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Pousada Convento de Belmonte

Convento de Belmonte Serra da Esperança, Belmonte 6250-073 Portugal
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Set on the slopes of the Esperança Mountain, at just over 1 km from the town of Belmonte, the birthplace of Pedro Álvares Cabral, the Pousada Convento de Belmonte results from the renovation of the former Nossa Senhora da Esperança Convent dated 13th Century.Inside, the chapel and sacristy have been converted into a lounge and bar a good example of the harmonious blend of historical architecture and modern construction and comfort.The Pousada hotel has preserved the Monastery’s heritage intact, included amphitheatre architecture layout in the pine woods on the slopes of Esperança Mountain, and stunning landscape with views over the Cova da Beira region and Estrela’s Mountain. Guests can use this historic luxury hotel as a base for exploring the many historical monuments is the region, including the castle, the burial vault of the Cabral family, the Jewish Quarter, as well as the natural beauty and folk traditions of Serra da Estrela (Estrela´s Mountain), one of the Europe’s most important natural reserves.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Banquet room
Fax / photocopying
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Flatscreen TV
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Family rooms
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English, Portuguese
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BrianML wrote a review Sep 7
Bolton, United Kingdom867 contributions244 helpful votes
Stayed here one night on our way down to the Algarve. Finding it is not easy, although there are plenty of pousada signs to the top of the hill, along narrow tracks. Plenty of under cover parking spaces. Very welcoming staff, who showed us to our bedroom on the first floor. Great room with a balcony overlooking the surrounding hills and valley. Plenty of power points and good bathroom. Strong air conditioning and solid WiFi. There is a lovely outdoor swimming pool and plenty of terrace chairs to admire the views. We sat on the balcony before breakfast, to see the sun creep up across the valley. Breakfast was fine, if a bit slow, due to Covid restrictions. Plenty of choice. Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Danielle wrote a review Jun 2020
United States1,275 contributions536 helpful votes
The Pousada Convento de Belmonte is a complete hidden gem and offers a spectacular restaurant as well (wrote a separate review). We stayed in the Frei Octavio room which was incredibly spacious and just stunning. The whole Pousada was decorated well and kept true to it's original architecture with all of the stonework. There are plenty of nooks and sitting areas to escape to if you're looking to sit around and enjoy the hotels offerings. There is also a small bar on site, again completely made out of stone. We enjoyed our breakfast which was a nice spread and the all of the staff were extremely polite and helpful to work with during our stay. I actually wish we had chosen to stay here longer than what we did as we thoroughly enjoyed it. There is pool onsite, we did not use it given it was late November but would be nice in the summer months. If anything, the bathroom (shower specifically) in the Frei Octavio room could use an update. The bathroom was dark and shower was even darker and definitely a step up to get into. Otherwise the room was spectacular.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Carol R wrote a review Apr 2020
Toronto, Canada105 contributions11 helpful votes
This pousada is a gem. If you’re looking for a relaxing comfortable historical place to stay near the Serra de Estrela mountains or a base from which to visit Monsanto, Sortelha, Trancoso....this is it. Inside the building (a former convent) there are many cozy places to sit to read, play cards, sip a drink or just enjoy the ambiance. The breakfast was good and plentiful buffet style in the area off the main dining room. We enjoyed a lovely meal in the dining room both nights. Pricey but worth the splurge. They served their Crème brûlée in a stone. The cod was outstanding. We stayed in a Superior Double room (Frei Gabriel) with a balcony that had a stunning view over the countryside and the Serra da Estrela mountain range. The room is large and the beds are comfortable with a nice bathroom. Staff were gracious and warm. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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keentraveler20 wrote a review Feb 2020
Caledon, Canada64 contributions29 helpful votes
If you are looking for a quiet retreat this is your place. So many little books to sit in and read. It must have been fabulous when it was opened 20 years ago but is looking va little dated and the grounds need a little TLC however the staff are lovely and the room really comfortable. The restaurant food was a little bland and heavy but typically Portuguese. The breakfast was lovely. Loved our stay here.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
RI_world wrote a review Feb 2020
Pawtucket, Rhode Island131 contributions27 helpful votes
Beautiful setting overlooking the valley. You can sit on your balcony and, as your eyes adjust to the dark, see multitudes of stars. Great patio to have a drink at the end of the day. The rooms are comfortable. Breakfast with many choices. Wonderful venue. You just have to remember that you are choosing historic (a great choice, in my opinion) over slick.
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Date of stay: April 2019
$85 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pousada Convento de Belmonte
Which popular attractions are close to Pousada Convento de Belmonte?
Nearby attractions include Senhora da Boa Estrela (3.6 miles), Museu dos Descobrimentos (1.1 miles), and Museu Judaico de Belmonte (1.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Pousada Convento de Belmonte?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Pousada Convento de Belmonte?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Pousada Convento de Belmonte?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Pousada Convento de Belmonte?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pousada Convento de Belmonte?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vallecula, Soadro do Zezere, and Restaurante da Pousada Covento de Belmonte.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pousada Convento de Belmonte?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Pousada Convento de Belmonte?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pousada Convento de Belmonte?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Pousada Convento de Belmonte?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Pelourinho de Belmonte (1.2 miles).
Does Pousada Convento de Belmonte have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.