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Residencial Os Manueis
Rua do Raimundo no 35, Evora 7000-661, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #20 of 25 Hotels in Evora
Richmond, VA
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“Wonderful Staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2009

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.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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24 hotel reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2009

The hotel it self was lovely...the hosts were extremely friendly and full of great recommendations but there were some problems that we ran into...
Unfortunately, our room (though very spacious and comfortable) was located directly on the cobblestoned road and you could hear everything outside all night - cars that drove by...people talking...party-goers way down the road...it was very difficult to sleep. There was not any shampoo in the room (only soap) and no additional amenities - hairdryer, etc. All fine with us, but something to be aware of.
In addition, make sure to confirm that breakfast is included in your stay as we were looking forward to the vouchers that I read about on tripadvisor and did not receive them...
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Overall, the location was great, the hosts were very friendly and if you request to sleep in a different room the experience could be quite different.

  • Stayed January 2009
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2008

We stayed in the suite for 75 euro, and thought this was a great value. The interior is bright, cheerfully decorated, and spotlessly clean. Very kind and helpful hosts. Well located, right off the square. Make sure to print off the picture of the exterior to help find location. The lobby is one floor up, so no large doorway or sign. Parking spaces reserved right outside the door can be saved for you with reservation.

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2008

This is a wonderful family-owned hotel right off the center square of the old part of the city. It's been in the family since the 1950's, but has been redecorated in the last few years. The rooms are quaint and comfortable, and breakfast is included around the corner. The hosts are helpful, accomodating, and, if you can speak a little horse-cavalo-caballo, they can talk with you for hours!

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2007

We spent one night for 45 EUR/room in Residential Os Manueis in October. We booked by phone as internet fees were 60 EUR/night for the same room, so better to reserve by phone. Of course as it was low season and weekday we would not have to book in advance as only one other room was booked when we arrived but we wanted to make things sure. Still we were welcomed warmly, our host spoke with the policemen not to fine us while we bring our package up and then provided a parking place in the street reserved for hotel guests. Room was lovely with nice view to the rear street, no traffic at all. The decoration of both the hotel and the room is splendid, with lots of natural light coming in from the roof atrium window. Breakfast was also very good as it is in one of the small bars next to the hotel and you can have anything you want. Also the restaurant next to the hotel (Os Manueis) was very good.At the end we made a few pictures from the view terrace on the roof. To sum up I think is the best choice to stay in in Evora.
Miklos (Hungary)

  • Liked — atmosphere
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston
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10 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2007

We arrived in Evora by car and quickly got confused by the narrow streets and couldn't find the hotel...we parked in a metered spot by the market and walked to the hotel where our host showed us on a map how to drive to the hotel and where to park. Two marble flights of stairs later (there's no elevator), we settled into our tiny but immacute room that had the requested double bed and an unusual free-standing air-conditioning unit that vented through the window, which had to be left open slightly. The bathroom was also tiny but immaculate. For breakfast we were given vouchers to take to a coffee shop a few doors down for a light continental breakfast.

Stayed September 2007
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Saskatoon, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2007

Evora is a magical place, and the Residential Os is a magical stay. It is a small little place on a main entry way into the old town of Evora, and it lived up to its reputation. The staff was extremely helpful- he carried our bags up the two flights of stairs, and even stood in our parking spot until I could manouvre through the small streets, and even helped me parallel park!
The room was very small, but extremely clean, and up one flight of stairs from our floor was the most marvelous terrace opening to a great view of St. Francis' church. I loved this little boutique hotel, and would recommend anyone who wants a charming room with charming staff to stay there. The owner even helped us load our bags into the car on leaving, and shook our hands, and wished us a bon voyage. I would stay there again in a heartbeat!

  • Liked — location, friendliness of the staff
  • Disliked — parking
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Rua do Raimundo no 35, Evora 7000-661, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Alentejo > Evora District > Evora
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