This converted convent (you can still see where the stairs are worn by nuns' feet!) still has the hushed atmosphere of a place of holy people, yet its rooms are large and airy with big comfy beds and well-appointed bathrooms.
Its situated on the edge of the wall of the town and is very convenient for a walking tour to take in the sights such as the cathedral and the amazing aqueduct which is right nearby.
There's barriered parking off-road - great if you're touring like we are.
The breakfast was adequate although uninspired - could be improved with more fresh fruit and a better range of cereals. And a bit of imagination. Nonetheless, the staff were helpful - we were advised to visit a great restaurant last night - the Adega Regional - and we were presented also with a big map of the town, clearly marked although, for some reason, only in French! Nonetheless, easy to get the gist.
Then, the biggest surprise - on the roof is a garden, complete with olive trees and two swimming pools! The views up there are stunning and there are sun loungers where you can kick back and enjoy a rest.
All in all, a good stay in a lovely spot - the town is well worth a visit and this is a really good place to stop over.More
- Free parking
- Breakfast included