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Hotel Sao Joao de Deus

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#4 of 5 Hotels in Elvas
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06/11/2017 06/12/2017
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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely nothing wrong with this hotel. It is in a historic building. The room was large and rather dated. The staff was actually very helpful recommending restaurants. The location also seemed pretty convenient.

Thank Todd N
Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautifully restored 17th century convent within the walls of Elvas, just a few miles from Spain. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Worth paying a few extra euros to get one of their better rooms - still an absolute bargain. Breakfast was just fine, the room and bathroom were spacious. Beautiful furniture. Lovely patio with a small garden adjoining the...

Thank joao243
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed February 9, 2017

We stayed here recently and found the hotel and the room lovely. The only issue we had was finding a place to park. The Hotel is just inside the city wall where there is small square with several roads leading out of it and a very limited space to park. I left my husband in the car and went into...

Thank sharaz
Reviewed January 7, 2017

Clean room and spacious bathroom. One point of improvement in the bathroom: should have central heating also because it could become quite cold in comparison to the temperature of the room! The restaurant does not serve meals except breakfast which is quite average but one can find fresh fried eggs and fresh bread.

Thank Maria João S
Reviewed September 30, 2016

I do not want to give up this hotel. The building is very unique and pretty. The problem that the service was not good. The person in the reception was far from being polite or efficient - He was not nice at all. The day after, there was another one who did not speak English at all. The breakfast was...

Thank nadi O o
Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Very nice historical hotel, with precious antique furniture well restored and very well kept, without overburdenig the space; rooms are clean And spacious, so their bathrooms, it is a place to visit even if u decide not to stay!

Thank Cristina c. B
Reviewed June 3, 2016

The hotel is in a fantastic location on the walls of the fortifications of Elvas and has ample secure parking that does not need negotiating the narrow streets of the town to get to. Our room was huge with a huge bathroom and was very well appointed. The hotel was spotlessly clean and a feature for us was the garden...

Thank albanytraveller_10
Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 2, 2016

Your options to stay inside the walls are very limited, really I would give this hotel a 3.5. The location and building are excellent, both reflecting the history of the region. However my impression is that it is resting on it's laurels because it could do so much better. We had a room with a terrace and great views. The...

Thank Lewis_the_Barman
Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

This hotel is lovely, but it is advertised as having a restaurant and swimming pool. If the restaurant is closed for dinner, and the swimming pool is also closed, you should tell your customers when they book. Lovely rooms, nice grounds, nice breakfast, but overall a bit of a letdown. Yes, it is quiet in April, but your customers expect...

Thank MaryBarryJackson
Camarillo, California
Reviewed April 13, 2016

This hotel is built into the old wall of the ancient city, right at the entrance. The room and bathroom were very clean, and the room was spacious. The lobby and hallways were elegant, and the very old place is well preserved. Our room overlooked a wonderful courtyard filled with orange trees and more of the wall in the background....

Thank JustCruisin11
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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Hotel Sao Joao de Deus

Address: Largo Sao Joao de Deus | Largo São João de Deus No 1, Elvas 7350-200, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Alentejo > Portalegre District > Elvas
Price Range: $61 - $542 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Sao Joao de Deus 4*
Number of rooms: 56
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Ask for a room not facing one of the two main streets”
JustCruisin11, Apr 13, 2016 | Read review
“Balcony. Essential. Indoor room look grim”
564MarkH564, Sep 15, 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a courtyard facing room with a balcony”
alanmicpro, Dec 19, 2014 | Read review
“Try 201 -204”
Yegodsandlittlefish, Sep 20, 2014 | Read review
“Don't stay on the ground floor. It was a bit musty as we walked through and the rooms we saw were dark.”
erk42, May 26, 2014 | Read review
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