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Imani Country House
Ranked #1 of 21 Evora B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Lisbon, Portugal
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167 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Perfect retreat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

Awesome staff! When we arrived, they received us with umbrellas helping carying the bags, guided us throughout the property and always helpful. One of the days I got a call from the receptionist asking if I needed a restaurant book in the city or an earlier breakfast for the next day (and we did!). Also, the owner received us like she was another staff member, with such sympathy and as it was valentine's weekend, we were presented with a great chocolate cake with ice cream.
This was the best staff I've ever seen, by far.

Talking about the property itself, it's huge with a lot of orange trees where we park the cars under and its oranges are used to make a great orange juice for the breakfast.
As it is far from the city, that's super calm (and just 7 rooms) and the landscape is great. We can even see Evora (15km) from there. They also have two donkeys, sheeps and a cute cat that loves to be rubbed.
The location is great.It's just 10 min from Evora and about 1 hour from Lisbon.
The design is very countryside themed with vintage objects, posters, furnitures, etc.

The breakfast is very good and vast in options.
The wifi is also very good with strong signal.

And everyday, after the room clean, we always had a chocolate waiting for us on the bed.

Room Tip: If you're coming on winter, bring a jeep, pick-up, etc. because the road can be challenging afte...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

Am so glad that we chose Imani - wonderfully restored horse stables but so eclectic in design that they could be anywhere. We got a wonderful welcome from Sara and were delighted to be upgraded to a suite. Loved loved the design of the hotel. Only 7 rooms and so well thought out. The chef is awesome and does a delightful job of the snack list. It was very cold during our stay and we made the most of the fireplace in our suite. Lovely breakfast - got peanut butter ! Very nice selection too of breakfast goodies. Loved my cafe! All in all blissful. The owners come during the weekend and make an opportunity to speak to their guests - loved that ! Inspires me to open a hotel - alas !

Room Tip: Book a suite if u can. Lovely it is
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

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property if you are looking to experience the calm countryside. We were welcomed by Sara the friendly hostess. This amazing property has 5-6 rooms/suites overlooking the orchards of orange. It is very well kept and serves delightful snacks if u r not upto a 10 mn drive for lunch/dinner to the enchanting Evora town. The rooms have high ceilings and a lovely view. A must visit on this side of Portugal.

  • Stayed November 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Imani is a gem, a hidden away but perfect place to get away spot. Beautiful scenery, beautiful renovations and furniture, and just the best vibe. Truly an escape.

Since our visit, my now husband and me have been desperate to return. The owners are fabulous, the fresh squeezed orange juice a close second.

Go, go, go. We couldn't recommend Imani any more highly.

  • Stayed October 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at Imani. From the moment of arrival untill departure they really do everything to make you feel welcome and at home. Sarah did a fantastic job. We had a wonderfull room (3), breakfast is great and the location is fantastic! If you plan to visit Evora and region stay here, it was a pleasure.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Linho, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

A place where you can see a dark sky at night, without nobody and nothing disturbing you. Great rural location, great room, clean and pretty. Service and owner were outstanding. An experience to repeat. Personaly (because I have some background on this topic) the pool was too much alkaline.

There was something that I loved, the so called "Honest bar" policy: Great service and impact.

Room Tip: Room nr 1 is plenty of space and pretty
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

Imani Country House is very quietly located on a large, beautiful property covered with fruit trees, cork oaks, olive trees, etc. just outside the small village of Guadalupe, near Evora. To get to the house, you will have to leave the asphalt road, so you may have some trouble finding the location, but you should be fine using the GPS coordinates. Imani is located on a small hill from where you have a nice view of the city of Evora, which is about 20 minutes away by car. Just near the property are located two important ancient megalithic sites with prehistoric monuments, certainly worth a visit!

Upon arrival, we were welcomed by the ever friendly and helpful Sara, taking us round the house for a short tour and offering us some refreshing home made lemonade. Nice! One immediately notices everything about this place breathes rest and peace. The owners, and all of the staff are really friendly and respecting of your privacy. The house itself is a beautifully restored old country house, and the property around it is really magnificent. Just take small tour and you will keep discovering surprising stuff...

We had booked one of the larger two room suites, and judging on comments from other guests, all the other rooms seem to be very spacious as well. Our suite was very nicely decorated and the bathroom had a clean, modern look. All rooms have a separate terrace, which is of course very nice. There is a large, pleasantly decorated common area for breakfast (starting at 09:30 until noon!), dinner (only available on Friday's and Saturday's) and amusement (snooker, DVD, books & newspapers). Even though you probably want to visit Evora and the wonderful surrounding Alentejo area, all accommodation is available to spend a relaxing part of the day in and around the house. There are two beautiful pools, one of which has a lot of shadow and is specially suited for younger children. Upon request, a snack or a light lunch can be ordered throughout the day.

Actually, it’s very hard to find anything about this place that was not to our full satisfaction. Considering the rather high price we paid for our stay, and being really critical, we would have to say we would have appreciated just a little more effort in keeping our room free of small flies and mosquitoes, but after all we are in southern Portugal, right? Also, we found the price for a bottle of prosseco wine from the “honesty bar” somewhat exaggerated.

In general though, I would recommend Imani as a great place to stay if you want to relax in peace and enjoy the many attractions of the Evora region.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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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 21 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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