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Pousada Convento Arraiolos
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Arraiolos
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Lisbon, Portugal
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45 reviews
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“Long weekend with family”
Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Spent 3 nights with husband and children and came back with mixed feelings. Staff is excellent: go out of their way to help you in anyway they can and make sure you have a wonderful stay, especially the front desk staff. However they seemed to be few for the size of the hotel. For instance, if we were at the pool we would often have to go across the hotel to the bar to find someone to serve us a drink. The facilities are wonderful and the view is unbeatable. If you want a relaxing weekend this is the place to come. Pool is very nice too, with a smaller one for children and plenty of lazychairs and shades. Restaurant was ok. Breakfast was good on Sunday but started loosing quality as the week progressed and there were less people at the hotel. On our last day there weren't even any scrambled eggs or bacon, only a few slices of cheese and some left over slices of the home made cake I was so impressed about when it was first presented... 2 days before! Location is also very convenient if you want to do some sightseing with children (monte selvagem and fluviario de mora are both about a 30 minute drive), go out for dinner or lunch (Alpendre in Arraiolos is a must if you like "migas" and not at all expensive; estremoz and evora close enough and lots of choices). Would I go again or recomend it? Probably yes but would keep expectations low on the breakfast.

Stayed July 2013
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Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

Ideal setting for peace and quiet and getting away from it all. Very helpful staff especially for guests with special needs. Restaurant a little expensive, but good quality. Plenty of variety in buffet breakfast. Room a little small, but good views of countryside.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Ille-sur-Têt
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

As I have already pointed out somewhere else, last november we took a brife tour os Portugal. We stopped for one night at this beautiful and extremely well renovated and decorated Pousada de Portugal, with a fantastic mixture de modern and old. The service is very good and the meal at the restaurant was superb, above all because of the two attendants. I strongly recommend.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Toronto
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

If you enjoy excellent modern design contrasting with remarkable historic character in a country setting you will enjoy this Pousada. There were very few customers at the end of October 2012 so we enjoyed the solitude. The restaurant was excellent for breakfasts and dinner. Staff were attentive and well trained in hospitality. The nearby town of Arraiolos is picturesque and pleasantly void of tourists, within a 30 minute walk. Town and country in beautiful balance. Evora is worth a visit, only 10 minutes away by car. The grounds with their remote chapels and meditative places were inspiring.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

A perfect if remote venue for winding down 20km from Evora. Rooms are a bit soulless especially those that face North.
Restaurant was being upgraded so can only comment on Breakfast room which lacked atmosphere.
Food ok if unspectacular.
Policy of charging €3 for in room water and €4.50 for a small tin of Pringles at odds with value for money deals being currently promoted.
Staff very friendly.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

This was one of four pousadas we stayed at on a recent tour, and a place it would be a pleasure to return to. Arraiolos is a small town and the hotel is a kilometer or two out into the countryside, so you should probably count on eating and drinking 'at home' in the evening. The bar will prepare a (rather basic) sandwich if you had a substantial lunch somewhere and just need a snack after you get in. Architecturally this is a great blend of restored convent (including an in-house church, unusually blue-tiled throughout) and a stylish modern wing with sun terrace and pool. We stayed in the old part (cheaper?) but our room had been adventurously revamped: it was interesting in design, had two separate spaces as well as a huge bathroom, was peaceful, comfortable and very appealing, and looked out over a very large courtyard. Just great. This is a good centre for trips out, handy for the motorway but not too near it, should also be OK for walks and cycling, and has pretty extensive grounds where horse-riding seems to be on offer. Probably a good place to do nothing whatsoever except laze around, come to that.

Room Tip: Old building, top floor, looking towards new wing: quiet, convenient, good value.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Leipzig, Germany
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

We had the pleasure of staying here for a friends wedding. Amazing venue. A great building that has been tastefully renovated. The rooms we large and well finished with a great view. We found all the staff to be excellent and happy to help with and requests. We would have liked to stay for a bit longer, it feels like a great place to sit back and relax in.

It represents great value for money in comparison to other European hotels.

Hope to get back one day.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Pousada Convento Arraiolos
Address: Pousada de Arraiolos - Nossa Sra. da Assuncao, Arraiolos 7040-093, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Alentejo > Evora District > Arraiolos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Arraiolos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Pousada Convento Arraiolos 4*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Pousada de Arraiolos, Nossa Senhora da Assuncao, is situated in a sixteenth century convent presenting itself as an example in the art of recovery of historical buildings which combine traditional features with the concepts of modern architecture. The union between tradition and modernisms is celebrated in this Pousada with innovated luxury. During the middle ages the convent served the local evangelistic population. With the restoration into Pousada, the austerity gave way to joy, the simplicity of comfort and to penance to life's pleasures. Staying at this Pousada is a fantastic pretext for getting to know the town of Arraiolos, whose cultural heritage is world renowned, through its carpets which are a true work of art of tapestry. Guests of the Arraiolos hotel park for free on location. The centre of Arraiolos is 1.2 Km from Pousada de Arraiolos, Nossa Senhora da Assuncao, and 25 km from Evora. ... more   less 
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