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Situated in Beja's historical centre, in Portugal, this 13th century Franciscan monastery is the perfect combination between past and present, combining the mystical atmosphere of the sacred walls with a range of modern services and amenities. Faro airport is some 147 kilometres away and local tourist attractions include the Beja Castle, located just a 10-minute walk from the property and Rainha Dona Leonor Museum, just a few steps away. The spacious guest rooms feature a romantic atmosphere where travellers can unwind and forget about daily routine. They all have been tastefully decorated wit...More details
Check-out ends at: 11:00
Food & Beveragerestaurant
Pool and wellness facilitiesEnjoy recreation amenities such as an outdoor pool or take in the view from a garden. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, a communal living room, and tour
Business Facilities / FacilitiesBusiness Center
A quite unique experience
Reviewed 19 november, 2021
Superb pousada housed in an old convent, quite luxuriously converted, and situated in the centre of the town. A bit tricky to find, despite having satnav, and the signposting was a bit confusing. Parking is on site at the rear, and there’s plenty of spaces. As you enter you will be amazed at the size of the place. From the reception area you see the two cavernous dining rooms. Quite spectacular. The staff were all friendly and really helpful. We stayed for three nights. Our room was spacious and clean, with a view over the pool and gardens, and a large firm bed. The bathroom, also large, had a full size bath with rainfall shower over it, but the pressure on that was poor. Breakfast was excellent in terms of choice and quality, and was in one of the massive dining rooms. We had one evening meal in there too, which was excellent. However, because of its size, and so few guests, the dining room lacked atmosphere and seemed rather too formal for my liking. Also, the menu was the same each night and I would have liked a bit more variety for the price. The pool was far too cold for me, but my partner had a swim, much to the amusement of a few other guests sitting around. I think they realised we were British!! A thoroughly enjoyable stay and superb value for the price we paid (off-season, I suspect).
Reviewed 1 september, 2021
This is another splendid former religious building turned into a grand hotel. Covid unfortunately meant the restaurant was not open when we stayed. The pool area is a highlight with plenty is shade. They served excellent breakfasts and the staff were very good. Parking was easy and there was plenty of space. Our pool view rooms were very comfortable. We had a very pleasant stay.
Lovely place, delicious dinner
Reviewed 16 august, 2021
We enjoyed our one night stay in Beja at this hotel directly opposite the Police station. There is ample parking round the back (just drive in and leave your car in front of the double gates at the side) and our Junior suite was clean and very comfortable, other than the bed, which was rather too firm and gave me a stiff back. In general, the hotel could do with a little update - decor a little old fashioned and new air conditioners would be a good idea. However its a very well run nice, relaxed family hotel with none of the 5* fuss that can sometimes detract from the other Pousadas. Dinner was one of the best we have had in Portugal, really delicious and we would go out of our way to eat here again. Service was friendly and efficient, with excellent English spoken. Its well worth a stop over for lunch or dinner. The hotel also has a good sized pool which we did not have the time to use and a garden. The reception is situated in what was once the nave of the church and could do with making a little more comfortable - it looks bare and slightly eerie. A few sofas would be a good idea. One other point to make is that the sign outside confused us at first - The sign is not very large and says ' Franciscan' rather than 'Pousada Convento' and we were not sure if we had found the right place. In fact it the main entrance does not even look very much like an hotel from outside and at first we wondered if it might be a Church or working convent/abbey. We enjoyed our stay (other than the hard bed!) and will make a point of returning to eat here again. The chef and his team know their stuff.
Unexpected extreme unpoliteness
Reviewed 15 july, 2021
We arrived at the Pousada around 1pm last July 13th. Me, I suffer from multiple sclerosis, and consequently, a high sensitivity to heat. At the moment of my arrival, I could barely walk even with my stick. We were then informed by Mr Jose Silva at Reception that check-in was not possible until 4pm, and stuck to it and would not give a differente answer. I do not complain about the hotel policies (even less in this pandemic), but given my state, I believe he should have shown some kindness and empathy, and offered some kind of alternative so that I could have some rest until 4pm.
Reviewed 11 june, 2021
The hotel is within a converted convent, with many of the historic features intact or restored, and a few modern additions (Pool and air condition come to mind). It is one of those special places you'll remember not because of the hotel being amazing (though it is very good), but because of the building breathing history.