hotel! We were very happy to hear that you feel good with us and how you enjoyed indoor and outdoor spaces of the property of the Convent has, with about of 5 acres where the vine, which highlights the main... More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated in the middle of nowhere, this pousada is simply stunning. A great many of the original features have been retained and the modernisation of this conveny is a work of art. A lift has been installed and the original decor surrounding and old door has been placed round the lift door...quirky and clever. Plenty of nooks a crannies to... More 

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Maria J, Gerente at Pousada Convento do Desagravo Historic Hotel, responded to this review

I want to thank you, on my own behalf and all my team the wonderful comments you send us. In fact, your words convey clearly what the traveler can find in this Historic Hotel, located in the heart of Portugal: Monumentality, History, Culture, Nature, Rurality, Vibrant Paradise Surroundings, Gastronomy, Comfort and Well-being. In the Pousada Convento de Vila Pouca da... More 

Sussex
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54 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful Pousada, beautifully set on a low hillside just above the local village (Vila Pouca da Beira). It looks across the wooded valley onto the mountain Serra da Estrela and Serra do Acor mountain range. The pousada is set around an internal courtyard with 24 rooms in the main building and 5 in an annex (The Bishop's House) next... More 

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Maria J, Gerente at Pousada Convento do Desagravo Historic Hotel, responded to this review

I want to thank you, on my own behalf and all my team the wonderful comments you send us. In fact, your words convey clearly what the traveller can find in this Historic Hotel, located in the central part of Portugal: Monumentality, History, Culture, Nature, Vibrant paradise surroundings, Gastronomy, Comfort and Well-being. In the Pousada Convento de Vila Pouca da... More 

Exminster, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This was a beautiful Pousada, one of our favourites as we toured Portugal just turning up on spec. We had a large room with a large balcony overlooking the vinyarsda and swimming pol and the hills beyond. The staff were extremely helpful especially the waitress who immediately conformed to our request that we dine outside on the terrace rather than... More 

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Maria J, Gerente at Pousada Convento do Desagravo Historic Hotel, responded to this review

Dear customers, I thank you so much for the kind comments posted on TripAdvisor! I'm sure the detailed testimony of Pousada Convento de Vila Pouca da Beira, Historic Hotel, is inspiring enough so that other travelers seek to know this region of Portugal, right in the heart of the country, where History and Nature coexist harmoniously. We were very happy... More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This was the 2nd Pousada we stayed at on our 10 day Titan coach trip across Portugal. Again we did not know what to expect staying at a converted convent but when we arrived gosh how beautiful. The hotel company needs credit for making the old and knew link together in such a wonderful way. It had all the modern... More 

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Maria J, Gerente at Pousada Convento do Desagravo Historic Hotel, responded to this review

My dear guests and friends, " Thank you for so an inspirational message!" I want to thank you, on my own behalf and all my team the wonderful comments here you decides to publish. In fact, his words convey clearly what the traveler can find in this Hotel, located in the Central part of Portugal: Monumentality, History, Culture, Vibrant Nature,... More 

Cardiff, Wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My wife, Pat, agreed that this converted convent on the edge of Portugal's largest natural conservation area was something special. Surrounded by stunning views over vineyards to the shimmering blue mountains beyond, our comfortable room with floor to ceiling French-style windows led out to a shared balcony affording a quiet place to sit and enjoy the sunsets sipping a chilled... More 

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Maria J, Gerente at Pousada Convento do Desagravo Historic Hotel, responded to this review

We thank you for your comments and the time spent in give to others your feedback of a Memorable stay at the Pousada Convento de Vila Pouca da Beira, Historic Hotel in the Center of Portugal! It is with personal satisfaction that I acknowledge the positive feedback regarding our team work and effort. It is reassuring to know that our... More 

Farnham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We spent two nights here, feeling slightly out of place as we were the only independent travellers and the rest of the hotel was filled with a tour group. The staff were friendly and helpful, but the restaurant was essentially geared up to feeding the group, and not really to catering for individual requests. The first evening they offered us... More 

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Maria J, Gerente at Pousada Convento do Desagravo Historic Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very, very much for your testimony that allows other travelers know a little of the history of the Pousada de Vila Pouca da Beira and its surroundings, through your experience and the comments expressed here. We are pleased to have included in your script and we had the privilege of the host. We like to know that you... More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

One of the best experiences we had as a family in the past years. Part of Portuguese Historic Pousadas (Inns / Paradores), an old convent was magnificently converted into an Hotel. It's like getting back 200 years on time and living and breathing on a different era! Try the hotel restaurant, but take same time to visit Avô, Ponte das... More 

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Maria J, Manager at Pousada Convento do Desagravo Historic Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting the pleasant and helpful comments to those travelers looking for tranquility, nature and rurality that the Pousada Vila Convento Vila Pouca da Beira can offers. Here ... until the time rests! Here... nature and history, always holding hands! Among the Pousada Convento de Vila Pouca da Beira and Serras da Estrela and Açor, a... More 

Kiryat Tivon, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We had quite a difficult experience, to find the place even with GPS - but i wast worthwhile. The building and its surrounding was a Monastery from 16th century. The modernized interior succeeded to create the feeling of the reach history of the location. For us, it was an unforgettable experience being there.

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Maria J, Manager at Pousada Convento do Desagravo Historic Hotel, responded to this review

Tank you so much Mr Joseph for posting the nice comments about your stay at Pousada Convento de Vila Pouca da Beira! All the team appreciate your Kindness. As you know, the Pousada Convento do Desagravo - is located in the small village of Vila Pouca da Beira in the heart of Portugal, very quit and peaceful region, but at... More 

Colombo Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We stayed at this beautiful Pousada for our friends wedding. The convent is beautiful and there are lots of little areas that make the place interesting. One evening we walked down to the village nearby. Very quaint and pleasant. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Would love to stay here again.

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Maria J, Manager at Pousada Convento do Desagravo Historic Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr Rajeeka, Many thanks for your kind comments about the staff, the service and your feelings about Pousada Convento de Vila Pouca da Beira! Your desire to want return to our Pousada Historic Hotel, make us proud and happy as we work to provide memorable moments to our customers! Besides the tranquility, the mysticism of a Convent with experiences... More 

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