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Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa

Canaviais, Evora 7005-839 Portugal
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Evora, Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its romantic environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa makes it easy to enjoy the best of Evora.

Rooms at Convento Do Espinheiro, A Luxury Collection Hotel provide a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

In addition, while staying at Convento Do Espinheiro, A Luxury Collection Hotel guests have access to room service and a concierge. You can also enjoy a pool and free breakfast. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Convento Do Espinheiro, A Luxury Collection Hotel.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as University of Evora (2.2 mi) and Silver Water Aqueduct (2.2 mi), guests of Convento Do Espinheiro, A Luxury Collection Hotel can easily experience some of Evora's most well known attractions.

Evora has plenty of Italian restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Ristorante Pizzeria L'Italiano, Pizzaria Horta Évora, and Pane & Vino, which are serving up some great dishes.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Anta Grande do Zambujeiro (Évora) (1.2 mi) or Church of Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro (1.0 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

Whether you’re travelling for business, pleasure or both, Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa is sure to make your visit to Evora one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Tennis court
Children's playground
Secured parking
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Soundproof rooms
Room service
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
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Xander wrote a review 17 Sep
Edinburgh, United Kingdom59 contributions101 helpful votes
This a very unique and beautiful hotel in a former convent. It’s about a 10 minute drive outside of Evora. Our room was large and nicely decorated in a period style, but with large modern TV and chromecast. The bathroom was spacious and beautiful. We did have a bit of an issue with the air con; even at full blast the room was very warm throughout the night, which did impact our sleep. We had planned to eat in the Olive restaurant (pizzas etc) but this was closed on the day of our stay. Instead we ate in Divinus, which was lovely (if a bit pricey). I recommend the soufflé! We used the indoor pool and spa facilities, which were excellent. There is also an outdoor pool and tennis court. The hotel offer a complimentary tour and wine tasting, however when we turned up at the time for the tour were simply sent to the wine tasting, so I was a bit disappointed we missed out on hearing about the building. The wine tasting was enjoyable though!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Pop up to look at the church inside the hotel - it’s stunning
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Jennifer D wrote a review 08 Sep
Hong Kong, China12 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed here for two nights and despite arriving and discovering that we were booked for a month later the staff were extremely helpful and good natured and arranged a lovely room for us - thank goodness they had space! We had our breakfast in our room and it was very good but quite simple. Lovely juices. As it was a special occasion the hotel kindly had a bottle of sparkling wine in our room which was a lovely touch - and they included a personal note. The pool area is exquisite with lots of green area around it and sweeping countyside as far as you can see. We found that the drinks and extras were expensive but the service was very good. The surrounding town of Evora is worth a look with some very historical features but unfortunately we were there during Covid times so everything was pretty quiet and a lot was closed. We found a fantastic little street with a long line of tapas restaurants and had a gorgeous local green wine, and a red, along with some delicious meats and exceptional bread from the locality. Magnificent oysters too! The surrounding town is not so picturesque and the drive from the hotel to the town is pretty sparce but when you are inside the walls of the old town it is quite beautiful. It would be nice to see it full of people and music and activity. We ate in the hotel restaurant - Divinus - the food was fabulous and the servies very good. The atmosphere was a little lacking but the setting was beautiful I think it is also because it was almost empty and quite a cavernous space. Great food and wine though. Beautiful risotto!!! All in all a lovely stay with exceptional staff. I wish we had done the wine tasting and the tour of the convent but we were very comfortable in the room and too lazy. Maybe next time.
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Date of stay: July 2021
paula c wrote a review 04 Sep
Atlanta, Georgia721 contributions299 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our stay and found the property to be lovingly restored. The rooms were large and comfortable and we found the property great to explore. The pool area, restaurants and the grounds were all excellent, take the time to go to the library.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Neil M wrote a review Aug 2021
Edinburgh, United Kingdom13 contributions28 helpful votes
Another superb stay at the Convento do Espinheiro. We had a Design room, which we requested having had one a couple of years ago. The food in both restaurants was fabulous with a sumptuous breakfast each morning. Magnificent grounds to wander about in with an old water wheel sending water to the garden. Lots to do in the surrounding area. We know Evora well so gave it a miss this year but went to the border hilltop towns of Elvas and Monserraz. Both well worth it, an hour from Evora. Will be going back to the Convento next time in the Alentejo.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Maria1965Pereira wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution
We stayed for the 3rd time and enjoyed every moment. Very clean, personnel is very professional and the whole ambience takes us back to the origins of the convent. Chapel is beautiful. Dinner in Divinus restaurant although expensive lived up to our expectations. The whole experience was very relaxing and will return.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Enough Parking available.
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US$157 - US$242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Centro Histórico de Évora (4.7 km), Museu Nacional Frei Manuel do Cenáculo (4.5 km), and Muralhas de Évora (4.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Botequim da Mouraria, Taberna De Santo Humberto, and Taberna Tipica Quarta Feira.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.