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 925 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Amazing hotel and spa
Stay Date: 04/2017, S G wrote this review.
This is a beautiful hotel, in a building that was previously a convent. You can still wander through the chapel, visit the wine cellar, or have a lovely drink in the bar. The spa is glorious, with a good range of services, and lovely, attentive sta… See more
This is a beautiful hotel, in a building that was previously a convent. You can still wander through the chapel, visit the wine cellar, or have a lovely drink in the bar. The spa is glorious, with a good range of services, and lovely, attentive staff. I had the best massage of my life here. And the caiparinhas by the outdoor pool are amazing. Can't wait to come back. Collapse
Stay Date: 04/2017, Marta M wrote this review.
The pool bar should be working full time with food, meals and beverages in April, when it's so hot outside. There must be a catering service there, by the pool. Breakfast should be served outdoors in the gardens or arcades, because it's beautiful to… See more
The pool bar should be working full time with food, meals and beverages in April, when it's so hot outside. There must be a catering service there, by the pool. Breakfast should be served outdoors in the gardens or arcades, because it's beautiful to have a meal with sun light and the setting is stunning. Apart from that the place is beautiful and the service is beyond: friendly, super helpful. The rooms are big and surrounded by frogs and birds chanting. I would just suggest to add some more trekking paths... because nature here is beautiful. Collapse
A stunning place to stay with fantastic staff
Stay Date: 04/2017, Isdyl wrote this review.
Convento do Espinheiro is a a former Convent situated about a five minute drive from central Evora. It is an amazingly beautiful building which has been converted to a peaceful and stunningly beautiful hotel. The rooms are set out with antique furnit… See more
Convento do Espinheiro is a a former Convent situated about a five minute drive from central Evora. It is an amazingly beautiful building which has been converted to a peaceful and stunningly beautiful hotel. The rooms are set out with antique furniture and we had a massive and very comfortable bed, vaulted ceiling, chandelier, huge amount of space. The kids had their own bedroom as we had a suite and the staff had done a fantastic job of making it perfect for them with separate good sized beds. No expense had been spared on the bathroom, and the shower was one of the best I have seen with inch thick marble and loads of space. The hotel itself has loads of sitting areas, ranging from small alcoves in the cloisters, to large impressively stunning indoor areas, and courtyards. The pool area was amazing too, and a great place to spend a peaceful afternoon drinking wine! There is an indoor pool also in the large spa complex and kids are able to use it until 3pm. The hotel catered for kids very well, and were very welcoming. There is a decent playground at the bottom of the lawn area with swings etc. For me, the restaurant was the icing on the cake. I had no idea it was going to be as superb as it was, and located in the old crypt the ambience was as enjoyable as the food. It was seriously Michelin class food at a very reasonable price. The kids menu is also excellent and they alway ate it all. We stayed for three nights and had only planned on eating in once, but after the first night eating there we ate there the other two nights also! The wine list is also great, and the sommelier really knows his stuff. I can really recommend this hotel. Collapse
Beautiful Hotel, Create Service Amidst 600 years of History
Stay Date: 04/2017, Mark M wrote this review.
My wife and I found the Convento do Espinheiro hotel during our most recent trip to Europe. This place is everything that I had expected and more. The hotel itself is built in a 600 year old monastery (yes the name is convento, but it was a monasta… See more
My wife and I found the Convento do Espinheiro hotel during our most recent trip to Europe. This place is everything that I had expected and more. The hotel itself is built in a 600 year old monastery (yes the name is convento, but it was a monastary). The property is beautiful and they have preserved much of the original structure, including a church inside where mass is still given. The facility is great and has all the amenities you would expect including a spa, pools, tennis courts, fitness center, bar, restaurant, etc. Upon arrival the check in process was fast and easy. The room was very nice and we had a terrace view over looking the pool and gardens. The room was clean with comfortable beds and a very nice shower, tub and bathroom. They offer a quick tour of the property during which the history of the property is discussed. One sad bit of history is that Napoleon actually invaded the property at one point and his soldiers vandalized the church. Anyway, after the tour there is a wine tasting of several regional wines that was very nice. We made a reservation and had dinner at the restaurant. We had the Chef's menu with the recommended wines. I think it was 4 or 5 courses with multiple wine pairings and the service was great. Cost was about $170 Euros for the 2 of us but it was a very good value for the quality of the food, the service, and the environment. During dinner we had a combination of 3 servers (Andre, Carolina, and Alvaro) that did an exceptional job to make sure that everything was perfect. It is very clear that employees here love what they do and really appreciate the guests. Even the bellman (I think his name was Antonio) was great. I bought a couple of bottles of the mint liquor that they sell here and he took them back to our room and chilled one of them for us while we had dinner. Our purpose for this trip was to have a nice, relaxing vacation in Portugal (just mommy and daddy, kids are home with grandma) and this place was the perfect place to start. Can't say enough about it. You can tell when employees love what they do and they make sure that the experience here is one to remember. Collapse
A great stay in a heritage hotel!
Stay Date: 08/2016, tellatraveltale wrote this review.
The property is a beautifully restored 15th C convent. Our room had the basic amenities like TV, small refrigerator. But strangely there was no complimentary in-room beverage offering for tea or coffee; no coffee maker, coffee, tea, sugar, cups and s… See more
The property is a beautifully restored 15th C convent. Our room had the basic amenities like TV, small refrigerator. But strangely there was no complimentary in-room beverage offering for tea or coffee; no coffee maker, coffee, tea, sugar, cups and saucers, quite a surprise for a Luxury collection hotel. And there was no beer or soda in the refrigerator, no snacks like chips, nuts stocked either. Of course these are the things that you pay for, but at least they are offered in the rooms for convenience. In this hotel, one has to put in a request and then its brought to your room. That is a negative considering the higher prices they charge. Worldwide complimentary tea, coffee is always offered in the rooms. We stayed in the new wing of the hotel as those rooms had a balcony overlooking the gardens. The rooms in the old section do not have a balcony and have one small window for the rooms. From the inside both rooms look identical. We needed natural light hence chose the room in the new wing. But the bed mattress was very comfortable probably one of the best ones. The bath was spacious and had a shower area and a separate tub as well. The bath products were from Elemis. There were bathrobes, house slippers provided too. The staff was very courteous and helpful. The pool area was beautiful, there was an indoor pool too, the gym had two treadmills and an elliptical machine. The hotel did have a spa as well. The breakfast spread was huge. There were made to order omelettes, breads, pancakes, pastries, cereals, yogurts, cold cuts, smoked salmon, local cheeses, tea, coffee and sparkling wine. They had a complimentary wine tasting in their cellar included in our stay. That was a very enjoyable event with some good wine offered for tasting. Overall a very nice hotel near the quaint town of Evora. The hotel is about a 10 min drive by car to the town. Collapse
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