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Hotel Sao Joao de Deus

#3 of 5 Hotels in Elvas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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... More 

Thank Lewis_the_Barman
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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... More 

Thank MaryBarryJackdon
Camarillo, California
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.... More 

Thank JustCruisin11
Valley City, North Dakota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

We recently spent 4 days visiting World Heritage Elvas, a tranquil city with a fascinating history. We stayed at Hotel Sao Joao de Deus, inside the city walls and had a great time exploring--the center is compact and one absolutely cannot get lost! We were able to have numerous encounters with local citizens, who were uniformly friendly and helpful. The... More 

Thank AlwaysTravelling737
Talavera de la Reina, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

It's a nice hotel, staff were very pleasant and kind. The location is very good, it's easy to get to the most interesting sights and restaurants of Elvas. Brekfast with bread , eggs, fruit, cereals, milk, coffee,cold meats, infusions..... The rooms are confortable, roomy and quiet. The building is ancient , it was an original convent and hospital later. There... More 

Thank Jose G
Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Historic hotel along the old city walls. Room was very comfortable with an amazing bathroom. The restaurant was not open for dinner so walked down the street for a good meal. Breakfast was pretty good.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Hidden in part by ramparts of the old fortification and festooned with flowers and beautiful shrubs this is an ideal place to stay. Its history goes back a couple of hundred years when the building was originally used as a hospital run by Friars. The rooms are extremely large and well furnished and the hotel itself is an excellent place... More 

Thank al0mnus
Medford, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Tried to pay at check in but the receptionist told me to go park the car because he still needed to enter my data in the computer. Once I parked and carried the luggage to the room I gave him a 100 Euro bill to pay the required 70 Euros. He left to try and get change. When he came... More 

Thank Lusitanopuro
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

There is a charm factor to this place, even if the hall carpets show a bit of wear, The room was big and atmospheric and the bathrooms was huge. There is a walkout veranda onto the ramparts of the city, on which olive trees are growing. Good location just inside the walls of town.

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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • 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 Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Hotel Sao Joao de Deus

Address: Rua de Joao de Quintal, 1 | Largo São João de Deus No 1, Elvas 7350-200, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Alentejo > Portalegre District > Elvas
Price Range: $74 - $99 (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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