Convento Do Espinheiro, A Luxury Collection Hotel & Spa Non Refundable
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Fascinating for its history, authentic for its charm, Convento do Espinheiro, Evora has given life to a 15th century convent, considered a national monument where important nobles have outlined the history of Portugal. Luxuriously restored, Convento do Espinheiro gains a new synergy with the city of Évora, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and is only one hour away from Lisbon.
A total of 92 elegantly decorated rooms, including 6 suites, select your favourite atmosphere and choose between a modern decoration inspired in the ´50s or a room in the 15th century convent. Their common denominator is comfort and refinement. A true taste of the Portuguese heritage, the 34 deluxe guest rooms at the Convento do Espinheiro, Évora offer an exquisite combination of luxury design and comfort that is expected from a Luxury Collection Resort. Deluxe rooms are available in a selection of three distinct views - Deluxe Garden guest rooms offer a private balcony with breathtaking views of the resorts garden and court areas, Deluxe pool view overlooking the splendid pool and garden areas as well as the local landscape.
Explore the heavenly flavours of Alentejo gastronomy. The Divinus Restaurant, an ancient wine cellar, offers its guests the essence of local cuisine with a hint of sophistication and refinement. We invite you to embrace the exquisite local wines at our wine bar, originally a Gothic water reservoir dating back to the 15th century. The magic of Alentejo cuisine is in its use of simple and indigenous products, to create meals where the pleasure of eating is akin to cultural homage.
Book accommodation at Convento do Espinheiro and begin your collection of unique experiences with a guided tour of the historic Convent followed by a tasting of the magnificent Alentejo wines in our gothic wine cellar, in the company of our Sommelier.
Guided tour starts at 5pm and wine tasting at 6pm.
This is valid for bookings until 31/10/16 and starts 26/12/15 for bookings for any duration of stay.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Total Rooms Number: 92
- Non-Smoking throughout the hotel
- 24 hour front desk
- Lift to all Floors
- Air Conditioned Public Areas
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
- Mini bar
- Room Service 24hr: Yes
- In Room Safe
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Housekeeping (daily)
- Parking at Hotel Free: Yes
- Indoor Pool Free: Yes
- Outdoor Pool Free: Yes
- Treatment Rooms
- Jacuzzi Free: Yes
- Tennis Free: Yes
- Sauna Free: Yes
- Steam Room Free: Yes
- Gym Free: Yes
- Name: Evora Station
- Distance: 5 kilometres
- Name: Lisbon Airport
- Distance: 130 kilometres
Bar and Restaurant
Breakfast served from
- Saturday/Sunday: 07:30
- Monday to Friday: 07:30
Breakfast served to
- Saturday/Sunday: 10:30
- Monday to Friday: 10:30
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Nearest Rail Name: Evora Station Distance: 5 kilometres
- Nearest Airport Name: Lisbon Airport Distance: 130 kilometres
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 967 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Stay Date: 06/2017, new_world_travellers wrote this review.
We stayed 2 nights at the Convento and it was absolutely superb. The hotel is amazing and is worth visiting (they organise for guests a small guided tour each day at 5pm). The pool was superb and the breakfast was really good. The staff was friendly … See more
We stayed 2 nights at the Convento and it was absolutely superb. The hotel is amazing and is worth visiting (they organise for guests a small guided tour each day at 5pm). The pool was superb and the breakfast was really good. The staff was friendly and efficient. Highly recommended. Collapse
Stay Date: 06/2017, Jammydodger wrote this review.
Upon arrival at the hotel the checkin was swift and efficient. The staff were friendly, offering welcome drinks. The interconnecting rooms were a good size and overlooked the pool. They are well furnished. Elemis bath products are a nice touch. The d… See more
Upon arrival at the hotel the checkin was swift and efficient. The staff were friendly, offering welcome drinks. The interconnecting rooms were a good size and overlooked the pool. They are well furnished. Elemis bath products are a nice touch. The downside was no Nespresso machine, no stocked minibar and no pay per view movies. The bathroom is nice with a big shower and a tub, and the beds are roomy and comfortable. The grounds of the Hotel are fabulous. The Chapel is breathtaking, you can feel the history of the place which is amazing and sets the hotel apart from soulless modern 5 star hotels. The best parts of the stay were the complimentary wine tasting each day at 6. It was really very enjoyable and well run, with a 3 wine selection each day with cheeses, bread and oils. The main Hotel restaurant though expensive is very nice. The rooms architecture really has the wow factor and the food, service, staff and wine list are second to none. The pool area is very nice, quiet. If you have children like mine you may find yourself a little conscious of the noise they make. Its not a great choice of hotel for children as there are no childrens services and although the staff are friendly, its not really a family hotel....more for the more discerning, mature guests there to relax in peace and taste wine. The Aqua pool bar is a huge disappontment as there was no staff member there to run it....You had to call 0 at reception to ask them to send a bar tender, who did arrive after around 20 minutes. This is below par for a 5 star hotel. In addition, the food is incredibly overpriced and below standard. It was 16.50 Euro for a club sandwich which we requested without the bacon, and which they couldnt do, as the food came "pre-prepared'. I think this is too pricey and inflexible for a Pool Bar in a hotel such as this. Another cous -cous salad, (again at 16.50) was inedible and we sent it back. The waiter however was apologetic and after requesting he agreed to deduct the cost from our bill. The Spa was a huge disappointment. The Spa reception was unstaffed for the whole 3 days of our stay, and although the Spa itself is very nice and clean, the steam room and sauna did not function for the duration despite enquiries being made. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay, however a few things could be improved to make the place a treasure. Collapse
Wow...serene, peaceful and pious
Stay Date: 06/2017, Mae-and-Abdulla wrote this review.
