Stayed for 4 nights as part of a wedding party - already planning to return with my partner and then on a "girlie" weekend.
The building is stunning - a mediaeval convent so comes complete with cloisters and baroque staircase. There is even an archeological site accessible from the bar. Outdoor pool is set against a backdrop of part of the ruins. Stayed in room 31 which is at back of property looking out at church of S.Maria (N.B. bells ring every hour.)
Breakfast, which is buffet-style, can be eaten under cloisters or inside. On offer is a full range of food from continental cheese/meats to hot full(ish) English. Special mention of Susana who was smiling at breakfast and still smiling 12 hours later.
Location of the Pousada could not be better - two steps from the castle ruins, church of S.Maria and the old water tower which is now a camera oscura where you can view the town in a 15 minute presentation.
The overall feeling of this hotel is one of absolute tranquility.
- 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