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“Feel the peace on a monastery”

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Monasterio de San Francisco
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Palma Del Rio
Lisbon, Portugal
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22 reviews
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“Feel the peace on a monastery”
Reviewed June 28, 2011

Lovely place to stay, old cells were changed into rooms but we can still feel the peace inside, the water falling in the fountains and in the pool. Good breakfast but dinner was expensive and not worthwhile even though the restaurant was awarded a prize. The swimming pool was amazing but a little bit dirty. A good place to stay between Sevilla and Cordoba. Make sure to visit the castle at Almodover del Rio on the way to Cordoba and Medina Al Zahara.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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New York, NY
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Reviewed June 20, 2010

We stayed at the Monastery for one night. We drove there from Cordoba on our way to Seville. We drove there at night and had a difficult time finding it in the dark, but eventually stumbled onto the sleepy town of Palma Del Rio and found it. When we got there, the hotel staff said to us, "you know about the parade tonight?" We did not and it was already 11pm, so we were like "huh?" We settled into our room which was nice. The best part was the bathroom which felt as big if not bigger than our room, with marble, a nice two person shower and a separate bath. The room was ok, nothing special, the bed was comfortable and we had extra blankets at our request. At midnight, the town came alive with a parade that included 2 or 3 marching bands, fireworks, and church bells going till 2AM. The parade was for a religious ceremony and culminated at the church connected to the monastery. We found the whole thing fascinating and reveled in the culture and fun. Other patrons that were trying to get some sleep were not as pleased. The grounds are really beautiful and the reading rooms and chill out places in the monastery were pretty cool. We did not have the opportunity to try the restaurant, but looking at the menu it did not look like our cup of tea. All in all it was a nice stop and something a little different from the norm. My wife did say that while we were there she felt very paranoid about ghosts, but that is for you to decide. I did not see any myself.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed October 25, 2009

Stop for night on routr to Toledo, Nice town and rooms where great. About an Hour out of Toledo.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Sunnyvale
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Reviewed October 8, 2009

We spent 2 nights at Monaterio as part of a week long group bike ride. I'm a Californian, and so staying in the place where the monks were trained prior to leaving to build the missions is simply amazing.
The grounds are beautiful, the pool is OK, it's clean and the rooms are spacious. Pillows weren't my style. Pools are cool in Spain-they're cooled by forcing the water through underground pipes.
We had delicious breakfasts in the morning and a nice dinner as well. Oh, get a cappuccino in the 'living area'-yummy!
Apparently Orlando Bloom stayed here while filming a movie---

  • Stayed September 2009
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North Petherton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 9, 2009

Stayed at the Monasterio de San Francisco for one night as a stopover from Cordoba to Ronda. Compact reception area, efficient check in. Room was indeed very large and the bed wasn't two matresses zipped together, however, the pillows were terrible, thin and lumpy. We explored the grounds and whilst there was a pool, found it sorely lacking and in need of a clean. The gardens are set to vegetable patches and I trust the produce is going to be used in the hotel - thumbs up for that. Back to our room, the en suite bathroom was in what I assume to be traditional in style and a little basic for my liking. Plenty of hot water but insufficient light - hubby couldn't see to shave properly. Fabulous aperitifs in an ante room which I take it is the bar when the hotel is busier. Set dinner was lacking in choice and disappointing as was breakfast which was dull, dull, dull. There is very limited secure parking available at a fee of €8 the alternative is parking on the roadside. Also be aware that 'recorded' bells chime up to midnight and from seven (or that's when I first heard them). There was no mobile telephone coverage in the hotel or grounds.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed March 27, 2009

We stayed for 1 night in this hotel as part of our cycling country tour. It was our favourite small village hotel of the whole trip. The rooms are very clean & large, although the lighting isn't too bright. The hotel has been kept looking as it has for hundreds of years, but it doesn't feel tired. It has a few beautiful courtyards, a large pool & garden & the location is fine for wandering through the village.
The breakfast buffet was tasty, although small, I think that, that was because we had arrived late for breakfast & our friends had devoured most of it :). I would love to go back & visit this hotel & area of Spain.

  • Stayed September 2008
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Marbella, Spain
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3 reviews
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Reviewed August 28, 2006

Enjoyed a very pleasant stay in this hotel. The pluses are that it has maintained its character as a past monastery with various antiques, frescos, furnishings, etc. Room was fine and fairly well appointed. Bar/lounge set in impressive room, lovely gardens / orchard, pool and courtyards. Lots of places to find a quiet corner to read a book or contemplate the sorroundings. Service friendly, helpful and personal. Located in town centre near local amenities, bars, restaurants, etc, which there are a few. Good access by car. Minuses -Not many except that the bar food menu was limited leaving you with the a la carte menu from the restaurant which was pricey, minimum staff made the place feel a bit deserted at times (but this didn't affect service), and the hotel lacked a lift to some of the rooms which could cause obvious problems for pram pushers like us or the disabled. However, these drawbacks did not affect our overall enjoyment of the hotel.

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  • Tips/Secrets — There are nearby restaurants which are fine for meals outside. Also a supermarket very nearby to buy bottles of water, etc, if needed.
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
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Property: Monasterio de San Francisco
Address: Avenida Pio XII 35, 14700 Palma Del Rio, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Cordoba > Palma Del Rio
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Palma Del Rio
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Hotel Class:3 star — Monasterio de San Francisco 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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