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Pensao Residencial Policarpo
Ranked #19 of 26 Hotels in Evora
Reviewed January 26, 2013

This is a lovely pension in the old part of the fascinating town of Evora. The hosts are very welcoming and the building is fascinating. we were there in January and both Evora and the pension was bit cold .The room itself was well heated. it woud be absolutely lovely in spring or autumn. Pension has bonus of free parking,free internet and reasonable(for portugal) breakfast. overall very good value.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Charming accommodations in an historic building in an historic town. The hosts were very helpful and friendly. They gave us excellent directions around town, site seeing recommendations for the surrounding countryside, and local restaurant recomendations. The hotel is inside the city walls, so all of the sites and many excellent restaurants are within walking distance.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

Stumbled upon this hotel on a rainy December night. It's not luxurious but it is very cool and a good value. Our room was reasonably big, clean and charming. The old building is really interesting, breakfast was good and the staff was very nice. The receptionist in particular was really sweet and helpful with recommendations and coordinating returning our rental car and switching over to public transit.

Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

If you want to stay in a place with old town atmosphere, then this is the place. Quite an old building transformed in a nice hotel. In the heart of old town is very close to the main attractions and you can simply walk around sightseeing and going to local restaurants where you can find good food and wine for very reasonable prices. Do not expect a fantastic room, it is simple, old furniture, but that is what you expect to find in these places. The price by the way is very reasonable and the service is very friendly and personal. Kids might not like it, it is for couples of all ages. There is parking at the back, but entrance is in another street in th back of the building, If you have a car go directly to the parking's address. The main hotel's entrance is in a very narrow street and you may find yourself in deep trouble depending on the size of your car.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

If you are after a typical bland hotel with standard facilities then don't come here, but if you prefer excellent value with charming and most helpful receptionists in a building of character and huge history, with clean and somewhat basic facilities, then this is for you. Yes there is a roman pillar and a slit for firing arrows in reception, wonderful vaulted ceiling in the breakfast room, and some of the en-suite bathrooms are also fairly historical. The friendly receptionists go out of their way to make your stay as enjoyable as possible, and the breakfast buffet has lovely fresh rolls and the usual selection of fruits, yoghurt and cereals, with unlimited coffee. There is a computer for guests, and wifi if needed. The rooms are very clean, if a little tired, and our beds were totally comfortable, though the pillows were indeed a bit lumpy. Finding and booking on trip advisor was the easy part, but it was almost miraculous that we were able to navigate the one way system of cobbled streets to Policarpo without a map! It is really well situated centrally and once the car was parked in the private car park the city is easy for walking. We enjoyed our stay and would certainly come back !

Room Tip: The ensuites 101 to 104 have wonderful vues out to the South east
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

A really beautiful location for sure and the breakfast was descent but the beds were very uncomfortable. The pillows were the lumpiest pillows I have ever slept on and I have slept on some bad pillows. Seriously they need to replace them.

Room Tip: If you do decide to come here anyway, make sure you don't have a room facing the street, as you...
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

It may not seem the most beautiful hotel, but there is something special in its atmosphere... The hotel is in 17th-century building and you can actually feel it!
The rooms are little (our was) and simple, but still very clean and comfortable.

It's located right in the Old Town of Evora, although a bit difficult to find. Room rate includes breakfast. Free hotel parking is a great bonus for those travelling by car, as there is limited parking space in the Old Town.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Pensao Residencial Policarpo

Address: Rua da Freiria de Baixo 16, Evora 7000-898, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Alentejo > Evora District > Evora
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Evora
#11 Luxury Hotel in Evora
Price Range: $80 - $217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pensao Residencial Policarpo 4*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
PENSÃO Residencial POLICARPO occupies a building dating from the end of the 16th century, which was in earlier times the manor house of the Counts of Lousã.This noble house has an imposing principal façade which faces south, and thus offers an impressive panorama over the Alentejan plain.On the other side, the house opens on to a small patio, giving direct access to the reception.A very visible architectural feature is the fact that the house bestrides the ancient Roman wall.These elements, together with the fact that the Counts of Lousã’s manor house has provided hotel accommodation for over 70 years under the direction and management of the POLICARPO family, who has always emphasized a familiar ambiance and conviviality, based on the authenticity of this special place. ... more   less 
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