Pousada Convento Évora hotel or the convent of Evora, historical hotel is set right next to the Roman temple in the centre of Evora
At the initiative of António Ferro, Pousadas were designed to “accommodate visitors and provide them with food in accordance with the style of each region.” in 1941, they are a very typical of Portuguese culture and are not classified by stars as modern day hotels are.
A peaceful temple
Sleep, relax and stroll among the city’s notable Roman relics and discover the many historical landmarks that can give you fascinating insights into Portugal’s past.
This Pousada is absolutely unique in its form and presentation. The days you will spend here will leave behind many great memories which you will always look back on fondly. After all, it is not every day that you wake up to find one of the best preserved sites in ancient history: a Roman temple, mistakenly known by many as the temple of Diana, is situated just outside this Pestana Historic Hotel. The stern presence of these stones, perennial and silent witnesses to the unceasing flow of time, will help you put the hectic and rushed nature of your own everyday life in perspective. It is easy to let time pass more slowly here.
With low doors and high ceilings, this former convent will give you the feeling of relaxation – it has comfortable sofas and appealing armchairs in various places, but also numerous decorative pieces belonging to the state’s cultural and historic heritage. Between vaults, ogives, stairs and doorjambs, stroll along the wrought iron candelabrums and find yourself transported to a faraway time and place.
The old slabs, worn out by years and years of being trodden on by monks deep in meditation, were restored to echo their footsteps. But come in. Come in and a porter will come to help you carry your bags or even help you find a place to park your car. A bar with a roaring fireplace in the winter and a staircase decorated with a huge and impressive tapestry of Arraiolos welcome you to this cosy monastic abode.
Discover the terrace covered by ancient vine which is the perfect place to spend many relaxing hours reading in the cool shade, or perhaps to enjoy breakfast or a romantic dinner. The restaurant in the cloisters with its orange trees is sumptuously decorated with antique furniture and wrought iron lamps that give your evenings a romantic, dreamy atmosphere that makes you feel like you are living in a fairy tale.
Although formerly occupied by a hospital support order, this place doesn’t seem all that ascetic because of its beautifully decorated amenities. But the truth is that the magnificence of Évora’s bush-hammered granite staircases and doorjambs is what makes your stay here so special. These architectural wonders remind you that your presence here is both a unique experience but also something you share with all the people that have already been here before you over many centuries past.
It is no coincidence that the place where the swimming pool and the rest areas are located also harbours the castle’s hidden door that offers a view of its original walls and tower. This constant shift between the past and the present is something that you will come to experience often during your stay. Have breakfast in the former meditation area for monks, or host a private dinner in Diana’s room. The room’s pulpit is historically authentic and has been there all the way back when the convent was constructed. You can also take your meal in the chapter room and treat yourself to a dessert buffet.
If you are looking for a great place to rest and take a nap, the reading area on the first floor terrace is perfect. The details all around you in this place are full of surprises and will make for an unforgettable holiday experience. This former convent will serve as a starting point for an extraordinary journey during which you’ll come to discover all the treasures of Évora – after all, you are staying in an area that has been recognised as a world heritage site by UNESCO. An impressive and unforgettable privilege.
The rooms are the old cells of the monks, and the Evora Convento historical heritage, kept the original design of each cell, whose area varies between 10m2 and 12m2, offering king or twin beds to sleep two people. Prepared to offer all modern facilities of the bathrooms have classic bathtubs and beds respond to current comfort more demanding. The best of both worlds happens when sleeping here: sit into a cell, but know you will sleep in paradise. They are equipped with LCD TV, safe, mini bar, air conditioning, telephone with the outside, hairdryer, wireless internet.
The family superior rooms are different rooms each other, having a room with 10m2 and fourth 14m2. Superior Family of 4, there is one superior who has not separated from the bedroom room where the main feature is the fact that a typical traditional fireplace in the center of the room. All rooms can take up to 2 extra beds. They have an area of 21m2. They are equipped with LCD TV, safe, mini bar, air conditioning, telephone with the outside, hairdryer, wireless internet.
The suite rooms are different from each other, having a living room that varies between 12m2 and 19m2 and bedroom 20m2. All can take up to 2 extra beds. One of the suites has as main feature fresh painted on the ceiling. They are equipped with LCD TV, safe, mini bar, air conditioning, telephone with the outside, hairdryer, wireless internet.
The suite Dom Rodrigo de Melo has room (19m2) separate from the bedroom (11m2) with king bed. The main feature is the fact that he painted frescoes on every wall of the room, original Convent of times. It has LCD TV in the living room and bedroom for added convenience. They are equipped safe, mini bar, air conditioning, telephone with the outside, hairdryer, wireless internet.
Prices start at 150, discounts available.
Pre reserve with us and we will react fast with lowest available rates and available rooms, please mention your preferences if you have any. We do not use booking engines but take your reservation personally, which guarantees best price and rooms.