We stayed for a week at the pousada in a standard room. First impressions were good, with friendly staff letting us check into our room early. Staff were able to provide good restaurant recommendations (Brisa do rio, o patio and bica - we tried all and all served good Portuguese food) and advice on trips and a map of the town. Poolside area is very nice, plenty of loungers and parasols, although it could become crowded later in the afternoon. We felt overall though that the pousada was not fulfilling its potential - it is possible to have drinks by the pool and lunch, but trying to find a member of staff to provide the right menu (there is a light snacks and poolside menu if you search long enough) and actually provide service was very difficult, especially at lunchtime, when some days no staff could be found without having to go and ask at reception. There were lots of staff at the pousada, but they always seemed to vanish when you wanted to find one. There seemed to be missing a commercial and service side to the hotel that you would get if you have stayed in hotels in Asia.
Clean, modern bedrooms
Good central location
Quiet and relaxing pool area
Friendly and helpful staff (when they could be found)
Tavira overall was a lovely town for a week visit, some good bars and restaurants, friendly locals and short transfer from Faro airport. We would recommend the pousada if you were looking for a more boutique type hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pousada de Tavira is set in the 16th-century St. Augustine’s Convent and is just a few minutes walk from the Roman Bridge over Gilao River. All of the rooms in this central Tavira hotel overlook the courtyard or the hotel’s pool garden, while some have balcony. Each has a private en-suite bathroom with tub and hairdryer. Guests can relax under shady umbrellas on the poolside sun loungers. A daily breakfast buffet is offered in the dining room or in the courtyard outdoors. The restaurant serves delectable local and international cuisine for lunch and dinner. Ilha de Tavira’s white beaches are situated just 15 minutes’ drive from the Pousada. Excellent golf opportunity is offered by Benamor Golfe Course, 7 km away. Plenty of restaurants are found near to the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pousada Convento Da Graca Tavira