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Pousada Convento de Vila Vicosa

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Algarvia, Portugal
Reviewed 13 April 2014

We spent one night here making use of the incredibly good-value spring offer. Bed and breakfast for us both for under 70 euros. It is a fabulous building right next to the Royal Palace. Rooms are very comfortable if a little cold at the time. Staff were helpful and cheerful. Breakfast was good - but ask for coffee from the...

Thank Steve R
Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Great facilities and staff allow myself and family to enjoy a great weekend. Enjoy friendly Recepcion, large bedroom for 3, excelent breakfast and lunch, friendly staff, enjoy a afternoon in front of large firewood at the enormous living room. Based on old monastery, near a Royal Palace we feel living like kings. :) Would like to come back soon!

1Thank RRMarques
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2014

A historic pousada in a pretty town, the hotel is housed in a converted convent, immediately adjacent to the residence of the last king of Portugal (visit by guided tour, in Portuguese, only). The pousada is well signposted and easy to find, and makes a good base for exploring the small town and surrounding area. There is plenty of parking...

1Thank SherwoodSal
Dalgety Bay, Dunfermline
Reviewed 13 January 2014

A huge convent next to the Ducal Palace, sympathetically converted into a hotel. Lots of marble from the local quarry. All the staff were friendly and helpful. Our room was an adequate size and had the weather been nice we would have enjoyed our little balcony. It was cold and rainy while we were here but the hotel was warm...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 29 November 2013

This lovely old convent has been converted into a wonderful hotel. There is so much history within these walls adorned with frescos inside little alcoves, but the sun-drenched halls opposite the cloister were my favorite. The windows are covered with wooden shutters and the sunlight streaming through them creating shadows was very appealing to me. The second floor room we...

Thank AppleSpice
Surrey, England
Reviewed 11 October 2013

We have stayed in a number of Pousadas in Portugal over the past few years and Vila Vicosa is one is the best. We were made very welcome by the staff as soon as we arrived a given a guided tour on the way to our room. We were on the first floor which included a roof top balcony which...

Thank mrm54
Reviewed 16 September 2013

We arrived at the Pousada after driving from Lisbon and found it eventually after asking directions from a nearby hotel. We were shown to our room by the reception manager without much conversation even though we tried. The room (a suite) however was lovely and spacious, with an outside area overlooking the rooftops. The Pousada itself is very special, with...

Thank Tortoisetheterrible
Castelo Branco, Portugal
Reviewed 20 August 2013

very close to the historical monuments in Vila Viçosa, that anyone must visit. the food at the restaurant is very good and the staff is excellent. the water in the pool was a bit cold for me. not a five star hotel, actually a 4 star hotel, but very nice. the breakfast was good.

Thank pbk6000
Reviewed 9 July 2013

We stayed 2 nights in mid June. We booked a break that included breakfast, dinner on one night and a bottle of fizz with fresh fruit in the room. The room and whole building is stunning as is the setting, next to the Ducal Palace. The greeting at reception and the service from virtually all of the staff was excellent....

Thank DurhamSpartan
Monroe, Connecticut
Reviewed 5 July 2013

The hotel is adjacent to a stately palace, housed in a former convent. The rooms surround a courtyard/cloister, with a well tended formal garden w/ outdoor pool to the back. Understated luxury pervades the premises. A relaxing experience! The charges are in line w/ the least costly pousadas, which makes this hotel an outstanding value.

Thank RSD2001

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He Pousada de Vila Vicosa, opened in 1996, is installed in the historical centre of this Alentejo city. The Pousada is found in the old Convento Real das Chagas de Cristo (The Royal Convent of Stigmas of Christ) ordered built by D. Jaime, the forth Duke of Braganca in the sixteenth century. D. Jaime ordered the building of this religious house to serve as Pantheon for the Ladies of the House and to welcome his daughters from his second marriage who could not decently marry. Through the years some legends became associated with the Pousada. Ever since the mythical presence of the last mother superior, who still watches over by the convent, the attempt to build a direct passage to the Paco Ducal, which lies next to the Pousada. It is believed that the frescoes of the building were written by Cecilia of the Holy Spirit, poet and painter, who worked in the convent until the date of her death in 1723. Staying at the Pousada de Vila Vicosa is a trip to the furthest reaches of fantasies, we guarantee extraordinary experiences. With its themed rooms, staying in this hotel is like sleeping in a museum, where for a moment we are actors in this imaginary world. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pousada Convento de Vila Vicosa

Address: Convento das Chagas - Terreiro do Paco, Vila Vicosa 7160, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Alentejo > Evora District > Vila Vicosa
Price Range: $127 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Pousada Convento de Vila Vicosa 5*
Number of rooms: 39
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“Most of the rooms overlook the central courtyard however there are several supirior suites over lookin the town”
ChrisPostles, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms were quiet overlooking the garden & Pool.”
ovalball13, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had an amazing walk to our room on the firs floor.”
gingerfoxesmum, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Extensive corridors, great courtyards to chill”
grahamjjones, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are spacious and have balconies.”
rosemaryp370, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
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