I was surprised by the modern elegance of Hotel dos Templarios. It sort of resembles an upscale chain hotel from the exterior, but the comparison ends when you walk through the door. It has a vast two tiered lobby with comfortable seating. We spent some time on the second tier in the bar and there was ample seating for our group of 12. The hotel rooms were comfortable with spacious bathrooms. The rating is very good, rather than excellent for two reasons: the hair dryer in my room was broken: it was an old fashioned European one with a wand, which had separated from the hose. I advised the desk and they made a note of it but it was never repaired... sort of a shrug. The staff in the bar was also a little distant. It was a little difficult to get their attention. All in all, however, I would stay again.