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“My stay June2012” 5 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
Toronto
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“My stay June2012”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012 via mobile

This was a fantastic discovery, we found this hotel on hotels .com. We booked our room for one night and departed Seville not knowing what to expect. On arrival we knew we had a special place to stay. I can say this is the most peaceful place I have ever stayed. From the pool surrounded by greenery to the centre court garden where you can dine or relax with a book. It is all great. Internet access works well in the courtyard area. Our room was very spacious and clean. The entire property is full of atmosphere and history. The food was good and service was great. If you are looking for a unique place to stay look no further than this property. I would not hesitate to recommend this property to family and friends. We also added a second nite to our stay.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Glasgow
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Booked for 1 night and stayed 2. They have turned this once convent into a quirky hotel. The rooms were clean and comfortable and entered through the original Monks doors.
The food was ok, breakfast was shared with loads of flies! but the staff were on hand with sprays...
Off the beaten track but well worth the effort

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

Impressive convent in the middle of nowhere. Quiet. Excellent atmosphere and superb staff. Two good swimming pools, various hiking trails, although the mountain bikes were not in very good shape. You can visit Évora, Vila Viçosa, and you are near to the Spanish border.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

Ancient convent partly turned into hotel, with very succesful adaptating of the cells to comfortable if somewhat small rooms. Beautifully at harmony with the surrounding mountains this is truly one for total quiet and getting away from .. pretty much everything.
Very helpful trilingual staff, more than decent food and very good prices. And so very quiet and relaxing. I stayed a weekend, all by myself - but I suspect I could have brought the whole family and stay for a month and no one would complain of boredom. The ideal place to recharge batteries. Or paint. Or write. Or explore the nearby villages that seem to be living (as opposed to being ghostly) in another century... But with mod coms.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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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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
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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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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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