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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Went here for 2 nights as part of our mini moon and it was the highlight of our trip. I cannot recommend it highly enough. From the moment we pulled up to the time we checked out we received incredible hospitality. All of the staff, from the man who valet parked the car, to the manager who came and greeted us, and everyone in between, were amazingly warm and friendly, and extremely professional, competent and efficient.

Luckily we were upgraded to an incredible suite, which had two balconies, one was bigger than my apartment at home with the most incredible views. The building is a 500 year old convent which has had a l new modern wing added. It's absolutely stunning and has an incredible chapel inside. The staff know a lot about the history of the place, which was interesting. There's also a free daily tour. The pool area and ground were so gorgeous and the pool bar there served amazing food and drinks. There is a free wine and cheese tasting every day at 6. We are in no way knowledgeable but we like wine, the sommelier wasn't pretentious and we felt comfortable being there even though we were young and clueless compared to the other guests.

There are a lot of trips and activities which the staff will happily organise for you. The hotel is so beautiful you might want to spend all of your time there! The nearby town of Evora is definitely worth a visit though.

The hotel restaurant food was delicious and we found the bill reasonable. The breakfast buffet was great, the lady Chef made the most delicious omelette I've ever had.

I could rant longer about this hotel, I would love to visit again. I've stayed in a lot of luxury collection hotels and this is my Favourite so far.

Thanks again to the staff, you really made our mini moon special ☺️

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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filipao345, operations manager at Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for having chosen Convento do Espinheiro and for your truly wonderful review which has given us so much pleasure to read. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at this unique property which we are indeed so proud of and I have taken the liberty of sharing your kind words with all our team as I have no doubt that there is no better form of motivation than the satisfaction of our valued guests.
Thank you so mcuh again for your preference and we hope that we may have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Évora in the near future.
Kindest regards,
Filipa Oliveira

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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Not your ordinary hotel and restaurant. Steeped in history with an exciting surrounding. The restaurant is first class. Reservations a must and have a great 3 hour lunch! Very, very reasonable for the high quality and service.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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filipao345, operations manager at Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Dear Guest,
It was a pleasure to read your wonderful feedback! Thank you for having chosen Convento do Espinheiro and for your kind words. We hope we may have the opportunity to welcome you back soon!
Kind regards,

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

What a gem! From the first minute to the last! Pampered! Fantastic staff...all multilingual. Rooms are beautiful, grounds immaculate. On site restaurant is outstanding, for breakfast and dinner. Be careful, or your GPS will take you all over the place except here...watch for signage.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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filipao345, operations manager at Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for your preference and for your wonderful review which we have shared with all our team! We are dleighted that you enjoyed your stay at this unique property which we are so proud of and we truly hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon!
Kind regards,

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I am not a hospitality professional so my feedback is going to be brief; accommodations adequate and comfortable, but what stands out is the SERVICE! Every staff member goes out of their way to ensure that guests needs are ALWAYS met.
Whether it's recommendations for restaurants, directions to your next hotel or changing your room...always with a smile and with the guests needs the priority.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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filipao345, operations manager at Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for having chosen Convento do Espinheiro and for your wonderful review, which has made us so proud.
Since the opening of the hotel in 2005, as well as the beauty of this magnificent convent, one of the most praised aspects of our guests' experience has been the service provided by our young team and we will be sure to share your kind words with all of the staff as we believe there is no better form of motivation than the recognition expressed by our valued guests.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we hope that we may have the opportunity to welcome you back very soon.
Kind regards,

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Our stay at Convento do Espinheiro for the second time was just as good as the first!!!! The staff was friendly, gracious, and so helpful. The front desk staff went above and beyond for us.
This time we spent a little time by the pool. The staff there was so friendly and kind. The wine tastings every night at 6, were appreciated and fun! Loved speaking with the sommeliers.
Breakfast every morning was delicious. There were so many choices. Our room was clean, plenty of space and a great bathroom.
The hotel is conveniently located to so many wineries, hilltop towns, and a very short drive into Evora.
I would definitely come back and stay here for a third time. Thank you again for another wonderful experience

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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filipao345, operations manager at Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Dear Guest,
Thank YOU for having chosen COnvento do Espinheiro and for your wonderful feedback which gave us such pleasure to read. the satisfaction you express, regarding not only the hotel, the team but also this special region is what motivates us daily to do more and better. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope that we may have the pleasure of welcoming you back very soon!
Warm regards,

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