Pousada Convento Évora

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This striking pousada is set in the former S. Joao Evangelista Monastery, a 15th-century building which was constructed over the ruins of a Moorish castle in Evora. Each room is unique, and all are set in the former chambers of the Cannons Regular, featuring superior wood furnishings and a private b...

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This striking pousada is set in the former S. Joao Evangelista Monastery, a 15th-century building which was constructed over the ruins of a Moorish castle in Evora. Each room is unique, and all are set in the former chambers of the Cannons Regular, featuring superior wood furnishings and a private bathroom with bath and shower. The ornate Presidential Suite also offers the addition of romantic frescoed walls and a small private patio. Guests might choose to dine on traditional regional dishes in the restaurant or in the elegant, arched corridors of the cloisters. The city's famous aqueduct is ...

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Check-in starts at: 15:00

Check-out ends at: 11:00

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Fantastic historic building very well preserved

Reviewed 15 december, 2021

The Evora inn was an old convent now restored and converted into a magnificent hotel with excellent rooms and a magnificent patio, as well as rooms overflowing with paintings, tapestries and numerous valuables. It is located in the heart of the city next to the Roman temple, once in it one forgets about transportation and travels all over this city impressed on foot Being central, it is not possible to park in the surroundings, so it will be convenient upon arrival to speak with reception to tell them how to get to the reserved parking that they have It has an excellent restaurant to dine at tables around the historic patio, and enjoy the taste and the view at the same time


Lock down break

Reviewed 2 december, 2021

A few days away after the restrictions of pandemic and covid so where better to be pampered with attention to detail, good food, clean surroundings and pleasant staff and we had it all in spades. What is more that the 2 night stay was excellent value. We would recommend the Pousada of Portugal any time. Pousada Evora is a beautiful building and very convenient for the town and all it's facilities.


Stunningly beautiful old convent

Reviewed 26 october, 2021

We loved staying in what were called cells. I had read that the the rooms were small so I chose a next larger room and it was not small at all. It was perfect. It faced an inside courtyard, which meant it was very quiet and dark. We like to sleep with the window open and it was perfect here. The breakfast was in the cloister area. It felt like eating in an ancient space, with beautiful stone walls, chandeliers to set the scene. Breakfast was excellent, but did not have an egg station. The coffee was not good, however. it tasted like Nescafe. We tried ordering cappuccino, but the taste was the same. The personnel at reception was outstanding, helping greatly us by making reservations for dinner. Parking in the courtyard was free, but the one way street to get out from there was so narrow that our small SUV could only fit through with greatest difficulty and a little scratch. We parked on the street after that to avoid having to pass through there again. A smaller car would be ok.


Poorly managed, under staffed disappointment

Reviewed 25 october, 2021

Despite the best efforts of some lovely staff, and a grand building, this hotel suffered badly from very poor management and serious under resourcing. Our room was dark and cramped and clearly not one of their better rooms, even though we’d booked a superior room over a year ago. The restaurant was not in service for dinner ‘ because of Covid’, despite the fact that every other hotel restaurant in our 4 week stay in Portugal was open, including other hotels in the Pestana group. We asked the hotel to book us two restaurants on our arrival. We had to ask 3 or 4 times over the two days before they were able to do this. On one night, despite there being no dinner service for guests, the hotel put on a banquet for 50 ( non resident) people. This took place in the cloisters around which all the hotel rooms were gathered. The banquet included, cheering, singing, foot stomping, hand clapping and no one could sleep until it finished after 11pm. We raised at the time with the staff who were unable to do anything about it. There was no bar service because there were not enough staff- we had to hunt around the hotel to find someone to bring us a drink. When we checked out, despite having shown evidence of hotel room rate at the point of check in, the hotel tried to overcharge us by 90 euros. When we objected, the hotel said they had lost our confirmation. Fortunately we had kept the confirmation email as well so we could show them additional evidence. When we asked to speak to the manager at 10.30 in the morning, we were told he was’at home’ 30 minutes away. Although the receptionist telephoned him, he would not speak to us on the phone. We subsequently wrote to the Pestana group to complain about the poor service at this hotel, although our message was acknowledged, we are yet to receive any reply. I should add that as we checked out there was a queue of disgruntled guests waiting to complain. Last year we stayed in 3 Pestana group hotels, this year we have stayed at another 3 and standards have definitely declined


Delightful stay

Reviewed 15 october, 2021

I have spent three days, two nights in the Pousada de Evora and it has been a real pause, a real relaxing moment to enjoy the excellent food, the warm and professional touch of the staff and the wonderful surroundings of this unique accommodation. A great delight!