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Imani Country House
Ranked #1 of 20 Evora B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfect retreat from cities!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Beautiful grounds, architecturally interesting room, comfy bed and best of all, Sarah, the manager who was available 24/7 with a big smile, always ready to make a recommendation or a reservation or just tell you about the area and what Portugal has to offer. Breakfast was good (fruit, meats, cheese, yogurt) but we were there during the week so did not have a chance to eat dinner at the Amani. The Megaliths are nearby, as is Evora. Our only suggestion is for the rooms to have coffee pots, especially since breakfast is not served until 9:30a.m! Afterall, the rooms do have a stocked mini bar with cheese and crackers.

Room Tip: WE had the larger, end room. I think it was a junior suite. I'm a very light sleeper and was a b...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank PatandBobM
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Lisbon, Portugal
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

What good taste! A mix of rustic and design makes a genuine "monte alentejano" a most pleasant hideaway for a peaceful retreat.
The beds could be slightly softer and I was not lucky to have tried the restaurant as the "chef" did not make it the weekend I was there. But still I cannot but praise the place and the people there.
Lovely main pool. The second pool is a bit small and shallow but still makes a lovely spot around the estate.
The bar/terrace is delightfully comfortable with a sweet hammock for the long afternoon naps in the heat.
Many thanks for a lovely few days!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Pedro G
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012 via mobile

Excelent Interior design, modern and rustic. Two swimming pools for 7 suites it's amaizing. The natural surrounds are Very rare at Alentejo.
The staff and owners are very professional and nice.
I stayed suite 1, huge space, very hi sealing, good bed and AC.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jv25091975
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Brussels, Belgium
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

No doubt about it, this is a beautiful and unique place. We recently spent 5 days at the
Imani with our two small children. After the hecticness and noise of our hectic urban life this hotel offered a much needed respite, with only the noise of nature and the two donkeys! We enjoyed waking up smelling the pine trees and walking out to green on all sides. The place is simply stunning, well renovated and very well decorated with all sorts of quirky details!

The hotel only has a few rooms, and two pools. It has a limited lunch menu of salads and wraps, quiet average actually. The staff is great however and will recommend and book restaurants for you in the evening. Breakfast is included, and again OK...nothing overwhelming with all products (including the croissants, i.e. not fresh) from the discount supermaket Liedl (I recognised the brands).

What spoiled the experience for us was the fact that the owners who live on-site for part of the time - and use the hotel areas, including the pool - do not seem to take any interest in their guests. I have no problem with seeing them out and about but they need to make sure to speak to their guests. For Instance, on the last day I saw the owner as I was leaving our room....I was amazed at the fact that he did not offer his help with the luggage or enquire after our stay! They made us feel
Iike we were imposing in "their" house (we were the only guests at the time). This attitude spoilt the experience for us...Oh and we also found an old Penthouse under the bed which makes you wonder how well they clean!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank 72Travelbug
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Parma, Italy
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2012

Imani Country House is a jewel, an unexpected corner of Paradise in the inner Portugal, very close to the magic city of Evora.
Everything at Imani is simply 'perfect', starting from the welcome (at the reception they speak a very good english, quite unusual thing in Portugal) up to the rooms, where every single detail is clearly the result of an accurate choice, driven by an undisputable 'taste' and sense of beauty.
Breakfast and lunch are served in a living room where again you can breath the tradition of that place, that used to be a fram in the past.
the only 'risk' is that you go there to stay one day and one night, but then you would like to spend the rest of your holidays there!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank simona t
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Warwickshire England
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

Imani is delightful from the moment you arrive - warm welcome, beautiful surroundings and rooms which are both very comfortable and creatively furnished. The owners and staff were all friendly, kind and really helpful. We hadn't planned on eating there but as we were there at the weekend took advantage of dinner - small menu - very well cooked and accompanied by some great wine. Although the restaurant isn't open on Sunday, they were happy to give us a meal from the snack menu so we could watch England being beaten in the Euros! We would love to have stayed longer - a lovely place to wind down as well as see the delights of Evora. Would highly recommend and would love to return.

Room Tip: Junior suite - room 6 was large and airy with such quiet air conditioning, we hardly noticed it.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank JuliaParsons
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Lisbon, Portugal
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71 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2012

i spent new year in evora with the kids and everything was great
people were very nice , the suites are very cozy, and the place is amazing
the new year party they arrajed was really nice w champagne, food and late supper very well served
we really enjoyed it

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank barbara l
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Property: Imani Country House
Address: Quinta de Montemuro, Evora 7000-223, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Alentejo > Evora District > Evora
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Evora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Imani Country House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Imani country house is 60 minutes away from Lisbon, 10 minutes from Evora and 2 minutes away from the Cromlech of Almendres, one of most important megalithic monuments of Europe. It is located in a unique in Alentejo, with antique gardens, lawns and a centenarian cedar forest. Five suites and two rooms with areas from 35 to 80m2. Breakfast is served until noon along with the daily newspaper. Imani has also magnificent swimming pools and a restaurant that serves delicious lunches, brunches and dinners. ... more   less 
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