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“Nice location, good device but rooms need updating...” 3 of 5 stars
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Estalagem de Monsaraz
4.0 of 5 Inn   |   Largo de S Bartolomeu 5, Monsaraz 7200-175, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #9 of 11 Monsaraz B&B and Inns
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“Nice location, good device but rooms need updating...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Nice welcome. Staying in room 13. Bed was hard and very noise when you move or run over which ment we only slept 3-4 hrs. Bathroom needed updating, being 6'3 had to bend down a long way to look in mirror, likewise in shower. No English tv in room. Air conditioner was ok. Breakfast, arrived on time but the waited 15 mins as not ready and not a great welcome. Breakfast ok, typical portigese. Recommend restaurant with half barrel outside it. Overall, felt price was bit high for the quality of the room which was €70.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Lisbon, Portugal
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

The kind of place for people who don't like huge, plastic hotels. Great local arquitecture, very clean and cosy, good rooms, very nice service. It's not a hotel, of course, but a place where you feel at home easily. For breakfast, the wonderful bread from Alentejo, honey made locally. The landscape of the surrounding area is gorgeous. Great for walking. There's a very good restaurant 50 metres away. The kind of place I keep coming back to. And it's only 200km from Lisbon, close to beautiful Évora, 200km from the best preserved beaches in the Algarve (those close to Vila do Bispo/Sagres). And, of course, Alqueva, the great lake.

Room Tip: There are stairs for almost every room.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Although friendly and with an interesting clientele and good breakfasts; this place is confused about whether it's a B&B or a private house.

The swimming pool terrace is frankly treacherous, and the lack of air con in our room as temperatures climbed to 40+ degrees is negligent.

We asked about mosquitos, were advised they were not a problem and then were eaten alive. Various levels of accomodation included self catering which attracted large family groups - not conducive to sharing a pool the size of a snooker table.

Sorry to say we won't be going back.

Room Tip: Sound proofing was awful in our room , we might as well have been in a tent.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stockholm, Sweden
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32 hotel reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Great high location with very nice views. Excellent dinner in adjacent restaurant. Very friendly and service minded staff. Nice small pool and garden.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the pool and you will have a very nice view.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lisboa
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37 hotel reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

Monsaraz is an old village inside of a castle, right in the top of a small moutain in the middle of the Alentejo lowlands, near the biggest artificial lake in Europe (Alqueva).
From this small hotel (Estalagem) in one of the hillsides, it seems you are the king of the world, regarding the views you have from the rooms, the pool and the typical garden. It's easy to get to the hotel, its easy to park your car and the village is at your feet. From the three nights we spent there, visiting the couzy little handicraft shops and places nearby, we really felt at home with the friendly staff. Rooms were clean, confortable beds, nice pool and good and rich breakfast. For sure I will be back and I recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

Just outside the Monsaraz town wall so great views over the plains of Alentejo to the West (not the lake to the S-SE). Atmospheric teared garden surrounding pool. The lighting didn't work in the first room we were shown to and the only natural light/view in the whole roon + ensuite was through a glass pane in the door! - or through the door itself! In 2nd room 3 blown bulbs (which I corrected by pinching bulbs from the 1st room to which we still had access to clear our unpacked possesions). No internet (although an evening receptionist did allow us to sit at her desk to check our emails.) Shaving mirror (which had had many crude attempts to be repaired) hanging off wall, eccentric features such as unecessary, crudely installed, 2nd telephone system in ensuites. All in desparate need of a makeover

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brazil
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4 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2010

Both service and accommodations were just terrible! Our room was really dirty. The toilet had mold in it and there were bugs in the tub.
They knew I was going with my husband and they put us in separate beds and didn´t even care to let us know.
Breakfast is really low, even the toaster was broken. The pool was green (take a look in the pictures) and in the check-out morning (8 am)...there was no one to help us out. Even though there is a sign in the front door indicating the inn is open 24/7 all year round, we had to leave a note with our contacts in order to have them send the bill once we couldn't wait until someone decide to show up.
To summon up, I will never go back and strongly recommend you find another option for staying in the beautiful city of Monsaraz.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Estalagem de Monsaraz

Address: Largo de S Bartolomeu 5, Monsaraz 7200-175, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Alentejo > Evora District > Monsaraz
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Monsaraz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Estalagem de Monsaraz 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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