We picked Residencial Os Manueis because it had good reviews, and it looked convenient since we had a car and would not have to drive very far into the walled area of Evora. The hotel was lovely, but there were a couple of issues. Evora had changed its rules/laws, and the hotel no longer had the use of free parking spaces. We were lucky both nights to find free spaces on the street close to the hotel. I believe the parking lots outside the wall charge a fee now. Residencial Os Manueis was fine for us, but the entrance to the hotel could be a problem for some because of the steep, marble staircase from the street up to the lobby, and there isn’t an elevator. The two guys that run the place (and maybe own it) were both extremely nice and helpful. One carried both our suitcases up those stairs into the lobby and helped us find a parking spot. The other gave us great info about restaurants and places in the area to visit. Our room must have been the nicest one in the place. It was large and beautifully tiled with lovely antique furniture, two doors onto a “balcony,” and a large bathroom. There were two problems with the room. It was on the front of the building, and the noise from the street (people and cars) kept us awake. Turning on the air conditioner helped. The other problem was the bed. It was so hard we felt like we were sleeping on the floor. We ended up putting a fluffy, duvet-type coverlet under the sheet, which did help. We never complained because, besides that fact that we usually don’t, everything else was so nice, especially the two guys. Our breakfast was included in the rate, but evidently it isn’t always. We were given a voucher for a nice little coffee shop around the corner, which meant we got coffee and a “sandwich.” We enjoyed Evora and Residencial Os Manueis and would recommend it with the precautions about the noise, steps, and hard bed.
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- Residencial Os Manueis Évora
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