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Reviewed 31 May 2021 via mobile

Incredible experience in this former convent 5 star hotel. Everything and I mean everything is first rate, meals, service etc. It’s setting, the decoration, the retained church and cloisters are unique. The Michelin standard meals in former cellar and its own wine label and wine tasting are not to be missed. Great pool and chill out gardens. We will be returning soon.

Date of stay: May 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Filipa Oliveira, Other at Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest,
Thank you so mcuh for having chosen Convento do Espinheiro and for your wonderful review. We are truly deligjted that you enjoyed your stay at this unique property which we are so proud of and hope to have the chance of welcoming you back very soon.
Kind regards,
Filipa Oliveira
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Reviewed 18 May 2021

This is an oasis near Evora. Staff is excellent, the bed is amazing. It's peaceful, quiet and the food is AMAZING. I will miss jogging around the hotel during early morning, seeing wild rabbits and birds. My daughter had a blast with the pool, playground. My husband could work during our stay. PERFECT VACATION!

Date of stay: May 2021
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Filipa Oliveira, Other at Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2021

Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for having chosen Convento do Espinheiro for your recent stay in Évora and for your wonderful review. We are so happy to learn that you and your family enjoyed your experience at this unique property which we are so proud of and we hope to have the chance of welcoming you back soon.
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Reviewed 12 October 2020

The Hotel and facilities are exceptional. Beautiful and a great place to rest, enjoy some history and see Evora and surrounding areas. Staff was exceptionally nice and competent. The old monastery is worth a visit on its own. Unfortunately, during our stay, the Hotel organized a wedding ceremony with more than 100 people which is illegal during the COVID-19 restrictions set in place in Portugal (gatherings of more than 20 people are not allowed, neither are bars and discos allowed to have live music and dancing events). The hotel advertises the "Clean & Safe" seal from the Portuguese tourism board, but this was clearly a breach of the requirements for that seal. During a portion of the ceremony, wedding guests were roaming the public areas of the restaurant, bar, lounge, corridors, wine cellar areas, maskless and speaking loud. Part of the wedding was in the monastery cloisters where a band played and guests were drinking and singing loudly, which is completely illegal during the pandemic, even in a partially outdoors location such as the cloisters. Not only did this wedding create a huge potential for a super-spreading event, it put all the remaining guests and employees at risk. We would definitely not have gone to this hotel had we known such events were organized there during the pandemic.

Date of stay: October 2020
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Filipa Oliveira, Other at Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2021

Dear Guest,
Thank you for having chosen Convento do Espinheiro and for taking the time to evaluate your stay.. We regret however that not all aspects of your experience lived up to your expectations. We do in fact posses the Clean&Safe seal and thus our events comply to the safety regulations which in this case limit the number of attendees to the capacity of the space used for the event. However, we agree that unfortunately some guests did not comply with the rules, and therefore our team was obliged to approach guests individually, regarding their behaviour. We are sorry about the discomfort caused and we may assure you that all aspects of safety are taken very seriously by our team. We hope that despite this unfortunate particular situation we may have the chance of welcoming you back to Convento do Espinheiro.
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Reviewed 7 October 2020

Beautiful hotel, the public spaces in this hotel were beautifully renovated. Great staff, the Divinius restaurant was also very good and we enjoyed the immaculate pool area. The Covid restrictions did not impact our stay at all, very safe and secure.

Date of stay: September 2020
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Filipa Oliveira, Other at Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2021

Dear Guest,
thank you for your preference and for your wonderful feedback which we were delighted to read.
We hope we may have the chance of welcoming you back soon to Convento do Espinheiro!
Kindest regards,
Filipa Oliveira
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Reviewed 30 September 2020

A beautiful building and setting awaits. Fabulous gardens and open spaces with good facilities, especially the outdoor pool and surrounding lawn areas.Spacious well proportioned room with beautiful views across the gardens and surrounding farmland. Breakfast was managed well given the current social distancing and other restrictions. All staff were very aware and were extremely quick in politely reminding guests of the need for masks when leaving the dining table in between courses. Restaurant staff were all good, as we have come to expect from fabulous Portuguese hospitality, but every now and then we come across the exceptional and on this occasion that recognition goes to Susana D. Such a lovely, genuinely warm, helpful young lady with the ability to seemingly smile through her eyes (mandatory mask). A real credit to the team at the Convento . The complimentary wine tasting and tour of the Convent were a bonus as was the culinary event that took place during our visit - a truly unforgettable gastronomical experience that just happened to coincide with my wife’s birthday - huge thanks also for the surprise bottle of sparkling wine. Negatives? Very few, the cumbersome ridiculously heavy, awkward patio door in the room. Oh and the door card entry system is utter pants, during our seven night stay our key cards had to be replaced on at least three separate occasions and if you are ever fortunate enough to visit this fabulous establishment you’ll understand why it was so frustrating (distance to reception!) . We hope to return whenever the opportunity arises. Thank you for a great stay.

Room tip: Executive Design rooms very good, first floor to fully appreciate views
Date of stay: September 2020
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Filipa Oliveira, Other at Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2021

Dear guest,
Thank you so much for having chosen Convento do Espinheiro and for your absolutely wonderful review which has made us so proud. We have made sure also to share your kind words with Susana, who was delighted :-)
We truly hope that we may have the chance to welcome you back to Évora.
With our best wishes,
Filipa oliveira
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