You can't help but feel like you are surrounded by angels in this hotel. Built in 1445 as a monastery it was converted into a hotel about 10 years ago. As you walk in the hotel there are masterpieces of paintings and statues all around and history ev… See more
You can't help but feel like you are surrounded by angels in this hotel. Built in 1445 as a monastery it was converted into a hotel about 10 years ago. As you walk in the hotel there are masterpieces of paintings and statues all around and history everywhere. A wine tasting event every night at 6, a library, a church, a bar, a walking path in the gardens, a swimming pool and a spa and so much more...it is definitely a perfect place to place relax, unwind and leave your troubles out! Collapse
Lovely respite outside of Evora
Stay Date: 05/2017, Palencia1 wrote this review.
This former convent is a lovely respite in the hassles of traveling. Pool located in gardens complete with rabbits (!), wine cellar, spa and rooms with balconies offering relaxing rooms of the countryside. Restaurant food and service very good.
This former convent is a lovely respite in the hassles of traveling. Pool located in gardens complete with rabbits (!), wine cellar, spa and rooms with balconies offering relaxing rooms of the countryside. Restaurant food and service very good. Collapse
Best Choice in Evora
Stay Date: 05/2017, Geoffrey E wrote this review.
This may be my favourite boutique-style hotel even though it's large, it's intimate and lovely. We spent 3 nights here and I would have wanted more. Property / Room: The property is beautiful, inside and out. The setting is bucolic and serene. T… See more
This may be my favourite boutique-style hotel even though it's large, it's intimate and lovely. We spent 3 nights here and I would have wanted more. Property / Room: The property is beautiful, inside and out. The setting is bucolic and serene. The courtyard is peaceful, the pool is quiet (except for the kids), the public spaces are well maintained. The chapel is beautiful. The room is less luxurious than the property itself, but we did not have a suite, so that may be something to consider. We did have a patio and the only issue was that the air conditioner cuts out once you open the patio door, so you can't wait outside for the AC to cool your room down. This is not so bad as actually, the air conditioner doesn't do very much. We had it set to 23 degrees for sleeping, but it never got below 25; so we asked at the desk and the maintenance guy came and said to turn it all the way down so we did, but it never got below 24 ever. We were there pre-season, so I'm not sure what happens when it gets over 40 outside. This is my only complaint with this property and despite this, I would stay there again in a heartbeat! bathroom was good, bed was comfy, chairs OK - the room was a bit overstuffed, but again, I think a suite would solve this issue. Food&Beverage: We had lunch and one dinner in the bar - The Cloisters. Service and food were both good. The menu is geared to tourists (burgers, sandwiches) and I would not recommend the pasta. I had to go to find a server for lunch, but we were past the normal hour, so that's fine. The dinner server was very attentive despite having a full house. Breakfast in the restaurant was inconsistent - the first morning the woman who was staffing the egg station was terrific - expertly made omelette for my partner and lovely fried eggs for me. The next two mornings, she was replaced by a guy who couldn't crack an egg without getting shells into the pan and broke my yolks both days. I know that this is picky, but really if he's supposed to be able to staff this area he should be better trained. The buffet was very good. We had dinner in the restaurant once. The food was very good, but came quite quickly for this type of place - perhaps they're used to tired tourists who don't want to eat late. Our server Franciso was excellent both with us and with a table of the most particular eaters I've ever encountered at the next table - they were very entertaining. Service At this hotel, I need to break out service as it's own category because it was so exceptionally uniform and excellent. They offer a guided tour of the property at 5PM. Miguel was knowledgeable and entertaining, and his English level is far above what I was expecting to find in Evora - and indeed better than most that we did encounter. He was also helpful throughout our stay and wins my award for Best Hotel Employee on this trip. That is not to diminish anyone else here - the front desk clerk who checked us in was informative and helpful, the sommelier, the bellman, everyone. They also hold a brief wine tasting at 6PM which I recommend to try some of the wines that they have on offer. Do show up on time though, it starts at 6 and ends by 6:15 - 3 tastings, some bread and olive oil, that's it. Over the three weeks, this was my 2nd favourite place in Portugal and I would love to return one day for a full week. Collapse
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