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“Nice place but room moist” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Convento de Sao Paulo
4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Aldeia da Serra, Redondo 7170-120, Portugal   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #2 of 4 Redondo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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2 reviews
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“Nice place but room moist”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2011

Nice and historic place !
Problem is that it is not suited for people that have breathing problems like astma because the rooms are moist ! If you walk in the corridors you smell the moist in the building.
My wife had an astmatic attack because of the room-climate, but to be honest ; we got a suite offered the second night with no surcharge ! So service etc is excellent.
The restaurant is good but not more than that ; if you want a nice and real portugese meal go to redondo - across the church is a small bar (not in the side street, but really across) the church ... if you walk through the bar there is a small restaurant in the back ... had a hughe fish (dorade) for 9 euros and try to get also Bochechas (pigs cheeks) ...
Also nice place to eat is in Evora Restaurante Cozinha de ste Humberto in the Rua da Moede (sidestreet of the main market square).

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2010

I've visited this hotel twice and although it is not on the typical tourist route I look forward to visiting again. A member of the Hoteles del Arte and Heritage Site Hotel associations, Convento has a full schedule of art exhibits, dance and music concerts amid lovely accommodations including the largest collection of Portuguese tile in the country (world?); the contemporary art collection of the Henrique Leote Foundation; a lovely on site restaurant; an accommodating staff and beautiful surroundings with small day trips throughout the region.. THERE IS A PHENOMENAL OFFER FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE PACKAGE!!!! WISH I COULD GO......I KNOW IT WILL BE A PARTY! check it out!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2010

Fantastic ex-convent, now hotel. The decor is amazing, the scenery is fantastic, the rooms are lovely. It has retained the old convent look, but has added in modern art. Sounds weird but it seems to work!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2010

Hotel is inserted in an old convent, and the architect has kept the history alive. Really long corridors with "azulejos", chapel, cloister, quiet and comfort - and additionally a very good restaurant. Friendly reception. The convent is placed in a secluded area, but still very near the Lisbon highway, Estremoz and Evora. and very easily accesible.
Large rooms, historic furniture, comfortable. I suppose in high summer the rooms are still cool, because the walls are thick.
External ares include a swimming pool reached through historic courtyard, and a small lake, surrounded by nature trails. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2010

Room 126 (superior type) on the new wing.
LIKED
Bed
Sleep quality (the best ever found in a hotel)
Breakfast (first day)
Staff
Prices at the bar (€1 for a expresso, €3 for an Irish coffee)
Free wifi Net (with content control)
Bathroom with tub and shower
Amenities imported from England (shampoo, gel...)
Robe
DISLIKED
Restaurant (clams imported from Vietnam, rude employee...)
Room decoration
humidity after the shower (A/C is the only solution avaiable)
Dust in the air (near the church)
small windows (natural light very weak)
Breakfast (last day)

If you want a place to sleep, read, meditate, walk in a forrest, than we have to stay there at least 3 nights (like we did).
Seat in a table at the cloister with the foutain and just listen the sound of the water... it's incredible relaxing.
The effort to restore this ancient convent is remarkable.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2009

Hotel Convento de Sao Paulo is purely magical. The location and panoramic view is incredible. The grounds and building are magnificent. The service was great. The restaurant was excellent. I've travelled to over 40 countries and stayed in literally hundreds of hotels, and this is a truly unique experience. Once not to be missed!!!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lisbon, Portugal
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32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2009

On our motorbike trip we went to Convento São Paulo in the mountains "Serra da Ossa" near Redondo. Instead of staying there 1 night we stayed there for 2 nights. This absolutely hidden gem is a well renovated convent with very nice surroundings and a gorgeous view almost from every place. The staff (everybody) is very friendly and nothing too much for them, most of them do speak other languages too. The rooms are nice and clean. they have some bikes, pool (small when hotel is full), snooker, hiking trails and culture activities. We only tried breakfast which was rich and with a lot of fresh regional products. From the hotel there are several trips that can be made; Évora, Borba, Vila Viçosa, Alandroal, Terena, Juromenha and lot of wineries nearby. The hotel organizes regularly art exhibitions, concerts and ballets too. The only minus is it´s not a very comfortable hotel for less abled and what would be an improvement is on the days that it´s very busy around the pool would be nice if there were more comfortable chairs/beds in the gardens. For a long time we haven´t been in a hotel that include beautiful place, super friendly staff, enough to do and good food.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Convento de Sao Paulo

Address: Aldeia da Serra, Redondo 7170-120, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Alentejo > Evora District > Redondo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Redondo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Convento de Sao Paulo 4*
Number of rooms: 32
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