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Convento de Belmonte Serra da Esperança, Belmonte 6250-064 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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Car hire
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Portuguese
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Shaull A wrote a review May 16
Hollywood, Florida19 contributions6 helpful votes
Great location, Clean, great service, nice rooms, go for their diner (Outstanding), great location for a relax and quiet place, close to the city center, competitive prices, large rooms, free parking on site
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Date of stay: May 2022
oferz wrote a review Mar 2022
Tel Aviv, Israel55 contributions25 helpful votes
Beautiful hotel in an old stone building. Our room, the suite, was fantastic. Located at the old original building, large, tastefully decorated, and has a huge terrace with a view to the valley and the mountains. Just be aware there are stairs inside the room between the living room and the bedroom. Dinners at the hotel’s restaurant were delicious. Staff was friendly and cooperative. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
John and Karen wrote a review Mar 2022
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Very lovely hotel, we really enjoyed our stay, beautiful room and we were lucky enough to have a balcony, staff were friendly and helpful. Lovely swimming pool and sauna and Turkish bath, games room, would recommend to anyone but you really could do with a car although we managed very well without. A big thank you to all the staff there.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
Michael R wrote a review Nov 2021
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This is a very charming converted convent, with interesting stonework and woodwork, in a spectacular location. The staff could not have been nicer and more accommodating. We really enjoyed our meals and drinks at the bar. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone interested staying in staying in the area.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled
Kerry R wrote a review Aug 2021
82 contributions64 helpful votes
Disappointing at best, this restaurant's fare reminded me of country club dining where the place knows it has a trapped clientele and doesn't have to do much to create a dining experience that brings people back. The steak tasted dry and watery at the same time, none of the promised succulence. The wild boar was better, but only one of the four pieces was really rich and not dry and overcooked. The starter of wild mushrooms sauteed in herbs and olive oil was good, but nothing I haven't done in my own kitchen. Our waiter was good, but the person in charge of wine forgot about us twice. Our second pour came after dinner was finished. He forgot about our port and another person eventually brought it to us out on the terrace where we escaped the noise of the dining room. Unfortunately, the dining room was filled with children, which can distract from fine dining. You cannot fault a place for letting families dine; however, though much was made of our proof of vaccination, which I was glad of for covid safety, the dining room was filled with unvaxed kids. Food, service, ambiance, all wanting. Sunset on the terrace with the silhouette of the Serra da Estrella almost salvaged the evening.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Peter G wrote a review Jul 2021
35 contributions13 helpful votes
This hotel really is a hidden gem. Lovely views, lovely pool, beautiful surroundings and staff that aim to please. We have stayed before and decided to stay 4 nights this time. It wasn't long before we decided to make our stay 6 nights !! We will be back again. Well done to the Manager and staff of this hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: All rooms are good. You can pay extra to upgrade
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JPStarr wrote a review Jul 2021
Grand Junction, Colorado131 contributions88 helpful votes
Stayed here one night on our tour around Portugal and absolutely loved the place. Great room, magnificent views over the valley below, friendly and helpful staff and an excellent restaurant. As other travelers have said, this is a true hidden gem.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view over the valley
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Peter G wrote a review Sep 2020
35 contributions13 helpful votes
We stayed 3 nights. Absolutely loved it. Excellent, very helpful staff throughout the hotel. We enjoyed the swimming pool and quiet indoor areas. Carine, on the reception, was especially calm and helpful.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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BrianML wrote a review Sep 2020
Chichester, United Kingdom924 contributions282 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
1 Helpful vote
Danielle wrote a review Jun 2020
United States1271 contributions609 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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Frequently Asked Questions about Pousada Convento de Belmonte
Which popular attractions are close to Pousada Convento de Belmonte?
Nearby attractions include Museu dos Descobrimentos (1.1 miles), Senhora da Boa Estrela (3.6 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.