This was our second stay, this time with friends.
It is a comfortable, well established hotel in an older but renovated building in a very convenient location for wandering around historic Evora. It is is a pedestrianized little street (but beware the odd vehicle!) and has 5 parking spaces nearby next to the cathedral (Se’) and for which a small charge is usually made. Getting there was difficult this time due to building work closing the main access and the signs sent us around very tiny streets, but we arrived safely. A good tip for finding it is to follow the signs to the Roman temple, as it is just beyond this and below the cathedral.
The staff are welcoming and will help with luggage, especially helpful as it is rather a rambling building and some rooms are on the second floor. Thus it may not be suitable for those with mobility problems, though our friend who uses a stick managed fine. We have stayed both at the front and back of the building and had no problems, but this time our friends who were at the front, like some reviewers, experienced considerable noise outside till 5 a.m. Hotel staff have protested to the Police to little effect.
The rooms are well fitted and comfortable, have A/C, Wi Fi, TV including English language news, and thoughtful and modern bathrooms. Most rooms on the first floor are larger and correspondingly more expensive.
Breakfast is very pleasanrt and is the usual Portuguese buffet of fruit and cereals, breads, cold meats, cheeses and delicious jams with tea and coffee.
Evora, an UNESCO Worldf Heritage Site, has a history back to Roman times and which can be explored in museums and the graceful buildings. It has a cathedral, a convent now a pousada, an university, lovely squares and little roads to explore, and city walls. It is in the Alentejo, the big grain growing area of Portugal and so has expanded into a larger more modern city.
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- Also Known As:
- Residencial Riviera Évora
- Residencial Riviera Hotel Évora