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Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa

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Canaviais, Evora 7005-839 Portugal
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Celebrating World Heritage Évora in a former Royal Residence Convento do Espinheiro Historic Hotel & Spa is a luxurious hotel located in Évora – classified by UNESCO as a “ World Heritage City “ The building was originally a convent dating back to the XVth century and considered a national monument which was frequently used by Portuguese Kings when visiting Évora. The convent’s church still hosts one of the most prestigious pantheons of Portuguese noble families. Now, it is a magnificent 92 guest room hotel, set in a beautiful garden area of approximately eight hectares. It’s picturesque surroundings make it the perfect spot for enjoying the Portuguese countryside. Every afternoon our concierge leads our guests through a historical guided tour, where they may get acquainted with the secrets of the Convent, Évora and Portugal. The tour ends inside the convent’s gothic cistern, where our sommelier pampers the guest with a local wine degustation. Our Chef’s slow food approach to gastronomy grants our guest the best meal experience based on the local products, grown directly in our vegetable farm. The scenic beauty of the Alentejo and the abundance and quality of the heritage found in its archaeology, its monuments, its architecture and its gastronomy and wines, make it an exceptional destination. Travelers’ are invited to experience the region’s wine route, which will lead them to some of world’s most renowned wineries and olive-oil producers.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Children's playground
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Canoeing offsite
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Charming
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
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remotesynth wrote a review Nov 2022
Orlando, Florida85 contributions41 helpful votes
This is a very unique hotel experience as much of the hotel is housed in a former convent with a lot history as well as a stunning chapel. Definitely take advantage of the short history tour. Our room had a nice view of the pool, garden a d countryside. The room itself was nice if not outstanding, as it wasn't very large and the decor felt a bit dated. But overall it was comfortable. The Divinus restaurant was worth a visit. We really enjoyed our dinner there. The included breakfast was also there and was good. One thing to be aware is that the hotel is a 10 minute or so drive into the town.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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kforney wrote a review Nov 2022
Houston, Texas93 contributions39 helpful votes
My daughter and I loved this hotel and enjoyed our spa day at the end of a week in Portugal. The room was spacious, offered a quiet location away from elevators and other guests at the end of the hall. The property is a bit of a maze to find your way around, but in a way that was part of the charm. The wine cellar had been turned into a restaurant for breakfast which was unique. The breakfast buffet was superb with excellent service. My only suggestion is to add the 2-ply tissue in the hotel rooms that are provided in the common areas near receptions and weddings. This is a tell of a property trying to save money on guest rooms. All the luxury hotels have the best amenities in the rooms. This one did not.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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SirenaDives wrote a review Oct 2022
Santa Barbara, California156 contributions105 helpful votes
This hotel is one of the posadas of Portugal. It is near Evora and we spent two nights. The hotel is a former convent and they offer a daily tour of the property as well as a wine tasting. There is a large pool area with lots of space to spread out and relax. The room was five star and we throughly enjoyed our stay there.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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advisorj wrote a review Oct 2022
washington, dc348 contributions152 helpful votes
We felt lucky to stay here. The former monastery is full of interesting rooms, a fantastic pool and spa area and a very good restaurant. The chapel is on another level. Staff was helpful and the rooms are spacious with balconies.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Bike wrote a review Oct 2022
160 contributions124 helpful votes
The historic monastery has been beautifully retorde, and new hotel room wings were added. The original monastery building is wonderful - the reception area, the bar, the monks’ old dining room (now similar to a living room), the old wine cellar now a restaurant, a beautiful large chapel, etc. It is worth just taking a tour to discover the history. The rooms in the new wings (there are rooms in the old monastery but we did not stay there) are large and comfortable, with nice terraces. It can be a bit of a walk to your room depending on the location. The outdoor pools, including kids pools, are very nice, set among the attractive grounds of the property. The indoor spa area is nice as well. The food is excellent. It is close to Evora; a perfect place to stay for visiting Evora or other areas of the Alentejo.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Ken T wrote a review Oct 2022
Rochester, New York12 contributions2 helpful votes
Superior hotel with excellent rooms, food and grounds. The hotel has all you can ask for with quite and very well maintained rooms and excellent dining. Both diner and the morning buffet breakfast were amazing. The grounds of this converted convent are beautiful and make a great stroll. Easy to get to, check in and park.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Dawn G wrote a review Oct 2022
Bobcaygeon6 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful place to stay. The food was great, the staff was friendly. The outdoor pool was cold, we didn’t try the indoor pool. The wine tasting was fun. I wish that we could have stayed longer. A relaxing place.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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BGMNJ wrote a review Oct 2022
New Jersey196 contributions100 helpful votes
The hotel property is housed in a 15th century convent with church, cloister, etc. Its an amazing property to explore. Traditional rooms are located in the main, historic buildings, and more rooms in a more modern setting are in attached newer wings. The newer rooms, where we stayed, are very comfortable, very nice. The breakfast had many hot and cold selections - all very good. Our only regret is that we could not get a reservation in the main, Portuguese dining room. Already full when we arrived. Best to make this reservation ahead of arrival. A wine tasting is included - excellent wines and a good introduction to Alentejo wines. Tours of the campus are also included. Hotel is a few minute drive into historic Evora.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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TwofortheRoad wrote a review Sep 2022
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We loved this unique hotel. The wedding chapel is amazing. Staff was very friendly and it was immaculate. Evora was a wonderful place to tour:cathedral, Roman ruins, shopping street and cafes. The Chapel of the Bones and the Nativity displays were stunning.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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FAFNAR wrote a review Sep 2022
Chicago, Illinois27 contributions11 helpful votes
This hotel is one of the nicest places I have ever stayed in my life. The food was excellent, the grounds delightful, the pool and spa very relaxing and the rooms lovely. I would love to stay here again for a long, quiet break.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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PRICE RANGE
$148 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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convento do espinheiro, a luxury collection hotel and spa, convento do espinheiro heritage hotel
LOCATION
PortugalAlentejoEvora DistrictEvoraCanaviais
NUMBER OF ROOMS
92
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Frequently Asked Questions about Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Centro Histórico de Évora (2.9 miles), Museu Nacional Frei Manuel do Cenáculo (2.8 miles), and Igreja de Sao Francisco (3.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Botequim da Mouraria, Taberna Tipica Quarta Feira, and Restaurante O Templo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Canaviais.
Are any cleaning services offered at Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.